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Liberal Arts Council Minutes 2012


20 June 2012, 2:00 pm, FH 230

Presiding: Associate Dean Lucy Harney
Recording: Dr. Vicki Brittain

Council Members: Bill Kelemen, Dennis Dunn, Mary Brennan, Beth Erhart, Bob Fischer, Vince Luizzi, Dan Lochman, Phil Suckling, and Vicki Brittain

Guests: Sue Beebe and Ted Hindson

1. Approval of LAC minutes (6/13/12):

Council members present voted unanimously to approve revised minutes from the meeting of the Liberal Arts Council on 13 June 2012.

2. Reduction of the core curriculum:

Lucy Harney reviewed several objections from Council members and Dean Hennessy to the core curriculum proposal approved by LAC members on 13 June. She discussed the options before the Council for addressing these objections, and presented an alternative core curriculum proposal that is supported by Dean Hennessy. This proposal retains both literature and philosophy courses as requirements in the core at Texas State. Council members present voted unanimously to endorse this proposal in place of the earlier document. General Education Committee representatives Beebe, Harney, and Hindson were asked to convey the approved proposal to the GEC meeting of 25 June 2012.

3. Other business:

Council members discussed the summer family receptions for new student orientation. Receptions will be attended by LAC members on dates for which they volunteer. No one was available to exchange dates with Dr. Day, who reported via email a possible conflict with the reception of 20 June.

The meeting was adjourned.