College Senate Bulletin

State University of New York at Geneseo

College of Arts and Sciences


Correspondence to Dennis Showers, School of Education, South 222C,, 245-5264

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




Bulletin No. 7

Pages 93--97

April 20, 2010


Topic                                                                                 Page

College Senate Meeting Agenda for 27 April 2010              93

Minutes, Research Council, 17 February 2010                     95

Minutes, Student Affairs, 13 April 2010                                96

Corrections, HIST 112 and MATH 382                                  97


Agenda for Senate Meeting on 27 April 2010

Call to Order

Adoption of the Agenda

Adoption of the Minutes


Senate Reports

President Christopher Dahl

Provost Carol Long

Chair Dennis Showers

Vice Chair Chris Leary

Past-Chair David Granger

Treasurer Gregg Hartvigsen

University Faculty Senator Maria Lima

Vice President, Student Assoc. Nicholas Kaasik


Reports of the Standing Committees of the Senate

Undergraduate Curricula Robert Owens

Second Reading

New Course (Found in CSB #6, pp. 80-81)

BIOL 335, Foundations of Biochemistry

COMN 203, Professional Public Speaking

ECON 383 Thinking Strategically, An Introduction to Game Theory

HIST 113, World History II

INTD 201, Leadership: (Subtitle)

MATH 382, Introduction to Wavelets and Their Application

MGMT 383, Thinking Strategically: An Introduction to Game Theory

Course Revision (Found in CSB #6, pp. 81-82)

COMN 253, Media Advertising

COMN 353, Advertising as Social Communication

COMN 368, Research in Media and Cultural Studies

COMN 379, Communication: Integrated Applications

COMN 380, Communication Research

GEOG 371, Synoptic Climatology

GEOG 382, Climate Change and Variability

Program Revision (Found in CSB #6, p. 83)

B.A. in Communication: Intercultural and Critical Studies

B.A. in Communication: Journalism and Media

B.A. in Communication: Personal and Professional Communication

B.A. in Communication: Minimum competencies revised.

B.A. in International Relations


Undergraduate Policies Leigh O’Brien

Second Reading

Motion on Pass/Fail Policy (CSB 6, p. 85)


Graduate Academic Affairs Susan Salmon

Second Reading

New Program: (CSB #6, p. 86)

Combined Degree Program (BA/MAT) in Adolescence Social Studies Education
New Courses (CSB #6, pp. 86-88)

EDUC 480 - Multicultural Perspectives in Children and Youth
CURR 509 - Methods and Materials in English
EDUC 463 - International Field Experience: Early Childhood, Childhood, and Adolescence Education
INTD 530 - Teaching of Economics
INTD 531 - Teaching of Geography and Global Studies
INTD 532 - Teaching of American History and Politics
CURR 503 - Strategies for Social Studies Education
EDUC 505 - Social Studies Learning Lab

Student Affairs Justin Behrend

Faculty Affairs James Bearden


Old Business

New Business




Minutes, Research Council

17 February 2010


Present: Chris Leary, Michael Lynch, Lori Bernard, Kazu Yokoyama, Denise Scott, Doug Baldwin, Paul Pacheco, Michael Rozalski, Anne Baldwin

Guests: Betsy Colón, David Parfitt

Summer Faculty Fellowships:

  1. Presidential Summer Scholarships:

    1. Need budget and activity timeline from one applicant before funding.

    2. Remaining applications approved.

  2. Geneseo Foundation Fellowships:

    1. Two applications were approved.

  3. Roemer Summer Faculty Fellowship:

    1. Based on rankings, one application was chosen for the Romer award.

Small number of applications for Summer Faculty Fellowships and the most recent round of faculty Incentive Grants and Research Development Awards resulted in surplus funds:

  1. Council discussed possible reasons for small number of applications.

  2. Council discussed whether to re-task $8,000 surplus. Possibilities to include professional development activities, course release for writing/submitting grant proposal, saving money for next year.

  3. Discussed different expectations/values that departments have/place on research activities and explicit purpose of the Research Council.

  4. Agreed to complete needs survey of faculty. Information from this survey could help Council identify areas of faculty need where additional support could be beneficial.

  5. Chris Leary motioned to save $8,000 for next year. Paul Pacheco seconded. Approved by RC.

Travel Grants: Travel sub-committee asked the Council to consider changing funding levels

  1. Discussed possibility of increasing reimbursement for trips to some locations (e.g., Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico).

  2. Michael Lynch motioned that potential travel reimbursements to Mexico and Hawaii to be increased from $800 to $1,000 beginning with the May 2010 round. Doug Baldwin seconded. The motion was approved by the Council.

  3. Chris Leary volunteered to do analysis of travel data for possible modification of travel funding limits to other “long-distance” locations.

Responsible Conduct of Research Training:

  1. NSF has required that the campus develop a policy for research training.

  2. Doug Baldwin raised concern that "Supplemental Training" must be documented and this may decrease such training. Suggested that some of the "required" terminology be changed to "recommended" or "suggested."

  3. Anne Baldwin will make the requested changes and share them with the Research Council.

National CUR Meeting in June:

  1. Conference promotes high-impact activities for students.

  2. The college will be submitting a proposal to the conference in Ogden, Utah.

Future of Research Council:

  1. Anne Baldwin will ask for Strategic Planning Group response to the final report of the Task Force on a Center for Collaborative Research.

  2. Michael Lynch asked us to rethink the priorities of the RC.

  3. Next agenda to include possible "expansion" of the RC, per Paul Pacheco's thoughts. RC will discuss this prior to filling available seats.

Future Meeting Dates:

  1. Michael Lynch will offer possible dates/times in the near future.


Respectfully submitted,


Michael Rozalski

Vice Chair


Minutes, SAC Meeting

13 April 2010


Present: Justin Behrend, Amanda Barbarello, Tyler Ocon, Cheryl Kreutter, Patrick Rault, Victoria Farmer, Chi-Ming Tang, Charles Matthews, Marilyn Klotz, Andrew Herman, Atsushi Tajima, Cristina Geiger


Justin Behrend opened the meeting at 4:00 p.m.

  1. Chair’s Report

    1. The board drafted a resolution in favor of the Higher Education and Reform Act

    2. SOFI evaluation has begun:

      1. A committee has been formed to investigate

      2. Full task force will begin next fall

    3. Issue raised by SOTA faculty member

      1. Student performance has been scheduled during final’s week

      2. SAC discussion

        1. This has been discussed in the past but was not resolved

        2. There is no existing policy that states there should be no programming during after study days

        3. There is some “folklore” that exists saying there should not be any performances

        4. Many try to follow the spirit of this unspoken “goal”

        5. Interest in preserving “stress relief” events during exam week

      3. Recommend addressing the issue next year:

        1. There needs to be clarification regarding whether this is connected to a class, how “voluntary” this is, the involvement of any faculty member, how this is impacting the involved students, how this may impact students not directly involved in the event

          1. Important to think about the wording of any policy to allow for flexibility within some clear guidelines


  1. Other topics for next year’s committee to consider

    1. Medical Amnesty Proposal

      1. Continue the process to focus more on a proactive initiatives

        1. Looking at more education options

        2. Looking at concept of restorative justice within the code of conduct process (already being considered by T. Kenney)

    2. Registration issues

      1. There is a committee formed that is reviewing the current process and issues

      2. Questions about overloads and capped courses

      3. SAC can still provide perspective and thoughts

      4. There are also FAC issues to be considered

        1. E.g., how much control does the individual faculty member have over enrollment and the process

      5. Length of drop/add period – how can students make appropriate decisions if class has only met once (if at all)

        1. Why not a five-day drop/add period?


Meeting adjourned at 4:36 p.m.




The Course listed as HIST 111 in CSB #5, page 63 and CSB #6, page 91, should be listed as HIST 112.


The course titled "MATH 382, Introduction to Wavelets and Their Application" on pages 79 and 84 should be "MATH 382, Introduction to Wavelets and Their Applications".