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Faculty Senate Executive Committee Meeting

Minutes   #35

April 19, 2010

1. The meeting was called to order at 11:05 a.m. on Monday, April 19, 2010 in the President's Conference Room, Green Hall, Vice-chairperson Ordoñez presiding. All members were present except Chairperson Swallow, who was off campus

2. The Executive Committee opted to delay approval of the minutes of Meeting #31 until the Committee had a chance to review them.

3. Announcements/Correspondence:

Ms. Grubman announced that the FSEC's meeting with President Dooley had been postponed until May 10th.

The Committee reviewed the agenda for the Faculty Senate meeting of April 29. The Reports of the Academic Plan Task Forces were removed so that there would be enough time for the reports of various standing committees.

4. The Committee moved ahead to the report of the Student Rights and Responsibilities Committee, which included changes to the student handbook. The Executive Committee discussed the proximity issue, but also changes to the procedure for reporting incidents of academic dishonesty to an academic dean. The Committee agreed that also reporting incidents to the Dean of Students would provide a central location for reports, but this would require a change to the University Manual. Senator DiCioccio agreed to contact Dean Pina to suggest that he propose to the Academic Standards and Calendar Committee an appropriate change in the Ma

5. The Committee reviewed the LOOC recommendations. It was noted that some of the proposed policies were already described in the University Manual. As a result, references to the applicable sections should be included. The Committee agreed that SLOAA should maintain and provide access to the outcomes assessment plans for programs, but to reduce redundancy and simplify the website maintenance required, they suggested a change to the recommendations - specifically that programs should include links to the assessment plans on their websites, rather than hosting their own copy.

6. Vice Chairperson Ordoñez reported that there had been no correspondence from VP Alfonso or Counsel Saccoccio regarding the allocation of royalties. Chairperson Swallow had requested a response by April 16

7. The Committee discussed the Process Streamlining Task Force based on an email from the Provost's office that included a list of members of a previous streamlining group. The Committee felt it was important that there be not only faculty representation on the task force, but also staff representation, including a department secretary and a fiscal clerk. Enrollment Services should also be included. The Committee agreed that an academic department chair would be an appropriate addition to the task force, and created a list of names to recommend to the Provost.

8. The Committee discussed recent Academic Plan Task Force meetings. Senator Izenstark reported that the Online Learning task force had met for a second time the previous week, but she had been unable to attend. Senator Eaton reported on the recent Enrollment Management Committee's discussion of strategies to retain second and third year students. Senator Honhart reported that the Ad Hoc Committee on 4-Credit Courses and Curricula were meeting later in the day. He also reported that he can attend the first hour of the upcoming Provost's 4-Credit Forum on April 23.

9. Ms. Grubman reported that the Administrator Evaluations are continuing on schedule.

10. Vice Chair Ordoñez reported that she has collected materials for the committee reviewing the Confucius Institute and is scheduling a meeting for Wednesday, April 21 .

Discussion of Interim Administrator Appointments was delayed as Chairperson Swallow was not in attendance at the meeting. It was determined that having an annual list of interim appointments and start dates would be helpful. This was added to the list of topics to discuss with the Provost in May

The meeting was adjourned at 12:30 p.m

Respectfully submitted,
Amanda Izenstark

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