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Faculty Senate

Tuesday, December 11, 2001 3 p.m.
Student Government Chamber,
Millennium Student Center

Agenda

Call to order Dr. Lawrence Barton

  1. Approval of minutes (action item, see attached)

  2. Report from the Chairperson - Dr. Lawrence Barton

  3. Report from the Chancellor - Chancellor Blanche Touhill

  4. Report from the Intercampus Faculty Council - Dr. Joseph Martinich

  5. Committee reports

  1. Budget and Planning - Chancellor Blanche Touhill
  2. Committee on Committees (election) - Dr. E. Terrence Jones
  3. Curiculum and Instruction (action items, see attached) - Dean David Ganz
  4. University Libraries (see written report attached) Faculty Teaching and Service Awards - Dr. Eric Baumer

Report from the Committee on Curriculum and Instruction
November 16, 2001

  1. The Committee recommends approval for new degree programs.
    1. B.S. in Biochemistry and Biotechnology (see attached)
    2. M.S. in Biochemistry and Biotechnology (see attached)
  2. The Committee recommends approval for a new certificate program, Graduate Certificate in Trauma Studies (see attached).
  3. The Committee recommends approval for the attached changes in degree requirements:
    1. M..S. in Biology
    2. B.A. in Psychology
    3. B.A. in Mathematics, B.S. in Education, B.S. in Applied Mathematics, B.S. in Computer Science
  4. The Committee recommends approval for the attached changes in certificate programs:

    Undergraduate Certificate in Biotechnology

    Biochemistry Certificate

    Graduate Certificate in Biotechnology
  5. The Committee recommends approval to drop the Graduate Certificate in Gerontological Social Work (see attached).
  6. The Committee recommends a change in Bulletin listing for the Foreign Language Requirement (see attached).
  7. The Committee wishes to inform the Senate that it has effected the following course add/drop/changes:

Key: N=number, T=title, H=hours, P=prerequisite, D=description, C=curricular designation

TCH ED 386 C, P "Teaching Reading in Secondary School Content" 3 hours
Nursing 428 N "Theory and Practice in Nursing Leadership" 3 hours
Art History 334 H "Contemporary Art Education: Craft and Theory" 3 hours
Biology 310 drop "Cell Physiology" 3 hours
Biology 335 P

"Molecular Cell Biology"

3 hours
Biology 359drop "Evolutionary Ecology of Animals" 3 hours
Biology 381drop "Theoretical Systematics and Evolution" 3 hours
Biology 382 add

"Biogeography"

3 hours
Biology 384 add "Evolutionary Ecology" 3 hours
Biology 435 P "Advanced Molecular Cell Biology" 3 hours
Biology 458 drop

"Evolutionary Ecology of Plants"

3 hours
Biology 459 drop "Advanced Evolutionary Ecology of Animals" 3 hours
Biology 481 drop "Advanced Theoretical Systematics and Evolution" 3 hours
Biology 482 add "Advanced Biogeography" 3 hours
Biology 484 add "Advanced Evolutionary Ecology" 3 hours
History 310 add "The American West: Gateways and Corridors" 3 hours
French 101 D "Intermediate French Language and Culture" 3 hours
German 101 D "Intermediate German Language and Culture" 3 hours
Ancient Greek 101 D "Intermediate Ancient Greek Language and Culture" 3 hours
Modern Greek 101 D "Intermediate Modern Greek Language and Culture" 3 hours
Italian 101 D "Intermediate Italian Language and Culture" 3 hours
Japanese 101 D "Intermediate Japanese I" 5 hours
Latin 101 D "Intermediate Latin Language and Culture" 3 hours
Spanish 101 D "Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture" 3 hours
Art History 114 T,D "Early Christian and Byzantine Art" 3 hours
Pedagogy 123 drop "Intermediate Vocal Techniques" 1 hour
Pedagogy 124 H,D "Intermediate Vocal Techniques" 2 hours
Art History 135 T,P,D "Italian and Northern European Renaissance Art" 3 hours
Art History 137 T,P,D "Northern European Renaissance Art" 3 hours
Art History 138 T,P,D "Italian Renaissance Art" 3 hours
Art History 145 T,P,D "Baroque Art and Architecture" 3 hours
Psychology 268 D "Human Growth and Development" 3 hours
Psychology 270 T,D "Developmental Psychology: Childhood, and Adolescence" 3 hours
Psychology 271drop "Adolescent Psychology" 3 hours
Psychology 272 T "Developmental Psychology: Adulthood and Aging" 3 hours
Gerontology 272 T "Developmental Psychology: Adulthood and Aging" 3 hours
Geography 295 T,H "Special Readings in Geography" 3 hours
Art History 298 T,D "The Portrait" 3 hours

University Senate Committee on Libraries
December 11, 2001
Harold H. Harris

The painful process of paring the Library subscriptions to scholarly journals is a consuming activity of the Library liaisons and committees in departments across campus. The Library Committee has been informed and consulted about the process by which the cuts are being made, but does not make decisions about specific periodicals. By this month (December), departments are to have submitted semifinal lists of the titles for which they intend to end subscriptions. Especially because of overlap between departments in their needs for journal holdings, an additional round of review will take place beginning early in 2002, to assure that journals "assigned" to one department but essential to faculty and students in another are not inadvertently cut. Faculty concerned about cuts in journal holding should seek out the appropriate departmental Liaison.

The Library Committee has also been asked to seek faculty advice about two possible changes in circulation policy:

  1. Journals not to circulate. It has been proposed that the current policy that allows journals to be checked out by faculty and graduate students should be changed so that our periodical holdings would be reliably available in the building. The occasional "emergency" loan of an item to a faculty members so that a color copy could be made outside of the library would still be accommodated, but would require approval beyond the circulation desk.
  2. Four-month loans instead of semester loans. It is also proposed that long-term lending to faculty and staff be for four months from the time of checkout instead of to the end of the semester. This would alleviate the rush at the end of each semester on the library staff, by spreading this task more evenly through the year. (Since loans can be renewed by users themselves online or by telephone, it would still be possible for patrons to have all of their loans renewable at the same time, just as is the case with the semester loan policy.)

The Library Committee welcomes comments on either or both of these suggested policy changes. Please contact any of us by telephone or e-mail:

Hal Harris (hharris@umsl.edu) (Chemistry), Chair
Amy Arnott (ex officio)
Jane Starling (Biology)
Juliana Yuan (Art and Art History)
Mary Cooper (Education)
Patricia Somers (Education)
Steve Rowan (History)
Tim Farmer (Business)
Van Reidhead (Anthropology)