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Academic Senate: Minutes 4/21/2009
I. Call to order and announcements: meeting came to order at 4:06 PM
II. Roll call-- Present: Brian Adams, Robin Anderson, Genevieve Brassard, Allison Able, Colton Coughlin,
III.Invocation offered by Fr. Stephen Rowan
IV.Approval of minutes from 03/17/09 meeting
V. Standing Committee Reports:
i. Executive Committee: Dr. Aziz Inan
-The Faculty has passed the changes to the Constitution and By-Laws: 123 yes; 2 no.
ii. Committee on Committees: Dr. Todd Easton. No report.
iii. Committee on Rank & Tenure: Dr. Jill Hoddick
-The committee has finished its work for the semester; the committee is now working on the revision of the guidelines.
iv. Committee on Teaching & Scholarship: Dr. Susan Decker
-The committee is finalizing the faculty development day.
v. Committee on Faculty Welfare: Dr. Anissa Rogers
-The committee is still working on the faculty leave policy.
vi. Committee on Curriculum & Academic Regulations: Ms. Caroline Mann. No proposals have been received; the committee has not met.
VI. Presidential Advisory Committees:
i. Committee on Student Media: Mark Ghyselinck. The Committee did not meet this month.
ii. Committee on Athletics: Dr. Elise Moentmann
-The Committee met to finalize four recommendations to be sent to the President.
iii. Committee on Health and Safety: Dr. Hans Nordstrom
-The smoking policy distance is 50 feet but the policy is being reviewed and designated areas are being discussed.
-ASUP is considering a resolution about skateboarding.
-Campus construction continues.
iv. Committee on Information Technology:
-The sub-committees have completed their work and reports. The reports will be posted on the information technology website.
v. Committee on Sustainability: Dr. Lauretta Frederking. The committee will meet on Friday to conclude its work.
VII. Other Reports:
i. Fr. William Beauchamp: No report.
ii. Dean’s Meeting (Brother Donald):
-The Deans have had 3 meetings. Guests included Jim Ravelli concerning the faculty survey on technology Bill Reed concerning Founder’s Day and Commencement, and Fr. Rowan; concerning retention. Fr. Rowan presented his initial draft on retention.
-The Deans are now considering the recipient of the deans’ award for this year.
-ASUP had an awards ceremony and the following received awards: Senator: Paige Van Bruggen; Advisor: Jillian Marchi, CPB; Club: International Club; Faculty Member: Karen Eifler; Diversity Leader: Bethany Sills; Student Leader: Allison Able; Staff Member: Fay Beeler, Physical Plant
-The unveiling of the preliminary picture of what the mascot will look like will be unveiled at graduation rehearsal; the school-wide unveiling will occur at the first soccer game in the fall; so far ASUP has raised about $6,200.00.
-New espresso machine has been purchased.
-Re-surfacing of the basketball court will be taking place.
-New vice-president is: Alyssa Schmidt-Carr; new secretary is: Samantha Riofta
VIII. New Business:
1. Election of New Senate Officers
President Larry Larsen
Committee on Committees Elise Moentemann
Secretary Laura McLary
Curriculum on Academic Regulations Brian Adams
Rank and Tenure Jill Hoddick
Faculty Welfare Anissa Rogers
Teaching and Scholarship Nick McRee
2. Election of Faculty to Committee on Committees
Jackie Van Hoomissen
Senate members thanked Dr. Aziz Inan for serving as Chair of the Senate for 2008-2009.
X. Adjournment: 5:00 PM
Note: All members of the University community are welcome to attend any meeting of the Academic Senate. The meetings begin promptly at 4:00 pm.