University of Minnesota, Morris
Morris, MN




October 4, 2001, 8:00 a.m. Behmler Conference Room


Present            Schwaller, Nellis, Demos, Mooney, De Jager Carlson, Lee, Korth, Strand, Gooch, DeVries (for Neuharth), Thielke, Johnson, and Urness.

Absent            Kissock, Evans, and Hollerman.



APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Schwaller asked for a motion to approve the minutes from September 6, 2001 with amendment.


            MOTION:      To approve minutes from September 6, 2001 as amended.


            VOTE:            Unanimous in favor (8-0-0)




Nellis explained that this proposal is not ready for motion. The requested change to move Dance courses from WSS to Humanities has been discussed for the past few years. Originally the courses were in WSS. Nevertheless, they are taught outside of daytime hours through CE. There will be a proposal to move the courses to Humanities, to better fit with the BOT Theater licensure requirements, which now includes dance courses. However, there is still discussion needed within Theater about which designator should be used among other issues. There was discussion about creating a Dance designator or putting Dance courses under Theater. Currently the courses are taught every semester. There is a dance club. A member questioned if the courses will meet the BOT licensure requirements. Nellis indicated that there was concern regarding this in the discipline however by moving the courses to Theater it would show that we are taking the dance requirement seriously. When questioned regarding how this affects resources Nellis stated that we are bound by licensure requirements and will have to find the resources available on campus. There currently is no tenurable line in Dance nor will one be available in the near future, so courses will continue to be offered through CE. Nellis noted that the Theater discipline is in agreement with this move when everything is worked out.


Schwaller indicated again that there was no intention of taking action on this matter today. It continues to need discussion and CC will be informed of the progress. When the proposal is ready it will come to CC for approval.


No Action Taken.




Management 4500 Variable Topics in Global Business; prereqs were changed to reach more people.


Motion:          To approve Mgmt 4500


Approved:       Unanimous (8-0-0)


Approval of Sociology 3253 Variable Topics in Social Structure: The Self and Society, Sociology 3254 Variable Topics in Social Structure: The Sociology of Religion and History 3456 Variable Topics in U. S. History: History of Religion in America. The issue was raised of the Hist GER designator on the history course and was asked if another designator could be used. Lee responded that Hist designator was the request of the faculty member teaching the course. A question was raised about allowing more than one GER designator for a course and Schwaller noted that the issue would be put on the agenda for the next meeting.


Motion:          To approve Soc 3253, Soc 3254 and Hist 3456.


Approved:       Unanimous (8-0-0)



Meeting adjourned 9:00 a.m.

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