Faculty Senate Minutes
March 5, 2009
Call to Order:
Call to order: 4:15 pm; ADUC.
Senators Absent: Rebecca Farrell, Cyndi Gibbs, Beverly Klecker, Bruno Morro, Rodney Stanley, Scott Wymer
Academic Policies: No Report
Communications: No Report
Evaluation: No Report
Fiscal Affairs: No Report
Governance: Will have a short report
Professional Policies: The committee has posted two items to the Blackboard Site – (1) The committee will not recommend PAc-36 (2) The committee is considering expanding the definition of scholarship and will be meeting with the Provost and representatives from other task forces on Tuesday
The FGEAC is working on the course framework and an assessment proposal to present to the Senate. Chair Thomas asked the FGEAC to provide the proposals to the Senate for review at the April 16th meeting.
PAc-1 and PAc-6 will be brought before the Board of Regents meeting on March 12, 2009. Chair Thomas encouraged Senators to attend the Board of Regents meeting.
The Provost is waiting for the President’s approval to distribute the Academic Audit Report. The Provost will notify the faculty when the Report is posted on the Provost’s Web Page. The Report will contain three items – 1) President’s Transmittal Letter 2) Executive Summary and 3) Full Report.
The Board of Regents met on February 25th and 26th, focusing on Board development and Presidential evaluation. Regent Morrison stated that the workshop was very worthwhile. Presidential evaluation will be conducted during the fall semester by Dr. John Moore, Penson and Associates. The evaluation will involve contact and discussion with faculty and staff. Regent Morrison will inform the Senate of the cost of the Presidential evaluation. Regent Morrison presented a tentative agenda for the Board of Regents Meeting on Thursday, March 12, 2009. The Academic Audit is being addressed under the “Spotlight” section of the meeting and should be very early in the meeting. The Academic Audit Report is a recommendation to the President from Academic Affairs. The President is considering whether or not to implement the recommendations in the Report. Specific items recommended in the Report will be voted on by the Board of Regents as they are implemented.
Governance: The Committee Interest Survey for Standing Committees should be released tomorrow. Chair Berglee asked the Senators to complete the Survey and encourage the faculty in their departments to complete the Survey.
Announcements: The next meeting will be April 2, 2009. The meeting on April 16th should focus mainly on General Education.
Adjournment: 5:30 pm