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University Senate action Jan. 27

University Senate heard updates on the Miami 2020 Plan and the Global Miami Plan revision during its Jan. 27 meeting.

University Senate heard reports from:

(1)  Provost Bobby Gempesaw, chair, University Senate.

(2)  Steve Wyatt, chair, Executive Committee of University Senate.

(3)  Phyllis Callahan and James Kiper, Co-chairs, Miami 2020 Plan Update.

(4)  John Tassoni, Director, Liberal Education, Global Miami Plan Revision Update.

Senate approved the full minutes of the December 2, 2013, meeting. On the consent calendar, Senate received the curriculum report dated December 11, 2013, and minutes of Senate committees.  With the approval of the January 27, 2014, abbreviated minutes, University Senate endorsed by voice votes three new degrees and two majors: Senate resolutions SR 14-10, SR 14-11, and SR 14-12.

SR 14-10

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that University Senate endorse the proposed degree, Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing;AND FURTHERMORE, that the endorsement by University Senate of the proposed degree will become effective immediately and will be forwarded to the Miami University Board of Trustees for consideration.

SR 14-11

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that University Senate endorse the proposed degree, Bachelor of Science Degree in Forensic Science and Investigation, College of Professional Studies and Applied Science; AND FURTHERMORE, that the endorsement by University Senate of the proposed degree will become effective immediately and will be forwarded to the Miami University Board of Trustees for consideration; AND FURTHERMORE, that University Senate endorse two proposed majors: Forensic Science and Forensic Investigation; AND FURTHERMORE, that the endorsement by University Senate of the two proposed majors will become effective immediately.

SR 14-12

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that University Senate endorse the proposed degree, Bachelor of Science Degree in Civic and Regional Development, College of Professional Studies and Applied Science; AND FURTHERMORE, that the endorsement by University Senate of the proposed degree will become effective immediately and will be forwarded to the Miami University Board of Trustees for consideration.