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November 15, 2011

                                      FACULTY SENATE MINUTES #6

                                                November 15, 2011

The sixth meeting of the Faculty Senate 2010-2011 was called to order by Chair Timothy Phillips on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 1:15 PM in Jacobus Lounge, Brockway Hall.

SENATORS AND MEMBERS PRESENT:  T. Phillips, J. Hendrick, C. Schubert, D. West, W. Miller, D. Miller, R. Kendrick, J. Alemzadeh, A. Dearie, B. Wodi, K. Polasek, L. Lin, R. Borden, T. Vigars, M. Chandler, E. McCabe, T. Slack, D. Berger, P. Schroeder,  J. Piperato, J. Reardon, E. Durgin, E. Bitterbaum, G. Sharer, J. Alemzadeh, A. Fitz-Gibbon, S. Anderson

SENATORS AND MEMBERS ABSENT:  R. Grantham, J. Hartsock, J. Walkuski, J. Rayle, O. White, H. Lindh, K. Pristash, E. Owens, M. Prus, R. Franco, W. Shaut, P. Ducey, A. Kuiken, R. Spitzer, G. Clarke, M. Connell

GUESTS PRESENT:  F. Pierce

I. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:  The Minutes were approved from November 1, 2011.

II. SENATE ACTIONS:   

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

III.  CHAIR’S REPORT: 

The Chair reported that there had been a house fire at the home of Senator Elizabeth Owens and most of the house and contents were destroyed.  UUP will be taking up a collection in the near future.

The second item was that the UPD Advisory Committee was seeking a member and since no one came forward Chair Phillips has offered to serve.

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  – A. Fitz-Gibbon - No report.

Long-Range Planning Committee – T. Phillips reported that the committee has not yet elected a chair but is meeting and has a representative serving on the Facilities Master Plan Oversight Committee.

Educational Policy Committee –  R. Spitzer – No report (absent)

Professional Affairs Committee  –.G. Clarke – No report (absent)

IX. OTHER COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Committee on Teaching EffectivenessNo report (absent)

Committee on Teaching Awards - D. West, Chair – The Chair reported that the committee is meeting on Monday and considering two faculty members for the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in ‘Teaching.

Committee on Committees – T. Phillips read the report from the Committee on Committees and cast a single ballot for the committee nominations.

College Research Committee  – P. Ducey – No report (absent)

 

General Education Committee – A. Thomas – No report (absent)

Graduate Faculty Executive Committee – J. Alemzadeh – No report.

X. AREA SENATOR’S REPORTS:  There were no Area Senator’s reports.

 

XI. SUNY SENATOR’S REPORT –  D. Berger gave a brief report which is appended to the Minutes including a late report from the previous meeting on November 1, 2011.

XII. STUDENT SENATOR’S REPORTS:  J. Piperato gave a report which is appended to the Minutes.

XIII. OLD BUSINESS:  There was no Old Business.

XIV. NEW BUSINESSThere was no 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 and updated committee list, submitted by J. Barry, Chair

(2)   SUNY Senator’s Report including late report from 11/01/11 meeting, submitted by D. Berger

(3)   Student Senator’s Report, submitted by J. Reardon/J. Piperato

                               Committee on Committees – Report to the Faculty Senate

                                                             November 15, 2011

Item #1

Nominations were received for membership to the Consultative Search Committee for Dean, School of Education. 

School of Education academic representatives: 

Ed Caffarella

Shufang Shi

Orvil White

Academic representative from outside the school (including librarians)

Lorraine Melita

The Faculty Senate Chair can be asked to cast a single ballot for these nominations.

Item #2

Provost Prus has appointed Brian Barrett as the fourth academic representative from the School of Education to the search committee for Dean, School of Education.

Item #3

A ballot has been issued for the professional staff representative (from within academic affairs) to the search committee for Dean, School of Education.  The nominees are:

Thom Hanford

Hailey Ruoff

Voting deadline is 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 15, 2011.

Item #4

The Committee on Committees was asked to fill the seats for the Graduate Faculty Executive Committee.  The following seats have been filled:

Kevin Sheets (English, History, Modern Languages) – 2011-13

Jena Curtis (Health, Recreation, Parks & Leisure Studies) – 2011-13

Ted Fay (Physical Education, Kinesiology, Sport Management – 2011-13

Beth Klein (Childhood/Early Childhood, Foundations & Social Advocacy) – Spring 2012    (sabbatical replacement)

Respectfully submitted,

Joanne Barry

Chair

Faculty Senate Officers (Elected:  1 yr. Term)

  • Phillips, Tim  Chair

Hendrick, Joy  Vice-Chair

     Vacant   Secretary (no more than 2 successive terms in same office)

    Grantham, Regina Treasurer (no more than 2 successive terms in same office)

Faculty Senate Steering Committee (pending chair elections in fall)

Phillips, Tim

Faculty Senate Chair

Hendrick, Joy

Faculty Senate Vice-Chair

 

Secretary

Grantham, Regina

Treasurer

Anderson, Steve

Parliamentarian (appointed)

Spitzer, Bob

Educational Policy Committee Chair

Kuiken, Anita

General Education Committee Chair

 

Long Range Planning Committee Chair

FitzGibbon, Andrew

Academic Faculty Affairs Committee Chair

Clarke, Glen

Professional Affairs Committee Chair

Connell, Mark

Students Affairs Committee Chair

SUNY Senator  (Elected: 3 yr. term)

Berger, David

2009-12

At large

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

Chandler, Mariangela

2009-12

At large

Academic Faculty Affairs Committee (appointed: 2 yr. term) 

Rayle, Joseph

2010-12

Education

Emam, Moataz

2010-12

Math/Science

Vittoria, Anne

2011-13

Social/Behavioral Sciences

McCabe, Ellen

2011-13

Library

Grantham, Regina

2011-13

Professional Studies

FitzGibbon, Andrew - Chair

2011-13

Fine Arts/Humanities

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

Curtis, Jenna

2009-12

Academic/Professional Faculty

Boland, Mary Kate

2010-13

Academic/Professional Faculty

Ritchie, David

2010-13

Academic/Professional Faculty

Lenhart, Julie

2011-14

Academic/Professional Faculty

Steck, Henry

2011-14

Academic/Professional Faculty

Barry, Joanne

2011-12

Management/Confidential

Shaut, William

2011-12

Management/Confidential

Sharer, Greg

2011-12

Management/Confidential

College Curriculum Review Committee (Appointed: 2 yr. term)   (no more than 2 successive terms) 

Pittman, Damien

2010-12

Math/Science (2nd term)

Sayers-Walker, Katina

2010-12

Education

Costell Corbin, Carol

2010-12

Prof. Staff from Acad. Affairs

Zimmerman, Karen - Chair

2010-12

Fine Arts/Humanities (2nd term)

Grantham, Regina

2010-12

Professional Studies

Wilson, Brent

2011-13

Professional Studies

Kronenbitter, Jennifer

2011-13

Library

Davidenko, Susana

2011-13

Education

Swartwood, Jeff

2011-13

Social/Behavioral Sciences.

Aumann, Nancy

Ex Officio

Assoc. Dean designee for Education

O’Callaghan, Jerry

Ex Officio

Assoc. Dean designee for Arts & Sciences

Gravani, Eileen

Ex Officio

Assoc. Dean designee for Professional Studies

Hanford, Thom

Ex Officio

Registrar [non voting]

VanDerKarr, Carol

Ex Officio

Assoc. Provost for Academic Affairs [non voting]

     

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

Kraebel, Kim

2010-13

Social/Behavioral Sciences

Vacant

2010-13

Professional Staff

Benton, Cindy

2010-13

Education

Ducey, Peter - Chair

2009-12

Math/Science

Hodges, Bonni

2009-12

Professional Studies

Herrmann, Gretchen

2011-14

Library

van der Veur, Paul

2011-14

Fine Arts/Humanities

Henderson-Harr, Amy

Ex Officio

Sponsored Programs

Clarke, Glen

Ex Officio

Sponsored Programs

Committee on Committees (Elected: 2 yr. term)

Curtis, Theresa

2010-12

Math/Science

Coffey, Katey

2010-12

Professional Studies

Ruoff, Hailey

2010-12

Professional Staff

Kudela, Emilie

2010-12

Education

Melita, Lorraine

2011-13

Library

Hartsock, John

2011-13

Fine Arts/Humanities

Vacant

2011-13

Social/Behavioral Sciences

Barry, Joanne - Chair

2011-13

Management/Confidential

Finkle, Natalie

Current

Student

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

Shedd, John

Latimer, Chris

2009-11

2012-14

Arts & Sciences

Grantham, Regina

Vacant

2009-11

2012-14

Professional Studies

West, Donna - Chair

2010-12

Arts & Sciences

Kudela, Emilie

2010-12

Education

Phillips, Tim

current

Faculty Senate Chair

Levine, Virginia

Ex Officio

President’s Office

Doris, Michael

Current

Student

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

McGuire, Mary

2011-12

Academic Faculty at large

Shi, Shufang

2011-12

School of Education

Grantham, Regina

2011-13

School of Professional Studies

Downey, Karen

2011-14

School of Arts & Sciences

Melita, Lorraine

2011-14

Library

Walkuski, Jeffrey - Chair

2011-13

Academic Faculty at large

Educational Policy Committee (Appointed: 2 yr. term)

Spitzer, Bob - Chair

2010-12

Arts & Sciences

Douglas, Gretchen

2010-12

Library

Vacant

2010-12

Professional Studies

Jordak, Ingrid

2010-12

Professional Staff

West, Donna

2010-12

Academic Faculty at large

Darling, Bob

2011-13

Arts & Sciences

Vacant

2011-13

Professional Studies

Widdall, Chris

2011-13

Education

Shi, Shufang

2011-13

Education

Prus, Mark

Ex Officio

Provost

Mack, Lee

Ex Officio

Registrar

 

Ex Officio

Graduate Faculty Executive Committee designee

Thompson, Joshua

Current

Student

Gutierrez, Shirley

Current

Student

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

Sternfeld, John

2010-13

At large

Dmochowski, Jeff

2011-14

Long Range Planning Committee

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

Babjack, Gary

2011-12

At large

Tobin, Brian

2011-12

At large

General Education Committee (Appointed: 2 yr. term)

Burk, Brooke

2011-13

Professional Studies

White, Orvil

2010-12

Education

Kelley,Sam

2010-12

Fine Arts/Humanities

Schutt, Amy

2010-12

Social/Behavioral Sciences

Hokanson, Jim

2010-12

Academic At Large

Klotz, Larry

2010-12

Math/Science

Kuiken, Anita - Chair

2011-13

Library

Pickett, Linda

2011-13

Academic At Large

Thomas, Abby

2011-13

Professional Staff

Forde, Alesia

Current

Student

VanDerKarr,Carol

Ex Officio

Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

Mattingly, Bruce

Ex Officio

Dean of Arts & Sciences

Canfield, Merle

Ex Officio

Institutional Research & Assessment

Graduate Faculty Executive Committee (Appointed: 2 yr. term) (no more than 2 consecutive terms)

Alemzadeh, Jalal

2010-12

Biol., Chem., Geol., Math, Physics

Benton, Cynthia

2010-12

Childhood/Early Child., Foundations & Social Advoc.

B. Klein (sabbatical repl. Spring 2012)

McDowell-Loudan, Ellie

2010-12

Library & depts. having no grad programs

McGinnis, Peter

2010-12

Graduate Faculty at large

Sheets, Kevin

2011-13

English, History, Modern Languages

Curtis, Jena

2011-13

Health, Recreation, Parks & Leisure Studies

Fay, Ted

2011-13

Physical Education, Kinesiology, Sport Management

vacant

2011-13

Literacy & Educational Leadership

Murray, Thomas

Current

Graduate Student

VanDerKarr, Carol

Ex-officio

Provost’s representative

Hanford, Thomas

Ex-officio

Registrar’s Office

 

Ex-officio

EPC representative

Frenyea, Tracy

Ex-officio

Grad Studies Office representative

Feliciano, Jose

Ex-officio

Admissions representative

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

Harms, Daniel

2009-12

Library

Neal, David

2009-12

Fine Arts/Humanities

Shi, Shufang

2010-13

Education

Gfeller, Mary

2010-13

Math/Science

Wilson, Brent

2011-14

Professional Studies

Sheets, Kevin

2011-14

Social/Behavioral Sciences.

Dmochowski, Jeff

2011-14

Professional Staff

Garifo, Nicole

Current

Student

Kalahar, Kristina

Current

Student

Levine, Ginny

Ex-officio

President’s Office

Professional Affairs Committee (Appointed: 3 yr. term)

Pristash, Kevin

2010-13

Student Affairs

Babjack, Gary

2010-13

Academic Affairs

Harrington, Diana

2010-13

Finance & Management

Janes, Jennifer

2009-12

Institutional Advancement & President’s Office

Zhe-Heimerman, Jeremy

2009-12

Student Affairs

Maroney,Jody

2009-12

At Large

Lindh, Howard

2009-12

At Large

Clarke, Glen - Chair

2011-14

Academic Affairs

Doty, Holly

2011-14

Enrollment Management

Kahle, Lisa

2011-14

Information Resources

Driscoll, John

Ex Officio

UUP VP for Professionals or designee [non voting]

Student Affairs Committee (Appointed: 2 yr. term)

Zhe-Heimerman, Jeremy

2010-12

Professional Staff

Walkuski, Jeff

2010-12

Professional Studies

Vacant

2010-12

Math/Sci

Barnaby, Martine

2010-12

Fine Arts/Humanities

Connell, Mark - Chair

2011-13

Library

Kim, Ji-Ryun

2011-13

Education

Vacant

2011-13

Soc/Beh Sci

Bryan, Leanne

Current

Student

Arizmendi, Kristina

Current

Student

_____________ - nomination(s) in process - pending confirmation

Vacant – seats filled via Committee on Committee process

________________ - seats filled by other committees/organizations

APPENDIX 2

SUNY Senator’s Report

Submitted by D. Berger

Late report from 11/01/11 Meeting

SUNY Senator Dave Berger reported on the recent Fall Plenary held at SUNY Purchase. At the New Senator Orientation meeting on Thursday (10/20/11) he learned that the Senate uses Robert’s Rules of Order; and that our campus can be highlighted in the Faculty Senate Bulletin. We should consider doing the latter.

On Friday (10/21) Senate President Kenneth P. O'Brien’s report focused on the issue of shared services.  He talked about the SUNY Administrative discussions regarding shared services, which included the idea of SUNY Potsdam and Canton sharing administration, as well as other campuses.  He indicated that several ideas came out of those discussions, including an explanation from the Chancellor Zimpher and Provost Lavallee on how sharing would save money in terms of administration.  They indicated the campuses would still retain their own separate, unique identities, but would just share administrative duties. A Senate resolution (attached) stressed the need for faculty to be involved in discussions of shared resources on their campuses was introduced.  Senator Berger also reported that the sense of the Senate was that individual campuses, faculty governance, and University  Faculty Senate need to be consulted regarding shared administration .  Another resolution on evaluating the effectiveness of shared services was also introduced.  Subsequently, both resolutions were passed. Chair Phillips concluded by adding that the Steering Committee discussed shared services and it was decided that the Faculty Senate at SUNY Cortland does want to participate in these discussions campus.

Brian Hutzley, Vice Chancellor for Financial Services and CFO, talked about the impact of the budget cuts. A total of 596 faculty positions were either eliminated or held vacant since 2008-09; and 1341 other positions were held vacant. Tuition and fees have grown but State support has dropped. When you factor in increases in salaries and increased energy costs, the impact is actually equivalent to having our budget cut in half. To cope SUNY has increased tuition and imposed differential tuitions – academic excellence fee, reinvestment in higher need programs, and shared services. He said that SUNY will reinvest resources from administrative savings to instructional and student services. O’Brien said that there will be a website for questions and answers on shared services available soon.

University Faculty Senate

Executive Committee

159th Plenary

Purchase College

October 22, 2011

Resolution on Evaluation of Shared Services

Whereas, the University Faculty Senate has been concerned about increases in administrative costs, its effects on resources available for academic programs and services, and

Whereas, the Board of Trustees has indicated in its resolution of June 15, 2011, that SUNY campuses should find ways to share and/or consolidate administrative services, realign academic offerings and enhance procurement efficiencies to allow for enhanced spending on instruction and student services, and

Whereas, System Administration has encouraged campuses to find ways to share services through regional and other partnerships, and

Whereas, System Administration is establishing an oversight process to review these shared services and other cost-saving measures,

Therefore, Be It Resolved that the University Faculty Senate requests that the Chancellor ensure the oversight process includes:

?   a system-wide committee consisting of faculty (including a representative of the UFS Operations Committee), students, and administrative staff, to guide this process, and

?   appropriate measures (such as benchmarking) and procedures for fiscal accountability be identified and developed, in order to calculate the savings achieved from any and all of these shared services, and

?   these measures demonstrate the extent to which enhanced spending on academic programs is achieved, and

?   both quantitative and qualitative outcomes resulting from shared services be identified, considered, and addressed, and

?   in order to facilitate transparency and assist campuses in assessing institutional effectiveness, data collected by SUNY as part of this initiative be available to campus administrations and local governance bodies, and

Be it Further Resolved that a report on the shared services initiative be presented to the

University Faculty Senate no less frequently than annually.

159-02-1

Resolution on Evaluation of Shared Services

October 22, 2011

Passed

University Faculty Senate

Executive Committee

159th Plenary

Purchase College

October 22, 2011

Resolution on Shared Services

Whereas, both SUNY System Administration and the University Faculty Senate are committed to making

SUNY one of the premier systems of higher education in the world, and

Whereas, the administration and governance bodies on each SUNY campus are equally committed to making their institution one of high quality, and

Whereas, the time-honored mechanism of “shared governance” is the means by which the administration and governance bodies both across SUNY and on individual campuses can work effectively and efficiently toward that common goal, and

Whereas, shared governance requires detailed, timely, and relevant information through a significant consultation process prior to any formal decision, and

Whereas, the recent policy of SUNY to reduce expenses by having campuses share services on a regional, sector or mission basis is an appropriate policy initiative worthy of careful consideration and consultation in the current economic environment, and

Whereas, the scope, nature and provision of administrative and student services directly and indirectly impact the curriculum, methods of instruction and other academic matters that are the primary responsibility of the faculty, and

Whereas, the proposed policy of having two campuses share a president was developed without significant consultation with the University Faculty Senate, the relevant College Councils, or the relevant campus governance organizations,

Therefore Be It Resolved that the proposed policy of two campuses sharing a presidency be carefully examined through significant consultation with the appropriate UFS representatives, the affected College Councils and the local governance bodies before implementation, and

Be It Further Resolved that representatives from the existing governance bodies on each alliance campus be included in the work groups that are considering shared services across the regional campus alliance, and

Be It Further Resolved that decisions regarding the sharing of services among campuses be made only after significant consultation with the appropriate campus governance body, and

Be It Further Resolved that the System Administration and UFS leadership work to clarify the  forms by which appropriate consultation occurs before the implementation of significant new policies or actions that affect the state-operated campuses.

159-03-1

Resolution on Evaluation of Shared Services

October 22, 2011

Passed Unanimously w/o Dissent

APPENDIX 3

Faculty Senate: November 15, 2011

Student Senator Report: Jamie Piperato

 

  • Student Senate approved a resolution for Michael Holland making November 16 (Mike’s Birthday) a day of service. A day to encourage others to pay it forward and help the campus and city community out.

 

  • The Post-Cortaca Community Clean Up went well. It was a good turn out and the after effect looked awesome.

 

  • Winter Formal (Ugly Sweater Extravaganza) will be December 3 from 7-11 in the Function Room. $3 for Students and $5 for Faculty and Non-Students. Dinosaur BBQ will be catering, Ugly Sweater Contest with prize for the winner, and raffling off 2 Jet Blue tickets.

 

  • SGA Sponsored Holiday Party is December 5 from 6:00 to 9:30 in the Function Room for ASC Workers, Faculty, and all other SUNY Cortland Staff’s families and children. Will be buying presents for children of the families. Santa and Ms. Claus will be visiting. Let our office know if you wish to attend.

 

 

Respectfully Submitted by J. Reardon