November 5, 2001


104 Gore Hall                                                                                                              4:00 p.m.


Members Absent:  David Legates, Susan McGeary, Ikem Okoye, Larry Peterson, Steve Tague, Satoshi Tomioka, Donald Vlachos


Members Excused:  Richard Fang, Joseph Glutting, Eric Kaler, Mark Radosevich, Andre Rosay, T. W. Fraser Russell, John Scholz, Rivers Singleton, Joyce Hill Stoner, Carolyn Thoroughgood, John Weiss


I.          Meeting was convened by Senate President Jim Richards at 4:00 PM.


II.         The agenda for the meeting was adopted unanimously.


III.       The minutes of the meeting of October 1, 2001 were approved unanimously noting the correct spelling of Professor Knecht (not Connect).


IV.       Acting Provost Dan Rich presented a profile on the faculty of the University of Delaware.  Many of the comparison were between data collected on the composition and activities of the faculty from 1991 and 2001.  For example, in 1991 there were 972 UD faculty members, now there are 1,102 faculty as a result of additions and conversions.  Further distinctions and additional data were showcased in the presentation.  Information contained in this presentation will be made available on the website of the Faculty Senate.


V.        Revision to the Master of Business Administration was approved unanimously.  BUAD 810 Titans Teams and Technology is to be deleted from the list of required courses with the required course credit hours fulfilled by completing three credits in the areas of management, organizational behavior, or human resources.


VI.       New Business:  Jim Richards introduced the concept of video streaming and web conferencing for Faculty Senate meetings.  This technology is available, although at this time the cost and desirability of using it for Faculty Senate meetings in unknown.  A resolution was introduced to consider this option on an experimental basis.  The resolution was accepted by unanimous vote and modified by majority vote to read (concluding section): “Resolved that the Faculty Senate will experiment with video-streaming and web-conferencing capabilities to enable all faculty to observe and interact with Senate proceedings during the current academic year, and to create better quality recordings of these proceedings.”  Discussion followed with many questions and comments.


VII.      The meeting adjourned at 4:35 PM.


Respectfully submitted,



Dallas Hoover