UNH Faculty Senate

Motion on Review of American Sign Language
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UNH FACULTY SENATE
MOTION # X-M10

Motion on Review of American Sign Language

   

1.  Sponsoring committee:  Academic Affairs Committee

2.  Motion presenter:  Bill Stine

3.  Date of Faculty Senate discussion:  5/1/06

4.  Rationale: 

The Academic Affairs Committee of the Faculty Senate received the Report of the Task Force on American Sign Language that includes six recommendations.  Six motions were offered by the committee in response to five of the six recommendations in the report and were passed by the Faculty Senate on 3 April 2006.  Our seventh motion in response to the report concerns recommendation two.  Recommendation two states:

 “That American Sign Language courses now offered on the UNH Durham campus to satisfy the foreign language requirement be subject to a rigorous review of their academic quality, by a process analogous to the UNH undergraduate program review process, said review to be completed by the end of academic year 2006-2007, with results and a recommendation from the provost forwarded to the Senate by Fall 2007.”  (p. 10 of the report)

5.  Motion:

The Academic Affairs Committee has received a description of a plan to review the American Sign Language courses now offered on the UNH Durham campus to satisfy the foreign language requirement.  The Faculty Senate endorses the plan for the review.

6.  Senate action:  passed

Vote:  many ayes, one nay and one abstention

Senate chair’s signature:  David Richman

Forwarded to:  President Ann Hart, on May 12, 2006

Forwarded to:  Provost Bruce Mallory, on May 12, 2006

Forwarded to:  Communication Sciences Department Chair, on May 12, 2006

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