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Faculty Senate Executive Committee Meeting

Minutes #15

December 11, 2007

The meeting was called to order at 9:10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 in the Thomson Conference Room in Ballentine Hall, Chairperson Miller presiding. All members were present.

The following faculty guests also attended: Senators Izenstark, Nassersharif and Rathemacher; Professors D'Hondt, Durand, Merrill and Swallow.

Chairperson Miller announced that the Executive Committee had invited all of the guests in response to various communications that they had received regarding issues related to resource allocation and leadership. He invited the guests to raise issues of concern and discussion ensued.

In conclusion, Chairperson Miller agreed to share the following statement with President Carothers and other interested parties:

We look forward to working with the Board of Governors to find a successor to the President who can maintain and increase the quality of the academic programs, as well as solve the problem of chronic underfunding of the academic mission characteristic of a research university.

No further action was taken with regard to the printed Agenda and the Executive Committee tentatively agreed to hold their next meeting on January 16, 2008 at 10:30 a.m.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:40 a.m.

Respectfully submitted.

Sheila Black Grubman