|Bulletin 27 |
Pages 887 - 903
28 April 2000
|Call for Nominations|
|888||Excellence Awards and Distinguished Ranks|
|888||Next Senate Meeting|
|888||Sabbatical and Professional Leave Deadline|
|889||Spring Election Results|
|Messages from Chair|
|890||Welcome to Casey Bickle, Senate Clerical Assistant|
|890-893||May 2 College Senate Meeting|
|893||First College Senate Meeting of 2000-2001|
|894-896||Executive Committee April 20|
|897-898||Student Affairs Committee April 18|
|898-903||Input on Foreign Language Requirement|
Correspondence: Becky L. Glass, Department of Sociology, Sturges 122C
E-mail: email@example.com Phone: 245-5336
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
I. Excellence Awards and Distinguished Ranks
Nominations are now being accepted for the following SUNY Ranks
|Distinguished Teaching Professor|
|Distinguished Service Professor|
And for the following Chancellor’s Awards:
|Excellence in Teaching|
|Excellence in Librarianship|
|Excellence in Professional Service|
Nominations for these ranks and awards must be submitted in writing by Monday,
September 18, 2000 to Jan Lovett, College Senate Vice Chair, Bailey 210. Confidential nominations should consist of a 1-2 page nomination letter describing the nominee’s qualifications for the award or rank.
Next Senate Meeting
4:00 pm, Newton 204
Reminder of Deadline for Professional Leave Requests
Proposals for Sabbatical Leaves and Title F Leaves should be submitted to departments by September 15, 2000.
Thank you to all who voted, and to all who were willing to run.
Senators At Large Over 6 Years
|Joanie Ballard||Judy Bushnell|
|Carlo Filice||Harold Hoops|
|Nan Pollot||Meg Stolee|
Senators At Large 6 Years and Under
Professional Leave Review Committee
|Social Sciences||Ken Kallio|
|Natural Sc/Math/CompSc||Bob Beason|
General Education Committee
|Natural Sc/Math/CompSc||Olympia Nicodemi|
|Professional Programs||Harry Howe|
The Constitutional amendment to Article III, Section 3a and 3b passed. The new procedure for electing committee members to the Faculty Personnel Committee will be inserted into the Constitution of the Faculty.
MESSAGES FROM CHAIR
President Dahl informed the Senate Chair that he approves the recommendations resulting from the College Senate actions on April 11, 2000.
Welcome to the Senate Clerical Assistant
I'm sure I am joined by the entire Senate in offering a warm welcome to Casey Bickle, who will assist the Senate Chair on a part-time basis with the myriad of administrative tasks associated with the Chair position.
Thank you to President Dahl and Provost Dixon who gave the Senate's request for clerical assistance serious consideration, and made the arrangements which led to Casey's position with Senate.
There will probably be two more Bulletins this semester. The final Bulletin will include the Annual Reports from committees and officers, as well as a printed index.
2 May 2000
Call to Order
Adoption of Agenda
Approval of the Minutes of the Previous Meeting
(11 April, Bulletin pp. 874-884)
|Chair's Report||B. Glass|
|President's Report||C. Dahl|
|Provost's Report||B. Dixon|
|Treasurer's Report||M. Mohan|
|University Faculty Senator's Report||E. Wallace|
|Central Council Report||A. Gridley|
Reports of the Standing Committees
|Undergraduate Curriculum||T. Bazzett|
|School of Business|
|Revision of Major:||Accounting - Add Mgmt 331 & Mgmt 390 and delete|
|Csci 104 & 300-level Accounting elective (pp. 821-822)|
|Revision of Minor:||International Relations - Addition and deletion of courses (pp. 823-824)|
|New Course:||INTR 393 Honors Thesis in International Relations (pp. 825-826)|
|New Course:||INTD 120 Urban Field Experience (pp. 827-828)|
|Program Revision:||Urban Studies - Add INTD 120 as elective (p. 828)|
|Course Revisions:||PHIL 202 World Religions & Contemporary Issues|
|Revised from PHIL 118 M/Comparative Religion and|
|cross-listed as PLSC 202 (pp. 829-833)|
|Course Revisions:||ARTH 201 Ancient to Byzantine Art: Religion &|
|[Courses are listed by||Philosophy (3000-c.600 BC) (p. 834)|
|proposed new titles]||ARTH 202 Crusaders, Saints and Sinners: Art and|
|Spirituality in Medieval Europe (500-1400) (p. 835)|
|ARTH 203 Renaissance Europe: Rebirth of Classical|
|Culture (1300-1480) (p. 836)|
|Number, title and description change from ARTH 382|
|Northern Renaissance to ARTH 213 High Renaissance and|
|Mannerism in Europe (1480-1600) (p. 837)|
|ARTH 284 Asian Art: The Spiritual Traditions of India,|
|China, and Japan (p. 838)|
|ARTH 278 F/ Nineteenth Century European Art from the|
|French Revolution to the Post-Impressionists: The|
|Spectacle of Modernism (p. 839)|
|ARTH 287 F/Avant-Garde Modernism (1900-1950):|
|Art on the Edge (p. 840)|
|ARTH 300 Major Artists and Issues (subtitle in Art History) (p. 841)|
|ARTH 384 The Age of Rembrandt: Baroque Art in|
|Italy, Spain, France, and The Netherlands (1600-1750) (p. 842)|
|ARTH 387 Art History Seminar: Methods & Theory (p. 843)|
|New Courses:||ARTH 282 From Spain to the Americas: Hispanic Art and|
|Culture (1400-Contemporary) (pp. 844-847)|
|ARTH 305 Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary in Italian and Northern Renaissance Art (pp. 848-851)|
|Revision of Minor:||Changes in requirements (p. 852)|
|Revision of Major:||Changes in requirements (pp. 853-854)|
|New Course:||ARTS 387 Senior Studio Seminar (pp. 855-860)|
|Revision of Major:||Add ARTS 387 as requirement (pp. 861-862)|
|Fine Arts Core|
|Proposed for F/ core credit:||ARTS 205 Calligraphy (p. 863)|
|ARTS 225 Watercolor I (p. 863)|
|MUSC 222 Stage Musicals (p. 863)|
|THEA 204 Asian Theater Survey (p. 863)|
|Undergraduate Academic Policies, Core, and Review||B. Gohlman|
A standard of proficiency in foreign language at Geneseo shall be defined minimally as:
Proficiency through second semester (102), college level of a single language;
Completion of four units (level IV) of NYS high school foreign language or its
Other appropriate performance- or competence-based equivalency as approved by the Foreign Language Dept. or other appropriate body.
(See proposal p. 566 and discussion pp. 588-589, 812-816, 875-876)
|Graduate Academic Affairs||Judy Bushnell|
The College Senate shall renew the present SOFI process for one (1) year using the same form while next year's Faculty Affairs Committee continues to evaluate the form question. (See Bulletin pp. 658, 784, 882)
The present SOFI form shall include in the top section of the front page the following statement: (See Bulletin pp. 658, 785, 882-884)
** student course choices
NB: Instructors do not receive the SOFI numerical ratings or comments until AFTER they turn in the final grades for the course."
|Student Affairs||E. Crosby|
Transferring the gavel
2 May 2000
Call to Order
|Chair's Report||C. Leary|
But whatever happens to you, you have to keep a slightly comic attitude. In the final analysis, you have got not to forget to laugh.
April 20, 2000
Present: B. Glass, C. Leary, J. Ballard, M. Mohan, A. Gridley, N. Schiavetti, B. Gohlman, J. Bushnell, T. Bazzett, E. Crosby, E. Wallace, K. Cylke, C. Dahl, E. Kallin.
Call To Order: Chair B. Glass called the meeting to order at 12:50 p.m. A. Gridley introduced Eric Kallin, who will replace her for next year.
Executive Committee Minutes, April 20 cont'd
Adoption of Agenda: The agenda was approved as printed.
Approval of Minutes: The minutes of the Executive Committee Meeting on April 6, 2000, were approved as printed on pp. 866-871 of College Senate Bulletin #25.
Unfinished Business: B. Glass re-distributed to the committee members a draft of a charge for an Ad Hoc Committee on Sabbatical Leave and asked for comments and questions. C. Leary noted that the charge was fine, but he asked who wrote the current local guidelines. B. Glass reported that Vice-President for Academic Affairs Colahan wrote the current guidelines in the 1970s, with a goal of assuring auditors of the scholarly purpose of leaves. K. Cylke moved to authorize the incoming Senate Chair to form an ad hoc committee to address the charge. J. Bushnell seconded and the motion was approved unanimously. K. Cylke offered some general suggestions to the incoming chair about the composition of the committee. It was agreed that a fairly small committee would be most efficient, but that representatives from across the disciplines should be included. In addition, sensitivity to questions of neutrality would suggest that persons who were currently applying for sabbaticals, as well as persons previously denied a sabbatical, should probably not serve on the committee. C. Leary asked whether information about persons denied a leave was publicly available. C. Dahl suggested that the Provost's office would have the information, although it is not usually made public. N. Schiavetti also suggested including representatives of the Faculty Teaching and Professional Development (FTPD) and Carnegie groups, since both have recently discussed the use of sabbaticals for curriculum development. B. Glass added that past chairs of the Professional Leave Review Committee would be helpful, and K. Cylke suggested including a representative of the non-teaching faculty as well.
Chair’s Report (B. Glass): B. Glass reported that the senates of Binghamton, Fredonia, and Brockport have issued statements protesting the "one-size-fits-all" General Education requirements mandated by the Board of Trustees (BOT), as well as the implementation process. Each senate has taken slightly different stances on the issue, with Binghamton directing their concerns to the PACGE committee chaired by our Provost. All statements seem concerned with the requirement to complete changes by next year, and by the loss of campus control over the curriculum. [Ed. note from the Chair: After this meeting, I received a similar statement from Oswego, which included a caution not to direct protests at "our colleagues on the PACGE."]
President’s Report (C. Dahl): C. Dahl reported that the higher education budget was approved with two significant additions to TAP. First, the maximum income for TAP eligibility was increased. Second, over two years the limit on the proportion of tuition eligible for aid will be increased to 95% (next year) and then to 100%. The original $80 million for higher education remains in the budget, with controversy remaining over the budget formula for allocations. B. Gohlman asked about the legislative move to cap student fees. C. Dahl replied that it was a one-house bill, and it is not clear whether it will go forward in the Senate. He also noted that the Lamron had recently carried an informative article on the subject.
Provost’s Report (B. Dixon): C. Dahl reported that B. Dixon is currently in New York City joining Provost Salins for a meeting of the Academic Standards Committee of the BOT. She sent no other report.
Vice-Chair's Report (C. Leary): No report.
Treasurer’s Report (M. Mohan): No report.
University Faculty Senator (E. Wallace): No report.
Central Council (A. Gridley): A. Gridley reported on three items:
Graduate Affairs (J. Bushnell): No report.
Policy Committee (B. Gohlman): The Policy Committee will present the Foreign Language requirement proposal for second reading at the Senate meeting next Tuesday. B. Glass noted that two position letters were sent for printing in Bulletin 26. B. Gohlman asked if anyone had information about what the BOT would accept for the FL requirement, and about whether 4 years of high school language was considered equivalent to a college graduation requirement. He wondered whether the high school clause should be deleted from the proposal. C. Dahl responded that the feeling is that 4 years of high school is acceptable to the BOT, but he deferred other questions to B. Dixon. The principle has been to have decisions about details of implementation made at the campus level and reviewed by the General Education Task Force.
Student Affairs (E. Crosby): The committee discussed ideas about a pedestrian escort service. Students brought the need for such a service to the committee. The committee will make no recommendation for a specific action. However, two ideas probably merit further discussion. First, the SAFE cars probably cover most of the need for an escort service, but there may be some areas of campus that need more, particularly those with only pedestrian access. Second, one possibility that emerged in the discussion was to use the Public Safety Aides (PSA) to provide escort services. Some concerns about the PSA program emerged based on their relationship to Student Government (who pays their salaries) and to University Police (who provide some training and receive the PSA reports). However, there may be room for PSAs to provide escort services during their regular duties. The PSA program is not well publicized and there is currently no way for students to contact PSAs directly to request an escort. UP communications systems are already over-burdened. One suggestion was to have specific check-in points for PSAs, or to use the Student Union Information desk as a call-in number. The committee suggests discussing these ideas further next year. Both the Central Council and the Personal Safety Committee of the college may also examine these ideas. E. Crosby noted that the need for an escort service may not be large, but it could be important. C. Dahl noted that he could include in the charge for next year's Personal Safety Committee a request for further discussion of these ideas. He also announced that he will join the Personal Safety Committee on Wednesday, April 16th, for an annual "Safety Walk" around campus, and he invited E. Crosby or another representative of SAC to join the walk.
Undergraduate Curriculum (T. Bazzett): No report.