John Purdy, 2002-2003 President, called the Senate
meeting to order at 4:05 pm. Senators
approved the minutes of April 7, 2003 and Standing Committee minutes.
Provost Bodman will announce the finalists for
Deans’ positions for at least one of the new colleges this week.
Senators passed a motion, which eliminates second readings of minutes of Standing
Paula Rustan demonstrated the university budgeting
process in a power point presentation prepared jointly with University President
Karen Morse. Mark Lane was present
to answer Senators’ questions.
Provost Bodman distributed a set of priorities for
Academic Affairs funding for the coming biennium, which he developed jointly
with the Provost’s Council. Bodman
wished for an endowment to increase funding for library resources.
Senators discussed budget priorities extensively,
and in particular the trend toward increasing limited-term faculty and
administrative exempt FTE over tenure-track faculty FTE. They also discussed the
processes for decision making in the area of technology.
Senators chose to forego moving to Executive Session and adjourned
at 6:15 pm.
A - TJ Olney, Marketing
B - Kristi Lemm, Psychology
B - Kristen Parris, Political Science
F - Niall O Murchu, Fairhaven
At-Large: Michael Meehan, Computer Science
There is one vacant position for a Senator from Woodring College.
The new Senate will be seated at the May 19th meeting at which James Loucky, 2003-2004 President will hold an election of officers. The President’s Dinner for new and continuing Senators and Chairs of Standing Committees will be held Monday, June 9th.