Senate Committee on Educational Policy
Minutes
September 26, 2011

Present: Gay Miller, Chair; Paul Diehl, Bettina Francis, Phillip H. Geil, Jerome McDonough, Steve Michael, Catherine Murphy, Damani Bolden, Cody Chalkey, Trevor Eagle, Shana Harrison

Ex Officio: Andrea Golato, Kristi Kuntz, Faye Lesht, Charles Tucker

Guests: Carol Livingstone, Diane Musumeci

A regular meeting of the Senate Committee on Educational Policy was called to order at 1:10 pm, on Monday, September 26, in 232 English Building,  with Chair Miller presiding.

  1. Introductions – Introductions were made around the room.
  2. Approval of Minutes – The minutes of September 19, 2011 were approved as amended.
  3. Chair’s Remarks – Chair Miller thanked everyone for coming to the meetings prepared so that the meeting can be conducted efficiently. EP11.09 will be on the Oct 3, 2011 Senate agenda in order to correct the historical record of the proposal title on the original November 8, 2010 Senate agenda and minutes.
  4. Provost’s Office Updates - (K. Kuntz) – Kristi Kuntz announced that there is only one pending administrative approval in the Provost’s Office.
  5. Graduate College Updates - (A. Golato) – Andrea Golato also announced that there is only one pending administrative approval in the Graduate College.
  6. Old Business
    1. Subcommittee A—Michael Krassa, Chair; Cody Chalkey, Brenda Clevenger, Prasanta Kalita, Keith Marshall, Eric Meyer, Richard Mintel, Catherine Murphy
      1. EP.12.10 Proposal from the Council on Teacher Education and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to revise the BALAS in English: English concentration and English Teaching concentration. The proposal was revised by the sponsor, and was approved.
    2. Subcommittee B—Phillip Geil, Chair; Trevor Eagle, Andrea Golato, Shana Harrison, Jerome McDonough, Steve Michael, Paul Prior, Charles Tucker
      1. EP.11.04 Proposal from the Graduate College to revise the policy regarding how repeated courses are factoring into graduate GPA's.
    3. Subcommittee C—Bettina Francis, Chair; Damani Bolden, Pradeep Dhillon, Paul Diehl, Kristi Kuntz, Faye Lesht, Chris Royer
      1. EP.12.02, Proposal from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to change the name of the Department of Geography to the Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science. The library sent an additional letter stating that they do not have any concerns at this time and if they do, they will address it with the department. The proposal was approved.
      2. EP.12.03, Proposal from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to change the name of the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences in Geography to Geography and Geographic Information Science and revise portions of the major. The library sent an additional letter stating that they do not have any concerns at this time and if they do, they will address it with the department. The proposal was approved.
      3. EP.12.09, Proposal from the Council on Teacher Education and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to revise the Social Science: History Teaching concentration. Minor changes were suggested by the EPC subcommittee, sponsor agreed to one of the two suggested corrections. The proposal was approved.
    4. EPC Proposal Flow – (G. Miller) – Michael Krassa posted a webpage that is being used by subcommittee A to post revised proposals. Catherine Murphy added that she thought this was very useful and helpful. Andrea Golato and Trevor Eagle agreed that something similar be posted on the member’s only page for all proposals.
    5. Academic Calendar Subcommittee - Trevor Eagle, Bettina Francis, Kristi Kuntz, Carol Malmgren, Steven Michael, Gay Miller, and Charles Tucker - Grades processing challenges. This subcommittee will meet in 304 Coble Hall at 11am on Tuesday, September 27.
  7. New Business
      1. Subcommittee A—(M. Krassa) – No new business was discussed.
      2. Subcommittee B—(P. Geil) – No new business was discussed.
      3. Subcommittee C— (B. Francis) – No new business was discussed.
  8. Other New Business – No other new business was discussed.
  9. Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 1:32 pm.

Jenny Roether
Senate Staff