Millersville University, Faculty Senate
Meeting of the Faculty Senate
November 6, 2001
Chairperson Piperberg called the meeting to order at 4:10 PM in Chryst 210.
All departments were represented.
Report of the Faculty Senate Chairperson
The Minutes of October 16th were approved after
the following corrections:
- p. 4986, last paragraph, line 4 - change GCPRC to UCPRC.
- p. 4987, under Faculty Emeritus heading, line 3 - change Emeritus to
- p. 4988, under Action Summary, Item 2 - change Emeritus to Emerita in
Line 1 and Line 3
Report of the Student Senate President
Subbing for President Danz, was former Student Senate President Baker who
reported the following:
- Chairperson Piperberg thanked faculty who, in response to his e-mail,
told him that they planned to attend the Academic Affairs Master Planning
Conference on Wednesday, November 7. He offered an agenda for the conference
to anyone who wanted one.
- He reminded Senate members that Senate would meet on November 20 prior
to the start of Thanksgiving break.
- Dr. Piperberg told the Senate that the Minutes distributed via e-mail
would be coming from the Provost's office. They have a list of faculty and
staff members that is kept up-to-date. It didn't make sense for Marie Zufelt
to construct and maintain a list for the Senate when such a list already
exists and is maintained.
- At the last meeting, the following people were elected to fill seats
on Senate committees:
- At-Large seat on Academic Standards Committee - John Wallace
- General Education Review Science and Math seats - Dave Ostrovsky (the
one-year seat) & Andrew Muller (the 2 year seat)
- Graduate Course and Program Review Committee Chair - Becky Mowery
- University Theme Committee Humanities seat - Martha Widmayer
- He also announced that the location of the June 11, 2002 summer
meeting of Senate would have to be moved from its usual location in McComsey
Hall's Myers Auditorium, which will be unavailable due to the renovation that
begins in the summer. Room 210 in the Science and Technology Building has
been reserved for the meeting.
Report of the Graduate Student Organization President None.
Report of the Administrative Officers
President Caputo reported that the Chancellor's visit a month ago was a
success. She stated that she had been impressed by Millersville, in
particular, at the large faculty turnout. The Chancellor was quoted in
The Snapper as saying "MU is one of the best" schools in the State
System. The President also reported that a delegation formed from the business
community would meet for an exchange with faculty and students during the
Academic Affairs Master Planning Conference.
Provost McNairy also reminded faculty that on Wednesday, November 7, the
Academic Affairs Master Planning Conference would be held during which members
of the business community, faculty and some students would meet all day.
Reports of the Faculty Senate Standing Committees
Dr. Wismer from UCPRC reported that several proposals had been placed on the
table for approval at the next meeting including the following:
- Some progress had been made on centralizing a Lost & Found system.
- There is a new High School Mentoring Program.
- $50.000 for charity has been collected leading up to Homecoming.
Jim Fenwick reported that Fred Foster-Clark had been working on a new General
Education website linking to the objectives approved by Senate. The website
offers a tutorial as well.
Becky Mowery reported new courses and changes to programs approved by GCPRC:
- SOCY 329 - Topics in Sociology
- Changes to B. S. in Industrial Technology major requirements
- THEA 160 - Theatre Production Workshop
- THEA 170 - Theatre Performance Workshop
- THEA 240 - Script Analysis
- Changes to Theatre Option Curriculum
- Changes to Theatre Minor Curriculum
- Change in course title from THEA 220 (Advanced Lighting and Sound) to THEA
220 (Lighting and Sound) and removal of prerequisites
- Name change for THEA 412 from Advanced Topics In Technical Theatre to
Topics in Theatre.
Reports of the Faculty Senate Special Committees None.
Proposed Courses and Programs None.
Faculty Emeritus None.
Discussion of Proposal for Institution of an Award Recognizing
Teaching Excellence at Millersville University
There was a brief discussion on where APSCUF stands on this issue as there had
been a similar award presented some years ago. Marjorie Warmkessel said that
she would check it out. Further discussion was postponed until the November
Discussion of Committee Structure
The question was raised whether we should change the missions of some Senate
committees and whether there are too many committees. It was suggested that a
list be generated detailing the quality and quantity of the work produced by
the committees. Senate members suggested that committees be separated into
three categories: committees meeting on a regular basis, committees that meet
sporadically every year, and committees that do not meet regularly or those
that meet when an issue related to their mission arises. There was further
dialogue on why the majority of vacancies appear to be from the Social
Sciences division. Chairperson Piperberg offered to compose a questionnaire
for committee chairs in order to collect data that might useful in discussions
of this issue at future meetings. Further discussion was postponed until the
November 20 meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 5:30 PM
- EDSP 561 - Post-Baccalaureate Student Teaching
- EDFN 561 - Post-Baccalaureate Student Teaching
- EDMU 561 - Post-Baccalaureate Student Teaching Course Proposal
- Addition of EDFN 545 (Advanced Psychology) to Required-Related Block in
the M. Ed. In Special Education degree program
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