October 16, 2007


1. CALL TO ORDER:  The fourth meeting of the Faculty Senate for 2007-2008 was called to order at 1:10 PM on October 16, 2007 in Brockway Hall, Jacobus Lounge by Chair Karla Alwes.


SENATORS AND MEMBERS PRESENT:  K. Alwes, B. Buxton, E. McCabe, D. Berger, I. Jubran, K. Lawrence, N. Helsper, H. Botwinick, J. Shedd,

D. Miller, D. West, J. Reese, J. Walkuski, J. Governali, J. Hendrick, B. Langhans, A. Dahlman, D. Harrington, T. Vigers, T. Slack, S. Snell, A. Marsh, C. Hahl,

J. Riddoch, E. Bitterbaum, E. Davis-Russell, R. Franco, R. Peagler, J. Ford, S. Anderson, M. Connell, M. McGuire


SENATORS AND MEMBERS ABSENT: D. Ritchie, M. Ware, B. Shechter, W. Shaut, G. Clarke


GUESTS PRESENT: G. Levine, H. Wilson, Y. Murnane



The Minutes from October 2, 2007 were approved.



There was a vote to approve the nomination from the Committee on Committees. (Approved) {SEE Appendix 1}


There was a motion to allow for an immediate vote on the Steering Committee resolution to refer the issue of External Review to an ad hoc committee (Not Approved; 10 for; 7 against)


There was a roll call vote to amend the motion regarding external review "Because the temper of the faculty on the SUNY Cortland campus is one that desires and strives for individual and departmental autonomy, the Faculty Senate Steering Commmitee moves that the deliberations of the proposed external review process begin an ad hoc committee created for and charged with that pupose only, and made up of a broad representation of faculty elected by the faculty at large, to include", as follows:"The following: membership will be based on the proportional constituency of the Senate, 6 Arts and Sciences; 2 Professional Studies, 2 Education, 1 Librarian (11 Against:B. Buxton, H. Botwinick, D. West, J. Reese, J. Walkuski, J. Governali, J. Hendrick, A. Dahlman, T. Vigers, T. Slack, S. Snell; 9 For: E. McCabe, D. Berger, I. Jubran, K. Lawrence, N. Helsper, J. Shedd, D. Miller, B. Langhans, D. Harrington; Abstaining:C. Hahl, J. Riddoch - A. Marsh (absent)(Not Approved)


There was a voice vote to approve constructing a proposed amendment to the motion regarding external review for purposes of clarification to deal with the at large constituency membership (Approved)




Chairwoman Alwes opened the meeting by discussing the upcoming performance review of President Bitterbaum which will include the Senate as well as Steering Committee members.The chair then expressed her wishes to Provost Davis-Russell for a happy and healthy retirement. The final item of business was an introduction of the newly elected Professional Senator, Beth Langhans.



B. Buxton � No report.



E. McCabe - no report .



D. Berger � The Treasurer reported that there was $961.69 in the Senate Treasury, which was recently depleted by a check drafted for $500.00 towards the Memorial Scholarship, leaving a balance of $461.69.



The President gave a brief report.


D. West asked the President if he had any news regarding the legalities of the cell phone issue.


President Bitterbaum indicated that he had spoken with J. Barry who was in the process of looking into the matter and he promised to report back.




Long Range Planning Committee � Janet Ford, Co-chair, no report.


Educational Policy Committee � Richard Kendrick, Chair � Donna West had no report.


Student Affairs Committee � M. Connell, Chair � No report.


Faculty Affairs Committee � G. Clarke, Chair -No report (absent)


College Research Committee � No report.


General Education Committee � M. McGuire, Chair -M. McGuire reported that the GE Committee is currently changing their assessment process so that the assessment would be instructor generated rather than one instrument across the entire GE category.She further reported that they will be also changing the GE proposal which should be more in line with the new GE courses.




Committee on Committees -E. McCabe, Faculty Senate Secretary, read the report for the Committee on Committees and asked for approval of the nominations{SEE Appendix 1}



H. Botwinick, Chair of the Review of Governance Committee, encouraged everyone on campus to participate in the current online survey regarding faculty governance.


XII. SUNY SENATOR�S REPORT � M. Ware � No reported (absent).Chairwoman Alwes reminded everyone in Ware's absence about the upcoming Plenary being held at SUNY Cortland on October 25-27.



The students gave a brief report.


XIV. OLD BUSINESS �There was no old business.



The first item of business was external review, including a motion from the Steering Committee requiring a Senate vote on the proper venue, the Faculty Affairs Committee or an ad hoc committee.There was a vote to allow for debate and vote during that day's meeting, due to the urgent nature of the issue, which failed. There was a lengthy discussion regarding the ad hoc committee and how it would be constituted.After lengthy debate it was decided to postpone discussion and vote to the next meeting so that a concise motion could be drafted.


The second item of business was the resolution from the Concerned Teaching Faculty, which had been endorsed by the Senate Steering Committee, involving increasing the number of tenure track faculty at SUNY Cortland.Due to a lack of time, it was decided that the item would be under Old Business after external review at the next meeting in two weeks.


Respectfully Submitted:


Barbara Kissel

Recording Secretary


The following reports are appended to the minutes in the order they are submitted:


(1) Report from the Committee on Committees submitted by J. Barry, Chair.


(2) Motion regarding the appopriate venue for external review submitted by K. Alwes on behalf of the Steering Committee.


(3)Resolution regarding the hiring of additional tenure track faculty, endorsed by the Steering Committee and submitted by B. Buxton on behalf of the Concerned Teaching Faculty.


��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ������ Appendix 1������


���������������������������������������������� Committee on Committees � Report to the Faculty Senate

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Item # 1


The Committee on Committees recommends the following appointment:


��� Mark Yacavone representing Professional Staff on the College Curriculum Review Committee (2006-08 � complete unexpired term).


This appointment requires confirmation by the Faculty Senate.


Item # 2


Attached is the updated list of committees for 2007-08.��  




���������������������������������� �������������������������������� Updated October 12, 2007



Faculty Senate Officers (Elected:1 yr. Term) 2007-2008

��� Alwes, Karla ������������������������� Chair

Buxton, Bill���������������������������� Vice-Chair

��� ������� McCabe, Ellen����������������������� Secretary

�� �������� Berger, David������������������������� Treasurer (no more than 2 successive terms)


Faculty Senate Steering Committee 2007-08

��� Alwes, Karla�������������������������� Chair

Buxton, Bill���������������������������� Vice-Chair

��� ������� McCabe, Ellen����������������������� Secretary

�� �������� Berger, David������������������������� Treasurer (no more than 2 successive terms)

����������� Anderson, Steve��������������������� Parliamentarian (appointed)

����������� Kendrick, Richard������������������ 06-07Educational Policy Committee Chair

����������� McGuire, Mary���������������������� 06-07General Education Committee Chair

����������� Ford, Janet (co-chair)������������� 06-07Long Range Planning Committee Chair

����������� Sarver, Cynthia (co-chair)������� 06-07Long Range Planning Committee Chair

����������� Clarke, Glen��������������������������� 06-07 Faculty Affairs Committee Chair

����������� Connell, Mark������������������������ 06-07Student Affairs Committee Chair


SUNY Senator(Elected: 3 yr. term)

����������� Ware, Mary��������������������������� 2006-09��������� At large


SUNY Senator � Alternate (Elected: 3 yr. term)

����������� Phillips, Tim���������������������������� 2006-09��������� At large


Auxiliary Services Corporation (Elected:3 yr. term) � (C. on C. does NOT run election for MC reps)

Steck, Henry�������������������������� 2005-08��������� Academic/Professional Faculty

����������� Urtz, Michael�������������������������� 2005-08��������� Academic/Professional Faculty

����������� Jordak, Ingrid������������������������� 2006-09��������� Academic/Professional Faculty

Patrick, Ben��������������������������� 2007-10��������� Academic/Professional Faculty

����������� Ritchie, David������������������������� 2007-10��������� Academic/Professional Faculty

����������� Barry, Joanne������������������������� 2007-08��������� m/c

����������� Franco, Raymond������������������� 2007-08��������� m/c

��������� Shaut, William������������������������ 2007-08��������� m/c


College Curriculum Review Committee (Appointed: 2 yr. term)����

����������� Meagher, Nancy��������������������� 2006-08��������� Math/Sci���������

��� Benton, Cindy������������������������ 2006-08��������� Education

Yacavone, Mark (Pending)����� 2006-08��������� Professional Staff

����������� Lawrence, Kathy�������������������� 2006-08��������� Fine Arts/Humanities

����������� Grantham, Regina������������������� 2006-08��������� Professional Studies

Rayl, Susan���������������������������� 2007-09��������� Professional Studies

����������� Harms, Daniel������������������������� 2007-09��������� Library

����������� Ouellette, Judith���������������������� 2007-09��������� Soc/Beh Sci

����������� Kelly, Michelle����������������������� 2007-09��������� Education

����������� Barduhn, Marley��������������������� Ex Officio������� Assoc. Dean designee for Education

����������� O�Callaghan, Jerry������������������ Ex Officio������� Assoc. Dean designee for Arts & Sciences


Goldberg, Ray������������������������ Ex Officio������� Assoc. Dean designee for Professional Studies

����������� Avery, Gradin������������������������� Ex Officio������� Assoc. Provost, Enrollment Management & Curriculum

����������� _______________���������������� current������������ Student

����������� _______________���������������� current������������ Student



College Research Committee (Appointed: 3 yr. term) [Qualifications: should have received grant from external funding or reviewed grants from an outside agency.]


����������� Herrmann, Gretchen��������������� 2005-08��������� Library

Wisch, Barbara���������������������� 2005-08��������� Fine Arts/Humanities

����������� Ducey, Peter�������������������������� 2006-09��������� Math/Sci

��� Hodges, Bonni����������������������� 2006-09��������� Professional Studies

Kraebel, Kim������������������������� 2007-10��������� Soc/Beh Sci

����������� Klotz, Laurie�������������������������� 2007-10��������� Professional Staff

Stratton, Susan����������������������������������� 2007-10��������� Education

����������� Henderson-Harr, Amy����������������������������������� Sponsored Programs [Ex Officio]

����������� Clarke, Glen�������������������������������������������������� Sponsored Programs [Ex Officio]



Committee on Committees (Elected: 2 yr. term)

Barclay, David����������������������� 2006-08��������� Math/Sci

����������� Coffey, Kate�������������������������� 2006-08��������� Professional Studies

����������� Ruoff, Hailey�������������������������� 2006-08��������� Professional Staff

Kudela, Emilie������������������������ 2006-08��������� Education

Conklin, Ron�������������������������� 2007-09��������� Library

��� Barry, Joanne������������������������� 2007-09��������� M/C

Gascon, Christopher��������������� 2007-09��������� Fine Arts/Humanities

����������� Frank, Joshua������������������������� 2007-09��������� Soc/Beh Sci

����������� Kissel, Barbara����������������������� Ex Officio������� Faculty Senate designee

����������� Clark, Jason��������������������������� current������������ Student


Committee on Teaching Awards (Appointed: 3 yr. term/ term runs January through December)(minimum 5 yrs. teaching at SUNY Cortland)


Knight, Denise������������������������� 2007-09�������� Arts & Sciences�����������

����������� Benton, Cindy������������������������ 2007-09��������� Education

Hodges, Bonni����������������������� 2006-08��������� Professional Studies

_____________�������������������� 2006-08��������� Arts and Sciences

Buxton, Bill���������������������������� current������������ Faculty Senate Vice Chair

����������� Levine, Virginia����������������������� Ex Officio������� President�s Office�������

����������� _____________�������������������� current������������ Student


Committee on Teaching Effectiveness (Appointed: 4 yr. term) (no consecutive terms)


������� ��� __________________�������� ���2004-08�������� Education

Conklin, Patricia��������������������� 2005-09��������� Math/Sci

����������� Vittoria, Ann��������������������������� 2005-09��������� Soc/Beh Sci

Stearns, Karen����������������������� 2006-10��������� Fine Arts/Humanities

����������� __________________���������� 2007-11��������� Professional Studies

����������� __________________���������� current������������ Student ����������

����������� __________________���������� current ����������� Student

����������� __________________���������� current������������ Student


Educational Policy Committee (Appointed: 2 yr. term)

Zimmerman, Karen����������������� 2006-08��������� Arts & Sciences

������� ��� Douglas, Gretchen������������������ 2006-08��������� Library (complete unexpired term)

Anderson, Lynn���������������������� 2006-08��������� Professional Studies

����������� Jordak, Ingrid������������������������� 2006-08��������� Professional Staff

����������� West, Donna�������������������������� 2006-08��������� Academic Faculty at large

Kelly, Michelle����������������������� 2007-09��������� Education

����������� __________________���������� 2007-09��������� Education

��� Kendrick, Richard������������������ 2007-09��������� Arts & Sciences

Ford, Janet����������������������������� 2007-09��������� Professional Studies

Davis-Russell, Elizabeth���������� Ex Officio������� Provost

����������� Margine, Donna���������������������� Ex Officio������� Registrar

����������� ________________�������������� Ex Officio������� Graduate Faculty Executive Committee designee

����������� Dwyer, Melissa���������������������� current������������ Student

����������� ________________�������������� current������������ Student


Facilities and Master Plan Oversight Committee (Appointed: 3 yr. term)

����������� Cottone, John������������������������� 2005-08��������� At Large


Faculty Affairs Committee (appointed: 2 yr. term)

��� Clarke, Glen��������������������������� 2006-08��������� Professional Staff

���������� Bentley, Judy�������������������������� 2006-08��������� Education

Jubran, Isa����������������������������� 2006-08��������� Math/Sci

Melita, Lorraine���������������������� 2007-09��������� Library

����������� Walkuski, Jeff������������������������� 2007-09��������� Professional Studies

����������� Moore, Edward���������������������� 2007-09��������� Fine Arts/Humanities

Collings, Raymond����������������� 2007-09��������� Soc/Beh Sci.

����������� Hahl, Casey���������������������������� current������������ Student

����������� Murphy, Amber���������������������� current������������ Student


Faculty Representative to the Student Senate (Elected: 1 yr. term) (no more than 2 successive terms)

����������� Wright, Julian�������������������������� 2007-08��������� At Large

����������� Tobin, Brian��������������������������� 2007-08��������� At Large



General Education Committee (Elected: 2 yr. term)

Davidenko, Susana����������������� 2006-08��������� Education

West, Donna�������������������������� 2006-08��������� Fine Arts/Humanities

��� McGuire, Mary���������������������� 2006-08��������� Soc/Beh Sci

����������� Hendrick, Joy������������������������� 2006-08��������� Professional Studies ���

Miller, David�������������������������� 2006-08��������� Academic At Large

Alemzadeh, Jalal��������������������������������� 2006-08��������� Math/Sci

Conklin, Ron�������������������������� 2007-09��������� Library

Worrell, Mark������������������������ 2007-09��������� Academic At Large

______________������������������ 2007-09��������� Professional Staff

����������� ______________������������������ current������������ Student

����������� Aumann, Nancy���������������������� ex officio��������� Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

����������� Prus, Mark����������������������������� ex officio��������� Dean of Arts & Sciences

����������� ______________������������������ ex officio��������� Institutional Research & Assessment


Long Range Planning Committee (Appointed: 3 yr. term)

��� Ford, Janet (co-chair)������������� 2005-08��������� Professional Studies

Skipper, William��������������������� 2005-08��������� Soc/Beh Sci

����������� VanderWoude, Peter�������������� 2005-08��������� Professional Staff

Ritchie, Dave�������������������������� 2007-09*������� Library

��� Sarver, Cynthia (co-chair)������ 2007-09*������� Fine Arts/Humanities

Rombach, Kim����������������������������������� 2007-10��������� Education

����������� _______________���������������� 2007-10��������� Math/Sci

�������� �� Meyers, Halie������������������������� current������������ Student

����������� Rainsford, Margaret���������������� current������������ Student


����������� *2-year term to align staggered terms more evenly


Student Affairs Committee (Appointed: 2 yr. term)

Patrick Donnelly��������������������� 2006-08��������� Professional Staff

��������� Trunfio, Tony�������������������������� 2006-08��������� Professional Studies

����������� Smith, Brice���������������������������� 2006-08��������� Math/Sci

������� ��� Stearns, Karen����������������������� 2006-08��������� Fine Arts/Humanities

��� Connell, Mark ����������������������� 2007-09��������� Library

����������� Summers, Pamela������������������� 2007-09��������� Education

����������� __________________���������� 2007-09��������� Soc/Beh Sci

����������� Meyers, Halie������������������������� current������������ Student

����������� Ahern, Will����������������������������� current������������ Student


Chair of Committee



��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� �� APPENDIX 2

���������������������������������������������������������������������� submitted by B. Buxton on behalf of the Concerned Teaching Faculty





����������� The Concerned Teaching Faculty forwards the following resolution endorsed by 74 SUNY Cortland faculty for consideration by the Faculty Senate. This is in support of President Bitterbaum's stated priority of increasing the number of tenure track faculty at SUNY Cortland (President's Report, Faculty Senate Meeting September 4), Provost Davis-Russell's proposals to the President's cabinet for more than 20 new tenure track lines, the Dean of Arts and Sciences plea for support for existing programs (Provost's Update on Academic Affairs, July 2006-June 2007), and the Dean of Education's documentation of the need for 20 additional lines in one school to meet the college's strategic plan, (Provost's Update on Academic Affairs, July 2006-June 2007).


����������� In forwarding this resolution, the Concerned Teaching Faculty wants to emphasize that implementation of the goals in this resolution should not result in the loss of current full time lecturers. A gradual increase in tenure track lines will clearly result in a reduction of additional positions available for contingent faculty, however, contingent faculty with the appropriate qualifications will be eligible to apply for these additional tenure track lines.As we see it, this proposal increases the potential for current contingent faculty to become full-time, tenure track faculty.


Resolution Calling for Increase of Tenure-Track Faculty as Top Priority


Whereas the primary purpose of SUNY Cortland is to deliver quality higher education programs to the citizens of the State of New York and tenure-track faculty are the primary means of delivering and maintaining these quality programs;


Whereas research by the Cortland Chapter of UUP shows that from 1981 to 2005 the number of tenure-track faculty employed at the College decreased by 14% from 270 to 233, while the number of students rose by 16% from 6070 to 7224;


Whereas the ratio of students to tenure-track faculty was 22.5/1 in 1981, and in 2005 that same ratio had climbed to 33/1;


Whereas it would be necessary to add 88 new tenure-track faculty to the number employed in 2005 merely to return to our student to faculty ratio of a quarter century ago;


Whereas, the current state of affairs where barely over 50% of Cortland�s courses are now taught by tenure-track faculty has significantly reduced the number and quality of student interactions with these faculty members and clearly falls short of any reasonable and satisfactory educational or instructional goal;


Whereas, during the past fifteen years,the number of administrative staff rose significantly as counted in the Cortland Catalogue, as did the number of support staff positions connected with administrative offices;


Whereas, the number of part-time instructors and full-time lecturers has also risen sharply on this campus, and these increasing numbers ofinstructors and lecturers are understandably not obligated to participate in critical areas of college service which include student advisement,Faculty Senate, and numerous faculty committees which have been suffering from serious long term declines in faculty participation,


Whereas the tenured and tenure-track faculty at SUNY Cortland, who are obligated to perform both college service and increasing amounts of administrative duties, no longer want to be forcedto choose between excellence in teaching, quality research, and participating in serious matters of faculty governance


Therefore be it resolved:


That the Administration make the net increase of tenure-track faculty (i.e., new lines, not redefined ones) within its current educational programs the central and most important priority in its continuing efforts to improve the quality of education at SUNY Cortland,


That in the immediate future, the current Academic Affairs Strategic Plan is adjusted upwards so that 65% (rather than 60%) of the courses on campus are taught by full-time tenure track faculty by the year 2010,


That no new non-teaching positions be created until the above goal is met (except in the case of a health and safety emergency);����������������

������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������� ��������

That the President's Cabinet develop a plan to fund and meet this goal, and provide a biannual progress report to the Faculty Senate which clearly outlines the number of courses and students taught respectively by tenure track faculty, full-time lecturers, and part-time faculty;


That in all future Administrative reports dealing with faculty staffing, full-time tenure track positions are carefully distinguished from both full-time lecturer and part-time lecturer positions.


That this resolution be put to a vote of all tenured and tenure-track faculty.



Faculty Endorsements:


Bill Buxton������������������ Randi Storch��������������� David Miller���������������� Howard Botwinick

(Chair, Literacy)��������� (History)��������������������� (Chair, Geography)����� (Economics)


Karla Alwes��������������� Cynthia Benton����������� David Berger�������������� Mechthild Nagel���������

(Chair, English)����������� (Chair, Early Child)����� (Psychology)��������������� (Philosophy)


Larry Ashley��������������� Judith Best������������������ Sanford Gutman���������� Tom Pasquarello

(Philosophy)��������������� (Political Science)������� (Chair, History)����������� (Chair, Pol. Science)


Gretchen Herrmann����� Denise Knight������������� John Shedd����������������� Michelle Kelly

(Library)��������������������� (English)��������������������� (History)��������������������� (Foundations)


Don Wright����������������� Michelle Gonzalez������� Ellen Paterson������������� Alex Gonzalez

(History, Emeritus)������ (Literacy) ������������������� (Library)��������������������� (English)


Tom Lickona�������������� Susanne Polley������������ Wes Weaver�������������� George Feissner

(Early Childhood)������� (Economics)��������������� (ICC)������������������������� (Math)


Janet Duncan�������������� Linda Lavine��������������� Ellen McCabe������������� Brian Rivest

(Foundations)������������� (Psychology)��������������� (Library)��������������������� (Biology)


Arnold Talentino��������� Susan Stratton������������ Tricia Conklin������������� Norma Helsper

(Honors Program)������� (Early Childhood)������� (Biology)�������������������� (Chair, ICC)


Beth Klein������������������ Elizabeth Fraser���������� Scott Anderson����������� Joseph Rayle

(Early Childhood)������� (Geography)��������������� (Geography)��������������� (Chair, Foundations)


Robert Pierce������������� Matt Lessig����������������� Noralyn Masselink������ Michael Toglia

(Geography)��������������� (English)��������������������� (English)��������������������� (Psychology)


Marni Gauthier������������ Andy Young��������������� Tim Baroni������������������ Lynn Anderson

(English)��������������������� (Rec. & Leisure)��������� (Biology)�������������������� (Chair, Rec. & Leisure)


Pamela Summers�������� LisiKrall�������������������� Josh Frank������������������ German Zarate-Hoyos��� (48)

(Literacy)�������������������� (Economics)��������������� (Economics)��������������� (Economics)


Faculty Endorsements Continued:


Mary McGuire Judith Van Buskirk������ Kathy Russell�������������� Judith A. Ouellette

(Pol. Science)������������� (History)��������������������� (Chair, Philosophy)����� (Psychology)


Deborah Spencer�������� Larry Klotz����������������� Girish Bhat������������������ Vicki Wilkins

(Economics)��������������� (Biology)�������������������� (Chair, History)����������� (Rec. & Leisure)


Terrence Fitzgerald����� Robert Spitzer������������ Kevin Sheets�������������� Mary Kennedy

(Biology)�������������������� Political Science���������� (History)��������������������� English


Emilie Kudela������������� Andrea Lachance�������� Heather Bridge Susana Davidenko

(Early Childhood)������� (Early Childhood)������� (Early Childhood)������� (Early Childhood)


Joy Mosher���������������� Shufang Shi����������������� Gail Tooker���������������� Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo

(Early Childhood)������� (Early Childhood)������� (Early Childhood)������� (Geography)


Sheila Cohen�������������� Sharon Steadman�������� Peter Ducey���������������� Caroline Kaltefleiter������ (72)

Literacy)��������������������� (Soc/Anthro)�������������� (Biology)�������������������� (Communication Studies)


William Sharp������������� Mel King

(History)��������������������� (Chair, Psychology)


��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� APPENDIX 3

���������������������������������������������������������� motion regarding the venue for external review

���������������������������������������������� submitted by K. Alwes on behalf of the Steering Committee��


10/11/07 Memo from Karla Alwes, Chair, Faculty Senate to Members of the Faculty Senate


On Tuesday the steering committee will make a motion to vote on the venue of the external review deliberations -- (that is, who will create the "template" for external review at SUNY Cortland).Because this topic has been one of controversy and sometimes consternation, the steering committee would like to see a committee made up of a broad and proportional representation of faculty and librarians, elected by the faculty at large, to begin the process of creating an external review that will work for all departments and disciplines on campus.(We suggest the following, based on the proportional constituency of the Senate:6 members from Arts and Sciences; 2 from Education; 2 from Professional Studies; 1 Librarian.)


The steering committee is aware that a cogent argument can be made that the Faculty Affairs Commitee is the appropriate place to begin the process and receive the charge, primarily because it appears in the handbook to be so. There was an exception made, however, when last year the FAC was not able to complete a review of external review by the end of the spring semester as desired, and an ad hoc committee was created in its stead.(Since that commitee never met, and was not renewed, it has since dissipated.)In the current atmosphere of the campus, the FAC that consists of nine appointed (rather than elected) members, two of whom are students, and one of whom is a professional who chairs the committee, is, in the judgment of the majority of the steering committee, problematic when it comes to deciding the rate of external revierw for faculty across campus.(NB:In no way is this statement meant to be a slight to the three commitee members mentioned; it is just commonsensical that the topic under consideration is one that will not affect their professional lives, while it will be one of the integral elements of the professional lives of aculty who apply to become full professors.)


For this reason, the steering committee recommends an ad hoc committee, elected by the Cortland faculty, which follows the composition of the Faculty Affairs Committee as model, but will work only on the charge as stated below. The motion is:


"Because the temper of the faculty on the SUNY Cortland campus is one that desires and strives for individual and departmental autonomy, the Faculty Senate Steering Commmitee moves that the deliberations of the proposed external review process begin an ad hoc committee created for and charged with that pupose only, and made up of a broad representation of faculty elected by the faculty at large."


The Steering Committee will make a charge to the commitee that the Senate approves, to be responsible for development of the procedure for external review."


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