Southeast Missouri State University

March 4, 2003

MINUTES OF ACADEMIC COUNCIL

                                                                                                       Minutes approved 4-1-03
 

Party Room
 
Members:  Robert Buchanan, Ed Buis, Sarah Cron, Rusty Curtis, Irene Ferguson, Sandy Hinkle, Fred Janzow, Martin Jones, Michael Parker (for Loretta Prater), Georgeanne Syler
 
Guests:  Margaret Waterman-Biology
              Vic Gummersheimer-Math

 
A.  Robert Buchanan moved that the Council approve the minutes from the December 3rd meeting.  Sarah Cron seconded.  The Council approved the minutes.
 
 
B.  Action Items
 
1.  Proposed New Certificate Options in the following:  (Chris McGowan)
     BS Ed in Biology
     BS Ed in Chemistry
     BS Ed in Earth Science
     BS Ed in Physics

 
Vic Gummersheimer made a motion to approve the 4 options.  Sarah Cron seconded.  Margaret Waterman explained the changes to the 4 options.  A question was raised regarding the different requirements for the state versus the requirements for Southeast.  Dr. Waterman stated that Southeast meets more vigorous standards than the state requires.  The motion was passed to approve the 4 options.
 
2. Establishment of the Applied Statistics Center
 
Ed Buis made a motion to approve the establishment of the Applied Statistics Center.  Sarah Cron seconded.  Vic Gummersheimer explained the purpose and the intent of the Applied Statistics Center.  He explained no additional funds  are needed to implement the Center All costs will be absorbed by he Department of Mathematics. He also stated that an internal advisory board would be made up of people within the Department.  He stated  this center could be used by internal and external clients.  The motion was passed.
 
3. Revised Engineering Physics Program
 
A revision to the Engineering Physics Program was presented as an informational item.  Dean Jones stated that the Physics Department should be commended for their work on revising the program.
 
The meeting adjourned.

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