John Purdy, 2002-2003 Senate President, called the
Senate meeting to order at 4:05 pm. Senators
approved the minutes of February 24, 2003 and Standing Committee minutes.
University President Karen Morse reported actively working on the Evans
Gardner bill, as an essential economic package for the legislature this session.
Morse noted that the House Budget, written in large part by Helen Sommers
and not yet released, is favorable
to Higher Education. Morse directed
Senators to a Sunday Times’ editorial by former governor Dan Evans on what
needs to be done, now, for higher to meet the needs of the state in 2008.
Morse asked for faculty feedback on how campus websites are linked to the
proposed revised Western website.
One Senator recommended the Senate follow the lead
of the Academic Coordinating Commission in eliminating second readings.
The Senate moved
to approve the 2004-2005 Contingency Plan brought forward from the University
Senators learned that the Executive Council is
reviewing materials on shared governance returned from departments and
§ Senators moved into Executive Session and continued discussion on a petition calling for a faculty referendum. The Executive Council will prepare a letter identifying a course of action for the Senate to consider at its next meeting. The Senate returned to open session to adjourn at 6:10 pm.
AND ELECTIONS, KEVIN LEONARD, Elections Officer
James Loucky, 2 additional
Joan Hoffman. 2 additional
Thomas M. Goetzl. 1
Sociology, (Senator) replacing James Hearne
Psychology, replacing Charles Sylvester (Spring Quarter)
Environmental Studies, replacing Nick Zaferatos (Spring Quarter)