John Purdy, 2002-2003 Senate President, called the
Senate meeting to order at 4:04 pm. Senators
approved the minutes of September 30, 2002.
University President Karen Morse reported continued meetings this week
with legislators to focus attention on Higher Education.
Morse continues pushing for support for faculty salaries.
Purdy addressed previous constituent concerns and
reported that a medical savings plan might be on the horizon.
Morse and Kris Bulcroft confirmed that a noise
simulation had been done and classes rescheduled to prevent noise interference
during the Old Main restoration.
Kris Bulcroft reported that the General Education
Task Force would distribute models with cost appraisals campus wide in the
New constituent concerns included the following
questions: what is the status of
funds that were to provide guest speakers from the Pepsi concession; what are
the limitations on faculty consulting; what policies exist regarding website
links, academic freedom, and faculty and student liability when using
politically oriented websites for research.
§ A vote of the faculty by campus mail will follow a General Faculty Assembly on college restructuring to be held in Fraser 4 on 10/17/02 at 4 pm.
§ Senators also heard: a report on the activities of the Council of Faculty Representatives, scheduled to meet on campus in November; a suggestion on forming an ad hoc committee to review handbook language on “ombudsman”; and suggestions on improving the status of Limited Term Faculty.
§ The meeting adjourned at 5: 42 pm.
AND ELECTIONS, Kevin Leonard, Officer
The Senate appointed the following faculty:
the Faculty Senate:
Michael Meehan, Computer Science, Fall Quarter replacement for M.
Niall O Murchu, Fairhaven College representative, 1-yr term
Olney, Senate representative; Steve Ross, CBE; Steven Emory, Chemistry; Lucky Tedrow, Sociology;
Mark Sherman, English; David Bover, Computer
– Jiang Long Wang, Communications,