Meeting of the Faculty Senate
April 18, 2000
Chairperson Joel Piperberg called the meeting to order at 4:10 PM in Chryst 210. All departments were represented with the exception of the following: Chemistry, Elementary & Early Childhood Education
Two corrections to the 4/4 Minutes
Report of the Faculty Senate Chairperson
Proposed Courses & Programs
All of the above proposals were approved.
Report of the Student Senate President
Student Senate President Baker reported that elections for Student Senate officers were held last week, and that he (current President Baker) had been re-elected to serve another term. Other officers elected were Adam Shoffner (Vice President), Shayla Gordon (Treasurer), Shannon Myers (Corresponding Secretary) and Todd Mealy (Recording Secretary). President Baker noted that there was a shish kabob dinner following the determination of the results of the election. He also reported that the Conestoga Club had visited the campus.
Report of the Graduate Student Organization President None.
Report of Administrative Officers
President Caputo reported that the Board of Governors met last week and that F. Eugene Dixon had announced his retirement from the Board. President Caputo added that he would be sorely missed as he had been a supporter of higher education throughout the years and a "true friend to the faculty." After a discussion of the Associate Degree in Technology proposal, the Board approved the proposal despite concerns that HACC offers a similar program.
Dr. Stager reported no significant problems with registration so far. However, some Faculty Senate members did voice concern over the decrease in visits by advisees. Some members said they had received complaints from students that it was very difficult to "get" or "stay" connected to the new phone registration system.
Reports of Faculty Senate Standing Committees
Dr. Jim Fenwick presented a new undergraduate course ART 327 (Art for the Exceptional Child), an elective in the B. S. E. Art program effective in the Fall 2000 semester. He pointed out that a correction to the proposal's cover page is necessary; the course number should be ART 327 not ART 127 as seen on the cover page. The higher course number more accurately reflects the rigor and sophistication of the course content.
The Graduate Course and Program Review Committee also introduced a new graduate course, NURS 530 (Medically Vulnerable Populations and the Health Care System) to be effective Fall 2000.
Dr. Bill Dorman from of the Cooperative Education Committee reported that there had been a "Brown Bag" lunch at Adams House.
Reports of Faculty Senate Special Committees None.
Proposal to Change the Name of the Occupational Safety and Hygiene Management (OSHM) Program to Occupational Hygiene & Environmental Safety (OSEH)
The Faculty Senate passed a motion to approve the change of name of the Occupational Safety and Hygiene Management program to Occupational Safety and Environmental Health.
Faculty Emeritus None.
Elections: Ad Hoc Honor Code Committee Members
Jane Rudden (ELED) & Sandra Hoffman (ELED) were elected to the School of Education seats on the Honor Code Committee.
The meeting adjourned at 4:37 PM