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

Bulletin No. 9

Pages 107-123

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

March 13, 2007

 

Contents

Page Topic

108 Minutes of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Meeting 13 February 2007

110 Minutes of the Research Council Meeting 19 February 2007

111 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes 20 February 2007

118 Minutes of the All-College Meeting 27 February 2007

120 Minutes of the College Senate Meeting 27 February 2007

123 Agenda of the College Senate Meeting 20 March 2007

Minutes of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Meeting

February 13, 2007

 

The meeting was called to order at 4PM in Sturges 105.

Members attending: P. Case, C. Leary, G. Towsley, J. Chester, C. Shin, A. Weibel, K. Hinman, L. Zipp, B. Owens, T. Paradas. R. Doggett, S. Brainard, M. Stolee

 

Guests: S. West, J. Boiani, O. Nicodemi, J. Johnston,

 

1. General Announcements

 

2. Proposals:

 

ANTH 238: Deleted course - Approved

 

ARTH 201: Revised course - Approved

ARTH 202: Revised course - Approved

ARTH 203: Revised course - Approved

ARTH 213: Revised course - Approved

ARTH 281: Revised course - Approved

ARTH 284: Revised course - Approved

ARTH 285: Revised course - Approved

ARTH 300: Revised course - Approved

ARTH 305: Revised course - Approved

ARTH 310: Revised course - Approved

ARTH 384: Revised course - Approved

ARTH 386: Revised course - Approved

 

BA in Art Studio: Revised major - Approved

 

BIOL 235: Revised Course - Approved

BIOL 390: Revised course - Approved

BA and BS in Biology: Revised major - Approved

 

CDSC 337: Revised course - Approved

 

CHEM 212: Revised course - Approved

CHEM 301: Revised course - Approved

CHEM 313: Revised course - Approved

CHEM 331: Revised course - Approved

CHEM 340: Revised course - Approved

CHEM 342: New course - Approved

CHEM 361: Revised course - Approved

CHEM 362: Deleted course - Approved

BS in Chemistry: Revised major - Approved

 

CSCI 115: Revised course - Approved

BA in Computer Science: Revised major - Approved

 

GEOG 363: new course/gen ed - Approved

 

HONR 203: Revised course - Approved

HONR 204: Revised course - Approved

HONR 205: Revised course - Approved

HONR 206: New course - Approved

HONR 207: New course - Approved

HONR 210: New course - Approved

HONR 393: Revised course - Approved

Honors Program: Revised Program

There was lengthy discussion of the revision of the Honors Program. The revision removed the original statements which limited the program to 20 students each year, 10 from new admissions and 10 from the Freshman class. By omitting this phrase it was suggested that UCC was changing policy, which might not be in its purview. It was decided to send this matter to the Executive Committee for a determination as to what the role of UCC should be in this matter.

 

 

IR Minor: Revised minor - Approved

IR Minor: Revised major - Approved

 

BA in Physics - Approved

BS in Applied Physics - Approved

 

BA in Political Science: Revised major - Approved

 

 

3. The meeting adjourned at 5:30.

 

Minutes of the Research Council meeting of February 19, 2007

Present: Doug Anderson, Anne Baldwin, Doug Baldwin, Ted Everett, Jani Lewis, Michael Lynch, James McLean, Michael Oberg, Paul Pacheco, Michael Rozalski, Denise Scott, and Kazu Yokoyama

Meeting was called to order at 3:30 pm.

1) Anne Baldwin made several announcements:

a. Great Day submissions have a problem with timing out within 20 minutes so it is recommended to those submitting abstracts that they place the information in a word document and cut and paste into the submissions application. This information was sent out in an e-mail to all faculty members on campus as well.

b. Student travel requests were approximately $2000.00 the budget for the current round, but faculty travel grants came in under budget, so $2000.00 could be moved from the faculty travel awards to the student travel grants for the spring semester, if necessary

c. A new graduate student travel award program will be initiated that will contain $2000.00 total per year. The amount that each graduate student can receive and details about the application will be decided in the near future.

d. Extra money from the Provost’s Campus Auxiliary Fund slated for faculty travel award will go to funding a lunch for GREAT Day this year.

e. Sponsored Research has decided that it would be helpful to have checklists for all the grants available through the college and reviewed by the Research Council. This will be implemented in hopes that all applicants will make sure their applications are complete.

f. There will be a change to the Hurrell McNaron award guidelines in the near future so that the award description reads more clearly. Currently, this award is under utilized.

g. There has been a call to withdraw the Office of Research Integrity’s draft guidelines for research misconduct policies due to it being too restrictive. Thus there is no final guidance document in place at the present time, which gives us a reprieve on campus to reformulate our policy. Anne anticipates working on the policy after GREAT Day.

2. Paul Pacheco tallied the results of the ranking sheets for the faculty summer fellowships (Summer Presidential, Mid-Career and Roemer Fellowships). There was extended discussion about which Presidential and Mid-Career fellowships to fund this year. Even though money had been allotted for six Presidential awards and two Mid-Career awards, it was ultimately recommended, based on strength of the applications in the Mid-Career pool that three Mid-Careers and five Presidential fellowships be funded. Anne Baldwin decided that by shifting of funds in the indirect costs pool, this number of awards would be possible. There was also extended discussion about the Roemer award. The Research Council is concerned that the applications for this prestigious award have not fit the description of “truly outstanding” research and scholarship very well over the last few years. Many of us felt that the language in the application is the culprit, rather than the proposed research projects, so a decision was made to clarify and expand the application process for this award in future cycles.

3. Discussion of issues concerning Faculty Travel Grants was tabled until the next meeting. The issue of concern is what to do if not enough money is available to cover all the acceptable submissions.

4. The Research Council will meet again right after spring break to discuss student summer fellowships.

Meeting adjourned at 4:45 pm.

Respectfully submitted: Jani Lewis (Vice-Chair) and Paul Pacheco (Chair)

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

20 February 2007

 

 

Present: K. Conway-Turner, C. Dahl, G. Drake, D. Granger, M. Lima, J. Magan, J. Morse, S. Salmon, D. Scott, D. Showers (Chair), E. Wallace

 

Guests: R. Herzman, O. Nicodemi, P. Pacheco

Call to Order

 

Chair Showers called the meeting to order at 12.48PM.

 

Adoption of the Agenda

 

The agenda was approved without additions or corrections.

Approval of the Minutes of the 30 January 2007 Meeting

 

Showers said that these would appear in the next Bulletin.

 

Honors Program Proposal

 

O. Nicodemi spoke on the proposal for revising the Honors Program that had gone to UCC. She noted two small errors. First, the proposal included a description of the current program and a new description of the program (because she did not know how to strike it out). Second, Item III on the program proposal form asked if the Honors Program would require additional faculty. While a negative answer was correct, Nicodemi pointed out that a program admitting more students would in fact call for more Faculty. For this reason, Nicodemi and Herzman paced an asterisk next to certain courses on the proposal, and the asterisk read: "This proposal requires no new staff under current enrollments. However, by 2009, we anticipate enrollment doubling. At that time, 10 honors courses will be offered per year, up from the current 5."

The proposal that UCC received, Nicodemi explained, was purely academic (e.g., GPA requirements, remaining in the program, etc.). The proposal did not include references to the number of students in the program and the division between freshman and sophomore entrants. Moreover, the Honors Committee cannot make or unmake policy to expand the program; instead, the Provost directs this.

 

The Provost confirmed that the proposal UCC saw was appropriate for what the Senate must review. But the size of the student body is not a Senate but an administrative matter. Originally, the Provost had thought the program was too small for our large numbers of good students who could not get in. She asked for an analysis, and she also noted that she hears from freshmen who apply to Geneseo, hear about the Honors Program, and then do not understand why they cannot get in even with a SAT score of 1400 and a 95 GPA. Eventually, as an Honors College, we may not have a separate “Honors Program”; but for now, she would like to raise the numbers from 20 to 40. This would give more students and faculty the chance to be involved, and she has been talking to Chairs and academic units about this. She also asked the Honors Committee to prepare a proposal concerning Senate-related changes; the size does not require Senate discussion.

 

S. Edgar’s narrative about the Honors Program, which members of the Executive Committee have seen, refers to its 1986-87 origins. At that point, there was discussion about the program as it got started, when size was an issue. But the present discussion in Senate does not include the matter of size.

 

Lima moved that the proposal for program be remanded to UCC with the changes that Nicodemi had mentioned. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Research Council Proposal

 

P. Pacheco presented a proposal for changing the structure of the Research Council. When Douglas Harke retired as Director of Sponsored Research, he gave Pacheco a May 2000 file from J. Over (Geology), who was Chair of the Research Council at the time. This file contained a revised description of the Research Council for the Senate Constitution. Harke told Pacheco that the proposal had never been passed by any formal means; the Constitution’s Research Council section retained language from 1991.

 

So an ad hoc committee within the Research Council decided that when Anne Baldwin took over as Director of Sponsored Research, the Research Council would revisit the issue, using Over’s proposal as a guideline.

 

In the proposal that appears here, normal font represents the 1991 language; deleted phrases are struck through; italics indicate additions from Over or from the Research Council. The most notable addition appears in Section E’s procedures and protocols.

 

ARTICLE X: STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE COLLEGE

Section 1: Research Council

c. a. Functions:

The functions of the Research Council are to encourage and promote research and scholarly activities on the campus. It shall improve present means and will initiate new means to help faculty and staff members to obtain external funding. The Research Council will accomplish these functions by setting research policy direction for the campus, initiating programs which that will aid researchers and scholars, and by providing reviewing applications for internal grants, with internal funds, which that will further advance research on campus and the procurement of external funding. The Research Council will award review applications for faculty and student summer fellowships, student research assistantships, the Hurrell McNaron award and review the status of research and scholarly activities on the campus.

a. b. Membership:

1. There will be twelve members from the teaching Faculty.

2. The membership term for teaching Faculty is three years, and shall expire on May 31st. Consecutive terms are allowed. In the event that a seat becomes vacant the Council shall recommend to the President, a replacement who, upon appointment, shall serve a full three-year term. September 1 through August 31. Each year one-third of the committee will be replaced. There must be at least a year interval between terms.

3. The Director of Sponsored Research is an ex-officio non-voting member.

4. A representative of the Geneseo Foundation designated by the President is an ex-officio non-voting member.

5. A representative designated by the Vice President of Operations and Finance is an ex-officio non-voting member.

6. In May of odd years, the Research Council Chair shall be elected a Vice Chair from the teaching Faculty members of the Council. The term of office shall be two years from June 1st until May 31st, followed by a two year term as Chair. The Chair may serve a second term. This procedure will start May of 1991.

b. c. Selection of Committee Members:

1. There should be a broad representation from all areas of the College. There shall be no more than one person from any department. All members must be currently performing scholarly creative activities or research as evidenced by publication and presentations at professional meetings, exhibits, or performances. At least 50% of the Research Council must be or have been an externally funded Project Director and/or a Principal Investigator.

2. Each academic year, prior to May 1st June 1, the Research Council will provide the Faculty Chair with the list of nominees. Before September 1, the Chair will provide four names to the President of the College a list of nominees for appointment to the Research Council to fill vacant seats. The members of the Research Council as of January 1, 1991 will provide the first list of nominees by June 1, 1991. In addition, they will determine which four original members will have a one year term and which four original members will have a two year term.

d. Subcommittees:

1. Membership: The Research Council Chair will appoint four teaching faculty members to each subcommittee and designate a subcommittee chair. The Director of Sponsored Research is an ex-officio non-voting member on all subcommittees.

1. 2. Student Grants:

(a) Additional Membership: Three non-voting teaching Faculty members of the Research Council are appointed by the Research Council Chair. One non-voting member is appointed by the Geneseo Foundation. Four student members are appointed by the Executive Committee of the Student Association. One non-voting member is appointed by the Dean of the College. The Chair of the Student Grants Subcommittee is appointed by the Research Council Chair.

(b) Function: The Student Grants Subcommittee will review student applications for research and travel proposals and distribute grants to Geneseo students. These grants may be for equipment, stipends, travel, lodging, and other support of student research.

2. 3. Research Support:

(a) Membership: Four teaching Faculty members of the Research Council are appointed by the Research Council Chair. One member is appointed by the Geneseo Foundation. The Director of Research is an ex officio voting member. The Chair of the Research Support Subcommittee will be appointed by the Research Council Chair.

(b) Function: The Research Support Subcommittee will provide funds for review applications for research incentive grants, Senate small grants, and research and scholarly development awards, page charges, and other small incidental research expenses.

3. 4. Travel:

(a) Membership: Five Four teaching Faculty members of the Research Council are appointed by the Research Council Chair. The Chair of the Travel Subcommittee will be appointed by the Research Council Chair.

(b) Function: The Travel Subcommittee will review travel proposals applications for faculty research travel grants.

e. Procedures and Protocol

1. Role of the Chair: direct activities of the Research Council, to include, but not be limited to: overseeing nomination of members, appointment of members to sub-committees, calling and chairing meetings, advising the Provost, serving as a liaison to the Director of Sponsored Research, and upholding the Constitution.

2. Role of the Vice-Chair: fulfill the role of the Chair in the case of his/her absence and assist in the timely publication of the minutes.

3. Minutes will be published in the Senate Bulletin.

4. Research Council members applying for internal grants, summer fellowships, or sponsoring students applying for undergraduate research programs will be excused from discussions and evaluations involving their own interests. Research Council members in the same department as another faculty member or student under consideration will be excused from discussions and evaluations at the discretion of the Chair.

5. The Research Council is an advisory body to the President of the College that reports their recommendations through the Office of the Provost as facilitated by the Director of Sponsored Research. All decisions will be held in confidence until officially approved and acted upon by the President, the Vice President for College Advancement, the Geneseo Foundation Director of Stewardship and Finance, or the Provost. The Director of Sponsored Research will ensure that all applicants are informed of the official decisions concerning their funding requests, and will also be responsible for notifying faculty and staff of changes to any research policy.

 

Dahl pointed out that this is a Committee of the College, not Senate, so it should probably follows administrative consultation.

 

Pacheco said that the Research Council had passed the proposal unanimously. Dahl thought this was a helpful outcome; commentary from the Executive Committee would also help. Showers did not think we needed a formal constitutional vote.

 

J. Morse asked whether minutes of the Research Council were usually published in the Senate Bulletin. Pacheco said they were, but it was never in the Constitutional language.

 

Showers articulated the sense of the Executive Committee as accepting this recommendation, and Dahl said we would implement this by updating the website. A memo will also go into the Senate Bulletin, said Showers.

 

Reports

 

President’s Report

 

President Dahl said that he would accompany the Student Association President, Executive Assistant B. Glass, and J. Milroy, the Director of Budget, to Albany to help secure more money for SUNY. We are otherwise progressing on the projects we are currently working on and are still negotiating a memorandum of understanding that will provide us with more funding.

 

Lima asked if it was unusual to take this long for final agreement. Dahl disagreed; there is no time frame; SUNY is also a lower priority right now, since we are asking for more.

 

 

Provost’s Report

 

No report.

 

Chair’s Report

 

1. The Senate website has been functioning now for some days, though it is not working well for people who use Internet Explorer.

 

2. Showers shared a proposed revision to the Constitution from the Ad Hoc Committee, looking into the structure of the Academic Standards Committee—unlike the Research Council, this is a Faculty Constitution Committee. At the beginning of the year, Showers had gone through the list of Committees and tried to get them in line with descriptions in the Constitution. When he talked to Dean Bailey about the Academic Standards, she gave good reasons for having people on the Committee who did not fit the Constitution’s descriptions. For this reason, he had asked the Executive Committee to form a committee to restructure the language on the Academic Standards Committee. With the approval of the Executive Committee, this will be placed on the Agenda for the next All-College Meeting, and Bailey will present an explanation and discussion about this. After thirty days have elapsed, Senate can vote on the matter.

 

With this in mind, the Executive Committee moved unanimously to put the following item on the Senate agenda:

 

Committee on Academic Standards—proposed revision to Senate Constitution

(based on recommendation of the June, 2006 meeting of the Committee on Academic Standards)

 

  1. Membership: The membership shall consist of eight or more members of the faculty. The members shall be appointed by the Dean of the College in consultation with the Chair of the Senate. The Dean of the College, a representative of the Vice President for Student and Campus Life, and a representative of the Director of Admissions shall serve as non-voting advisors.

 

  1. Functions: The Committee’s primary responsibility will be to participate in Academic Standards Hearings at the end of each academic year. The Committee will be convened by the Dean of the College, and may be divided into subgroups in order to conduct, in a timely way, hearings for students subject to academic dismissal. Temporary chairs for each hearing committee will be designated by the Dean in consultation with the committees. With respect to such cases, the Committee shall reach one of two decisions which shall be implemented by the Dean of the College: 1) uphold student dismissal; 2) permit student reinstatement provided he/she meets certain conditions stipulated by college policy or imposed by the Committee.

3. Another Ad Hoc Committee, to re-examine the term of the Senate Chair, has met. The Committee is not yet ready to present; it will either need to have another open meeting later in the semester or hold off until next year.

 

Vice Chair’s Report

 

No report.

Past Chair’s Report

 

No report.

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

No report.

 

University Faculty Senator’s Report

 

No report.

 

Student Association Vice-President’s Report

 

No report.

Reports of the Standing Committees of the Senate

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Report

Showers passed on word from M. Stolee that UCC would meet on both 20 February and 6 March so that all proposals that pass the Committee will meet the deadline for readings during the last two Senate meetings of the year.

 

Undergraduate Policies Committee Report

 

E. Wallace said that last Tuesday his Committee had discussed the policy of whether Senate business has to appear in the Bulletin prior to coming to the floor. The Committee is developing a proposal that would include publishing very large pieces of business (say, for UCC) with a website link. Wallace said that they would bring this item to Senate seven days after first appearing in the Senate Bulletin.

Graduate Academic Affairs Committee Report

S. Salmon said that GAAC has received new business Communicative Disorders and Sciences. She also asked about replacing a Committee member who has gone on leave; Showers said the person in question has already been replaced.

 

Student Affairs Committee Report

 

D. Scott reported that her Committee met last Tuesday; Vice-President Bonfiglio spoke about is happening with Student and campus life. One potential item to discuss: J. Williams mentioned that approximately six African American students with FARI (Fighting Against Racial Injustice) have raised some issues about campus life, and so one of the students may speak at the next Student Affairs meeting.

representative from the group speak to Student Affairs meeting.

 

Dahl elaborated that six students had sent a letter to the College Administration at the beginning of exam period. He thought their concerns important, centering on campus climate issues related to race. As a result, he thought a meeting should be convened very quickly. So a group including the President, the Provost, C. Gantt of AOP and F. Johnson (Multicultural Programs) have been meeting regularly to talk about the issues and see if positive changes can be made. The group has been actively listening and has made good suggestions. It is about to release a trifold pamphlet to the College Community about reporting bias-related incidents, developed by the Diversity Council Co-Chairs, B. Glass, F. Johnson, and Dean of Students L. Sancilio.

 

Dahl thought it would be useful for Student Affairs to meet with the group; some of the issues have to do with how bias-related issues are happening; some have to do with how they are reported; some have to do with people of good will not believing that there are problems for students of color when there are; the students are also asking Dahl to speak out. Dahl would like to use the Deliberative Dialogues on Community as a way of approaching these issues (one specific example: we have heard over a number of years that there are student theme parties called “ghetto parties.”)

 

Scott wondered if any policy changes were needed. Dahl replied that it was, rather, a matter of implementing policy. But he wants to see the conversation expanded—at orientation, for instance. Lima noted that the FARI students had contacted her; the issues are not limited to bias-related incidents, but to admission to Geneseo and retention. Scott asked whether Student Affairs needed to be involved here; absolutely, Lima confirmed. Scott agreed that a proposal could be developed. Lima stressed that white students need to understand what black students are feeling.

 

Morse asked whether the pamphlet on bias-related incidents would deal with more than racial bias. Dahl assured the Committee that the pamphlet’s creators had been careful to provide a fairly extensive definition.

 

Faculty Affairs Committee Report

 

J. Morse said that Faculty Affairs’ minutes would appear in the Senate Bulletin tomorrow. The Committee is still mining the Task Force Report to put things into operation and wants to develop a rubric for contributions to disciplines. A Subcommittee will meet this afternoon at 4 o’clock to talk about this. At the same time, another Subcommittee will talk about the service category (how it is related/not related to teaching), plus the role of advisement.

 

In a separate matter, a member of the Diversity Commission suggested inviting advisers who deal with minority student advising to talk about their experience of extra advisement concerning campus climate.

 

Old Business

 

There was no old business.

 

New Business

 

There was no new business.

 

Adjournment

Chair Showers adjourned the Executive Committee at 1.39PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Graham N Drake

College Senate Secretary

Minutes of the All-College Meeting on February 27, 2007

 

Present: D. Aagesen, I. Alam, S. Bailey, T. Bazzett, I. Belyakov, J. Bergersen, S. Brainard, H. Chirico, R. Coloccia, B. Colon, K. Conway-Turner, R. Doggett, J. Dolce, G. Drake, A. Eisenberg, C. Garrity, L. Garland, E. Gillin, B. Gohlman, D. Granger, K. Griffin, A. Gu, K. Hannam, A. Herman, T. Hoppa, A. Jones, M. Klotz, C. Leary, M. Lima, J. Lovett, D. Mackenzie, P. MacLean, K. Mapes, C. Matthews, M. McCrank, J. McLean, J. Miller, J. Morse, L. O'Brien, B. Owens, P. Pacheco, B. Reilly, D. Robertson, C. Ross, C. Rowley, S. Salmon, S. Schwartz, C. Shin, D. Showers, A. Stanley, M. Stolee, D. Tamarin, G. Towsley, E. Wallace, L. Ware, A. Weibel, B. Welker, J. Williams, Y. Zhang, L. Zipp, J. Zook

 

Guests: D. Baldwin, V. Farmer, E.R. Johnson, T. Paradis, S. West

 

 

Call to Order

 

Chair Showers called the All-College Meeting to order at 4.06PM.

 

 

Adoption of the Agenda (College Senate Bulletin #8, p. 84)

 

The agenda was adopted without corrections or additions.

 

 

Nominations Committee Report

 

Nominations Committee Chair W. Gohlman stressed the need for volunteers for Senate, especially for Secretary. Because of the paucity of nominations, the Nominations Committee will present the slate at the next Senate meeting.

 

The Constitution also requires us to present nominees for the CAS Board of Directors.

 

Gohlman called for additional nominations from the floor. Hearing none, a motion was made to close nominations. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

Proposal for amendment to Article III, Section 2 (Bulletin #8, pages 84-85)

 

Proposed Amendment to Article II, Section 2 of Senate Constitution: Committee on Academic Standards

(based on recommendation of the June, 2006 meeting of the Committee on Academic Standards)

  1. Membership: The membership shall consist of eight or more members of the faculty. The members shall be appointed by the Dean of the College in consultation with the Chair of the Senate. The Dean of the College, a representative of the Vice President for Student and Campus Life, and a representative of the Director of Admissions shall serve as non-voting advisors.
  1. Functions: The Committee’s primary responsibility will be to participate in Academic Standards Hearings at the end of each academic year. The Committee will be convened by the Dean of the College, and may be divided into subgroups in order to conduct, in a timely way, hearings for students subject to academic dismissal. Temporary chairs for each hearing committee will be designated by the Dean in consultation with the committees. With respect to such cases, the Committee shall reach one of two decisions which shall be implemented by the Dean of the College: 1) uphold student dismissal; 2) permit student reinstatement provided he/she meets certain conditions stipulated by college policy or imposed by the Committee.

 

Dean of the College Susan Bailey and Chair Showers provided background on this amendment. The Committee on Academic Standards has recommended changes to revise the Constitutional description of the Committee’s membership and the function of the Committee. This will bring the Constitution in line with the practical function of the Committee.

 

The Committee has a sole function: to conduct Academic Standards hearings, which it holds each June. The revision to the Constitution should reflect this. In regard to changes in Membership, the Committee has found it useful to include members from outside the Teaching Faculty. Occasionally, the Committee has had more than one person from the same Department, but that has not been a problem.

 

The amendment to the Constitution must be discussed in an open forum; thirty days after this is accomplished, the amendment can be presented to Senate.

 

W. Gohlman said that his page 84 was blank. Other Senators had the same problem but found the amended version on p. 85. Showers explained that the footer on the bottom of p. 83 kicked everything back a page.

 

J. McLean (Physics) inquired about the description of primary responsibilities of Committee members; could this not imply secondary responsibilities? But J. Lovett (Biology) said that the first sentence didn't seem to say anything other than what the second sentence is doing; she did not think there was an implied extra function of the Committee.

 

J. Morse moved to omit the first sentence and amend the second sentence as follows “The Committee will participate in Academic Standards Hearings.” This would prevent suggestions of a secondary function.

 

The motion was seconded. Subsequent discussion noted that that the second sentence was actually the third sentence. With that correction, the motion carried unanimously.

 

Vice-President for Student and Campus Life Bonfiglio asked if there was more than one Committee. Dean Bailey replied that we usually have two subcommittees, and we should indicate temporary Chairs for each hearing subcommittee.

 

A. Eisenberg (Sociology) observed that, previously, we were striking language of no more than two members from a given Department; will there be limits in this case? Not according to the language of the amendment, Showers clarified; the Dean maintains discretion about this aspect of membership. Eisenberg thought this implied that some departments might be more willing to serve than others. Bailey said there has been common to have more than one member from the same Department. Eisenberg said she would personally like to ensure that the Committee’s Departmental membership truly represented the College.

 

M. Stolee (History) recalled from her service on the Committee that students come to the Committee from all over the College. The Dean’s Office understands this and realizes that there needs to be a balanced representation.

 

A motion to close discussion carried unanimously.

 

Adjournment

 

Chair Showers adjourned the All-College Meeting at 4.21PM.

 

Minutes of the College Senate

27 February 2007

 

Call to Order

 

Chair Showers called the Senate to order at 4.21PM.

Adoption of the Agenda (College Senate Bulletin #8, p. 85)

 

The agenda was adopted unanimously without corrections or additions.

 

Adoption of the Minutes of February 6, 2007 (Bulletin #8, pages 86-91)

 

The minutes were approved unanimously without corrections or additions.

 

Senate Reports

 

President’s Report

 

No report.

 

Provost’s Report

 

1. Provost Conway-Turner offered thanks for nominations for Campus Awards. The Awards Committee will convene soon to consider some wonderful candidates.

 

2. The Curriculum Task Force has met twice and will continue through a series of meetings of the whole group, breaking up into subgroups, and some open forums. Ten years have passed since the last curriculum review. Presently, the Task Force is looking at how Gen Education and major requirements dovetail together.

 

3. In June, we will send a team from Geneseo to AASCU and Educause’s conference on preparing students to face today’s technology. S. Chichester (CIT) will lead the team, which will include C. Friedman (Physics) and others. We hope to bring back good recommendations for our campus.

 

4. The Middle States Periodic Review takes place this year. Our Middle States Committee has been working for several months, looking at the last review five years ago. At that time, diversity and how to address it was a big issue; we have been doing a lot since then. A report is coming together about this work, plus some open forums. Our report to Middle States is due in June.

 

5. Chancellor Ryan will visit on 22 March. We hope he can spend at least half a day visiting campus constituencies and getting to know Geneseo. The Provost stressed the importance of sharing our mission and goals with Ryan.

 

6. The deadline for GREAT Day submissions is 9 March.

 

Chair’s Report

 

1. An Ad Hoc Committee is working on an amendment to change the term of the College Senate Chair. There may be a report at the next Senate meeting.

 

2. The other amendment mentioned previously is on Part-Time Faculty. This can be found on the Senate website in 2005-06, Bulletin No. 9. Showers will send out a notice to Faculty if they want to go back and look at the discussion about this.

 

Vice-Chair’s Report

 

No report.

 

Past Chair’s Report

 

No report.

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

K. Mapes reported a current balance of $198.24.

 

University Faculty Senator’s Report

 

W. Gohlman said the next University Faculty Senate would take place in Brockport in late April.

Student Association Vice-President’s Report

 

No report.

Reports of the Standing Committees of the Senate

 

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Report

 

UCC Chair M. Stolee moved the following in blocks. Because of the length of the list, she asked to move the courses by major prefix (all appeared on the screen in the front of Newton 204 and are listed below; UCC discussion appears in Bulletin Number 8, beginning on p. 98):

New Courses: First Reading

CHEM 342: Modern Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

GEOG 363: M/The Geography of Africa

HONR 206: Honors Seminar: (subtitle)

HONR 207: Honors Seminar in Diversity, Pluralism, Difference: (subtitle)

HONR 210: Independent Honors Service Project

MATH 262: Applied Statistics

 

The motion passed unanimously.

Revised Courses: First Reading

ARTH 201: Ancient to Byzantine Art: Religion and Philosophy

ARTH 202: Crusaders, Saints, and Sinners: Art and Spirituality in Medieval Europe

ARTH 203: Renaissance Europe: Rebirth of Classical Culture

ARTH 213: High Renaissance and Mannerisms in Europe

ARTH 281: Pre-Columbian and Latin American Art

ARTH 284: Asian Art: The Spiritual Traditions of India, China and Japan

ARTH 285: Issues in Contemporary Art

ARTH 300: Major Artists and Issues

ARTH 305: Italian and Northern Renaissance Art

ARTH 310: Women and Art

ARTH 384: Baroque Art in Italy, Spain, France and The Netherlands

ARTH 386: Theories of Art History

BIOL 235: Disease and the Developing World

BIOL 390: Biological Techniques: Molecular Techniques

CDSC 337: Applied Skills in Audio logy

CHEM 212: Organic Chemistry Laboratory

CHEM 301: Elementary Biochemistry Laboratory

CHEM 313: Laboratory Techniques in Organic Chemistry I

CHEM 331: Laboratory Techniques in Inorganic Chemistry I

CHEM 340: Modern Analytical Chemistry

CHEM 361: Advanced Physical/Instrumental/Analytical Laboratory I

CSCI 115: Digital Futures, Human Futures

HONR 203: Honors Seminar in the Social Sciences

HONR 204: Honors Seminar in the Fine Arts

HONR 205: Honors Seminar in the Sciences

HONR 393: Honors Thesis

PLSC 318: Constitutional Law

PLSC 319: Constitutional Rights and Liberties

PLSC 329: Politics of Russia and Eurasia

 

The motion passed unanimously.

Deleted Courses: First Reading

ANTH 238: Second Language Acquisition and Culture

CHEM 362: Advanced Physical/Instrumental/Analytical Laboratory II

 

The motion passed unanimously.

Revised Programs: First Reading

BA in Art Studio

BA in Biology

BS in Biology

Integrated Marketing Communications minor

BA in chemistry

BS in Chemistry

BA in Computer Science

IR Major

IR Minor

BA in Physics

BS in Applied Physics

BA in Political Science

 

The motion passed unanimously.

 

The next UCC meeting will take place on 6 March at 4PM in Sturges 105. We will look at proposal forms for curricular or program changes. Please forward these to Stolee.

Undergraduate Policies Committee Report

 

No report.

Graduate Academic Affairs Report

 

S. Salmon said GAAC would meet next Tuesday at 4PM in South 309.

Student Affairs Committee Report

 

J. Williams reported for Chair D. Scott. At the recent Student Affairs Committee meeting, Vice-President Bonfiglio spoke about student and campus life, and the Committee appreciated his useful update. At the next meeting on Monday, Cortez Jones and others from FARI (Fighting Against Racial Injustice) will make a presentation to the Committee about issues and concerns about racial bias and concerns on Campus. The Committee seeks to work with FARI on issues that should be important to all members of the community.

 

Faculty Affairs Committee Report


J. Morse said that her Committee had met on 13 February and discussed pending issues from the Task Force Report, including the place of advising and contributions to the discipline. To facilitate this, the Committee split into two subgroups and reported back with preliminary recommendations on how to make it clear to candidates and to personnel committees how the candidates are being evaluated. Reports will come at on the 6th of March in South 209 at 4PM. The Committee hopes to fine-tune recommendations and bring them back to Senate in time for first and second readings this year.

 

Old Business

 

There was no old business.

 

New Business

 

Showers reiterated a call for Senators; we need candidates for at-large Senators as well as Senators of less and more than six years, as well as nominations for Treasurer and Secretary. Nominations should go to Nominations Committee Chair Gohlman.

 

Adjournment

 

Chair Showers adjourned the Senate at 4.37PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Graham N Drake

College Senate Secretary

Agenda of the College Senate Meeting

20 March 2007

Call to Order

Adoption of the Agenda

Adoption of the Minutes of February 27, 2007 (Bulletin #9, pages 120-123)

Senate Reports

President Christopher Dahl

Provost Kate Conway-Turner

Chair Dennis Showers

Vice Chair David Granger

Past-Chair Maria Lima

Treasurer Kathleen Mapes

University Faculty Senator Bill Gohlman

Vice President, Student Assoc. Jarah Magan

 

Reports of the Standing Committees of the Senate

Undergraduate Curricula Meg Stolee

(See agenda items listed separately below)

Undergraduate Policies Ed Wallace

Graduate Academic Affairs Susan Salmon

(See agenda items listed separately below)

Student Affairs Denise Scott

Faculty Affairs Jane Morse

 

Old Business

New Business

Adjournment

UCC agenda items for 3/20 Senate Meeting

 

Revised Courses: First Reading

COMN 102: Principles of Communication

Math 262: Applied Statistics.

Deleted Courses: First Reading

ENLG 100: College Writing I

 

Revised Programs: First Reading

Honors Program

New Courses: Second Reading

CHEM 342: Modern Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

GEOG 363: M/The Geography of Africa

HONR 206: Honors Seminar: (subtitle)

HONR 207: Honors Seminar in Diversity, Pluralism, Difference: (subtitle)

HONR 210: Independent Honors Service Project

MATH 262: Applied Statistics

Revised Courses: Second Reading

ARTH 201: Ancient to Byzantine Art: Religion and Philosophy

ARTH 202: Crusaders, Saints, and Sinners: Art and Spirituality in Medieval Europe

ARTH 203: Renaissance Europe: Rebirth of Classical Culture

ARTH 213: High Renaissance and Mannerisms in Europe

ARTH 281: Pre-Columbian and Latin American Art

ARTH 284: Asian Art: The Spiritual Traditions of India, China and Japan

ARTH 285: Issues in Contemporary Art

ARTH 300: Major Artists and Issues

ARTH 305: Italian and Northern Renaissance Art

ARTH 310: Women and Art

ARTH 384: Baroque Art in Italy, Spain, France and The Netherlands

ARTH 386: Theories of Art History

BIOL 235: Disease and the Developing World

BIOL 390: Biological Techniques: Molecular Techniques

CDSC 337: Applied Skills in Audio logy

CHEM 212: Organic Chemistry Laboratory

CHEM 301: Elementary Biochemistry Laboratory

CHEM 313: Laboratory Techniques in Organic Chemistry I

CHEM 331: Laboratory Techniques in Inorganic Chemistry I

CHEM 340: Modern Analytical Chemistry

CHEM 361: Advanced Physical/Instrumental/Analytical Laboratory I

CSCI 115: Digital Futures, Human Futures

HONR 203: Honors Seminar in the Social Sciences

HONR 204: Honors Seminar in the Fine Arts

HONR 205: Honors Seminar in the Sciences

HONR 393: Honors Thesis

PLSC 318: Constitutional Law

PLSC 319: Constitutional Rights and Liberties

PLSC 329: Politics of Russia and Eurasia

Deleted Courses: Second Reading

ANTH 238: Second Language Acquisition and Culture

CHEM 362: Advanced Physical/Instrumental/Analytical Laboratory II

Revised Programs: Second Reading

BA in Art Studio

BA in Biology

BS in Biology

Integrated Marketing Communications minor

BA in chemistry

BS in Chemistry

BA in Computer Science

IR Major

IR Minor

BA in Physics

BS in Applied Physics

BA in Political Science

 

 

UCC descriptions for Senate 3/20

 

Revised Courses:

COMN 102: Principles of Communication. Revision = title change to Principles of Public Speaking.

 

Math 262: Applied Statistics. Revision = addition of R/ designation

 

Deleted Courses:

ENLG 100: College Writing I

 

Revised Programs:

Honors Program. Revision = The Honors Program at Geneseo is a scholarship program carefully designed to enrich the undergraduate education of a small number of dedicated and accomplished students. The program offers designated honors courses, research opportunities, and close work with honors advisors to guarantee program coherence. Twenty students are admitted into the program each year. Half of this number are entering freshmen. The remainder, with a possible rare exception, are sophomores when they begin the program. Each spring the Honors Program Committee reviews the records of entering freshmen for evidence of seriousness of purpose, academic ability, and academic accomplishments. The committee then invites those selected to enter the program at that time. The committee issues the remaining invitations after a similar review of students already in attendance at the college. Incoming freshmen must have a high school average of at least 95 and minimum SAT scores of 1350 to be considered for the program. Those already in attendance must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.5 and present a minimum of 24 credit hours earned at Geneseo.

Honors students must maintain an overall cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 at the end of each academic year, with a minimum of 12 credit hours completed each semester. Class size for honors courses will be limited to twenty students in order to focus on discussion, increase one–to–one opportunities between student and instructor, and facilitate rapid evaluation and return of student work. The courses have been designed to enhance habits of critical thought and expression equally necessary to success in one’s career, in one’s private life, and in one’s participation as a citizen in public life.

Geneseo’s Honors Program is designed to enhance the education of a special group of curious, able and motivated students who have a broad range of interests. Application to the program is by invitation from the College Honors Committee only.

Students in the Honors Program take five courses selected from a set of specially designed honors courses that cover a wide range of topics, from art to science and more. These classes are small and emphasize discussion and participation. The program culminates with a six credit honors capstone experience, usually undertaken during the senior year.

Honors students must maintain an overall cumulative grade point average (gpa) of at least 3.4. Each semester, honors students must complete at least 12 hours and earn a gpa no lower than 3.0. Additionally, students must complete HONR 101 and 102 in their first year in the program and take at least one honors course in each subsequent year, until the five required courses are completed. (With prior notification, exceptions are made for study abroad or similar circumstances.)

The Geneseo Honors Program is designed to enhance habits of critical thought and expression, skills equally necessary to success in career, in private life, and in the public life of a citizen.

 

GCC Agenda Items for March 20, 2007

First Reading – New Courses

CDSC 420

CDSC 582

CDSC 583

Revised Program – First Reading

Masters of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology

To review the course or program proposals above, go to the web site of the Office of the Dean, link to Forms: http://dean.geneseo.edu/?pg=ucc/forms.html. Go to the bottom of the page and link to “Senators” to sign in.