Minutes of the


May 19, 2003




PRESENT:                             Bill Bedford, Judy Cater, Judy Dolan, Martha Evans, Brent Gowen, Barb Neault Kelber, Teresa Laughlin, Dennis Lutz, Maria Miller, Marilee Nebelsick-Tagg, Sue Norton, Perry Snyder, Dan Sourbeer, Steve Spear, Joe Stanford,  Sara Thompson, Anne Voth


ABSENT:                               Chris Barkley, Bonnie Ann Dowd, MaryAnn Drinan, Fari Towfiq, Katie Townsend-Merino, Tamara Weintraub


GUESTS:                                Dan Finkenthal, Michael Rourke, Rocco Versaci


CALL TO ORDER:               The meeting was called to order by the president, Steve Spear, at 2:00 p.m., in Room SU-30.


Approval of Minutes:         The minutes of May 12, 2003, were approved as amended.


Proxy Votes:                          Acting Secretary Judy Dolan announced the following proxy votes:

                                                Anne Voth holding proxies for Chris Barkley, Judy Cater (who left early), and Fari Towfiq

                                                Barb Kelber holding a proxy for Katie Townsend-Merino

                                                Judy Dolan holding proxies for Bonnie Ann Dowd and MaryAnn Drinan





Motion 1                                MSC Voth, Dolan: Faculty Senate approval of the following committee appointments:


                                                North County Higher Education Alliance Coordinator (NCHEA)

                                                Lori Waite, DSP&S


                                                Director of Communications Selection Committee

                                                Wendy Nelson, Communications


                                                Academic Technology Task Force

                                                Chris Barkley, English (Chair)


                                                There was some discussion on whether it is appropriate to appoint Lori Waite as the NCHEA Coordinator because she is going on sabbatical in the fall. After brief discussion, Senate members agreed to elect her into the position over the summer months.




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Motion 2                                MSC Stanford, Sourbeer: Faculty Senate approval of the results of the ballot appointing David Forsyth as a designee replacing the Vice President of the Faculty on the Revenue Allocation Committee (RAC) through Summer, 2003.


                                                Senate members also discussed the need for a faculty member to be appointed to the Government Obligation Bond Selection Committee. Anne Voth indicated that two faculty members initially volunteered but both had to remove their names for consideration due to scheduling difficulties. One Senate member proposed that of the two faculty members who submitted their name for appointment on RAC, the one not appointed should be asked to serve on the Government Obligation Bond Selection Committee.


Motion 3                                MSC Dolan, Nebelsick-Tagg: The Faculty Senate respectfully requests that Susan Snow accept the position on the Government Obligation Bond Selection Committee.


Executive Session:


Motion 4                                MSC Stanford, Laughlin: That the Faculty Senate move to Executive Session and invite Mike Rourke to participate in the discussion.


                                                The Senate moved to Executive Session at 2:24 p.m.


Open Session resumed at 2:48 p.m.


Motion 5                                MSCU Kelber, Stanford: The Faculty Senate directs the Faculty Senate president to represent the Senate on the issue Administrative Retreat Rights by meeting with the Department Chair of Life Sciences and the Vice President of Human Resource Services to discuss concerns of tenure process, currency in teaching, academic preparation, salary and seniority.


Other:                                     One Senate member asked if the Senate President and Vice President could send out a weekly bulletin briefly outlining the issues currently being addressed in the Senate. Although minutes are provided to faculty and staff, this would provide another way for faculty members to be kept aware of what’s being discussed. Steve Spear and Sara Thompson agreed to start this process in the fall semester. It was also suggested that faculty members be given the process of how to bring forward items for Senate consideration.



ADJOURNMENT:               The meeting was adjourned at 2:51 p.m.


                                                Respectfully submitted,




                                                Judy Dolan, Acting Secretary