FACULTY SENATE MINUTES NO. 6
November 18, 2003
1.� CALL TO ORDER: The sixth meeting of the Faculty Senate was called to order in Jacobus Lounge, Brockway Hall by Jeffrey Walkuski at 1:10 PM.
SENATORS AND MEMBERS PRESENT: J. Walkuski, B. Jackson, P. Buckenmeyer, K. Coombs, B. Mattingly, D. Berger, P. Walsh, K. Alwes, J. Hokanson, L. Anderson, M. Friga, M. Chandler, J. Peluso, K. Pristash, A. Johnson, S. VanEtten, P. Schroeder, A. Young, T. Phillips, D. Walker, E. Bang, D. Stevens, E. Bitterbaum, E. Davis-Russell, R. Franco, W. Shaut, B. Jackson, C. Plunkett, E. McCabe, J. Governali, C. Poole, M. Ali
SENATORS AND MEMBERS ABSENT: G. Beadle, J. Cottone, J. Rayle, T. Fay
GUESTS PRESENT: P. Koryzno, C. Malone, M. Prus, E. Caffarella, D. Margine, S. Summer, B. Darling
II. SENATE ACTIONS:
There was a motion to approve the academic guidelines as put forth by the EPC Committee (Passed; 13/8)
III.� APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES: There was a motion to approve the minutes as amended from November 4 with a clarification from Ellen McCabe specifying that the procedure changes being approved were for the Performing Arts Department.
IV. CHAIR�S REPORT:
Chair Walkuski discussed the continuing work on the Senate Reconstruction Committee. He hoped to convene the meeting the following week to discuss the comments to look at the process of restructuring.�
He also announced he has been asked by the President�s Office to create two committees to look at DSI, one for professional faculty and the other academic faculty.� He said he would be sending out an e-mail in the next coming weeks.
V.� VICE CHAIR�S REPORT:
VI.� TREASURER� S REPORT:
Coombs reported that approximately 40 people have paid their dues. She thanked those who did pay and encouraged those who hadn�t to send them forward to fund scholarships and memorial plaques for retirees.
VII.� SECRETARY�S REPORT:
VIII.� PRESIDENT�S REPORT:
President Bitterbaum opened with an update on a recent initiative developed through a relationship with Madame Chang and others in China to build a Chinese American High School.� Their ideal is to have 30% Chinese and 70% American and the entrepreneur who interested in building the high school may come and visit SUNY Cortland in December.� This enterprise would offer the opportunity for students to go and teach in China. He also explained the unique opportunity to have two Chinese faculty in the SUNY system, Paul Yu, President of Brockport, who may assist.�
He also explained that when he came here he was asked about university police being armed and he said no when he was interviewed. That is still his position, however, it has since been brought to his attention by the chief of police, suny cortland, drug trade coming from Syracuse, putting our students at risk.� We are only 1 out of 4 who doesn�t, Geneseo, we have to re-look at the issue.� He has asked Bob Spitzer, national expert on gun control, and Herb Haines, criminologist, Sociology, ask spoke from community as well.� He said that while in Albany the week before there legislation President of community colleges, signed that community colleges can carry handguns to protect their students.� �I think it would be imprudent not to look at this serious issue, hate to have a tragedy on our campus and we didn�t do the right thing.� Start in the new year.
The President also discussed the Greening of campus, two major initiatives going forward, composting and the community wide bike program.
He also discussed a study of summer school salaries, a recent visit to OCC and TC3 with a very unique opportunity to do some more partnering.�
The SUNY wide assessment plant, he reported, has been put on the table by the Chancellor where it will be reviewed in January.�
Chris Cirmo and Craig Little have two major grants going involving $150,000 which will make our campus very competitive.�
Finally, Cortland College Community Theater and Ralph Dudgeon with the Music Department were mentioned with very impressive programs of interest.
IX.� QUESTIONS FOR THE PRESIDENT:
No questions for the President.
X. QUESTIONS FOR THE VICE PRESIDENTS:
No questions for the Vice Presidents.
XI. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Long Range Planning Committee - No report.
Educational Policy Committee - The President�s list was introduced and will be voted on next time. The motion to approve the academic guidelines as put forth by the EPC Committee was discussed and voted on.
Student Affairs Committee - No report.
Faculty Affairs Committee - No report.
XII. SUNY SENATOR�S REPORT:
XIII. STUDENT SENATORS:
Dan Walker, Student Senator, announced that the Secretary of the Student Board would be leaving next semester.� He asked teachers to take back applications to distribute, the deadline is Monday December 14th.� The Winter Formal is going well, he reported, and he urged those interested to call x4819.� He also asked those interested in the cause of holding tuition hikes to write letters to the Governor, and he offered sample copies for guidance.� Lastly, he discussed campus food drives where student senators brought two cans which was a big success.� He offered that if any faculty were willing to set up food drives SGA would set up a drop location box.
XIV. COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Committee on Committees - No report.
XV. FAST TRACK ITEMS:
There were no fast track items.
XVI. NEW BUSINESS:
The academic guidelines as put forth by EPC were discussed at length during the entire meeting.
XVII.� AREA SENATORS REPORTS:
There were no Area Senators Reports.
There were no presentations.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:18 PM.
The following reports are appended to the Minutes in the order reported and submitted by Senators and other members.
(1) Administration�s report to the Senate submitted by President Bitterbaum.
(2) President�s List as submitted by Lynn Anderson, Chair, EPC Committee.