Costel Denson, Dana Johnson, Bethany Hall-Long, Larry Kalkstein, Mary Beth Miele, Michael Peterson, Karen Rosenberger, Carlos Plata-Salaman, Leslie Reidel, Melvyn Schiavelli, Karen Stein, Fred Stiner, Carolyn Thoroughgood, Richard Wolbers
Thomas church, Rudy D=Souza, Kelly Druga, John Gallagher, Annette Shine, Stephan Wologhjian
I. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA
The Agenda was adopted.
II. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES
The Minutes of the December 1, 1997 meeting of THE Senate were approved with the following correction:
John Bulkowski was present at the February Faculty Senate Meeting.
President Carroll began the meeting with a moment of silence in memory of Professor Ralph Kleinman who passed away on February 19. Professor Kleinman was the first AAUP President and a former president of the Faculty Senate.
President Carroll welcomes two new senators. Leslie Homzie will replace Gail Diffendorf who resigned from THE University and Victor Spinskii who will fill the term of Karen Butler.
IV. REMARKS BY JOHN CAVANAUGH
Vice provost for Academic Programs and Planning, John Cavanaugh, addressed the Senate on the long history of excellence in teaching and learning. He stated that over the past few years, several faculty have engaged in initiatives that created new approaches to teaching and learning. These efforts transformed the classroom into interactive, dynamic teaching and learning environments. Faculty have been successful in attracting extramural funds to support their efforts. Vice Provost Cavanaugh stated that the institutional goal is to achieve even higher quality teaching and learning. If funding opportunities are successful, the University will be in a position to provide significant revenues to accelerate the spread of these initiatives in the near future, which will focus on THE effective and efficient use of technology.
V. ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR CHALLENGE:
The following Announcements for Challenge were approved:
1. Revision of the Masters and Ph.D. in Political Science - add specialization in "Law & Courts"
2. Revision of the Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
3. Revision of the Foreign Language Certificate
4. Revision of the Honors Foreign Language Certificate
V. OLD BUSINESS:
There was no Old Business
VI. NEW BUSINESS:
A. A resolution was presented for the disestablishment of the Master of mechanical Engineering, and for the concurrent establishment of a new Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a new Master of Engineering: Mechanical. The resolution was adopted.
B. A resolution was presented for the establishment of a new major leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Continental European Studies, and for the concurrent establishment of a new Honors degree leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Continental European Studies. The resolution was adopted.
C. A resolution was presented for the establishment of a new major leading to a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies, and for the concurrent establishment of a new Honors degree leading to a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies. The resolution was adopted.
D. A resolution was presented for the establishment of a new Honors degree leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Art Conservation. The resolution was adopted.
E. A resolution was presented regarding the College of Engineering Promotion and Tenure Procedures. An amendment was proposed to change the last phrase of the resolution to read "but does not vote at the department level." The amendment was adopted. The amended resolution was returned to the Promotion and Tenure Committee for further discussion.
F. President Carroll asked if there were other items of new business, reminding the Senate that such proposed items could not be acted upon until the next meeting. There being no new items, the meeting was adjourned at 5:30 p.m.
Frank B. Dilley, Secretary
University Faculty Senate