M E M O R A N D U M

 

 

DATE:            June 14, 2002

 

TO:                 Kathy Bowman

                        Faculty Senate Secretary

 

FROM:           Mary Ann Swain

                        Chair, Academic Computing and Educational Technology Committee

 

SUBJECT:       ANNUAL REPORT

 

 

Committee Activities

·        The committee viewed a demonstration of Blackboard to gain knowledge of computer use and support of instruction.

·        The committee reviewed the long-range information technology strategic plan, and heard a report on the progress made over the last five years under the plan.  The committee appointed a planning subcommittee to begin the bi-annual revision of the plan.

·        The committee reviewed progress toward recommendations previously made by the Instruction and Research subcommittee.  One of the recommendations was for establishment of a research productivity facility that would allow faculty 24-hour, unsupervised access to specified publication and graphics software.  A temporary facility has been established in the Computing Center building.

·        The committee held a general discussion and the Instructional Technology Subcommittee is working to inform subsequent work of the committee in faculty development needs in computing and other technologies.

·        The committee reviewed the University’s Acceptable [Computer and Network] Use policy, and appointed the Acceptable Use Subcommittee to further review, and as necessary, make recommendations for revision of the AUP.  The subcommittee revised the AUP and has returned it for review by the general committee.

 

 

·The committee held a discussion of the Computer Center’s strategic plan and progress made.  Mark Reed will incorporate feedback into a revision of their strategic plan he is drafting.  (Mark … please confirm this)Follow-up was taken on what information and computing support is needed for achieving a level of federally-sponsored research at $25 million or more  (Mark … what additional steps have been taken?)

·A general discussion was held to inform subsequent work of the committee in faculty development needs in computing and other technologies

Computer Use Subcommittee

·Committee reviewed and drafted a new policy.  This is still under revision and review.  (Mark … Is this true?)

 


 

ACET Committee Members are as follows:

 

Mary Ann Swain, Chair

Jonathan Biggers

Al Dekin

Tony Ferrara

Kanad Ghose

Wayne Jones

Mark Reed

 

Instruction and Research Subcommittee

Manoj Agarwal

Christopher Anderson

Jonathan Biggers

Al Dekin

Steven Dickman

Kanad Ghose

Richard Pastore

Stephen Gilje

 

Educational Technology Subcommittee

Wayne Jones, Chair

David Anderson

Elizabeth Brown

Jeff Donahue

Zhongfei Zhang

 

Long-Range Planning Subcommittee

Mark Reed, Chair

David Anderson

Beth Brown

Jonathan Biggers

Al Dekin

Dick McCarthy

Jim Wolf

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To:          Faculty Senate

 

From:      Donald Quataert

 

Date:       17 September 2002

 

Subject:  Report on activities of Ad Hoc Committee on 9/11 and its Aftermath

 

 

Formed at the request of the Faculty Senate the committee first spent some energies constituting itself in a manner that represented the various political constituencies of the faculty.    While this consumed considerable time, the outcome was worthwhile and satisfactory.  The committee also worked diligently on its statement of purpose which included serving as a publicity clearinghouse for others giving public presentations connected to the events of 9/11.  The committee set up an efficient means of publicizing events.

 

On this foundation, the committee began its activities in earnest.

 

We helped publicize perhaps six presentations in the Fall/Spring of last

year In addition, the committee sponsored a workshop in March 14, on the topic of fundamentalism and modernity.  Speakers were Professor Norman Stillman, Richard Antoun and Don Weiss.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Donald Quataert, Chairperson

Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Committee on 9/11 and its Aftermath

 

Committee members:      Allan Arkush

                           John Arthur

                           Reinhard Bernbeck (now resigned from committee)

                           Mark Blumler

                           Sharon Bryant

                           Ricardo Laremont          

                           Susan Lewis

                           Safia Mohsen (now resigned from committee)

                           David Payne

                           Donald Quataert

                            Barbara Reganspan (now resigned from committee)

                           Dara Silberstein

                           Don Weiss

 

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Annual Report of the Faculty Senate

Intercollegiate Athletics Committee

2001-2002

 

The Intercollegiate Athletics Committee was reactivated during the spring semester. The committee was actually constituted at the end of April. An organizational meeting was held on May 14th. The main purpose of this meeting was to outline requests for information from the administration regarding impact of division I athletics on the academic programs at the University. Also, the committee decided that it was appropriate to request information concerning the financial impact of the program.

 

The composition of the committee is four faculty with vote drawn from various schools plus the Faculty Representative to the NCAA without vote; 2 undergraduate students (1 female, 1 male) with vote designated by the Student Association; 1 graduate student teaching assistant with vote designated by the Graduate Student Organization; Director of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics ex officio without vote; 1 individual designated by the Vice President for Student Affairs without vote.

 

 

Members of the committee include:

Frank Cardullo (Chair), Mechanical Engineering

Frank Newman, English

Joel Thirer, Director - Health, Physical Education and Athletics

Dennis Lasser, IAB representative, Management

Jim Stark, Art

Dan McCormack, Student Affairs

Jian Wang, Physics

Two undergraduate students - vacant

Graduate student/TA – vacant

 

Submitted by Frank Cardullo, Chair

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                                                        Faculty Senate Budget Review Committee

                                                                     Annual Report, 2001-2002

 

The goal of the Budget Review Committee for the past year was to work with administrative officers of Binghamton University to generate a presentation of expenditures which would cover all principal sources of funding for the institution.  The purpose was to move beyond the outdated concentration on state funds alone and to include expenditures made from such revenue sources as Income Fund Reimbursable, the SUNY Research Foundation, and the Binghamton University Foundation.  The following documents indicate that this goal has, in substantial measure, been achieved in the past year.

The attached documents begin with a flow chart illustrating basic steps in the current campus budget process.  This quite correctly does not show formal participation from the Faculty Senate Budget Review Committee.  This is because the BRC has for several years now been unable to fulfill its principal constitutional mandate, namely, Ato review on a regular basis all institutional budgets ... prior to implementing campus budgetary policies.@  This is due largely to the fact that SUNY campuses no longer submit a formal budget proposal to SUNY prior to its allocation of funds.  The BRC is currently exploring ways to become involved in budgetary planning at Binghamton University prior to expenditure.  Such involvement depends on restructuring the current process.

After the flow chart comes a summary of fiscal controls explaining different sources of funds and how they are controlled.  This is included in order to comprehend the following table AComparison of Expenditures: All Funds.@   This is a high-level summary structured to facilitate comparison between fiscal year 2000-2001 and fiscal year 2001-2002.  It should be noted that the first line Astate purpose@ is based on a legislative appropriation which combines state taxes and tuition as revenue sources.  These funds are made available to Binghamton University on the basis of SUNY=s budget allocation process, itself driven largely by a formula based on enrollment in different disciplines and at different levels and external funds raised for academic and research purposes.  It should further be noted that together state funds represent only about 60 % of the funds expended by Binghamton University. 

Thereafter is a series of documents which pertain only to fiscal year 2000-2001.  These provide tables and matching graphics with the following breakdowns: 1) expenditures by each vice-president; 2) expenditures by the Provost (vice-president of academic affairs); 3) expenditures by the vice-president of administration.  Together this set of documents constitutes a new framework for presenting an >all-funds= budget to the Faculty Senate.  The committee would not have been able to reach this stage without much assistance from those members who are part of the campus administration: Tony Ferrara (Vice-President for Administration); Jim Van Voorst (Assistant Vice-President for Administration and head of the Budget Office); Mary Ann Swain (Provost) and Michael McGoff (Vice-Provost for Planning and Budget).  It is anticipated that a similar presentation of funds expended in fiscal year 2001-2002 will be available by December 1, 2002.  That information will then be forwarded to members of the Faculty Senate.

The BRC welcomes comments on the new presentation format contained herein.  There is, for example, no breakdown of expenditures below the level of colleges.  Nor is expenditure on faculty lines or special programs, whether academic or not, the subject of reporting.  Nonetheless, faculty members are free to use the Oracle system to determine precise spending on supplies and equipment, speakers= fees or travel by different departments, a level of detail which is unsuitable for the BRC.  Thus, the BRC continues to discuss how much reporting is enough reporting and how much is too much. This discussion will be completed in the current academic year.  The result should be a complete reporting framework to serve as the basis for comparing serial data in the future, starting with 2000-2001.

 

Howard G. Brown

Chairman

Faculty Senate Budget Review Committee

 

Faculty Members: George Catalano, Peter Knuepfer, Dennis Lasser, George McKee, Timothy Schum, Gale Spencer, Robert White; Student Member: Corey Wu

 

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Committee on Committee Report to the Faculty Senate, May 2002

 

In November, 2001, Randy McGuire, Chair of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, asked Paul Steidlmeier to fill in for Gerry Kadish as Chair of the Committee on Committees and to fill vacancies in the Committee.

 

Committee membership had declined and so it was filled out. As of November 2001 there were six faculty on the committee: 

 

A)    Terms expiring in May 2002: 1) Theresa Grabo (Nursing), Gary Truce (Phys. Ed), and Paul Steidlmeier (SOM).

 

B)    Terms expiring in May 2003:  1) Alice Mitchell (Harpur), 2) Al Dekin (Harpur), and 3) Don Brister (Library)

 

The Committee on Committees met on November 28, 2001 and February 27, 2002 to divide up the work in filling out committee membership. All other business was conducted by email through the Chair interacting with committee members and with Faculty Senate officers. Minutes are on file with Kathy Bowman in the Faculty Senate Office.

 

At the request of the Chair and the committee members, Kathy Bowman compiled updated tables of 1) Faculty Senate Committees and 2) Other University Committees. These charts have an integrating feature, which is lists on one table are in an easily usable format and include all of the following information items. There are separate columns for committee composition, chair, faculty terms whose terms end in 2002, faculty whose terms end in 2003, any other current vacancies, any current volunteers for the committees, and any notes on special requirements. These tables are on file and continually updated by Kathy Bowman.

 

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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE CONVOCATIONS COMMITTEE

2001-2002

 

 

 Committee Members:

          Gary Truce, Chair

          David Hagerbaumer

          Maureen White

          Tammy Taraszkiewicz

          Sharon Bryant

          Karen Barzman

 Student Representatives:

          Paul Harrison

          Piyali Dutta

          Coral Gee

 

 

Due to schedule conflicts, two of the professional employees were unable to attend our meetings and they expressed their sincere regrets.  They were Sharon Bryant and Karen Barzman.

 

The Committee acted on the following requests for funding:

1. The Creative Writing Conference - Graduate Student Organization -- $1000.00 allocated.

2. Museums and the Challenges of Curating in the 21st Century - Art History Department -- $500.00 allocated.

3. The New England Spiritual Ensemble -The Department of Music -- $1500.00 allocated.

4. The Second Annual Human Development Conference- The School of Education and Human Development -- $500.00 allocated.

5. Michael Eric Dyson, Keynote speaker for the Black History Month - The Black Student Union -- $2000.00 allocated.

6. Civic Engagement in Argentina: From the Human Rights Movement to the Cacerolazos - Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies Program -- $300.00 allocated.

7. Lecture and Film by Oscar Winner Barbara Trent - Graduate Student Organization -- $750.00 allocated.

8. Muslim Student Association Banquet and Speakers - Muslim Student Association -- $1000.00 allocated.

9. From Cell Blocks to City Blocks - Off Campus College Meeting --$1000.00 allocated.

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COMMITTEE ON THE UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENT

ANNUAL REPORT 2001-2002

 

            The Committee held about 7 meetings this year.  Active members included Anne Clark, Colleen Hailey, Ralph Miller, Peter Knuepfer, Julian Shepherd, James Stark (faculty members), Nancy Lamberty (professional staff), Jeffrey Bohner (undergraduate student), John Rayburn (graduate student), Michael McGoff and Pearse Murray (ex officio staff members).  Kelly Donovan (Environmental Health and Safety) was invited and attended.

 

            Major issues this year included (1) plans for the new residential unit on campus, (2) review of other construction proposals on campus, (3) pesticide and salt use on campus, (4) maintenance of the Nature Preserve.

 

1.       New Residential Units.  At several points, CUE reviewed the plans for the new residential complex being constructed between College-in-the-Woods and Hinman College.  Plans for the area to be cut were modified to keep intact the older forest behind CIW, and erosion control measures were reviewed. Advice was given to the Physical Plant on measures to reduce the noise pollution of the Nature Preserve likely to come from the new buildings.  These included recommendations for plantings along the Connector Road and the request to keep the height of the buildings as low as possible by excavating beneath them.

 

2. Other Construction Proposals.   Plans were reviewed for (1) a new ramp down from the Susquehanna Community to Lot M , (2) a forced-flow sewer from the new Field House cutting through the woods east of the West Gym, (3) a new facility for OCC Transport, and (4) plantings around the new Union.

 

3. Pesticide and Salt Use on Campus.  CUE received and reviewed the annual proposal for pesticide use from the Physical Plant. The University's policy on use of salt for ice removal from roads and footways was reviewed in response to complaints that this policy was not being followed.  Representatives from the Physical Plant affirmed that this policy would be reviewed next year.

 

4. Maintenance of the Natural Areas and the Nature Preserve,  CUE approved activities by the Friends of the Nature Preserve which included construction of a new trail and a shrubland maintenance program just north of the ditch along the eastern end of the Marsh Trail.

 

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Annual Report: Faculty Senate EOP Committee

June 3, 2002

 

Members: Jane Connor (chair),

 

This committee met several times each semester, approximately once a month.  Since Dr. Pogue, the director of EOP, was new to the BU campus this year, a certain amount of time was spent with the committee learning about Dr. Pogue’s perceptions, goals and hopes for the EOP program as well as Dr. Pogue learning about some of the committee’s perspectives and concerns. 

 

A number of concerns were discussed that emerged from the minority report of the sub-committee evaluating the EOP summer program in Spring, 2001.  Dr. Pogue outlined how he planned to address these concerns by taking a direct role in the selection and training of staff himself.

 

Some other concerns regarding the academic component of the summer program were touched upon, but no clear consensus was attained.  There was also insufficient time to address the issue of transition from the summer program to the regular academic year program.  These topics will be re-visited in the Fall. 

 

Dr. Pogue reported on the ongoing concerns regarding funding levels and maintaining adequate staffing.  The decrease in both the number of students attending the summer program and the length of this program was regretfully noted.

 

 

Committee members:    Don Blake

                                    Lucinda Bratini

                                    Masha Britten

                                    Cheryl Brown

                                    Sharon Bryant

                                    Jane Connor, Chair

                                    Tiffany Folks

                                    Paul Harrison

                                    Margaret Iwobi

                                    Sasha Lewis

                                    Michael McGoff

                                    Francine Montemurro

                                    James Pogue

                                    Kelvin Santiago

                                    H. Stephen Straight

 

 

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Faculty Senate Evaluation Coordinating Committee

Annual Report

2001-2002

 

 

The committee had one major item of business this past year. That was to perform a faculty evaluation of Dr. Thomas Kowalik, Director of Continuing Education and Summer Programs. This was done at the request of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee. It involved the distribution of a questionnaire to all faculty and the analysis of the results. It was completed and the report submitted in early May of 2002.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

John Chaffee

Chair

 

Committee Members:        John Affleck

                                      C. Beth Burch

                                      John Chaffee, Chair

                                      Richard Eckert

                                      David Hanson

                                      Tom Kremer

                                      Debi Mishra

                                      Blenda Smith

1 vacancy from Library

 

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INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC BOARD

2001 –2002 Annual Report

 

            The Intercollegiate Athletic Board met four times during the 2001-2002 academic year.  As is customary the athletic director and his staff kept the board abreast on the progress of the athletic teams, recruiting of athletes and coaches, on facilities management and improvements particularly with regard to the field house, the operating budget and team performances.  

The committee spent much of the Spring term discussing a long term budgeting plan for the program.  After a great deal of discussion and consideration the committee decided to recommend to the president a $10/semester increase in the athletic fee per year for the five years from the 2003-04 through the 2007-08 academic years. A summary of the meetings held throughout the year follows.

 

 IAB meeting 12/5/01:   New members were given a brief history of the IAB. Joel Thirer gave an update on fall sports activities stating that we are now firmly entrenched in Division I athletics. There was also a report on academic performance. Thirteen of the seventeen teams maintained team averages of 3.0 or better. 32% of the athletes carried GPA’s of 3.50  

 

IAB meeting 3/12/02:   The fall Academic performance update of the athletes was reported to be consistent with the prior year. The overall GPA was 3.02. There were 63 student athletes on the honor roll and 37 with GPA’s over 3.5.  It was also reported the excellent progress is being made on the field house with the hope of it being operational by the 2003-04 basketball season. The committee also began a discussion of the long range funding plan for the athletic program.   

 

IAB meeting 4/05/02:   The primary focus of the meeting was to discuss the long range funding plan in conjunction with the student athletic fee. It was noted that Binghamton’s athletic fee is currently the lowest among the four SUNY Centers and is even lower than some of the SUNY Division III schools.  The IAB decided to get more input and call for a vote at the next meeting

 

IAB meeting  4/25/01:  Tony Ferraro was at the meeting to describe the fee structure that is in place for the University. The ensuing discussion was on how much of an athletic fee increase seemed given the funding plan for the next five years. After much discussion a proposal was brought forward to recommend to the President that the Athletic fee be raised $10/ semester yearly for the academic years from 2003-2004 through 2007-2008. That would bring the fee to $200/semester for the 2007-2008 academic year from a level of $150/ semester starting 2002-2003. After further discussion the motion carried unanimously by the attending board members.

 

 

Matt Bassett, Associate Director of Athletics (ex officio without vote)

Mary Beth Lennox, Asst. Director of Athletics (ex officio without vote)

Jordan Allen, student male athlete (2001-2002)

Neil Rose, Alumnus (2000-2002)

Paul Harrison, President Student Association (ex officio) (2001-02)

L. Savidge, student female athletic rep (1999-2000)

Dennis Lasser, SOM, Faculty rep to the NCAA (Chair) (ex officio)

Steve Dickman, Geology (2001-03)

Leslie Haywood, English (2001-03)

Sarah Carpenter, student female athletic rep (2001-2002)

Adam Weissberg, Financial Vice President, Student Association (ex officio)

Steve De Luca, student at-large rep (2000-2001)

Norman Spear, Psychology (2001-03)

Roger Summers, Vice President for Student Affairs (ex officio)

Joel Thirer, Director, PERA (ex officio without vote)

Sandra Michael, Biology (2001-2003)

Jill Seymour, SEHD (2001-2003)


 

Faculty Senate Library Committee [5/9/02]

 

            The Committee met in the Fall and Spring terms to review library matters:

           

On January 2, 2002 the Binghamton University Libraries began using a new on-line catalog, locally named “Bearcat” (the Ex Libris Aleph 500 System).  Binghamton was one of five pilot sites and the first University Center to implement it.  This system is part of the “SUNYConnect” multiyear project to create a virtual library for the entire State University of New York education system (http://www.sunyconnect.suny.edu/).   Information about the Binghamton University Libraries is available on-line at http://library.lib.binghamton.edu/.

 

At the time of the April meeting, the N.Y. State Budget was not yet available. There has been a 10% increase in electronic access costs and a 9-10% increase in periodicals. Because of the electronic availability of some traditional library items such as multiple copies of newspapers, encyclopedias, certain reference materials, the library staff has determined that some of these materials can be cancelled for the next purchasing year.  There exist vacant clerical positions.  Staffing may become more of an issue than the collections budget in the near future.

 

In the Fall, Jeanne Eichelberger, Head of Special Collections, and Yvonne Delgato, University Archivist, met with the Committee to report about the status of the University and Faculty Archives.   The Archives was formally constituted in 2000 and the University Archivist hired.  Copies of the “University Archives Policy” and of the “Faculty Publications Collection Policy” were distributed to members of the Committee.  

 

Three members of the Faculty Senate Library Committee are on the Search Committee for the New Director.  Various aspects of the matter of a new director were discussed at the April meeting. 

 

On behalf of all the constituents of the Binghamton University Community, who have benefited so much from Eleanor Heishman’s work and leadership, the members wished Eleanor the very best in her new endeavors.

 

Members of Faculty Senate Library Committee, Fall 2001-Spring 2002:

 

Beth Burch, School of Education and Human Development

Charles Burroughs, Director, CEMERS

Pamela Stewart Fahs, Decker School of Nursing

Salvador Fajardo, Romance Languages and Literature

Eleanor Heishman, Director of Libraries

Michael McGoff, Vice Provost, Academic Affairs

Rachelle Moore, Collaborative Librarian

Charles Nelson, Physics, Library Committee Chair

 

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M E M O R A N D U M

 

Date:               10 September, 2002    

 

To:                  Faculty Senate

 

From:              Sandra D. Michael

                        Chair, Professional Standards Committee

 

Subject:           01/02 Annual Report

 

 

 

The Committee received one case towards the close of the 2002 spring semester.  The Committee will continue to review the case during the 2002 fall semester. 

 

CC:  Committee Members:  Professors Arieh Ullmann (Management), John Vestal        (Theatre), Miguel Arcones (Mathematics), Rosemarie LaValva (Romance Languages), Sandra Michael (Biological Sciences)

 

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REPORT OF THE BYLAWS REVIEW COMMITTEE

Academic Year 2001-2002

 

 

 

The committee completed the process, begun the previous year, of updating the Faculty Bylaws.  Wording has been updated.  Inconsistencies have, we hope, been eliminated. We checked to see that revisions passed by the faculty were included and appropriately worded.

 

We recommended to the Faculty Senate Executive Committee that the "updated/corrected" version of the By-laws be considered the current official version and that it be put on the web. 

 

No other action was taken by the committee.

 

                           David Lee Hanson

                           Chairperson 

 

Other committee members:     Ed Burns

                                  Theresa Grabo

                                  Wayne Jones

                                  Rosmarie Morewedge

                                  David Payne

                                  Ann Stahl

 

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 Report of the Faculty Senate

University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

2001-2002

 

 

In 2001-02, the UUCC continued its normal work certifying courses to meet General Education requirements. We also continued our efforts to increase the seats available in courses meeting two requirements:  1) oral communication and 2) pluralism courses for those who did not fulfill the US history component of the pluralism requirement prior to enrolling at Binghamton. For example, we held a workshop for the campus on the O requirement in January.


       In addition, we presented proposals, which the Senate accepted, 1) to stiffen the foreign language requirement and 2) to subject transfer students to the General Education requirements that have applied to entering freshmen since Fall 2000.

Committee Members:  Don Blake

Andrew Cohen

Richard Eckert, co-chair
         Wayne Jones
         Donna Lahti
         Rosamaria LaValva
         Stanley Masters, co-chair
         Colleen Reardon
         Eunice Roe
         Jacqueline Rubin
         Blenda Smith
         Stephen Straight
         Anna Tan-Wilson

 

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M E M O R A N D U M

 

To:                  Faculty Senate

From:              Educational Policy and Priorities Committee

Alvin P. Vos, Chair, Fall 2001

Peter L.K. Knuepfer, Chair, Spring 2002

Date:               16 August 2002

Subject:           Report for 2001-2002.

 

The Committee met twice during the fall semester and eleven times during the spring semester.  Most of the committee=s work centered on assessment (building on reports of the EPPC=s subcommittee on assessment) and a student academic honesty code (building on a report by EPPC=s subcommittee on academic honesty).  The EPPC wishes to thank Prof. Susan Strehle, chair, and the members of the assessment subcommittee, and Prof. John Frazier, chair, and the members of the academic honesty subcommittee, for their extraordinary hard work in developing these reports and recommendations.  The committee=s accomplishments on these two issues were:

1.  Reviewed and revised the recommendations of the subcommittee on assessment for presentation to the FSEC and Faculty Senate.  Following approval of the broad outline of assessment of general education by the Senate, EPPC developed a set of more specific implementation guidelines, which were subsequently forwarded to the Executive Committee and Senate for action.

2.  Reviewed and revised the recommendations of the subcommittee on academic honesty.  A final set of recommendations will be forwarded to the Executive Committee at the beginning of Fall semester.

 

In addition, the Committee considered a broad range of additional issues. These items were discussed and resolved as follows:

 

1.  Discussed implications of the report from the National Survey of Student Engagement for university academic policies.

2.  Met with Elizabeth Carter, director of the Discovery Program, to explore the relationship between the program and the committee.  Ms. Carter updated the committee on the development of the academic elements of the Discovery Program.

3.  Met with the Harpur College Educational Planning and Policies Committee to discuss recommending a change in the course drop deadline.  The Committees concurred that a change is advisable.  The Faculty Senate EPPC decided to await action by the Harpur committee before making specific recommendations for a University-wide change.

4.  Worked on formalizing a set of guidelines for the approval of new degree programs and departments.  This was not finalized due to the amount of effort needed to complete work on assessment and academic honesty; a report should be ready for the Executive Committee early in the Fall 2002 semester.

Two proposals for new degree programsBone for a B.S. in Bioengineering and one for a M.A. in Social WorkBas well as a proposal for a Department of Bioengineering reached the committee too late in the Spring for action.  These will be on the committee=s agenda at the beginning of the Fall 2002 semester.


Committee membership, 2001-2002

Alvin Vos, Dept. of English, General Literature, and Rhetoric; Chair, Fall 2001

Peter Knuepfer, Dept. of Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies; Chair, Spring 2002

Frank Cardullo, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

Jeanne Eichelberger, Library

Kenneth Greene, Dept. of Economics

Harold Lewis, Dept. of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering

Julian Shepherd, Dept. of Biological Sciences

Andy Aujla, Student Association AVP

1 graduate student vacancy

Provost Mary Ann Swain, ex officio

Assoc. Provost H. Stephen Straight, ex officio