CoBE Faculty Senate

Faculty Senate Meeting February 21, 2018

College of Business and Economics

Attendance: Kim Furumo (Chairperson), Keisuke Nakao, Tom DeWitt, Emmeline de Pillis, Jerry Calton, Kelly Burke, Gene Johnson, Terry Jalbert, Tam Vu (ex officio)

  1. Tom Dewitt made a short presentation about the Student Success and Admissions Committee. He noted the current focus of this group is helping faculty acquire low, or no- cost teaching tools.

  2. Discussion of Cengage Low Cost Books. Cost is about $119 per semester per student. The idea was tabled for further discussion.

  3. Change in course evaluation process.
    A new system is being rolled out to us. The system is all electronic. Guidelines will be sent to faculty for how to use the system.

  4. Emmeline de Pillis led some discussion of curriculum issues.

  1. Motion by Emmeline
    • Seconded by Terry
    • Allow Students to take Fin 220, MGT 425 Bus Planning for New Ventures (3) or BUS 110 Freshmen Business Experience (3) to fulfill the current BUS 110 Freshmen Business Experience (3) requirement. This will be effective, Fall 2019 but may be implemented earlier when possible.

Vote: 7-0-0 in favor of making the change.

  1. Motion by Emmeline
    • Seconded by Jerry
    • Effective ASAP: Change existing QBA 260 Business Statistics (3) requirement to “QBA 260 Business Statistics (3) or Math 121”

Vote: 7-0-0 in favor of making the change.

  1. Motion by Terry
    • Seconded by Emmeline
    • Accept ENG 209 Writing for Business (3) , ENG 287 Introduction to Rhetoric (3) , ENG 225 Writng for Sci & Technology (3) or ENG 215 as meeting the existing ENG 209 Writing for Business (3) or ENG 287 Introduction to Rhetoric (3) requirement.

Vote 7-0-0

  1. Emmeline led a discussion on advising issues.
  2. Meeting adjourned.

Minutes 02/21/18 PDF