Faculty Senate Minutes
May 21, 2008
Officers Attending: Nick Reeder, President; Bill Boyko, Vice-President; Susan Callender, Secretary
Senators attending: Luis Gonzalez, Nolan Long, Eric Kraus, Dave Stover, Tom Singer, Jim Shimko, Derek Allen, Cindy Schoonover, Georgann Enright
Senators not attending: Moez Ben-azzouz, Amanda Romero
Others attending: Billie Sanders, Laurel Meyer, Karl Hess, Ken Kohlenberg
Nick called the meeting to order at 2:30 in rm. 7-L21
1. Approval of the Minutes
Spring Faculty Assembly Minutes were approved; Faculty Senate
Minutes for May 7, 2008 were approved with corrections.
2. PresidentŐs Report
Nick summarized the May 14th Provost/ Senate officers meeting. Dr. Grove agreed
with the idea of faculty evaluations of chairs and deans. Regarding collective
bargaining sessions at the Faculty Learning Day, Dr. Grove felt that the sessions
should focus more on teaching and learning. However, she recognized that in the
past many sessions have not done so. She also felt that faculty should be
primarily responsible for the planning of Faculty Learning Day.
Nick noted that he contacted Walt Davis and Kelly Joplin, the co-chairs of the
planning committee for Faculty Learning Day; he asked them about scheduling
faculty information sessions on collective bargaining and college governance models.
The co-chairs denied the senateŐs request.
Nick gave the current status of the faculty vote on the Constitution/Bylaw vote.
*Motion: To reopen faculty voting on these two issues until May 30th at 12:00 p.m.
The Motion passed.
*Motion: To reappoint Tom Singer and Ned Young to
three year terms as members of FIT. The Motion passed.
Nick also reminded senators of the upcoming Board meetings. Bill Boyko will attend
the June 3rd, Strategic Linkages Committee meeting; Karl Hess and Eric Kraus will
attend the June 4th Finance Committee meeting; Laurel Mayer, Nick Reeder and
Ken Kohlenberg will attend the June 10th Full Board meeting.
3. Unfinished Business
Senators discussed a number of possible fall quarter dates and locations for the
faculty information sessions on collective bargaining and governance. Senators
agreed that the senate would send the Faculty Learning Day committee a
recommendation. Since the majority of faculty requested the information
sessions on collective bargaining and governance, the Faculty Senate recommends
that Faculty Learning day include one morning session and one afternoon session.
The faculty survey responses are the rationale for the recommendation.
Senators discussed the academic calendar options sent by Mary Gaier. *Motion:
that option B with the Learning Day scheduled for September 8th be used.
The Motion passed.
*Motion: that the recommendation concerning the evaluation of chairs and deans
be sent to Dr. Grove. The Motion passed.
The meeting adjourned at 4:15.
The next senate meeting will be Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at 2:30 in rm. 7-L21.