College Senate Bulletin

State University of New York at Geneseo

College of Arts and Sciences

 

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

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

 

Bulletin No. 1

Pages 1-14

September 19, 2006

 

Contents

Page Topic

2 Agenda: Senate Meeting on September 26, 2006

Minutes of Executive Committee Meeting, September 12, 2006

6 Announcements:

Call for Nominations for Chancellor's Awards & Distinguished Ranks

Calls for Nominations for:

Committee on Nominations

Faculty Personnel Committee

University Faculty Senator

Deadline for Professional Leave Requests

8 From the Chair:

2006-2007 College Senate Meeting Schedule

Senate Bulletin Mailing List

Senate Web Site Reminder

8 College Senate Committees for 2005-06

Executive Committee

Committee on Undergraduate Curriculum

Committee on Undergraduate Academic Policy, Core, and Review

Committee on Graduate Academic Affairs

Committee on Student Affairs

Committee on Faculty Affairs

11 Minutes of the Research Council meeting of September 8th, 2006

12 Report of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee 2005-2006

13 Report of the Faculty Personnel Committee 2005-2006

 

Agenda for Senate Meeting on September 26th, 2006

Call to Order

Adoption of the Agenda

Adoption of the Minutes of February 22, 2005 (Bulletin #14, page 137-143)

Senate Reports

President Christopher Dahl

Provost Kate Conway-Turner

Chair Dennis Showers

Vice Chair David Granger

Past-Chair Maria Lima

Treasurer Kathleen Mapes

University Faculty Senator Bill Gohlman

Vice President, Student Assoc. Tessa Cassidy

Reports of the Standing Committees of the Senate

Undergraduate Curricula

Undergraduate Policies Ed Wallace

Graduate Academic Affairs Susan Salmon

Student Affairs Denise Scott

Faculty Affairs Jane Morse

Old Business

New Business

Adjournment

 

Senate Executive Committee Minutes

12 September 2006

Present: C. Dahl, G. Drake, W. Gohlman, D. Granger, M. Lima, J. Magan, K. Mapes, J. Morse, D. Showers (Chair)

Call to Order

Chair Showers called the Executive Committee to order at 12.49PM.

Adoption of Agenda

The agenda was unanimously approved without changes.

Senate Reports

President’s Report

President Dahl began by forecasting an exciting academic year.

Dahl said that the College was completing a memorandum of understanding with SUNY. We hope to secure funding as an outstanding public liberal arts college. Dahl also noted a significant amount of international activity: we soon hope to sign an agreement in intercultural communications with Moscow State University, as well as an agreement with a Korean university; we are also moving forward with Hacettepe University in Turkey.

Chair’s Report

1. D. Showers welcomed new and old members of the Executive Committee and asked them to introduce themselves. He thanked G. Drake for serving as Senate Secretary again this year, and Past Chair M. Lima for her work last year and help with the transition to this year’s administration. He also thanked those who have agreed to chair committees.

2. Showers has updated Senate lists, and he will post committee assignments on the Senate website tomorrow or Thursday and will send out email confirmations.

3. One at-large, over-six-years member of Senate with a 2005-07 term has dropped out of Senate. Normally, the replacement would come from the next-highest vote-getter. But that person is not interested in serving, and so the list is exhausted. Showers saw nothing in Constitution to guide us in this case, and he wondered if we should leave the seat open. Lima suggested filling the slot from the recent elections; but Showers objected that this was not the process described in the College Senate Constitution.

Showers had spoken with another Faculty member about possibly filling the slot. Furthermore, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee still has no Chair. Showers knows of a willing recruit who is not yet in Senate. Yet no provision in the Constitution speaks to this situation, either. Gohlman recalled a precedent: two years ago, when we needed to replace the University Faculty Senator, we decided Executive Committee could appoint one. Dahl, meanwhile, could not remember any general language about Executive Committee’s powers between plenary sessions.

Though he entertained the possibility that someone already in Senate might appear later and complain about not being considered to chair UCC, but he did not think this scenario likely. Gohlman moved that Executive Committee grant permission to consult with someone to become UCC Chair and a member of Senate. The motion was approved unanimously.

4. One department that is entitled to three Senators only wishes to have two.

5. Senate has 89 members this year. Thus, the Senate meeting quorum will be 45. After some discussion and reference to Article 2, Section 2 of the Constitution, the Executive Committee agreed that its own quorum was 10, representing 2/3 of the total fourteen. As for All-College Meetings, with 241 full-time faculty, the quorum is 80, representing one-third of the total.

6. W. Gohlman has agreed to continue as Parliamentarian of Senate.

7. Both Lima and Showers participated in the first meeting of the Budget Committee. The Committee received information on approval for new spending, and Dahl said this information will appear in a general memo to the campus community. The funding will cover, among other items, seven new Faculty lines and an ESL Coordinator and an Assistant Director of Alumni Giving.

The Budget Committee also received a copy of the current five-year plan which the SUNY System asks for. This includes a section on State-purpose spending and a separate budget for the Honors College request. Dahl explained that we put everything we could possibly need into this request. Because the next governor will probably “discover” that the State is in terrible condition and will cut the budget, we will probably not have a particularly good budget. However, some candidates have been talking about higher education funding of the sort once available under Governors Dewey and Rockefeller.

Vice-Chair’s Report

D. Granger said that Showers has made sure that the call for Excellence Awards will appear in the College Bulletin. Granger has also contacted the Lamron about the awards, and over the next week, he will complete memos that will go out to appropriate constituencies on campus.

Past Chair’s Report

As Co-Chair of the Budget Committee, M. Lima said that she had registered discomfort with two recent actions. First, she said, the laptop initiative had taken place behind our backs; it simply happened. Some students tell her that they feel they were forced into this initiative. This matter concerns Lima in the light of our “F” for affordability, and she plans to bring up the matter in Senate.

In the same budget meeting, the figures for the five-year report on the Honors College include a $1000 dollar Honors College fee; she noted that we will be losing 550 students to make classes smaller and raise salaries. While she likes the idea of an Honors College, she believes Senate needs to address this as well. Showers said that the discussion should start on the Senate Committee level.

Morse pointed out that SAT scores do not determine who goes to college or not; affordability does.

Dahl offered two observations, both of which the Budget Committee will want to discuss in Senate. In the first place, the Provost will be happy to discuss the laptop initiative. Secondly, the Honors College funding proposal has always included a fee or tuition increase.

Having said that, two other factors come into play: if we are authorized to charge a $1000 fee, the whole fee would qualify for financial aid under TAP provisions; furthermore, the Honors College proposal must ask for every single thing we need to put Honors College together. In SUNY’s current budgetary environment, we need authorization for some tuition flexibility. If we did not ask for everything needed for the steps down the road towards this goal, we will eliminate our ability to get fully funding.

Showers pointed out that the F in affordability refers to the State of New York and not SUNY specifically.

Lima agreed it was the former; the problem is that we are moving too soon, to fast. Dahl saw this as a tactical question.

Morse asked if the full financial aid coverage for the Honors College Fee would be a grant or a loan. Dahl said it would be a grant. Would grants also cover the laptop initiative, Morse asked? Dahl didn't know, but he said there would be financial aid, and that aid would not reduce the student’s grant.

Dahl heartily concurred with concerns about affordability. But from those concerns also stems an ironclad commitment not to fool around with loan money. This is both a national problem and a national scandal. The worst part is what other SUNY institutions are doing and that we are not—i.e., using State dollars for non-need-based aid in order to “buy” upper-income students. Dahl stressed that we would not engage in that practice.

Realistically for SUNY, however, no matter how aggressively we ask for funding, we are not going to transform the economy of the State of New York. Nor are we going to do much more than engage in palliative care of a higher education “patient” that the State has not invested in. So we need to maintain the principle of financial aid based on need, and need alone.

Showers pointed out that financial aid for laptops: is only “aidable” if required. Dahl added that, with the laptop requirement, we may actually be providing aid to the 5% of students who cannot afford them.

Treasurer’s Report

No report.

University Faculty Senator’s Report

1. W. Gohlman said that the first University Senate meeting would not take place until the end of October.

2. Gohlman then raised an issue that University Faculty Senate has already passed and that our Senate would need to deal with. The University Senate and the Chancellor are very keen on banning indoor on all SUNY campuses, including in dorms. Our College Senate should make this a uniform policy. Gohlman said he would contact Vice-President for Student and Campus Life Bonfiglio to discuss this motion.

Dahl brought up a procedural concern: as a public residential liberal arts college, traditionally, Student Governments and votes of residents have set policies about such matters as smoking. Yet this is also a public health question that affects all of us.

3. As Chair of the Nominations Committee, Gohlman reported that the Committee is developing a list for Faculty Personnel Committee candidates; Senators should ask their Departments for nominations.

4. In additions to nominations for service on the Nominations Committee itself, we will also be looking for two Faculty to run for University Senate, as Gohlman’s term ends this year. Dahl asked if we had an alternate. Gohlman said we do: R. Vasiliev, from Geography, who filled in for Gohlman when needed last year. Gohlman explained that the runner-up becomes the alternate University Senator.

In reference to the smoking issue, Showers noted that the Constitution allows for joint meetings of the Student Affairs and Faculty Affairs Committees to discuss policies affecting both their constituencies.

Dahl believed Senate’s recommendation on this matter was important, though it was the SUNY Chancellor’s goal, in effect, to decree this. Historically, Dahl pointed out, students have voted to ban smoking from dorms, but we may need to do this through Senate constitutional procedures, not just de facto.

Student Association Report

Student Association Vice-President J. Magan said that she now has a list of nine Student Senators, with four returning. The five new Senators especially are extremely excited about starting the year. Showers asked her for their Committee preferences by tomorrow.

Reports of the Standing Committees of the College Senate

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Report

Student Affairs Committee Report

Showers said that we still need UCC and Student Affairs Chairs; so there was no report for either Committee.

Policy Committee Report

No report.

Graduate Academic Affairs Committee Report

No report.

Faculty Affairs Committee Report

J. Morse said her Committee had not met yet. But there is business pending (see pages 217-18 of the last Senate Bulletin of last year): at the last Senate meeting, procedures for classroom observation were tabled Morse said that she hopes this will be untabled at the first Senate meeting this fall. Lima said she was concerned about giving Faculty enough time to see it. She suggested that after going to the Committee, the measure should appear on FACULTY-L.

Dahl suggested that the Executive Committee could agree that the motion would automatically go on the agenda, and thus we will automatically authorize to circulate this motion.

Lima asked how many new members were on Faculty Affairs; Morse was not sure yet.

Dahl commended an excellent job by an extremely hard-working Committee in the preceding academic year.

Old Business

There was no old business.

New Business

Morse said that several members of the Executive Committee would not be able to meet next week because of NCATE’s visit to the School of Education. Showers said we should consider the meeting canceled unless we hear from him.

Adjournment

Showers adjourned the meeting at 1.27PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Graham N Drake

College Senate Secretary

Announcements

Call for Nominations: Chancellor’s Awards and Distinguished Ranks


Nominations are now being accepted from the College community-- faculty, students and staff-- for the following awards and ranks:


Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service
Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Librarianship

Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities
Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service

Distinguished Teaching Professor
Distinguished Service Professor
Distinguished Professor
Distinguished Librarian

These nominations should consist of a one to two page letter specifically describing the nominee's qualifications for the award or rank. Nominations for these awards and ranks must be submitted in writing by Friday, October 13, 2006 to David Granger, College Senate Vice Chair, School of Education, South Hall 200. Nominees will be requested to submit a vita, letters of recommendation, and other pertinent information shortly after the close of nominations.

Information about the criteria for each award and rank is available from David Granger and is available at: /senate/awards_ranks.


If you have any questions, please contact David Granger at extension 5394, or by e-mail at granger@geneseo.edu.

Calls for Nominations for Committee on Nominations, Faculty Personnel Committee, and University Faculty Senator


Nominations are being accepted for three positions on the Committee on Nominations to replace Cristina Geiger (Chemistry), Kristina Hannam (Biology), and Koomi Kim (Education). Newly-elected members’ terms will be December 1, 2006 through November 30, 2008. Sue Ann Brainard (Library), Jani Lewis (Biology) and Bill Gohlman (History) are the continuing members of the Committee on Nominations.


Nominations are being accepted for four positions on the Committee on Faculty Personnel (a,k,a, the College Personnel Committee) to replace Rosemarie Chierici (Anthropology), Jeff Over (Geological Sciences), Robert Owens (Communicative Disorders and Sciences), and Gary Towsley (Mathematics). Newly-elected members’ terms will be December 1, 2006 through November 30, 2008. Ron Herzman (English), Don Marozas (Education) and Dan Strang (Business), are the continuing members of the Committee on Faculty Personnel.

The Committee on Nominations is also soliciting candidates for University Faculty Senator. Bill Gohlman's term as UFS expires on May 31, 2007. The newly-elected Senator will serve three years from June 1, 2007 to May 31, 2010.

Nominations for any of the above positions should be sent to Bill Gohlman (gohlman@geneseo.edu, 245-5735), Chair, or other members of the Committee on Nominations.

Deadlines for Professional Leave Requests

September 15, 2006: Deadline for applicants to submit Sabbatical Leave Requests to departments for the 2007-2008 Academic Year

October 15, 2006: Departments submit recommendations of 2007-2008 Sabbatical Leave Requests to Provost for review by Professional Leave Review Committee

November 15, 2006: Professional Leave Review Committee submits recommendations of the 2007-2008 Sabbatical Leave Requests to Provost

December 2, 2006: Provost submits recommendations of 2007-2008 Sabbatical Leave Requests to President’s Office

Due dates which fall on a weekend shall automatically be effective the following Monday.

In accordance with the Constitution, the Professional Leave Review Committee is charged with publishing the criteria by which they evaluate applications—

“Sabbatical leave proposals are evaluated on the following criteria: clarity of presentation of proposed objectives (including schedule and planned outcomes), potential contribution of the project to the teaching or professional stature, necessity of leave, and evidence of productivity in prior leaves or ongoing scholarly activity. See the Guidelines for the Submission of Proposals for Sabbatical Leaves for further detail and clarification.”

The Guidelines for Submission of Proposals for Sabbatical Leaves and Sabbatical Leave Application can be found under “Forms” on the Office of the Provost’s web site.

Eligibility: Academic employees having continuing appointments and college administrative officers not in a negotiating unit established pursuant to Article XIV of the Civil Service Law who have completed at least six consecutive years of service within the University or who, if they previously have had a sabbatical leave, have completed at least six consecutive years of service within the University from the date of return from their last sabbatical leave, shall be eligible for sabbatical leave. (The State University of New York Policies of the Board of Trustees · 2001, Article XIII, Title E, §3)

From the Chair:

2006-2007 College Senate Meeting Schedule

All meetings are held in Newton 204 and begin at 4:00.

2006

September 26

October 17 (Preceded by the All College Meeting at which the Committee on Nominations will report)
November 14
December 5

2007

February 6

February 27 (Preceded by the All College Meeting)

March 20

April 24

Senate Bulletin Mailing List

Any member of the College Community may receive an individual copy of the College Senate Bulletin. If you would like to receive a copy please send your name as you like it to appear on the mailing label and your campus address to Jen Perry at Perryj@geneseo.edu, phone 5531.

Senate Web Site Reminder

Please note that past bulletins, curriculum proposal forms, information on the Chancellor's Excellence Awards, Senate Membership information, links to the University Faculty Senate page, and the Constitution are all available online on the Senate's webpage: http://www.geneseo.edu/~senate

College Senate Committees

I would like to very much thank Jane Morse, Ed Wallace, Susan Salmon, and Denise Scott for agreeing to chair the committees. The membership of the Senate Committees as of September 19, 2006 is as follows:


Position

Name


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE




Chair

Showers, Dennis

School Of Education


Vice-Chair

Granger, David

School Of Education


Secretary

Drake, Graham

English


Treasurer

Mapes, Kathleen

History


Past Chair

Lima, Maria

English


President

Dahl, Christopher



Provost

Conway-Turner, Katherine



UCC - Chair




Policy - Chair

Wallace, Ed

At Large: Over 6 Years


GAC - Chair

Salmon, Susan

School Of Education


SAC - Chair

Scott, Denise

Dept Senator - Sociology


FAC - Chair

Morse, Jane

At Large: Over 6 Years


University Faculty Senator

Gohlman, William

History


Vice President, Student Association

Magan, Jarah

SA VP

Committee on Undergraduate (Undergraduate Affairs) Curricula



Teaching Faculty & Chair*




Administrative Faculty

Coloccia, Rick

Comp. & Info Tech


Administrative Faculty

Fearn, Betty

AOP


Teaching Faculty**

Brainard, Sue Ann

At Large: Over 6 Years


Teaching Faculty

Case, Patrice

At Large: Over 6 Years


Teaching Faculty

Doggett, Rob

Dept Senator -English


Teaching Faculty

Greco, Nancy

Dept Senator - Library


Teaching Faculty

Leary, Chris

At Large: Over 6 Years


Teaching Faculty

Owens, Bob

Dept Senator - CDSC


Teaching Faculty

Shin, Christian

Dept Senator-Computer Science


Teaching Faculty

Stolee, Margaret

At Large: Over 6 Years


Teaching Faculty

Towsley, Gary

Dept Senator - Mathematics


Teaching Faculty

Weibel, Anneliese

Dept Senator - SOTA


Teaching Faculty

Zipp, Louise

At Large: 1-6 Years


Undergraduate Student***

Chester, Jared



Undergraduate Student

Hinman, Katie


Committee on Undergraduate Academic Policies, Core, and Review



Teaching Faculty & Chair

Wallace, Ed

At Large: Over 6 Years


Administrative Faculty

Dolce, Joe

Admin Sen - Academic Affairs


Administrative Faculty

Haley,John

Admin Sen-Admin & Finance


Teaching Faculty**

Aagesen, David

Dept Senator - Geography


Teaching Faculty

Gillin, Ed

At Large: Over 6 Years


Teaching Faculty

Giorgis, Scott

Dept Senator -Geological Sci.


Teaching Faculty

Herman, Andrew

Dept Senator-Communication


Teaching Faculty

O'Biein, Leigh

School Of Education

+

Teaching Faculty

Robertson, David

At Large: 1-6 Years

+

Teaching Faculty

Rowley, Cristina

Dept Senator - Foreign Lang.

+

Teaching Faculty

Zhiming Zhao

Dept Senator-Anthropology

+

Teaching Faculty

DeZarn, Dan

Dept Senator-SOTA


Undergraduate Student***

See, Brendan



Undergraduate Student

Weber, Cory


Committee on Graduate Academic Affairs




Teaching Faculty & Chair

Salmon, Susan

Depart Sen- Education


Administrative Faculty

Bennett, Brian

Coll. Rel. & Dev


Teaching Faculty**

Alam, Ian

Depart Sen- Business


Teaching Faculty

Belyakov, Irene

Dept Sen-English


Teaching Faculty

Eisenberg, Anne

Dept Sen-Sociology


Teaching Faculty

Garrity, Colleen

At Large: 1-6 Years

+

Teaching Faculty

Katz, Jennifer

Dept Sen-Psychology

+

Teaching Faculty

Kim, Koomi

Dept Sen-Education

+

Teaching Faculty

Mapes, Kathleen

History

+

Teaching Faculty

Pacheco, Paul

At Large: Over 6 Years

+

Teaching Faculty

Schwartz, Sherry

At Large: 1-6 Years

+

Teaching Faculty

Schiffel, Lee

Dept Senator-Business


Graduate Student ****

Griffin, Kelly

Graduate Student


Graduate Student

Owens, Kelly

Graduate Student

Committee on Student Affairs




Teaching Faculty & Chair

Scott, Denise

Dept Senator - Sociology


Administrative Faculty

Matthews, Chip

Coll. Union & Activities


Administrative Faculty

Nolan, Melissa

Res Life


Teaching Faculty**

Argentieri, Liz

Library


Teaching Faculty

Hannam, Kristi

Biology


Teaching Faculty

Harrison, William

English


Teaching Faculty

Klotz, Marilyn

Political Science


Teaching Faculty

Mackenzie, Doug

CDSC


Teaching Faculty

Pitcher, Kate

At Large: 1-6 Years


Teaching Faculty

Scott, Denise

Sociology


Teaching Faculty

Williams, Jim

At Large: Over 6 Years


Undergraduate Student***

Bagel, Michael



Undergraduate Student

Einsenstein, Matt



Undergraduate Student

Nociolo, Julie



Graduate Student

Chirico, Heather


Committee on Faculty Affairs




Teaching Faculty & Chair

Morse, Jane

At Large: Over 6 Years


Administrative Faculty

Colòn, Betsy

Admin Sen - Admin & Finance


Teaching Faculty**

Bosch, Sid

At Large: Over 6 Years


Teaching Faculty

Gu, Anthony

At Large: Over 6 Years


Teaching Faculty

Levy, David

Dept Senator-Philosophy


Teaching Faculty

Lovett, Janice

Dept Senator-Biology


Teaching Faculty

MacLean, Paul

At Large: Over 6 Years


Teaching Faculty

McKinght, Ruel

Dept Senator-Chemistry


Teaching Faculty

McLean, James

Dept Senator-Physics


Teaching Faculty

Stanley, Amy

Dept Senator-SOTA


Teaching Faculty

Zhang, Yu

Dept Senator-Communication


Teaching Faculty

Zook, Joan

Dept Senator-Psychology


Undergraduate Student***

Olodort, Jeffrey



Undergraduate Student

Youhess, David



Minutes of the Research Council meeting of September 8th, 2006

Present: Doug Anderson, Anne Baldwin, Doug Baldwin, Sue Crilly, Ted Everett, Chris Leary, Jani Lewis, Michael Lynch, James McLean, Michael Oberg, Paul Pacheco, Jason Sabel, Denise Scott, and Kazu Yokoyama.

Meeting was called to order at 3:30 pm.

1) The meeting began by introducing and welcoming to the Research Council our three new faculty representatives, Leary, Lynch and Oberg, and the new Director of Sponsored Research, Anne Baldwin. Introductions were followed with a brief review of where the Research Council left off in May. Helen Thomas will continue her grant writing visits this fall, beginning with a scheduled meeting with the Biology Department. Jani Lewis (Biology) will serve as the Vice Chair for 2006-2007 and will assume the Chair position of Research Council for 2007-2008.

2) Paul Pacheco then addressed the two major issues facing the Council to begin the academic year. The first issue is the problem created by a recent shortfall in the funding for the Faculty Travel grants in the first cycle of 2006-2007 (relating to applications for summer travel from May 2006). As a result of this shortfall, some qualified faculty members were denied funding. While Provost Conway-Turner has generously provided funds that cover the shortfall, there still remains a problem with the Council procedures for handling situations like this. Formally addressing these procedures is a significant item of business for this academic year.

The second issue facing the Council concerns the way Article X reads in the Constitution of the Faculty of SUNY Geneseo. Changes to this article, which govern the structure and procedures of the Research Council, were apparently made in 2000 to reflect our current operation and configuration. However, these changes are not reflected on the Senate webpage link to the Constitution, which still contains the original language that set-up the Research Council in 1991. Likewise, we now face an issue of confusion surrounding our non-voting and ex-officio members. Consent was asked to form an ad-hoc subcommittee to recommend changes to Article X of the Constitution which can be presented to the Faculty Affairs Sub-Committee. Doug Baldwin, James McLean, Paul Pacheco, and Anne Baldwin will serve on the ad-hoc subcommittee and will report back to the Research Council at the next meeting.

3) Discussion of Faculty Travel grant policies: The Research Council recommended that a portion of the money provided by the Provost be used to retroactively fund those faculty members who were denied funding during the summer cycle, even thought they were qualified. The rest of the money from the Provost will be spread across the two remaining cycles for 2006-2007, providing us with funding levels better off than in previous years. Discussion then moved to how to handle the situation of a shortfall if it arises again. There was a general consensus that the Research Council should follow a policy based on equity that does not attempt to weigh the importance of conferences/exhibits/performances in the different disciplines. Chris Leary pointed out, however, that many faculty members may not be interested in receiving partial funding during a cycle with a shortfall, which is the kind of policy advocated by a philosophy based on equity. Some of the ideas that were discussed to address how to avoid partial funding included prioritizing based on 1) length of time elapsed since last travel grant, 2) tenure status, with priority given to untenured faculty members, and 3) asking faculty members on the travel grant form whether or not they would be willing to accept partial funding, with the idea that accepting no funding in one cycle would prioritize them in a later cycle. Ultimately, a consensus emerged to make no changes to current policy until the beginning of the 2007-2008 academic year (i.e. beginning with applications for summer travel in May 2007). This decision treats all applications during this academic year the same way, plus it allows the Council two semesters to arrive at a decision concerning future policy and procedures.

4) Discussion of Summer Student Fellowships: Kazu Yokoyama brought a request from the Chemistry Department asking for increased funding of summer student fellowships. There is currently money available for three $2500 fellowships for summer 2007. Sue Crilly agreed to ask the Central Council to increase funds for these fellowships with the goal of matching any increase with money from the Geneseo Foundation. Everyone agreed that increasing the levels of student funding available across the board (i.e. for Undergraduate Research/Travel and Student Assistantships) was a worthy goal, despite the tight budgetary climate.

5) Anne Baldwin brought the issue of Export Controls to the attention of the Research Council. She expects that the College will be implementing a policy that all faculty and staff members with international travel plans to notify the Office of Sponsored Research that she can discuss their documents, data storage devices, student assistants, etc. before traveling abroad. Sponsored Research will work with the Research Foundation to make sure regulations concerning the inadvertent transfer of technology, which were created by the Department of Homeland Security, are followed. Stiff penalties are now in place that extends from the faculty members to campus administrators if export control laws are violated, and certain foreign countries have much more stringent restrictions. Regulations apply to both international travel and to restrictions on foreign nationals visiting the campus. Anne will draft a preliminary memo to all faculty and staff, have it approved by the Provost and then send it out.

6) Research Council Subcommittees for 2006-2007

Undergraduate Research: convened by Sue Crilly (Geneseo Foundation)
Paul Pacheco
Doug Baldwin
Denise Scott
Michael Lynch
student representatives from Central Council (not yet announced)

Faculty Travel: convened by Anne Baldwin (Director of Sponsored Research)
Jani Lewis
Kazu Yokoyama
James McClean
Doug Anderson

Faculty Research: convened by Anne Baldwin (Director of Sponsored Research)
Michael Rozalski
Michael Oberg
Chris Leary
Ted Everett

Meeting adjourned at 4:40pm.

Respectfully submitted, Paul Pacheco (Chair)

Report of Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

2005-06

In the 2005-06 academic year, the UCC met six times to discuss curriculum proposals. The workload was slightly higher this year than in the previous one because it was the year to revise and update the Undergraduate Bulletin. In addition, a larger number than usual departments revised their programs.

The UCC reviewed the following:

New Courses 23

Revised Courses 52

Deleted Courses 20

New Programs 0

Revised Programs 15

Deleted Programs 5

All of these proposals passed UCC and both readings of Senate.

UCC members this past year were hard working, dedicated, and responsible – I think we had a great committee! It was an honor to work with such fine colleagues and students, and I appreciate having had this opportunity.

Respectfully submitted,

Meg Stolee

UCC Chair, 2005-06

Report of the College Personnel Committee

2005-2006

TO: Dennis Showers

College Senate Chair

FROM: Gary Towsley

Chair, 2005-2006 College Personnel Committee

DATE: September 19, 2006

SUBJECT: 2005-2006 Annual Report

The College Personnel Committee consisted of Professors R. Chierici, R. Herzman, D. Marozas, R. Owens, J. Over, D. Strang, and G. Towsley. During 2005-2006 the Committee considered candidates for continuing appointment, and promotion. The Committee’s recommendations were as follows:

The Committee considered nine candidates for continuing appointment and recommended the following:

Christopher Annala, ­ School of Business

Jeff Johannes, ­ Mathematics

Michael Lynch, ­ Psychology

Douglas MacKenzie, ­ Communicative Disorders and Sciences

Kathleen Mapes, ­ History

David Robertson, ­ Geography

Sherry Schwartz, ­ School of Education

Amy Sheldon, ­ Geological Sciences

The Committee considered ten candidates for promotion to Associate Professor and recommended the following:

Christopher Annala, ­ School of Business

Jeff Johannes, ­ Mathematics

Kathleen Mapes, ­ History

David Robertson, ­ Geography

Sherry Schwartz, ­ School of Education

The Committee considered six candidates for promotion to Professor and recommended the following:

Nadar Asgary, ­ School of Business

Carlo Filice, ­ Philosophy

Steven Kirsh, ­ Psychology

Michael Oberg, ­ History

Wendy Pogozelski, Chemistry