College Senate Bulletin

State University of New York at Geneseo

College of Arts and Sciences

 

Correspondence to Dennis Showers, School of Education, South 222C, showers@geneseo.edu, 245-5264

Note: Page numbers indicate pages as per the paper copy of the Bulletins.

 

Bulletin No. 7

 

Bulletin No. 7

Pages 88-96

April 21, 2009

 

Contents

Page Topic

89 Agenda, College Senate Meeting, 28 April 2009

91 Graduate Programs Committee Meeting Minutes, 24 February 2009

93 FAC Committee Meeting Minutes, 3 March 2009

94 FAC Committee Meeting Minutes, 31 March 2009

94 Undergraduate Policy Committee Meeting Minutes, 31 March 2009

95 Brief Descriptions of GCC Proposals for 4/28 Senate Meeting


 

 

 

Agenda for Senate Meeting on 28 April 2009

Call to Order

Adoption of the Agenda

Adoption of the Minutes

Senate Meeting, 27 January: CSB #8, pp. 101-106

Senate Meeting, 17 February: CSB #8 pp. 111-114

Senate Meeting, 24 March: CSB #8 pp. 120-127

Senate Reports

President Christopher Dahl

Provost David Gordon

Chair Dennis Showers

Vice Chair Ed Wallace

Past-Chair David Granger

Treasurer Gregg Hartvigsen

University Faculty Senator Maria Lima

Vice President, Student Assoc. Dean McGee

Reports of the Standing Committees of the Senate

Undergraduate Curricula Meg Stolee

Second Reading:
New Courses
Biol 327:  Molecular Energy
Mgmt 250:  Information Technology for Business
Mgmt/Econ 305:  Quantitative Methods
Csci 259:  Software Engineering and its Tools
Educ 347:  Foundational Issues in Contemporary Education

Hist 111:  World History
Hist 163:  African American History to 1877
Hist 164:  African-American History from 1877

Intd 102:  Residential College Seminar:  (subtitle)
Intd 170:  Strategies for College Success
Math 101:  Welcome Mathematics Majors
Math 225:  Honors Mathematics I
Math 226:  Honors Mathematics II

Psyc 220:  Applied Behavior Analysis

Socl 318:  Environmental Sociology

 

Revised Courses
Comn 160:  Introduction to Mass Communication
Comn 251:  Mass Communication and Society
Comn 346:  Assertion, Conflict and Mediation
Comn 362:  International Mass Communication
Comn 391:  Seminar:  Issues in Communication
English 370:  Senior Reading
Socl 218:  Environmental Sociology
Socl 290:  Sociology of Work

Socl 347:  Criminology

 

Deleted Courses

Chem 117 N/Chemistry I Laboratory
Chem 125 Quantitative Analysis Lab
Chem 214 Qualitative Organic Analysis

Comn 204:  Presentational Speaking in Organizations

Comn 270:  Mass Media and Popular Culture:  (subtitle)

Socl 215:  Women and the Law

Socl 316:  Juvenile Delinquency

Socl 335:Organizations and Society = course deletion

 

New Major

BS in Environmental Science

Revised major

BioChem
BA in Biology
BS in Biology

BS in Business Administration

 BA in Economics

BS in Accounting
BA in Chemistry
BS in Chemistry

BA in Communication

BS in Education:  Early Childhood and Childhood Education, Childhood Education, and Childhood Education with Special Education

BA in English:  Track in Creative Writing

BA in French or Spanish

BA in Sociology

 

Revised Minor
Minor in Chemistry

 

Deleted Minor
Criminal Justice Minor

First Reading:

Revised courses pending Senate approval of Fine Arts Core Policy change:

Add designation of F/ (Proposal and motion: CSB #6, page 81)

F/Danc 265: Dance Ensemble

F/Musc 160: Choral Organizations

F/Musc 165: Instrumental Organizations

F/Thea 260: Theatre Practicum

 

Undergraduate Policies Leigh O’Brien

First Reading:

Proposal to change the policy regarding use of ensemble courses to meet Fine Arts Core (See: Policy Committee minutes, page 91 below)

 

Graduate Academic Affairs Susan Salmon

First Reading:

Brief descriptions are below. Full proposals can be found at: \\files\OutBox\DeanOfCollege\doc\GCC_pending)

 

New Program

Combined bachelor’s/masters degree with Initial certification in Adolescence Education

 

New Courses

EDUC 406 – Service Learning Seminar.

INTD 400 – History and Philosophy of Science

INTD 560 – Introduction to Action Research

INTD 502 – Methods and Materials in Secondary Education

SPED 508 – Inclusive Adolescence Education

EDUC 541 – Internship: Middle School

EDUC 542 – Internship: High School

EDUC 543 – Classroom Management and the Professional Environment

INTD 561 – Action Research Seminar

 

Student Affairs Cristina Geiger

 

Faculty Affairs James McLean

Resolution submitting proposed changes to Form H2 for the Administration’s consideration

 

Old Business

New Business

Adjournment

 

 

 

Graduate Programs Committee Meeting Minutes

February 24, 2009

 

Present: S. Salmon (chair), S. Chen, S. Schwartz, C. Rowley, C. Tang, D. Mackenzie,

M. Harrigan, B. McIntyre

 

Call to order:

The meeting was called to order at 4:05 after achieving a quorum for the committee

 

New business:

The committee was asked to review and approve the program and courses for Combined Degree Program, BA/MAT in Adolescence Science Education

 

Dennis Showers gave an overview of the program by explaining the courses and the NYS Education Department requirements

 

There was a question raised about the application process? There is an application process and the procedures are outlined in the appendix to the program.

 

Another question was asked about what will happen to the current students in the program? Dennis Showers reviewed how the program will be implemented and how the transition will take place. You may refer to the faculty assignment during transition chart. The goal is to offer the program to freshman in class of 2010 but we could look at giving students in other classes the option.

 

There is additional faculty required to run the program but in a meeting with Dean Radosh and Provost Gordon we were told that if we could use adjuncts to cover the undergraduate courses then we could start the program.

 

There were questions raised about a 5th year program in other content areas. At the current time the graduate committee from the School of Education is reviewing Social Studies, English and Foreign Language. Math has chosen to continue the current programming.

 

Another questions about the program would work for transfers? This program actually is very friendly to our 2 year transfer students. If a student with a Bachelor’s degree wanted to transfer in to the program they would need to get pre-requisite courses. The plan is to first offer this program to only our Geneseo students in the sciences.

 

Another questions raised was the issue of what would happen to students who were not qualified to go out student teaching? The students would have remediations plans and they would have completed a Bachelors in their content area.

 

Another questions was the upside and downside to the program?

Upside – we can increase our numbers in the graduate programs, students have the opportunity to earn both degrees and for science majors who typically take 9 semesters to finish the program they would be getting both degrees

Downside – students can’t go out after 8 semesters and get a job

 

A question about if the students in this program would be considered less marketable or attractive to a school district? Most school districts are looking for science teachers.

 

After discussion the program proposal was brought up for a vote.

The program was moved by S. Schwartz and seconded by D. Mackenzie.

The program proposal was approved.

 

The individual courses were next discussed.

 

EDUC 406 – Service Learning Seminar.

Moved by S. Chen, seconded by C. Rowley.

The course was approved.

 

INTD 400 – History and Philosophy of Science

Moved by S. Schwartz, seconded by M. Harrigan

The course was approved.

 

INTD 560 – Introduction to Action Research

Moved by C. Rowley, seconded by S. Chen

The course was approved

 

INTD 502 – Methods and Materials in Secondary Education

Moved by C. Rowley, seconded by S. Chen

The course was approved

 

SPED 508 – Inclusive Adolescence Education

Moved by D. Mackenzie, seconded by S. Schwartz

The course was approved

 

EDUC 541 – Internship: Middle School

Moved by M. Harrigan, seconded by C. Rowley

The course was approved

 

EDUC 542 – Internship: High School

Moved by S. Schwartz, seconded by D. Mackenzie

The course was approved

 

EDUC 543 – Classroom Management and the Professional Environment

Moved by S. Schwartz, seconded by M. Harriagn

The course was approved

INTD 561 – Action Research Seminar

Moved by S. Schwartz, seconded by C. Rowley

The course was approved

 

We had discussion that all of the course proposals needed to have consistent dates for the departmental approvals, dates of submission and implementation dates

 

We also discussed some editorial corrections that would need to be made.

 

A request was made to Dennis Showers to keep the other content area programs aware of how the program is going for the sciences so that other areas can learn from this.

 

C. Rowley called for adjournment at 5:35 and was seconded by all.

 

Thank you to all committee members for their diligence with reviewing all the courses for the program.

 

Respectfully submitted by Susan Salmon

 

Minutes of the Faculty Affairs Committee

March 3, 2009

 

Present: J. McLean (Chair), B. Colon, J. Morse, J. Allen, S. Derne, J. Lewis, K. Keegan, C. Adams, A. Sheldon

 

Call to Order

 

J. McLean called the meeting to order at 4:20 PM.

 

  1. The agenda was approved, minutes were approved for November through February meetings.

 

  1. Chair’s Report:

 

  1.  
    • The Resolution discussed at the previous meeting was discussed and revised on email, with the revisions approved by an email vote of the members of FAC. The final text of the Resolution was:

Be it resolved that: Although it is recognized that the administration has authority to institute schedule changes, the Geneseo College Senate is disappointed that the Dean of the College did not seek Senate advice and consent concerning the proposal for block scheduling of classes. While we recognize the effort to obtain input through open meetings, in the future we encourage the administration to utilize the established college governance system.

J. McLean reported that the administration pays attention to such resolutions. The action was followed by communications with President Dahl and Provost Gordon. They pointed out that the Provost actually implemented the schedule. McLean replied that, nevertheless, the resolution named the Dean because it was she who designed the block schedule.

Dean Radosh is scheduled to come to the FAC meeting, April 14th. FAC will strive to work with the Dean’s Office to evaluate the changes and make recommendations about future actions. J. McLean noted that the Registrar tracks the number of times that students try to register for conflicting classes, which will provide some feedback. FAC will prepare for the April meeting at the March 31 meeting. At S. Derne’s suggestion, J. McLean will contact C. Geiger to ask if SAC wants to participate.

  1.  
    • J. McLean reported that Departmental Guidelines for Renewal, Continuing Appointment, and Promotion have all been submitted to the Provost’s Office except for one department, which is in the process of doing so.

  2. Old Business: Revision of the PER Form

The remainder of the meeting was devoted to discussing the revision of the PER Form. J. Morse recorded these on “Track Changes” so that all changes can be noted easily, while readers can see what was deleted or moved.

A quorum departed at 5:10, but discussions continued until 5:30. The meeting adjourned with an agreement to hold an extra meeting as soon as possible to complete these revisions.

 

Adjournment

 

J. McLean adjourned the meeting at 5:10 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Jane Fowler Morse

 

 

 

 

 

Minutes of the Faculty Affairs Committee

March 31, 2009

 

Present: J. McLean (chair), J. Allen, J. Bearden, S. Derne, J. Morse, K. Keegan, F. Sheikh

Guests: none

 

Call to Order

 

J. McLean called the meeting to order at 4:15 PM.

 

  1. The agenda was adopted and the minutes from March 3 meeting were placed for approval. The meeting was one shy of quorum.

 

  1. The chair reported that Dr. David Parfitt was still working in the Faculty Mentoring Program and a discussion on its status needs to be scheduled for a future date.

 

  1. A discussion was initiated on the new block scheduling process. The discussion mainly explored means of assessing the effectiveness of the new procedure. Different ideas were considered. It was understood that the Dean’s view of the matter should be awaited, and possibly the question of assessment could be placed before her to get an understanding of the cost benefit scenario pertaining to the block scheduling process.

 

  1. The chair then initiated discussion on the revision of PER Form. Steve Derne took the lead in proposing a number of editorial changes and rephrasing of parts of the PER Form; this was followed by suggestions of changes from Jim Allen, Jane Morse and Farooq Sheikh. The members present, after discussion, incorporated the changes in the PER Form.

  2. The chair then moved the discussion to the question of whether to modify PER Form to include two choices of recommendations: (a) meets expectation and (b) doesn’t meet expectation as against three choices, with the third recommendation being “exceeds recommendation”. There was an open discussion where all present participated. In the end a vote was called for the support or non-support of the adoption of two-choice recommendation in the PER Form. All present voted in favor of the adoption. The chair decided to seek quorum by putting the matter up for vote on the Internet for members who were unable to attend the meeting.

Adjournment

 

J. McLean adjourned the meeting at 5:10 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Farooq Sheikh

 

 

Committee on Undergraduate Policies, Core and Review

March 31, 2009

 

Committee Members Present:

Darlene Campbell, Cassie Brown, Donna Hanrahan, Doug Raynor, Kristi Hannam, Aaron Steinhauer, Charlie Freeman, Steve Stubblefield, Dan DeZarn, Leigh O’Brien

 

Guests Present:

Amy Stanley & Melanie Blood, SOA; David Granger, SOE; Paul Schacht (Chair of general education committee); Del Brown, registrar

 

O’Brien (Chair) called meeting to order at 4:15 PM

 

Business items:

Discussion of changing requirements of fine arts core so that participating in 3 one-credit ensembles (all within same discipline) would count for 3 credits of fine arts – one half of the total requirement

-3 credits could accumulate over 3 nonconsecutive semesters

-ensembles in dance, theater, & music

-not applicable to people within those majors (majors with same prefix)

-example: theater majors cannot use performance for own core

-idea of gaining knowledge of a subject through practice

-those that do not make it through auditions for theater performances can also work backstage which will count as an ensemble

-conservative estimates of 300 students per semester will take advantage of changes

-Del Brown brought up whether the proposed change would mean change in overall core policy or just stand as an exception to what is already listed

-general education committee members present want just an exception to what is listed in bulletin

General Education committee will determine wording change for bulletin

-wording will be approved by policy committee via e-mail for the sake of expediency

-hope to have policy ready to present for 4/28 senate meeting

 

-Move by Kristi Hannam to approve spirit of the proposal with the caveat that the general education committee will determine the exact wording of the change within the bulletin

-Motion seconded by Dan DeZarn

-Approved by all committee members present

 

Chair adjourned meeting at 4:50 PM

 

Brief Descriptions of GCC Proposals for the 4/28 Senate Meeting

 

New Program: Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s degree with certification in Adolescence Education

The program allows students seeking 7-12 certification in science fields to complete a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in five years while meeting the requirements for initial certification.

 

New Courses

EDUC 406 – Service Learning Seminar.

Provides field experience to partially meet the requirement of 100 clock hours of pre-student teaching field experience--CR 52.21 (b) (2) (ii) (c) (2) and (3) Field experiences, student teaching and practica.

 

INTD 400 – History and Philosophy of Science

Provides content for candidates to prepare to take the Content Specialty Test in sciences (Frameworks for CSTs in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science and Physics Objectives 0001-0003 http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_viewobjs_opener.asp) . History and philosophy of science are identified in NSES Content Standard G: History and nature of science which our program must address for accreditation.

 

INTD 560 – Introduction to Action Research

Combined with INTD 561, meets the requirement for masters degree programs in New York State to have a culminating experience.

 

INTD 502 – Methods and Materials in Secondary Education

School-based course that provides candidates with additional field experience and study in the knowledge and skills required to teach science in grades 7-12 as required by CR 52.21 (b) (2) (ii) (c) (1) (v - vii).

 

SPED 508 – Inclusive Adolescence Education

School-based course that provides candidates with additional field experience and study in the knowledge and skills required to teach students with special needs in grades 7-12 as required by CR 52.21 (b) (2) (ii) (c) (1) (iii).

 

EDUC 541 – Internship: Middle School

Provides one student teaching placement in grades 7-9 as required by CR 52.21 (b) (2) (ii) (c) (2) and (3) Field experiences, student teaching and practica.

 

EDUC 542 – Internship: High School

Provides one student teaching placement in grades 10-12 as required by CR 52.21 (b) (2) (ii) (c) (2) and (3) Field experiences, student teaching and practica.

 

EDUC 543 – Classroom Management and the Professional Environment

Provides content for candidates to prepare to take the Assessment of Teaching Skills-Written addressing content in classroom management (objectives 0016-0019 http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/PDFs/NY_fld91_objs.pdf ) .

 

INTD 561 – Action Research Seminar

Combined with INTD 560, meets the requirement for masters degree programs in New York State to have a culminating experience.