FACULTY SENATE MINUTES #5
The fifth meeting of the Faculty
Senate 2009-2010 was called to order by Chair Kathleen Lawrence on
SENATORS AND MEMBERS PRESENT: K. Lawrence, D. Miller,
T. Vigars, D. Videto, D. Driscoll, M. McGuire, D. Berger, R. Kendrick,
W. Miller, R. Grantham, S. Wilson, O. White, B. Buxton, J. Kim, K. Hempson, A. Swindon, D. Harrington, K. Pristash, P.Schroeder, A. Magnanti,
AND MEMBERS ABSENT: J. Reese,
A. Bachelder, M. Prus, R. Franco, W. Shaut, J. Hendrick
GUESTS PRESENT: P. Koryzno
APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES: There was a motion for approval of the
II. SENATE ACTIONS:
There was a vote to approve the
CHAIR�S REPORT: Chair
IV. VICE CHAIR: D. Miller � The Vice Chair reported on efforts being made by the Vice Chair and Parliamentarian Anderson to simplify and streamline the election process regarding the College Handbook, Article X, Elections.� A final
draft will be brought to the Steering Committee on November 10 and then be brought to the Faculty Senate on November 17.
V. TREASURER�S REPORT: The Treasurer reported that the Faculty Senate Memorial Scholarship Fund currently has a balance of $821.69.� A sheet was distributed in an effort to collect the $10.00 dues at the meeting.� Treasurer Videto further reported that she will be collecting the dues electronically and she asked the Senate�s support in facilitating the dues collection process, which go to the Faculty Senate Scholarship and updating the faculty memorial placques in the library.
VI. SECRETARY�S REPORT: Secretary Vigars reported that she is meeting on Friday, November 6 with Joshua Peluso and Joanne Barry in an effort to implement electronic voting for Faculty Senate positions. She further reported that this initiative might also involve consultation with Merle Canfield, in an effort to eliminate paper and further streamline the process, in accordance with the initiative as reported in the Vice Chair�s report.
VII. PRESIDENT�S REPORT: The President gave a brief report.
VIII. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Student Affairs Committee - M. Connell � No report.
Academic Faculty Affairs Committee � R. Collings � No report.
Long-Range Planning Committee � No report (absent)
Educational Policy Committee � R. Spitzer � No report.
Professional Affairs Committee � G. Clarke � The chair reported that his committee met that morning and continue working towards finalizing a goal.� He announced that several issues have been discussed and the committee is also planning on branching out to investigate other issues, with significant progress being made.
IX. OTHER COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Committee on Committees - J. Barry, Chair � There was no report from the Committee on Committees.
College Research Committee � P. Ducey � No report.
General Education Committee � J. Hendrick, Chair � D. Miller reported that the GE Committee approved a new course application in Category 12, for Sociology/ Anthropology 103.� The committee is also moving ahead with calendar activities and will be sending out information about the upcoming round of assessment as well as this round of assessment.
X. AREA SENATOR�S REPORTS: There were no reports.
XI. SUNY SENATOR�S REPORT � M. Ware was unable to attend due to a professional conference but will be reporting at a later date.
XII. STUDENT SENATOR�S REPORTS: The students gave a brief report.
XIII. OLD BUSINESS: There was no Old Business.
XIV. NEW BUSINESS: There was no New Business.
There was no new business.