17 September 1999
|29||Calls for Nominations|
|Excellence Awards and Distinguished Ranks|
|First Fall College Senate Meeting Date|
|Upcoming Committee Meetings|
|30||Messages from the Chair|
|Reminder for UCC/GAAC Proposals|
|Welcome to Undergraduate Student Senators|
|30-31||Agenda -- 21 September College Senate Meeting|
|32-36||Executive Committee (10 Sept.)|
|36-58||Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (14 Sept.)|
|59-61||Alphabetical List of 1999-2000 College Senate Membership|
Correspondence: Becky L. Glass, Department of Sociology, Sturges 122C
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 245-5336
CALLS FOR NOMINATIONS
I. Excellence Awards and Distinguished Ranks
Nominations are now being accepted for the following SUNY Ranks
|Distinguished Teaching Professor|
|Distinguished Service Professor|
And for the following Chancellor’s Awards:
|Excellence in Teaching|
|Excellence in Librarianship|
|Excellence in Professional Service|
Nominations for these ranks and awards must be submitted in writing by Monday,
September 20, 1999 to Chris Leary, College Senate Vice Chair, Mathematics Dept.,
South 324D. Confidential nominations should consist of a 1-2 page nomination letter
describing the nominee’s qualifications for the award or rank.
Please see pp. 14-17 of Senate 99-00 Bulletin for a description of the criteria and eligibility for these awards and ranks.
II. Committee on Nominations
Nominations are now being accepted for three positions that will become available on the Committee on Nominations December 1, replacing Ellen Kintz, Dan Repinski, and Patrice Case. Please give your nominations to one of the members of the committee: Kintz, Repinski, Case, Randy Bailey, Wendy Pogozelski, or Anne-Marie Reynolds by September 20, 1999.
An All-College Meeting will be held October 19 to receive the committee’s report and accept nominations from the floor.
First Fall 1999 College Senate Meeting Date
The meeting will be held in Newton 204 and begins at 4:00 pm
Upcoming Committee Meetings
Faculty Affairs Committee will meet Tues, Sept. 28, at 4:00 pm in South 209.
Student Affairs Committee will meet Tues, Sept. 28, at 4:00 pm. Check with Chair Emilye Crosby for location. Dr. Bonfiglio and Rich Farquharson will speak to the committee about Community and Diversity.
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee will meet Tues, Sept. 28, at 4:00 pm in Sturges 112.
MESSAGES FROM THE CHAIR
I'd like to remind all Departments that before they submit undergraduate or graduate curriculum proposals to either UCC or GAAC, one printed copy and one electronic copy of the proposal must be submitted to the Office of the Dean for administrative review. The Dean's Office will respond within seven working days, after which Departments are asked to submit 15 copies of the proposal to Terry Bazzett, UCC Chair, or Judy Bushnell, GAAC Chair.
The Undergraduate Senators for 1999-2000 are:
|Keith Barnes (Policy)||Alexis Henshaw (UCC)|
|Jeszadiah Eisenberg (SAC)||April Kupper (SAC)|
|Sara Emhoff (SAC)||Jacalyn Lee (SAC)|
|Brian Falk (FAC)||Wendy Sander (SAC)|
|Kevin Hahn (UCC)||Veronica Sapio (SAC)|
|Amy Happ (UCC)||Jamie Seymour (Policy)|
|Bethany Haskins (FAC)||Emily Spillman (Policy)|
21 September 1999
4:00 pm, Newton 204
Adoption of Agenda
Approval of the Minutes of the Previous Meetings
(4 May 1999 College Senate, 98-99 Bulletin, pp. 400-402
4 May 1999, 1999-2000 College Senate, 98-99 Bulletin, pp. 403-404)
|President's Report||C. Dahl|
|Provost's Report||B. Dixon|
|Chair's Report||B. Glass|
|Treasurer's Report||M. Mohan|
|University Faculty Senator's Report||J. Bulsys (for E. Wallace on sabbatical)|
|Central Council Report||A. Gridley|
Reports of the Standing Committees
|Undergraduate Curriculum||T. Bazzett|
|New Course:||Biol 334. Biology of Cancer (pp. 38-44 )|
|Communicative Disorders and Sciences|
|New Course:||CDSc 320. Manual Language Systems (pp. 45-50 )|
|New Course:||Educ 365. Cultural Pluralism and Education in the United States (pp. 51-58)|
|Undergraduate Academic Policies, Core, and Review||B. Gohlman|
|Graduate Academic Affairs||Judy Bushnell|
|Faculty Affairs||N. Schiavetti|
|Student Affairs||E. Crosby|
The State Task Force's Recommendations for the Implementation of the Board of Trustees'
|General Education Requirement||B. Dixon|
"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
--Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp, 1977
September 10, 1999
Present: B. Glass, C. Leary, J. Ballard, M. Mohan, A. Gridley, N. Schiavetti, B. Gohlman, J. Bushnell, T. Bazzett, E. Crosby, J. Bulsys, K. Cylke, C. Dahl. Absent: B. Dixon.
Call To Order: Chair B. Glass called the meeting to order at 3:50 pm.
Adoption of Agenda: The agenda was moved, seconded, and approved as printed.
Approval of Minutes: The minutes of the Executive Committee Planning Meeting on August 27, 1999, were approved as printed on pp. 24-27 of College Senate Bulletin #2.
President’s Report (C. Dahl): The President reported on three items:
Chair’s Report (B. Glass):
In discussion of the Old Westbury communication, B. Glass noted that no other information on the issues has been sent to her, but it seems that the absence of an appropriate search committee would be verifiable. A. Gridley asked how helpful it is for our senate simply to support the resolution, and whether there might be more we could do. J. Bulsys noted that the level of support from across the SUNY campuses influences the University Senate response, and from there can influence the actions of the Chancellor. J. Bulsys also asked what precedent we have for supporting resolutions that pertain to one campus. He stated that Joe Flynn (President of University Faculty Senate) has been working on the details of the Old Westbury controversy, but that the topic has not yet come before the University Faculty Senate. B. Gohlman noted that last year’s resolutions regarding the Trustees’ actions originally came from University Faculty Senate, and were then approved by individual campuses. He suggested that time may be important in this case because the Trustees are holding a workshop on September 14. B. Glass noted that she will attend a meeting of Campus Governance Leaders at University Faculty Senate next week, at which the Old Westbury controversy is on the agenda. Other members of the Executive Committee noted that the search for the Old Westbury President apparently violates the Trustees’ own policies for presidential searches, which were written by Trustee DeRussy, Chair of the Trustees’ Academic Standards Committee. In continuing discussion, several members noted that it was unclear why a response from our senate is needed at this time. C. Leary asked whether it was possible for the Trustees to go into "regular session" at their workshop on the 14th, and then to go ahead and approve the candidate. C. Dahl replied that such a course of action might be possible, but was unlikely. J. Bushnell asked that Exec. Comm. members be notified by email if more information comes in. All agreed that we needed to investigate further, but the consensus was that B. Glass (after CGL meeting) or J. Bulsys (as University Senator) should contact the Executive Committee if information they gather at their meetings indicates that our senate should consider a resolution on Sept. 21. B. Glass asked all to watch their emails Sept. 20. She may seek email feedback.
Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service
Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Librarianship
Distinguished Teaching Professor
Distinguished Service Professor
Distinguished LibrarianTreasurer’s Report (M. Mohan): Account balances are $4274.43 in the College Senate Fund; $1069.52 in the Roark Award endowment (principal); and $360.13 in the Roark Award income account. Email solicitation notices will be sent in early October to request donations to be designated for the Senate and/or Roark funds. A printed follow-up request will be sent to those not responding to the email. A work order has been submitted for hanging the new Roark Award plaque in the hallway of the upper level of the College Union (next to the old plaque). M. Mohan requested the help of the Exec. Comm. in bringing to her attention any members of the Geneseo community who are ill or bereaved, so that she can send appropriate greetings. Discussion of the Roark award ensued. Exec. Comm. members voiced general support for rolling over the income portion of the Roark award to the endowment, as part of the effort started several years ago to rebuild the principal. M. Mohan will obtain information from S. DioGuardi on the logistics of doing so. University Faculty Senator’s Report (J. Bulsys): The University Faculty Senate will hold its annual planning conference September 16-18. Chancellor Ryan will be at the conference on Saturday, the 18th.
Central Council (A. Gridley):
Discussion: C. Dahl suggested that the faculty member should begin by seeing the Dean of the College to discuss the issue. Several Exec. Members noted that the specific situation may need more general discussion regarding departments making multi-section courses comparable across sections. B. Gohlman noted that in contract-related disputes, "past practices" are usually enforceable. N. Schiavetti reviewed the definition of "academic freedom," and noted that it was unclear whether this particular instance falls in the realm of a "general issue" for FAC to discuss or an individual concern that should be addressed through administrative channels. K. Cylke suggested that if the faculty member is not being sanctioned by the department, then academic freedom is probably not the issue. If the issue were a more general issue, it might be appropriate for FAC. K. Cylke emphasized that if one faculty member’s academic freedom is violated, the matter is of general interest to all faculty. J. Bulsys agreed, but noted that any grievance should go through administrative channels first. A. Gridley noted that the same advice (to go through appropriate channels) was given to a student who complained last year of suspected retaliation for SOFI remarks. B. Glass summarized the discussion, which points to a recommendation that the faculty member speak to the Dean about the issue.
Policy Committee (B. Gohlman): No report.
Student Affairs (E. Crosby): The committee will meet at 4:00 pm on September 28th (place to be announced). Dr. Bonfiglio and Rich Farquharson will speak to the committee on Community and Diversity issues.
Undergraduate Curriculum (T. Bazzett): The committee will meet next Tuesday (September 14, 1999). Much business is expected this year.
Unfinished Business: B. Glass called for continued discussion of the possible contributions Senate can make to the efforts outlined by the Commission on Diversity and Community.B. Glass shared some notes from a conversation she had with Bob Owens, who chairs the Commission. He is pleased that Senate will be working to contribute to the efforts. C. Dahl will share with Exec. Comm. his written response to the Commission. President Dahl noted some of the problems involved in addressing the commission’s recommendations. First is the need for better data gathering techniques. Second, it is difficult to tie together the efforts of different departments and units of the college. Dahl will include in his report the assignment of responsibilities to specific individuals/committees for meeting goals, for tracking progress toward goals, and for revising goals as needed. In the next year, the Commission will need to focus on determining "how it feels to be Geneseo students or faculty from diverse backgrounds." It is likely that such persons face different requirements, expectations, and supports. The question for Geneseo is how the community can be more welcoming, and what else we can do. E. Crosby noted that faculty from diverse backgrounds often provide different kinds of service or other contributions. The question of how these special services are valued is important. B. Glass agreed that faculty from ethnic minorities, women, and non-heterosexual orientations often "draw" students from such groups seeking advice. The extra time and energy required for these faculty to meet these demands may not be taken into account when questions of retention or continuing appointment arise. B. Gohlman suggested that discussion of these issues continue through future meetings of the Executive Committee. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 4:01 pm.
Joan C. Ballard
Secretary of the College Senate
Sept 14th, 1999
Members Present: S. Bailey, K. Hahn, A. Happ, A. Henshaw, H. Howe, K. Jones, J. Kirkwood, B. Mason, J. Morse, O. Nicodemi, M. Stolee, R. Vasiliev, S. West
Excused: R. Goeckel
Guests: J. Lovett, N. Schiavetti, D. Showers
Chair Terry Bazzett called the meeting to order at 4:08 p.m. Agenda was approved, and next meeting date of 9/28/99 was announced. No previous minutes were available for approval.
I. Course and Program Change Proposals.
A. New Course Proposal, BIOL334 Biology of Cancer - (J. Lovett -representing). S. West questioned a prerequisite of 300 level (BIOL300). Lovett explained BIOL300 acts to "track" a sequence of courses, all of which offer the prerequisite basis for BIOL334. Question was raised as to whether prerequisites for BIOL300 should then also be included in description of BIOL334. Lovett assured the Committee that biology students were aware of all prerequisites for BIOL300 and addition of extra description was not needed. J. Morse suggested that purpose and objectives for the course should be made clearer, perhaps omitting references to student attendance in previous offerings. R. Vasiliev felt for purposes of our Committee this section was adequately written. Committee consensus was reached that no revisions were necessary. Proposal approved unanimously.
As a point of clarity, Morse asked what happens when a single department member is responsible for teaching a course and that department member leaves. S. Bailey noted that in this case the course was dropped from the bulletin.
B. Revision of a Major Program, allow Computer Science requirement to include selection of CSCI 114, 121, 131, 141 in addition to CSCI 104 as currently listed.- (H. Howe -representing). K. Jones noted a lack of justification for proposal. H. Howe offered to speak to this issue; Incoming students often have enough computer science background that CSCI 104 is redundant or too remedial. This proposal offers more flexibility for higher level programming courses. T. Bazzett asked if C- or higher is still required for these proposed courses. S. Bailey noted that the C- is implied in that this is a general requirement in the School of Business major as noted in the Bulletin. O. Nicodemi questioned the selection of CSCI courses noting that CSCI 121 (Fortran) may be considered "outdated" while CSCI 219, which intuitively appeared to be a more applicable course, was not listed. H. Howe noted that courses listed were selected in part based on requirements for CSCI minor often chosen by School of Business majors. S. Bailey also noted that courses proposed all satisfied core requirements, and that this was also part of the selection process. However, revision to CSCI major will exclude CSCI 104 as fulfilling a requirement. In light of these issues it was suggested by M. Stolee that the proposal be tabled until the next meeting, at which time it could be reconsidered with justification of course selection from the School of Business. T. Bazzett and H. Howe offered to forward the concerns of the Committee to the School of Business. Proposal tabled unanimously.
C. New Course Proposal, EDUC 365 - (D. Showers -representing). O. Nicodemi asked for clarification on when the course would be initially offered, noting that the proposal listed Fall 2000 offering as "experimental". D. Showers noted that "experimental" should be deleted from proposal, and that first "real" offering would be Fall 2000. O. Nicodemi then asked if it was the purview of the Committee to address staffing concerns. S. Bailey said "yes" noting that the Committee works in checks and balances with the Dean's office. O. Nicodemi then raised concerns regarding proposal for a new course considering the large number of adjuncts currently used by the School of Education. She also noted that currently offered courses (i.e. INTD 203 & EDUC 203) appear to overlap content with the proposed course. D. Showers noted that currently all courses being offered by EDUC are adequately staffed and that the proposed course represents an upper level elective course that will be offered on a regular basis. He also explained that future program changes (to be dictated by new State regulations) will likely significantly change staffing responsibilities within 3 years. The present proposal is a course that can be staffed currently. State changes will drive future staffing changes. J. Morse also noted that INTD 203 lacks focus on urban diversity that EDUC feels is important. Students have also requested more urban education courses. M. Stolee added that the proposed course will likely satisfy a future requirement for more pluralistic courses. Proposal approved unanimously.
D. New Course Proposal, CDSC 320 - (N. Schiavetti -representing). M. Stolee asked if EDUC students will be taking the course, and if it will be redundant with content of ASL. N. Schiavetti noted that ASL taken by some EDUC students to fulfill language requirement is only used for communication with deaf students. CDSC 320 is designed to introduce students to ALL manual language systems and is structured quite differently from introductory ASL courses. M. Stolee noted that proposal included an "absence policy" and asked if that was acceptable under our guidelines. N. Schiavetti offered to change the requirement to more accurately state that students would not be penalized for missed "days" but rather for missed "quizzes". J. Morse asked if CDSC 320 would be required. N. Schiavetti said "no" but student interest was very high, and previous offerings of this content area had filled sections. S. Bailey pointed out that as proposed, syllabus contained grades of D+, D-, and F, which are not recognized in the Geneseo grading system. N. Schiavetti acknowledged the error and offered a change making grade ranges for D+, D and D- inclusive in a single range for a grade of D. The grade range listed for an F grade will represent the range for an E grade. Proposal approved unanimously.
Meeting was adjourned at 4:54 P.M.