November 17, 2000
PRESIDING: Dr. Rosalind Reichard
PRESENT: Lyn Aubrecht, Carol Brown, Lori Brown for Rhonda Zingraff, Clyde Frazier,
Ellen Graden, Eloise Grathwohl, Carol Hazard, Jean Jackson, Sue Kearney, Carol Kercheval,
Vivian Kraines, Rosalind Reichard, Bob Reid, Louise Reiss, Nona Short, Susan Squires, Sue
Todd, Tony Vaglio, Bob Vance for Ann Burlein, Paul Winterhoff, Ann York for Tom Pencek.
Guests were Carolyn Happer, Jerod Kratzer, and Beth Mulvaney.
The minutes of the October 20 meeting were approved as distributed.
A brief discussion was held on the new initiatives and the increase in tuition for
2001-02. Faculty members were encouraged to talk with students about their concerns and to
direct them to people on campus who can help them find ways to cover the costs of
continuing at Meredith. There were several suggestions offered of ways to make personal
contact with continuing students.
The first order of business was consideration of a contract major in Art History for
Erin Bradley. Appendix I. A suggestion was made that Erin might want to take LEG
401 "Legal Research" instead of LED 400 "Legal Survey". A motion was
made, seconded and passed to accept the contract major for first reading. Council members
indicated that they would like to see examples of the requirements for Art History majors
at other schools. Those will be presented at the second reading.
A motion was made and seconded to approve the changes of the drop/add and withdrawal
dates for graduate students to match the undergraduate dates. The motion passed
The Graduate Committee presented the rewrite of the admission requirements for the MBA
program. Appendix II. A motion was made and seconded to approve the changes as
rewritten. The motion passed unanimously.
The Graduate Committee sent a proposal to change the title for EDU 640 from
"Independent Study" to "Research Project in Education". Appendix
III. After some discussion and motion was made, seconded and passed to accept the
proposal for first reading. A motion was made and seconded to waive the second reading for
this proposal. The motion to waive was passed. A motion was made and seconded to pass the
proposal. The motion was approved unanimously.
The Curriculum Committee presented a proposal for changes in the Business
Administration/Finance Concentration major. Appendix IV. The proposal was for the
following changes in requirements: make ACC 434 a required course; move ECO 311 from the
required courses to the elective courses; add ACC 333 and BUS 466 to the list of
electives. A motion was made, seconded and passed to accept this proposal for first
A second proposal from the Curriculum Committee was to change ACC 438 from four to
three hours credit. Appendix V. A motion was made, seconded and passed to accept
this proposal for first reading.
There were two proposals from the Teacher Education Committee. Appendix VI. The
first proposal was to increase the number of hours of social study courses required for
middle school certification in social studies from 21 to 27 hours. The courses involved in
the increase in hours would be sic hours of western civilization and HIS 214 and dropping
the three-hour geography requirement. Further the proposal adds ECO 210 to the list of
electives in economics and eliminates POL 210 as an politics elective choice. A motion was
made, seconded and passed to accept this proposal for first reading.
The second proposal from the Teacher Education Committee involved the mathematics
requirements in general education for students earning middle school licensure. They would
choose from MAT 144, 141 or any calculus course. Now they can choose MAT 120, 144 or 211.
A motion was made, seconded and passed to accept this proposal for first reading.
The Council decided to hold a meeting in December on Friday, December 8. It will be a
luncheon meeting. Time and place will be announced later.
The meeting was adjourned after the announcements.
Sue R. Todd, Secretary