Millersville University, Faculty Senate
FACULTY SENATE MEETING
21 November 1995
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Chairperson D. Eidam called the meeting to order at 4:10 p.m. in Chryst
Hall, Room 210. All departmental senators attended except those from Art,
Educational Foundations, Library, Philosophy, and Social Work.
Senate approved the 7 November 1995 meeting
minutes without corrections.
Chairperson D. Eidam announced that prior to the meeting he had sent email
to all senators who have email about adjustments to today's agenda. He did
not have time to send senators snail mail. For those senators who do not
have email, he made the equivalent announcements at this point. Because
Meet and Discuss did not meet as scheduled in November and has not met up
to now, the task force proposal has not been approved. Meet and Discuss
also will not meet in December. Therefore, the chairperson is postponing
agenda item X, Faculty Senate Elections, until the next senate meeting.
The chairperson of the Academic Policies Committee, B. Nakhai, could not
attend today's meeting because he is attending a conference out of town.
Therefore, chairperson D. Eidam is also postponing action on agenda item IX,
Academic Honesty and Dishonesty at Millersville University, until the next
senate meeting. Therefore, there is no agenda today after item VIII,
Proposed Courses. Eidam noted that senate voted to meet even if there were
no business items on the agenda.
Eidam said that at commencement in December, there will be 30 masters and
391 undergraduates receiving degrees. The 391 undergraduates divide into
102 in the School of Science and Mathematics, 161 in the School of
Humanities, Fines Arts, and Social Studies, and 128 in the School of
Education. There are 83 academic honors to be awarded or about 21 percent of
the graduating undergraduates. Eidam complimented senate for always being
well represented at commencement. There is still time for senators to attend
In November, the provost informed Eidam that she had made two faculty
appointments for two year terms: Dr. Tracey Weis, History Department, to
the Academic Outcomes Assessment Committee and Dr. Christine M.
Gaudry-Hudson, Department of Foreign Languages, to the International
Eidam said that he had sent senators a survey since senate had directed
him to make minor changes in its elections procedures. Eidam asked that
senators return the survey by today so that he could get a consensus back
to senate in the form of a motion.
Vice-President for Student Affairs
Vice-President for Student Affairs, G. Reighard, introduced Dr. Charlene
Jaeger to senate. Jaeger assumed the position of Associate
Vice-President for Student Affairs three weeks ago. She will deal with
the out-of-classroom needs of MU's students. She will try to reach out
to the faculty so that the Office of Student Affairs can be more
supportive. She comes to MU from the University of Delaware where she
worked for 16 years.
Jaeger said she was very pleased to meet with senate. She has enjoyed a
warm reception to the MU community. She will work in programming areas
and with resident life. She discussed the point where student life and
academics come together. She will help the students to acquire the
skills that will help them in their careers and personal lives. She is
looking for ways to implement problem solving skills and the ability to
respect cultural differences into MU's programming. She said she hoped
to meet with the faculty on a one-on-one basis to talk about student
General Education Review Committee
Chairperson R. Wismer said the committee is still working on a general
education report. He asked that members of the various departments who
have not returned to the committee their responses to the faculty
questionnaire to please do so. He hoped to work on the committee report
over Thanksgiving and to present a preliminary draft in December. He
needs the information as soon as possible since he plans to incorporate
the information in the first draft of the committee report.
Undergraduate Course and Program Review
University Course and Program Review Committee chairperson, T. Woo,
introduced two courses under the one meeting rule. They are
The courses are required of seniors. Together they replace the current
equivalent course, Physics 490. Normally senate would approve the courses
in two meetings. Chairperson Woo asked that senate approve the two courses
in one meeting. Chairperson D. Eidam asked for senate's unanimous consent
that PHYS 491 and 492 follow the one-meeting rule. Senate approved.
Physics Research and Seminar, a one credit hour course.
Physics Research and Seminar, a two credit hour course.
Woo asked that senate consider proposals for prerequisite changes in
certain courses in the Mathematics Department at its next meeting. She
placed the item on the next senate agenda (see Attachment A, Minor Changes
in Curriculum). The changes asked for minimum grades of C or better. The
proposed policy has been in effect in the Mathematics Department for
several years. The earlier courses are prerequisites for the later
courses. Chairperson D. Eidam said he would relinquish the chair when
senate acts on the item.
Chairperson D. Eidam asked for senate's unanimous consent for Parliamentarian
C. Scharnberger to second a motion even though he is not a senator.
Senate approved. A Y. Soong/C. Scharnberger motion to recommend Dr. Paul H.
Nichols for Professor of Earth Sciences Emeritus passed unanimously.
Faculty Senate Elections--Returned to the Agenda
Senate may need to elect four members of the Task Force on the General
Education Curriculum ( see page 3882 of the 7
November 1995 minutes). One member must be a senator and come from the
General Education Committee.
The following senate committee positions are currently vacant:
Humanities and Fine Arts representative to the Academic Policies
Social Sciences representative to the Academic Outcomes Assessment
Committee, Academic Policies Committee, and the UCPRC,
non-School representative to the General Education Review
an Alternate to the International Selection Committee.
Academic Honesty and Dishonesty at Millersville
University--Returned to the Agenda
The Academic Policies Committee has requested that senate act on its
proposal (see Attachments B and C of the 7 November 1995 minutes).
Senate adjourned at 4:35 PM. The next meeting will be Tuesday, 5 December
1995, from 4:05 - 5:45 p.m. in Chryst 210.
Marvin Margolis, Secretary
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