1. The meeting was called to order at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 16, 2012 in the President's Conference Room in Green Hall, Vice Chairperson Larsen presiding. All members were present except Chairperson Eaton. Vice Chairperson-Elect Byrd was also in attendance.
2. The Minutes from FSEC Meeting #24, March 5 and March 7, 2012 were approved pending President Dooley's review of portions that pertained to him.
a. Vice Chairperson Larsen reported that although Library Impact Statements had been completed for the specific courses that are part of the proposed certificate in Cyber Security, none had been requested or submitted for the program itself.
Following discussion as to whether an impact statement is required in this instance, it was agreed that while a statement it might not be necessary in this instance, the Library faculty's wishes should be reflected in the proposed new manual sections on new programs.
b. Senator Byrd reported on the College of Human Science and Services meeting with Provost DeHayes on April 4 about the renaming of the college. He explained that no new proposal had been forthcoming at the meeting. He said that another meeting of the college faculty was expected and noted that there were at least three possibilities: they could decide to confirm the new name which was proposed in March, they could propose a new name, or they could decide to keep the current name.
Ms. Grubman said that the referral by the Faculty Senate of the name change was on the Curricular Affairs Committee's Agenda for April 23.
c. Senator Barbour announced that on April 13, the College of Pharmacy faculty elected Professor Tracey Taveira as their new Senator for a three-year term through 2015.
4. The Executive Committee reviewed the Agenda for Faculty Senate Meeting #8, April 19, 2012. They discussed the timeliness of their receipt of the report of the University College and General Education Committee on Friday. There was some agreement that more time should be allowed for Senators to read and think about the proposal even though most of what was in the report had been subject to public discussions for some months.
The FSEC agreed to recommend a procedure for considering the University College and General Education Committee's proposed Institutional Objectives and Student Learning Outcomes and the committee's proposed structural principles. They decided to recommend that no final vote be taken on the proposal on April 19, but that a vote be postponed until a recess meeting on May 3. They agreed that the proposals could be discussed and possibly, amended, but more time should be allowed before a formal vote. They also agreed that if the proposal were amended by the University College and General Education Committee after the Faculty Senate meeting, Senators should receive the revised proposal by April 24 to allow enough time for discussion and review before a vote on May 3.
Ms. Grubman agreed to inform Senator Maier-Speredelozzi and the other members of the UCGE Committee of the Executive Committee's procedure before publishing the Agenda, including the motion and the report, on the web that afternoon.
5. The Executive Committee discussed the nominations for the Faculty Outstanding Service Award and agreed to the 2012 recipient. This matter will remain confidential until the recipient is notified.
Members of the Executive Committee thanked Vice Chairperson Larsen for his handling of the issues before the FSEC and the capable way he chaired the meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at 12:35 p.m.
Sheila Black Grubman
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