June 13, 2011

College Senate Minutes

June 13, 2011

Senators Present: J. Backus-Foster, A. Ball, A. Burger, J. Burgess (proxy held by J. Backus-Foster), S. Carlson, M. DeFreece, D. Dougherty, L. Goodwin-Burwood, T. Hamblin, C. Levitt, K. MacLeod (proxy held by S. Shoemaker), A. Mitchell, K. Ogborn, S. Poe, S. Shoemaker, D. Sivers, A. Smith, D. Stein, S. Swayze (proxy held by T. Hamblin), A. Thompson, C. Vesterfelt, M. Wake (proxy held by J. Miller), J. Yando

Senators Absent: S. Babcock, E. Hodges, M. McKenna, J. Morgan, A. Sohns, K. Zuber (excused)

Guests: B. Sturdevant and M. Branigan

Meeting called to order by Presider J. Miller at 8:59 am.

Approve minutes for the May 9, 2011 meeting – Motion: T. Hamblin; seconded: M. DeFreece; approved.

Welcome to the new and returning Senators for service through May 2013—A.Burger, D. Dougherty, C. Vesterfelt, A. Smith, J. Yando.

Curriculum Committee—June 8, 2011

Motion: M. DeFreece; Seconded: A. Thompson; approved

CC10-57

Business & Hospitality

The proposal to remove CITA 105 as a requirement of the AAS Degree in Computer Information Systems decreasing the total credits from 63 to 62 was approved.

TABLED CC10-58

Business & Hospitality

Proposal to teach HOSP 335 Purchasing for the Hospitality Industry in online format. (TABLED)

CC10-59

Business & Hospitality

Proposal to teach HOSP 135 Applied Food Service Sanitation in online format. (TABLED)

Motion: J. Backus-Foster; Seconded: D. Stein; approved CC10-60

Business & Hospitality

The proposal to teach HTEL 420 Hotel and Resort Operations in online format was approved.

Motion: M. DeFreece; Seconded: A. Thompson;

Approved—Conditionally pending GOVT 300 added to GEN ED listing

CC10-61

Business & Hospitality

The proposal to change the course requirements for the BBA In Restaurant Management to conform to the new general education program, which reduces the Arts & Science core by six credits and the upper Arts & Science by six credits which opens up two unrestricted upper electives, require BUSI 120 Business Communications instead of a business elective, and reduces the total credits of the degree by 6 to 122 was approved pending submission and approval of BUSI 120 Business Communications or GOVT 300 Public Policy for Gen Ed. Subsequent to the meeting it was discovered that GOVT 300 was on the original list of Gen Ed courses submitted to SUNY. Vern is following up with SUNY to make sure it is included on our current list.

CC10-62

Business & Hospitality

The proposal to change the course requirements for the BBA In Travel & Tourism Management at Delhi and SCCC to conform to the new general education program, which reduces the Arts & Science core by six credits and the upper Arts & Science by six credits which opens up two unrestricted upper electives, require BUSI 120 Business Communications instead of a business elective, and reduces the total credits of the degree by 6 to 122 was approved pending submission and approval of BUSI 120 Business Communications or GOVT 300 Public Policy for Gen Ed. Subsequent to the meeting it was discovered that GOVT 300 was on the original list of Gen Ed courses submitted to SUNY. Vern is following up with SUNY to make sure it is included on our current list.

CC10-63

Business & Hospitality

The proposal to change the course requirements for the BBA In Culinary Arts Management to conform to the new general education program, which reduces the Arts & Science core by six credits and the upper Arts & Science by six credits which opens up two unrestricted upper electives, require BUSI 120 Business Communications instead of a business elective, adds an upper level business elective, and reduces the total credits of the degree by 6 to 122 was approved pending submission and approval of BUSI 120 Business Communications or GOVT 300 Public Policy for Gen Ed. Subsequent to the meeting it was discovered that GOVT 300 was on the original list of Gen Ed courses submitted to SUNY. Vern is following up with SUNY to make sure it is included on our current list.

CC10-64

Business & Hospitality

The proposal to change the course requirements for the BBA In Hotel & Resort Management at Delhi and SCCC to conform to the new general education program, which reduces the Arts & Science core by six credits and the upper Arts & Science by six credits which opens up two unrestricted upper electives, require BUSI 120 Business Communications instead of a business elective, and reduces the total credits of the degree by 6 to 122 was approved pending submission and approval of BUSI 120 Business Communications or GOVT 300 Public Policy for Gen Ed. Subsequent to the meeting it was discovered that GOVT 300 was on the original list of Gen Ed courses submitted to SUNY. Vern is following up with SUNY to make sure it is included on our current list.

CC10-65

Business & Hospitality

The proposal to change the course requirements for the BBA In Club Management to conform to the new general education program, which reduces the Arts & Science core by three credits and adds an Arts & Science elective, and the upper Arts & Science by six credits which opens up two unrestricted upper electives, require BUSI 120 Business Communications instead of a business elective, and reduces the total credits of the degree by 6 to 122 was approved pending submission and approval of BUSI 120 Business Communications or GOVT 300 Public Policy for Gen Ed. Subsequent to the meeting it was discovered that GOVT 300 was on the original list of Gen Ed courses submitted to SUNY. Vern is following up with SUNY to make sure it is included on our current list.

Motion: J. Yando; Seconded: A. Mitchell; approved CC10-66

Applied Science and Recreation

The proposal to teach VETS 120-Introduction to Veterinary Science in online format was approved.

Motion: T. Hamblin; Seconded: A. Smith; approved CC10-67

Applied Science and Recreation

The proposal to combine two split semester classes TURF 260 Irrigation Design and TURF 262 Irrigation Installation and Maintenance into a new class TURF 264 Irrigation: Water Management and Conservation in the BBA Golf and Sports Turf Management Golf Course Superintendent Program was approved.

CC10-68

Applied Science and Recreation

The proposal to combine two split semester classes TURF 260 Irrigation Design and TURF 262 Irrigation Installation and Maintenance into a new class TURF 264 Irrigation: Water Management and Conservation in the Turf Management Program was approved.

CC10-69

Applied Science and Recreation

The proposal to combine two split semester classes TURF 260 Irrigation Design and TURF 262 Irrigation Installation and Maintenance into a new class TURF 264 Irrigation: Water Management and Conservation in the Golf Course Operations was approved.

CC10-70

Applied Science and Recreation

The proposal to combine two split semester classes TURF 260 Irrigation Design and TURF 262 Irrigation Installation and Maintenance into a new class TURF 264 Irrigation: Water Management and Conservation in the Landscape Design and Management was approved.

TABLED CC10-71

Business & Hospitality

Proposal for a new on-line in Hospitality Management at Monroe Community College. (TABLED)

TABLED CC10-72

Business & Hospitality

Proposal to teach BUSI 344 Organizational Theory in online format.(TABLED)

  

Academic Policy

The Academic Policies Committee would like to recommend the following changes to academic policy.

All changes are bold. Deletions appear with an underline, while proposed additions appear in italic font and changes suggested by Senate are deleted using a score through with corrections in italics added.

Recommended Change 1:

ADDITION/NEW POLICY Section 1.38 Student’s Academic Status – Readmission into Designated Curriculum

            1.387 Readmission into Designated Curriculum

Under the guidelines established by specific program areas, a student, who is in good standing within the College, can be dismissed from a particular program based upon their academic performance. This dismissed student may apply for readmission to that program, however student reentry is not guaranteed. For any programmatic policies and/or procedures the student is advised to seek counsel from the specific program department.

Recommended Change 2:

CHANGE/ADDITION to Academic Policy 1.35-1-D

D.        Placement

1.         College placement testing may be required for all entering, matriculating students.

2.         Placement testing, as determined by the College faculty, is required for all non-English Language Learners (ELL). ELL students are prohibited from seeking a placement waiver in English (see Academic Policy 1.35-1-D-4-b).

2.3.      When placement testing is not given, students are initially placed into courses by Enrollment Services based on high school or previous college transcripts. Mathematics and English placement are determined by Enrollment Services, following guidelines written by Mathematics and English faculty. Refinement of placement is completed with the student’s program area.

3.4.      Developmental course placement is mandatory in Mathematics and English and is determined by written guidelines established by the faculty. These guidelines are based on courses not taken, poor grades in specific courses, or a period of time elapsed with no college level Math or English. mathematics or english courses.

a.         If math and/or a communications course is required for certificate and/or AOS students, mandatory placement will be determined by the above guidelines and a review of the student's academic history. If reading placement is determined to be at a developmental level, instruction is mandatory and may be provided through professional assistance, a reading skills component within the content area or a formal course offering.

b.         There will be a Acampus designee who will decide and advise the student on course placement waivers. The waiver will commit the student to assuming full responsibility for his/her decision. The waiver process does not apply to English placement for English Language Learners.

Recommended Change 3:

CHANGE/ADDITION to Academic Policy 1.35-2-A-7

7.         A Delhi student who decides choosing to complete degree requirements through the transfer of credit from another accredited institution (in absentia) must complete the Agreement for Completion of Degree Requirements in Absentia form. This form should be completed in consultation with the students advisor. Also, students will have to obtain have priorapproval from his/her department chair or division dean following consultation with his/her advisor. It is highly recommended that the Agreement for Completion of Degree Requirements in Absentia form be completed. An matriculated AOS degree Applied Technologies student wishing to complete requirements at another accredited institution (in absentia) for a Delhi AAS degree must complete a Change of Curriculum Request form. Any changes in the approved plan must also have prior approval. In addition to the planned program requirements the following must be met:

                                                          The Agreement for Completion of Degree Requirements in Absentia takes

                                                         effect following the conclusion of the students final semester enrolled at the

                                                          College. For further information pertaining to this Agreement for

                                                          Completion of Degree Requirements in Absentia refer to Academic Policy

                                                          1.35-1-I.

a.         Freshman Composition, (ENGL 100) or its equivalent will transfer with a grade of at least C.

b.         Other college-level courses approved for transfer to the college and passed with a grade of D or better may be acceptable for transfer (T) credit as determined by the current curriculum requirements of the division to which the student is applying. Following division approval, courses with a grade of D will be accepted for credit only if all the courses being accepted for transfer average a "C" (2.00) or better.

 

c.         Courses accepted for transfer credit may not meet graduation requirements in a given program or curriculum. Once a student is accepted into a program (or if a program change is made once the student arrives on campus), the student should request a transcript evaluation by the appropriate department or division. The results of the transcript evaluation will be communicated in writing to the Registrar's Office and the student.

d.         A transfer course in which a grade of D was earned cannot be used to replace (with a grade of T) a grade of D for a SUNY Delhi course.

Recommended Change 4:

CHANGE/ADDITION to Academic Policy 1.35-2-A-1-c-2-c

c.         For transfer students, courses of equivalent quality and content taken at other accredited institutions are acceptable for transfer credit with the following stipulations:

1.         Freshman Composition (ENGL 100), or its equivalent, will transfer with a grade of at least C.

2.         Following division approval, courses with a grade of D will be accepted for transfer credit only if all the courses being accepted for transfer average a "C" (2.00) or better from the same institution  from a single college or university..

  1. The Nursing program mandates that students receive at least a C- (or 70 from colleges using numerical grades) in non-nursing courses and a C+ (or 75 from colleges using numerical grades) in nursing courses.
  2. The Veterinary Science Technology Program will only accept a C or better in Liberal Arts and General Studies courses and a C+ or better in Veterinary Science courses.
  3. All other academic programs in the Division of Applied Sciences and Recreation Technologies will only accept a transfer grade of “C” or better for individual courses. Exceptions may apply within this Division based upon current articulation agreements.

(Tabled pending further Academic Policies Committee Discussion)   Recommended Change 5:

CHANGE/ADDITION to Academic Policy 1.364

1.364   ACADEMIC HONESTY

          A.  Position

The college assumes that teaching and learning take place only in an atmosphere of intellectual honesty. As teachers and students have come together for the mutually agreed upon purposes of teaching and learning, the college expects that each approaches the classroom experience with the intention of open and honest intellectual pursuit. As part of the process, teachers shall clearly describe at the outset the means of evaluating students in this pursuit and students shall, in these evaluations, give an honest accounting of their growth and development. Cheating, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty are strictly prohibited. Any violation will be met with penalties ranging in severity from a grade of zero for the work involved to a grade of F for the course and possible suspension from the college. The student may appeal any violation or penalty decision.

B.        Reporting Violations of Academic Integrity

            If a faculty member discovers that a student has committed an act of academic honesty violation that warrants a sanction beyond a verbal warning, the faculty member must report this incident to the Coordinator Director of Academic Advising and Early Warning. Following this report, any further action will follow the College’s Academic Integrity Policy as it is cited appears in the Student Code of Conduct, Section XXV.

 

Intercollegiate Athletic Board (postponed)

Senate Honor Scholarship (postponed)

Final Exam schedule discussion—President Vancko is looking into resolving this issue.

Committee membership status—Operations Committee is working on this.

Campus-wide discussion on by-laws change to service of MC staff—POSTPONED

Meeting Adjourned at 9:38 am

Next meeting September 12, 2011

 

Contact Info
Jared Yando, Presider
yandojj@delhi.edu

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