UNH Faculty Senate

Motion on the eligibility of Thompson School faculty to submit inquiry and breadth courses
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UNH FACULTY SENATE
MOTION # XIII-M16

on the eligibility of Thompson School faculty to submit inquiry and breadth courses for the Discovery Program

 

1.  Motion presenter:   Agenda Committee

2.  Date of Faculty Senate discussion:  4/20/09

3.  Rationale:

A significant number of students start in the Thompson School and then transfer to the UNH baccalaureate program, and UNH needs to treat the Thompson School students similarly to other students who enter UNH via the two-plus-two programs from community colleges.  Any course approved by the UNH Discovery Program, whether from the Thompson School or the UNH baccalaureate program, could be taken by any baccalaureate program or Thompson School student and would apply to graduation requirements.  The final phrase of the motion refers to the requirement that any COLSA course be approved by the COLSA Academic Affairs Committee and the COLSA dean before approval by the UNH Discovery Committee.  The phrase does not set a precedent for other colleges. 

4.  Motion:

This motion is a follow-up to senate motion XIII-M11 on Discovery Program implementation and clarifies that faculty in the Thompson School are eligible to submit Inquiry and Breadth courses for review and approval by the Discovery Committee and advises the school to work with its dean, the provost and the Discovery Committee, in accordance with the bylaws of COLSA and the course approval procedures of the Discovery Program.

5.  Senate action:  passed with thirty-seven ayes, no nays, and one abstention

6.  Senate chair’s signature:  Marco Dorfsman

Forwarded to:  President Mark Huddleston, on May 5, 2009

Forwarded to:  Provost Bruce Mallory, on May 5, 2009

Forwarded to:  Lisa MacFarlane, on May 5, 2009

Forwarded to:  Kathryn Forbes, on May 5, 2009

Forwarded to:  Barbara White, on May 5, 2009

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