Educational Policies and Planning Committee
Meeting Minutes (Non-Regular Meeting Time)
November 20, 2009
I. Call to order: Edson Justiniano, Committee Chair, called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. on November 20, 2009 in Rawl Annex 142.
II. The following persons were present:
Members: Scott Gordon, Janice Lewis, Edson Justiniano
Ex-Officio Members: Dee Dee Glascoff, Linner Griffin, George Kasperek, Justin Perry, David Siegel, Marianna Walker
Excused: Rose Allen, Margaret Bauer, James Holloway, Dale Knickerbocker
III. Approval of minutes
Minutes of the October 9, 2009 meeting were approved as presented.
Glascoff commented on the previous
V. Risk Management and Insurance Concentration
Scott Below, Paul Schwager, and Brenda Wells presented a request from the Department of Finance for a new concentration in Risk Management and Insurance. The concentration will be in the existing BSBA in Finance. It is expected to result in a redistribution of the anticipated growth in the number of majors in the department. Motion passed to approve the request.
VI. Health Physics Concentration
Michael Dingfelder presented a request from the Department of Physics for a new concentration in Health Physics. The concentration will be in the existing MS in Physics degree program. The department anticipates that there will be sixteen students in the two-year program and that up to $160,000 will be needed in graduate assistantships. Griffin noted that no funds were available from the Graduate School. Dingfelder stated that the department planned to approach the Harriot College of Arts and Sciences concerning financial support and that it also would be looking at the possibility of internships for some of the students. Motion passed to approve the request.
VII. Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies
Derek Maher and Calvin Mercer presented a request from the Harriot College of Arts and Sciences for a new Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies. Currently, Religious Studies is a concentration within the Multi-disciplinary Studies degree. Maher noted that changing Religious Studies to a stand-alone degree will not have any financial impact, as it builds on already-existing courses and resources. Motion passed to approve the request.
Chair E. Justiniano adjourned the meeting at 2:35 p.m.
Minutes submitted by Janice S. Lewis