College Senate Bulletin

Bulletin 8
Pages 163 - 179
22 October 1999


Contents


Page

Topic

164 -165

Call for Nominations

 

Supported Professorships

 

Harter Mentoring Award, President's Advising Award, O'Brien Teaching Award

165

Announcements

 

Next College Senate Meeting

 

Upcoming Committee Meetings

166

Nominations for Committee on Nominations

166

Nominations for Faculty Personnel Committee

167

Message from Chair


Fall Elections

167-168

Sample Ballot

168

Updated Membership List of General Education Committee

 

Minutes

169-170

All-College Meeting (19 October)

170-175

Senate Meeting (19 October)

175-178

UCC (7 October)

179

College Senate Membership Structure

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Correspondence: Becky L. Glass, Department of Sociology, Sturges 122C
E-mail: senate@geneseo.edu Phone: 245-5336

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Nominations are now being accepted for two supported professorships:
Lockhart Professor and
Geneseo Foundation Professor
Deadline for nominations is Monday, November 15
See Bulletin p. 149 for details.

 

Nominations are now being accepted for:

Harter Mentoring Award

President's Advising Award

President's Award for Excellence in Part-time Teaching
Deadline
for nominations is Wednesday, December15

Harter Mentoring Award

The Harter Faculty Mentoring Award, endowed by former President Carol Harter and Dr. Michael Harter, recognizes a faculty member whose commitment to teaching goes beyond the classroom to the student's intellectual and/or creative development.

Nomiantions are appropriate for faculty who have done substantial work with students by encouraging research, facilitating scholarly work, and/or creative activities.

President's Award for Excellence in Academic Advising

ELIGIBILITY AND CRITERIA
Must have completed at least three years of continuous service as a full-time member of Geneseo's teaching faculty

Must have completed at least three years of service as a faculty advisor at the college

Must have an advisement load equal to, or greater than, the mean for his/her department

Previous recipients are not eligible within five years of receiving the award.

Positive evidence that the nominee performs superbly in three essential areas of advising:

communicating knowledge of college and program requirements,
communicating knowledge of campus resources,
developing mentoring relationships with advisees

President's Award for Excellence in Part-Time Teaching

Inspired by the teaching contributions of Joseph O'Brien

ELIGIBILITY AND CRITERIA
Must have completed six recent semesters of teaching at the college

Must be teaching during the semester being considered

The criteria used for evaluating nominees are adapted from the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and include:

Superb teaching performance over time
Setting high academic standards for students and helping them attain academic excellence
Commitment to students including accessibility outside of class

Letters of nomination should be addressed to the Campus Awards Selection Committee, c/o the Provost's Office, Erwin 205. Nominees will be contacted and told what supporting documentation to provide.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

College Senate Meetings

November 16
December 7

Both at 4:00 pm, Newton 204

Upcoming Committee Meetings

Executive Committee

Oct. 29

2:45 -4:00 pm

South 110

Faculty Affairs Subcommittee on

 

 

 

Promotion and Continuing Appt.

Oct. 26

4:00 pm

Welles 111

Faculty Affairs Subcommittee on

 

 

 

Student Evaluations

Oct. 26

4:00 pm

South 110

Graduate Academic Affairs Committee

Oct. 26

4:00 pm

Wads 204

Student Affairs Committee

Oct. 26

4:00 pm

Sturges 109

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

Oct. 26

4:00 pm

South 209

 

Memorandum








To: Becky Glass, College Senate Chair
From: Ellen Kintz, Chair of Nominations Committee
Date: October 18, 1999

Subject: Slate of Nominees - Fall 1999 Election
The following is the slate of nominees for the fall elections.

Nominations for the
Committee on Nominations

Name

Dept.

Jim Allen

Psychology

Joaquin Gomez

Foreign Languages

Rachel Hall

English

Tom MacPherson

Art

Barb Mason

SOPA

Pat Murphy

Sociology

Susan Salmon

Education

Nominations for
Faculty Personnel Committee

Name

Dept.

Rank

Kenneth Asher

English

Full

Laura Doan

English

Full

Jonette Lancos

SOPA

Associate

Jan Lovett

Biology

Associate

Thomas MacPherson

Art

Associate

Peter Markulis

Business

Associate

Margaret Matlin

Psychology

Full

Robert O'Donnell

Biology

Full

Hilda Pato

Foreign Languages

Associate

Paul Schacht

English

Associate

Daniel Strang

Business

Full

James Willey

SOPA

Full

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR

Fall Elections

Ballots for electing members to the Committee on Nominations and the Faculty Personnel Committee will be distributed the week of October 25 , and should be returned to department secretaries by November 10.

SAMPLE
Ballot
Fall 1999 Elections

Directions:

  1. Vote for no more than:

  2. three
    nominees for the Committee on Nominations, and

    three nominees for the Faculty Personnel Committee

    Indicate your choices by placing a check mark inside the space ( ) provided next to the candidates of your choice. The names of the candidates are in random order. The numbering next to each candidate's name will be used to facilitate counting votes; it has no other significance.

  3. Place the completed ballot in the envelope marked BALLOT and seal the envelope.
  4. Insert the envelope marked BALLOT into the envelope in which the ballot was delivered.
  5. Seal the envelope in which the ballot was delivered, and sign the outside of the envelope on the SIGNATURE line.
  6. Return the completed ballot in its envelops to your department secretary by Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999.

A College Senate representative will collect the ballots from department secretaries.

ITEM 1: Committee on Nominations (1999-2001 term)

VOTE FOR THREE (3)

1 ( ) Jim Allen

Psychology

2 ( ) Tom MacPherson

Art

3 ( ) Rachel Hall

English

4 ( ) Pat Murphy

Sociology

5 ( ) Susan Salmon

Education

6 ( ) Joaquin Gomez

Foreign Languages

7 ( ) Barb Mason

SOPA

ITEM 2:Faculty Personnel Committee (1999-2001 term)
VOTE FOR THREE (3)

8 ( ) James Willey

SOPA

Full

9 ( ) Jan Lovett

Biology

Associate

10 ( ) Jonette Lancos

SOPA

Associate

11 ( ) Daniel Strang

Business

Full

12 ( ) Thomas MacPherson

Art

Associate

13 ( ) Laura Doan

English

Full

14 ( ) Margaret Matlin

Psychology

Full

15 ( ) Paul Schacht

English

Associate

16 ( ) Hilda Pato

Foreign Languages

Associate

17 ( ) Robert O'Donnell

Biology

Full

18 ( ) Kenneth Asher

English

Full

19 ( ) Peter Markulis

Business

Associate

 

Updated Membership List of General Education Committee

Tom Greenfield (Chair)

Dean of the College

ex officio

Barbara Clarke

Professional Programs

F 98 - S 00

BillGohlman

Humanities

F 99 - S 01

Ellen Kintz

Social Sciences

F 99 - S 01

Olympia Nicodemi

Math/Natural Sci/Computer Sci.

F 98 - S 00

Paul Schact

Former UCC Chair

F 98 - S 00

Jim Willey
(Patrice Case F 99 for sabbatical)

Fine Arts

F 99 - S 01

Pat Seaver

Provost Appointment

 

Sid Bosch

Provost Appointment

F99-S01

Jerry Wrubel

Student & Campus Life

F99-S01

Nick Vlku

Student Representative

F99-S01

Plus Chairs of Core Committees for the purpose of implementing BOT requirements

Minutes of the All College Meeting

October 19, 1999

Call To Order: Chair B. Glass called the meeting to order at 4:05 p.m.

Adoption of Agenda: The agenda was moved, seconded, and approved as printed on
p. 154 of the Senate Bulletin.

Presentation of the Nominees for the Faculty Personnel Committee: E. Kintz, Chair of the Committee on Nominations presented the FPC nominee list developed from department nominations. The nominees are as follows (Full Professors are identified in parentheses):

Kenneth Asher (Full)
Laura Doan (Full)
Jonette Lancos
Jan Lovett
Thomas MacPherson
Peter Markulis
Margaret Matlin (Full)
Robert O’Donnell (Full)
Hilda Pato
Paul Schacht
Daniel Strang (Full)
James Willey (Full)

E. Kintz explained that the Nominations Committee used the procedures developed by last year’s committee on nominations in developing this list of nominees. Specifically, letters were sent during the summer to eligible faculty asking for their willingness to serve on FPC. Follow-up letters were sent to faculty who did not respond to the first mailing. The resulting list was sent to departments, and each department sent a list of four nominees to the Nominating Committee. From the department nominations, the names with the highest number of votes were included on the slate of nominees. In the college-wide elections, three new members will be elected to replace retiring committee members. At least one of the three elected must be a full professor. As suggested in the guidelines for FPC nomination procedures, the list of nominees includes at least three times as many names as the number of positions to be filled. The Nominations Committee experienced a few glitches in the process this year, but hopes to present an amendment to the Constitution next year to outline procedures for future FPC elections.

C. Leary asked why the list of nominees included four times as many names as the number of positions to be filled, rather than three times as many. E. Kintz replied that four persons were tied for the ninth position on the list. Therefore, all were included. B. Glass called for a motion to accept the slate as presented by the Nominations Committee. T. Greenfield moved for approval, E. Gillin seconded the motion, and the motion carried unanimously.

Presentation of the Nominees for the Committee on Nominations: A list of nominees to serve on the Committee on Nominations was presented. The committee consists of six members, three of whom will be replaced in this election. All the persons listed on the slate have agreed to serve if elected. The nominees are:
Jim Allen
Joaquin Gomez
Rachel Hall
Tom MacPherson
Barb Mason
Pat Murphy
Susan Salmon

B. Glass called for additional nominations from the floor. None were offered. J. Over moved approval of the slate of nominees as presented. J. Lovett seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

Adjournment: The All College Meeting was adjourned at 4:12 p.m.

Minutes of the College Senate Meeting

October 19, 1999

Call To Order: Chair B. Glass called the meeting to order at 4:12 p.m.

Adoption of Agenda: The agenda was moved, seconded, and approved as printed on p. 154 of the Senate Bulletin.

Approval of Minutes: The minutes of the Senate Meeting held on September 21, 1999, were approved unanimously as printed on pp. 64-71 of the College Senate Bulletin.

Senate Reports

Chair’s Report (B. Glass): No report.

President’s Report (C. Dahl): No report.

Provost’s Report (B. Dixon): The Provost encouraged faculty to participate in the many activities planned for Cultural Harmony Week. She also reminded faculty of the speaker (James Wilkinson) who will present a talk on Monday afternoon (October 25) in the College Union Ballroom. The subject of the talk is the scholarship of teaching. The Provost also noted that, although the talk will be geared toward faculty, students also are welcome to attend.

Treasurer’s Report (M. Mohan): The College Senate Fund Appeal is in progress, and will be conducted in two phases. In the first, appeal letters have been sent to faculty and professional staff through e-mail lists and the College Senate Bulletin. In the second, a hard-copy appeal letter will be sent to faculty and professional staff who do not respond to the first phase.

University Faculty Senator’s Report (J. Bulsys): The 123rd Plenary Meeting of the University Faculty Senate (UFS) was held at SUNY Potsdam, October 14-16, 1999. J. Bulsys reported on some of the highlights of the Meeting:

  1. Joe Flynn, President of UFS, reported on several items:
  1.  
    1. The Chancellor’s Search Committee is at the stage where they are beginning candidate interviews. Approximately 400 letters were mailed to national leaders in higher education to establish the applicant pool. Partly as an outcome of the Senate’s vote of no confidence in the BOT last spring, the UFS President (Flynn) was appointed to the Search Committee. Flynn said that there is a general effort to be collaborative, and the BOT chair (Thomas Egan) has been very solicitous.
    2. Timing and process continue to be problems in communicating with Systems Administration. For example, a meeting of Provost Salins’ Standards Committee was scheduled in Albany on the same weekend as the UFS Plenary Meeting. It would have been helpful if the Provost could have attended the Plenary.
    3. Flynn also emphasized that the Senate must be aggressive in establishing better relations, and not fall into being simply a bearer of complaints or bad news.
  1. The ongoing issue of the Old Westbury College was discussed. The first topic of concern involves the faulty process used in the presidential search and the final selection of Rev. Butts as the campus president. A second issue involves the process and legal concerns associated with the complex land transfer legislation regarding Old Westbury. UFS will continue to keep SUNY campuses informed by sending copies of the letters and other documents it receives about Old Westbury. J. Flynn will prepare a packet of information to be sent to each campus. Two observations arose from the UFS discussions of this controversy that pertain to all campuses: First, the Old Westbury case is a "worst-case scenario" that must be avoided elsewhere in the future. Second, it is unclear what the role of College Councils or College Foundations may be in matters like the transfer of campus assets (such as the land transfer at Old Westbury). Flynn stated, "There has never been an adequate and formal response to Old Westbury or the Senate resolution" by the Provost or by the Chancellor.
  2. UFS Senators broke into Sector Sessions (for four-year colleges, University Centers, etc.) to share concerns. Two topics of discussion were the impact of the General Education requirements on campuses, and the Graduate Programs Policy recently published by the Provost’s office (of which the UFS was unaware). When the senators returned to full session to report, the patterns of response were as follows: There was considerable confusion about the Graduate Programs Policy, as well as concerns about whether the policy might be a way to eliminate or slim down programs. The representative from SUNY Central stated that it was not a new policy, just an articulation of an old policy. Nevertheless, senators were concerned. With regard to the General Education requirements, the senators from each of the Sector Sessions agreed that they will be difficult to implement because of the lack of resources/funding, as well as because of the tight time constraints (with compliance expected by the Fall of 2000).
  3. UFS heard a presentation by Robert Gosende, of the Chancellor’s staff, on International Education at SUNY. He is the contact person on international programs. A SUNY project is underway to publish a "Great Decisions" handbook on foreign policy and foreign relations. This handbook may be online through the SUNY Learning network within the month. Gosende also spoke about the long-standing relationship that exists between SUNY and Moscow State University for student and faculty exchanges.
  4. A panel discussion was held on the implementation of the General Education requirements. The panelists included faculty from Alfred Tech, Potsdam, Albany, and Buffalo State, who generally agreed on these points:
  1.  
    1. An unfunded mandate is challenging to implement.
    2. The timeline for implementation is a serious obstacle.
    3. The American History and Foreign Language requirements need further clarification.

Panelist Marvin Lahood (Buffalo State College), who also was a member of the Provost’s General Education Task Force, added that the Task Force worked exceptionally well together to provide campuses with autonomy and flexibility in reworking the General Education requirements into 10 skills and 2 competency areas. According to Lahood, however, three important matters were left unresolved:

  1.  
    1. How will the General Education requirement impact upon SUNY-wide mission review and assessment of campuses?
    2. What articulation policies will be necessary across campuses in regard to General Education? (For example, how will Ag/Tech students fit into programs after transfer?)
    3. How can an unfunded mandate be successfully implemented?

The panel reinforced, however, that the General Education requirements should be seen as an opportunity for constructive change, and campuses should address the requirements that way. Nevertheless, UFS and the campuses must energetically address the questions raised.

  1. Two resolutions were approved at the Plenary Meeting:
  1.  
    1. A resolution drafted by the Executive Committee of UFS called for consultation among the campuses on General Education, participation of local governance bodies in any changes to campus General Education requirements, and the use of UFS as a repository of information about General Education programs across SUNY.
    2. A second resolution called upon the Board of Trustees to provide funding and additional time to implement General Education requirements.
  1. One resolution was defeated at the Plenary Meeting. This resolution called for the creation of a SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Activities. The resolution was defeated because the proposed award was thought to duplicate awards already in place.

Central Council (A. Gridley):

  1. The "MidKnight Madness" event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., October 22, 1999, in the Kuhl Gym. The event is a huge pep rally to promote all Fall sports. A. Gridley invited senators to come see students make fools of themselves in events like the "Dizzy Bat race" and "Saran Wrap Race", as well as many other events.
  2. As noted in A. Gridley’s report to Executive Committee last week, one outcome of the Student Senator Retreat was a decision to advertise the work of student senators to the rest of the student body. A. Gridley circulated copies of flyers inviting students to attend the student senator caucuses to voice their opinions. Instructors are asked to announce the open caucuses in classes or at organization meetings, post announcements on their office doors, and help distribute copies to other members of their departments. Anyone who needs flyers should contact A. Gridley.

Reports of the Standing Committees

Undergraduate Curriculum (T. Bazzett): UCC moved for approval of packaging of proposals by department. If approved, such "packaging" would still allow separate discussion of individual proposals in the package. C. Leary seconded the motion, and it was passed unanimously. UCC then moved the following for approval.

Second Readings:

Biology: New Course Proposal for Biol 334, Biology of Cancer, was seconded and approved unanimously as printed on pp.38-44 of the Senate Bulletin.

Communicative Disorders and Sciences: New course proposal for CDSc 320, Manual Language Systems, was seconded and approved unanimously as printed on pp. 45-50 of the Senate Bulletin.

Education: New course proposal for Educ 365, Cultural Pluralism and Education in the United States, was seconded and approved unanimously as printed on pp. 51-58 of the Senate Bulletin.

First Readings:

Interdisciplinary: Revision of the Human Development Minor Program was seconded and approved unanimously as printed on pp. 96-98 of the Senate Bulletin.

Mathematics: The package was seconded and approved unanimously to include the following changes (with Senate Bulletin page numbers in parentheses):

Deletion of Math 367, Problem Seminar in Actuarial Science I (pp. 99);
Deletion of Math 368, Problem Seminar in Actuarial Science II (pp. 99).

Business: The package was seconded and approved unanimously to include the following changes (with Senate Bulletin page numbers in parentheses):

Revision of major program in Accounting by adding CSCI 114, 121, and 131 to the Computer Science requirement (pp.100);

Revision of Econ 230 to new number Econ 320 (pp. 102-104);

Revision of major program in Economics (pp. 102-104);

Revision of major program in School of Business, restricting 300-level courses to majors and minors (pp.105);

Revision of minor program in Economics (pp. 106-107).

Interdisciplinary:

Addition to M/Core of Engl 360 Post-colonial Literature (pp. 111-112) and Plsc 240 Asia in a Global Setting (pp. 113) was moved, seconded, and approved unanimously.

Revision of minor program in Criminal Justice (pp. 114-117) was moved, seconded, and approved unanimously.

Revision of minor program in Modern European Studies (pp. 119-120) was moved, seconded, and approved unanimously.

Psychology: The package was seconded and approved unanimously to include the following changes (with Senate Bulletin page numbers in parentheses):

Deletion of Psyc 345 Sensation and Perception (p. 121);

Deletion of Psyc 252 Advanced Behavioral Research Methods & Statistical Analysis (p. 122);

Course revisions: Changes in prerequisites for a list of 300-level courses that previously required Psyc 252 (p. 123);

New Course Psyc 352 Advanced Research in Psychology: (Subtitle) (pp. 124-135);

New Course Psyc 357 Behavior Genetics (pp. 136-139);

Revision of major program in Psychology (pp. 140-147).

Undergraduate Academic Policies, Core, and Review (B. Gohlman): No report.

Graduate Academic Affairs (J. Bushnell): GAAC will meet next Tuesday, October 26, 1999, at 4:00 p.m. in Wadsworth 204.

Faculty Affairs Committee (N. Schiavetti): No report.

Student Affairs (E. Crosby): SAC will meet next Tuesday, October 26, 1999, at 4:00 p.m.

Unfinished Business

None

New Business

None

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 4:36 p.m., for an astounding total meeting time of 24 minutes.

Respectfully submitted,

Joan C. Ballard
Secretary of the College Senate