|Bulletin 18 |
Pages 580 - 589
18 February 2000
|581||Last Call for Nominations for Senate Officers and Senators at Large|
|581||Next Senate Meeting|
|581||Upcoming Committee Meetings|
|582||Outline of the SOFI Forum, Part 2|
|Messages from Chair|
|583||New Senator at Large|
|583||New Student Senators|
|583||Input sought: Constitutional amendment on FPC elections|
|583-585||University Faculty Senator's Report form January Plenary Session|
|586-588||College Senate (22 February)|
|588-589||Policy Committee (15 February)|
Correspondence: Becky L. Glass, Department of Sociology, Sturges 122C
E-mail: email@example.com Phone: 245-5336
Call for Nominations
Candidates for Spring College Senate Elections
The Committee on Nominations is compiling a slate of candidates for College Senate officers and senators at large. Please suggest candidates for these positions by Monday, February 21 to a member of the Nominations Committee: Jim Allen (Psychology), Randy Bailey (History), Rachel Hall (English), Pat Murphy (Sociology), Wendy Pogozelski (Chemistry), Anne-Marie Reynolds ( SOPA).
Next College Senate Meeting
Tuesday, February 22
4:00 pm, Newton 204
Upcoming Committee Meetings
|Executive Committee||12:45 pm||Mar. 2||South 110|
|Faculty Affairs Comm.||4:00 pm||Mar. 14||South 309|
|Agenda: to discuss the report of Subcommittee on Student Evaluations|
Local Forms: Pros
MESSAGES FROM CHAIR
New Senator at Large
Chi-Ming Tang will serve as a senator-at-large-over-six-years for this term, replacing Patrice Case who is on sabbatical. He will replace Patrice as a member of the Student Affairs Committee. Welcome and thank you, Chi-Ming, for being willing to serve.
Welcome to the following new student senators: Rebecca Bienvenue (Policy), Mary Carney (UCC), Rebecca LaFountain (SAC), Jennifer Pacella (SAC), Laura Stellrecht (SAC), and Carrie Thomas (SAC). Thank you for your willingness to serve!
Constitutional Amendment for Faculty Personnel Committee Elections
The Executive Committee will present a Constitutional amendment from the Committee on Nominatons at the March 7 meeting. The amendment specifies FPC election procedures, and will be voted on during the Spring elections. The wording is printed on pp. 564-565 of the Senate Bulletin. The Executive Committee is currently considering the amendment. Your input is welcomed by the Executive Committee and the Committee on Nominatons.
To: College Senate
From: Ed Wallace, University Faculty Senator
Re: Proceedings of the Plenary Meeting in Buffalo - 28-29 January 2000
Friday, 28 January 2000
King emphasized a need to increase funded research, corporate alliances and alumni support for the system. He has encouraged Provost Salins to raise the goal for the Research Initiative from $800 milli0n to $1 billion, in effect doubling funding in the last 5 years.
King also indicated that he is committed to helping the SUNY Health Science Centers solve the financial problems they have experienced with their affiliated teaching hospitals.
The Provost's Office is in the process of implementing SUNY Connect, an electronic library system wide.
The SUNY Learning Network is in operation enrolling roughly 10,000 students in about 500 courses.
Salins had several comments concerning the General Education policy that the trustees are implementing. Campus programs are due in the Provost's office within the next month. Salins will make the final decision. Partial implementation may occur if an entire program is not approved. Freshmen that enroll in fall 2000 will be required to complete the Gen. Ed. Requirement for graduation. Community Colleges will be required to provide at least 21 hours of the Gen. Ed. Requirements to students pursuing and AA/AS. The remaining hours would then be completed at a four-year campus. Some Gen. Ed. Courses may be available over SUNY Learning Network. Salins has taken the position that courses imported via distance learning must be adopted by the receiving campus. Salins also indicated that eventually there may be a common numbering system across campuses for core courses. Most senators felt that this idea should be closely monitored.
Call to Order
Adoption of Agenda
Approval of the Minutes of the Previous Meeting
(7 December, Bulletin pp.531-540)
|Chair's Report||B. Glass|
|President's Report|| |
| ||Report on Governor's Budget||K. Levison, in C. Dahl's absence|
|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|
Second Readings (A motion will be made to present these in packages by depts.)
|Course Deletion:||Econ 261 Legal Environment of the Economy (course content remains under Mgmt 261) (p. 482)|
|Course Revision:||Change prerequisite for Mgmt 390 Strategic Management (p. 483)|
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|Revision of Major Program:||International Relations Major (pp. 484-488)|
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|Several Departments|| |
|Deletion of courses not offered for five years:||(All on p. 489) |
Bio 205 Principles of Evolution
| ||Intd 206 Discovery of Language|
| ||Intd 287 Comparative Labor Studies|
| ||Mgmt 282 Public Events Management|
| ||Mgmt 335 Consumer Behavior|
| ||Mgmt 336 Marketing Channels & Logistics|
| ||Mgmt 351 Operations Research|
| ||Mgmt 380 Business Research Methods|
| ||Plsc 321 Politics of Advanced Societies|
| ||Plsc 339 Problems of American Political Thought|
| ||Wrtg 100 Process of Writing|
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|New Course:||Socl 285 Sociology of Sex & Gender Diversity |
|Course Deletion:||Socl 221 Field Project on Social Inequality (p. 503)|
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|Revision of Minor Program:||Environmental Studies (pp. 504-507) |
Add Biol 311 Plant Taxonomy to third-level electives
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|Revision of Major Program:||Delete Computer Science requirements (pp. 508-511)|
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|Course Deletions:||Hist 238 European Social History of 19th & 20th Centuries (p. 512)|
| ||Hist. 256 Youth in Early America (p. 512)|
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|School of Performing Arts|| |
|Course Revision:||Danc 265 Dance Ensemble (p. 513) |
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|New Course:||Phys 314 Fluid Mechanics (pp. 514-517)|
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|Revision of Minor Program:||Linguistics Minor (pp. 518-522)|
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|Undergraduate Academic Policies, Core, and Review||B. Gohlman|
|Graduate Academic Affairs|| ||Judy Bushnell|
|Faculty Affairs||N. Schiavetti|
|Student Affairs||E. Crosby|
Members present: Keith Barnes, Rebecca Bienvenue, Charlie Freeman, Ed Gillen,Bill Gohlman (Chair), Savi Iyer, Steve Kirsh,Sonja Landes, Janice Lovett, Joyce Miller, Jeff Over, Emily Spilman, Don Watt
Guest: Tom Greenfield
The meeting was called to order at 4:08 p.m. by Chair Gohlman.
The first order of business was a request from the Executive Committee to consider the current text of the Constitutional Amendment regarding the Faculty Personnel Committee Election protocols. The committee discussed several places in the amendment which were considered ambiguous or imprecise and suggested changes to be forwarded to the Executive Committee.
The second order of business was the consideration of the proposal from the General Education Committee recommending a foreign language requirement to be added to the Graduation requirements. Dean Greenfield was available to answer questions. D. Watt asked for clarification of the institutional costs of implementing such a requirement. The Dean shared estimates of the number of incoming students who would be able to waive the requirement based on their high school curricula versus the number who would require one or more semesters of college foreign language instruction. The estimate
for language course sections would be between 15 and 20 sections per semester. D. Watt then asked whether 4 years of high school language was the level of proficiency which should be expected from a Geneseo graduate. It was not the preferred level but it was the minimum level. S. Iyer asked whether students would receive credit or a waiver for the high school language. The students would have the requirement waived. J. Lovett asked
about the discrepancy between the level of proficiency which students with four years of high school language show when they are placed following completion of the Foreign Language Placement Exam and the requirement for proficiency through 202. Since few students with four years of language place higher than 201, isn't waiving the requirement inaccurate? Having more language was only seen to benefit students. She then asked what would happen to the projected need for faculty as guidance counselors recognized
the advantage of completing the fourth year of language before entering Geneseo and advised more students in that direction. If demand decreased, foreign language faculty would be able to participate in other areas, e.g. the Humanities program as is currently the situation. E. Gillen asked if whether the reverse could hold for people in the foreign languages who now teach in the Humanities, could they become exclusively teaching in foreign languages. D. Watt suggested specifically hiring persons who could switch
to other areas, comparative literature or international studies, in case projected student numbers go down. S. Iyer asked whether any courses could count towards another General Education requirement, for example Multicultural, as a way to decrease the loss of free electives for students who may need up to 12 hours of foreign language. B. Gohlman said that Foreign Language is considering some "creative" ways to complete the requirement. D. Watt asked about student perceptions of the proposal. Dean Greenfield said there had been no time yet for student forums or discussion in the Lamron. K. Barnes asked whther this would be an addition to the current requirements or a substitution. It would be an addition. He commented that Gen. Ed. requirements seem to always reduce the number of electives. Dean Greenfield replied that in this case it was the Board of Trustees who appeared to be distrustful of student's ability to graduate
with a balanced curriculum. E. Spilman and S. Iyer asked what was the minimum requirement requested by the Trustees. The minimum would be 3 yrs. high school or 1 semester college. D. Watt asked whether positions would come from existing lines or new lines. That was unknown but the positions would be phased in. S. Iyer asked what other school's language requirements were. Schools which did have a requirement usually had at least two semesters although four semesters was at the high end. Brockport is
proposing the same level as us. The Trustees are asking for graduates in 2004 and beyond to have completed some foreign language proficiency requirement.
Discussion was ended and the proposal was voted on: yea - 9, nay -2, abstain - 0. The proposal passed.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:08 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,Janice A. Lovett