Southeast Missouri State University

February 6, 2002

MINUTES OF ACADEMIC COUNCIL

Present: Nancy Blattner, Ed Buis, Sarah Cron, Rusty Curtis, Irene Ferguson,

Steve Hendrick (for Dean Jones), Sandy Hinkle, Fred Janzow, Bert

Kellerman, Gerald McDougall, Chris McGowan, Wes Mueller, Michael

Parker, Phil Parette, Randall Shaw, Georgeanne Syler, Shirley

Stennis-Williams, Nicholas Tibbs

Guests: Jean Benton, Eleanor Duff, Verl Pope

The first order was a review of the minutes from the previous meeting. After reviewing the minutes, Dean McGowan moved to accept the previous minutes as read. Dean Janzow seconded the motion. The minutes were approved.

New Topics:

1. Proposal: Educational Specialist Degree in Counseling Education (Pope)

Verl Pope discussed his proposal for a Degree/Certificate in Educational Specialist and answered questions. Clarification on the admissions requirement into this program was requested. More specific admission requirements will be listed in the revised proposal. Concerns were expressed about the total revenues and expenditures reported in the proposal; these will be corrected in the final version of the proposal. The total number of credit hours was questioned; explanation by Dr. Pope satisfied the questions. Dean Shaw made a motion for the Council to approve the Education Specialist Degree in Counseling after Dr. Pope makes the minor listed changes. Motion was seconded by Dr. Curtis. Motion passed unanimously.

Next Action Item:

2. Proposal: Establish Two Additional Options under the MBA Degree Program

(a) International Business and (b) Environmental Management (McDougall)

Dean McDougall made a motion for the Council to discuss proposed additional options under the MBA Degree Program. Dr. Curtis seconded the motion. After a brief summary of the proposal, the floor was opened for questions. Hearing no questions or responses from the Council, Dean McGowan motioned approval of the proposed options under the MBA Degree Program. Dr. Curtis seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Next Action Item:

3. Revisions to International Business Major (McDougall)

Dean McDougall motioned that the Council discuss the proposal concerning the revisions to the International Business Major under the BSBA Degree program. The motion was seconded by Dr. Curtis. There were no questions regarding the proposal. Dean McGowan moved to accept the proposed revisions to the International Business Major. The motion was seconded by Dr. Curtis. The motions passed unanimously.

Next Action Item:

Proposal: Missouri Cooperative Online Master’s Degree in Teaching and Learning Elementary Education (Stennis-Williams)

Dean Stennis-Williams made a motion for the Council to discuss the proposal for the Missouri Cooperative Online Master’s Degree in Teaching and Learning-Elementary Education. Dean McGowan seconded the motion. The following concerns need to be addressed prior to the proposal being resubmitted to the Council for approval: course titles should be added; revenue figures should be reviewed; admission requirements to the program should be specified; number of students specified in program should be consistent throughout proposal; support services provided to students should be specified. Dean McGowan moved to table this discussion. The motion was seconded by Dean Shaw.

Discussion Item:

Dr. Blattner relayed information from the CBHE regarding the Classification of

Instructional Programs (CIP).

Additional Item:

It was suggested that a future meeting Academic Council members need to discuss the format for submitting proposals. Given that College Council and often Graduate Council have already reviewed and approved proposals coming to Academic Council, members expressed dissatisfaction with the format and lack of preparation evidenced in some of the proposals brought forward to the Council.

The motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned.

Next scheduled meeting April 2, 2002 in academic auditorium on the stage.

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