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October 19, 2010

 

       FACULTY SENATE MINUTES #4 

    October 19, 2010 

The fourth meeting of the Faculty Senate 2010-2011 was called to order by Chair David Miller on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 1:15 PM in Jacobus Lounge, Brockway Hall. 

SENATORS AND MEMBERS PRESENT: D. Miller, T. Phillips, K. Lawrence, D. Driscoll, D. West, D. Berger, J. Alemzadeh, S. Wilson, O. White, B. Buxton, J. Kim, L. Klotz, M. Chandler, K. Pristash, E. McCabe, J. Walkuski, J. Campanaro, A. M. Rossi, W. Michael, E. Bitterbaum, M. Prus, G. Sharer, A. Fitz-Gibbon 

SENATORS AND MEMBERS ABSENT:  T. Vigars, R. Kendrick, I. Vincent, R. Grantham, S. Rayl, R. Borden, K.  Hempson, T. Slack, P. Schroeder, R. Franco, W. Shaut, A. Thomas, R. Spitzer, G. Clarke, S. Anderson, M. Connell  

GUESTS PRESENT: H. Wilson, J. Mosher 

I  APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:  There was a motion for approval of the minutes from October 14, 2010 (Approved) 

II SENATE ACTIONS:

There was a vote to approve the amendment “Proposed Addition/Modification to the 2008-2010 SUNY Cortland College Handbook, (With a proposed amendment to Section H,1.b. in regards to the membership of the committee indicated by italicized text, Chapter 150.03 SUNY CORTLAND FACULTY BYLAWS, ARTICLE VII: COMMITTEES (Approved; 15/1/3)

There was a vote to approve the amendment to the “Proposed Addition/Modification to the 2008-2010 SUNY Cortland College Handbook, (With a proposed amendment to Section H,1.b. in regards to the membership of the committee indicated by italicized text, Chapter 150.03 SUNY CORTLAND FACULTY BYLAWS, ARTICLE VII: COMMITTEES

to add “teaching faculty” to the phrase in Section H, 1.c. “One member representing the Library (Not Approved; 4/11)

There was a vote to approve the amendment to “Proposed Addition/Modification to the 2008-2010 SUNY Cortland College Handbook, (With a proposed amendment to Section H,1.b. in regards to the membership of the committee indicated by italicized text, Chapter 150.03 SUNY CORTLAND FACULTY BYLAWS, ARTICLE VII: COMMITTEES to add the phrase to Section H.,1.c. “terms of office shall be three years and shall be staggered, except for student terms, which shall be one year(Approved)

There was a vote to approve the “Proposed Addition/Modification to the 2008-2010 SUNY Cortland College Handbook, (With a proposed amendment to Section H,1.b. in regards to the membership of the committee indicated by italicized text, Chapter 150.03 SUNY CORTLAND FACULTY BYLAWS, ARTICLE VII: COMMITTEES as amended (Approved)

III CHAIR’S REPORT: No report.

IV. VICE CHAIR:  T. Phillips – No report. 

V. TREASURER’S REPORTK. Lawrence – The Treasurer reported that there is $971.64 in the Faculty Senate Memorial Scholarship account. 

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

VII.  PRESIDENT’S REPORT:   The President gave a brief report. 

VIII  STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS

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

Academic Faculty Affairs Committee – A. Fitz-Gibbon, Chair –  No report.

Long-Range Planning Committee – No report (absent) 

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

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

X. OTHER COMMITTEE REPORTS: 

Committee on Committees – There was no report.

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

General Education Committee – No report (absent)

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

XII. SUNY SENATOR’S REPORT – T. Phillips reported that as SUNY Senator Alternate he would be attending the Plenary at SUNY Alfred that weekend and encouraged those with concerns to contact him.

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

XIV. OLD BUSINESS: The Proposed addition/Modification to the 2008-2010 SUNY Cortland College Handbook, Chapter 150.03 SUNY Cortland Bylaws, Article VII: COMMITTEES was voted on and approved as amended and will go to a faculty referendum.

XV. OLD BUSINESS: There was no New Business.

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

(1)  Amendment to the “Proposed Addition/Modification to the 2008-2010 SUNY Cortland College Handbook, (With a proposed amendment to Section1.b. in regards to the membership of the committee indicated by italicized text, Chapter 150.03 SUNY CORTLAND FACULTY BYLAWS, ARTICLE VII: COMMITTEES submitted by J. Walkuski

(2) Proposed Addition/Modification to the 2008-2010 SUNY Cortland College Handbook, (With a proposed amendment to Section1.b. in regards to the membership of the committee indicated by italicized text, Chapter 150.03 SUNY CORTLAND FACULTY BYLAWS, ARTICLE VII: COMMITTEES submitted by J. Walkuski

 Respectfully Submitted: 

            Barbara Kissel

            Recording Secretary

APPENDIX 1

Amendment to the Proposed Addition/Modification to the 2008—2010 SUNY Cortland College Handbook, Chapter 150.03 SUNY CORTLAND FACULTY BYLAWS, ARTICLE II: COMMITTEES (submitted by J. Walkuski)

Proposed Addition/Modification to the 2008-2010 SUNY Cortland College Handbook

(With a proposed amendment to 1.b. in regards to the membership of the committee indicated by italicized text)

Chapter 150.03 SUNY CORTLAND FACULTY BYLAWS, ARTICLE VII: COMMITTEES

Proposed Addition/Modification

Present Content with alteration (see strike through)

Section H.

Committee on Teaching Effectiveness

1. Membership

a. A committee of seven members shall be nominated by the Committee on Committees and appointed by action of the Faculty Senate.

b. Membership shall be as follows:

One member representing the School of Arts and Sciences

One member representing the School of Education

One member representing the School of Professional Studies

One member representing the Library

Two at-large members from the academic faculty

One student member with at least a junior standing (60+ credits) and at least one year of full-time attendance at SUNY Cortland

c. Terms of office shall be three years and shall be staggered.

2. Duties

a. To be responsible for the development and review of a standard CTE form to be utilized by faculty for the evaluation of their teaching.

b. To approve individual department procedures for the collection of CTE data and to assure departmental compliance with the procedures outlined in Chapter 260.02 of the SUNY Cortland College Handbook.

c. To approve alternative time schedules for the evaluation of teaching utilized by departments, due to exceptional circumstances, in keeping with the principle of regular, systematic, longitudinal evaluation of faculty.

d. To make recommendations to the Faculty Senate regarding changes in the procedures and instrument utilized in the evaluation of teaching.

e. In collaboration with the Faculty Development Center, to promote excellence in teaching through on-campus programming and seminars, which focus on issues, related to teaching.

f. To make recommendations to the administration regarding resources that can be used by the faculty to improve teaching.

Section I.

Ad Hoc Committees

1. The Senate, in consultation with the Committee on Committees, may appoint

such other temporary committees as are needed to facilitate the business

of the Faculty.

2. A written report of the work of the committee shall be submitted to the Senate.

Section H.

Ad Hoc Committees

1. The Senate, in consultation with the Committee on Committees, may appoint

such other temporary committees as are needed to facilitate the business

of the Faculty.

2. A written report of the work of the committee shall be submitted to the Senate.

10/09/10

APPENDIX 2

Proposed Addition Modification to the

SUNY Cortland 2008-2010 College Handbook

Chapter 150.03 SUNY CORTLAND FACULTY BYLAWS,

ARTICLE VII; COMMITTEES

Proposed Addition/Modification to the 2008-2010 SUNY Cortland College Handbook

Chapter 150.03 SUNY CORTLAND FACULTY BYLAWS, ARTICLE VII: COMMITTEES

Proposed Addition/Modification                                      Present Content with alteration (see strike through)

Section H

Committee on Teaching Effectiveness

1. Membership

a. A committee of nine members shall be nominated by

the Committee on committees and appointed by action

of the Faculty Senate.

b. Membership shall be as follows:

one member representing mathematics/science

one member representing social/behavioral sciences

one member representing fine arts/humanities

one member representing education

one member representing professional studies

one member representing the library

two at-large members from the academic faculty

one student member with at least a junior standing (60+

credits) and at least one year of full-time attendance at

SUNY Cortland/

c. Terms of office shall be three years and shall be

staggered.

2. Duties

a. To be responsible for the development and review of a

standard CTE form to be utilized by faculty for the

evaluation of their teaching.

b.  To approve individual department procedures for the

collection of CTE data and to assure departmental

compliance with the procedures outlined in Chapter

260-02 of the SUNY Cortland College Handbook.

c. To approve alternative time schedules for the

evaluation of teaching utilized by departments, due to

exceptional circumstances, in keeping with the principle

of regular, systematic, longitudinal evaluation of faculty.

d. To make recommendations to the Faculty Senate

regarding changes in the procedures and instrument

utilized in the evaluation of teaching.

e.  In collaboration with the Faculty Development

Center, to promote excellence in teaching through on-campus

programming and seminars, which focus on issues related to

teaching.

f.  To make recommendations to the administration regarding

resources that can be used by the faculty to improve teaching.

Section I.                                                                                           Section H

Ad Hoc Committees                                                                              Ad  Hoc Committees

1. The Senate, in consultation with the Committee on                             1. The Senate, in consultation with the

Committees, may appoint such other temporary committees                    Committee on Committees, may

as are needed to facilitate the business of the faculty.                             appoint such other temporary

2. A written report of the work of the committee shall be                          committees as are needed to

submitted to the Senate.                                                                     facilitate the business of the Faculty.

                                                                                                        2.  A written report 

                                                                                                        of the work of the committee shall be

                                                                                                        submitted to the Senate.

 

 

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