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Academic Senate: MINUTES 09/18/2001
The meeting was called to order by Dr. Thompson Faller, Chair, at 3:45 p.m.
Members present: Dr. Rich Christen, Dr. Michael Connolly, Dr. Thompson Faller, Dr. Moira Fallon, Dr. Terry Favero, Dr. Laure Genik, Dr. Tom Hosinski, Dr. Mark Kennedy, Dr. Jack Kondrasuk, Dr. Gary Malecha, Dr. Terry Misener, Dr. Marlene Moore, Dr. Steve Royce, Dr. John Schouten, Ms. Heidi Senior, Dr. David Sherrer, Mr. Ron Smit, Br. Donald Stabrowski, Rev. David Tyson, Dr. Anita Wynne, Dr. Zia Yamayee, Ms. Theresa Abbene, Mr. Chris Meyer
Members absent: Dr. Agnes Tenney, Dr. Mark Utlaut
The invocation was given by Br. Donald Stabrowski.
The minutes from the April 17, 2001 meeting were approved as submitted.
Standing Committee Reports
Executive Committeee: Dr. Faller reported that the Executive Committee met to set the agenda for this meeting.He reported that the Web Site for Academic Senate was close to being up and running. The Web Site address is: http://lewis.up.edu/academicsenate Dr. Faller also reported that the Executive Committee is reviewing the suggested changes to the Bylaws and Constitution for the Academic Senate and will be making recommendations at a later date.
Committee on Committees: Dr. Royce reported that the Committee on Committees met five times and has completed their work. He said that the list of committee members has been distributed to all faculty.
Committee on Rank and Tenure: Dr, Kennedy reported for Dr. Utlaut that the committee was beginning its work.
Committee on Teaching and Scholarship: Dr. Favero stated that the Teaching and Scholarship committee has two goals for this year. The first is to evaluate and rewrite the guidelines for Butine applications and the second is to evaluate the Butine proposals and distribute the funds.
Committee on Faculty Welfare: Dr. Kondrasuk reported for Dr. Tenney that the committee has not yet met.
Committee on Curriculum and Academic Regulations: Dr. Kennedy said that his committee has not yet met. However, he has distributed the guidelines for curriculum changes to all appropriate persons.
Presidential Advisory Committee ReportsCommittee on Student Media: Has not yet met.
Committee on Athletics: Has not yet met.
Committee on Health and Safety: Has not yet met.
Committee on Computing and Telecommunications: Has not yet met.
Student-Faculty Court: Has not yet met.
Dean’s Meetings: Br. Donald reported on the two retreats in which the deans’ reviewed their annual goals and set goals for the upcoming year. He asked all members of the university community to cooperate with their department requests preparing for the upcoming Northwest accreditation visit. The demographics for the 2001-2002 year will soon be released by the Office of Institutional Research. Founder’s Day has been set for April 9, 2002.All department awards ceremonies will take place on that date. He added that the deans’ were working on descriptions for open teaching positions. Br. Donald has asked the Presidential Advisory Committees, who will be meeting on October 26th, to use the theme of the centennial of the university as the basis for those meetings. He asked for cooperation from the faculty and students to share the type of teaching that takes place, the research projects, and any other teaching that illustrates the differences in teaching from previous years.
ASUP: ASUP is working with Dr. Hines to try extending the library’s hours during mid-terms (9/30-10/4). They are also exploring ideas for better use of St. Mary’s lounge.
Accreditation: Dr. Connelly was invited to report on the upcoming visit. He stated that the self study report has been completed. A copy will be in the library on reserve. Other copies will be distributed. 141 people participated in committees and over 200 participated in the May meeting, with over 25 pages of comments generated. The visitors will be on campus on Monday, October 15th.
Athletic Program: Mr. Tony DiSpigno reported on the contributions of athletes to the campus community. He presented a general summary of the Athletic Program and the contributions of athletes to the university community. Mr. DiSpigno handed out a summary of the financial contributions to the general budget that is made by the Athletic Program.
Announcements: Fr. Tyson reported that the Board of Regents will meet this week in conjunction with the Centennial Celebration. The Board is adding six new members this year and expects to review their goals for the coming year.Adjournment: Dr. Faller adjourned the meeting at 4:35 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Moira Fallon, Secretary for Academic Senate.