Chairperson Joel Piperberg called the meeting to order at 4:10 PM in Chryst 210. All departments were represented. Also present were Graduate Representative, Christine Schwarz, and Shelby Linton, representing the Student Senate.
The minutes of the meeting of November 17, 1998 were approved with minor grammatical corrections on p. 4523 and p. 4524.
Report of the Faculty Chairperson
Report of the Student Senate
Student Senate President Linton spoke about the proposed increase in the Student Activity fee to $80 effective in the Fall 1999 semester.
Graduate Student Organization No report.
Reports of Administrative Officers
Provost Francine McNairy had no report.
Associate Provost Judi Roller thanked all faculty members who helped with registration. She also reminded the faculty that representatives from the Noel-Levitz consulting firm will be on campus on December 2 and 3 for the purposes of enrollment analysis.
Associate Provost James Stager reported on the results of the Spring registration. All reports indicated a successful registration and an absence of student complaints. The percentage of students registering for the Spring semester (96%) has been consistent over the last four years. The enrollment of full-time students for the Spring semester is at about 95% of the Fall enrollment. Registration will resume on Monday, December 7, 1998. Associate Provost Stager also explained that student teachers were allowed to register early. About 1200 students registered during the early registration period.
Reports of Faculty Senate Standing Committees
Committee Chairperson R. Wismer reported on the Criminology Option in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. The details will be discussed at the next meeting Senate meeting on 2/2/99. Psychology 536, Applications of Biopsychology, has been approved by UCPRC and placed on the agenda of the next meeting.
Special Reports of the Faculty Senate Committees No reports.
Proposed Courses and Programs
Faculty Emeritus None.
General Education Review Committee
Discussion about the objectives of the General Education Curriculum was continued from the November 17 meeting. APSCUF representatives B. Smith and T. Madonna discussed their concerns regarding the objectives. (1997 General Education Revision Plan) Following significant discussion, a Desmond/Borger-Reese motion to approve the first six parts of Tier I of the General Education Objectives was defeated. A subsequent Clark-Newman/Yelagotes motion to consider each objective in Tier I individually and in order was carried. Prior to adjournment, the General Education Review Committee Chairperson, C. Stameshkin, announced that a meeting to discuss further changes to the document would take place on Decemeber 8, 1998. Attendance by all interested parties was encouraged.
The meeting adjourned at 5:50 PM.