Agenda for Faculty Senate meeting
3 PM Friday, September 5, 2008
Board Room, David Student Union

  1. Call to Order
  2. Introduction of guests: Mark Padilla, Provost
  3. Approval of minutes of Faculty Senate meetings
    1. acknowledge electronic approval of minutes for August meeting
  4. Discussion with guest, Dr. Mark Padilla, Provost
  5. President's report and Senate Academic Priorities Report for BAC
  6. Committee Reports
    1. Mentor Implementation (French)
  7. Old business
    1. Outstanding Faculty Award: Quentin Kidd, Nate French, Michaela Meyer, Graham Schweig
    2. Curriculum Recommendations
      1.  MUSC 361 (Brash and Carlson),
      2. GOVT 100 (Duskin and Guajardo),
      3. Termination of  Critical Thinking Concentration (Rahim and Xu),
      4. Indic Studies Concentration (Duskin and Filetti),
      5. Values and Professions Concentration (Wheeler and Xu).
    3. Summer changes discussion
  8. New business
    1. Curriculum Changes: SOWK210, SOWK211, and Psych 201L
    2. Implementing objectives from faculty senate goals
      1. Committee for Objective 1
      2. Committee for Objective 2
      3. Committee for Objective 3
    3. Disposition of new concerns
      1. Setting course caps
      2. Should students be allowed to retake courses with no penalty?
      3. Examine faculty recruitment enhancements
        1. Child Care Center
        2. Job Sharing
        3. Part time
        4. Family leave
        5. Couple Hiring

    4. Proposal to streamline the curriculum review process

  9. Other