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November 1, 2011

                                     FACULTY SENATE MINUTES #5

                                                November 1, 2011

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

SENATORS AND MEMBERS PRESENT:  T. Phillips, J. Hendrick, R. Grantham, C. Schubert, W. Miller, D. Miller, R. Kendrick, J.Hartsock, J. Walkuski, A. Dearie, K. Polasek, O. White, R. Borden, T. Vigars,  M.Chandler, H. Lind, E. McCabe, D. Berger, E. Owens, P. Schroeder, J. Reardon, E. Durgin, E. Bitterbaum, M. Prus, G. Sharer, A. Fitz-Gibbon, G. Clarke, S. Anderson, D. West

SENATORS AND MEMBERS ABSENT:  J. Alemzadeh, B. Wodi,  J. Rayle, L. Lin, K. Pristash, T. Slack, J. Piperato, A. Kuiken, R. Spitzer, M.Connell

GUESTS PRESENT:  P. Ducey, A. Thomas, M. Canfield

I. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:  The Minutes were approved from October 18, 2011.

II. SENATE ACTIONS:   

There was a vote to approve the amendment to the Draft General Education Assessment Proposal 2011/12 – 2014/15 “Appendix 5 Cortland Rubric for Assessing Quantitative Skills (GE1)” (Approved)

There was a vote to approve the draft General Education Assessment Proposal 2011/12 – 2014/15, as amended.  (Approved; 16/1)

III.  CHAIR’S REPORT:  The Chair opened the meeting by asking for a moment of silence for the late Mike Holland, a long-time colleague and friend.  Chair Phillips reported that there was a call for the University Police Advisory Committee for three members, two of which have decided to continue serving, so he asked for anyone interested to contact him or Barbara Kissel.

IV. VICE CHAIR:  J. Hendrick – J. Hendrick asked anyone interested to consider a donation to SUNY Helps to provide financial assistance for campuses in need.  She also reported on the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) which is appended to the minutes. {SEE APPENDIX 1}  Vice Chair Hendrick further reported on the discussion at the Fall Plenary at purchase.  The link is: http://www.suny/edu/facultysenate/purchase/cfm. It includes links to the passed resolutions and the presentations. One presentation was from Brian Hutzley, Interim SUNY Vice Chancellor and CFO on the Budget and the other was from Steve Wonora on who should care about privacy policies.

V. TREASURER’S REPORT  R. Grantham – The Treasurer reported that she is still accepting the Faculty Senate dues of ten dollars.

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  – No report.

Long-Range Planning Committee – No report (absent)

Educational Policy Committee –  D. West reported that the committee did not meet 1-1/2 weeks ago

but will be meeting this Friday.

Professional Affairs Committee  – G. Clarke reported that the committee met last week and is making progress on identifying career management ladders for professionals.  He stated that he will be reporting on it in the future.

 IX. OTHER COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Committee on Teaching EffectivenessJ. Walkuski reported that he agreed to serve as chair for the present academic year.  The duties of the Committee on Teaching Effectiveness found in the College Handbook (Chapter 150.03, Section H) were examined.  The consensus among the members present was that the committee will begin its business by undertaking point a. under “Duties” found in Chapter 150.03, Section H. - “To be responsible for the development and review of a standard CTE form to be utilized by faculty for the evaluation of their teaching.”   The committee agreed to undertake meetings on a monthly basis as called by the Chair

Committee on Teaching Awards - D. West, Chair – No report.

 

Committee on Committees – No report.  An updated committee list from J. Barry is included as an appendix {SEE APPENDIX 2)

College Research Committee  – P. Ducey – The Chair gave a report which is appended to the Minutes {SEE APPENDIX 3)

General Education Committee – The draft General Education Assessment Proposal 2011/12 – 2014/15

was discussed and voted on under Old Business.

Graduate Faculty Executive Committee – No report (absent)

X. AREA SENATOR’S REPORTS:  J. Walkuski reported on a situation from his area regarding mid-semester estimates.

 

XI. SUNY SENATOR’S REPORT –  SUNY Senator D. Berger gave a report about the Fall Plenary at SUNY Purchase which is appended to the Minutes {SEE APPENDIX 4}

XII. STUDENT SENATOR’S REPORTS:  J. Reardon gave a report which is appended to the Minutes. {SEE APPENDIX 5}

XIII. OLD BUSINESS:  The Amendment to the Draft General Education Assessment Plan 2011/12 – 2014/15 was discussed, voted on and approved. The Draft General Education Assessment Plan 2011/12 – 2014/15

was discussed, vote on and approved, as amended.

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)    Vice Chair’s report on Collaborative on Academic Careers in High Education (COACHE)

(2)   Committee on Committee’s List, submitted by J. Barry, Chair

(3)    College Research Committee Report submitted by P. Ducey, Chair

(4)    SUNY Senator’s Report submitted by D. Berger, SUNY Senator

(5)   Student Senator’s Report submitted by J. Reardon

(6)   Cortland Rubric for Assessing Quantitative Skills (GE1), submitted by J. Hendrick

                                                                           APPENDIX 1

                           Collaborative on Academic Careers in High Education (COACHE)

                                                     Submitted by J. Hendrick, Vice Chair

From: SUNY Faculty Senate List [mailto:UFSALL-L@LS.SYSADM.SUNY.EDU] On Behalf Of Donato, Carol
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2011 11:08 AM
To: UFSALL-L@LS.SYSADM.SUNY.EDU
Subject: Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE)

October 13, 2011

Colleagues,

Very soon you and many of our tenured colleagues across the University will receive an invitation to complete a survey designed and run by Harvard University’s Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE).  This invitation will be delivered by individual email address to tenured faculty members on each of SUNY’s 30 state-operated campuses.

We have written this letter to let you know about this project, which seeks to improve the support we receive, and to let you know that we support it strongly.  Consequently, we urge you to both take the necessary time from your busy schedules to complete the survey and to share this letter with your colleagues in governance and more broadly, on your campus.

If you or your colleagues want more information about COACHE and its work, you can consult their website at  http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=coache.

Collegially,

Kenneth P. O’Brien

President

University Faculty Senate

Edward Warzala

Chair, Operations Committee

University Faculty Senate

Ronald Sarner

Former Chair, Operations Committee

University Faculty Senate

Carol Donato

University Faculty Senate

SUNY System Administration

SUNY Plaza - S120

Albany, NY  12246

518-320-1376 or 800-547-1548

Fax:  518-320-1543

carol.donato@suny.edu

                                                             

APPENDIX 2

                                                            Committee on Committees

                                                                   Updated Committee List

                                                              submitted by J. 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

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

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

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 3

                                                       College Research Committee Report

                                                            Submitted by P. Ducey, Chair

To: Tim Phillips, Chair, Faculty Senate

From: Pete Ducey, Chair, College Research Committee

Date:  1 November 2011

Re: Internal grants announcements

The College Research Committee would like to make two announcements for the campus community:

1)  Internal Grants for Teaching, Research and Scholarship information session.  The Provost and the Research and Sponsored Programs Office (RSPO) are hosting a meeting for all faculty to highlight the internal funding available for support of faculty scholarship and related activities.  This meetings will be Thursday, November 10, 2011, 3:30—5:30pm, in Jacobus Lounge, Brockway Hall.

2)  Faculty Research Program grants – guidelines and applications now available.  See the RSPO website under “Internal Grants” for the guidelines and application materials.  The program is open to tenured and tenure-track faculty and professionals from all disciplines.  Advice and assistance is available from members of the College Research Committee representing all parts of campus.  Applications are due to the Deans by 1 February 2012.

                                                                          APPENDIX 4

                                                                    SUNY Senator’s Report

                                                  submitted by D. Berger, SUNY Senator

SUNY Senator Dave Berger reported on the recent Fall Plenary held at SUNY Purchase.  He shared the discussions regarding Shared Services which included the idea of SUNY Potsdam and Canton sharing administration, as well as other campuses.  He indicated there were several ideas that came out of those discussions, including an explanation from the Chancellor and Provost on how to save money in terms of administration.  He indicated the campuses would still retain their own separate, unique identities, but would just share administrative duties. Some resolutions stressed that faculty need to be involved in discussions involving shared resources on their campuses.  Senator Berger also reported that the individual campuses, Faculty Senates, and University  Faculty Senates need to be consulted.  Another resolution on evaluating the effectiveness of shared services still needs to be discussed regarding effectiveness.  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.

                                                                         APPENDIX 5

                                                               Student Senator’s Report

                                                                submitted by J. Reardon

  • This past weekend, members of our E-board went to the Student State Assembly Conference. While there, the Assembly E-board announced that they were sending a proposal to the SUNY Chancellor and the Board of Trustees in regards to the project known as Shared Services. They have asked our E-board to create our own proposal to present to the State Assembly discussing the specific issues that may be presented at our school in regards to social and academics affairs. We have decided to write a proposal at this time. If you have any questions, please refer to Jamie via e-mail or stop by our office.
  • Our 1st Annual Fall Fest is this weekend from 11-3. We will have live entertainment, clubs with different activates, and a mechanical bull.
  • The Annual Winter Formal will be on Dec. 3 from 7-11 in the Function Room. Ticket prices are TBA but we will be raffling off two Jet Blue Tickets. The theme this year is a semi-formal with an Ugly Sweater Contest. All Students and Staffs are welcome to attend.
  • We are hosting a Holiday Party this year for the ASC and Custodial Worker’s children, as well as other Faculty and Staff’s children. The party will take place on Dec. 5 from 6:30-9:00. We sent out emails to all staff, please look for them. We hope that many families attend so please RSVP soon! Also, there will be special guest attending, with a duet as well.

                                                                   APPENDIX 6

                                Cortland Rubric for Assessing Quantitative Skills (GE1)

                                                              Submitted by J. Hendrick

                                                                             Appendix 5

Cortland Rubric for Assessing Quantitative Skills (GE1)

 

Elements

Target

Acceptable

Unacceptable

SLO 1: Interpret and draw inferences from mathematical models

The student demonstrates the ability to interpret and draw inferences that accurately represent the model or answer the question.

 

The student demonstrates the ability to interpret and draw inferences, but they are incomplete or inaccurate due to a minor conceptual flaw(s).

The student’s interpretations and inferences are missing, incomplete, or inaccurate due to a major conceptual flaw(s) or do not address the question in any meaningful way.

SLO 2: Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, & verbally

The student employs the required representations to display mathematical information (e.g. format, language, labels, scales, terminology, etc.). The response may have minor copying or labeling errors.

The student’s representations to display mathematical information are lacking due to a minor conceptual or computational flaw(s).

The student’s representations to display mathematical information are missing, or incorrect due to a major conceptual or computational flaw(s), or do not address the question in any meaningful way.

SLO 3: Employ quantitative methods

The student demonstrates an understanding of the problem by using a clear and logical method to solve the problem. The solution may contain minor copying or labeling errors.

The student demonstrates understanding of the problem and the correct method but the implementation is partially incorrect. The solution may contain a minor computational flaw(s).

The student's response was missing, incomplete, or incorrect, demonstrating little to no understanding of the problem. The solution contains a major computational flaw(s) or shows little or no correct work.

SLO 4: Estimate & check mathematical results for reasonableness

The student can completely and accurately estimate and justify a mathematical result to a problem.

The student can estimate and justify a mathematical result to a  problem, but the student’s response contains a minor conceptual flaw.

The student can estimate and justify a mathematical result to a problem, but the student’s response contains a major conceptual flaw, or the student’s response does not address the question in any meaningful way.

SLO 5: Recognize the limits of mathematical & statistical methods

The student provides a clear and accurate description of the assumptions/simplifications of a mathematical or statistical method.

The student provides a description of the assumptions/simplifications of a mathematical or statistical method, but the response contains a minor conceptual flaw.

The student provides a description of the assumptions/simplifications of a mathematical or statistical  method, but the response contains a major conceptual flaw, or the student fails to realize that the results are not contextually appropriate.

 

Learning Outcome 1: Students will demonstrate the ability to interpret and draw inferences from mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables, and schematics.

Learning Outcome 2: Students will demonstrate the ability to represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, and verbally.

Learning Outcome 3: Students will demonstrate the ability to employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.

Learning Outcome 4: Students will demonstrate the ability to estimate and check mathematical results for reasonableness.

Learning Outcome 5: Students will demonstrate the ability to recognize the limits of mathematical and statistical methods.

                                                                                                                  Created and endorsed by the QS Committee 2011

After consultation with the Quantitative Skills Committee, I propose the following changes to the General Education Assessment Plan 2011/12 – 2014/15:

A.        The addition of Appendix 5 - Cortland Rubric for Assessing Quantitative Skills (GE1) (see other side of this page) as this is the rubric that was created by the SUNY Cortland Quantitative Skills Committee during the last two years.  It was piloted in Spring 2010 and used to assess GE1 in Spring 2011. 

B.        In addition, the section below will need to be changed to reflect this rubric.  Therefore, GE1 will be the exception.  All GE categories will use the rubric which appears in Appendix 2, except GE1 which will use this other rubric which will appear in Appendix 5.

p. 6 current

2.    “In-class embedded assessment where faculty of selected course sections submit assignments (single or combination of assignments) that reflect student understanding for each of the GE learning outcomes. The instructor will submit the assignment, scoring guide, raw scores, and scaled scores to the GE rubric (Appendix 2) for each SLO. The faculty will also be asked to submit samples of student work on these assessments. This process allows multiple sections to “use the same outcomes and rubrics, thereby guaranteeing consistency without the use of cookie-cutter syllabi or methods” (Gerretson and Golson, 2005, p.139).”

 proposed change (addition underlined):

2.    “In-class embedded assessment where faculty of selected course sections submit assignments (single or combination of assignments) that reflect student understanding for each of the GE learning outcomes. The instructor will submit the assignment, scoring guide, raw scores, and scaled scores to the GE rubric (Appendix 2 or Appendix 5 for GE1) for each SLO. The faculty will also be asked to submit samples of student work on these assessments. This process allows multiple sections to “use the same outcomes and rubrics, thereby guaranteeing consistency without the use of cookie-cutter syllabi or methods” (Gerretson and Golson, 2005, p.139).

Respectfully submitted,

Joy L. Hendrick