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November 2, 2010

                                                FACULTY SENATE MINUTES #5

                                                       November 2, 2010

The fifth meeting of the Faculty Senate 2010-2011 was called to order by Chair David Miller on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 1:17 PM in Jacobus Lounge, Brockway Hall.

SENATORS AND MEMBERS PRESENT: D. Miller, T. Vigars, L. Lawrence, D. Driscoll, D. West, W. Miller, D. Berger, R. Kendrick, J. Alemzadeh, O. White, B. Buxton, M. Chandler, D. Harrington, K. Pristash, E. McCabe, P. Schroeder, J. Campanaro, A. M. Rossi, W. Michael, M. Prus, G. Sharer, R. Spitzer, A. Fitz-Gibbon, S. Anderson

SENATORS AND MEMBERS ABSENT:  T. Phillips, I. Vincent, R. Grantham, S. Rayl, S. Wilson, J. Kim, R. Borden, K. Hempson, L. Klotz, T. Slack, J. Walkuski, P. Schroeder, J. Campanaro, A. M. Rossi, W. Michael

GUESTS PRESENT: H. Wilson

I.  APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:  There was a motion for approval of the minutes from October 19, 2010 (Approved)

II. SENATE ACTIONS:

There were no Senate actions.

III. CHAIR’S REPORT:  

The Chair thanked the Senators for their service.

IV. VICE CHAIR:  T. Phillips – No report (absent)

V. TREASURER’S REPORTK. Lawrence – The Treasurer reported that she has not heard back regarding Pay-Pal but encouraged individuals to pay the $10.00 dues.

VI. SECRETARY’S REPORT: - T. Vigars –  No report.

VII.  PRESIDENT’S REPORT:   M. Prus gave a brief report for President Bitterbaum.

VIII.  STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Student Affairs Committee  - M. Connell, Chair –  No report (absent)

Academic Faculty Affairs Committee  – A. Fitz-Gibbon, Chair –  The chair reported that the committee

has reviewed policies from the Library, History and Kineseology, and are presently reviewing policies from

Geology. They are working with the secretaries to come up with some kind of method to ensure that

departments review their personnel policies and submit revisions once every three years.  The committee,

at the request of the chair, is also looking at the exceptional clause from promotion to full professor in the

handbook and what is adequate.

Long-Range Planning Committee – No report (absent)

Educational Policy Committee –  R. Spitzer, Chair – The Draft Proposal for Transfer Credit Limits from

the Educational Policy Committee was introduced and will be an agenda item under Old Business at the

next Faculty Senate meeting on November 16, 2010.

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

X. OTHER COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Committee on Committees – T. Vigars read the report for the Committee on Committees.  T. Vigars asked anyone who did not receive an electronic ballot for the Director of EOP Search Committee to contact her or J. Barry.

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

General Education Committee – A. Thomas, Chair – O. White reported that the GE Committee

has been meeting and is beginning the process of reviewing data from the assessment from last year

and forming the groups that are collecting the syllabi for this year’s review.

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

XII. SUNY SENATOR’S REPORT – No report.

XIII. STUDENT SENATOR’S REPORTS:  The students gave a brief report.

XIV. OLD BUSINESS:  There was no Old Business.

XV. NEW BUSINESS: The New Business Draft Proposal for Transfer Credit Limits from the Educational Policy Committee was introduced by R. Spitzer and will be voted on at the next Faculty Senate meeting on November 16.

The following reports are appended to the minutes in the order they are submitted:

(1)   Draft Proposal for Transfer Credit Limits submitted by R. Spitzer.   

(2)   Committee on Committees report, submitted by J. Barry, Chair

APPENDIX 1

Submitted by R. Spitzer, Chair

Educational Policy Committee

Draft Proposal for Transfer Credit Limits:

New wording is in italics; text to be deleted is crossed-through

College Handbook 2010-2012

410.10 ACADEMIC CREDIT FROM OTHER COLLEGES

B. Credit From Other Colleges

SUNY Cortland students must complete at least 45 credit hours for the degree at SUNY Cortland to meet the College’s residency requirement. In addition, one half the credit hours for the major, minor and/or concentration must be completed at SUNY Cortland. Students matriculated at the College can receive credit for course work taken at other colleges if they receive prior approval from the appropriate associate dean. Cortland transfer students may receive up to 64 credit hours of transfer credit from two-year colleges. This maximum credit hour total includes any 100- or 200- level courses, Advanced Placement, College Level Examination Program, College Proficiency or International Baccalaureate credits.

Only course work satisfactorily completed at regionally accredited collegiate institutions will be accepted. Usually credit is allowed only for those courses in which a grade of C- or better has been earned. However, credit may be granted for D grades if the student has received an associate of arts (A.A.), associate of science (A.S.) or any bachelor’s degree at the time of first admission to SUNY Cortland. Transfer students from four-year colleges or universities may receive additional credit hours toward degree requirements at Cortland. — up to 79 credit hours in arts and sciences programs, and up to 83 credit hours in certification programs. The maximum number of credit hours accepted ranges from 75-83, depending on the number required for graduation in the chosen program. 

2010-2011 Undergraduate College Catalog

Academic Policies section/Transfer Credit Policies and Evaluation

Transfer Credit Limits and Residency Requirement

SUNY Cortland grants the maximum number of transfer credits possible. The following guidelines and policies apply to transfer credit evaluation:

Under State University of New York policy, credit will be granted for published examinations from the following test series, provided that the specified minimum Cortland performance levels are met and that the examinations are in areas that normally receive transfer credit at Cortland. SUNY Cortland will accept a maximum of 30 credit hours earned through such sources as Advanced Placement, College Level Examination Program, or College Proficiency and/or the International Baccalaureate. This maximum applies to all of these courses combined, not individually.

Cortland students are not eligible to receive credit by equivalency examinations when they are enrolled in or have completed a higher-level course within the same discipline.

Students may receive up to 64 credit hours of transfer credit from two-year colleges. This maximum credit-hour total includes any 100- or 200-level courses, Advanced Placement, College Level Examination Program, College Proficiency or International Baccalaureate credits. Transfer students from four-year colleges or universities may receive additional credit hours toward degree requirements at Cortland. — up to 79 credit hours in arts and sciences programs, and up to 83 credit hours in certification programs   The maximum number of credit hours accepted ranges from 75-83, depending on the number required for graduation in the chosen program.

A minimum of 45 credit hours of course work as well as half of the major, minor and/or concentration must be completed in residency at Cortland to earn a Cortland bachelor’s degree. Any school of the College may designate special requirements that may not be taken elsewhere.   

APPENDIX 2

Committee on Committees – Report to the Faculty Senate

Submitted by J. Barry, Chair

November 2, 2010

Item #1

The Committee on Committees issued an electronic ballot for the Director of EOP Search committee.  Ballots are due back Wednesday, November 10, 2010 by 4:00 p.m., and results will be announced as soon as possible. 

The slate of nominations is as follows:

            Seth Asumah

            Marc Dearstyne

            Marques Dexter

            Sam Kelley

            Rickie McClure

            Susan Rayl

            Tom Spanbauer

            Mark Yacavone

Respectfully submitted,

Joanne Barry

Chair