MOTIONS FOR FALL 2012

SEPTEMBER 4, 2012

The Standing Rules for the Faculty Senate were approved. (Approved) {SEE Appendix 1}

There was a motion regarding the constitution of the Faculty Senate Review of Governance Committee with 11 members as follows: 

Two voting academic faculty from the School of Arts & SciencesTwo voting academic faculty from the School of Education

Two voting academic faculty from the School of Professional Studies

Two professionals

One voting academic faculty from the Library

One contingent faculty member (part-time or full-time lecturer)

Executive Assistant to the President (ex officio, non-voting) (Approved) 

There was a motion from R. Kendrick regarding the constitution of the Academic Grievance Tribunal: 

“That the Committee on Committees be asked to approve or solicit self-nominations for 6 faculty recommendations to go to the Provost for the Academic Grievance Tribunal,” the constitution as follows: (6-member committee; 3-year staggered terms)

Two voting academic faculty from the School of Arts & Sciences

Two voting academic faculty from the School of Education

Two voting academic faculty from the School of Professional Studies  (Approved)

SEPTEMBER 18, 2012

The Committee on Committee nominations were approved (Approved)

OCTOBER 2, 2012

The nominations were approved from the Committee on Committees (Approved)

OCTOBER 16, 2012

There was a vote to approve the nominees for the Review of Governance Committee (Approved) 

The Graduate Faculty Executive Committee handbook changes were discussed and voted on. (Approved) 

OCTOBER 30, 2012

The Faculty Senate voted on a motion from R. Grantham “To establish an ad hoc committee to revisit the college and cultural diversity statement on campus.”  (Approved)

NOVEMBER 13, 2012

There was a vote to approve Motion 1 on the formation of an ad hoc Committee to Review the Diversity Statement (Approved; 2 against)

There was a vote to approve Motion 2 on the formation of an ad hoc Committee to Review the Diversity Statement, as amended:  “Four volunteers from the Faculty Senate (two of which must be faculty representatives)” (Approved)

NOVEMBER 27, 2012

There were no Senate actions. 

MOTIONS FOR SPRING 2013

FEBRUARY 5, 2013

The President’s Recognition for Engaged Learning and Leadership Designation in Undergraduate Research was endorsed.

The President’s Recognition for Engaged Learning and Leadership Designation in Service-Learning was endorsed.

FEBRUARY 19, 2013

The nominees for committee vacancies for the Committee on Committees were approved by the Faculty Senate {SEE Appendix 1 of the minutes from this meeting}

March 5, 2013

The Vice Chair cast a ballot, as approved by the Senate, in the absence of a secretary, to approve a nomination to the Committee on Committees {SEE Appendix 1 of the minutes from this meeting)

MARCH 26, 2013

There were no Senate actions.

APRIL 9, 2013

There was a vote to approve the nominations for vacancies on the Committee on Committees (Approved)

There was a motion by R. Kendrick to postpone the EPC Retake Policy until the next Faculty Senate meeting on April 23, 2013 (Approved)

APRIL 23, 2013

There was a vote to approve the nominations for vacancies on the Committee on Committees (Approved)

The amendment, from A. Fitz-gibbon, to the amendment to the EPC Retake Policy, from J. Walkuski, was discussed and voted on: A student will be afforded the opportunity may retake any course one time(Approved)

The amendment, from R. Kendrick, to the amendment, from J. Walkuski, was discussed and voted on:  Departments may restrict registration access for subsequent retakes of the same course.  (Approved) 

The amendment to the amendment, from C. Schubert, was discussed and voted on: Insertion of a third line between ”…one time.” and “Departments….” The student may retake any course one time without superseding any student’s right to take the course one time.” (4 For; 13 Against; Not Approved)

The EPC Retake Policy, as amended, was voted on. (10 for/8 Against; Passed)

The CTE Proposed Modifications to Chapter 260.02, Section III of the SUNY Cortland College Handbook was discussed and voted on.  (Approved)

The Ad Hoc Committee to Review the Diversity Statement was discussed and voted on.  (Approved)

MAY 7, 2013

There was a vote to approve the nominations for vacancies on the Committee on Committees (Approved)

There was a vote to approve the Academic Faculty Affairs Handbook Changes Section 230.   (Approved)

There was a vote to approve the Academic Faculty Affairs Handbook Changes Section 220.05 and 220.06.  (Approved)

There was a vote to approve the CTE Committee Proposal Modifications to the Handbook 260.02, Section III. (Approved)

There was a vote to approve the CTE Committee Proposal Modifications to the Handbook 260.02 Section 1.  (Approved)

There was a vote to approve the Proposed Duties of the Long Range Planning Committee (Not Approved)

There was a vote to approve the SUNY Cortland Advisement Philosophy and Guidelines – Edits/Updates to the College Handbook. (Approved)

MOTIONS FOR FALL 2011                                                              

SEPTEMBER 6, 2011

There was a vote to approve the Standing Rules (Approved)

There was a vote to approve the nominations from the Committee on Committees (Approved)

 SEPTEMBER 20, 2011

The nominations for the Committee on Committees were approved (Approved)

The Chair approved a ballot for C. Schubert, Math/Science, 11-13; D.  Berger, SUNY Senator (to complete an unexpired term)  9-12.

The Chair approved a ballot to fill four seats on the consultative search committee for Executive

OCTOBER 4, 2011

The Chair cast a ballot to approve the Committee on Committees recommendation of A. Dearie, School of Professional Studies, two year term (Approved)  {SEE Appendix 2)

The Chair cast a ballot to approve the Committee on Committees recommendation of  M. Chandler, SUNY Senator (alternate) (complete unexpired term 2009-12) (Approved)

OCTOBER 18, 2011 

The nomination for a committee vacancy from the Committee on Committees was approved (Approved)

NOVEMBER 1, 2012

There was a vote to approve the amendment to the Draft General Education Assessment Proposal 2011/12 – 2014/15 “Appendix 5 Cortland Rubric for Assessing Quantitative Skills (GE1)” (Approved)

There was a vote to approve the draft General Education Assessment Proposal 2011/12 – 2014/15, as amended.  (Approved; 16/1)

NOVEMBER 15, 2012

The Chair cast a ballot to approve the nominations on Committee on Committees (Approved)

NOVEMBER 29, 2012

There were no Senate actions.

MOTIONS FOR SPRING 2012

JANUARY 31, 2012

There were no Senate actions.

FEBRUARY 14, 2012

The request from President Bitterbaum for Cornell ROTC to use one classroom at SUNY Cortland one day a week to accommodate ROTC students was endorsed.

FEBRUARY 28, 2012

The Old Business item regarding the proposal from the EPC Committee “College Handbook and College Catalog to allow for oral proficiency interview (OPI) as a method for granting and evaluating student language competency” was discussed and voted on.  (Approved)

There was a nomination from the Committee on Committees (Approved)

MARCH 20, 2012

There was a vote to approve the amendments to the “Confidentiality of Faculty Memos” Proposal from the Academic Faculty Affairs Committee, as follows:  “The faculty and staff should be aware that confidential documents may be handled by work study student workers that have been trained and have signed a form ensuring confidentiality” and “Be it resolved that The SUNY Cortland Faculty Senate recommends to the Administration that they insert the following text into section 650.07 270.1 of the Cortland College Handbook for informational purposes.” (Approved)

There was a vote to approve the “Confidentiality of Student Memos” Proposal from the Academic Faculty Affairs Committee, as amended (Approved; 9 for; 4 against)

APRIL 3, 2012

There was a vote to approve the nominations for vacancies from the Committee on Committee (Approved)

There was a vote to approve the amendment to the Change in Membership to the Director of Library search committee, as follows: c. Three members elected by and from the academic faculty (schools) c. One academic faculty member from each school (Approved)

There was a vote to approve the Change in Membership to the Director of Library search Committee, as amended. (Approved)

APRIL 17, 2012

There were no Senate actions.

MAY 1, 2012

There was a vote to approve the nominations on the Committee on Committees.

MOTIONS FOR SPRING 2011

There was a vote to approve the recommendation from the Academic Faculty Affairs Committee regarding the College Handbook 230.03 Promotion Criteria (Approved; 9 for; 7 against; 4 abstentions)

There was a vote to approve the Faculty Senate to be included in the search committee for the Director of Field Placement and the search for Director for the Clark Center for International Education (Approved)

There was a vote for a roll call vote on the “Resolution in Support of a Rational Fiscal Plan for SUNY Executive Committee of the University Faculty Senate” (Not Approved)

There was a vote on the "Resolution in Support of a Rational Fiscal Plan for SUNY Executive Committee of the University Faculty Senate" (Approved)

 

MOTIONS FOR FALL 2010

Draft Proposal for Transfer Credit Limits; College Handbook 2010-2012, 410.10 Academic Credit From Other Colleges from the Educational Policy Committee.

Proposal to Incorporate the Current Committee on Teaching Effectiveness under the Faculty Senate from the Academic Faculty Affairs Committee.

MOTIONS FOR SPRING 2010

Proposal on Withdrawals, Leaves, Readmission* from the Educational Policy Committee.

Proposed New Text for College Catalog: Awarding of Dual Degrees: Degrees, Minors, Concentrations, Programs of Study and HEGIS Codes Degrees from the Educational Policy Committee.

There was a vote to approve the Proposed Addition to be Inserted in the College Handbook (Chapter 415) Posthumous Degrees from the Educational Policy Committee.

There was a vote to approve the Proposed Change to the College Handbook Chapter 210.05 regarding external review from the Academic Faculty Affairs Committee.

There was a vote to approve the “Proposed Policy Chapter 150, Article VII, Section C” from the Academic Faculty Affairs Committee.

There was a vote to approve the “Proposed Policy Chapter 150, Article VII, Section C3b” regarding personnel investigations.

There was a vote to approve the Proposal from the General Education Committee regarding 400-Level Courses as GE Courses.

MOTIONS FOR FALL 2009

Amendment from R. Spitzer to the "Proposal to amend the College Curriculum Guide" from the EPC Committee

Academic Affairs Committee Proposal regarding Review of Handbook Policies

Proposal from the Educational Policy Committee "Definition of Capstone courses and Capstone experiences"

Charge to the Student Affairs Committee to undertake review of student behavior and alcohol related problems off campus

Adopt changes to Article X: Election in the College Handbook

Adopt changes to Article XI: Conduct of Business in the College Handbook

Adopt changes to Article XIII: Review of Governance Structure in the College Handbook

Adopt changes to Article XIV:  Amendments in the College Handbook

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