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Southeast Missouri State University

October 2, 2001

MINUTES OF ACADEMIC COUNCIL

APPROVED:  11-6-01

Present:
Cathy Roeder (Sarah Cron), Rusty Curtis, Fred Janzow, Martin Jones, Gerald McDougall, Chris McGowan, Cheryl Brown (Wes Mueller), Michael Parker, Phil Parette, Linda Schoonmaker, Randy Shaw, Jane Stephens, Georganne Syler, Nicholas Tibbs, and Shirley Stennis-Williams.

Guests:
Nancy Blattner, Verl Pope, and Sue Sheppard

A.        Minutes of September 4, 2001.  Upon motion of Chris McGowan and seconded by Gerald McDougall, minutes were approved unanimously.

B.        Action Items

      1.   Center Renaming:  (Council members were provided with a handout consisting of Randy Shaw’s memorandum regarding Center Renaming dated September 4th, 2001.)  Since this agenda topic had been tabled at the September 4th meeting of the Academic Council, Linda Schoonmaker moved to take the Motion of Center Renaming proposal off the table; Randy Shaw seconded the motion.  Council members were provided with a handout consisting of Randy Shaw’s memorandum regarding Center Renaming.    Rusty Curtis moved to approve the center renaming to Technology Resource Center, and Martin Jones seconded approval. Shaw answered questions and comments of the Council.  After discussion of the Council, Chris McGowan moved to substitute the motion on the floor with a new motion to approve the center naming to Polytechnic Resource Center instead of Technology Resource Center, and Rusty Curtis seconded the motion.  Upon vote all voted “aye” with one abstainer to the vote, Randy Shaw.    The motion to rename the center Polytechnic Resource Center was approved.  Chris McGowan moved to revise his motion to state that the Council accepts the title, Technology Resource Center, if the Board so approves; Fred Janzow seconded the motion.  Upon vote all voted “aye” with one abstainer to the vote, Nicholas Tibbs.  The motion was approved.

      2.      Proposal to Drop the Human Service Administration Option and Criminal Justice Option of the MSA Program:  Michael Parker made a motion to approve the Proposal to Drop the Human Service Administration Option and Criminal Justice Option of the MSA Program; Gerald McDougall seconded the motion.  Parker explained the proposal and answered questions and comments of the council.  Upon vote all voted “aye”.  The motion was approved.

      3.      Masters Degree in Higher Education:  (Council members were provided with three handouts from Sue Shepard consisting of (1) Class Offerings for Master in Educational Administration: Higher Education, (2) Masters Degree in Educational Administration: Higher Education, and (3) CBHE’s Proposal Form completed for Masters Degree in Educational Administration: Higher Education – Master of Arts.)   Phil Parette made a motion to approve the Masters Degree in Educational Administration: Higher Education proposal; Shirley Stennis-Williams seconded the motion.  Sue Shepard explained the proposal before the council, and questions surrounding “options”, “emphasis”, “advising tracks”, and “areas of focus” were discussed.  Since clarification of these terms was unavailable, Martin Jones moved to table the proposal until the next meeting; Nicholas Tibbs seconded the motion.  Upon vote, the vote was 9 “aye” and 2 “nay”.  Motion passed.  In lieu of a deadline with the Board of Regents for presentation of this proposal, Provost Stephens called for a special meeting of the Academic Council on October 8th for further clarification of the above terms and discussion/approval of this motion.

4.      Educational Specialist in Counseling Proposal:  (Council members were provided with a handout from Verl Pope consisting of “CBHE’s Proposal Form completed for Counseling Education - Educational Specialist.)  Randy Shaw made a motion to approve the Counseling Education - Educational Specialist proposal; Shirley Stennis-Williams seconded the motion.  Verl Pope presented the proposal and answered questions and comments of the council.  A large topic of discussion surrounded “advising tracks”.  Nicholas Tibbs made a motion to change the advising tracks to options in the proposal. (No second to the motion was made.)  Since further clarification of several issues in the proposal (i.e., advising tracks, and transcription on students’ permanent records) were requested by the council, Chris McGowan moved to table the proposal until the next meeting; the motion was seconded by Fred Janzow.  Upon vote, the vote was 10 “aye” and 1 “nay”.  Motion passed.

C.      Discussion Items:

1.   Joint Conferred Degrees:  Gerald McDougall explained the basis for discussion regarding “joint conferred degrees”.  The council discussed issues such as: how degrees were conferred on student’s permanent records (one joint degree is noted on diploma and transcript), requirement of out-of-state fees (out-of-state fees are implemented as normal policy dictates), and the role of articulation agreements.

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