Draft to be approved 4/10/13

    Metropolitan State University of Denver

 Faculty Senate

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

3:20pm – 4:50pm

Tivoli 320 A, B & C

 

MINUTES

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Attendees:  Badwan, Bagwell, Bahl, Balogh, Beery, Butler, Butnor, Carnes, Collette, Cook, Corash, Davinroy, Davis, DelCastillo, Denn. Duburguet, Dyhr, Ethier, Flemon, Gibson, Glatz, Grady-Willis, Gurka, Gurley, Haga, Hagen, Hallam, Hasley, Hathorn, Hernandez-Julian, Hill, Hoffman, Holloway, Huang, Hutto, Izurieta, Jacobs, Jayasanker, Jiang, Johnson, Karris, KingC, KingG, Kleinfeld, Komodore, Krasner, Krugman, Lamb, Liu, Londen, Lubinski, Lyons, Matthews, Medina, Odell, Pantos, Pleis, Preuhs, Pytlinski, Reid, Reimer, Rogers, Ropp, Rother, Rucki, Sahami, Sauer, Saxe, Schatz, Sgoutas, Sidelko, Simpson, Stephens, Tollefson, Wagner, Wanberg, Weber, Worster, Yeh, Zajdowicz, Zhu   Guests: Ayesse

 

I.                    The Senate was Called to Order at 3:31:49pm.

 

 President Sahami remarked that Wednesday, March 6th, was Dr. Charles Branch Day at Metro State U.

 

 Senator Butler spoke about Charlie Branch who was with Metro State for 35 years; he served as the Assistant Dean, Chair of Human Services for 12 years, and hired her and Senator Bagwell. He was best known for his infectious smile, a huge lover of jazz, and the saying, “Make a nice day!” He believed faculty should take responsibility for their own day.

 

II.                 Approval of Previous Meetings Minutes (at Senate Website), VOTE.  

 A Vote was called to approve the minutes of 3/6/13.

 The Minutes were approved with a vote of 43 to 5.   

 

III.              Announcements/Updates

-           The Faculty Climate Survey has been distributed in paper and will be collected through the end of March so there is still time for faculty to complete and return it. If there is not an return envelope to use, please contact President Sahami and he will make sure you receive it.  

-           The Campus wide climate survey has been extended for another week through March 24. This survey is online through Modern Think and faculty opinions are very important on both surveys.

-           The Faculty are encouraged to attend BOT and BOT sub-committee meetings. Their schedule is listed on the Metro website under the BOT and is typically scheduled on the first Thursday of a month with the previous Wednesday being the sub-committee meetings. Dr. Jordan made a point of inviting faculty in a recent discussion with President Sahami. It would be great to have faculty present at these meetings.

-           The Undergraduate Research Conference needs reviewers, 10-12 Abstracts, April12th - April 22nd.

 

 Dr. Janos Fustos, CIS, reported that so far 70 student paper intent to submits have been received for presentations and/or posters. He solicited the faculty’s help to review these submissions. This review is a very important process and a good boot-camp for the students who turn in their final projects in May. Please volunteer by contacting Pam Ansburg, Janos Fustos, Jeff Forrest or Corina Holgram or go to undergraduateresearch@msudenver.edu.

-            Senator Tom Davinroy has been appointed as the Faculty Senate representative to the Sustainability Council. The Senate congratulates him.

-           The Faculty Senate, Executive Committee, received a Response to the Summer Resolution that was passed last meeting and the response has been loaded to the Senate website. President Sahami encouraged senators to share it with fellow faculty.

-           Joe Goldhammer, Union Attorney, who has been working on the tenure rights documents, is available to come to Metro State on Wednesday afternoon, April 17th. The Senate does not meet that Wednesday, so President Sahami wanted to take a poll to see who would be interested in holding a regular meeting or perhaps a town hall meeting around 3:30pm to learn about the changes to the documents and allow all faculty to have an opportunity to ask questions.

 

 A Poll was taken to check the interest level of having an open meeting on April 17th.

 The Senate voted 44 to 7 to hold this meeting.  

 

IV.               Committee Report:  - FS Curriculum Committee (Documents Attached as: FSCCReportMarch202013.pdf)

 Senator Hernandez reviewed the report.

 

Report to Metropolitan State College of Denver Faculty Senate

Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee

March 20, 2013

 

Unless otherwise noted, packets are approved unanimously.

 

LAS 121333c CAS

Creation of a Broadcast concentration to replace Broadcast Journalism, Broadcast Performance and Broadcast Production.

 

 President Sahami called for discussion. There was none.

 

Curriculum approved unanimously by the Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee is automatically approved by the Senate unless there is a question posed by a Senator on the Senate floor.

 

 President Sahami accepted the report on behalf of the Faculty Senate.

 

V.                 PRESENTATION, DISCUSSION and VOTE: Service Learning Designation Language - Purple Book Reps. (Document Attached as: SLDesignation.docx)

 Senator Hernandez discussed the document that showed track changes. The language in this proposal would enter the Curriculum Policies Guidelines and Procedures on p. 53, immediately following section IX.

 

 Discussion was called. There was none.

 A vote was called.

            A = To Approve the Service Learning Designation Language Purple Book change.

                        B = To Oppose the Purple Book language change.

 

 With a vote of 47 to 5 the language changes were approved.

 

VI.              SECOND READING of MOTION TO CHANGE BY-LAWS, DISCUSSION and VOTE: Changes to Multi-Cultural Curriculum Review (MCR) Committee section in By-Laws - MCR Committee (Document Attached as: MCRCwServiceLearningDesignation.doc)

 Senator Carnes, Management, reviewed the motion to change the Bylaws and include review of service learning designation courses under the Multi-Cultural Committee.

 

Old Language

 

Section 21 Multicultural Curriculum Review Committee

21.1 Duties. The duties of the Multicultural Curriculum Review Committee (MCRC) shall include, but not be limited, to the following:

21.1.1 Evaluate each new or existing course proposed to receive Multicultural designation. Evaluate modifications to an existing course with Multicultural designation if forwarded to the MCRC by the Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee (FSCC). The evaluation will be based on the proposed syllabus and the multicultural designation for for the course using the multicultural course criteria described in the College’s Curriculum Guidelines, Policies and Procedures. The MCRC may recommend changes to the syllabus and/or the multicultural designation form and/or request additional documentation before making a final recommendation of approval or disapproval of the requested Multicultural designation to the FSCC.

21.1.2 Review any proposed changes to the criteria for conferring the Multicultural designation and forward its recommendation of such changes to the Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee.

21.1.3 Share expertise and consult when requested by department chairs, the Office of Transfer Services, or other appropriate offices or committees on issues pertaining to the multicultural designation at Metro State. (Amended 02/01/12)

21.2 Membership

The Multicultural Curriculum Review Committee shall consist of five (5) senators, two (2) from the School of Letters, Arts and Sciences, one (1) senator from the School of Professional Studies, one (1) senator from the School of Business, one (1) At-Large member elected from the Faculty Senate. With an additional one (1) ex-officio member without vote, appointed by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

 

 

New Language (Proposed)

 

Section 21 Multicultural Curriculum Review Committee

21.1 Duties. The duties of the Multicultural Curriculum Review Committee (MCRC) shall include, but not be limited, to the following:

21.1.1 Evaluate each new or existing course proposed to receive special academic designation, such as Multicultural designation or Service Learning designation. Evaluate modifications to an existing course with Multicultural designation or Service Learning if forwarded to the MCRC by the Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee (FSCC). The evaluation will be based on the proposed syllabus and the Academic Designation form for the course using the multicultural or service learning course criteria described in the University’s Curriculum Guidelines, Policies and Procedures. The MCRC may recommend changes to the syllabus and/or the designation form and/or request additional documentation before making a final recommendation of approval or disapproval of the requested Multicultural designation or Service Learning designation to the FSCC.

21.1.2 Review any proposed changes to the criteria for conferring the Multicultural designation and the Service Learning designation, and forward its recommendation of such changes to the Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee.

21.1.3 Share expertise and consult when requested by department chairs, the Office of Transfer Services, or other appropriate offices or committees on issues pertaining to the Multicultural designation and the Service Learning designation at Metro State.

21.2 Membership

The Multicultural Curriculum Review Committee shall consist of five (5) senators, two (2) from the School of Letters, Arts and Sciences, one (1) senator from the School of Professional Studies, one (1) senator from the School of Business, one (1) At-Large member elected from the Faculty Senate, with an additional one (1) ex-officio member without vote, appointed by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

 

 

 President Sahami reminded the Senate that this motion was a Bylaws change and will require a 2/3rd majority vote.

 

 A discussion was called. There was none.

 

             The vote was called to change the Multi-Cultural Curriculum Review Committee responsibilities.

 With a vote of 49 to 6 the Senate approved this Bylaws change.

 

VII.           PRESENTATION and DISCUSSION and (2) VOTES: Joint SGA and Faculty Senate Resolution to BOT - SGA and Faculty Senate Joint resolution task force. (Document Attached as: jointresolutionsrev1.doc)

 Senator Ropp, Rules Committee Chair, took the podium to officiate this segment of the meeting.

 

JOINT STUDENT GOVERNMENT AND FACULTY SENATE RESOLUTIONS

 

Resolution #1

DRAFT

Joint Resolution of the Metropolitan State University of Denver Student Government Association and Faculty Senate

 

TITLE:   A Joint Resolution of the Student Government Assembly and the Faculty Senate to The Board of Trustees of Metropolitan State University of Denver Opposing the Implementation of Proposed Changes to Summer Session Until the Institution Performs a Public Analysis of the Financial Necessity of Such Changes

 

WHEREAS, improving the 6-year graduation rate is a priority of MSU Denver; and

WHEREAS, the students and faculty of Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) have developed expectations for the availability of courses for summer session as part of their annual planning; and

WHEREAS, the proposed changes to the minimum class size proffered for the summer of 2013 will predictably reduce the number and variety of summer courses offered  based on historical trends in summer enrollment; and

WHEREAS, this foreseeable reduction in the number and variety of summer courses will negatively impact students as they work towards graduation; and

WHEREAS, these changes were proposed too late in Spring semester for students and faculty to fully participate in the vetting of new policy; and

WHEREAS, on their face these changes run counter to MSU Denver’s stated goals of improving timely graduation rates; and

WHEREAS, the new policy has been offered as a result of financial necessity without supporting budgetary data or analysis.

NOW BE IT RESOLVED, that this student body and this faculty of  Metropolitan State University of Denver on this day,  April 4, 2013, petition the Board of Trustees to postpone the implementation of the proposed summer school policy until a public analysis of the institution’s financial condition is performed and vetted by the Student Government Assembly and the Faculty Senate showing the financial necessity of such changes.

 

Resolution #2

DRAFT

Joint Resolution of the Metropolitan State University of Denver Student Government Association and Faculty Senate

 

TITLE:   A Joint Resolution of the Student Government Assembly and the Faculty Senate to the Board of Trustees of Metropolitan State University of Denver Requesting the Full Public Disclosure of MSU Denver’s Actual Revenues and Expenditures

 

WHEREAS, net tuition at Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) has increased 29.4 percent since 2010; and

WHEREAS, the Administration at MSU Denver has not provided faculty or students a clear accounting report of the disposition of revenues in that time; and

WHEREAS, neither faculty nor students are capable of meaningful participation in shared governance without a full accounting of both actual revenues and actual expenditures and a clear understanding of the actual financial condition of the University;  and

WHEREAS, MSU Denver is a public institution, subject to public oversight.

NOW BE IT RESOLVED, in the spirit of MSU Denver’s mission as a publicly funded institution of higher education in the state of Colorado, that this student body and this faculty of  Metropolitan State University of Denver on this day,  April 4, 2013, request the Board of Trustees fully disclose MSU Denver’s actual revenues and expenditures across the institution and including all institutional subdivisions for the academic years 2010-2011, 2011-2012, and 2012-2013.

 

 President Sahami re-introduced the resolution regarding summer school and the subsequent response that had come from administration. The gist of administration’s response was that, with a passage of this resolution and if the new summer school schedule limits were not enacted, the Provost would cut back the summer budget by 10% as was done last summer. This impending action seriously alters the enthusiasm for the first motion. The second motion still represents a strong opportunity.

 

 Senator Lamb, HTE, recounted the unexpected events of the meeting with Provost Golich and Vice-President Lutes. He believes that the outcome will provide greater transparency and a seat at the table of the budgeting process. Two members of the Senate Budget Committee have been invited to join the Board of Trustees Finance Committee. This is a big stepping stone for the Senate Budget committee.

 

 President Sahami reported the committee has concluded that passing the first resolution that would result in the 10% reduction of the summer budget perhaps is not in the best interest of the faculty and he would have a difficult time recommending it in light of administration’s response. He does, however, support the need for putting forward the second resolution that asks for Metro’s books to be opened.

 

 Simon Ayesse, Director of Academic Affairs, Student Government Assembly, reported that the Student Senate had tabled any action pending more information for the first resolution. Regarding the second resolution to request the opening of the books, he believes, was in the best interest of Metro. If the second resolution is passed, it would be the first ever co-authored resolution passed in the history of the Senate and the Student government and would set a great precedent for future collaboration.

 

 Brogan Davie, Student Senator, Student Government Assembly, spoke to his support of the second resolution to see the university’s budget.

 

 Senator Worster, Music, had a comment and question. He reviewed the budget website and he believes it represents a full disclosure of the last seven year’s budget, CUPA data, faculty, administrator, and classified salary and benefits. He questions the wisdom of this resolution that seems to demand rather than simply ask. He asked Senator Lamb how many times the Budget Committee has asked for information and been denied. 

 

 Senator Lamb agreed with Senator Worster that the Budget website contains past budgets but the Senate Budget Committee was seeking a seat at the table to impact the budgets of the future.

 

 President Sahami asked Senator Worster if he read the resolution and that is was odd to couch it as other than a request for the full disclosure of the budget. He emphasized that the online budgets show the allocations which is wholly different from the actual expenditures.

 

 Senator Worster, Music, repeated his question to Senator Lamb of how many times the Budget Committee has requested and was not provided and that the actuals are posted.

 

 Senator Lamb replied that the request was made once each year and twice in the last year for budget actual. And, what was received were the allocations but not the actuals as they occurred.

 

 Senator Pleis, Accounting, mentioned that after she requested the budget for 2012-13, it was updated on the website. President Sahami asked Senator Pleis if she had seen the breakdown of expenditures. She has found the audited statements at the state.

 

 Senator Hernandez, Economics, asked about the 10% reduction and what areas it would affect. He wanted to know why the ‘bluff’ is not being ‘called’.

 

 President Sahami understood that the reduction would be 10% of money allocated which would most likely mean 10% of salaries. In such a negotiating stance, he believes that the Senate should be looking out for the faculty’s best interest. The new summer schedule plan will result in far less revenue but the goal of this committee was to make sure that summer works and works for the institution.

 

 Senator Wagner, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, wanted to address the first resolution along the same lines as Senator Hernandez had. The biggest loser in this would be the students in terms of the access and type of classes they are able to get.

 

 Senator Hagen, History, reported that her department has already taken a 10% hit.

 

 President Sahami agreed that there have been reductions in the number of offerings, approximately 5.2% reduction overall. The larger concern is the ‘20/25’ and the classes offered that will not make. The first resolution is still there and any who feel strongly about it should vote ‘yes’.

 

  Senator Worster, Music, agreed with President Sahami that the first resolution does not have his support or that of his department.

 

 A vote was called for the request to delay the 2012-13 Summer School class size change policy, Resolution 1:

 

  The resolution did not pass with a vote of 20 to 44.

 

 A vote was called for the full public disclosure of MSUDenver’s actual revenue and expenditures, Resolution 2:

 

 With a vote of 57 to 13 the Senate passed the resolution.

  

VIII.        PRESENTATION and DISCUSSION: Handbook Change Regarding Student Ratings of Instruction. -FS Rules Committee

 Senator Ropp, Rules Committee Chair, opened discussion on SRI and the plan to include them for Fall 2013 for all LAS faculty. The Rules Committee was charged last week with putting together a Handbook change for this issue. She reviewed the committee’s rationale that will speak to institutional trust, the strategic plan for 2012-2017 about an institutional culture-Goal A, and the miscommunication about whether the comments would be included. Senator Ropp voted believing that they would not be included and was told along with her entire department by a member of the Faculty Evaluation Taskforce that they would not be included. Psychological effects that had been discussed by Senator Hathorn were ‘negativity bias’ and the ‘sleeper effect’. The committee is putting together a form to make a Handbook change. The committee would like the support of the Senate.

 

 Discussion was opened.

 

 Senator Hagen, History, reminded the committee of the documentation that she had previously provided regarding Section 1 that could be used in the rationale.

 

 Senator Hathorn, Psychology, mentioned that she served on the RTP Committee and that the only time comments were specifically referenced was to confirm that a faculty member was not doing their job. She saw one letter of review where there was a specific mention that the SRI was the negative source.

 

 Senator Worster, Music, believes that the comments of 22,000 students have worth. That he had shared those comments with his colleagues over the years. He recounted that he had read the document that Provost Golich presented on 10/19/2011 stating that the SRIs would be included in portfolios. He admitted that the language in the Handbook was not definitive and confusing. If student comments were not included then faculty were just a number and faculty can choose to read them. He would raise his voice for all faculty to become the best teachers possible and he disagreed and believed that his students were the highest level of evaluation.

 

 President Sahami commented that the goal was not to ignore students comments and that they would have a definite part in evaluations as formative assessments. The question was how to appropriately use them: as a tool for instructors to sharpen their skills or to possibly demonize a fellow faculty member. Student evaluations were incredibly valuable and faculty members may choose to include them as artifacts. The Senate’s one interest was what did faculty want and what did they think they were voting on?

 

 Senator Hagen believes that most senators have the sage wisdom to know where to vote on this issue. She pointed out that the dating on the minutes and the dates that faculty voted do not jive. She spoke of a colleague that received student comments that they needed to lose weight and another colleague’s student commented that her breasts were distracting. She asked would these be appropriate comments to place in a faculty member’s permanent record.

 

 Senator Denn, Physics, served on the RTP Committee and thinks that regardless of the way this point has been reached, if something is found to be incorrect it should be changed. Given their possible negative aspects they should not be mandatorily included. He chose not to look at the comments and only looked at SRI scores.

 

 Senator Worster, commented that 10/19/2011 was before May 2012 when faculty voted. He wants what is best for both faculty and students.

 

 Senator Hernandez, Economics, asked the committee to draft the rationale using research provided by the Faculty Evaluation Taskforce and that they site additional research from other institutions that are going through the same process. He has yet to decide about the issue but thinks that the potential presence of SRIs create an incentive for teachers to be better teachers.

 

 Senator Haga, CIS, spoke about President Jordan’s email to faculty regarding the spyware software that was added and then removed from school computers that stated that any email or documents produced on the school’s computers was a matter of public record and can be requested by the public.  That statement concerned him because in the last ten years he has worked at Metro he has been accused of racial, gender, age, and religious discrimination by students that had been reported for cheating. He suggested that anyone who still believes that this is a good idea they should go to www.ratemyprofessor.com and read some of those comments. He admonished the Senate to listen to Senator Hagan.

 

 Senator Schatz, Psychology, respectively disagreed with Senator Worster that the issue is not that the comments were not valuable the issue was are they required to report them.

 

 Senator Izurieta, Modern Languages, asked as a point of clarification if all written evaluations will be included in Digital Measures in the fall.

 

 Senator Hasley, CIS, a third year tenure-track assistant professor, has talked to over a dozen tenure-track professors at Metro and they are all outraged that they attended school for at least twelve years, made decisions to move their families around the country/world and they cannot go to one place and find a clear statement of how they will be rated and what the standards are for tenure. It is an absolute failure of the leadership of the school and they are mad.

 

 Senator Beery, Journalism and Tech Com, disagreed with the senator that commented that SRI comments would make teachers better. She is an affiliate instructor and she teaches core courses that students hate. Knowing that comments would be a permanent part of the faculty member’s record can be a real drawback if they want to become full-time faculty at Metro. She thinks it will make faculty teach to a lower level—to get the good comment and please everybody when some of the students may not even be there to learn.

 

 Senator Schatz urged faculty to attend the session with Joe Goldhammer, Union attorney, because of the efforts he has made on behalf of Metro faculty.

 

 President Sahami asked Senator Ropp what action the committee intended and whether a poll at this meeting would be helpful.

 

 President Sahami instructed the Senate that the vote is for whether the committee moves forward with the Handbook draft and not on the issue of SRIs.

 

 Vote called was for the committee to initiate and write up motion that Senator Hernandez requested at the last meeting to clarify the Handbook language.

 

 Vote started for committee to write up Handbook change.

 With a vote of 63 to 3 the Senate approved the charge to the Rules Committee to draft language that SRI comments will not be included in dossiers.

 

IX.              PRESENTATION and DISCUSSION: CAPP Adjustments for Senior Experience Courses. - FS Welfare Committee (Document Attached as: Senior experience recommendations.pdf)

 Senator Matthews, Welfare Committee Chair, explained that this question came up when Academic Affairs suggested that when students needed to make adjustments to their CAPP report regarding their senior experience it should not be handled by faculty but through BASE petition and the faculty’s response to this suggestion.

 

The Welfare Committee was charged with this question and made a recommendation which included:

-          Senior experience was more specialized than other designations and very much depended upon discipline specific questions and that needed to be overseen in the departments by the faculty and there was value in continuing the practice that CAPP adjustments could be made and initiated by faculty. An additional concern was if a faculty member makes this decision and later in the process the decision is called into question, there needed to be two signatures, the faculty member’s and the chair’s. The committee was also recommending that independent studies be used to fulfill senior experience if the faculty so deemed it appropriate.

 

 Discussion was opened.

 

 Senator Hernandez, Curriculum Committee Chair, spoke to thoughts the committee asked him to share. They supported the Faculty Senate Welfare Committee’s suggestion that independent study be able to satisfy this requirement. It would be very helpful for smaller departments who had difficulty filling senior experience courses. From the curriculum viewpoint, the committee’s concerns were to safeguard the integrity of the academic offerings and the designation and they feel that, if recommendations 2 and 3 were accepted, it points toward the question of whether senior experience should be offered at all. Regarding the first point, bearing in mind the objectives that needed to be met in order to receive senior experience designation, then faculty and chairs should be familiar with their particular curricular requirements and be able to verify that they are met. As well, if exceptions needed to be made in order, to be consistent with the process for multi-cultural and general studies designations, BASE petitions was more appropriate for making exceptions rather than CAPP adjustments.

 

 Senator Matthews believed that the committee felt that their expertise was not necessarily in the area of how the senior experience was approved or not approved and that was why their recommendations were from the faculty perspective. He did not have a rebuttal to Senator Hernandez’s comments but believed that they should be considered.

   

X.                 PRESENTATION and DISCUSSION: Timing of Completion of General Studies Requirement. -FS General Studies Committee (Document Attached as: GSTimingCompletion.docx)

 Senator Wagner, General Studies Committee Chair, spoke about the history of the last ten years where the catalog has listed the general studies requirement courses completion timeframe and students who delay past the 45 credit hour limit. The General Studies committee was recommending that it be moved from 45 to 60 credit hours. They would be asking department advisors to take an active role in getting the word out.

General Policy Related to Timing of Completion

Current Catalog Language

Students who have not completed the Quantitative Literacy, Oral Communication, and the first three credits of the Written Communication requirements within the first 30 credits will receive a registration hold and will be required to meet with an advisor to review the policy and register for the required course(s). This registration hold will continue to be placed on students who complete between 30 and 45 credits and have not met these requirements. Students who have completed 45 credits and have not completed the Written Communication, Oral Communication, and Quantitative Literacy requirements may only enroll in courses that fulfill these requirements.

Exception for Transfer Students: New transfer students with 45 credits or more must complete the Written Communication, Oral Communication, and Quantitative Literacy requirements within their first two semesters at MSU Denver. Students who have not completed these requirements within their first semester at MSU Denver will receive a registration hold and will be required to meet with an advisor to review the policy and register for the required course(s). Students who have not completed these requirements within their first two semesters at MSU Denver may only enroll in courses that fulfill these requirements.

Proposed Language

Students who have not completed the Quantitative Literacy, Oral Communication, and the first three credits of the Written Communication requirements within the first 30 credits will be required, through an advising hold, to complete an advising process and register for the required course(s).  Students who have completed 45 credits and have not completed the Written Communication, Oral Communication, and Quantitative Literacy requirements must enroll in and successfully complete courses that fulfill these requirements. This advising and registration process will continue until the requirements have been fulfilled. Students who have completed 60 credits and have not completed the Written Communication, Oral Communication, and Quantitative Literacy requirements may only enroll in courses that fulfill these requirements.

Transfer Students: New transfer students must complete the Written Communication, Oral Communication, and Quantitative Literacy requirements within their first two semesters at MSU Denver or by 45 total credits, whichever is later. All other provisions of the policy are the same.

 Discussion was opened.

 

 Senator Worster, Music, suggested that an advising hold be set after 45 credit hours to engage them with their advisor.

 

 Senator Beery asked if there was a way for the language to reflect if this would affect their financial aid package.

 

 Senator Bagwell, HSP, mentioned the concern that, if the policy is relaxed, students would register with their other courses in addition and then drop the core classes.

 

 

 President Sahami reminded the Senate that the last three agenda items were first presentations and encouraged senators to take topics back to their departments and return with discussion points for the next meeting.

 

XI.               Adjournment

 A vote was called for Adjournment.

 The Senate adjourned at 4:55:39 pm.

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