12 April 2004

3:30 PM, 104 Gore Hall




I.          President Roselle convened the meeting.  Memorial tributes were presented.

a.         John Burmeister presented a tribute for Dr. Carl von Frankenberg, Associate Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Biochemistry who died on March 1, 2004.

            b.         Tsu-Wei Chou presented a tribute for Dr. Jerzy Nowinski, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering who died on January 3, 2004.

            c.         Jay Hildebrandt presented a tribute for Mildred Gaddis, Associate Professor Emerita of Music who died on January 16, 2004.


II.         Remarks - Dr. Roselle


Overviews were presented of current construction at the University of Delaware.  Dr. Roselle’s presentation focused on replacement of the Pencader dormitory complex on the north campus and initial activities and projections for the new Center for the Arts.


            The meeting was adjourned at 4:13 PM.



Dallas Hoover

Faculty Senate Secretary



























12 April 2004

104 Gore Hall



Members excused: T. Angell, J. Bernard, J. Bishop, M. Buell, J. Butkiewicz, C. Cannon, J. Dee, C. Denson, A. Fox, M. Gutierrez, C. Izard, E. Kaler, D. Miller, C. Thoroughgood


Members absent:   J. Brown, P. Chapman, J. Dean,  L. Harrison, K. Heinen, D. Herman, B. Krakower, R. Nichols, I. Okoye, P. Oneill, J. Scholz, I. Vogel, L. Ware



I.          President Karen Stein convened the meeting immediately (4:14 PM) after adjournment of the General Faculty Meeting.  The meeting agenda was adopted unanimously.


II.         The University Faculty Senate meeting minutes of March 1, 2004 were approved unanimously.


III.       Provost Dan Rich gave a brief presentation on Service-learning Activities at the University of Delaware.  He noted that he just received the report from the Academic Council on Service-learning.  The Office of Service-learning will be opened in the fall of 2004.


IV.       Announcements - Karen Stein.


A.        The Faculty Senate Ad hoc Recycling Committee has been created and staffed with volunteers.  Bert Abrams will chair the six-person committee.

            B.         The Conflict of Interest in Research statement of 1995 is the old version; the official 2002 statement is found in the Policy and Procedures Manual.  The Faculty Handbook will be appropriately revised.

            C.        The Items for Information were the Policy Change for Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, the Legal Studies Graduate Certificate, and the Report of Multicultural Courses.

            D.        Discussion was generated on the Report of Multicultural Courses at UD concerning wording of criteria, interpretation of the document and recertification issues.  Tom Leitsch fielded questions.  Karen Stein noted that in the fall the report will be reassessed.


V.        Consent Agenda.


            A.        Announcements for Challenge: Items 1 through 13 were approved.


            B.         Resolutions: Item 2 was pulled from the Consent Agenda.  Items 1, 3 and 4 were approved.   For item 2 a question was raised regarding a tie vote (3-3) if the past President joins the Executive Committee making the committee a six-member voting group.  Following discussion, vote on item 2 passed unanimously.


VI.       Regular Agenda


            A.        Old Business.  Items a, b, c and g were pulled from the group and voted upon individually.


                        1.         Item a passed 37 in favor and 5 against.

                        2.         Item b passed 32 in favor, 7 against, and 3 abstained.

                        3.         Item c passed 36 in favor, 2 against, and 4 abstained.

                        4.         Items d, e and f were approved unanimously as they were not challenged.

                        5.         Item g passed 41 in favor and 1 abstained.


            B.         New Business: None.


VII.      Introduction of New Business: None.


The meeting was adjourned at 5:11 PM.



Dallas Hoover

Faculty Senate Secretary