EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE

ACADEMIC, APPELLATE, AND SENATE COMMITTEE

 ANNUAL REPORT

 

2005-2006 Academic Year

 

 

COMMITTEE:  Educational Policies and Planning

 

1.       Membership (include ex-officio members).

 

Regular Members: Bruce Albright, Caren Jordan, Dale Knickerbocker,  Leslie Pagliari, Patrick Pease, Alexandra Shlapentokh, David Weismiller

Ex-Officio Members: Cassie Crowley, Frances Eason, Linner Griffin, Charles Hodson,  Catherine Rigsby, Kris Smith

 

2.       Meeting Dates (include members present*).
* and members who contributed to committee action, but were not at the meeting.

 

10-14-05, 12-9-05, 2-24-06, 3-30-06 to 4-3-06*, 4-21-06

 

All members were present at all meetings except when excused for scheduling conflicts.

*meeting conducted electronically

(Sharon Bland of Academic Program Development also attended all meetings at the Chair’s request.)

 

3.      Subcommittees established during the year (include progress and/or completion of work).

 

None

  

4.      Accomplishments during the year, especially as addressed through committee goals.  Please include recommendations made to any University agency other than the Faculty Senate that will be noted under #5.

 

The following recommendations were made to the Chancellor:

 

Change the name MS in Industrial Technology to MS in Technology Systems

Change the name BS in Physical Activity and Fitness to BS Health Fitness Specialist

Change the name of the BSBA in Management Accounting degree to BSBA in Accounting

Establish of MS in Software Engineering

Establish a Bioprocess Manufacturing concentration in the BS Industrial Technology degree program.

Replace the existing three BS-SPED degree options (behavior/emotional disorders, learning disabilities, and mental retardation) with the two new degree options (adapted and general curriculum)

Establish a Masters degree in Construction Management (MCM).

Plan a Master of Science in Athletic Training.

Plan a Master of Science in Information and Computer Technology.

Plan a DDS degree program submitted by Health Sciences.

Establish an Autism Graduate Certificate, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Plan PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Plan Doctorate of Audiology, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Establish MS in Athletic Training, Department of Health Education and Promotion.

Separate Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management into two departments: Department of Hospitality and Management and Department of Nutrition and   Dietetics.

Change name of the minor “Industrial Supervision” to Industrial Technology Management”, Department of Technology Systems.

Establish Biofeedback Graduate Certificate.

Establish Sports Management Graduate Certificate.

Discontinue Graduate Certificate, Social Work Practice with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Discontinue undergraduate degree program in Occupational Therapy. 

 

 

Other Accomplishments:

 

Addressed business carried over from 2004-2005 by addressing lack of clarity and inconsistencies within Faculty Manual Part V, and revised it accordingly. Shared this information with Academic Standards and the University Curriculum Committee. The UCC suggested a minor change which will be considered nexrt fall, when the proposed language will also be put to the Senate.

At the request of the Graduate School Administrative Committee, drafted new language for our charge concerning voting rights of membership and the relationship between the two committees. After the two bodies agreed, the draft was sent to the Committee on Committees, where it has yet to be addressed.

 

5.       Reports to the Faculty Senate (include dates and resolution numbers).

 

3-21-06  Informational only

               1.  Request of Intent to Plan a Master of Science in Athletic Training. 

               2.  Request to Establish a Masters degree in Construction Management  MCM).

               3.  Request of Intent to Plan a Master of Science in Information and  Computer Technology.

 

2-21-06  Informational only

1.  Request to change name from BSBA in Management Accounting to   BSBA in Accounting.

2.  Request to establish a Bioprocess Manufacturing concentration in the BS Industrial Technology degree program.

            3.  Request to establish a MS in Software Engineering.

            4.  Notice of Intent to Plan a BA degree program in African-American/Black  Studies.

            5.  Request to change the BS degrees in Special Education.

 

1-31-06  Informational only

1.  Request to change name from BSBA in Management Accounting to BSBA in Accounting.

2.  Request to establish a Bioprocess Manufacturing concentration in the BS Industrial Technology degree program.

            3.  Request to establish a MS in Software Engineering.

            4.  Notice of Intent to Plan a BA degree program in African-American/Black Studies.

            5.  Request to change the BS degrees in Special Education.

 

12-6-05  Informational only

            Request by EXSS to change the name of “Physical Activity and Fitness”   program to “Health Fitness Specialist”

 

11-8-05  Informational only

            Request to change the name of MS in Industrial Technology to MS in  Technology Systems.

 

6.       Business carried over to next year (list in priority order).

 

Top priority: Suggested revisions to Faculty Manual Part V, approved by EPPC this year, to be brought to the Senate for approval.

Also: Suggested revisions to charge to be brought before the Committee on Committees and the Senate.

 

7.       Evaluation of the committee (include anything that hindered or assisted the committee's work during the year).

 

          A.      Charge: Have requested Committee on Committees to make a change (see #6)

          B.      Personnel: Excellent. Their hard, last-minute work during a weekend to enable the DDS NIP to go forward to the BOG was especially                               appreciated.

          C.      Attendance: Good

          D.      Responsibilities: Appropriate

          E.      Activities: Appropriate

 

8.       Suggestion(s) to the Chair of the Faculty and/or Faculty Senate for improving the effectiveness of the committee.

 

None, other than seeing that the business held over is pursued in the fall.

 

9.       Does the Committee’s organizational meeting next year need to be earlier than the date set this year? 

 

Yes, August 25, 2006

         

                                                  Signed:  Chairperson,  Dale Knickerbocker

                                                                      Secretary, Bruce Albright