Chairperson Joel Piperberg called the meeting to order at 4:10 p.m. in SMC 161. All Departments were represented except Business Administration and Communications & Theater. Also present were Thomas Baker, President of the Student Senate, Jeri Potson, Vice President of the Student Senate and Brooke Goldman, student journalist.
The minutes of the meeting on October 5 were approved.
Report of the Faculty Senate Chairperson
Report of the Student Senate President
President Baker said that the dialogue on race was taking place October 19 in the Multipurpose Room, SMC. Activities for MU Pride Day include lunch, a concert, a pep rally and Pride Day Ball (October 27).
He said that the Student Senate had met with Linda Suskie about the Self Study and at the Student Senate meeting next week, they would meet with John Roscoe of Food Services.
Report of the Graduate Student Association --No report
Reports of Administrative Officers
Associate Provost Stager --No report
Acting Associate Provost Phillips Dr. Phillips distributed Distance Learning (DL) Course Approval Process information (see attachment).
Reports of Faculty Senate Standing Committees
UCPRC Chairperson R. Wismer presented the following courses/changes:
Reports of Faculty Senate Special Committees None
Faculty Emeritus None
Proposed Courses and Programs The Faculty Senate approved the following proposals:
Elections On a R. Wismer/A. Borger-Greco motion, the secretary was directed to cast a ballot for the election of Tanya Kevorkian (History) to represent Social Sciences on the UCPRC; Robert Sayre (History) to serve on the General Education Review Committee and Fred Foster-Clark to serve as chairperson of the General Education Review Committee. An election was held to replace Dr. Foster-Clark who assumed the chairmanship of the General Education Review Committee. Nominees were Lillie West (ELED) and Elizabeth Thyrum (Psych).
Proposal to Consider Emeritus Status for Regular Part-time Faculty. A G. Yelagotes/S. Luek motion to grant Emeritus Status to regular part-time faculty was approved by the Senate.
Proposal to reconsider composition of the Academic Standards Committee On A D. Hutchens/K. Schreiber motion, the Senate decided to send the proposal back to the Committee to generate a model for changing the make-up of its membership.
Other/New Business J. Sciarretta referred to a question raised at an earlier meeting with regard to financial aid for dismissed students. Students who are dismissed upon their return to the university must take six credits before financial aid becomes available.
The meeting adjourned at 4:55 p.m.