I. Minutes of the September 21, 2004 Meeting
Minutes were not available due to computer problem. Minutes will be approved next meeting.
II. Report of the Faculty Senate Chairperson
III. Report of the Student Senate President
IV. Report of the Graduate Student Organization
V. Report of Administrative Officers
President McNairy encouraged the Faculty Senate to attend various lectures scheduled for November 9-10. Dr. Guskin will lead the discussion on a vision for the university. President McNairy is appointing members for the President Advisory Leadership Council. It is a newly formed council which charged with sharing information about budgeting, enrollment etc. This council will consist of approximately 40 members.
Provost Prabhu indicated that the Academic Affairs Report was distributed. He also informed the Faculty Senate that the Search for the Dean of Graduate Studies has started. The ad is being published and the search committee has been appointed. It consists of 8 faculty members, one student and 1 cabinet member.
Executive Assistant to the President Phillips
Executive Assistant to the President Phillips asked Senator Luek to update the Faculty Senate on the ACE Task Force activities. Senator Luek reported that focus groups for discussion of the future of ACE are being formed. The director of undergraduate admissions, Douglas Zander made a brief presentation about fall 2004 admission data.
Assistant Provost Bello-Ogunu
Assistant Provost Bello-Ogunu announced the Academic Advisement Festival scheduled for April 12-13. He also reported the new policy passed by the Faculty Senate on Repeated Courses is in effect beginning fall 2004.
VI. Report of the Faculty Senate Standing Committees
Senator Mowrey reported on the activities of this committee
Changes in Courses Proposals
GEOG 220- Human Geography: To renumber to GEOG 120.
GEOG 304- Water Resources Management: Drop "P" designation.
GEOG 350 - Global Issues (topic course): Drop "W" designation.
New Courses Proposals
GEOG 228 - Geography of Sport - Addition of a new 200 level General Education course and an elective for Geography majors and minors.
Academic Policies Committee: Course and Program Procedures
Senator Rosenthal acted as the Chair for this discussion.
This proposal proposed course and program approval process for distance learning new courses and programs. A lengthy discussion of these issues took place:
De Caria/Bookmiller motion was passed to advise the Academic Policy Committee to develop guidelines for distance learning courses. It was approved with one dissenting vote from Senator Rohena.
VII. Reports of Faculty Senate Special Committees
Ad Hoc Code Committee: Honor Code and Implementation
Mowery/De Caria motion was passed and approved to postpone indefinitely the discussion of the Honor Code proposal. State APSCUF must first respond to the proposal which presently is not high on their list of priorities.
VIII. Faculty Emeritus
VIII. Committee Elections
Meeting was adjourned at 5:40 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted by,
Elba I. Rohena