College Senate Bulletin

State University of New York at Geneseo

College of Arts and Sciences

 

Correspondence to Dennis Showers, School of Education, South 222C, showers@geneseo.edu, 245-5264

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

 

Bulletin No. 1

 

 

 

 

Bulletin No. 1

Pages 1-14

September 17, 2007

 

Contents

Page Topic

2 Agenda: Senate Meeting on September 25, 2007

Minutes of Executive Committee Meeting, September 4, 2007

6 Announcements:

Call for Nominations for Chancellor's Awards & Distinguished Ranks

Calls for Nominations for:

Committee on Nominations

Faculty Personnel Committee

Calls for Nominations for Forthcoming Special Election

University Faculty Senator Alternate

General Education Committee

Professional Leave Review Committee

Deadline for Professional Leave Requests

UCC Forthcoming Meeting

8 From the Chair:

2007-2008 College Senate Meeting Schedule

Senate Bulletin Mailing List

Senate Web Site Reminder

8 College Senate Committees for 2007-08

Executive Committee

Committee on Undergraduate Curriculum

Committee on Undergraduate Academic Policy, Core, and Review

Committee on Graduate Academic Affairs

Committee on Student Affairs

Committee on Faculty Affairs

11 Minutes of the Research Council meeting of September 7, 2007

13 Report of the Faculty Personnel Committee 2006-2007

 

 

 

Agenda for Senate Meeting on September 25th, 2007

Call to Order

Adoption of the Agenda

Adoption of the Minutes of April 24, 2007 (Bulletin #11, page 149-155)

Senate Reports

President Christopher Dahl

Provost Kate Conway-Turner

Chair David Granger

Vice Chair Dennis Showers

Past-Chair Dennis Showers

Treasurer Linda Ware

University Faculty Senator Maria Lima

Vice President, Student Assoc. Jarah Magan

 

Reports of the Standing Committees of the Senate

Undergraduate Curricula Robert Owens

Undergraduate Policies Ed Wallace

Graduate Academic Affairs Susan Salmon

Student Affairs Denise Scott

Faculty Affairs Joan Zook

 

Old Business

New Business

Adjournment

 

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

4 September 2007

 

 

Present: K. Conway-Turner, D. Granger (Chair), T. Holbrook, M. Lima, J. Magan, B. Owens, S. Salmon, D. Scott, D. Showers, E. Wallace, L. Ware, J. Zook

Guest: V. Memani-Sedile

 

Call to Order

 

Chair Granger called the Executive Committee to order at 4:02 pm.

 

Adoption of the Agenda

 

The agenda was approved without corrections or additions.

 

Reports

 

Provost’s Report

 

The Provost introduced her guest, Vuyokazi Memani-Sedile, who is the Executive Director of Finance at the University of South Africa in Pretoria, Gauteng. She is visiting Geneseo not only to see the campus but to gather information about the nature of a university system such as SUNY.

 

Salary Compression: Academic Affairs has been working on this issue during the summer, gathering information to see who is eligible by comparing salaries against CUPA Data. CUPA (College and University Professional Assessment) is an organization that provides salary data every year by discipline, rank and type of institution so that we can see how we compare with comparable institutions. Currently 50% of Geneseo faculty are below the median. It would take approximately $921,000 to bring everyone just to the median. This year, $500,000 has been set aside to help fill the gap, with the hope that the remainder can be set aside for next year to bring everyone to the median. Academic Affairs will then take the list of eligible candidates and look at years in rank and merit, information which is currently being gathered by department chairs. The plan is to have all data in by September, which will allow time for paperwork to be completed so that raises can be seen in November checks. Chairs have until September 10th to get data in. E. Wallace asked if the list of people at or below median is a confidential or is it public knowledge accessible by department members. The Provost responded that the lists are not confidential and can be shared with all department members.

 

The Curriculum Task Force has reconvened and has scheduled a number of open forums for the campus community. These forums will help gain the views of faculty, students and staff regarding the current curriculum. Notification will go out to the campus community with all of the forum dates and requesting participation. The dates are as follows: Sept. 19th, Sept. 26th, Oct. 17th, Oct. 24th, Nov. 28th, and Dec. 5th. All forums will be held in Welles 121 at 1:30 pm.

 

This is a time to bring forth any concerns on general education and how it meshes with program/majors, and any concerns people may want to bring to the task force. Senate members are encouraged to help get the word out.

 

 

Chair’s Report

 

D. Granger presented the idea of having two Senate secretaries--one to do the minutes and the other for jobs such as website updating or correspondence, and other tasks of that sort. In light of the recent difficulty in getting a secretary for the fall, this is certainly something the Senate should consider. Some discussion followed with M. Lima suggesting it be a paid position. B. Owens recalled that some 20 years ago this was the case, and the position included an Executive Committee office. A stumbling block would be finding the financial support for this position(s). If there are any suggestions, comments or ideas among committee members, please let Granger know.

 

The standing committee assignments will be ready very soon, but Granger is still waiting on information from departments as to who their department senators will be. Because of this delay, Granger suggested that a system be put in place where departments have to report to the chair at the end of the spring semester who their senators for the next year will be and their terms. The record keeping on senator terms in various departments is not as accurate as it should be year to year.

 

There needs to be an election for a University Faculty Senator Alternate. Granger will be working on holding the election this fall.

 

We need to find a replacement for Mary McCrank in College Advancement. After a brief discussion, it was suggested and agreed that the office of College Advancement handle this election and let us know of their choice for replacement. (It was subsequently discovered that this, and the election of a replacement for Melissa Nolan, must be handled by Jennifer Perry.)

 

 

Vice-Chair’s Report

 

D. Showers mentioned that notification to nominate people for excellence awards and distinguished ranks went out to all faculty. It is also being sent to student lists. The Lamron will run a half page ad in the first edition about when nominations are due, which is September 28th. Nominations should be sent to D. Showers. Nomination letters need not be elaborate and could simply state who you would like to nominate and for which award or rank.

 

 

Past Chair’s Report

 

D. Showers stated that he’s working on details regarding restructuring the Senate Chair’s term. In meetings with campus governance leaders from other campuses around the system, Showers found that in most cases the chair is a stand alone position, not part of a chair, vice-chair and past-chair sequence. Some campuses have term limits and some do not. One problem with term limits is that you may reach a point where the most qualified person willing to be chair is no longer eligible. A proposal will be presented at a future meeting.

 

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

L. Ware noted that we currently have $518 in the Senate treasury, which is one-third of what we had last year at this time. Ware asked for suggestions on raising money. B. Owens said that the only way we have been able to get money into this account is to send letters to the faculty asking them for their help. These appeals seem to be going out later and later, so maybe an early request might have a better yield.

 

 

University Faculty Senator’s Report

 

M. Lima mentioned that there is an orientation for new University Faculty Senators on October 3rd which she will be attending. The Fall Plenary Meeting is October 25th and 26th at SUNY Cortland.

 

 

Student Association Vice-President’s Report

 

J. Magan noted that the students have four returning senators but have several slots open. She has a student government meeting at 5:00 pm today (Sept. 4), so tonight she should have a complete list of student senators. She also mentioned that she changed the application somewhat so as not to overwhelm students, yet to spark interest in those who would like to serve.

 

 

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Report – No Report

 

 

Policy Committee Report

 

E. Wallace mentioned that due to the times of Executive Committee meetings, there are a few dates that conflict with meetings of the Mathematics Department. Barbara Walker has agreed to sit in for him as the undergraduate policy representative and issue any reports on those dates.

 

 

Graduate Academic Affairs Committee Report – No Report

 

 

Student Affairs Committee Report – No Report

 

 

Faculty Affairs Committee Report – No Report

 

 

Old Business

 

 

New business

 

D. Granger brought up a recent complaint about the faculty-l list concerning politically motivated messages and questioning how efficient the system is at filtering messages. Discussion followed. Since this issue just came to light, the policy will be revisited, and it was suggested that it be followed earnestly. D. Showers will screen the faculty-l list as policy suggests.

 

The following is a request from a faculty member who asked to remain anonymous:

 

REQUEST FOR ACTION BY THE GENESEO SENATE’S FACULTY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE:

 

There has emerged a question about the rules governing confidentiality in meetings on campus concerning personnel matters. Could the Faculty Affairs Committee be charged to investigate:

 

What rules are already in place governing confidential meetings? This should include meetings

about personnel decisions--renewals, continuing appointment, promotions, and merit increases;

evaluating a chair and choosing a new chair; and hiring decisions on the Departmental level, as

well as deliberations of the Faculty Personnel Committee.

 

Are there legal restraints on requiring individuals in a confidential meeting to refrain from

taking notes about the meeting out of that meeting, as well as any discussion of that meeting?

 

What in general are the legal requirements governing confidential meetings on campus?

 

With this information in hand, could the Faculty Affairs Committee be charged to draw up a common set of rules that apply to all confidential meetings on campus, whatever the level?

 

These rules could:

 

a) define a confidential meeting and

 

b) lay out clearly and without ambiguities what restraints are in place to govern the actions of

participants in these meetings and their responsibilities after any such meeting is concluded.

 

This set of rules should be mandated for inclusion in the By-Laws of each academic Department and apply to the Faculty Personnel Committee’s mandate as well.

 

This issue was raised last year and D. Granger asked the person to draw up a statement (above) describing the concern. The suggestion is that the Executive Committee look at the issue of confidentiality both in regard to college policy and also in terms of legal ramifications. This is being presented to the Executive Committee to see if it believes that some or all of this should go to FAC to review this semester. Discussion followed. It was agreed that there should be guidelines and suggestions to take special care that confidential information does not get out. The Provost offered to take the issue to legal counsel and report back to the committee.

 

 

Adjournment – 4:50 pm

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Terry Holbrook

Interim Secretary of the College Senate

Announcements

Call for Nominations: Chancellor’s Awards and Distinguished Ranks


Nominations are now being accepted from the College community-- faculty, students and staff-- for the following awards and ranks:


Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service
Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Librarianship

Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities
Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service

Distinguished Teaching Professor
Distinguished Service Professor
Distinguished Professor
Distinguished Librarian

 

These nominations should consist of a one to two page letter specifically describing the nominee's qualifications for the award or rank. Nominations for these awards and ranks must be submitted in writing by Friday, September 28, 2007 to Dennis Showers, College Senate Vice Chair, School of Education, South Hall 200. Nominees will be requested to submit a vita, letters of recommendation, and other pertinent information shortly after the close of nominations.

Information about the criteria for each award and rank is available from Dennis Showers.


If you have any questions, please contact Dennis Showers at extension 5264, or by e-mail at showers@geneseo.edu.

Calls for Nominations: Committee on Nominations and Faculty Personnel Committee


Nominations are being accepted for three positions on the Committee on Nominations to replace Sue Ann Brainard (Library), Bill Gohlman (History), and Jani Lewis (Biology). Newly-elected members’ terms will be December 1, 2007 through November 30, 2009. Leah Garland (SOTA), Sharon Peck (Education) and Zhiming Zhao (Anthropology) are the continuing members of the Committee on Nominations.


Nominations should be sent to Bill Gohlman (gohlman@geneseo.edu, 245-5735), Chair, or other members of the Committee on Nominations.

 

Nominations are also being accepted for three positions on the Committee on Faculty Personnel (a,k,a, the College Personnel Committee) to replace Rosemarie Chierici (Anthropology), Ron Herzman (English), and Don Marozas (Education). Newly-elected members’ terms will be December 1, 2007 through November 30, 2009. Gary Towsley (Mathematics), Dan Strang (Business), Steve Padalino (Physics), and Robert O’Donnell (Biology) are the continuing members of the Committee on Faculty Personnel, so no faculty members serving in these Departments are eligible. Each Department may nominate three faculty members, only one of whom can come from that Department. Nominees must be Associate Professors, Professors, Associate Librarians, or Librarians. Nominations should be submitted to Department Chairs, who will subsequently forward them to the Committee on Nominations.

 

 

 

Calls for Nominations for Forthcoming Special Election: Professional Leave Review Committee, General Education Committee, and University Faculty Senator Alternate

 

Nominations are being accepted for two positions on the Professional Leave Review Committee from the areas of Natural Science (to replace Sid Bosch) and Humanities (to replace Rachel Hall). One of the two people elected must have had professional leave in the past. Newly-elected members’ terms will be three years from Fall 2007 to Spring 2010.

 

Nominations are being accepted for three positions on the General Education Committee from the Fine Arts (to replace Amy Stanley), Humanities (to replace Kathy Mapes), and Social Sciences (to replace Dan Repinski). Newly-elected members’ terms will be two years from Fall 2007 to Spring 2009.

 

The Committee on Nominations is also soliciting candidates for University Faculty Senator Alternate. The newly-elected Senator Alternate will serve three years from June 1, 2007 to May 31, 2010.

 

Nominations for any of the above positions should be sent to Bill Gohlman (gohlman@geneseo.edu, 245-5735), Chair, or other members of the Committee on Nominations. Note that nominations for the special election will close on Oct.11.

 

Deadlines for Professional Leave Requests

 

September 15, 2007: Deadline for applicants to submit Sabbatical Leave Requests to departments for the 2008-2009 Academic Year

October 15, 2007: Departments submit recommendations of 2008-2009 Sabbatical Leave Requests to Provost for review by Professional Leave Review Committee

 

November 15, 2007: Professional Leave Review Committee submits recommendations of the 2008-2009 Sabbatical Leave Requests to Provost

 

December 2, 2007: Provost submits recommendations of 2008-2009 Sabbatical Leave Requests to President’s Office

 

Due dates which fall on a weekend shall automatically be effective the following Monday.

 

In accordance with the Constitution, the Professional Leave Review Committee is charged with publishing the criteria by which they evaluate applications—

 

Sabbatical leave proposals are evaluated on the following criteria: clarity of presentation of proposed objectives (including schedule and planned outcomes), potential contribution of the project to the teaching or professional stature, necessity of leave, and evidence of productivity in prior leaves or ongoing scholarly activity. See the Guidelines for the Submission of Proposals for Sabbatical Leaves for further detail and clarification.”

 

The Guidelines for Submission of Proposals for Sabbatical Leaves and Sabbatical Leave Application can be found under “Forms” on the Office of the Provost’s web site.

 

 

Eligibility: Academic employees having continuing appointments and college administrative officers not in a negotiating unit established pursuant to Article XIV of the Civil Service Law who have completed at least six consecutive years of service within the University or who, if they previously have had a sabbatical leave, have completed at least six consecutive years of service within the University from the date of return from their last sabbatical leave, shall be eligible for sabbatical leave. (The State University of New York Policies of the Board of Trustees  2001, Article XIII, Title E, §3)

 

UCC Forthcoming Meeting

UCC will be meeting on Tuesday, October 2 at 4:00 in Sturges 106.

 

From the Chair:

2007-2008 College Senate Meeting Schedule

All meetings are held in Newton 204 and begin at 4:00.

 

2007

September 25

October 23 (Preceded by the All College Meeting at which the Committee on Nominations will report)
November 20
December 4

 

2008

February 19 (Preceded by the All College Meeting at which the Committee on Nominations will report)

March 11

April 8

May 6

 

Senate Bulletin Mailing List

Any member of the College Community may receive an individual copy of the College Senate Bulletin. If you would like to receive a copy please send your name as you like it to appear on the mailing label and your campus address to Jen Perry at Perryj@geneseo.edu, phone 5531.

 

Senate Web Site Reminder

Please note that past bulletins, curriculum proposal forms, information on the Chancellor's Excellence Awards, Senate Membership information, links to the University Faculty Senate page, and the Constitution are all available online on the Senate's webpage: http://senate.geneseo.edu

 

College Senate Committees

I would like to thank Bob Owens, Ed Wallace, Susan Salmon, Joan Zook, and Denise Scott for agreeing to chair the committees. The membership of the Senate Committees as of September 17, 2007 is as follows:

 

 

Position

Name

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

 

 

Chair

Granger, David

School Of Education

 

Vice-Chair

Showers, Dennis

School Of Education

 

Secretary (interim)

Holbrook, Terry

Mathematics

 

Treasurer

Ware, Linda

School of Education

 

Past Chair

Showers, Dennis

School of Education

 

President

Dahl, Christopher

 

 

Provost

Conway-Turner, Katherine

 

 

UCC - Chair

Owens, Robert

Dept Senator--CDSC

 

Policy - Chair

Wallace, Ed

Dept Senator--Mathematics

 

GAC - Chair

Salmon, Susan

Dept Senator--SOE

 

SAC - Chair

Scott, Denise

Dept Senator--Sociology

 

FAC - Chair

Zook, Joan

Dept Senator--Psychology

 

University Faculty Senator

Lima, Maria

English

 

Vice President, Student Association

Magan, Jarah

SA VP

 

Committee on Undergraduate (Undergraduate Affairs) Curricula

 

 

Teaching Faculty & Chair

Owens, Robert

Dept Senator--CDSC

 

Administrative Faculty

Coloccia, Rick

Comp. & Info Tech

 

Administrative Faculty

 

 

 

Teaching Faculty

Stolee, Margaret

At Large: Over 6 Years

 

Teaching Faculty

Hall, Elizabeth

Dept Senator--SOE

 

Teaching Faculty

Brainard, Sue Ann

At Large: Over 6 Years

 

Teaching Faculty

Leary, Chris

At Large: Over 6 Years

 

Teaching Faculty

Doggett, Rob

Dept Senator--English

 

Teaching Faculty

Baldwin, Douglas

Dept Senator - CompSci

 

Teaching Faculty

Paradis, Tracy

Dept Senator--Library

 

Teaching Faculty

Weibel, Anneliese

Dept Senator--SOTA

 

Teaching Faculty

Johannes, Jeff

Dept Senator - Mathematics

 

Teaching Faculty

Morgan, Brian

At Large: 1-6 Years

 

Teaching Faculty

Pacheco, Paul

At Large: Over 6 Years

 

Undergraduate Student

Chester, Jared

 

 

Undergraduate Student

Brown, Cassarah

 

 

Undergraduate Student

 

 

 

Committee on Undergraduate Academic Policies, Core, and Review

 

 

Teaching Faculty & Chair

Wallace, Ed

Dept Senator--Mathematics

 

Administrative Faculty

Dolce, Joe

Admin Sen - Academic Affairs

 

Administrative Faculty

Campbell, Darlene

Admin Sen-Admin & Finance

 

Teaching Faculty

Welker, Barbara

Dept Senator--Anthropology

 

Teaching Faculty

Lewis, jani

Dept Senator--Biology

 

Teaching Faculty

Raynor, Douglas

Dept Senator--Psychology

 

Teaching Faculty

Robertson, David

At Large: 1-6 Years

 

Teaching Faculty

Aagesen, David

Dept Senator--Geography

 

Teaching Faculty

Giorgis, Scott

Dept. Senator--Geology

 

Teaching Faculty

Gillin, Ed

At Large: Over 6 Years

 

Teaching Faculty

Sheikh, Farooq

Dept Senator--SOB

 

Teaching Faculty

Dezarn, Dan

Dept Senator-SOTA

 

Undergraduate Student

Tesler, Carly

 

 

Undergraduate Student

Kivitz, Nicole

 

 

Undergraduate Student

 

 

 

Committee on Graduate Academic Affairs

 

 

 

Teaching Faculty & Chair

Salmon, Susan

Dept Senator--SOE

 

Administrative Faculty

Ross, Craig

Admin Senator--Telecom

 

Teaching Faculty

Chen, Shuo

Depart Senator--SOB

 

Teaching Faculty

Mackenzie, Doug

Dept Senator--CDSC

 

Teaching Faculty

Schwartz, Sherry

At Large: Over 6 Years

 

Teaching Faculty

Hartvigsen, Gregg

Dept Senator--Biology

 

Teaching Faculty

Schiffel, Lee

Dept Senator--SOB

 

Teaching Faculty

Eisenberg, Anne

Dept Senator--Sociology

 

Teaching Faculty

Garrity, Colleen

At Large: 1-6 Years

 

Teaching Faculty

Herman, Andrew

At Large: 1-6 Years

 

Teaching Faculty

Belyakov, Irene

Dept Senator--English

 

Teaching Faculty

Harrigan, Meredith

Dept Senator--Communication

 

Graduate Student

Andrews, Jeff

 

 

Graduate Student

Wisniewski, Jeff

 

 

Committee on Student Affairs

 

 

 

Teaching Faculty & Chair

Scott, Denise

Dept Senator--Sociology

 

Administrative Faculty

Matthews, Chip

Coll. Union & Activities

 

Administrative Faculty

 

Res Life

 

Teaching Faculty

Klotz, Marilyn

Dept Senator--PoliSci

 

Teaching Faculty

Williams, Jim

At Large: Over 6 Years

 

Teaching Faculty

Cope, Joseph

Dept Senator--History

 

Teaching Faculty

Keegan, Kelly

Dept Senator--SOE

 

Teaching Faculty

Harrison, William

Dept Senator--English

 

Teaching Faculty

McKnight, Ruel

Dept Senator--Chemistry

 

Teaching Faculty

Rowley, Cristina

Dept Senator--ForeignLang

 

Teaching Faculty

Gohlman, Bill

At Large: Over 6 Years

 

Teaching Faculty

Argentieri, Liz

Dept Senator--Library

 

Undergraduate Student

Bagel, Michael

 

 

Undergraduate Student

Lang, Ryan

 

 

Undergraduate Student

Lemischak, Karen

 

 

Undergraduate Student

Elkettani, Malika

 

 

Undergraduate Student

 

 

 

Undergraduate Student

 

 

 

Graduate Student

Hennig, Kristy

 

 

Committee on Faculty Affairs

 

 

 

Teaching Faculty & Chair

Zook, Joan

Dept Senator--Psychology

 

Administrative Faculty

Colòn, Betsy

Admin Sen - Admin & Finance

 

Teaching Faculty

Waddy, Helena

Dept Senator--History

 

Teaching Faculty

Morse, Jane Fowler

At Large: Over 6 Years

 

Teaching Faculty

McLean, James

Dept Senator--Physics

 

Teaching Faculty

Blackman, Larry

Dept Senator--Philosophy

 

Teaching Faculty

Lovett, Janice

At Large: Over 6 Years

 

Teaching Faculty

Sheldon, Amy

At Large: Over 6 Years

 

Teaching Faculty

MacLean, Paul

At Large: Over 6 Years

 

Teaching Faculty

Stanley, Amy

Dept Senator--SOTA

 

Teaching Faculty

Ornelas, Ruben

At Large: 1-6 Years

 

Teaching Faculty

Zook, Joan

Dept Senator-Psychology

 

Undergraduate Student

Choi, Sandra

 

 

Undergraduate Student

Reilly, Brian

 

 

 


Research Council Minutes

September 7th, 2007

 

Present: Ted Everett, Anne Baldwin, Jason Sabel, Paul Pacheco, Kazu Yokoyama, Michael Rozalski, Denise Scott, Doug Baldwin, Emilye Crosby, Dan DeZarn (in for Doug Anderson), James McLean, Michael Lynch (vice-chair), Chris Leary, Jani Lewis (chair)

 

Subcommittees assignments for 2007 – 2008:

Undergraduate Research: Paul Pacheco (chair), Doug Baldwin, Mike Rozalski and Michael Lynch

Faculty Travel: Denise Scott, Kazu Yokoyama, James McClean (chair) and Dan DeZarn

Faculty Research: Jani Lewis, Emilye Crosby, Chris Leary (chair) and Ted Everett

 

The Council discussed funds for the remainder of 2007 - 2008 year

A. Travel Grants

Based on 3-year historical averages the available funds were originally distributed as follows:

Summer: $20,775 +/- $1000.00

Fall: $30,000 +/- $1,000.00

Spring: $24,225 +/- $1000.00

 

There were funds left over from Summer, 2007 travel awards, so the allocations for Fall and Spring travel were adjusted, again following the historical need, to the following amounts:

Fall: $31,737 +/- $1000.00

Spring: $25,646 +/- $1000.00

 

B. Incentive grants: 3 were awarded in Summer, 2007 for total of $1,384.00

5 to 6 incentive grants are available for Fall and Spring rounds. Max award is $500.00

 

C. College Senate Small Grants: Senate Account has total $588.11 so no more than one $300.00 award available until more funds are raised.

 

D. Research Development Awards: 2 course release ($3500.00) and 2 ($1000.00) available for year.

 

E. Hurrell/McNaron Award: 1 @ $1000.00

 

F. Presidential Summer Fellowships: 6 @ $3500.00

 

G. Midcareer Summer Fellowships: 2 @ $4000.00

 

H. Roemer Summer Fellowship: 1 @ $5000.00

 

I. Undergraduate Research and Travel Grants: Increased to total of $45,000.00 for year.

 

J. Rhodes Award: 1 @ $500.00

 

K. Geneseo Foundation Assistantships: 4 @ $500.00

 

L. Dean Johnston Assistantships: 3 @ $500.00

 

M. Indirect Return Cost Awards: 10 awards totalling $17,127 have been made.

 

N. Graduate Student Research and Travel Grants: New program this year. $4000.00 to fund 6 to 7 awards.

 

There was a discussion of a Geneseo Foundation Assistantship issue.

Incident of a faculty member receiving a Geneseo Foundation Assistantship for a student who then decided not to pursue the work with that faculty member. Council decided that:

1. since the award is for the faculty member based on the students qualifications; and

2. since the faculty member has another student to be considered in place of the first student; and

3. because there was not a "runner up" for this Assistantship during the time applications were first submitted and reviewed;

the council will review the qualifications of the new student and consider them in place of the previous student. The council decided that this situation would be dealt with on a case-by-case basis for all future incidents. The council will review the substitute student's qualifications and decide if she qualifies for the Assistantship. If so, the Assistantship will be awarded as planned to the replacement student.

 

New Graduate Student Research and Travel Grant Program

Council discussed a number of issues connected to this new program

does not seem appropriate to require full-time status of student since some programs enroll students part-time

GPA requirement does not seem relevant

Applicants won’t be required to take proposal writing workshop

There was some discussion about who should be listed as the faculty sponsor on applications

For some departments it may be the program director, in other cases there may be a specific faculty advisor

We discussed the timing of awards with respect to the availability of funds.

It was generally agreed that we would split the pool of $4,000 in half, making $2,000 available for Fall awards, and the remaining funds available for Spring awards. We will monitor this plan and see if it works.

 

Proposal Writing Workshop

scheduled for September 12

 

GREAT Day

scheduled for April 22

Stephen West will serve as the faculty coordinator for Great Day for this year.

 

Electronic Forms

We discussed the possible advantages of moving toward an electronic application process for the various grant award programs. Different options were discussed (e.g., MyCourses, InBoxes, etc.). Michael Rozalski and Doug Baldwin volunteered to look into the feasibility of different approaches and will provide information to the Council.

 

End of Report.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Jani Lewis

Chair, Research Council

 

 

Report of the College Personnel Committee

2006-2007

TO: David Granger

College Senate Chair

 

FROM: Gary Towsley

Chair, 2006-2007 College Personnel Committee

 

DATE: September 5, 2007

 

SUBJECT: 2006-2007 Annual Report

 

During the Academic Year 2006-2007 the Faculty Personnel Committee met to review applications for continuing appointment, term renewal, promotion to Associate Professor, and promotion to Professor.

 

The Committee considered seventeen candidates for continuing appointment and recommended the following:

 

Anneliese Weibel, SOTA

Kristina Hannam, Biology

Jani Lewis, Biology

Intekhab Alam, SOB

Richard Gifford, SOB

Eric Helms, Chemistry

Kazushige Yokoyama, Chemistry

Christian Shin, Computer Science

Michael Rozalski, SOE

Caroline Woidat, English

Joseph Cope, History

Melissa Sutherland, Mathematics

Lisa Meyer, Sociology

Yuichi Tamura, Sociology

 

The Committee was asked by two candidates for term renewal to review their applications. In neither case did the Committee support renewal.

 

The Committee considered fifteen candidates for promotion to Associate Professor and recommended the following:

 

Anneliese Weibel, SOTA

Kristina Hannam, Biology

Jani Lewis, Biology

Intekhab Alam, SOB

Richard Gifford, SOB

Kazushige Yokoyama, Chemistry

Christian Shin, Computer Science

Caroline Woidat, English

Joseph Cope, History

Melissa Sutherland, Mathematics

Lisa Meyer, Sociology

Yuichi Tamura, Sociology

 

 

 

The Committee considered ten candidates for promotion to Professor and recommended the following:

 

Melanie Blood, SOTA

Mark Mitschow, SOB

Maria Lima, English

Beth McCoy, English

Savitri Iyer, Physics

Jeffrey Mounts, Psychology

William Lofquist, Sociology

Anthony Gu, SOB

Ted Everett, Philosophy