Faculty Assembly Minutes, January 23, 2004

College of Arts & Sciences

FACULTY ASSEMBLY MINUTES

January 23, 2004

Registering Attendance:
Aerospace Science:J. Engram, M. Fitzpatrick, D. Kratzer, S. Martin
Anthropology:S. Parkhurst, J. Peteet
Biology:C. Covell, P. Ewald, R. Fell, M. Klotz, D. Schultz, E. Wong
Chemistry:G. Pack
Classical & Modern Lang:C. Aristofanes, M. Dalle, J. Greene, G. Hutcheson, M. Makris, A. Mastri, F. Nuessel, W. Pfeffer, C. Pooser, C. Sullivan, L. Wagner, L. Zeng
Communication:J. Berman, S. Esrock, J. Ferré, A. Futrell, J. Gregg, J. Hart, M. Wysocki
English:M. Biberman, B. Boehm, M. Bousquet, T. Byers, G. Cross, J. Dietrich, A. Golding, S. Griffin, P. Griner, D. Hall, S. Henke, A. Jaffe, D. Journet, K. Kopelson, C. Mattingly, G. Ridley, M. Rosner, S. Ryan, B. Williams, J. Wolfe, T. Yohannes
Fine Arts:M. Eckert, J. Whitesell
Geography/Geosciences:A. Clarke, B. Dakan, C. Hanchette, C. Leuthart, W. Song
History:A. Allen, B. Beattie, J. Cumbler, C. Ehrick, B Harrison, W. Lee, T. Mackey, R. Njoku, K. Spierling, B. Tyler, L.S. Weissbach
Humanities:A. Allen, K. Gray, M. Stenger, E. Wise
Justice Administration:G. Vito, W. Walsh, D. Wilson
Mathematics:G. Barnes, R. Davitt, I. Levi, T. Riedel
Pan-African Studies:J. Carew, M. Dogbe, B. Hudson, R. Jones, T. Rajack-Talley
Philosophy:E. John, A. Kolers, D. Masolo, N. Potter, O. Wiggins
Physics:D. Brown, J. Chalmers
Political Science:A. Caldwell, D. Clayton, T. Gray, D. Imbroscio, P. Laemmle, R. Payne, L. Rhodebeck, S. Wallace, C. Ziegler
Psychology:J. Brennan, D. Molfese
Sociology:J. Busch, J. Rieger, W. Usui
Theatre Arts:G. Brown, N. Burton, A. Harris
Women's & Gender Studies:K. Christopher, C. Fosl, D. Heinecken, N. Theriot
Student Council Rep:E. Duggan

Professor Ferré, Chair, called the meeting to order.

Eileen Duggan, representative from the A&S Student Council, was welcomed.

The Chair recognized Dean Brennan who commented briefly on the transition process for his departure and introduced Professor Blaine Hudson, who will serve as Acting Dean. Professor Hudson made brief remarks.

The minutes of the meetings of April 14 and September 12, 2003, were approved as distributed.

OLD BUSINESS:

The Chair announced that the proposal for a change to the College By-Laws (IX, B.2.d), which would permit faculty on term appointments to serve on college committees, was removed from the table and open for discussion.

Discussion included Professors T. Yohannes, Byers, Wise, Laemmle, Hall, Pfeffer, Weissbach, Chalmers, Boehm, Clarke, and Cumbler.

Professor Wise sought and was granted unanimous consent to amend the proposal to read .both regular members and members on term appointments are eligible for election to the faculty seats on the committees as provided in this document and in the Standing Rules..

Hearing no call for further discussion, the Chair put the question and the motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS

The Chair recognized Professor Beattie, Chair of the Curriculum Committee, who moved, seconded by the committee, the approval of a B.S. degree in Communication.

Discussion included Professors Byers, Futrell, Cross, Pfeffer, Klotz, Wise, Van, Barnes, Theriot, Beattie, Dakan, and R. Jones.

Professor Jones moved to call the question.

A division of the house was called. The motion to call the question carried with 68 for and 34 opposed.

The Chair put the question on the B.S. in Communication and the motion carried.

The Chair recognized Professor Beattie who moved, seconded by the Curriculum Committee, the approval of the B.S. in Women's and Gender Studies.

Hearing no call for discussion, the Chair put the question and the motion carried.

The Chair recognized Professor Wise, who moved to charge the Curriculum Committee to review the College's requirements for B.A. and B.S. degrees and to return to the Assembly with recommendations. The motion was seconded.

Hearing no call for discussion, the Chair put the question and the motion carried.

The Chair recognized Professor Beattie, who moved, seconded by the Curriculum Committee, approval of the interdisciplinary minor in Social Change.

Discussion included Professors Weissbach, Cumbler, Dakan, and Pfeffer.

Hearing no call for further discussion, the Chair put the question and the motion carried.

The Chair recognized Professor Beattie who moved, seconded by the Curriculum Committee, that the B.A. in Economics be transferred to the College of Business and Public Administration.

Discussion included Professors Wise, Dietrich, Hall, Brennan, Stenger, Cumbler, John, Esrock, and Dakan.

Hearing no call for further discussion, the Chair put the question and the motion carried.

Noting that the time specified for the Assembly was ended, the Chair asked if there was a motion to adjourn. The motion to adjourn carried unanimously.