November 1, 1993


Senator not in attendance was:      Victor Martuza

Senators excused were:      Joann Browning, Barbara Curry, Jeff Gillespie,
                            Vivian Klaff, Robert Knecht, Ajay Manrai,
                            Frank Murray, Mary Richards, David Roselle,
                            Janet Smith, Carolyn Thoroughgood


      Under New Business the confirmation of Young-Doo Wang (see
      below) was inserted as Item A and the remainder of New Business
      items advanced by one letter.  The Agenda was adopted with this


      The minutes for the October 4, 1993 meeting were approved as


      Using overheads, Provost Andersen summarized the findings of the
      National Faculty Survey in which Delaware participated.  This
      summary also appears in Update, and a copy of the prepared text
      is available in the Senate Office.  Eight overheads presented the

      1.    Sixty-one percent of the University of Delaware faculty
            participated with a slight under-representation of full
            professors, women and tenured faculty and an over-
            representation of lecturers/instructors.

      2.    University of Delaware faculty follow the national norms in
            their various teaching and research activities.

      3.    At Delaware faculty women differ from men in that they are
            more likely to serve on five or more committees, to have
            interrupted their careers for health or family reasons, to
            commute long distances and to have spouses or partners
            employed in a different city.

      4.    University of Delaware faculty generally mirror national norms
            in instructional practices.  However, Delaware female faculty
            are much more likely to include gender and racial-ethnic
            readings than their male counterparts. 

      5.    Additional issues show that University of Delaware faculty
            perceive greater racial conflict here than the national norm
            while believing that faculty are sensitive to minority interests
            and that minority faculty are treated fairly.

      6.    University of Delaware faculty show greater job satisfaction
            than the national norms.

      7.    Time pressures develop the greatest stress in Delaware
            faculty, and women report more stress than men from their
            teaching load and the promotion and review process.

      8.    The strongest finding of the survey is that at a level above the
            national norm, the vast majority of Delaware faculty want to
            continue as academics.

      Questions established that the national survey had 29,000
      responses from a general mix of post-secondary institutions.


      1.    Dan Rich, Chair of the Provost Search Committee, will report
            on the progress of the search at the December and February
            Senate meetings.  The Committee encourages faculty to
            submit nominations up to the closing date of November 15.

      2.    The Committee on Committees and Nominations (COCAN) has
            revised the procedure for electing the chair.  As in the past,
            the Faculty Senate will elect members to this Committee in
            the May Senate meeting.  Under the new procedure, the
            Senate then will elect the Chair from the elected COCAN
            members later in the meeting or in the second session of the
            May meeting.  The COCAN members then will assume their
            duties in September.

      3.    With the approval of COCAN the Committee on Student and
            Faculty Honors will appoint a Board of Senior Thesis Readers,
            who will assist in the evaluation of about 75 Degree with
            Distinction and 23 Honors Degree theses.

      4.    The interim appointments made by COCAN were included with
            the voting cards.  [This information also is attached to these


      A.    Recommendation from the Coordinating Committee on
            Education (J. McLaughlin, Chairperson) to amend the Faculty
            Handbook, Section II, subsection 2, "Examinations and Tests,"
            page II-3.

            After a very brief discussion in which it was established that
            the proposal applies to the Fall and Spring semesters only and
            will take  place first in Spring '94, the following resolution was
            passed by a vote of 51-1-1.

            RESOLVED,       that the Examinations and Tests Policy in the
                            Faculty Handbook at II. "Selected Academic
                            Policy Statements," subsection 2.
                            "Examinations and Tests," page II-3 be
                            amended as follows:

      2. Examinations and Tests

      Faculty exercise academic judgment in determining appropriate
      methods of evaluation in courses.  However, the University sets the
      academic calendar and includes an examination week as the final
      week in a semester.  Except in unusual circumstances, faculty are
      expected to use the examination week for evaluation and
      instructional purposes.  Faculty should give the last examination in
      a course during that week according to the printed scheduled issued
      by the Registrar's Office.  Courses following very different
      instructional and evaluation formats, e.g., clinical experience,
      individual research, laboratory or student teaching, will not be
      restricted in this regard.  If unusual circumstances exist, the
      department chair or dean will be informed of the method and timing
      of the final course assessment.  Because the University does not
      operate with a formal honor system, faculty are responsible for
      proper monitoring of examinations and tests.


      No examination, hourly examination, test, or quiz counting for 25
      percent or more of the semester's grade for any class (except
      laboratory exams) shall be given during the last five class days of
      any regular semester.  There shall be a break of at least 24 hours,
      designated Reading Day(s), at the beginning of Finals Week.  No
      examinations, tests, or quizzes may be given on Reading Day(s), to
      allow students to review for upcoming finals and to complete

VI.   New Business

      A. Young-Doo Wang was approved for a two-year term on the
         Committee on Student and Faculty Honors by acclamation.

      B. The following resolution on compliance with University
         principles, was forwarded without recommendation by the
         Committee on Undergraduate Studies but with the
         recommendation of the Executive Committee:

            WHEREAS,        the University of Delaware is committed to
                            assuring equal opportunity to all persons and
                            does not discriminate on the basis of race,
                            color, gender, religion, ancestry, national
                            origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, age,
                            or disability in its educational programs,
                            activities, admissions or employment practices,
                            therefore be it 

            RESOLVED,       that the University Faculty Senate will initiate
                            disestablishment procedures should any
                            program adopt a policy that directly violates
                            the published principles of the University of

         The debate centered on the need and appropriateness of the
         resolution.  Senators Flynn, Bellamy, Cooper and Hoffecker
         wondered if the resolution would require disestablishing
         programs which exclude students with incapacitating physical
         disabilities.  Senators McCoy and Mayes replied that the
         Americans with Disabilities Act provides protection to the
         institution if a reasonable request for accommodation is
         answered but the outcome is unsatisfactory.   Senator McCoy
         said the real issue of the resolution is
         sex(ual orientation).

         Colonel Martel (Air Force ROTC) and Senator Cooper (Army
         ROTC) emphasized that the academic portion of their programs
         are open to all students.  Participation in the non-credit
         leadership portion of AFROTC requires the participant to be able
         to meet the requirements for commissioning.  Colonel Martel,
         Senator Cooper and Senator Grubb questioned the timing of the
         resolution since permanent approval of the AFROTC program will
         be considered in December.  Chairperson Keefe (Undergraduate
         Studies), Chairperson Dilley (COCAN) and President Elect
         McLauglin answered that the resolution was intended to be
         helpful to the approval process for AFROTC by decoupling
         principle from a specific program.  Senators Pizzuto, Bonner and
         Dean Cooper questioned the need for the resolution. 
         McLaughlin, Dilley and Provost Andersen responded that the
         resolution addresses "what if" policy issues.

         The resolution was defeated by a vote of 7-40-5.

      C. Introduction of New Business - None

Senate President Scott adjourned the meeting at 4:55 p.m.

Attachment: COCAN Appointments

      B. Such items as may come before the Senate.  (No motion
         introduced under new business, except a motion to refer to
         committee, shall be acted upon until the next meeting of the

  1.  Page II-3 of the Faculty Handbook
Recommendation from the Committee on Graduate Studies  (P. Hooper,
Chairperson '91-92) with the concurrence of the Coordinating Committee
on Education (J. McLaughlin, Chairperon) for permanent approval of the
Master of Physical Therapy degree

WHEREAS,     the .... was provisionally approved on ...............

RESOLVED,     that, effective immediately, the Master's degree program in
              Physical Therapy be granted permanent status.

      C.    Such items as may come before the Senate.  (No motion
            introduced under new business, except a motion to refer to
            committee, shall be acted upon until the next meeting of the

  1.  Biographies 
  2.  Page II-3 of the Faculty Handbook         

Resolution on Academic Freedom

Last part of the resolution was:


Limitations of academic freedom because of any aims of the University
should be clearly stated in writing at the time of the appointment.

Changed as followed per Dr. Dilley

Should there be any unwritten limitations of academic freedom because
of any aims of the University, any such limitations should be clearly
stated in writing at the time of the appointment.