December 2, 2003
MINUTES OF ACADEMIC COUNCIL
Present: Bertrand, Buis, Cron, Curtis, Hinkle, Jones, McDougall, McGowan, Redmond, Shaw, Shepard, Stephens, Syler, and Tibbs
Guests: Debbie Howey, Robert Buchanan, Kenn Stilson, Bill Eddleman, Anthony Duben, Vic Gummersheimer, and Phil Crawford
- Minutes of May 6, 2003. Upon motion of McDougall and seconded by McGowan, minutes were approved unanimously.
- Action Items
- New Financial Management Option in the MBA Program: McDougall made a motion to approve the New Financial Management Option in the MBA Program (handout). Jones seconded. McDougall explained the new option and answered questions of the council. Motion passed.
- Off-Campus Delivery of Ed.S. in Educational Administration – North: Shepard made a motion to approve the Off-Campus Delivery of Ed.S in Educational Administration – North (handout). Jones seconded. Bob Buchanan was present to answer questions of the council. The council suggested that the proposal be expanded to other sites in addition to those as stated on the current proposal to establish other sites as needed. Motion was amended by Shepard to revise the proposal to expand the sites listed in the proposal. Motion passed.
- Off-Campus Delivery of M.A. in Elementary/Secondary Education Administration – North: Shepard made a motion to approve the Off-Campus Delivery of M.A. in Elementary/Secondary Education Administration – North (handout). Jones seconded. Bob Buchanan was present to answer questions of the council. Shepard stated that the motion she is proposing for approval would also be revised per the council suggestion to expand to other sites in addition to those listed in the proposal. Motion passed.
- M.N.S. Graduate Admission Requirements for Biology, Chemistry, and Math: McGowan made a motion to approve the M.N.S. Graduate Admission Requirements for Biology, Chemistry, and Math (handouts). (McGowan noted that Math was a late addition to the agenda previously distributed to the council.) Jones seconded. Present at the meeting to answer questions of the council were Bill Eddleman for Biology, Phil Crawford for Chemistry, and Vic Gummersheimer for Math. The council suggested that a common set of admissions standards to the degree be developed with individual standards for each option and brought back to the Academic Council for approval. Jones made a motion to table this matter until revised and approved by College Council. Cron seconded. Motion tabled.
- Bachelor of Science in Education: Speech & Theatre Education: Jones & Shepard made a motion to approve the Bachelor of Science in Education: Speech & Theatre Education (handout). McGowan seconded. Kenn Stilson was present for discussion and distributed a revision to the original handout (core requirement page). Motion passed.
- Revision in B.S. in Computer Science: - AND -
- Revision in B. S. in Applied Computer Science:
McGowan made a motion to approve both proposals for revisions in Computer Science: B.S. in Applied Computer Science and B.S. in Applied Computer Science. Jones seconded both motions. Anthony Duben was present to answer questions of the council. Motion passed.
- Discussion Items
- Minor vs. "Certificate” Programs: McDougall opened discussions from previous meeting of May 6, 2003 regarding "Minor vs. Certificate Programs”. McDougall distributed copies of certificate programs at University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business and Texas A&M University. Discussion and questions ensued regarding certificate programs being referred to as technical degrees in the State of Missouri. Hinkle will research of the history of this issue at Southeast and the status of "certificates” in the State and bring this topic back for further discussion of the council.
- Proposed Policy: To Accept the Bachelor's Degree Awarded by Higher Education Institutions in European Union Countries: McDougall opened discussion regarding the acceptance/recognition of BA degrees from all European Union countries currently participating in the Bologna Agreement. Hinkle and guest, Debbie Howey, discussed the concerns from the perspective of the Registrar's office. Their findings are that not all countries/institutions in the Bologna Agreement are in compliance even though the institutions are referring to their programs as BA and MA programs. Hinkle's recommendation is that until all countries/institutions participating in the Bologna Agreement come into compliance, each transcript should be judged/approved on an individual basis. Council concurred.
- Degree Credit Requirement: McGowan requested that lowering degree credit requirements from 124 to 120 be placed on the February 3, 2004 agenda