President Leath to address Faculty Senate on Tuesday

Michaela Ramm

The Faculty Senate will meet Tuesday to discuss academic bills up for a vote and listen to President Steven Leath.

The meeting will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union.

The senators are scheduled to discuss bills up for a vote, including a merger of the anthropology and world languages and cultures departments as well as the name change of a College of Design major.

The reason for the merging of the anthropology and world languages and cultures departments is because “curricula in both departments share similar learning outcomes and teaching methodologies, particularly with respect to upper-division courses that focus on the interpretation and mediation of culture in diverse historical, social, and (trans-)national contexts,” according to the senate’s proposal.

The current name of a College of Design major is a bachelor of design. The senate’s proposal would change this name to a bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary design.

The reason for this name change came from a peer review and a study conducted by the National Association of Schools in Art and Design in 2012, according to the senate’s document for the name change.