Millersville University, Faculty Senate
Meeting of the Faculty Senate
September 4, 2001

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: Government.

The Minutes of June 12, 2001 were approved with one correction. The following curricular change that was introduced at the June 12 meeting was left out of the minutes: a change in the curriculum of the ITEC Graphic Communication option, with the addition of ITEC 456 Digital Imaging as a requirement in the option. It will replace one of two elective courses. Effective Fall 2001.

Chairperson Piperberg thanked Dr. Chuck Ward for acting as Recorder.

Report of the Faculty Senate Chairperson


1. Chairperson Piperberg asked Senators and other attendees to introduce themselves as is usually done at the beginning of the first meeting of the year. New Senators were offered copies of Parliamentary Procedure at a Glance, a guide to parliamentary procedure.

2. Chairperson Piperberg announced the appointments of Rick Kerper as Parliamentarian and John McLarnon to the Medal Fund Board.

3. Chairperson Piperberg reminded the Senate that Committee seats still unoccupied after the first three Senate meetings this Fall will be declared vacant. Nominations can be reopened for any of those seats from the floor at any time.

4. He also reminded Senators that Emeritus proposals brought to Senate must include the normal proposal and the short version that is eventually sent to the Trustees for their approval. The format of the short version is available on the University website on the Faculty Senate Web page under Senate forms.

5. The following courses, policies and programs have been approved by the Provost over the past couple of weeks.

Cancellation of classes due to weather Proposal #1 and Proposal #2.

Report of the Student Senate President

Student Senate President Brandon Danz reported that "Welcome Week" had been successful and that Student Senate held their first meeting last Thursday.

Report of the Graduate Student Organization President None.

Report of the Administrative Officers

Dr. Phillips reported that registration went well. She continued to say that Nancy King would be giving a lecture on "Academic Advisement" on Thursday at 4:00 PM in the University Room.

Dr. Thomas reported that while there had been a shortage of student housing (45 students lacked permanent housing at the beginning of the academic year), that permanent housing would be available for those students shortly. It was further noted that 2 athletic directors had presented plans to revise procedures in order to hold student/athletes more accountable for attending classes. He continued on to announce that 89 student/athletes had achieved a GPA of 3.2 or higher last year, which is the greatest number of students ever. Dr. Thomas finished his report by mentioning an open forum scheduled to be held in response to the anticipated appearance of the KKK in downtown Lancaster. Dr. Thomas concluded his report by asking faculty to consider possible nominees for the student trustee on the Council of Trustees.

Reports of the Faculty Senate Standing Committees

It was reported that the recommendation from the University Theme Committee would be forthcoming at the September 18 meeting.

Reports of the Faculty Senate Special Committees None.

Proposed Courses and Programs

The following courses or curricular changes were approved without dissent:



Faculty Emeritus None.

Other/New Business

Eric Blazer asked how to receive better warning for fire drills. It was suggested that Pat Weidinger would be the person to contact.


Chairperson Piperberg opened up the floor to nominations for Senate Committee Seats. Bob Wismer made the motion that the person who receives the second greatest amount of votes be deemed the "Alternate" for the positions on the Judicial Board. After nominations were completed, Bill Dorman moved to close nominations and have the Secretary cast a ballot in favor of the nominees in uncontested elections; the motion was then seconded by Ana Börger-Greco. The motion passed without dissent. Chairperson Piperberg handed out secret ballots for Senate members to vote in the contested elections. The Senators voted and the ballots were collected.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Jen Miller
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