REGULAR MEETING OF THE UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE

 

 

November 2, 2009 – 104 Gore Hall

 

 

 

 

October 21, 2009

 

 

TO:                  Senators and Executives

 

FROM:            Charles E. Mason, Vice President  

                        University Faculty Senate

 

SUBJECT:       Regular Faculty Senate Meeting November 2, 2009

 

            In accordance with Section IV, paragraph 6 of the Constitution, the regular meeting of the University Faculty Senate will be held on Monday, November 2, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. in 104 Gore Hall. 

 

I certify that hard copies of the approval page for each undergraduate and graduate studies academic item on the agenda are filed in the Faculty Senate Office with the appropriate signatures of approval up through the Chair of the Faculty Senate Coordinating Committee on Education.  The Agenda will be as follows:

 

 

MINUTES

 

 

I.  Adoption of the Agenda

A motion was made seconded and approved

 

II.                Approval of the Minutes: October 5, 2009

A motion was made seconded and approved

 

 

III.             Remarks: Provost Tom Apple

 

The Provost discussed “Excellence in All That We Do” including: outstanding scholarship (at both the individual and unit level) and academic rigor.

 

 

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IV.              Announcements: Senate President Cihan Cobanoglu

 

We are in the process of digitizing the faculty senate minutes so it will be easier to search for historical information.

 

V.                 Item for Information: Copyright Infringement Notices – Unauthorized Postings on Web Sites

(memo attachment)

 

VI.              Consent Agenda

 

1.                        Announcements for Challenge

 

a. Recommendation from the Faculty Senate Committee on Graduate Studies (Robert Opila, Chair) with the concurrence of the Coordinating Committee on Education (John Madsen, Chair) and the Executive Committee (Cihan Cobanoglu, Chair) for the establishment of a Certificate Program in Geographic Information Science (attachment)

There was no discussion or challenge from the senate.

 

II.                Regular Agenda

 

1.   Resolutions

 

a.       Recommendation from the Faculty Senate Committee on Graduate Studies (Robert Opila, Chair) with the concurrence of the Coordinating Committee on Education (John Madsen, Chair) and the Executive Committee (Cihan Cobanoglu, Chair) for the establishment of a dual MBA/MS degree in the Finance major.  (attachment)

 

Whereas,    the University of Delaware seeks to provide quality graduate programs in a variety of disciplines, and

 

Whereas,    the Lerner College of Business and Economics offers a successful Master of Business Administration degree that provides graduate students with a broad view of the functional areas of business, and

 

Whereas,    the Department of Finance offers a successful Master of Science in Finance degree that provides students with the necessary knowledge to be innovative and well-informed finance professionals, and

 

Whereas,    many individuals have expressed interest in pursuing graduate level finance education while complementing it with core business administration knowledge, and

 

Whereas,    a dual MBA/MS degree in the Finance major will allow students to simultaneously pursue graduate level education in business administration and finance, be it therefore

 

Resolved,   that the Faculty Senate approves provisionally, for five years, the establishment of a dual MBA/MS degree in Finance. 

The resolution was approved

 

 

1.                        Unfinished Business:  None

 

2.                        New Business: None

 

 

VIII.    Introduction of New Business

Such items as may come before the Senate.  (No motion introduced under new business, except a motion to refer to committee, shall be acted upon until the next meeting of the Senate.)

 

A motion to adjourn was made.

 

  

 

JB/khs