Time: 3:15 p.m.
Place: HMSU, Dede III
Present: Secretary C. Hoffman
Senators: John Allen, E. Bermudez, M. Brennan, D. Burger, G. Christianson, R. Clouse, B. Frank,
D. Gilman, V. Gregory, M. Hamm, M. Harmon, P. Hightower, H. Hudson, J. Jakaitis,
N. Lawrence, K. Liu, S. Macke, L. Maule, R. McGiverin, D. Memory, F. Muyumba,
C. Nicol, T. Nicoletti, A. O'Bryan, N. Rogers, R. Schneirov, L. Sperry, E. Warner,
W. Warren, C. Yoder
Absent: Chairperson J. Cerny, Vice Chair S. Lamb; N. Corey, P. Dutta, V. French, R. Goidel,
R. Johnson, J. McNabb, W. Moates
Ex-Officio: Assoc. Vice President Hopkins, Vice President Schafer
Deans: M. Bennet, T. Foster, B. Hine, C. Ingersoll, B. Passmore, T. Sauer
Visitors: J. Christie, P. Engelbach, G. Stewart
Memorials were read and accepted for Albert Fyfe and Thomas Headley (Clouse, Gilman 30-0-0).
II. Administrative Report
Associate Vice President D. Hopkins reported on the Governance Review Committee meetings of January 18-19, noted faculty attendance at the December 2001 commencement, and the status of dean searches within the College of Arts and Sciences and the schools of Business and Graduate Studies.
III. Chair Report [C. Hoffman presided. J. Cerny and S. Lamb were attending a conference]
Secretary Hoffman's report:
1) N. Lawrence has joined the Executive committee replacing J. Tenerelli, who is on leave this semester.
2) The Summer School Administration and Status of Chairs reports are currently being considered by the AAC and the FAC. Responses are expected soon. Those items will be addressed in today's Standing Committee reports.
3) The Executive Committee is currently working to address the provost's concern that faculty advice and consultation are not available during summer months. The AAC and the FAC are involved in the discussions. More information will come later.
4) The Workload Policy Report is coming forward. An Executive Summary (Draft) has been prepared and the Committee hopes to bring the documents forward to the February Senate.
5) The Executive Committee continues its efforts to establish open and collaborative interaction between the faculty and the administration.
6) Participation is encouraged in the AAUP lobbying effort in support of faculty member appointments to boards of trustees.
7) The Board of Trustees met January 17 and meets again February 21-22. Chair Cerny's comments at the January 17 meeting are on the tables.
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Brief reports from members of the President's ad hoc Committee on University Governance were given.
IV. SGA Report
SGA elections are next month. Thank you extended to K. Schmidt and L. Maule for PAR information. The inclusion of a student on the Governance Review Committee was noted.
C. Hoffman extended thanks to Kristin Garing for her work with the Senate. Senators applauded Ms. Garing.
V. Fifteen Minute Open Discussion
VI. Minutes for the December 13 meeting were approved. (Hightower, Warner 30-0-1).
VII. CAAC Recommendations
The Senate approved the following:
Policy Statement on the Administration of Undergraduate Certificate Programs(Clouse, Jakaitis 31-0-0);
Literature and Life Course Approval Proposal (Clouse, Gilman 30-0-1);
General Education: Requirement Exemptions Prior to Summer 2003 for Capstone and Information
Technology Literacy (Frank, Hightower 29-1-1);
Basic Studies-Requirements Identification (Burger, Warner 30-0-1).
VIII. Standing Committee Reports
Administrative Affairs Committee, K. Liu --The AAC had met twice, January 18 and 23. The January 18 meeting focused on the Summer School Administration Committee Report. J. Maynard gave a report on the committee's recommendations. The AAC will forward its recommendations to the Executive Committee.
The January 23 meeting focused on the Information Technology Consultant's report. The AAC will continue the discussion and prepare its recommendation at its meeting on January 30 at 3:00 p.m. in RO A237.
Arts Endowment Committee, G. Christianson--The AEC had not met.
Curriculum and Academic Affairs Committee, B. Frank--The CAAC had met four times to consider: PAR proposals--A.A./A.S. General Aviation, B.A. Art History, B.A./B.S. Geology, B.A. Humanities, B.A. Philosophy, B.A./B.S. Physics, A.A. S. Early Childhood Education, B.S. School Media Services, B.A. School Media Services, and B.A./B.S. African And African American-Studies; B.S. Chemistry revision and General Education motion on capstone courses.
Faculty Affairs Committee, R. Schneirov--The FAC had met once and approved with some recommended changes the Final Report of the Status of Chairs Committee, approved a resolution of recommendation for revising the School of Technology Constitution, and worked with the AAC on the issue of voting rights for non-tenure track faculty in the context of considering Proposals of the Committee on Non-Tenure Track Faculty in February.
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Faculty Economic Benefits Committee, R. Clouse--The FEBC had met one and discussed health insurance issues.
Graduate Council, D. Memory--The Council had met once and discussed curriculum issues.
Student Affairs Committee, M. Harmon--The SAC had met once and discussed charges. The next meeting is scheduled for January 30 at 1:00 p.m. in the School of Business 823.
University Research Committee, E. Bermudez--The URC will next meet on February 14.
IX. New Business
E. Warner asked that consideration be given for an informal meeting to be held with the Board of Trustees and Senators. He stressed the need for better communication between faculty and the Board of Trustees.
The meeting adjourned at 4:33 p.m.