Faculty Senate to address proposals for majors today

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Vice president of academic success is invited to address the senate at 3:30 p.m.

By Cynthia M. Herrera

cherrera151@student.alamo.edu

This college’s Faculty Senate will meet 3 p.m. today in Room 218 of the nursing complex to discuss proposals for the status of majors.

The chancellor proposed doing away with majors on diplomas and transcripts, but faculty and students believe they should remain in use.

Proposals for maintaining majors, both the original and a revised proposal from Faculty Senate will be discussed as well as potential consequences for both choices.

In an email sent to this college’s faculty from English Professor Dawn Elmore, the Faculty Senate president of this college, explained the issue’s development and discussion during the 2014 spring and fall semesters.

The meeting today will consist of discussion of the plan of district-level committees to help with problems with transfers, majors and degrees.

There will also be a presidents’ plan which would consist of a “cross-college” committee to collect information and research student completion, transfers and retention.

The plan also calls for district committees to consist of member’s of individual college committees however none would contain a majority of faculty.

A plan for presenting the original proposal is still undecided.

“I want to get feedback,” Elmore said. “I want to hear the pros and cons,” in response to the cross-college plan.

Three new positions added to the district organizational chart also will be discussed.

The senate invited Dr. Jothany Blackwood, new vice president of academic success, to address the group from 3:30-4 p.m.

For more information, call Elmore at 210-486-0667 or email delmore6@alamo.edu.

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