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 Faculty Senate

The University of Montana

ASCRC Minutes 9/4/07

 

Members Present: I. Crummy, L. Economides,  J. Graham, S. Gauthier, J. Luckowski, P. Muench, M. Nielsen , H. Thompson, G. Weix

Members Absent/Excused: T. Hunter, K. Nalty, P. Silverman, L. Tangedahl

 

Ex-Officio Present: M. Hoell, D. Micus, A. Walker-Andrews

Guest: Associate Dean Tompkins, T. Thibeau

Chair Thompson called the meeting to order at 2:10 p.m.

The minutes from 8/28 were amended and approved.  

Communications:

 

  • The revised general education model was sent to all faculty, ASUM and the administration on August 31, 2007. It will be discussed at the 9/13/07 Faculty Senate meeting and hopefully voted on at the 10/11/07 meeting.
  • Subcommittee chairs should verify the subcommittee membership and find new members as appropriate.
  • A committee member is still needed from the social sciences.

Business Items:

Certificate Guidelines

  • The committee discussed the proposed guidelines. Tully Thibeau, Director of English as a Second Language (ESL) is in favor of the guidelines. The addition of a minimum grade requirement and inclusion in program review will strengthen the ESL program. It was clarified that a license to teach is different than a certificate. The certificate is helpful for potential employment abroad. In the US, State licensure is required to teach English as a Second Language.

    There is some concern that students are misinformed about the meaning of some certificates.

    Directors of College of Technology programs that have certificates will be invited to join the discussion. The, Director of the Forensic Studies Certificate Program, Randy Skelton will attend the October 4th meeting to discuss his concerns.

Nursing Courses 

  • The Board of Nursing had an issue with the course numbers (Practical Nursing should be 100 level and Registered Nursing should be 200 level) at an accreditation visit last spring. The changes must be implemented by the October 15th Board of Nursing meeting in order for the program to retain accreditation. At that time notice will be sent to all accepted students and the online catalog will be updated. The Forestry, Pharmacy and Health Science Curriculum Subcommittee will be activated early to review the proposals.


Other pending items

  • The inconsistencies found in last year's review of perspective 1 and 2 will not be considered because of the pending changes to the general education program that will require a review of all courses. ASCRC will wait for guidance from ECOS with regards to the Repeat Fee, Advanced Placement and the International Baccalaureate

The meeting was adjourned at 3:30 p.m. 

Faculty Senate

The University of Montana

Missoula, MT 59812