Faculty Senate Minutes

                                            February 27, 2008

 

 

Officers attending:  Nick Reeder, President; William Boyko, Vice-President; Susan Callender, Secretary

 

Senators attending:  Cindy Schoonover, Georgann Enright, Jim Shimko, Tom Singer, Moez Ben-azzouz, Eric Kraus, Nolan Long, Amanda Romero, Luis Gonzalez

 

Senators not attending:  Derek Allen, Dave Stover

 

Others attending:  Billie Sanders, Shari Rethman, Cindy Beckett

 

 

Nick called the meeting to order at 2:30 in rm. 7342

 

 

  1. Approval of Minutes

 

Winter Faculty Assembly minutes for February 6, 2008 were approved.

 Faculty Senate minutes for February 13, 2008 were approved with revision.

 

 

 

 

  1. Dr. Cindy Beckett, Chairperson of the committee to revise the Faculty Performance Review instrument shared a preliminary draft of the faculty survey.  Senators offered detailed comments concerning various aspects of the survey.  A draft of the student survey component was also presented.  Dr. Beckett will keep the senate updated on the progress of the committee; information from the committee will also be posted on their web site.  This project may take three to five tears for completion.

 

 

 

      3.  The President’s Report

           

            Nick summarized the February 20, 2008, Senate officers’ meeting with Dr.

Grove.   Dr. Grove and the senators agreed that the Professor Emeritus will be selected by the Faculty Assembly beginning in 2009.  Dr. Grove discussed the Testing Center’s policies; she noted that there will be no make-up testing available during the last week of the quarter, except for placement tests and Distance Learning courses. Also, Dr. Grove offered to speak to senate about the Distance Learning external review report.  The senators agreed to Dr. Grove’s offer; Nick will invite Dr. Grove and Nancy Thibeault to the March 12, 2008, senate meeting.

Dr. Grove shared that faculty participation on the levy campaign was up.  Nick encouraged Senators to attend the March 29th levy rally.
Nick asked Senators to attend one or more of the Board sub-committee meetings.  

Susan Callender and Eric Kraus volunteered to attend the Finance sub-committee meeting scheduled for 8:00 a.m. on March 10th.  Moez Ben-azzouz and Eric Kraus will attend the Strategic Linkages sub-committee meeting scheduled for 7:45 a.m. on March 18th.  Bill Boyko and Nick Reeder will attend the Personnel & Curriculum sub-committee meeting scheduled for 11:45 a.m. on March 19th.

 

 

4.  New Business

 

Shari Rethman noted that the current policies and processes for dealing with     student misconduct problems in the classroom seem ineffective. Nick said that he would review this with Dr. Grove during their next meeting and find out who would be the best person or persons to address this problem.

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 4:13.

 

The next senate meeting will be Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at 2:30 in rm.7342.