Millersville University, Faculty Senate
Faculty Senate Meeting
18 September 1990
Chairperson Gregoire called the Faculty Senate meeting to order at 4:05
p.m. in Ganser Auditorium. All departments were represented except
Communications/Theatre, and Geography. Jennifer Crissman, Tom DiMeo, Doug
Killough, and Melissa Magyar served as student Senate representatives.
The minutes of the 4 September 1990 meeting
were approved on a Hungerford/Oppenheimer motion.
Faculty Senate Chairperson
The chairperson discussed the issue of continuing the senate commencement
speaker committee. The committee is different from the Millersville
University commencement committee. She talked with President Caputo and J.
Eckert about the role of the speaker committee. As a result of the talks,
she is placing the committee's role on the next meeting's agenda as a
She also discussed the appointment of a senator to the joint-senate retention
committee task force which looks at the freshman year experience. It is
composed of two members from the retention committee, G. Stine and R.
Desouza, and three senators. Two of the three are N. Hungerford and L.F.
Woskowiak. The chairperson appointed E. Pease as a third senator to replace
R. Rickelman indicated to the chairperson that he has resigned as senator
of the Elementary & Early Childhood Education Department. The department
elected R. Wilson to fill the one year term.
The chairperson and secretary are compiling a list of senate committees and
task force will be asked to make a report to senate periodically, i.e., at
least once every academic year. Please let the chairperson know when senators
can make a report for their committees, so that the chairperson can put dates
on senate agendas, otherwise she will have to ask senators to do so.
Student Senate President
President Jennifer Crissman reported that student senate had an organizational
meeting and elections on Thursday evening 13 September 1990. Among others,
student senators elected members for the undergraduate course and program review
committee, the university judicial board, student services, and two
committees composed entirely of students.
Student senate discussed the possibility of changing their composition to
increase the role of graduate students. Currently no graduate students
serve in the student senate. It also discussed the hours Ganser library
will be open this semester. Student senators expressed concern about a
possible faculty strike and student safety.
President Caputo shared news about Project 30 with the senate. While the
Carnegie sponsored program is now terminated, MU continues to commit to
Project 30. MU was nominated for a Christa McAuliffe prize sponsored by
the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. MU was one of
eleven institutions out of over 400 nationally that has received a Christa
McAullife award. Normally it is given in ten categories. MU received
an award in the pedagogy seminar category.
Associate Provost Stager announced that MU is the recipient of a five year
half million dollar grant. Last year the senate's co-op advisory committee
proposed that the co-op program be expanded to more depatments and students.
Senate endorsed the concept a year ago. G. Weiss and F. Rozman applied to
the co-op office and triple the size of the program. More information will
be forthcoming, but there are no plans to change procedures and policies at
Undergraduate Course and Program Review Committee
Chairperson Centola introduced for approval under the three meeting rule
CSCI 458: Expert Systems, and BUAD 454: Small Business Management. Centola,
acting for the committee, moved that: All Writing (W) couses be limited to at
least three (3) credit hours. G. Weiss seconded the motion. N. Hungerford
called the question. The motion passed unanimously.
Academic Policies Committee
Chairperson Eidam announced that the first meeting would be next week.
The Committee on Centrally Administered Cooperative
Chairperson Weiss announced a meeting for next week and asked that the
minutes remind departments to submit their revised policies to the committee
by October first. He reminded senators to speak to their departments.
Proposed Courses and Programs
There were no challenges for courses proposed under the three-meeting rule.
A Centola/Clark motion to approve ESCI 427: Engineering Properties of
Earth Materials passed unanimously. A Centola/Luek motion to approve the
undergraduate option: B.S. in Geology - Engineering Geology also passed
Senate needed to elect a representative on the University Archives Advisory
Committee to serve a 2-year term beginning Fall 1990. The nominee replaces
R. Wright and need not be a senator. The committee develops policies for
placing and encourages people to place items in the university archives.
Membership is representative of all university divisions. Last year it met
at least once a month. Since there were no nominations, the chairperson
postponed the election until the next meeting and asked senators to check
with their departments for nominees.
Senate also needed to elect a chairperson for the Graduate Course and Program
Review Committee to replace R. Rickelman. The chairperson's 3-year term
expires in 1992. R. Wilson Nominated himself. A hungerford/Pease motion
to close nominations passed unanimously and R. Wilson was elected by
The item was postponed from the agenda of the 24 July 1990 meeting. The
academic policies committee proposed four motions each for changing MU's
English and Mathematics proficiency requirements. See their proposal
distributed at the senate meeting of 1 May 1990, and Attachment C to the 24
July 1990 minutes. Two representatives from the committee, Bill Smith from
Philosophy and Bob Smith from Mathematics, attended the meeting to assist
in explaining the motions. B. Smith was also the alternate senator from
the Philosophy department.
D. Eidam/S. Centola moved Motion One for proficiency in Mathematics as
stated on page 2888 of Attachment C to the 24 July 1990 minutes. A M.
Arnold/S. Ha motion to delete the phrase "...entering the university..."
from the first line of Motion One passed unanimously.
Senator Eidam proposed that senate consider Motion One for proficiency in
English as stated on page 2890 of Attachment C to the 24 July 1990 minutes,
next, since it is parallel to Motion One for Mathematics proficiency. D.
Eidam/F. Oppenheimer moved Motion One for English proficiency with the
following changes: Delete the phrase "...entering the University..." and
remove commas after the words "students" and "higher." Senate approved the
D. Eidam/S. Ha moved (2) Motion Twos for proficiency in Mathematics and
English simultaneously. R. Wilson/E. Pease moved to amend the (2) Motion
Twos to say, "Such students must enroll every semester..." instead of "Such
students must continuously enroll in the course..." N. Hungerford called the
question on the amendment. After a close voice vote, T. Madonna called for
division. The amendment failed.
C. McLeod/J. Ground moved to amend the motions to change the text to say
"Such students must repeat the course until they have demonstrated..."
The amendment passed. The (2) Motion Twos for proficiency in Mathematics
and English as amended then passed unanimously. D. Eidam/S. Centola moved
(2) Motion Threes for proficiency in Mathematics and English simultaneously.
The motions passed unanimously.
D. Eidam removed himself from moving the (2) Motion fours simultaneously
since his department directed him to propose an amended Motion Four for
proficiency in Mathematics. The amended Motion Four is Attachment C to the
26 June 1990 minutes. B. Smith/J. Tannehill moved the (2) Motion Fours.
D. Eidam/S. Centola moved to amend the motions as explained in Attachment C
to the 26 June 1990 minutes. The amendment passed. The (2) Motion Fours as
S. Centola/D. Eidam moved to amend Motion Three for English proficiency to
state, "Students placed in a developmental English course must satisfactorily
complete it with a grade of C or above prior..." The amendment to
Motion Three passed.
Motion Lying on the Table
S. Centola/T. Mertz moved that senate take the motion concerning General
Education requirements in the Science/Mathematics block off the table and
make it an agenda item. The motion passed unanimously.
The chairperson adjourned the meeting at 5:39 p.m.
Marvin S. Margolis
Note: The next meeting will be 4:00 p.m., 2 October 1990, in Ganser