Minutes of Faculty Senate meeting
Saturday, 13 May 2006, Freeman Center
Senators present: Schwarze, Underwood, Adamitis, Vachris, Hicks, Whiting, Doughty,
Knipp, Sellars, Cartwright, Guajardo, Kidd
Senators absent: Wymer, Breese, Grau
Guest present: Senator-elect Bob Hasbrouck
The meeting adjourned at 9:18 AM.
- The meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM.
- Electronic approval of the minutes of the meeting on
4/21 of the Faculty Senate was acknowledged.
- President's report
The provost has sent the affected members of the
department of Library Science two contracts, one identical to their current
position, tenured and at-will, the other conferring on them
professional status only and giving them advance notice of any
termination decision. The tenure is still located in the department of
library science. The Provost is essentially giving the
affected employees a chance to make the choice themselves; the memo
directs them to sign one contract or the other and return it to his
office. It is presumably possible to
have a department that includes only one person.
At this stage in the meeting, the Senate skipped down to item IV.B in the agenda, Schwarze left the
meeting, and Vice President Whiting took over in the chair.
- Committee reports
- Guajardo: changes to Faculty Development Grant process
- change to evaluation form (available:
This was moved, seconded, and approved unanimously.
- information to include in application package (available:
This was tabled, owing to the fact that the updated version of this document was not included in
the Senators' handouts.
- Kidd: consideration of deans' recommendations for
nominations (to SCHEV) for
Outstanding Faculty Award
The committee (Kidd, Vachris, Underwood, and Breese) recommended the above
ranking of these three candidates. This recommendation was moved,
seconded, and approved with nine (Underwood, Adamitis, Vachris, Sellars, Kidd, Cartwright, Guajardo,
Knipp, Doughty) in favor, one (Hicks) abstention, and none opposed.
- Tracey Schwarze (vita available:
- Lisa Spiller (vita available:
- Gary Green (vita available:
At this time, Schwarze returned to the meeting and retook the chair, and the Senate returned to
item IV.A in the agenda.
- New business:
- Vote on UCC recommendations:
- LDSP 330 (a new course), for insertion into
the Identities, Institutions, and Society Area of Inquiry
This was moved, seconded, and passed, with ten (Underwood, Adamitis, Vachris, Hicks, Knipp, Whiting,
Doughty, Kidd, Guajardo, Cartwright) in favor, none opposed, and one (Sellars) abstention.
- Changes to SOWK program (available:
Doughty pointed out that this program change involves removing
three extradepartmental major requirements (one each in BIOL, HLTH, and PSYC)
and adding 11 credits worth of
courses within the department of the program. The
Senate decided to send this change-proposal back to the SOWK department, so that they can rationalize
the course consolidation within their department and the increase in number of credits
in the major and so that they can speak to the impact which this change will have upon
departments which offer these service courses.
submitted by Peter Knipp, secretary of the Faculty Senate
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