November 13, 2012

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Approved 1-15-13
2012-2013:3

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

FACULTY SENATE

MINUTES

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Atrium, Radiology Building


PRESENT:
G. Aben, M. Aldrich, W. Anderson, S. Carey, S. Carter, N. DeJoy, R. Fisher, J. Foss, J. Francese, X. Gao, K. Greenwalt, E. Hackert, G. Hoppenstand, Y. Komori, M. Koot, L. Mak, R. Maleczka, L. McCabe, R. McCormick, P. Menchik, D. Mendez, D. Miller, H. Mooney, M. Nair, M. Noel, B. O'Brien, J. Powell, K. Renn, L. Robinson, L. Robison, G. Roloff, C. Roseth, L. Selanders, D. Sheridan, B. Sternquist, G. Stone, J. Turner, C. Vermeesch, J. Walton, S. Watts, M. Worden, J. Wright

ABSENT: President Simon, Provost Wilcox, K. Bartig, M. Becker, C. Bolin, E. Charles, M. Chavez, K. Cheruvelil, C. Coursaris, W. Davidson, L. Dillon, J. Dunn, M. Grieshop, D. Grooms, M. Huebner, H. Hughes, M. Kasavana, M. Khire, J. Maurer, D. Miller, D. Moriarty, C. Scales, M. Shapiro, A. Singh, R. Spreng, C. Stokes, S. Tekalur, C. Traister, F. Villarruel, C. Waters

The meeting began at 3:20 p.m. with a full quorum.

Approval of Agenda:
The agenda was approved as distributed.

Public Comments:
There were no public comments.

Approval of Minutes:
The minutes for October 16, 2012 were approved as distributed.

President’s Remarks:
President Simon was attending the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities meeting.

Associate Provost Remarks:
Provost Wilcox was attending the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities meeting. Associate Provost Youatt reported that last Friday was an exceptional day for the University with the International and National attention given regarding the basketball game played in Germany at the Air Force base. It was a very positive image for the University portraying the students and values in a positive way. The game was for the troops being played by men of the same age. The Provost was in Washington, DC last week for the USAID announcement of the International Higher Education Solutions Network. This is a new approach to manage and assist with international issues particularly around poverty and health. MSU was selected as one of the seven leading international institutions to help with the management. MSU will have the laboratory on Global Food Systems and Innovation. This is an acknowledgement of the University’s work in Africa for over 60 years. The Museum opening was special with press from around the world plus guests from London, Moscow and other international capitols. It really was a time to recognize MSU’s place in the world.

The Steering Committee Chairperson’s Remarks:
Professor Powell reported that WKAR had a good discussion about MSU’s role in international student achievement and that MSU was the first to have a Dean in International Studies. It was impressive to hear of all of the accomplishments of the Program.

Professor Powell reported that the work from the Faculty Senate planning session in the Fall has been summarized, and the next step is to meet with the President to collate the materials from the other focus groups on campus. It is anticipated that a report will be ready, identifying the key areas, in January.

Professor Powell noted the Steering Committee will be working on better communication with the various Advisory/Consultative Committees on campus.

University Committee on Curriculum Report:
Professor Hoppenstand, Chairperson of UCC, presented the UCC report. There were four new programs, 14 program changes and one program deletion approved. There were 28 new courses approved, 59 course changes and 6 course deletions approved. There was one discontinuation, the Anthropology Teaching Minor.

A motion was passed to accept the report.

Request to Update Requirements for the Integrative Studies Program:
Professor Estry, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, presented the request to update the requirements for the Integrative Studies Program. The request is to recommend approval to delete the following statement from the Integrative Studies policy as listed in the Academic Programs catalog, and to state in the catalog that the Integrative Studies Program credit is 24 credits. A motion was passed to approve the update.

Update on the University Research Organization (URO):
Professor Paul Hunt provided an update on the activities of the URO since the approval of the URO last year.

New Business:
There was no further business.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:14 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

signature

Jacqueline Wright
Secretary for Academic Governance

 

Tapes of complete meetings of the Faculty Council are available for review in the office of the Secretary for Academic Governance, W32 Owen Graduate Hall, 355-2337

Committee Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 3:20pm
Committee Type: 
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