FACULTY SENATE MINUTES #12
April 3, 2012
The twelfth meeting of the Faculty Senate 2011-2012 was called to order by Chair Timothy Phillips on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 1:15 PM in Park Center, Hall of Fame Room.
SENATORS AND MEMBERS PRESENT: T. Phillips, J. Hendrick, R. Grantham, S. Schubert, D. West, W. Miller, R. Kendrick, B. Wodi, K. Polasek, L. Lin, R. Borden, E. McCabe, T. Slack, D. Berger, J. Piperato, L. Weber, E. Durgin, E. Bitterbaum, M. Prus, G. Sharer, S. Anderson
SENATORS AND MEMBERS ABSENT: J. Hartsock, J. Alemzadeh, J. Walkuski, A. Dearie, J. Rayle, O. White, T. Vigars, M. Chandler, H. Lindh, K. Pristash, E. Owens, P. Schroeder, R. Franco, W. Shaut, P. Ducey, A. Kuiken, R. Spitzer, G. Clarke
GUESTS PRESENT: F. Pierce
I. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES: The Minutes from March 20, 2012 were approved.
II. SENATE ACTIONS:
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)
III. CHAIR’S REPORT: Chair Phillips reported on the Old Business Item on the agenda regarding the Change in Membership to the Director of Library search committee, and the open meeting scheduled after the Senate business was conducted.
IV. VICE CHAIR: J. Hendrick – No report.
V. TREASURER’S REPORT: R. Grantham – No report.
VI. SECRETARY’S REPORT: No report (absent)
VII. PRESIDENT’S REPORT: The President gave a brief report.
VIII. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Student Affairs Committee – No report (absent) Academic Faculty Affairs Committee – E. McCabe – E. McCabe reported that the committee is meeting and dealing with personnel policies. Long-Range Planning Committee – No report (absent) Educational Policy Committee – R. Spitzer – No report (absent) Professional Affairs Committee –.G. Clarke – No report (absent)
IX. OTHER COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Committee on Teaching Effectiveness – R. Grantham reported that the Committee is holding two Sandwich Seminars in Brockway Hall, Jacobus Lounge, on April 12 and April 25, regarding the present CTE instrument and recommendations for the future.
Committee on Committees – J. Barry – The Committee on Committee’s report was read and nominations for vacancies were approved (SEE Appendix 1)
College Research Committee – P. Ducey – No report (absent) General Education Committee – A. Kuiken – No report (absent)
Graduate Faculty Executive Committee – J. Alemzadeh – No report (absent)
X. AREA SENATOR’S REPORTS: R. Borden announced that a campus wide collection is being conducted for Mariangela Chandler, whose daughter has cancer, and contributions can be sent to the English Department in Old Main, with checks made out to Mariangela Chandler.
XI. SUNY SENATOR’S REPORT – D. Berger – The SUNY Senator reported that the Spring Plenary is at SUNY Geneseo on April 19-21 and he will be attending.
XII. STUDENT SENATOR’S REPORTS: The students gave a brief report.
XIII. OLD BUSINESS: - The membership of the Director of Library Search Committee was discussed, voted on and approved, as amended. (SEE Appendix 2)
XIV. NEW BUSINESS:
Announcements – There were no announcements. Respectfully Submitted, Barbara Kissel Recording Secretary The following reports are appended to the minutes in the order they were submitted: (1) Committee on Committees Report, submitted by J. Barry, Chair (2) Changes in Membership to the Director of Library Search Committee, submitted by E. McCabe, Library
Committee on Committees Report
submitted by J. Barry, Chair Committee on Committees – Report to the Faculty Senate April 3, 2012
Item #1 A call for nominations was issued for Senators. Nominations received are noted below: Area of Representation Term Nominations School of Arts & Sciences (at large) 2012-14 J. Hartsock School of Arts & Sciences (at large) 2012-14 D. West Library 2012-14 D. Harms Full-time Lecturer (Professional Studies/ Education) 2011-13 V. Behr Professional Staff 2012-14 N. Paley Professional Staff 2012-14 K. Pristash M/C 2012-14 T. Slack Part-time 2012-14 E. Owens, B. Schechter Since the number of candidates is equal to the number of seats, the Faculty Senate Secretary can be asked to cast a single ballot for the nominations above except for the Part-time Senator. The Committee on Committees has issued a ballot for that seat (voting deadline April 13, 2012).
Item #2 A call for nominations was issued for committee vacancies. Nominations received are noted below: Committee Term Nominations SUNY Senator (at large) 2012-15 D. Berger Auxiliary Services Corporation (at large) 2012-15 B. Patrick Committee on Committees (Education) 2012-14 E. Kudela Committee on Committees (Prof. Studies) 2012-14 K. Coffey Committee on Committees (Prof. Staff) 2012-14 H. Ruoff Committee on Committees (Math/Sci.) 2012-14 L. Jin Since the number of candidates is equal to the number of seats, the Faculty Senate Secretary can be asked to cast a single ballot for the nominations above.
Item #3 The Committee on Committees recommends the following appointments. This requires confirmation of the Faculty Senate: College Curriculum Review Committee: Math/Science (2012-14) – C. Shubert Fine Arts/Humanities (2012-14) – J. Hartsock Professional Studies (2012-14) – R. Grantham Education (2012-14) – K. Sayers-Walker Professional Staff (Academic Affairs) (2012-14) – A. Thomas College Research Committee: Math/Science (2012-15) – P. Conklin School of Professional Studies (2012-15) – B. Hodges Committee on Teaching Awards: Arts & Sciences at large (2013-2015) – K. Lawrence Education (2013-15) – C. Benton Professional Studies (2013-15) – D. Craft Committee on Teaching Effectiveness: Education (2012-16) – S. Shi Educational Policy Committee: Arts & Sciences at large (2012-14) – M. McGuire Professional Studies (2012-14) – Jill Murphy Professional Studies (2011-13, complete unexpired term) – Laura Campbell Professional Staff (2012-14) – C. Costell-Corbin General Education Committee: Fine Arts/Humanities (2012-14) – K. Lawrence Social/Behavioral Sciences (2012-14) – B. Spitzer Professional Affairs Committee: Institutional Advancement & President’s Office (2012-15) – I. Jordak At Large (3 seats) – J. Maroney, J. Scognamiglio, J. Zhe-Heimerman Student Affairs Committee: At Large (2012-14) – J. Zhe Heimerman Professional Studies (2012-14) – E. Lind
Item #4 A ballot has been issued for the elected officers as follows:
• Vice-Chair: J. Hartsock
• Secretary: (no nominations received)
• Treasurer: R. Grantham Voting deadline is April 13, 2012.
Item #5 The following vacancies received no nominations: At Large: Faculty Senate Secretary SUNY Senator (Alternate) Committee on Teaching Effectiveness (Academic Faculty) Educational Policy Committee (Academic Faculty) Faculty Representatives to Student Senate (2 seats) General Education Committee (Academic Faculty) School Arts & Sciences: Academic Faculty Affairs Committee (Math/Science) Committee on Committees (Social/Behavioral Sciences) General Education Committee (Math/Science) Long Range Planning Committee (Fine Arts/Humanities) Student Affairs committee: (Math/Science) (Fine Arts/Humanities) (Social Behavioral Sciences) School of Education: Academic Faculty Affairs Committee General Education Committee Library: Educational Policy Committee Long Range Planning Committee Professional Staff: College Research Committee
Joanne Barry, Chair
Membership of the Search Committee of the Director of Library
submitted by E. McCabe, Library Changes to the Director of Libraries Search Committee
The academic and professional faculty of the Library, in a vote on proposed committee makeup, recommends the following changes to the search committee for the Director of Libraries: that one professional member and one additional member from the academic faculty (schools) be added. (Section 240.02 G) Existing handbook Language G. For the Director of Libraries The six-member committee shall be composed as follows: a. Two members elected by and from the librarians b. Two members elected by and from the academic faculty (schools) c. One member elected by and from the classified staff reporting within the library d. One student member. The Committee on Committees shall conduct all faculty elections. Proposed handbook Language G. For the Director of Libraries The eight-member committee shall be composed as follows: a. Two members elected by and from the librarians b. One professional member elected from the library professionals c. Three members elected by and from the academic faculty (schools) d. One member elected by and from the classified staff reporting within the library e. One student member. The Committee on Committees shall conduct all faculty elections.