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FACULTY SENATE MEETING
APRIL 3, 2008
APPROVED MINUTES

The regular meeting of the Faculty Senate was called to order at 2:30 p.m. in the Evergreen Multipurpose Room of the Evergreen Residence Hall by Kay Covington, President.

Present: Agustin, Anop, Baier, Blankson, Breck, Covington, Dixon, Duvernell, Fahsl, Fields, Foster, Fujinoki, Hale, Hanson, Harward, Kerber, Ketchum, LaFond, Latorre, Love, McAndrews, Navin, O'Brien, Pettibone, Pietroburgo, Puchner, Rehg for Wilmett Rowland, Seltzer, Shaw, Staples, Szabo, Timpe, Theodore, Thomason, Watson, Welch, Weyhaupt, Wiediger, Wrobbel, Luo for Wu, Yancey, T Yu, B Zhou, J Zhou
Absent: AbuSharbain, Carstens-Wickham, Hershberger, Keene, McCommas, Milsk-Fowler, Rose-Green, Taylor, Wilmett, W. Yu
Guests: Zenia N. Agustin, John Meisel,

1. Announcements: Kathy Ketchum announced the approval of Form 90's.

2. Consideration of Minutes:
March 6, 2008- Corrections were made to the minutes. A motion was made by Stephanie Andrews to accept the minutes as corrected and seconded by Mike Shaw. The minutes were approved as corrected.

3. Action Items:

A. CC#1-07/08 Baccalaureate Reform through the Integrated Design of General
Education (BRIDGE)
a. Recommendation #1-The BRIDGE Committee recommends that the Faculty Senate adopt the following general education program, developed through the BRIDGE process (policy reference 1H1).
Questions were answered by J. Rehg and Z. N. Agustin.
A motion was made by Marcus Agustin that the Faculty Senate approved Recommendation #1. Larry LaFond seconded the motion. Recommendation #1 passes
b. Recommendation #2
-The BRIDGE Committee recommends that the Faculty Senate modify the university-level requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees in order to clarify the degrees and in order to augment the reform of the general education program (policy reference 1D1).
Questions were answered by J. Rehg and Z.N. Agustin.
A motion was made by Tom Foster that the Faculty Senate approved Recommendation #2. Marcus Agustin seconded the motion. Recommendation #2 passes.
c. Recommendation #3
-The BRIDGE Committee recommends that the Faculty Senate amend the Curriculum Council Operating Papers regarding the General Education Committee.
Questions were answered by J. Rehg and Z.N. Agustin.
A motion was made by Larry LaFond that the Faculty Senate approved Recommendation #3. Valerie Yancey seconded the motion. Recommendation #3 passes.
d. Recommendation #4
-The Committee recommends that the Faculty Senate approve a set of designations for components of the new general education program to be used, first by the BRIDGE Implementation Committee as it approves courses, activities, and projects for the new general education program and second, by the GEC as it assesses the new general education program.
Questions were answered by J. Rehg and Z.N. Agustin.
A motion was made by E. Duff Wrobbel that the Faculty Senate approved Recommendation #4. Susan Breck seconded the motion. Recommendation #4 passes.
e. Recommendation #5
-The Committee recommends that the Faculty Senate name the new general education program the Lincoln Program. Questions were answered by J. Rehg and Z.N. Agustin.
A motion was made by Allison Thomason that the Faculty Senate approved Recommendation #5. Peter Theodore seconded the motion. Recommendation #5 passes.
f. Additional items as a package
- A motion was made by Mike Shaw that the Faculty Senate approves the additional items. Margorie Baier seconded the motion. The items were approved.
B. EC#1-07/08
BRIDGE Implementation Committee
A motion was made by Mary Sue Love to approve the committee and seconded by Duff Wrobbel. The implementation committee was approved.
C. CC#2-07/08 Curriculum Council Operating Papers.
A request to change how the General Education Committee would be selected was made. The request was that the General Education Committee would be elected by the faculty rather than appointed by the Dean. Approved.
D. WC#12-07/08
Faculty Grievance Policy
Grievance Policy revisions to go back to Welfare Council for clarification of language regarding the 20 days and hearing (pg. 8, paragraph C).
E. WC#13-07/08 Sabbatical Leave Policy Changes were recommended regarding deferment in paragraph #5 and #6 and Passed.

4. Reports from Standing Committees

A. UPBC:
John Navin reported that even with the current budget we are hoping for a 3% raise pool for next year, unless the state budget picture changes for the worse.

B. IBHE Faculty Advisory Council
Martha Latorre reported about a Campus Security Task Force. Questions were answered.
C. Technology Advisory Council
Hiroshi Fujinki gave report

5. Reports from Council Chairs

a. Curriculum Council - Kathy Ketchum announced the approved Undergraduate Courses and Programs, indicated the Curriculum Council recommends Zenia Agustin for appointment of Chair of the General Education Committee for 2008-2009. A motion was made by Susan Breck for Zenia to be the Chair of the GE Committee. Mary Sue Love seconded. The motion was approved.
The Chair of Curriculum Council for 2008-2009 will be Tom Foster.
The electronic form 90's are not available, yet.
b. Graduate Council - David Duvernell announced the graduate council will meet Friday, April 4. Currently working on a Research Ethics Course.
c. Faculty Development Council - Marjorie Baier gave a report.
d. Rules and Procedures Council - Mary Sue Love announced for everyone to encourage people to send their surveys in. April 23 is the deadline.
e. Welfare Council - Laurie Puchner gave report.
f. Past President - Susan Breck gave report.
g. President Elect - Duff Wrobbel reported a tentative agenda for the All Faculty Meeting, April, 15, 2008, and that the topic for that day is Scholarship of Service.

6. New Business:
a.
NCAA Strategic Plan for Athletics -Professor John Meisel from the Economics Department answered questions concerning Div. I.
b. Nomination for President-Elect - A motion was made by Duff Wrobbel to nominate Allison Fahsl as the new President-Elect. It was seconded by Susan Breck. The motion was approved.

7. Old Business - none

8.Other Business

Fields suggested the faculty to take action regarding security. Fields wants future agenda to include the Campus Security Task Force.

Adjourned: The meeting was adjourned at 4:36 p.m.

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