Millersville University, Faculty Senate
Meeting of the Faculty Senate
September 2, 2003

The meeting was called to order at 4:14 p.m. All departments were represented except Music.

I. Minutes of the June 10, 2003 Faculty Senate Meeting

The minutes were approved with the following amendment:

The statement in page 5274 from the minutes under I item 2 should read "For the purpose of exploring policies framing existing or yet-to-be-created interdisciplinary programs, the International Selection Committee will not be one of the groups represented at a joint meeting of all curricular bodies and groups that are involved in interdisciplinary studies."

II. Report of the Faculty Senate Chairperson

Chairperson Piperberg asked senators to introduce themselves at the beginning of the meeting. New senators who would like copies of Parliamentary Procedure At a Glance were invited to pick one up at the end of the meeting. If needed, more copies will be ordered.

Senator Kerper has been appointed by Chairperson Piperperg as Parliamentarian and John McLarnon has agreed to serve on the Medal Fund Board. Chairperson Piperberg will serve as the Senate representative on the Web Grading Committee.

For the fall of 2003, committee seats still unoccupied after the first three Senate meetings will be declared vacant. Nominations can be reopened for these seats from the floor at any time. Vacant seats for most committees can be filled after the third Senate meeting with at large candidates.

When emeritus proposals are brought to Senate, they should be accompanied by the normal proposal and the short versions, which are eventually sent to the Trustees for their approval. The short version format is available on the Faculty Senate website under Senate forms. Electronic versions of these documents can be sent to the chair for inclusion in the Minutes.

Chairperson Piperberg expressed his appreciation to Senator Rohena for agreeing to serve as the secretary of the Faculty Senate for the 2003-2004 school year. After Senator Rohena's nomination, a R. Mowrey/S. Luek motion to close nominations and have the Secretary cast a vote for the nominee passed without dissent.

Faculty Senate meeting dates for the 2003-2004 academic years are as follows: September 2, September 16, October 7, October 21, November 4, November 18, December 2. For the spring semester, the dates are; January 20, February 3, February 17, March 2, March 16, April 6, April 20 and June 8 (tentative).

The following administrative approvals were received by Chairperson Piperberg over the summer:

Courses Passed After June Meeting:

III. Report of the Student Senate President

Kristin Albright, the Student Senate President announced their next meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 4. Committee elections will take place during that meeting. Freshmen elections will be on September 25. The Person of the Year plaques were awarded to Shelley Luft, student and Mike Frye, faculty/staff. The plaques will be placed in the Student Memorial Center at the end of September.

IV. Report of the Graduate Student Organization--No report.

V. Report of Administrative Officers

Acting Provost Shane made the following announcements:

Executive Assistant to the President Phillips made the following announcements:

Assistant Provost Bello-Ogunu made the following announcements:

VI. Standing Committees

GCPRC - Senator Mowrey presented the following course proposals for approval at the September 16 meeting:

The Incomplete Grade Policy for Graduate Studies {See Attachment #1} was passed without dissent.

VII. Special Committees

Honor Code Committee--Chairperson Piperberg reported on behalf of Senator Schreiber who was the chairperson of the Honors Code Committee. Some questions have been raised regarding the honor code proposal. More information will be forthcoming. Nominations for a chairperson for this committee were solicited.

VIII. Proposed Courses and Programs--No courses in the queue.

IX. Faculty Emeritus--None.

X. Discussion of Teacher/Educator of the Year Award

Postponed until September 16 meeting.

XI. Other/New Business

Questions were raised about the COOP committee.

Senator Yalda raised the question about the need to have an APSCUF representative at the Senate. Chairperson Piperberg will contact Bill Smith, APSCUF president, to find out who this person will be.

XII. Elections

Chairperson Piperberg explained the ballots and how to vote. Elections were conducted. {See Attachment}

The meeting was adjourned at 5:20 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Elba I. Rohena
Senate Secretary

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