College Senate Bulletin

Bulletin 21  
9 March 2001
 

  Upcoming Meetings



 
 

Date   Room Time
13 March College Senate/All College Meeting Newton 204 4:00 p.m.
27 March  UCC South 209 4:00 p.m.
27 March SAC South 110 4:00 p.m.

 

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Correspondence: Christopher C. Leary, Department of Mathematics, South 324D
E-mail: leary@geneseo.edu Phone: 245-5383
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Contents

Comments from the Chair
Call for Nominations
2000–2001 Richard Roark Award
Erratum
Notification from the President
Thanks
More Thanks
Laptop, Schmaptop
School of Education Proposals
Agendas
All-College Meeting--13 March 2001
College Senate Meeting—13 March 2001
Report from the Nominations Committee 
Minutes
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee--27 February 2001 
HONR 393—Minor Course Revision
HONR 201, HONR 310—Course Deletions
PHIL 397, PHIL 398—Minor Course Revisions
B.A. in Philosophy—Program Revision
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee--6 March 2001
Program Revision—International Relations
Proposed Amendments to the Constitution
Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Sabbatical Leaves 
School of Education Curriculum Proposals, Volume 1
INTD 203—Minor Course Revision
INTD 301 (English)—Major Course Revision
INTD 301 (Science)—Major Course Revision
INTD 302 (English)—Major Course Revision 

 


Comments from the Chair

Call for Nominations

2000–2001 Richard Roark Award


Shortly after Richard Roark's untimely death in 1970, a group of his friends established an award to honor his memory. Richard's friends described him this way: "Richard was a special kind of human being who valued the humane and ethical above all else. He was a scholar and intellectual who treasured learning and especially books with which, he thought, every person could access the accumulated knowledge of all previous civilizations."
 

The Richard Roark Award is given to a graduating senior whose scholarship and community service exemplify the qualities that were so important to Richard. The recipient is given a stipend to purchase books, and the recipient's name will be inscribed on a plaque displayed in the MacVittie College Union. Please submit nominations by April 13 to Chris Leary, Department of Mathematics, South 324D.


Erratum

In the last issue of the Bulletin, I managed to mangle the wording of the resolution that will be presented by the Faculty Affairs Committee at the Senate Meeting of 13 March. The correct version (I hope)) is printed in the Agenda of the Senate Meeting below. My apologies to the members of FAC (who really sweated over the wording of the resolution—and taught me something about the subjunctive tense, as well!)


Notification from the President

I have received a memorandum from Chris Dahl indicating his approval of Senate actions of 20 February 2001.


Thanks

The Senate created an Ad Hoc Committee on Sabbatical Leaves at the end of the 1999-2000 academic year. The convener of that committee, Kurt Cylke, has submitted to me the final draft of the report of his committee. That report is contained in this issue of the Bulletin, beginning on page xxx and it is posted on the Senate web site.

On behalf of the Senate I would like to thank all of the members of that committee for their work and their efforts on behalf of the College. We are in their debt.


More Thanks

At the All-College Meeting on 13 March we will receive the report of the Nominations Committee. I would like to thank the members of that Committee for all of the phone calling and arm twisting that they have done to find the candidates for election. In spite of the fact that Senators and Senate Officers get to read this lovely journal, it is a difficult and somewhat frustrating job to get people to run for Senate. Go figure.


Laptop, Schmaptop

As you are probably aware, there has been a flurry of activity and discussion on the proposed Laptop Initiative. I have invited Steve Padalino to the Senate meeting on 13 March to give a short presentation on the initiative. Although there is no proposal before the Senate at this time, some discussion of the issues would, in my opinion, be appropriate. Be forewarned, however—we have a very full agenda for this meeting and the clock may be an issue.


School of Education Proposals

Careful readers of the minutes of the UCC meetings will see that many, many proposals from the School of Education are making their way through the Committee. Terry Bazzett and I have planned on bringing the entire package of Education proposals before the Senate at the April meeting. The paperwork for these courses will be spread out over the next few issues of the Bulletin.


Agendas

All-College Meeting--13 March 2001

4 p.m.

Newton 204

Agenda

Call to Order

Adoption of the Agenda

Report from the Nominations Committee (Bulletin, p. xxx)

Nominations from the Floor for Senate Offices and Senator at Large

Presentation of Proposed Amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws of the Faculty

Adjournment


College Senate Meeting—13 March 2001

Immediately Following the All College Meeting

Newton 204

 
 

Call to Order

Adoption of Agenda

Approval of the Minutes of the Previous Meeting
(Bulletin pp. 231–236)

Senate Reports
 

  Chair's Report Chris Leary
  President's Report Chris Dahl
  Provost's Report Barbara Dixon
  Treasurer's Report Anne-Marie Reynolds
  Vice-Chair's Report Jan Lovett
  University Faculty Senator's Report Ed Wallace
  Central Council Report Eric Kallin

Reports of the Standing Committees
 
 

  Undergraduate Academic Policies, Core, and Review Committee Ed Gillin

Second Reading: (Passed First Reading at the Senate Meeting of 20 February 2001.)

The Undergraduate Academic Policies, Core, and Review Committee moves to delete the following item from the list of Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree Programs in the Geneseo Undergraduate Bulletin (Undergraduate Bulletin, p. 101):

9. Earn a minimum of 45 semester hours outside the general academic area of fine arts, humanities, natural sciences, or social sciences in which they are majoring. These academic areas are defined below. (Forty two semester hours outside the general academic area are required for students graduating with two majors in the same academic area.)

Second Reading: (Passed First Reading at the Senate Meeting of 20 February 2001.)

The Undergraduate Academic Policies, Core, and Review Committee moves to delete the following paragraph from the Repeat Course Policy in the Geneseo Undergraduate Bulletin (Undergraduate Bulletin, p. 90):

Seniors who receive a D or E in their final semester may petition the instructor(s) and the Dean of the College to retake the final examination. Petitions must be submitted in writing within ten days after the student receives his or her final grades or two weeks after final grades are mailed from the College, whichever comes first. Petitions are approved or denied by the Dean in consultation with the course instructor(s).

Second Reading: (Passed First Reading at the Senate Meeting of 20 February 2001.)

In response to the learning outcomes in U. S. history set forth in the SUNY Board of Trustees Resolution on General Education (1999), the Undergraduate Academic Policies, Core, and Review Committee makes the following proposals:

  1. That Geneseo students shall fulfill the SUNY directives by taking one three-credit course from a published list of appropriate courses;

  2. That at least some courses on this list shall also meet other core or graduation requirements;

  3. That a U.S. History Committee be established with power to review, approve, and forward to the Undergraduate Committee on Curriculum courses submitted by academic departments for inclusion on the published list.

 

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

Terry Bazzett

 

Second Reading (All Passed First Reading at the Senate Meeting of 20 February 2001.)

  • New Course

  • English 215 Understanding Poetry (Bulletin, p. 194)

  • New Course

  • History 155 Politics and Power in the United States (Bulletin, p. 200)

    History 264 Immigration in U.S. History (Bulletin, p. 206)

    History 382 Modern China (Bulletin, p. 209)

  • Minor Course Revision

  • History 161 Issues in American History I (Bulletin, p. 204)

    History 162 Issues in American History II (Bulletin, p. 204)

    History 260 Women in United States History (Bulletin, p. 205)

First Reading

  • Minor Course Revision

  • Honors 393 Honors Thesis (Bulletin, p. 257)

  • Course Deletions

  • Honors 201 Honors Colloquium

    Honors 310 Critical Exposition (Bulletin, p. 258)

  • Minor Course Revisions

  • Philosophy 397 Senior Seminar: Major Problems

    Philosophy 398 Senior Seminar: Major Philosophers (Bulletin, p. 259)

  • Program Revisions

  • B.A. in Philosophy (Bulletin, p. 260)

    International Relations (Bulletin, p. 264)

  • US History Requirement Course Listing (Bulletin, p. 262)

 

Faculty Affairs Committee

Maria Lima

The Faculty Affairs Committee brings the following resolution to the Senate for its consideration:
 

A Resolution of the College Senate of the State University of New York College at Geneseo

Whereas, SUNY Geneseo’s Planning Goal #2 is to "recruit, support, and foster the development of a diverse community of outstanding students, faculty, and staff"; and

Whereas, the development and retention of outstanding faculty are among the chief means by which the College can realize its stated values of academic excellence, innovation, diversity, and tradition; and

Whereas, the College can best develop and retain outstanding faculty when the processes of evaluation and development form an organized, integrated, and comprehensive system;

Resolved, That the College Senate ask the President to appoint a task force (1) to study the existing processes of faculty evaluation and development and (2) to design an organized, integrated, and comprehensive system of faculty evaluation and development.

Resolved, That the Senate ask the President to compose the task force in a way that insures adequate representation of the relevant constituencies of the College involved in faculty evaluation and development, including faculty of various departments, programs, and ranks, and the student body. 

Resolved, That to assist the task force in its work, the Senate recommend the hiring of a professional consultant who will be remunerated by the College. 

Resolved, That the Senate ask the President to incorporate, in his charge to the task force, an obligation to report to the Faculty Affairs Committee of the College Senate twice a year and at the expiration of its appointment. 


 
 
  Student Affairs Committee JeeLoo Liu
  Graduate Affairs Committee Judy Bushnell

 

Presentation on the Laptop Initiative—Steve Padalino

New Business

Adjournment


Report from the Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee reports that the following individuals have agreed to be candidates in the Spring Senate Election:

 

Vice Chair

Terry Bazzett

 

 

Treasurer

Bev Evans

 

Charlie Freeman

 

 

Secretary

Graham Drake

 

 

Senator at Large/ 6 years and under (three to be elected)

Sue Ann Brainard

 

Elizabeth Hall

 

Tse-Ki Hon

 

Lihua Jin

 

Steve Kirsh

 

Beth McCoy

 

Caroline Woidat

 

Joan Zook

 

 

Senator at Large/Over 6 years (seven to be elected)

Bill Cook

 

Ed Gillin

 

Roseann Hartman

 

Jere Holman

 

Mary Jensen

 

Duane McPherson

 

Jane Morse

 

Paul Schacht

 

Ray Spear

 

Gary Towsley

 


Minutes

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee--27 February 2001

Members present: J. Curran, H. Howe, J. Kirkwood, A. Martucci, J. Morse, O. Nicodemi, A. Snyder, M. Stolee

Visitors: S. Bailey, W. Edgar, E. Putman, M.E. Schmidt, D. Showers,

Meeting was called to order by T. Bazzett at 4:03.

A motion for acceptance of the minutes from 11/28/2000 as written was seconded and unanimously approved.

Course Revisions, Courses Deletions and Program Revision (nonSOE).

HONR 393 - Course Revision - Honor Thesis Seminar. After review of the proposal, there was no discussion. The committee voted unanimously in favor of the proposal.

HONR 201 and HONR 310- Course Deletions - After review of the proposal, there was no discussion. The committee voted unanimously in favor of the proposal.

PHIL 397 and PHIL 398 - Course Revision - After review of the proposal, there was no discussion. The committee voted unanimously in favor of the proposal.

B.A. in Philosophy - Program Revision. After review of the proposal, there was no discussion. The committee voted unanimously in favor of the proposal.

Course Revisions, New Course and Program Revision (SOE)

INTD 203 - Course Revision - Social Foundations of American Education. J. Morse explained that this proposal was to simply add additional objectives # 9 & 10. These objectives had been added to more accurately reflect the content of the course and to substantiate content related to the literacy requirement required by new State regulations. O. Nicodemi expressed surprise that, based on the content, the course had not been proposed for the new US History (U) credit. J. Morse responded that the SOE would be proposing this course for U credit to the U Committee in the near future. With no further discussion, the proposal was unanimously approved.

INTD 301 - Course Revision - Topics in Secondary Education- ENGLISH. D. Showers and J. Morse briefly explained the rationale for the proposed revision. S. Bailey noted that the Course Description and Purpose section included information that may not be essential (or appropriate) for a bulletin printing of course description. D. Showers explained that the addition of course Purpose was included in part as information necessary for State evaluation. After some discussion it was decided that Course Description and Course Purpose would be divided into to separate sections, of which, only the Course Description would be included in the College Bulletin. With no further discussion, the proposal was unanimously approved.

INTD 301 - Course Revision - Topics in Secondary Education- SCIENCE. D. Showers and J. Morse briefly explained the rationale for the proposed revision. Several members noted that two prerequisite indicated on the proposal contained incorrect prefixes (EDUC 203 should be INTD 203 and EDUC 205 should be SPED 205). With these editorial changes, the proposal was unanimously approved.

INTD 302 - Course Revision - Methods and Materials in Secondary Education- ENGLISH. D. Showers and J. Morse briefly explained the rationale for the proposed revision. With no discussion, the proposal was unanimously approved.

INTD 302 - Course Revision - Methods and Materials in Secondary Education- FOREIGN LANGUAGE. D. Showers also noted that an addition of co-requisite 320 Workshop in Spanish or French should also be included. Several members noted that one prerequisite indicated on the proposal contained an incorrect prefix (EDUC 203 should be INTD 203). With these editorial changes, the proposal was unanimously approved.

INTD 303 - New Course - Field Experience. D. Showers noted several editorial changes that were needed for Prerequisites and Co-requisites. First, for prerequisites, "Senior standing" was to be changed to "Senior or higher standing". Second, "INTD 301 and INTD 302" was changed to "INTD 301or Foreign Language 320 and INTD 302". A Co-requisite of EDUC 340 and 350 was also added. There was then some discussion about the proposed GPA requirement. S. Bailey reiterated an earlier statement regarding this proposal that requirement of a minimum GPA would require action by the Policy Committee rather than the UCC. D. Showers acknowledged this and noted that a proposal is currently being drafted for Policy Committee regarding this requirement. There was then some discussion by the Committee regarding the usefulness of minimum GPA. M. Stolee asked if SOE had considered proposing a minimum GPA within the Major for their students. S. Bailey responded that it is the "intention" of the college that students maintain a 2.5 GPA within their major. However, there is some contradiction within the bulletin where both 2.5 AND 2.0 are noted as minimum requirements. It was decided that this issue should be referred to the Policy Committee by the SOE in further refinement of their new programs. For the present proposal, all references to minimum GPA requirements for the course were removed so that UCC could act on the proposal. With these editorial changes, the committee unanimously approved the proposal.

Program Revision - Secondary Social Studies - Related Requirements. After review of the proposal, there was no discussion. The committee voted unanimously in favor of the proposal.

Meeting was adjourned at 5:00 P.M.