Bulletin No. 10
January 27th, 2003
Spring Senate Meeting Dates
Correction to Minutes of Senate Meeting 3 December, 2002
Change in Spring 2003 Faculty Personnel Committee membership
Minutes of the Faculty Affairs Committee 26 November, 2002
Minutes of the Research Council 13 November, 2002
Minutes GAAC, 18 December, 2002
GAAC Proposal Summary
Spring 2003 College Senate Meeting Schedule: All meetings will begin at 4:00 P.M. and will be held in Newton 204.
· February 11th
· March 11th - Preceded by the All College Meeting
· April 8th
· May 6th
Correction to Minutes of Senate Meeting 3 December, 2002
Minutes should include record of unanimous passage of Second Reading New Course ENGL318 (omitted from p. 90, Bulletin 9)
Change in Spring 2003 Faculty Personnel Committee Membership
Faculty Personnel Committee member Carlo Filice will be on leave for the Spring 2003 semester. Harold Hoops (Biology) received the most votes among nonelected nominees in the election in which Dr. Filice was elected. As such, Dr. Hoops was first in line to replace Dr. Filice. I am pleased to announce that Dr. Hoops has agreed to serve on the Faculty Personnel for the Spring 2003 semester. Thank you Harold.
Minutes of the Faculty Affairs Committee
26 November, 2002
Present: J. Bearden, W. Cook, K. Hannam, R. Hartman, A. Herman, A. Weibel, C. Whalen, C. Woidat.
Meeting was called to order at 4:00 p.m.
Faculty responsibility for students with disabilities.
Guest: Tabitha Buggie-Hunt
Follow-upon issues and concerns brought up at October meeting of FAC.
a. The conference room in Fraser is usually available for faculty wishing to have a quiet space for students to take exams outside of class. The procedure for scheduling the room is to call Tabitha Buggie-Hunt one week prior to the exam date to schedule the conference room. However, when possible, students with disabilities are encouraged to take exams during class time with the other students. Tabitha also stated that the students are advised to schedule open time around their classes to accommodate extra time needed for taking exams.
b. Faculty should attempt to be available when student with disabilities take exams outside of class. It is not equal access if students do not have access to the professor for any questions they might encounter during the exam. In an emergency situation, proctors or scribes can provided for students although other methods are currently being used. For example, there is a possibility of using a laptop computer instead of using a scribe for exams.
c. T. Buggie-Hunt will send letters to department chairpersons early next semester requesting names for possible scribes or proctors for exams.
Questions were raised about the feasibility of moving the registration process to evening. The main concern of faculty was fewer students attending class at during registration times.
Meeting adjourned at 4:40 p.m.
Research Council Minutes
November 13, 2002
Present: Ganie DeHart (chair), Doug Baldwin, Ming-Mei Chang, Karla Cunningham, Anne Eisenberg, Doug Harke, Dave Johnson, Roxanne Johnston, Dave Meisel, Paul Pacheco, Dean Johnston (guest)
The meeting was called to order at 4:05 p.m. in the President's Conference Room.
The main order of business for the meeting was review of proposals for the Dean Johnston Research Assistantships. Ganie DeHart welcomed Dean Johnston to the meeting and thanked him for his and his company's continuing interest in and support of faculty-student research at Geneseo. The council reviewed two proposals and recommended both for funding, with some suggestions for both positive feedback and suggested improvements for future proposals. Doug Harke agreed to convey the feedback to the faculty sponsors. Council members commented on the generally improved quality of the proposals this semester. Dean Johnston commented that he was impressed with the diversity of the council members and their level of interest in student-faculty research.
Discussion of the application trends for the research assistantships and other programs followed. Undergraduate Research Grant proposal numbers were up this fall, but applications for several other programs have been down. Doug Harke suggested that an increased number of externally funded grants on campus may be playing a role, reducing the number of active researchers on campus in need of internal funding. Other factors, such as stress, increased demands on faculty time, low faculty morale, and low awareness of proposal deadlines, were suggested. It was agreed that council members should remind their departments about upcoming proposal deadlines and should encourage applications. Doug Harke commented that he's already had inquiries from several faculty members about the faculty summer fellowships, which have an application deadline of January 3rd. Roxanne Johnston and Doug Harke agreed to send out e-mail reminders about Undergraduate Summer Fellowships, which have an application deadline of February 14th.
The next meeting of the council will be during Intersession, for review of faculty summer fellowship proposals.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:50 p.m.
December 18, 2002
Members present; M. Chang, R. Gifford, J. Kirkwood, D. Metz (Chair), R. Spear, M. Sutherland; Visitors; D. Gordon, M. Rozalski, D. Showers.
D. Metz called the meeting to order at 10:30 am. D. Showers and M. Rozalski gave a brief overview of the proposed changes to the M.S. Education: Special Education program that are designed to meet the changes in New York State Certification requirements. Questions from GAAC members R. Spear, M. Chang, and Associate Provost Gordon regarding course sequences, class size, the elimination of the comprehensive examination at the end of the program, and faculty requirements were addressed satisfactorily by D. Showers and M. Rozalski. Following this brief question/answer session, GAAC approved the program changes and course revisions unanimously.
I. Proposal SummaryThe revised M.S. in Education: Special Education program is designed to meet changes in New York State certification requirements and better accommodate both full-time and part-time candidates pursuing advanced study in the areas of emotional disturbance/behavioral disorders and learning disabilities. The revised program is grounded in professional standards (e.g., Council for Exceptional Children, Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders), and is organized to meet requirements for accreditation by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). In an effort to help candidates answer the call for increased accountability, the revised program will emphasize the importance of, and skills needed for making data-based instructional decisions. As such, the revised coursework will carefully develop the candidates’ understanding of, and ability to apply research-based classroom practices. Therefore, the existing culminating project, a 3-hour Master’s Comprehensive Examination, will be replaced by a course-bound, candidate-driven research-intervention project.