1. The meeting was called to order at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 in the second floor conference room in the Alumni Center, Vice Chairperson Eaton presiding. All members were present except Chairperson Swallow.
a. Vice Chairperson Eaton explained that Chairperson Swallow was in France and would miss the next couple of Executive Committee Meetings.
b. Vice Chairperson Eaton reminded the FSEC that their next meeting was scheduled for Monday, September 20 at 2:00 p.m. in the President's Conference Room in Green Hall.
3. A draft Agenda for Faculty Senate Meeting #1, September 23, 2010 was reviewed and approved in final form. It was noted that there were still vacancies on some committees and the Executive Committee continued their discussion of possible faculty appointees.
4. The Executive Committee discussed the following items, which remained from the 2009-10 academic year as part of their planning for the 2010-11 academic year.
a. 4-Credit Courses and Curricula: the Executive Committee discussed the draft resolution they would present to the Faculty Senate on September 23 and agreed that if the resolution passes, consideration of 4-credit courses would continue based on the choices made by departments and programs. The FSEC would not expect the campus to need active involvement from FSEC aside from existing procedures that departments and programs would follow in pursuing any changes proposed for their programs or students.
b. General Education: The Executive Committee agreed that if the course credit resolution is approved, their charge to the UCGE Committee for the 2010-11 academic year would move forward.
c. Confucius Institute: It was noted that the report of the Ad Hoc Committee was still being developed. The Executive Committee agreed that one result of the Confucius Institute review should be a clarification of the review process for centers that do not fall under the rubric of the Council for Research.
5. The FSEC reviewed their list of possible goals for the academic year and discussed which ones should be considered priorities.
6. Following discussion, the Executive Committee agreed to the following topics for discussion with Provost DeHayes on September 20:
a. Efforts to encourage faculty to become more involved in teaching freshmen as well as participating to a greater degree in university service;
b. Faculty questions about the promotion and tenure review process separate from contractual matters, which are the purview of the AAUP;
c. Planning for the future of the Library and the role of the Faculty Senate and its Library Committee.
d. A possible presentation to the Senate about the Board of Governors' final report on Triggered Program Review.
The meeting was adjourned at 12:00 noon.
Sheila Black Grubman