Minutes of the
MEETING OF THE FACULTY SENATE
PRESENT: Bill Bedford, Judy
ABSENT: Chris Barkley,
Bonnie Ann Dowd, MaryAnn Drinan, Fari Towfiq,
GUESTS: Dan Finkenthal, Michael Rourke, Rocco Versaci
CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by the president, Steve Spear, at , in Room SU-30.
of Minutes: The minutes of
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
Kelber holding a proxy for
Judy Dolan holding proxies for Bonnie Ann Dowd and MaryAnn Drinan
Motion 1 MSC Voth, Dolan:
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.
Motion 2 MSC Stanford,
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,
Motion 4 MSC Stanford, Laughlin:
The Senate moved to Executive Session at
Open Session resumed at
Motion 5 MSCU Kelber,
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.
Judy Dolan, Acting Secretary