Faculty Council Minutes- January 2004

JANUARY 16, 2004
3:30 p.m. Rosen Center Conference Room

Faculty Present: J. Rupe, Chair, A. Szalanski (ENTO), M. Richardson (HORT), R. Gergerich (PLPA), T. Killian (HESC), F. Scott (AEED), T. Costello (BAEG), L. Parsch (AEAB), M. Stewart (CSES), C. Rosenkrans (ANSC), T. Yazwinski (ANSC),
Others Attending:
Greg Weidemann -- Dean
Donna Graham -- Associate Dean
Jason Emmert -- Agriculture Curriculum Committee
Mary Warnock -- Faculty Senate Representative
Absent: W. Kuenzel (POSC), A. Proctor (FDSC)

1. Call to Order -- J. Rupe, Chair elect, called the meeting to order at 3:30 p.m.

2. Agenda -- Approved and Passed

3. Approval of Minutes -- Approved as Presented

4. Reports --

A. DBCAFLS Administration -- G. Weidemann/D. Graham

Dr. Graham reported that the first round of stakeholder meetings have been completed and the report is due out soon. There will be regional stakeholder meetings and some faculty may be asked to attend and listen to the discussion.

Plans are being made to conduct a summer program for gifted and talented high school students.

Classroom renovation is continuing.

Fall registration is expected to be conducted through UAConnect. Until then, it will be through Hog Call.

Dean Weidemann reported that raises have been approved based on improvements in the economy and the direction school funding has taken in the legislature.

B. Other Reports -- No reports from the Faculty Senate or Graduate Council.

5. Standing Committee Reports

A. Agriculture subcommittee -- J. Emmert (Handout) The Committee brought forth three new courses in AGED, two new courses and one course change in POSC, and two program changes in AGEC.

New Courses:

1. AGED 3942 "Professional Development in Agricultural Communications"
This course will be another component of the Agricultural Communications program and will be taught in a computer lab. The course is designed to prepare Agriculture Communications students for their required internship.
Catalog Description:
Overview of professional and technical skills needed to succeed in internships and jobs in the field of agricultural communications.

2. AGED 4243 "Publication Production in Agriculture"
This course will be another component of the Agricultural Communications program.
Catalog Description:
Theory and practice of planning, editing, designing, and producing agriculture-related publications commonly used in extension and industry.

3. AGED 3042 "Agricultural Construction Technology"
This course contains required knowledge for students interested in teaching agriculture.
Catalog Description:
Principles of building design and construction. Includes site selection, calculating structural loads and computerized packages for building design. Safety practices, selection of building materials and determining costs are also included.

4. POSC/ANSC 5763 "Protozoan Parasites of Domestic Livestock and Companion Animals"
The course is broader in scope (with regard to the species discussed) than the recently deleted course POSC 5122/5120 (Protozoan Parasites of Poultry).
Catalog Description:
Course topics will include economically and medically important protozoan parasites of domestic livestock and companion animals, with an emphasis on their significance for animal and human health.

5. POSC 5873 "Molecular Analysis of Foodborne Pathogens"
This course is designed to help graduate students integrate various molecular approaches for analysis of foodborne pathogens.
Catalog Description:
Course topics will include molecular detection and identification of foodborne pathogens, the molecular response of foodborne pathogens to their environments, factional genomic approaches, and analysis of complex microbial communities.

Course Changes:

1. POSC 1013 "Exotic Companion Birds"
Proposed changes include the catalog description and course number (to3013). POSC requested the changes to more accurately reflect the increasing rigor of the course.
Catalog Description:
The Topics include basic care, health, breeding, bird evolution, anatomy, and nutritional management of commonly kept exotic companion birds, including parrots, cockatoos, macaws, finches, canaries, and pigeons. Discussion will include housing and care for individual pet birds and large-scale breeding and production.

Program Changes:

1. AGEC-BS and AGEC-Minor
Changes were precipitated by course changes in the Walton College of Business, and involve changes in course nomenclature (prefix and numbers).

Proposal involves limiting the controlled electives in AGEC 503V (Internship in Agricultural Economics) to 1-3 hours instead of the current limit of 1--6 hours, because the AEAB faculty feels that the current level in the 31-hour Masters program is disproportionately large.

B. HESC subcommittee -- No Report

6. Old Business

Ad-hoc Committee on the College Personnel Document -- J. Rupe -- the latest revision will be e-mailed to council members for additional comment. The revised document needs to be approved by the council in the February or March meeting so that it can be sent to the College faculty at least a month before the spring College Faculty meeting on 30 April.
7. New Business - None

8. Inquiries from the Faculty

It was suggested that future Faculty Council meetings begin at 2:30 instead 3:30 p.m. The Chair will check with council members to see if this change can be done.

9. Meeting Adjourned

The meeting was adjourned at 4:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Susan Pomoransky