ABSTRACT of Faculty Senate Meeting May 5, 2003

§         James Loucky, Vice President called the Senate meeting to order at 4:05 pm.  Senators approved the minutes of April 21, 2003 and Standing Committee minutes.

§         President Morse reported helping other university presidents co-author a bill which will strengthen the role of private Higher Education accrediting agencies, in response to a move in Congress to make accreditation a government responsibility.

§         Senators passed a motion which revised language in II.A. of the Faculty Handbook to reflect the titles of the new Colleges.

§         Senators considered language revision to Appendix K “Opportunity Appointment Policy” (Faculty Handbook, p. 117) with amended language to be brought to the next Senate meeting.

§         Senators discussed residual budget issues with Provost Bodman, as well as a revised charge to the Academic Technology Committee.  Bodman will provide technology budget figures to the Senate. 

§         Senators adjourned at 6:08 p.m.


ORIENTATION for new Senators will take place on Monday, May 19th at 3 p.m. in OM340 followed by the seating of the new Senate and election of Officers.


Kevin Leonard, Elections Officer

Lorraine Kasprisin, Woodring College, to the Senate for a 2-year term. 

Senate Standing committee candidates (to be elected May 19th in the Senate):

Academic Coordinating Commission, from Areas:

B -  Fred Grote, Psychology.  C – Leonard Helfgott, History; Kathleen Kennedy, History; David Curley, Liberal Studies.  D -  1 vacancy.  E -  Mary Ann Reynolds, Accounting; John Sands, Management; George Sanders, Accounting.  F - 1 vacancy.

H –  Shelby Sheppard, Ed Foundations


University Planning Council:

5 vacancies from all Areas, especially D, E, F, H, I  (3-year term)


Salary & Welfare Committee

1 vacancy (3-year term)


Academic Technology

6 vacancies from all areas


Committee on Grievance and Sanctions

5 vacancies from all areas (3-year term)


Se nate Legislative Committee

1 (3-year term) plus representatives from 3 other committees


Senate Library Committee

5 vacancies from all areas