November 1, 2011
Academic Council (approved December 6, 2011)
Present: Aguinaga, Barrios, Eddleman, Gathman, Hinkle, Koch, McMillan, Randolph, Roeder, Ruediger, Starrett, Timlin, Ustinova, and Weller-Stilson
Guests: Joe Pujol, Janice Ward (for Don Jung)
Upon a motion by Eddleman; seconded by Starrett, the minutes of October 4, 2011 were unanimously approved.
B. ACTION ITEMS:
1. BSEd Agricultural Education – Off Campus Delivery to Regional Campuses (Kennett, Malden, Sikeston)
Randolph explained that the initial proposal for the BSEd Agricultural Education program that was passed in Spring 2010 did not include off campus delivery sites, and this proposal is to approve off campus delivery to the regional campuses (Kennett, Malden, and Sikeston). Gathman moved approval of the BSEd Agricultural Education program for off campus delivery to the regional campuses; Randolph seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
2. EdS Counseling – Program Title Change (from EdS Counseling Education)
Ward explained that the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling feels that the word “Education” in the program title is redundant, and that the program title should be changed from EdS Counseling Education to EdS Counseling. McMillan moved approval of the program title change; seconded by Randolph. Motion passed unanimously.
3. MA Mental Health Counseling – Program Revisions
Ward explained that the current MA Mental Health Counseling program is 54 hours. The accrediting body, CACREP, has new accrediting standards which require additional coursework in Addictions Counseling and a greater emphasis on increasing mental health systems and treatment knowledge. Therefore, the proposal is to increase the program to 60 hours by revising some courses and adding 6 hours. This needs to be in place for the Self Study, which is to be submitted in 2012. There is one new CP course currently on 30 Day Review. Hinkle questioned what courses count as electives; Ward stated it’ll be mostly CP courses, but others could be substituted. Randolph moved approval of the program revisions to the MA Mental Health Counseling program; seconded by Gathman. Motion passes unanimously.
4. MA Exceptional Child – Addition of Emphases: Autism; Early Childhood Special Education; Mild/Moderate Cross Categorical
Aguinaga explained that this proposal was brought forward at the May 2011 meeting and was tabled due to a need to correct the minimum 600-level courses. The proposal is being brought back, with that minimum corrected by deleting EX545 and adding EX691. No other changes were made. Gathman moved approval of the MA Exceptional Child, with addition of emphases in Autism, Early Childhood Special Education, and Mild/Moderate Cross Categorical; seconded by Randolph. Motion passed unanimously.
5. MS Nutrition and Exercise Science – Program Revisions
Pujol explained that there was a need to make some revisions to the MS Nutrition and Exercise Science program curriculum, to move forward in the right direction. The changes were to remove GR691, as well as replace FN605 with HL603. McMillan moved approval of the program revisions to the MS Nutrition and Exercise Science program; seconded by Koch. Motion passed unanimously.
6. BS Technology Management: Facilities Management and Sustainability – Addition of Option
Koch explained that in 2009, a proposal came to Academic Council to rename the BS Technology Management: Facilities Management option to Sustainable Energy Systems Management. However, the Council decided that the options were different enough that the Facilities Management option should be deleted and the Sustainable Energy Systems Management option added, and passed such a motion. The Sustainable Energy Systems Management option has been successful, but has left a void in the BS Technology Management degree related to Facilities Management. Sustainability is a key initiative now in managing facilities. Therefore, the Department of Industrial and Engineering Technology is submitting the proposal to add a Facilities Management and Sustainability option to the BS Technology Management program. No new courses or faculty are needed. Gathman moved approval to add the Facilities Management and Sustainability option to the BS Technology Management program; seconded by Starrett. Motion, with grammatical/spelling corrections, passed unanimously.
C. DISCUSSION ITEMS
1. UI343 Credit Definition
Eddleman explained that McDougall asked that this item be tabled until the December Council meeting.
2. Faculty Development Day Concept
Starrett explained that we are taking a different approach to faculty development and are going to be having a Faculty Development Day. It is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, January 12, 2012, and will be voluntary for faculty. Starrett and Gathman are leading the preparations. Current ideas are to have an outside speaker and breakout sessions. Starrett asked the Council for ideas on what faculty would like to see at such a Development Day. Gathman suggested presentations of free software tools; Eddleman suggested doing tracks for technology knowledge (beginners, intermediate, advanced). Gathman has reserved space in Dempster for the week of January 9-13 for different technology presentations. Pujol stated that he’d send out an email to the Chairperson’s Forum for feedback on ideas. Further suggestions for technology and speakers were given to Starrett, who explained that the Provost would also be securing feedback from other groups on campus. More information will be passed on as it’s available.
Motion to adjourn was made by Gathman; seconded by Randolph. Meeting adjourned.