M E M O R A N D U M

 

 

TO:                 The Faculty Senate and Voting Faculty

 

FROM:           H. Richard Naslund, Chair

 

SUBJECT:     MEETING ON MAY 5

 

DATE:            April 29, 2009

 

           

            The fourth Faculty Senate meeting of the 2008-2009 academic year will be held on Tuesday, May 5, at 11:45 a.m. in the Susquehanna Room.  The first part of the meeting will be a full faculty meeting in order to present the proposed Faculty Bylaws changes sent to you on April 21 and attached.  The agenda for the Faculty Senate meeting is:

 

1.   Approval of minutes of March 10, 2009 meeting (attached)

 

2.      Announcements/Questions

 

a) Obituary Notice -

·        Almir Alves, visiting assistant professor, Mathematical Sciences Department

·        Li Guo, visiting research scholar, Public Administration Department

·        Allen Ziebur, professor emeritus, Mathematical Sciences Department

 

b) Other announcements

 

3.   Reports

a) Prof. Douglas Summerville, Chair, Faculty Senate Executive Committee, on committee business in spring 2009

b) Prof. Sandra Michael, University Faculty Senator, on University Faculty Senate business

 

 4.   New Business

a) Approval of degree candidates.  Copies of the lists are available for review in the Faculty Senate Office (LS G681) and also will be available at the meeting.

b) Election of 2009-2010 Faculty Senate Procedures Committee.  Pursuant to Article III, Title B, 10.c. of the Faculty Bylaws, the Nominating Committee of the Faculty Senate presents the following slate of nominees:

 

                  Chair – Sara Reiter, School of Management

Vice Chair – Luiza Moreira, Comparative Literature

Secretary – Karen Bromley, School of Education

 

c) Proposed change in guidelines for approval of university-wide courses to allow use of another rubric - ‘CDCI’ (attached)

d) Proposal for PhD in Physics (attached - letter of intent, proposal)

e) Proposal regarding use of SOOT surveys and other forms of course evaluation (attached)