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September 6, 2011

                                         FACULTY SENATE MINUTES #1

                                                    September 6, 2011

The first meeting of the Faculty Senate 2011-2012 was called to order by Chair Timothy Phillips on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 1:15 PM in Jacobus Lounge, Brockway Hall.

SENATORS AND MEMBERS PRESENT:  T. Phillips, J. Hendrick, R. Grantham, D. West, W. Miller, D. Miller, R. Kendrick, J. Hartsock, J. Alemzadeh, B. Wodi, R. Borden, T. Vigars, K. Pristash, E. McCabe, T. Slack, E. Owens, I. Piperato, J. Reardon, E. Bitterbaum, M. Prus, G. Sharer, A. Fitz-Gibbon, S. Anderson, G. Clarke, P. Ducey

SENATORS AND MEMBERS ABSENT:  K. Polasek, J. Rayle, O. White, L. Lin, M. Chandler, L. Lindh, T. Visilakopoulos, R. Franco, W. Shaut

GUESTS PRESENT:  F. Pierce, J. Dangler, D. Ritchie

I. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:  The Minutes were approved from May 3, 2011.

II. SENATE ACTIONS:   

There was a vote to approve the Standing Rules (Approved)

There was a vote to approve the nominations from the Committee on Committees (Approved)

III.  CHAIR’S REPORT: 

The Chair welcomed everyone and gave a brief report.

The Standing  Rules were reviewed and approved and Chair Phillips reminded committee chairs to submit their reports in writing. {SEE Senate Actions}

IV. VICE CHAIR:  J. Hendrick –.No report.

V. TREASURER’S REPORT  R. Grantham – The Treasurer reported that she is now accepting 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  – A. Fitz-Gibbon reported that his committee met that day.  They reviewed what work has been done over the last three years and discovered that only 13 out of approximately 30 departments have revised their personnel policies.  The committee is going to come up with a plan to talk to departments about revising their personnel policies.

Long-Range Planning Committee – Chair Phillips reported that the committee has been inactive and at the last Steering Committee the status was discussed with an attempt to reinvigorate it.

Educational Policy Committee –  No report (absent)

Professional Affairs Committee  – G. Clarke reported that the committee is attempting to organize a meeting on Thursday and an election will be conducted for a new chair.

IX. OTHER COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Committee on Teaching EffectivenessR. Grantham reported that the committee has not met yet but they will be meeting in the near future.

 

Committee on Committees – The Committee on Committees report was read and nominations were approved. {SEE Appendix 1}

College Research Committee  – P. Ducey – P. Ducey gave a report which is appended to the minutes {SEE Appendix 2)

General Education Committee – No report (absent)

X. AREA SENATOR’S REPORTS:  There were three Area Senator reports.

XI. SUNY SENATOR’S REPORT – No report (absent). Chair Phillips announced that presently the  SUNY Senator position is vacant.  Chair Phillips and Vice Chair Hendrick encouraged anyone interested to please contact them.

XII. STUDENT SENATOR’S REPORTS:  The students did not have a report.

XIII. OLD BUSINESS:  

There was no old business.

XIV. NEW BUSINESS

There was no new business.

G. Clarke asked about the Scholar’s Day recommendations which will be an agenda item at the next Faculty

Senate Steering Committee meeting as well as an item of New Business at the Faculty Senate meeting on September 20, 2011.

Respectfully Submitted,

Barbara Kissel

Recording Secretary

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

(1)  Standing Rules for the Faculty Senate, submitted by T. Phillips, Chair

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

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

APPENDIX 1

Standing Rules for The Faculty Senate

submitted by T.  Phillips, Chair

STANDING RULES FOR THE FACULTY SENATE

A.  MEETINGS OF THE SENATE AND THE SENATE STEERING COMMITTEE

 

(1)  Regular fall meetings of the Faculty Senate shall be held on the alternating Tuesdays according to the attached schedule, unless insufficient business warrants cancellation as determined by the Steering Committee or otherwise announced in advance by the Chair. Time of the meetings shall be 1:15 - 2:30 p.m.  Be on time.

 

       (2)  Special meetings may be called by the Senate, or in cases of an

              emergency nature, by the Chair.  Whenever possible, special meetings

              shall be 1:15 - 2:30 p.m., when the Senate does not meet, provided that

              classes are in session.  Any member of the faculty may attend these

              meetings.

 

B.  COMMITTEE REPORTS

      (1)  Committee Reports shall be presented, in writing, to the Faculty Senate

            during  the "reports" portion of each meeting.

      (2)  Committee Reports shall include a rationale supporting the committee's

            recommendations, if any.

       (3) Resolutions and motions contained within or incidental to committee    \

           reports shall be presented, for information only, during the "reports"   

portion of each meeting.  Limited questioning on the content of committee reports may be permitted by the Chair at the time that the report is presented.

C.  AGENDA ITEMS

       (1)  The Steering Committee shall determine the order of agenda items to be

              considered at each meeting of the Senate which shall be published one

              week in advance.

       (2)  Except for matters of an emergency nature, which will be decided by a

             3/4 vote, the appropriate committee or person shall publish the exact

wording of all resolutions, main motions, and committee  recommendations to all members of the Senate two weeks in advance of the meeting at which they will be considered.

      

D.   SENATE DEBATE AND VOTING PROCEDURES

 

      (1)  Debate shall not be in order unless a motion is pending.

       (2)  All remarks shall be addressed to the Chair.

       (3)   The Chair is empowered to enforce a time limited of three minutes per

              speech.

       (4)  The motion "to reconsider and enter on the minutes" shall be out of order.

       (5)  Senators are encouraged to yield the floor to guests in attendance who

             wish to speak.

       (6)  Official liaisons shall be allowed to speak when recognized by the Chair.

             However, they shall not be allowed to offer motions or vote.

 (7)  A roll call vote may be ordered on any motion by the request of five voting

            members of the Senate, or by the Chair.

       (8)  Straw votes shall be illegal.

 E.   DATES OF SUCCESSION FOR OFFICERS, STANDING COMMITTEES,

       AND CHAIRS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

 

       (1)  Newly elected officers shall assume office immediately following the last

              day of examinations in the spring semester.

        (2)  Newly elected members of committees shall become active immediately

              following the last day of examinations in the spring semester.

         (3)  Chairs of standing committees shall retain their chairmanship until the

    chairmanship election at the first committee meeting of the fall   

    semester.

APPENDIX 2

Committee on Committees– Report to the Faculty Senate

September 6, 2011

Submitted by J. Barry, Chair

 Item #1

The Committee on Committees recommends the following committee appointments.  These require Senate confirmation:

Academic Faculty Affairs Committee:

 Social/Behavioral Sciences, 2-year term - Anne Vittoria

 School of Professional Studies, 2-year term - Regina Grantham

 College Curriculum Review Committee:

 School of Education, 2 year term - Susan Davidenko

 School of Professional Studies, 2-year term - Brent Wilson

 College Research Committee, Library, 3-year term - Gretchen Herrmann

 Committee on Teaching Effectiveness, At large, 2-year term - Jeff Walkuski

 Educational Policy Committee:

 A&S at large, 2-yeat term - Bob Darling

 School of Education, 2-year term - Chris Widdall

 Long Range Planning, Professional Studies, 2-year term – Brent Wilson

 Item #2

 A nomination was received for Senator for School of Professional Studies – Jeff Walkuski

The Faculty Senate Secretary can be asked to cast a single ballot for this nomination.

Item #3

 The following individual was elected as a result of write-in votes during the Spring 2011 elections:

Faculty Representative to the Student Senate – 2011-12 – Gary Babjack

Item #3

A call for nominations has been issued for the following Faculty Senate committee/officer vacancies:

At large:

Faculty Senate Secretary (2011-12)

SUNY Senator (complete unexpired term 2009-12)

SUNY Senator (alternate) (complete unexpired term 2009-12)

Academic Faculty at large:

GE Committee (2011-13)

Fine Arts/Humanities:

Academic Faculty Affairs Committee (2011-13)

Math/Science:

Student Affairs Committee (complete unexpired term 2010-12)

Social/Behavioral Science:

College Curriculum Review Committee (2011-13)

Committee on Committees (2011-13)

Long Range Planning Committee (2011-14)

Student Affairs Committee (2011-13)

School of Education:

Educational Policy Committee (2011-13)

Student Affairs Committee (2011-13)

School of Professional Studies:

Committee on Teaching Awards (1/1/12 – 12/31/14)

Educational Policy Committee (2011-13)

Library:

College Curriculum Review Committee (2011-13)

General Education Committee (2011-13)

Professional Staff:

College Research Committee (complete unexpired term 2010-13)

Professional Affairs, Enrollment Management (2011-14)

Professional Affairs, Information Resources (2011-14)

Item #4

A call for nominations has been issued for the following Senate seats:

Math/Science – 2011-13

School of Professional Studies (2 seats) – 2011-13

Full-time Lecturer, Schools of Education/Professional Studies – 2011-13

Respectfully submitted,

Joanne Barry 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 COMMITTEES

COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES

Submitted by J. Barry, Chair

                                                    

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)

 

Educational Policy Committee Chair

 

General Education Committee Chair

 

Long Range Planning Committee Chair

 

Academic Faculty Affairs Committee Chair

 

Professional Affairs Committee Chair

 

Students Affairs Committee Chair

 

                                               

SUNY Senator  (Elected: 3 yr. term)

Vacant

2009-12

At large

           

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

Vacant

2009-12

At large

 

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

Rayle, Joseph

2010-12

Education

Emam, Moataz

2012-12

Math/Science

Vittoria, Anne

2011-13

Social/Behavioral Sciences

McCabe, Ellen

2011-13

Library

Grantham, Regina

2011-13

Professional Studies

Vacant

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

2010-12

Fine Arts/Humanities (2nd term)

Grantham, Regina

2010-12

Professional Studies

Wilson, Brent

2011-13

Professional Studies

Vacant

2011-13

Library

Davidenko, Susana

2011-13

Education

Vacant

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

Margine, Donna

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

2011-13

Management/Confidential

 

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

2010-12

Arts & Sciences

Kudela, Emilie

2010-12

Education

Phillips, Tim

current

Faculty Senate Chair

Levine, Virginia

Ex Officio

President’s Office

 

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

2010-12

Arts & Sciences

Douglas, Gretchen

2010-12

Library

Trunfio, Tony

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

Vacant

2011-13

Education

Prus, Mark

Ex Officio

Provost

Margine, Donna

Ex Officio

Registrar

 

Ex Officio

Graduate Faculty Executive Committee designee

 

Current

Student

 

Current

Student

                                               

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

Sternfeld, John

2010-13

At large

 

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)

Trunfio, Tony

2010-12

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

Vacant

2011-13

Library

Vacant

2011-13

Academic At Large

Thomas, Abby

2011-13

Professional Staff

 

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

Vacant

2011-14

Social/Behavioral Sciences.

Dmochowski, Jeff

2011-14

Professional Staff

 

Current

Student

 

Current

Student

           

 

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

2011-14

Academic Affairs

Vacant

2011-14

Enrollment Management

Vacant

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

2011-13

Library

Vacant

2011-13

Education

Vacant

2011-13

Soc/Beh Sci

 

Current

Student

 

Current

Student

 

 

  • · Chair of Committee

_____________ - nomination(s) in process - pending confirmation

Vacant – seats filled via Committee on Committee process

________________ - seats filled by other committees/organizations

 

Chair

 

APPENDIX 3

 

                         College Research Committee Report

                                Submitted by P. Ducey, Chair

 

To: Faculty Senate

From: Pete Ducey, Chair, College Research Committee

Date: 6 September 2011

Re: College Research Committee activities 2010-2011

During the 2010-2011 academic year, the major activities of the College Research Committee consisted of the following: 

1)  Administered the Faculty Research Program, including the review of applications and the awarding of grants totaling $11,850 for individual faculty research projects;

2)  Administered the Research and Travel Grant program in which a total of $5000 from the College Foundation was distributed to eight, untenured faculty members for travel associated with scholarly research and professional presentations;

3)  Assisted the College administration in the selection of winners of the Outstanding Achievement in Research Awards ($1000 each); 

4)  Assisted in the selection of an applicant to submit for the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Program.

College Research Committee membership during the 2010-2011 year included Cindy Benton (Childhood / Early Childhood Education), Glen Clarke (ex officio; Research and Sponsored Programs Office), Pete Ducey (committee chair; Biological Sciences), Amy Henderson-Harr (ex officio; Research and Sponsored Programs Office), Gretchen Herrmann (Library), Bonni Hodges (Health), Laurie Klotz (Academic Computing), Kim Kraebel (Psychology), Judy Ouellette (Psychology), and Bobbi Wisch (Art and Art History).

The membership of the Committee for the 2011-2012 academic year will be Benton, Clarke, Ducey (chair), Henderson-Harr, Herrmann, Hodges, Kraebel, and Paul van der Veur (Communication Studies).  We welcome ideas, comments, and suggestions from members of the campus community regarding any aspects of faculty research at SUNY Cortland.