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Academic Senate: MINUTES 02/17/2004
Present: Fr. William Beauchamp, Dr. Jim Carroll, Sr. Maria Ciriello, Dr. Karen Eifler, Dr. Mark Eifler, Dr. Carol Dempsey, Dr. Terry Favero, Dr. Jeff Gauthier, Dr. Laura Genik, Dr. Mark Kennedy, Dr. Jack Kondrasuk, Mr. Larry Larsen, Dr. Bohn Lattin,Dr. Larry Lewis, Dr. Marlene Moore, Dr. Steve Royce, Dr. David Sherrer, Ms. Diane Sotak, Br. Donald Stabrowski, Sr. Angela Hoffman, Dr. Anita Wynn
Absent: Mr. Amerigo Brioschi, Dr. Greg Hill, Ms. Michelle Martin, Dr. Dakshina Murty
Invocation: Dr. Dempsey
January 20th, 2004 minutes were approved as written.
Standing Committee Reports
Executive Committee: Dr. Anita Wynne reminded department heads and deans if their departments need to elect new senators that they should do so ASAP.Please notify Kathleen Staten.Several of the committee chairs finish their time on the senate this year.Senate will be elect new chairs of some of these committees.If you yourself or anyone you know would like to volunteer to chair a committee, please let executive committee know.The executive committee will prepare a slate of officers and then to accept nominations from the floor in the April meeting. Send nominations to executive committee secretary Bohn Lattin before 2 March 2004.The bylaws and constitution group finished their revisions.The executive committee has examined the documents and will be sent to you soon after 26 February.
Committee on Committee: Dr. Steve Royce:The Committee on Committee had nothing to report.
Committee on Rank & Tenure: Dr. Murty was not present.Dr. Wynne reported that his group was working on post-tenure review.
Committee on Teaching & Scholarship: Mr. Larry Larsen:reported that the committee will meet to determine supplemental funding.The application deadline was listed as 17 February. They will accept requests up to 20 February.Nominations for the teaching and scholarship deadline is Wednesday 25 February 2004.
Committee on Faculty and Welfare: Dr. Jack Kondrasuk distributed the results of the faculty welfare survey.Dr. Kondrasuk reported the committee had seventy-eight surveys returned.He reviewed the results.He asked that the report: “be endorsed by the senate as a report of the faculty welfare committee.”Much discussion occurred concerning the report and the question of endorsement.Dr. Steve Royce made a motion of three parts. One, that the report be accepted by the senate.Two, that it be forwarded to the administration for their consideration and their action as deemed appropriate.Three, that is be suggested that the faculty welfare committee distribute the recommendations, the report including its recommendations to the faculty and solicit the feedback of the faculty as to their endorsement of the various recommendations.The motion was seconded and after one point of clarification accepted by the whole senate.
Committee on Curriculum & Academic Regulations: Dr. Mark Kennedy will introduce a proposal under new business section.
Presidential Advisory Committee Reports
Committee on Student Media: Dr. Jeff Gauthier reported that the committee on student media met.KDUP is back up at least on web screens.The Beacon is going on-line in addition to its usual place.Starting this week the committee will begin the interviews for the new people that will be heading up the LOG, The Beacon and KDUP.
Committee on Athletics: Dr. Jack Kondrasuk reported that the committee talked about the retirement of Joe Etzel as athletic director.There was a report on the future of athletics at the University of Portland by our President.University of Portland to be competitive, hopefully excel in athletics.One of the challenges that is that 63% of our student body is female and the NCAA requires (Title 9) some relationship to that in conjunction with NCAA recertification 2005. Balancing the men’s and women’s athletic teams will be a challenge.Mary Kay reported that 27% of athletes are on the dean’s lists.The average GPA is 3.0.
Committee on Health & Safety: Sr. Angela Hoffman had nothing to report.
Committee on Computers & Telecommunications: Dr. Jim Carroll reported that considerable progress is being made in the technology strategic plan.
Student & Faculty Court: Dr. Laura Genik reported that the committee continues not to meet.
Deans Report: Bro. Donald Stabrowski reported that the Deans have met.They reviewed the strategic plan that had been taken to the Board of Regents in January.The Deans reviewed Junior Parents weekend events.Jim Lyons briefed the Deans concerning the Weekend on the Bluff, a Saturday program for incoming freshman.Deans met with the presidential advisory councils.Deans will also meet and discuss the Founder’s day program.Finally the strategic plan should be out in a couple of weeks.
Amerigo Brioschi- ASUP Vice President and Michelle Martin- ASUP Secretary were not present
The senate approved the proposed changes in the requirements for the marketing management major .
The meeting was adjourned at 4:50.