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ABSTRACT of Faculty Senate Meeting September 30, 2002

§         John Purdy, 2002-2003 Senate President, called the first Fall Quarter meeting of the Senate to order at 4:04 pm.  Senators approved the minutes of June 3, 2002, and welcomed Paula Rustan, Executive Director, University Planning and Assessment. University President Karen Morse reported on meetings with Bob Edie and HEC Board members to expand media support for higher education. 

§         Purdy reviewed items discussed by the Executive Committee during the Senate retreat, including an initiative for soliciting faculty participation in governance.

§         Senators passed a motion for a faculty vote on the new proposal to divide the College of Arts and Sciences into two new colleges.  Senators proposed that ballot results be tallied by the October 28th meeting, and agreed to establish other ways for written faculty response. 

§         Senators proposed a General Faculty Assembly on restructuring to take place on Thursday, October 17th from 4 to 5:30 in Arntzen 100. 

§         Among other items, Senators agreed to to ensure public discussion on models and recommendations from the General Education Task Force, reviewed the intent of the “Ombudsperson” definition in the revised faculty grievance procedure, and reviewed proposals on limited term faculty from a report from the University Planning Council.

§         The meeting adjourned at 5: 49 pm.



The following faculty vacancies exist on Senate Standing Committees:

Senate Legislative Committee – 1 three-year term, and one UPC representative,

Faculty Grievance Committee – 3 positions; 1-yr, 2-yr, and 3 yr terms, tenured

Academic Technology Committee – 1 Senator OR 1 representative from College of

  Business and Economics, two from College of Arts and Sciences

Other:  Student Technology Fee Committee  1-yr term