University Senate action: Senate adopts revision to "Revised Global Miami Plan"

On Monday, March 2, University Senate heard reports from Bryan Marshall, chair, Executive Committee of University Senate, and Provost Phyllis Callahan, chair of University Senate.
Senate heard the following special reports:

  • Global Studies Implementation Recommendations, Chris Makaroff, interim dean, College of Arts and Science
  • Revised Global Miami Plan Intercultural Perspectives Requirements, Rich Taylor, director, liberal education
  • University Activity Reporting Templates and Dossier Guidelines, Ann Frymier, office for advancement of research and scholarship
  • Center for Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and University Assessment (CELTUA) Rebranding, Rose Marie Ward, director, CELTUA

Items received on the Senate consent calendar included:

  • Senate Executive Committee Minutes dated Feb. 9, 2015, and Feb. 23, 2015
  • Curriculum Reports dated Feb. 11, 2015 and Feb. 25, 2015
  • MUPIM Proposed Addition 7.2: Waiver for Course Evaluation
  • MUPIM Revisions to 11.1.E, 11.1.F, 11.1.G, 11.1.H: Curriculum
  • Handbook Revision 1.1.C.2-3: Transfer Credit Appeal
  • Grad Council 12.09.2014
  • Activity Reporting Template Dossier and Evaluation Guidelines for Lecturers, Clinical and Professionally Licensed Staff Revisions
  • Activity Reporting Template and Promotion and Tenure Guidelines Revisions

Minutes of University Senate Feb. 2, 2015, meeting were approved without corrections

SR 15-11

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that University Senate adopts the following revision to the Senate Resolution 14-2, “Revised Global Miami Plan” as stated below:
Intercultural Perspectives courses prepare students for effective citizenship in a diverse multicultural society in the U.S. or beyond.

Criteria for Intercultural Perspectives Courses
In these courses, students will recognize new perspectives about their own cultural rules and biases by:

  • Demonstrating an understanding of the ways marginalized and dominant groups define and express themselves and the contexts in which these definitions are constructed; and/or
  • Demonstrating an understanding of how such global forces as imperialism, colonialism, religion, globalization, capitalism and socialism have shaped ideas, groups, institutions and/or the natural environment; and/or
  • Demonstrating an understanding of theories addressing notions of race, gender, sexuality, class, disability, ethnicity, nationalism and/or other socially constructed categories.

Foundation courses, with the exception of those meeting the Foundation IIIA requirement (Global Perspectives, Study Abroad), cannot be used to satisfy both the Intercultural Perspectives requirement and the Foundation requirement.  Study abroad courses approved as meeting the Intercultural Perspectives requirement may fulfill the Foundation IIIA (Global Perspectives, Study Abroad option) and the Intercultural Perspectives requirement.

The next meeting of University Senate is scheduled for 3:35 p.m. Monday, March 16, 111 Harrison Hall.

Twenty-five members of Faculty Assembly can challenge the resolution by filing a petition with the office of the university secretary during the 10 class days after publication on the news Web page.