COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
April 8, 1997
Registering Attendance:Anthropology: J. Granger, R. Kelly, R. Reid, E. Segal
Biology: D. Rountree
Chemistry: J. Richardson
CML: R. Buchanan, E. Cabrera, J. Greene, A.
Greenfeld, R. Luginbill, F. Nuessel, W. Pfeffer
Communication: J. Ferre, R. Tardy, S. Willihnganz
English: D. Billingsley, D. Hall, S. Henke, D. Journet,
Fine Arts: S. Mitchell
Geography/Geosciences: W. Dakan, K. Gauri, D. Howarth, C. Leuthart, D. Spetz
History: B. Adams, L. Curry, T. K'Meyer, J. McLeod, J.
Morrill, N. Theriot, B. Tyler
Philosophy: J. Flodstrom, M. Greer, T. Maloney
Political Science: M. Hawkesworth, L. Jones, N. Schwartz, P. Weber
Psychology: J. Aponte
Theatre Arts: G. Brown, A. Harris, M. Hottois, D. Palmer
Visitors: J. Berman, J. Carter, R. Taylor
Professor Harris, Chair, called the Assembly to order at 1:05 pm.
The minutes of the meeting of September 11, 1996, were approved as distributed.
The Chair recognized Assistant Dean Taylor who moved and was seconded approval
of the list of graduates for August and December 1996 and candidates for May
1997, pending successful completion of all requirements. The motion carried.
The Chair recognized Professor Flodstrom who moved and was seconded approval
of Becky Freeman Antle as the 1997 Woodcock Medalist. The motion carried.
The Chair recognized Professor Segal, for the Curriculum Committee, who moved,
seconded by the Committee, the approval of the graduate certificate in Women's
Studies. Discussion included Professors Pfeffer and Theriot. The chair put
the question and the motion for approval carried.
Professor Segal, for the Curriculum Committee, then moved a revision to the
criteria for courses fulfilling the General Education cross-cultural studies
requirement in Arts and Sciences. Discussion included Professors Curry and
Spetz. The chair put the question and the motion carried.
The definition of courses which may fulfill the cross-cultural requirement
will now read as follows (new language underlined):
Cross-Cultural Studies/Foreign Language: (Revised)
(New wording is underlined)
1. Courses must focus on either; a) societies and cultures in
modern nations, ethnic groups, or regions other than the
United States or Canada, or b) a minority culture, orcultures, within the United States or Canada.
2. Study-abroad courses and approved internships in another
country may fulfill this requirement, if course content is of a
cultural focus. Approved internships or study programsfocusing on a minority culture or ethnic group within the United Statesor Canada may also fulfill this requirement.
3. Up to six credit hours of college level study in a single
foreign language may fulfill this requirement.
4. If a student elects to take more than one course in the
Cross-Cultural Studies area to fulfill the requirement, the courses may deal with different
nations, cultures, or regions.
The Chair recognized Professor Schwartz, for the Planning and Budget
Committee, who moved approval of the College Mission Statement. Discussion
included Professor Hawkesworth.
Professor Hall moved amendment of the statement by removal of the first
sentence. The motion for amendment was seconded. Professor Weber moved
insertion of the phrase "Arts and Sciences" following "College" in the new
first sentence of the mission statement. The chair requested and received
unanimous consent for this insertion.
The chair put the question and the document, as amended, was approved.
Nominations were opened for parliamentarian of the Faculty Assembly for
1997-98. Professor Leonard Curry was nominated. It was moved and seconded
that nominations cease. Professor Curry was elected by acclimation.
Nominations were opened for chair of the Faculty Assembly for 1997-98.
Professor Shirley Willihnganz was nominated. Professor Willihnganz declined
nomination. Professor Bert Harris was nominated. It was moved and seconded
that nominations cease. Professor Harris was elected by acclimation.
The Chair then asked if there was any new business.
Professor Dakan moved the following resolution:
Resolved: The Faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences condemns the person
or persons unknown who conveyed death threats to the candidate for dean. The
faculty extends its profound apology to Dr. Moore for the incident.
The motion was seconded. The Chair put the question and the motion carried.
There being no additional business, the Chair adjourned the meeting at 1:30 pm.