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					CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
ACADEMIC SENATE
Bovee University Center 108
Web Site: http://academicsenate.cmich.edu
E-mail: acadsen@cmich.edu
Phone: 774-3659

Membership:       Mahmood Bahaee, Steven Berglund, Elizabeth Brockman, Bob Chaffer, Kevin Corbett, Jacob
                  Coughlin, Mark Cox, Elaine Daniels, Richard Davenport, John Dinan, John Dinse, Jesse Dominguez,
                  Claudia Douglass, Gary Dunbar, Charles Eiszler, Maureen Eke, Donna Ericksen, Robert Estabrook,
                  Joe Finck, Larry Fryda, Melissa Gill, David Gillingham, Ashley Graves, James Hageman, Annette
                  Haines, Timothy Hall, Joyce Henricks, William Hood, Patricia Janes, Amy Keith, Pat Kelly, Robert
                  Kohrman, Stephen Kopp, Robert Lee, Helen Leemaster, Glenn Lewandos, Bin Li, Sue Ann Martin,
                  William Merrill, Robert Miller, Mark Minelli, Charles Minyard, Thomas Moore, Sven Morgan,
                  Robert Newby, Wayne Osborn, Keith Palka, Elliott Parker, Don Peddie, Gary Peer, Debra Poole,
                  Rose Prasad, Michael Rao, Bruce Roscoe, Steven Russell, John Schleede, James Scott, Mary Senter,
                  Gary Shapiro, Lal Singh, Brad Swartz, David Williams, Basil Zimmer, Paul Zionts

                                            CMU ACADEMIC SENATE
                                                March 13, 2001
                                               Minutes of Meeting
                                              Mary Senter, Presiding

                                                 Summary of Actions

1.       Elected student to senate committee.
2.       Elected members to the Committee on Committees, the Senate Nominating Committee, and the Senate
         Planning Representatives.
3.       Approved curricular change on the Social Work Major.
4.       Approved the deletion of HPR 444, Biostatistics and Epidemiology (resolution of an objection).
5.       Continued discussion on A Learning Initiative for the Incoming Class of 2002. Approved recommendations 3
         through 6.
6.       Approved Curricular Authority Document (CAD) Language When Programs Go On Line.
7.       Approved a change in the Curricular Authority Document (CAD) re Exemption from Reformatting as
         Publication Item for Some ITV Courses.
8.       Heard Child Care Facility Joint Committee Report - Helen Hagens, Jim Irwin, Ann Miller.
9.       Approved two resolutions for the Child Care Facility Joint Committee Report -- 1) to support continued study
         of the financial feasibility of on-campus university-sponsored child care facility that meets the accreditation
         standards of NAEYC, in particular the development of a detailed financial implementation plan for such a
         service, and 2) that the development plan for a child care service should be guided by two parameters:
         maximizing the interface between academic units and the child care service and placing the service and any
         facilities under the supervision and control of an academic unit.
_______________________________________________________________________________________________
Present: 59 of 64 members

Absent: John Dinan, David Gillingham, Helen Leemaster, Thomas Moore, John Schleede
_________________________________________________________________________________________

1.       Announcements
          The First Year Experience Committee report was received by the Executive Board and is now at the
            UCC.
          The General Education Subcommittee has four vacancies to be filled for the next term. Nomination are
            submitted from the floor of the senate. Please come prepared to nominate for these vacancies at the next
            senate meeting.
          There are many pending items for the senate. Please refer to the Executive Board Minutes of February
            23, #8, for that list.
          Committee chairs have asked questions about what constitutes a quorum and whether committee business
            can be conducted via email. Senter referred senators to the Executive Board Minutes of February 23,
CMU Academic Senate Minutes
March 13, 2001
Page 2

           items 3a., 3b., and 3c. A quorum of the senate is a majority of the voting members. A quorum of a senate
           committee is a majority of the voting members of that committee. Approval of committee minutes may
           be made via e-mail, allowing members five days in which to respond. If objections are raised that are
           easy to correct, the minutes can be revised and sent via e-mail to committee members again. If objections
           to the minutes are raised that are more substantive in nature, then the committee will need to discuss them
           at a regularly scheduled meeting. Email should not be used to act on items before senate curriculum
           committees. Action should take place in a face-to-face setting (to facilitate discussion and dialogue).

2.     Administrators' Announcements
       Rao reported on the success of the Lem Tucker Dinner in Detroit. He expressed his appreciation for all of the
       effort that went into this excellent and important event. He talked about the importance of diversity and
       international education. Rao reported on his recent testimony in Lansing. He also announced the appointment
       of three new trustees, Rajendra Vattikuti, Nancy McKeague, and Heather Palmer and the reappointment of
       Jerry Campbell. He expressed concern that a 3% increase in state funding and 4% in tuition would yield a
       $2.5 million shortfall in next year’s General Fund budget. If this would occur, we will have to change the way
       we do some things. He pledged to keep the university informed on these developments.

       Davenport invited everyone to the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions naming
       ceremony at 10:00 a.m. Monday. He reported progress on core values. The twelve proposed core values will
       be presented in a survey that will go out next week. The Academic Excellence Center director candidates will
       be coming to campus soon. The CEL dean search is underway.

3.     Approval of Minutes, February 13, 2001
       Finck moved, Peddie seconded for unanimous approval of the minutes. Passed.

4.     Approval of Minutes, February 20, 2001
       Singh moved, Merrill seconded for unanimous approval of the minutes. Passed.

5.     Elections
       A. Committee on Committees, February 22, 2001, II.A.
       Finck moved, Eiszler seconded to close nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for II.A. Passed.
               II.A.   Artists Course Committee
                       Sarah Giacalone                     8/01     Student, JR., Theatre

       B. Nominating Committee Minutes, February 20, 2001, I.A., B., C.
       Finck moved, Haines seconded to close nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for I.A. Passed.
               I.A.    Committee on Committees
                       Keith Palka (FLLC)                 8/04     HSBS
                       Douglas Thomson (SASW)             8/04     HSBS
                       Maureen Eke (ENG)                  8/02     HSBS
                       Anthony Phelps (SCDA)              8/04     At Large Faculty

       Finck moved, Merrill seconded to close nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for I.B. Passed.
               I.B.   Senate Nominating Committee
                      Robert Newby (SASW)                  8/02     Senator
                      Steve Berglund (SCDA)                8/02     Senator
                      Gary Dunbar (PSY)                    8/02     Senator
                      Melissa Gill                         8/02     Student

       Five nominations [Elizabeth Brockman (ENG), Rose Prasad (FIN & LAW), Robert Chaffer (MTH), Robert
       Lee (HEV), and William Merrill (TEPD)] were submitted for three vacancies for Senate Planning
       Representatives. Elected were:
               I.C.     Senate Planning Representatives
                        Elizabeth Brockman (ENG)        8/03      Senator
                        Rose Prasad (FIN & LAW)         8/03      Senator
                        Robert Lee (HEV)                8/03      Senator
CMU Academic Senate Minutes
March 13, 2001
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6.     A. Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Minutes, February 7, 2001, I.A. and I.B.
       I.A. Coughlin moved, seconded, approval of the addition of SWK 450 to the Required Courses on the Social
       Work Major. Motion passed.

       FROM: B.S.W. Degree
            …
            SPECIALIZED STUDIES                                                    64-68

               Major: Social Work                                  44
               See the Department of Sociology,
               Anthropology and Social Work section.

               …

               Social Work (SWK)
               A major in social work consists of the following:                   Hours

               SOC 100 Introductory Sociology                                        3
               SWK 100 Introduction to Social Work                                   3
               SOC 201 Social Psychology                                             3
               SOC 221 Social Problems OR
                SOC 302 Social Inequality                                            3
               SWK 250 Social Welfare                                                3
               SOC 300 Introduction to Research Methods                              3
               SOC 301 Sociological Theory OR
                SOC 501 Development of Sociological Theory                           3
               SWK 315 Social Work Interviewing                                      3
               SWK 321 Social Work Practice and Theory I (F)                         3
               SWK 331 Social Work Practice and Theory II (S)                        3
               SWK 374 Social Work and Human Behavior I (F)                          3
               SWK 375 Social Work and Human Behavior II (S)                         3
               SWK 470 Social Work Practicum*(F)                                     4
               SWK 480 Advanced Social Work Practicum*(S)                            4

                                 TOTAL                                              44

               Electives: (optional)
               (same)
               …

       TO: B.S.W. Degree
             …
             SPECIALIZED STUDIES                                                   67-71

               Major: Social Work                                  47
               See the Department of Sociology,
               Anthropology and Social Work section.

               …

               Social Work (SWK)
               A major in social work consists of the following:
                                                                                   Hours
               SOC 100 Introductory Sociology                                       3
               SWK 100 Introduction to Social Work                                  3
               SOC 201 Social Psychology                                            3
               SOC 221 Social Problems OR
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March 13, 2001
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                SOC 302 Social Inequality                                              3
               SWK 250 Social Welfare                                                  3
               SOC 300 Introduction to Research Methods                                3
               SOC 301 Sociological Theory OR
                SOC 501 Development of Sociological Theory                             3
               SWK 315 Social Work Interviewing                                        3
               SWK 321 Social Work Practice and Theory I (F)                           3
               SWK 331 Social Work Practice and Theory II (S)                          3
               SWK 374 Social Work and Human Behavior I (F)                            3
               SWK 375 Social Work and Human Behavior II (S)                           3
               SWK 450 Advanced Social Welfare                                         3
               SWK 470 Social Work Practicum*(F)                                       4
               SWK 480 Advanced Social Work Practicum*(S)                              4

                                 TOTAL                                                47

               Electives: (optional)
               (same)
               …
       IMPLEMENTATION DATE: Fall 2001
       [Reference: HSBS, CCC, 12/4/00, I.B.2.a.]

       I.B. Henricks moved, seconded, deletion of HPR 444 Biostatistics and Epidemiology. Motion passed.

       IMPLEMENTATION DATE: Spring 2001
       [References: UCC Minutes, 10/4/00, III.A.1; letter from Jodi Brookins-Fisher and Joe Pope, 11/20/00
       CHP, CCC, 1/12/01, I.A.2.b.1)]

7.     Learning Initiatives, Recommendations 3-6 -- Bob Berry, Bill Low, Jay Murthy, David Whale, Thomas
       Masterson

       Recommendation 3: Establish a University Course Management System Standard
        Simplifies the process of electronic communication for faculty and students
        Provides a consistent interface for students
        Blackboard is currently being tested (Blackboard.cmich.edu)

       This was previously moved and seconded (Dinan/Haines). Motion passed.

       Recommendation 4: Establish Faculty Computing and Teaching Initiatives
        Faculty access to hardware and software
        Faculty access to technology/instructional development experts, and
        Means and incentive to implement changes

       (This is a vote on principle, not a directive to the deans to spend any specific amount on equipment
       replacement.) Prasad moved, Henricks seconded approval of Recommendation 4. Motion passed. Peer asked
       for clarification of which recommendations were funded by the university and which were not. Berry
       responded, enumerating which items were to be funded by the university and which were funded by the
       student technology fee. A budget is found in Learning Initiatives for the Incoming Class of 2002. Students
       would assume the costs associated with Recommendation 1 (acquiring a computer for CMU use). Chaffer
       asked about the effect of recommendations about tenure and promotion. Murthy responded that this would
       happen at the department level, if at all. Brockman expressed concern about the academic freedom issues of
       mandating teaching methods. The committee emphatically stated that there was no intention of mandating
       teaching methods.

       Recommendation 5: Continue development of the University Network
        Sustained investment in the University network sufficient to provide a robust, stable communication
           environment to students and faculty both on and off campus
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March 13, 2001
Page 5

       Prasad moved, Henricks seconded to approve Recommendation 5. Motion passed.

       Recommendation 6: Establish an Exemplary User Support Program
        Expand University Helpdesk services by two Helpdesk personnel to provide support to the greatly
           increased number of technology users on campus

       (This is a vote on principle, not a directive. Senter clarified that the senate is not voting on the specifics of
       whether two, or six, or one Helpdesk staff member should or would be hired.) Henricks moved, Prasad
       seconded approval of Recommendation 6. Motion passed. Zionts asked about the practice of charging
       departments for service. He asked that OIT reconsider this practice.

7a.    Chaffer moved, Singh seconded that the Faculty Technology Planning Committee annually return to the
       senate with a status report on the learning initiative. Motion passed.

8.     Proposed CAD Language When Programs Go On Line
       Dinse moved, Daniels seconded approval of the proposed CAD language. Osborn moved to amend to include
       parallel language in all sections to include "degree, majors, minors, concentrations, graduate options, and
       graduate concentrations." This was accepted as a friendly amendment. The timetable was questioned. This
       would be the same as any new program. Theoretically, it could happen in one semester. Realistically it would
       require a longer period of time.

       Changes approved:
       1. Section 1.6 (Academic Planning Council)
                1.6       The Provost's Academic Planning Council reviews and evaluates proposals involving new
                degrees, majors, minors, concentrations, graduate options and graduate concentrations; proposals for
                degrees, majors, minors, concentrations, graduate options and graduate concentrations to be approved
                for distance delivery; new and continuing accreditation of academic programs; and requests for new
                initiative funds.

       2. Section 3.3 (What Are Action Items)
                Add a new item "n"
                3.3.n   Requests for a degree, major, minor, concentration, graduate option and graduate
                concentration to be approved for distance delivery.

       3. Section 4.6 (Forms to Use)
                Section 4.6        Proposing new degrees, majors, minors, concentrations, graduate options, graduate
                concentrations, designators (whether for traditional or distance delivery) or requesting approval for
                offering an existing degree, major, minor, concentration, graduate option, or graduate concentration
                by distance learning (Section 3.3. a-f, n)

       4. Section 4.9 (Process for Action Items)
                Add new Action Item n
                Action Items a-e, n must proceed to the Academic Planning Council. Items a-e, n may be exempted
                from consideration by the Academic Planning Council if the provost or designee determines they are
                resource neutral and without significant impact on other curricula or academic programs.

       5. Section 4.12 (Academic Planning Council discussion relevant to Action Items)
                Section 4.12 Unless exempted by the provost or designee, creation of degrees, majors, minors,
                concentrations, graduate options and graduate concentrations, and proposals to offer an existing
                degree, major, minor, concentration, graduate option, or graduate concentration by distance learning
                require Priority I approval by the Academic Planning Council before consideration by a Senate
                curricular review body.

9.     Status of ITV Courses in the Curricular Process
       Zionts moved, Singh seconded approval of a change in language in the Curricular Authority Document
       (CAD). Motion passed. At all places in the Curricular Authority Document where "reformatting for distance
       delivery (web-based courses, learning packages, ITV, etc.)" is mentioned, the language will be changed to
       read:
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March 13, 2001
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                 "reformatting for distance delivery (web-based courses, ITV except in the cases of ITV with two-way
                 audio and video, learning packages, etc.)"

10.     Child Care Facility Joint Committee Report--Helen Hagens, Jim Irwin, Ann Miller
        Miller described the need to develop business plans for this venture. Irwin spoke to the need for on-campus
        child care for students and staff. The question would not be one of filling the facility but rather one of
        deciding who can use the facility. Hagens discussed the academic interface with this facility. One of the
        recommendations is to have the facility fall under the control of an academic unit. She emphasized the quality
        improvement of this endeavor. Zionts asked about the hours of operation. Hagens said that normally means
        7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Zionts said that this does not provide support for non-traditional students. Hagens said
        that drop-in programs do not work well. For children of students, there is grant money available. Swartz
        asked about the fees and who gets them. Fees would support the program. Senter indicated there are a series
        of recommendations from the task force, but that this is not a senate task force. We are being asked to vote on
        the two recommendations crafted by Wayne Osborn on behalf of the Senate Executive Board. Erickson said
        one of the problems with day care is when schools have half-days or close because of unexpected things.
        Hagens indicated it was difficult to plan for this. There are strict guidelines for the number of children for the
        space and the caregiver/child ratio. Irwin indicated that the committee did not address this issue. Minyard
        said this sounded like a child development center, not a child care center. The children will be taught
        something. Hagens responded that quality child care centers are not babysitters. Osborn moved, Daniels
        seconded approval of the two resolutions. Morgan moved, Brockman seconded to amend the language in
        Resolution 1 to indicate that "The Academic Senate supports continued study of the feasibility of an on-
        campus university-sponsored child care facility that meets accreditation standards of the National Association
        for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), in particular the development of a detailed implementation
        plan for such a service.” Motion passed. Bahaee expressed concerns about this being a "feasibility study"
        when the committee had already completed a study. An editorial correction was made to add the word
        "financial" before the word "feasibility" in Recommendation 1, and also prior to "implementation plan for
        such a service." Original motion to approve was passed. The resolutions are:

        1. The Academic Senate supports continued study of the financial feasibility of an on-campus university-
        sponsored child care facility that meets accreditation standards of the National Association for the Education
        of Young Children (NAEYC), in particular the development of a detailed financial implementation plan for
        such a service.

        2. The Academic Senate believes that the development plan for a child care service should be guided by two
        parameters: maximizing the interface between academic units and the child care service and placing the
        service and any facilities under the supervision and control of an academic unit.

Meeting was adjourned at 5:05 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,


James Scott, Secretary

				
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