College Senate Bulletin
State University of New York at Geneseo
College of Arts and Sciences

 

Correspondence: Dennis Showers, School of Education, South Hall 222C, email: showers@geneseo.edu, 245-5264

Note:  Page numbers indicate pages as per paper copy of the Bulletins

Bulletin No. 7

      Pages 65-85
      March 29, 2012

 

Contents

Page                                                                                    Topic

66                                                                                         UCC Minutes 2/17/12

67                                                                                         UCC Minutes 2/14/12

68                                                                                         Executive Committee Minutes 2/21/12

69                                                                                         College Senate Minutes 2/28/12

73                                                                                         Research Council Minutes 3/2/12

75                                                                                         GCC Minutes 3/6/12

76                                                                                         UCC Minutes 3/6/12

77                                                                                         UCC Minutes 3/20/12

77                                                                                         SAC Minutes 3/27/12

81                                                                                         Senate Agenda 4/3/12

 

Minutes of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (UCC)

February 7, 2012

 

Present: R. Vasiliev (Chair), J. McGarrah, J. Kirkwood, W. Harrison, J. Lovett, G. Marcus, R. Coloccia, K. Becker, M. Mitschow.

 

Guests: G. Jurkowski, R. Young, S. Iyer, J. Johannes.

 

Call to Order

 

Vasiliev called the meeting to order at 4:03 PM.

Note: all proposals were moved and seconded before discussion and voting.

 

  1. Course deletions

ANTH 232

ANTH 306

ANTH 335

ANTH 392

Voted on as a block. Passed unanimously.

 

  1. Course revisions

ANTH 201 Passed unanimously.

ANTH 204 Passed unanimously.

ANTH 270 Passed unanimously.

ANTH 283 Passed unanimously.

COMN 275 Passed unanimously.

GSCI 331 Passed unanimously.

MATH 213 Passed unanimously.

MATH 221 Passed unanimously.

MATH 233 Discussion ensued about course title. Question was called; passed, 7 for, 1 against.

            Passed unanimously.

MATH 333 Passed unanimously.

 

  1. Program revisions

ANTH Passed unanimously.

ANTH Writing Requirement Discussion ensued. Because there was no departmental representation, this was table to next week’s meeting.

BIOCHEM B.S. Passed unanimously.

 

  1. New Business

According to Geneseo’s breadth graduation requirements, N/ courses must be accompanied with a lab. SUNY’s GenEd requirements are sufficiently satisfied with only N/ lecture courses. So to assist in transferring credits, 4-credit N/ courses must now be split into two courses: a 3-credit lecture and a 1-credit lab.

            A motion was made to refer these changes to the Dean’s Office for office action rather than going through UCC. Nothing changes in the courses but the allocation of the final grade; i.e. the lab grade is now assigned separately from the lecture grade, when in the past they were calculated together for the final grade. And these courses do not have to go through the General Eduation Committee’s review again. The motion was seconded. After some discussion, the vote was 3 for (Chair broke tie), 2 against, 4 abstensions.

 

Adjournment:

 Vasiliev adjourned the meeting at 5:12 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Ren Vasiliev

 

Minutes of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (UCC)

February 14, 2012

 

Present: R. Vasiliev (Chair), K. Becker, G. Marcus, J. McGarrah, P. Pacheco, R. Coloccia, S. Russell, J. Lovett, T. Ingram, M. Mitschow

 

Guests: S. Iyer

 

Call to Order

 

Vasiliev called the meeting to order at 4:02 PM.

Note: all proposals were moved and seconded before discussion and voting.

 

  1. Course deletions

GEOG 120

GEOG 240

GEOG 379

GEOG 381

GEOG 391

Voted on as a block. Passed unanimously.

 

  1. Course revisions

GEOG 261 Passed unanimously.

GEOG 274 Passed unanimously.

GEOG 291 Passed unanimously.

GEOG 340 Passed unanimously.

GEOG 370, GEOG 377, GEOG 382 Grouped together. Passed unanimously.

GEOG 385 Passed unanimously.

GEOG 386 Passed unanimously.

 

  1. New courses

ENVR 268 Discussion about credit allocation ensued. Tabled until next meeting.

GEOG 111, GEOG 112: These fall under Dean’s Office Action, as voted on at the previous meeting.

GEOG 161 Passed unanimously.

GEOG 220 Passed unanimously.

GEOG 259 Passed unanimously.

GEOG 262 Passed unanimously.

GEOG 263 Passed unanimously.

GEOG 265 Passed unanimously.

GEOG 266 Passed unanimously.

GEOG 269 Discussion about credit allocation ensued. Tabled until next meeting.

GEOG 275 Passed unanimously.

GEOG 278 Passed unanimously.

GEOG 286 Passed unanimously.

GEOG 331 Passed unanimously.

GEOG 333 Passed unanimously.

GEOG 352 Passed, 8 for, 0 against, 1 abstension.

GEOG 387 Passed unanimously.

GEOG 397 Passed unanimously.

 

  1. Program revisions

Old Business

ANTH Writing Requirement Discussion ensued about how to make sure that a student cannot pass a course with the writing requirement component without passing the writing requirement. Wording was adjusted with an amendment (passed unanimously). Passed unanimously.

            New Business

GEOG B.A. Passed unanimously.

GEOG Minor Passed unanimously.

URBAN STUDIES Minor Passed unanimously.

 

  1. Old Business

Reference was made back to the committee’s decision last week to have N/ courses that are being changed because of Geneseo’s breadth requirement and because these courses do not have to go through the General Education Committee’s review as Dean’s Office Action. Chair made the decision to discuss this at a later time after bringing it up at the Senate Executive Committee meeting next week.

 

  1. New Business

Geneseo’s writing requirement is a graduation requirement. Each academic department must decide how to implement this. Different departments do this in different ways. During the discussion about Anthropology’s writing requirement change, the committee found itself in the position of arbiter of a requirement that is not strictly curricular. A motion was made and seconded to bring the question of who should make the decisions on how departments implement the writing requirement to the Senate Executive Committee for further exploration. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Adjournment

 

Vasiliev adjourned the meeting at 5:37 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Ren Vasiliev

 

Minutes of the Senate Executive Committee

February 21, 2012

 

Present: Dahl, C., D. Granger, G. Hartvigsen, C. Kreutter, C. Long, J. McLean, T. Ocon, J. Over, D. Repinski, S. Salmon, D. Showers (Chair), R. Vasiliev, J. Williams

1. Call to Order

·       Chair Showers called meeting to order at 4:02 PM

 

2.  Adoption of Agenda

·       Accepted

 

3. Discussion of February 28, 2012 Agenda for College Senate Meeting

Agenda items and time limits were discussed for the Senate Agenda

 

4. Old Business:

·       Continued discussion of document “Objecting to Wealth Inequality, Explaining how it affects the Quality of a Geneseo Education, and Supporting Democratic and Non-violent Efforts to Reduce and Eliminate Extremes in Wealth Inequality”  (Author: Jim Allen)     

o   Chair Showers emailed Jim Allen with comments and questions from 2012.01.24  Executive Committee meeting

o   J. Allen responded, requesting that discussion of topic be on-going.  He argued that the College Senate would be a more suitable place to hold the discussion rather than simply holding a referendum.  A teach-in would be a suitable addition to his hoped-for resolutions from the College Senate.   He included a copy of the “AAUP Supports Occupy Wall Street.”

§  Questions:  Do we take to College Senate?  Is this the place for discussion?  President Dahl reiterated this is good topic for a “teach-in.”

·       Continued discussion re: non-senators volunteering to serve on Senate committees

5. New Business

·       UCC (R. Vasiliev, Chair)

o   Writing Requirements

§  Where should decisions about writing requirements be directed?

§  Pres. Dahl – General Education Committee source for language about writing requirements

o   Concern about how 4 credit science courses are listed on transfer transcripts:  How is grading of lecture and lab separated out? 

6.  Adjournment:   4:51 PM

Respectfully Submitted,

Cheryl A. Kreutter, College Senate Secretary

 

College Senate Meeting Minutes

February 28, 2012

 

Present:

J. Aimers; I. Alam, L. Basilio,  K. Becker, R. Bonfiglio, S. Carroll,  R. Coloccia, C. Dahl, K. Davies-Hoffman, S. Derne,  L. Dougherty,  B. Evans, V. Farmer, D. Farthing, K. Fletcher, J. Giorgione, D. Granger, B. Harrison, K. Hannam, B. Harrison,  G. Hartvigsen, U. Heang Hur, A. Heap,  S. Iyer, H. Jeong, R. Kahrs, J. Katz, J. Kirkwood,  C. Kreutter, M. Lima, C. Long,  D. Mackenzie, M. McCormick, J. McGarrah,  J. McLean, J. Meagher,  J. Miller, M. Mooney, L. O’Brien, T. Ocon,  J. Okada, J. Over, P. Pacheco, D. Repinski,  S. Russell; S. Salmon; A. Sheldon, D. Showers (Chair), A. Steinhauer, A. Tajima, D. Tamarin, R. Vasiliev, H. Waddy, J. Williams, A. Yauney

 

Call to order

D. Showers (Chair) called the meeting to order at 4:06 PM.     

 

Adoption of Agenda

Agenda adopted without objection

 

President’s Report – Christopher Dahl

·       Appointed search committee for replacement of Vice President for Advancement- conducting search quickly

·       Gregg Hartvigsen- How does secrecy about the candidates play out on our campus?

·       Dahl- Public visits by finalist, screen, recruit, talk, limit down to three names

·       Middle States is coming on March 24

·       Alumni Relations- 100 alumni talk about college direction, integrate alumni linkages, entrepreneurship, professorship- what does it mean? Good for us/connections with alumni

 

Provost Report, Carol Long

·       Grant for distance mentoring- $150,000 per every two years- research council- among 11 campuses- 20 faculty available- exploration of potential for distance mentoring

·       Center for Everything(Center for Learning, Inquiry, and Discovery- Six ambassadorships (hopefully juniors/seniors)- funded- planning group- external advisory committee

·       Department chairs- acquiesce requests- temporary hires to bridge, one to three years, hire in positions for tenure track, good conversation where/how tenure track hiring- direction of college over next five to ten years, over the next two to three months, five tenure track hires- intentional, thorough searches

·       Strategic Planning- Diversity plan- action plan- have a day retreat after commencement- CHAS

·       SUNY Planning- performance based planning funding- measurable goals, resource allocation model- select peers we’d like to be compared to for funding- types of students, outcomes/accomplishments

 

Chairperson, Dennis Showers

·       No Report

Vice-Chair, Jim Williams

·       Nominations of Excellence Awards and Distinguished Professor in Albany

Past Chair, David Granger

·       No report

Secretary, Cheryl Kreutter

·       No report

Treasurer, Aaron Steinhauer

·       No report

University Senate Faculty Report, Gregg Hartvigsen

·       No report

Student Association Report, Tyler Ocon

·       This past Sunday, tickets went on sale for Kid Cudi concert. So far, sold 1700 out of 2100 students- expecting sellout. Beginning on Thursday, Faculty/Staff/Alumni, tickets go on sale on Thursday for $30

·       March 5- student bus trip to Albany- not a lot of student sign-ups. Professors - Please excuse students from class

 

Undergraduate Curricula Committee Report, Ren Vasiliev

·       Motion first reading: Course Deletions

o   ANTH 232, ANTH 306, ANTH 335, ANTH 392

o   GEOG 120, GEOG 240, GEOG 379, GEOG 381, GEOG 391

Motion carried

·       Motion first reading:  Course Revisions

o   ANTH 201, ANTH 204, ANTH 270, ANTH 283

o   COMN 275

o   GEOG 230, GEOG 261, GEOG 274, GEOG 291, GEOG 340, GEOG 370, GEOG 377,

        GEOG 382, GEOG 385, GEOG 386

o   GSCI 331

o   MATH 213, MATH 221, MATH 233, MATH 333 

Motion carried.

·       Motion first reading: New Courses

o   GEOG 161, GEOG 220, GEOG 259, GEOG 262, GEOG 263, GEOG 265, GEOG 266,

                  GEOG 275, GEOG 278, GEOG 286, GEOG 331, GEOG 333, GEOG 352, GEOG 387,

      GEOG 397

Motion carried.

·       Motion first reading:  Program Revisions

o   ANTH

o   ANTH Writing Requirement

o   BIOCHEM B.S.

o   GEOG B.A.

o   GEOG Minor

o   URBAN STUDIES Minor

                      Motion carried.

Proposals considered at this Senate meeting can be found at:

https://boxes.geneseo.edu/deanofcollege/doc/ucc_pending/Group%20C%20First%20Reading%20on%2002_28_2012/

 

Undergraduate Policies, Jeff Over

o   Motion First Reading

# 1 Academic Standards Policy

Students who withdraw from full time to below 11 credit hours are placed on probation. This applies even if student has a high GPA and is otherwise in good standing. The Office of the Dean would like to see a policy change that is easy to enforce/interpret, but does not place a student on probation if they have a good academic record.

 

       Policy Committee proposes the changes to Academic Probation shown below (italics are insertions, strike-through are deletions) which allows for a student to fall below 12 hours for one semester without being automatically placed on probation, but successive semesters as a full-time student below 12 will result in probation. Furthermore, the Dean of Curriculum and Academic Services addresses issues of probation and dismissal instead of the Academic Standards Committee.

 

            Academic Probation (p. 34 in Bulletin)

Full time students are reviewed for academic probation at the end of each semester. Students will be placed on probation if they fail to complete a satisfactory number of hours in two successive semesters, in any given semester and/ or if their cumulative GPA falls below 2.00. These students will receive probation letters from the Dean of Curriculum and Academic Services. The letter will also recommend that the student take such actions as seeking advisement or counseling and reviewing work schedules. Students placed on academic probation will be required to receive advisement before registration. Students on probation must make satisfactory progress in their next semester or they will be dismissed (i.e., two consecutive probationary semesters will subject students to dismissal proceedings). Unless otherwise stipulated by the Academic Standards Committee Dean of Curriculum and Academic Services or otherwise noted in this Bulletin, students on probation are not precluded from participation in college-sponsored co-curricular activities.

 

Academic Dismissal (p. 34 in Bulletin)

Students are reviewed for academic dismissal at the end of each semester. Students will be dismissed after two consecutive semesters on probation. Dismissed students are no longer eligible to continue at the College and will be denied further registration. Notification of dismissal is sent by mail and email to the student‘s address on record with the College, at the end of the semester in question. Each student is responsible for informing the College through the Office of Records and Scheduling of updates and changes to his/her address. Five proposals (see College Senate Bulletin # 6, pp. 62-64)

 

·       Discussion:

o   McLean- Why happen at all? (Over- two semesters fall before, enforceable- regular each time it appeared)

o   Robert Powers- why two succeeding? (Over- 12 hours, GPA over 2.0 appeal process comes after; Iyer- less rigid than current standard- only for dismissal, not appeal)

o   Bonfiglio- Can students be full time during summer? (Iyer- Not really, most take six to nine summer credits; Summer not part of this, not considered contiguous, successive semester)

Motion carried.

 

·       Motion First Reading

#2 - Second Degree Policy

o   Currently there is no Second Degree Policy. Geneseo formerly had the following statement in the undergraduate bulletin (2002-2004):

o   Use of Credits Toward Multiple Degrees

o   Academic credit earned at the College, or at any other institution of higher education, in a program that has resulted in the awarding of a baccalaureate or advanced degree is not counted toward the awarding of another degree at Geneseo. (This regulation does not apply to any three-two or other cooperative programs agreed upon by Geneseo and cooperating institutions.)

o   Numerous students want to come back to get another degree.

o   Based on SUNY guidelines from 1986 for Dual Degree policy, Policy Committee proposes: Bulletin #6 63

 

o   When a student concurrently meets the requirements of more than one option or major within a single broad field of study, a single degree should be awarded rather than two separate degrees. (This does not preclude transfer arrangements under which coursework is completed at another institution toward a professional degree and transferred back for completion of a degree at the initial campus.) Programs which lead to two different academic objectives may result in the awarding of two degrees, provided the requirements of each program have been met; and at least 30 credit hours of coursework beyond the single degree requirement has been completed. No more than 12 hours of credit, if any, can be allowed to overlap between the two programs. At the graduate level, at least 30 credit hours of additional study must be undertaken for the attainment of two degrees at the same level. Application for the second degree is through the readmission process (described in the section titled ―Readmission‖ in the Bulletin). Readmission to pursue a second degree is not guaranteed. Applications will be reviewed by the Dean of Curriculum and Academic Services in consultation with the relevant academic departments or programs.

Motion carried.

 

·       Motion First Reading

#3 - Eliminate 2.00 mimimum GPA in related area requirements. (Mimimum Competence on p. 39 in Bulletin)

o   Current policy is that a minimum average of 2.00 is required for related requirements.

The major problem is that some degrees only have one related requirement, and if a C- is earned, this course, under current policy, cannot be repeated. This also holds true for multiple related requirements if all classes are passed with minimum competency (C-) or better and the GPA is less than 2.00.

o   Policy Committee proposes:

Achieve at least a 2.00 cumulative average in all courses in the major department applied toward completion of the major, and a 1.67 average or better in required related courses (i.e., any courses required by the major department which are outside the academic discipline of the major).

Motion carried.

 

·       Motion First Reading

#4 - Change of Grade Policy

o   Current policy is that there is no policy, so grades can be changed, it would seem, at any time prior to or even after graduation.  It is suggested that change of grade policy follow the Incomplete and Grade Appeal (p. 39-40 in Bulletin) policy which states:

o   A grade of ―I‖ must be converted to a letter grade within six weeks of the start of the semester following the semester in which the ―I‖ was awarded.‘ And: ‗Students may request a review of a grade up to the end of the fourth week of the semester following the term in which the grade was received. A complete explanation of the grade review procedure is available from the Office of the Dean of Curriculum and Academic Services, Erwin 106. A review shall be completed by the end of the eleventh week of the term in which the review was initiated.‘

o   Policy Committee proposes:

All changes of grades must be made within twelve weeks of the start of the semester following the semester in which the original grade was awarded. Changes are limited to error or miscalculation; all other changes must follow the grade appeal process and be initiated by the student prior to the end of the fourth week of the semester following the term in which the grade was received.

  Motion carried.

 

·       Motion first reading

#5 - Wording of College Mission to reflect importance of transformational learning experiences in Geneseo education – courtesy of Kurt Fletcher and committee on Undergraduate Research and Transformational Learning

o   Current Version of Mission Statement:

SUNY Geneseo, nationally recognized as a center of excellence in undergraduate education, is a public liberal arts college with selected professional and master's level programs. It combines a rigorous curriculum and a rich co-curricular life to create a learning-centered environment. The entire college Bulletin #6 64 community works together to develop socially responsible citizens with skills and values important to the pursuit of an enriched life and success in the world.

o   Proposed Version:

SUNY Geneseo, nationally recognized as a center of excellence in undergraduate education, is a public liberal arts college with selected professional and master's level programs. It combines a rigorous curriculum, transformational learning experiences, and a rich co-curricular life to create a learning-centered environment. The entire college community works together to develop socially responsible citizens with skills and values important to the pursuit of an enriched life and success in the world.

o   Justification: This change – which is consistent with the recommendations of the Middle States self-study - is proposed to recognize the fact that transformational learning (undergraduate research, service learning, civic engagement, study abroad, etc.) is already a fundamental part of the Geneseo experience. Providing these opportunities for our students is, in fact, something that we chose to incorporate into our mission and should be articulated in the mission statement.

              Motion carried.

 

Student Affairs, Dan Repinski

·       No report

Faculty Affairs, James McLean

·       Working in advisory role with Provost regarding new faculty hires

Graduate Academic Affairs, Susan Salmon

·       Meeting March 6, South 209

Old Business

·       Showers reported for  Tony Macula on the use of college computing

o   Talked to V.P.

o   Audit being done about whether or not religious student groups are inappropriately using college computing

 

Adjournment:  5:07 PM

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Cheryl A. Kreutter, College Senate Secretary

 

Research Council Minutes

02 March 2012, 3:30pm-4:30pm

 

Members Present:  Paul Pacheco, Lori Bernard, Jenny Apple, Anne Baldwin, Justin Behrend, Meredith Marko Harrigan, Ben Laabs, Michael Lynch, Doug MacKenzie, George Marcus, Traci Phillips, Anne-Marie Reynolds, Jennifer Rogalsky, Eugene Stelzig

Discussion:

1.     Update on funding for Undergraduate Summer Fellowships

·       Anne updated the council on the funding situation and the relationship with Follett and the Follett Higher Education Fellowships:

A.    After 2013 only $2,000 will be remaining from the original $25,000 allotted for the

Follett Fellowships. 

B.  After 2013 Follett’s contract will be up and Mark Scott can’t commit to additional funding at this time.

 

2.     The Proposal Writing Course Release program has been updated and is now called the Proposal Writing Support Award with different funding options.  Anne sent out an email with the changes to all faculty members. 

 

3.     Undergraduate Summer Fellowships

·       Two Follett Awards of $3,000 each were awarded to H. Martin and J. Georgek

·       Four Geneseo Foundation Awards of $3,000 each were awarded to M. Mattiucci, D. Steen, V. Stowell, and B. Sanderson. 

 

4.     Hurrell/McNaron Award

·       There was one applicant for the Hurrell/McNaron award.

·       There was a discussion regarding the conference that the applicant attended.  The guidelines state that the conference needs to be a major conference in their discipline.  The conference did not meet that requirement. 

·       The council voted not to award the Hurrell/McNaron award. 

·       Anne will discuss the situation with the donor of the award. 

 

5.     Presidential Fellowship

·       The council voted to award a Presidential Fellowship to M. Liwanag (Education) after she resubmitted  her application. 

 

6.     Teagle Foundation Grant

·       Anne updated the council on the Teagle Foundation Grant

·       Each participating campus will need to identify only 10 faculty members for the pilot program.  And not all of those 10 might even be selected to participate.

·       A research stipend will be paid to the faculty members that do get selected. 

·       Provost Long will be attending a meeting in June for more information.

·       Council members Doug MacKenzie, Lori Bernard, Farooq Sheikh, and Ben Laabs have volunteered to be part of the pilot program. 

 

7.     Undergraduate Research and Travel Program

·       Anne and Paul reviewed the different options available for funding the undergraduate research and travel program.  Michael Lynch asked for Anne to crunch the numbers on one additional scenario and Anne will get back to the group once that’s completed. 

·       Anne has already talked with the Geneseo Foundation about requesting additional funds from Student Association for next year.  The Geneseo Foundation will match what the Student Association offers.  The request will be for $10,000, which would increase the funding in the program to $100,000. Anne has also provided the funding information and trend data on this program to the Provost.

 

8.     Kurt Fletcher has asked if he can come to the next Research Council meeting to discuss the COPLAC/CUR Institutionalizing Undergraduate Research Initiative. 

 

The meeting was adjourned at 4:30pm.  

Submitted by Traci Phillips and Paul J. Pacheco.

 

Graduate Affairs Committee (GAC) of Senate

Meeting March 6, 2012

 

The GAC committee met on 3/6/2012 in South 209 from 4:00 – 5:00.

Present:  Susan Salmon, Sharon Peck, Aaron Heap, Caroline Hadddad, Meghan McCormick, Jessica Giorgione

 

We discussed the following courses both the course proposal and the course syllabus.

 

We noticed on the program proposal for the Adolescence Mathematics Education with Special Education Certification that under IV the second “Y” should be a no.  A request was made to the Dean to change the “Y” to a “N” after investigation was done on this.

 

Here is the list of courses and policies approved by the committee:

 

Course

First

Seconded

Vote

CURR 5XX –proposal

Aaron

Sharon

6 in favor

CURR 5XX - syllabus

Aaron

Sharon

6 in favor

CURR 4XX/5xx -proposal

Sharon

Caroline

6 in favor

CURR 4XX/5xx-syllabus

Sharon

Caroline

6 in favor

Graduate grade minimum

Sharon

Caroline

6 in favor

MS Math/sped program proposal

Sharon

Aaron

6 in favor

INTD 5xx –proposal

Jessica

Meghan

6 in favor

INTD 5XX – syllabus

Jessica

Meghan

6 in favor

SPED 406 – proposal

Meghan

Jessica

6 in favor

SPED 406 – syllabus

Meghan

Jessica

6 in favor

SPED 420  - proposal

Caroline

Aaron

6 in favor

SPED 420 – syllabus

Caroline

Aaron

6 in favor

5xx – pro-capstone – proposal

Sharon

Jessica

6 in favor

5xx – pro-capstone -syllabus

Sharon

Jessica

6 in favor

5XX – student teaching internship –

proposal

Aaron

Sharon

6 in favor

5XX – student teaching internship –syllabus

 

Aaron

Sharon

6 in favor

 

 

Respectfully submitted by:

Susan Salmon

 

Minutes of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

March 6, 2012

 

Present: R. Vasiliev (Chair), K. Becker, M. Mitschow, S. Russell, B. Harris, R. Coloccia, G. Marcus, P. Pacheco, J. McGarrah, J. Lovett, S.A. Brainard

 

Guests: C. Easton, J. Grace, B. Evans, C. Klima, D. Aagesen, M. Schneider, S. Iyer, K. Kallio, G. Briggs, H. Hoops

 

Call to Order

 

R. Vasiliev called the meeting to order at 4:01 PM.

 

  1. COURSE DELETION 

PLSC 220 Motion passed unanimously

 

  1. NEW COURSES

ARTH 160 Motion tabled

ENVR 250 Motion to have Dean’s office rewrite description passed;  Motion passed, 8 ayes, 1 nay, 1 abstention

ENVR 268 Motion passed unanimously

FREN 375 Motion passed unanimously

GEOG 269 Motion passed unanimously

GERM 318 Motion passed unanimously

INTD 204 Motion to have Dean’s office rewrite learning outcomes passed;  Motion passed, 9 ayes, 1 abstention

PLSC 351Motion passed unanimously

XLRN 201 Motion passed, 6 ayes, 2 nays, 1 abstention

BIOL 216 Motion passes unanimously

 

  1. MAJOR AND PROGRAM REVISIONS

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS   Motion passed unanimously

 

 

Adjournment

 

R. Vasiliev adjourned the meeting at 5:22 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Ann Brainard

 

 

Minutes of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

March 20, 2012

 

Present:  R. Vasiliev (Chair), K. Becker, S. Russell, B. Harrison, R. Coloccia, G. Marcus, P. Pacheco, J. McGarrah, S.A. Brainard, E. Schoene

 

Guests:  D. Aagesen, S. Iyer

 

Call to Order

 

R. Vasiliev called the meeting to order at 4:00 PM.

 

  1. NEW COURSES

ARTH 160 Motion passed unanimously

ENVR 250 Motion passed unanimously

 

Adjournment

 

R. Vasiliev adjourned the meeting at 4:06 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Ann Brainard

 

Minutes: College Senate Student Affairs Committee

20 March 2012

 

(Please note: the “Senate SAC Report - 6 March 2012” and the “Senate SAC Proposals - 20 March 2012” are appended to this document)

 

Attending:  S.Carroll, J. Jeong, J. Katz, M. Klotz, D. MacKenzie, T, Macula, J. Miller, D. Repinski, D. Rescott, D. Simmons, and A. Yauney

 

The meeting was called to order a few minutes after 4:00 pm. 

 

The agenda for the meeting was reviewed: (1) to receive the “Senate SAC Report – 6 March 2012,” and (2) to consider four motions/recommendations regarding student well-being (see “Senate SAC Proposals – 20 March 2012” which reports the revised motions). These recommendations emerged out of SAC discussions with College administrators (Lenny Sancilio, Dean of Students; Sal Simonetti, Chief, SUNY Geneseo UPD; and Melinda DuBoise, Administrative Director of Lauderdale Health and Counseling, and Co-Chair of the Advisory Committee on Campus Security) and the 6 March 2012 report of the Senate SAC subcommittee reviewing the College response to sexual assault. The four motions regarding funding for campus response efforts, administrative structure and procedures, and policy were formulated following consultation with President Dahl.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

The proposed motions were reviewed in order:

 

#1 Program Funding

 

Repinski reported that President Dahl prefers to fund the education and prevention efforts of the Advisory Committee on Campus Security (ACCS) and others on an ad hoc basis. Requests are to be forwarded to the Vice Presidents. A motion was made (Katz) and seconded (Miller) to present this proposal to the Senate; the motion passed unanimously.

 

#2 Transportation Funding

 

Katz provided an update on the effort of the ACCS regarding the development of a College service to assist medically-stable students who seek a forensic evaluation following the experience of sexual assault. She reported that support appears to be emerging for a collaboration of Geneseo First Response (GFR) and the Pathways Advocacy Program to address this issue. A motion was made (Simmons) and seconded (Klotz) to present this proposal to the Senate; the motion passed unanimously.

 

#3 Administrative Structure and Procedures

 

During the discussion, the following points were noted:

 

-everyone who is employed by, enrolled at, or affiliated with SUNY Geneseo should play a role in reporting incidents of sexual assault;

-there appears to be a lack of coordination and communication among offices responsible for responding to sexual assault;

-there appears to be no coordinated and systematized data collection and record-keeping protocol;

-the SAC affirmed its call for employing best-practices in organization, procedures, and programming;

-the SAC affirmed its call for designating a College official who “owns” this issue and plays a central role in all discussions of sexual assault incidents; and

-data reports should be clear, concise, and widely and readily available.

 

Two revisions to the proposal were moved (Macula) and seconded (Katz):

1)     to define the “best practices” for data collection, policies, procedures, and efforts targeting response, education, and prevention  as those outlined in the “Dear Colleagues” letter issued by the U. S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (4/4/2011) ; and

2)     to explicitly recommend that current recording and reporting practices be expanded beyond those based on compliance with Clery Act requirements.

The motion to revise the proposal passed unanimously.

 

A motion was made (Carroll) and seconded (Yauney) to present the revised proposal to the Senate; the motion passed unanimously.

 

#4 Policy Governing Student Conduct

 

The recommendation is to change the Student Code of Conduct to align it with NYS law (Penal law 220.78) in an effort to increase the likelihood that students will contact College officials to report and to seek assistance when needed. Presently, it appears that students refrain from reporting or seeking assistance during some emergencies and crises (e.g., sexual assault, excessive chemical consumption) due to concerns about possible sanctions linked to event-related alcohol and/or chemical use. Repinski reported on a recent conversation with Vice President Bonfiglio: he currently is developing revisions to the Student Code of Conduct and is optimistic that changes could be in place by the start of the Fall 2012.

 

Two revisions to the proposal were moved (Macula) and seconded (Katz):

1)     to eliminate the asterisk and related text; and

2)     to insert into the text the number of the relevant NYS law (i.e., Penal law 220.78)

The motion to revise the proposal passed unanimously.

 

A motion was made (Macula) and seconded (Simmons) to call the question on the motion; the motion passed unanimously. The motion to present the revised proposal to the Senate passed unanimously.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

#1

Macula raised a concern regarding policies and procedures regarding the sanctioning of students accused of sexual misconduct. Further he suggested that the SAC should review how the issues of “incapacitated consent,” “intent,” and “alcohol-related sexual assault allegations” are defined and applied. In response, the SAC decided to meet to discuss these points. It was suggested that Tamara Kenney, Assistant Dean of Students, be invited to meet with us. It was noted that Ms. Kenney plays a role with the Student Conduct Board and should be able to tell us about what happens when a student is subject to sanctions and is reviewed by Student Conduct Board.

 

#2

Repinski suggested that we plan to take a few moments during the next SAC meeting to develop agenda suggestions for the 2012-2013 Senate SAC.

 

The SAC is scheduled to meet on Tuesday 10 April at 4:00 in Milne 121.

 

Submitted by Dayshawn Simmons and Dan Repinski

 

Senate SAC Report

Meeting March 6, 2011

 

The spring 2010 anonymous, campus-wide survey showed that sexual assaults occur at Geneseo, but that such events were only rarely reported to the College. Since then, the College has taken steps to improve  policies and procedures related to response to student sexual assault. For example, the College adopted a new sexual misconduct policy in which inappropriate sexual behaviors are clearly defined. The College also designated an on-campus advocate for student victims, the Title IX deputy. In addition, the College developed a new “Victim Options” document that clearly outlines the various options and resources available to students following a sexual assault. 

 

This year we met with three College officials to discuss a wide range of issues.  Our guests were Leonard Sancilio, Dean of Students, Sal Simonetti, Chief, Geneseo UPD, and Melinda DuBois, Adminstrative Director of Lauderdale Health and Counseling, and Co-Chair of the Advisory Committee on Campus Security.  We learned that while notable improvements have been made, our consideration of the issues leads us to offer four recommendations for additional improvements to the College response to sexual assault.  Our recommendations concern funding for response efforts, administrative structure and procedures, and policy. 

 

Program Funding

Findings: The Advisory Committee for Campus Security (ACCS) has been charged with promoting student and faculty awareness and education about sexual assault.  ACCS members have worked both to develop projects to educate members of our campus as well as to locate sources of funding for those projects. For example, postcards listing resources for sexual assault were distributed to all first-year students in fall 2011; postcards were paid for by Health and Counseling. Health and Counseling and Residence Life co-funded stickers to be posted during spring 2012 on the residence halls door listing after-hours resources.  A student organized a research project in which sexual assault prevention posters were hung in various residence halls; she applied for an Undergraduate Research Grant to pay for these posters.  Another student developed a poster commemorating the anniversary of the Sexual Assault Teach-In; this poster also will be used to create handouts to raise awareness about the new sexual misconduct policy and other changes on campus.  Funding for these materials was secured through the Health and Counseling budget. The ACCS and other involved College offices would benefit from on-going access to funds to support education and prevention programs. 

 

Transportation Funding

Findings: Health and Counseling is closed at nights and on weekends, when sexual assaults are most likely to occur. For students who do not or cannot seek emergency medical care at a hospital in the community, emergency contraception is not available for up to 72 hours (if the sexual assault occurs on Friday night). Health and Counseling staff members encourage students who have been sexually assaulted to seek care and evaluation at the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Center (SAFE) at Strong Memorial Hospital (601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester NY 14642, 585-275-2100, general; 585-275-4551, Emergency Dept.). The SAFE Center is staffed by Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) and is open 24/7 and will administer emergency medical treatment and offer advocacy services. If an assaulted student wants to consider the possibility of prosecuting the perpetrator, s/he is advised to seek a forensic evaluation and evidence collection at the SAFE Center. Other hospitals in the area can provide immediate medical treatment, but none currently are staffed with SANE nurses. The College does not provide students seeking medical crisis services with hospital transportation. The Division of Student and Campus Life encourages faculty or staff members to assist students with finding hospital transportation, although faculty and staff members are strongly encouraged not to provide transport themselves. The University Police Department (UPD) may be able to provide transport, following an investigation, depending on staffing availability. Other transportation options include calling an ambulance (911), asking for help from a friend with access to a car, requesting assistance from family members, riding the LATS bus, and calling a taxi service such as Turbo Taxi (585-749-6648).

 

Administrative Structure and Procedures

Findings: Students who believe they may have been sexually assaulted may report this incident to various offices on campus and/or locally. These include the Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students, Dean of Students, UPD, Lauderdale Health and Counseling, Livingston County Rape Crisis, and Residence Life staff.  Having more offices accept reports is desirable as multiple reporting resources increases opportunities for students to report and receive assistance.  At the same time, if different students are reporting to a variety of offices, current procedures are such that no one individual on campus is responsible for tracking the total number of sexual assault reports, including off- campus incidents and incidents for which date, time, and/or location may not be known. In addition, no one is tracking assaulted students’ immediate or longer term needs, such as needs for hospital transportation or counseling services.

 

Policy Governing Student Conduct

Findings:  A feature of the Geneseo culture is for students refrain from seeking assistance for emergencies (e.g., sexual assault; alcohol or chemical overconsumption) from college officials due to concerns about event-related sanctions for alcohol and/or chemical use.  We came to refer to this as “double jeopardy” – amidst a crisis or emergency, students encounter an institutional barrier as they seek assistance. Moreover, we learned that a change in NYS law (i.e., NYS Penal Law 220.78) in September 2011 provides new protections from arrest and prosecution for certain drug- and alcohol-related offenses when individuals, in good faith, seek health care for either themselves or someone else who is experiencing a drug or alcohol overdose, or other life-threatening emergency.

 

Senate SAC Proposals – 20 March 2012

Based on our findings, the Senate SAC moves for approval of the following four recommendations:

#1  Program Funding

Presently:  There are no designated funding sources for the education and prevention efforts of the Advisory Committee on Campus Security (ACCS) and other participating College offices. 

Motion:  The Senate recommends to the President that he support funding for efforts which seek to (1) prevent sexual assault at Geneseo, and (2) educate faculty, staff, and students about resources and options available to those who have experienced sexual assault. The Senate SAC will seek to update with the President regarding status of this issue in fall 2012.

 

#2  Transportation Funding

Presently:  The College does not offer to transport to Strong Memorial Hospital medically-stable students who seek a forensic evaluation by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner following the experience of sexual assault.

Motion:  The Senate recommends to the President that he support the development and funding of a service whereby medically-stable students who seek a forensic evaluation by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner following the experience of sexual assault are assisted by the College with transportation to Strong Memorial Hospital. We urge that this be implemented prior to the start of fall 2012 or sooner.

 

#3  Administrative Structure and Procedures

Presently:  The organization and procedures of the College response to sexual assault warrants review:

-there appears to be a lack of coordination and communication among those offices responsible; and

-there appears to be no coordinated and systematized data collection and record-keeping protocol.

Motion:  The Senate recommends to the President that the organization and procedures of the College sexual assault response effort be reviewed. We urge that the following be considered and implemented prior to the start of fall 2012 or sooner:

-implementation of best practices as those outlined in the “Dear Colleagues” letter issued by the U. S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (4/4/2011)  for data collection, policies, procedures, and efforts towards response, education, and prevention;

-designation of a College official who “owns” the issue of response to sexual assault, coordinates College efforts, and offers periodic reports to the College community; and

-implementation of an expanded, coordinated, and systematized data collection and record-keeping protocol which records all reports of student sexual assault, and expands current recording and reporting practices beyond those based on compliance with Clery Act requirements.

 

#4  Policy Governing Student Conduct

Presently:  College policies and the Student Code of Conduct appear to serve as institutional barriers to students in need of assistance during some emergencies. Seemingly, students refrain from reporting or seeking assistance during some emergencies and crises (e.g., sexual assault and excessive chemical consumption) due to concerns about possible sanctions linked to event-related alcohol and/or chemical use. Further, the Student Code of Conduct warrants revision in order to align it with recent changes in NYS law (Penal Law 220.78) regarding the provision of assistance in medical emergencies.

Motion:  The Senate recommends to the President that he initiate review of the Student Code of Conduct, and support changes which align the Code with NYS law (Penal law 220.78) and serve to increase the likelihood that students will contact College officials to report and to seek assistance amidst  emergencies and crises. We urge that proposals for changes to the Student Code of Conduct be presented to the College Council for review and approval prior to the start of fall 2012 or sooner.

 

Agenda for Senate Meeting

April 3, 2012

Call to Order                                                                                          5 minutes

Adoption of the Agenda

Adoption of the Minutes

            Senate meeting:

 

Senate Reports                                                                                        15 minutes

President                                       Christopher Dahl

Provost                                          Carol Long

Chair                                              Dennis Showers

Vice Chair                                      Jim Williams

Past-Chair                                     David Granger

Secretary                                       Cheryl Kreutter

Treasurer                                       Aaron Steinhauer

University Faculty Senator            Gregg Hartvigsen

Vice President, Student Assoc.     Tyler Ocon

 

Reports of the Standing Committees of the Senate                                         10 minutes

Undergraduate Curricula                Ren Vasiliev

      UCC Proposes for Second Reading:

All proposals are available at: \\files\outbox\DeanOfCollege\doc\ucc

Course Deletions

ANTH 232, ANTH 306, ANTH 335, ANTH 392

GEOG 120, GEOG 240, GEOG 379, GEOG 381, GEOG 391

 

Course Revisions

ANTH 201, ANTH 204, ANTH 270, ANTH 283

COMN 275

GEOG 230, GEOG 261, GEOG 274, GEOG 291, GEOG 340, GEOG 370, GEOG 377, GEOG 382, GEOG 385, GEOG 386

GSCI 331

MATH 213, MATH 221, MATH 233, MATH 333

 

New Courses

GEOG 161, GEOG 220, GEOG 259, GEOG 262, GEOG 263, GEOG 265, GEOG 266, GEOG 275, GEOG 278, GEOG 286, GEOG 331, GEOG 333, GEOG 352, GEOG 387, GEOG 397

 

Program Revisions

ANTHROPOLOGY B.A.

ANTHROPOLOGY Writing Requirement

BIOCHEMISTRY B.S.

GEOGRAPHY B.A.

GEOGRAPHY Minor

URBAN STUDIES Minor

 

      UCC Proposes for First Reading:

All proposals are available at: \\files\outbox\DeanOfCollege\doc\ucc

Course Deletions

PLSC 220: Failed States

 

New Courses

ARTH 160: African American Art History Survey

ENVR 250: Urban Environmental Issues in Latin America

ENVR 268: Landscapes and Livelihoods in Central

Appalachia

FREN 375: French-Canadian Literature

GEOG 269: Geographic Field Studies in Western Canada

GERM 318: Advanced Grammar and Composition

PLSC 351: Failed States

XLRN 201: Real World Geneseo

BIOL 216: Biology Second Year Laboratory

 

Program Revisions

International Relations B.A.

 

Undergraduate Policies                 Jeff Over                         25 min

            Second Reading of five proposals (below)

In the interests of space, the proposals are presented below without the rationales that were presented with them for first reading and appear on CSB #6, pp. 62-64.

 

Graduate Academic Affairs             Susan Salmon                             5 min

      GCC Proposes for First Reading:

            All proposals are available at: \\files\outbox\DeanOfCollege\doc\gcc\Academic Year 2011-2012

 

New Courses

CURR 5xx: Multiliteracies: Integration of Multiliteracies in Inclusive Adolescence Education

EDUC 4XX/5XX:  Literacy and Language Development in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

INTD 5XX: Teaching Mathematics in the Inclusive Classroom– Grades 7-12

SPED 406: Applied Behavior Analysis

SPED 420: Instructional Strategies and Inquiry in Inclusive Adolescent Education 

SPED 5XX: Capstone Seminar- Inclusive Adolescent Education

SPED 5XX: Student Teaching Internship- Inclusive Adolescent Education

New Programs

Master of Science in Adolescence Mathematics Education with Special Education Certification

 

Student Affairs                            Dan Repinski                              20 min

Four motions (below-presented with justifications from the committee)

 

Faculty Affairs                             James McLean                            10 min

            Resolution (below—as submitted to the Chair)

 

Old Business

 

New Business

 

Adjournment

            5:30

 

Undergraduate Policies Proposals

 

#1 - Academic Standards Policy

 

 Policy Committee proposes the changes to Academic Probation shown below (italics are insertions, strike-through are deletions)

 

Academic Probation (p. 34 in Bulletin)

Full time students are reviewed for academic probation at the end of each semester. Students will be placed on probation if they fail to complete a satisfactory number of hours in two successive semesters, in any given semester and/ or if their cumulative GPA falls below 2.00.  These students will receive probation letters from the Dean of Curriculum and Academic Services. The letter will also recommend that the student take such actions as seeking advisement or counseling and reviewing work schedules. Students placed on academic probation will be required to receive advisement before registration. Students on probation must make satisfactory progress in their next semester or they will be dismissed (i.e., two consecutive probationary semesters will subject students to dismissal proceedings). Unless otherwise stipulated by the Academic Standards Committee  Dean of Curriculum and Academic Services  or otherwise noted in this Bulletin,  students on probation are not precluded from participation in college-sponsored co-curricular activities.

 

Academic Dismissal (p. 34 in Bulletin)

Students are reviewed for academic dismissal at the end of each semester. Students will be dismissed after two consecutive semesters on probation. Dismissed students are no longer eligible to continue at the College and will be denied further registration. Notification of dismissal is sent by mail and email to the student’s address on record with the College, at the end of the semester in question. Each student is responsible for informing the College through the Office of Records and Scheduling of updates and changes to his/her address.

 

#2 - Second Degree Policy

 

Based on SUNY guidelines from 1986 for Dual Degree policy, Policy Committee proposes:

 

When a student concurrently meets the requirements of more than one option or major within a single broad field of study, a single degree should be awarded rather than two separate degrees. (This does not preclude transfer arrangements under which coursework is completed at another institution toward a professional degree and transferred back for completion of a degree at the initial campus.)  Programs which lead to two different academic objectives may result in the awarding of two degrees, provided the requirements of each program have been met; and at least 30 credit hours of coursework beyond the single degree requirement has been completed.  No more than 12 hours of credit, if any, can be allowed to overlap between the two programs.  At the graduate level, at least 30 credit hours of additional study must be undertaken for the attainment of two degrees at the same level.  Application for the second degree is through the readmission process (described in the section titled “Readmission” in the Bulletin).  Readmission to pursue a second degree is not guaranteed.  Applications will be reviewed by the Dean of Curriculum and Academic Services in consultation with the relevant academic departments or programs.

 

#3 - Eliminate 2.00 minimum GPA in related area requirements. (Minimum Competence on p. 39 in Bulletin)

 

Policy Committee proposes:

Achieve at least a 2.00 cumulative average in all courses in the major department applied toward completion of the major, and a 1.67 average or better in required related courses (i.e., any courses required by the major department which are outside the academic discipline of the major).

 

#4 - Change of Grade Policy

 

Policy Committee proposes:

All changes of grades must be made within twelve weeks of the start of the semester following the semester in which the original grade was awarded.  Changes are limited to error or miscalculation; all other changes must follow the grade appeal process and be initiated by the student prior to the end of the fourth week of the semester following the term in which the grade was received.   

 

 

#5 - Wording of College Mission to reflect importance of transformational learning experiences in Geneseo education – courtesy of Kurt Fletcher and committee on Undergraduate Research and Transformational Learning

 

Proposed Version:

SUNY Geneseo, nationally recognized as a center of excellence in undergraduate education, is a public liberal arts college with selected professional and master's level programs. It combines a rigorous curriculum, transformational learning experiences, and a rich co-curricular life to create a learning-centered environment. The entire college community works together to develop socially responsible citizens with skills and values important to the pursuit of an enriched life and success in the world.

 

Student Affairs Proposals

 

#1  Program Funding

Presently:  There are no designated funding sources for the education and prevention efforts of the Advisory Committee on Campus Security (ACCS) and other participating College offices. 

Motion:  The Senate recommends to the President that he support funding for efforts which seek to (1) prevent sexual assault at Geneseo, and (2) educate faculty, staff, and students about resources and options available to those who have experienced sexual assault. The Senate SAC will seek to update with the President regarding status of this issue in fall 2012.

 

#2  Transportation Funding

Presently:  The College does not offer to transport to Strong Memorial Hospital medically-stable students who seek a forensic evaluation by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner following the experience of sexual assault.

Motion:  The Senate recommends to the President that he support the development and funding of a service whereby medically-stable students who seek a forensic evaluation by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner following the experience of sexual assault are assisted by the College with transportation to Strong Memorial Hospital. We urge that this be implemented prior to the start of fall 2012 or sooner.

 

#3  Administrative Structure and Procedures

Presently:  The organization and procedures of the College response to sexual assault warrants review:

-there appears to be a lack of coordination and communication among those offices responsible; and

-there appears to be no coordinated and systematized data collection and record-keeping protocol.

Motion:  The Senate recommends to the President that the organization and procedures of the College sexual assault response effort be reviewed. We urge that the following be considered and implemented prior to the start of fall 2012 or sooner:

-implementation of best practices as those outlined in the “Dear Colleagues” letter issued by the U. S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (4/4/2011)  for data collection, policies, procedures, and efforts towards response, education, and prevention;

-designation of a College official who “owns” the issue of response to sexual assault, coordinates College efforts, and offers periodic reports to the College community; and

-implementation of an expanded, coordinated, and systematized data collection and record-keeping protocol which records all reports of student sexual assault, and expands current recording and reporting practices beyond those based on compliance with Clery Act requirements.

 

#4  Policy Governing Student Conduct

Presently:  College policies and the Student Code of Conduct appear to serve as institutional barriers to students in need of assistance during some emergencies. Seemingly, students refrain from reporting or seeking assistance during some emergencies and crises (e.g., sexual assault and excessive chemical consumption) due to concerns about possible sanctions linked to event-related alcohol and/or chemical use. Further, the Student Code of Conduct warrants revision in order to align it with recent changes in NYS law (Penal Law 220.78) regarding the provision of assistance in medical emergencies.

Motion:  The Senate recommends to the President that he initiate review of the Student Code of Conduct, and support changes which align the Code with NYS law (Penal law 220.78) and serve to increase the likelihood that students will contact College officials to report and to seek assistance amidst  emergencies and crises. We urge that proposals for changes to the Student Code of Conduct be presented to the College Council for review and approval prior to the start of fall 2012 or sooner.

 

Faculty Affairs Committee Motion

 

Whereas response rates to online SOFIs are inadequate and unrelated to attendance, and

Whereas non-attending students who cannot evaluate class can respond to online SOFIs, and


Whereas online SOFI response rates vary greatly, and


Whereas the online SOFI system has sometimes been unreliable, and


Whereas students fill out SOFIs in a non-uniform time and manner,


Therefore, FAC recommends that neither online SOFI numbers nor written comments be used in the evaluation of faculty.