FACULTY SENATE MEETING
Wednesday, September 22, 2004
In attendance: Allyn, Arvanitis, Carroll, Clydesdale, Compte, Conjura, Curtis, Edelbach, Gorman, Hagedorn, Hernandez, Hohmuth, Kamber, Kang, Karsnitz, Koch, Konzal, Leake, Leven, Li, Lovett, McMahan, G. Miller, Nicolosi, Novell, O’Connell, Palmer, Petroff, Pollock, Robertson, Rossi-Miller, Ryan, San Pedro, Steinberg, Vandegrift, Venturo, Wolz, and Word.
Excused: Gosselin, Kravitz, R. Miller, Preti, Rice
Absent: Ahlawat, Norris
President Robertson welcomed the three new senators (Colette Gosselin, Jerry Petroff, and John Pollock) and the new Faculty Senate secretary (Paulette LaBar).
1. Ralph Edelbach reminded the senate members of a meeting regarding the draft of Memorandum of Agreement to be held on Wednesday, October 6 th at 3:00 in AR 136. He will be e-mailing the senate members with further information.
2. Michael Robertson would like to start a new endeavor – Faculty Senate lunches to be held in the 1855 Room, one purpose being to build stronger working relationships. He distributed a sign-up sheet.
3. October 1 st reception will be held in the Social Science Atrium from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.
4. Election of faculty representative to the Board of Trustees is open until Friday, September 24 th . Please vote if you haven’t already.
POLICY ON FACULTY REPRESENTATIVES TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Looking ahead to the upcoming election for faculty representative to the Board of Trustees, the Senate Executive Board proposed the following:
The Senate affirms the existing practice that Faculty Representatives to the Board of Trustees are automatically members of the Senate Executive Board. If a faculty member elected as Representative to the Trustees is not already a Senate member, he/she will be added to the Senate as an additional voting member for the duration of his/her term as Faculty Representative.
The proposal was moved and seconded. Motion passed unanimously
VACANCY ON SENATE EXECUTIVE BOARD.
There are currently 10 members on the SEB, leaving one vacancy. If the new Faculty Representative to Trustees is not a member of the SEB, the representative will become the 11th member for 2004-06. If the seat is still vacant after the election for Faculty Representative, Michael may make a call for self nominations before the October meeting.. Currently the following schools not represented on the SEB: Art, Media, & Music, Nursing, Library, untenured faculty. The board meets on Fridays at 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
ELECTION FOR VICE-PRESIDENT
There was one nomination for Vice President of Faculty Senate – Cindy Curtis. She was elected by acclamation.
Jackie Deitch-Stackhouse, the new coordinator of the Office of Anti-Violence Initiatives, gave a brief description of the grant program she is working on. She distributed copies of the new “Survivor’s Guide to Sexual Assault,” which was developed with the Sexual Assault Task Force. She will be contacting faculty who might be interested in participating in an interdisciplinary concentration in anti-violence. Jackie can be reached as x 2272 or email@example.com
MIDDLE STATES UPDATE
David Venturo reviewed the three areas of primary concentration being worked on: Planning, Resource Allocation, and Institutional Renewal, Institutional Assessment, and Student Learning Assessment. Reports were made by the three committee chairs: Tom Hagedorn, Andrew Clifford, and Rebecca Li. If you have any suggestions or feedback on these reports, you can direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org .
It was suggested that in the future every handout have a date located in the header or footer to avoid confusion.
APPOINTMENTS TO COLLEGE-WIDE COMMITTEES
Michael Robertson distributed recommendations of faculty appointments to College-Wide Committees & Advisory Councils (attached). It was moved by Pollock and seconded by Hohmuth to accept these recommendations. Motion passed.
SENATE AGENDA FOR 2004-05
Michael Robertson distributed notes on the Senate Retreat that was held on September 10 th . A proposed agenda to include 9 working groups was discussed. The chair of each of these nine groups gave a brief report on the work their group will be doing. Michael noted that the Faculty Senate can help shape the direction of the institution with these initiatives.
The meeting concluded at 1:15 pm after which senate members met with the chair of the working group they would like to assist.
The next full Faculty Senate meeting will be Wednesday, October 13, 2004 – 3:00 – 4:20 . Location will be announced.
Faculty Senate Secretary
COLLEGE-WIDE COMMITTEES & ADVISORY COUNCILS
September 22, 2004
Steering Committee (1-year term): Steve Klug, Biology
Committee on Academic Programs: Linda Lengyel, Criminology
Committee on Planning & Priorities: Joyce Vincelette, Business
General Education Advisory Council (1-semester terms): Jean Slobodzian, SELL; Ursula Wolz, Computer Science
Development & Alumni Advisory Council (1-year term): Judit Kardos, Math/Stat
Special Services Advisory Council: Marimar Huguet-Jerez, Modern Lang.
Honors Advisory Council: Joan Bloch, Nursing (1-year term); Morton Winston, Philosophy
Information Technology Advisory Council: James Bricker, Biology
Ad-Hoc Committee on Student Administration System: Barbara Strassman, SELL
Ad-Hoc Calendar & Scheduling Subcommitee: Romulo Ochoa, Physics
All terms are for three years unless otherwise noted.