Faculty Senate Minutes - February 26, 2001
OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE FACULTY SENATE 2/26/01
Senators Present: Kay Bailey, Cheryl Brown, Don Maguire, Barry Daniel (vice chair), Jay Helman, Bill King (clerk), Phil Klingsmith, Steve Kugath, Terri Lennon, Jessica Young (for Terry Mullen), Heather Orr, Mark Riney, Allen Stork (chair), Jim Westerman
VISITORS: Jodi Day, (SGA president), John Sowell (Associate VPAA), Martha Violet
Allen Stork called the meeting to order at 4:20.
1. The agenda was accepted and the minutes approved.
2. Chair’s Report.
Stork and other campus representatives discussed governance issues with the Board of Trustees.
3. VPAA report.
- Campus Budget Committee has been formed and announced by the President. The full campus is represented to get information out. The purpose is twofold. This will be a group of faculty/staff
A. who understand the numbers, both money and enrollment.
B. who can advise the cabinet so that it gets all the information that is needed to make decisions
- March 8-9 we are hosting a summit on computer related programs at Adams State, Mesa State and WSC to discuss professional development and other issues we share
- March 1 CCHE will consider our teacher education program.
4. Old Business:
Curriculum Committee proposal for changes in art, geography, geology, kinesiology, and education.
There was discussion of the movement of second writing courses to the 300 level, but this general education requirement was left for the Curriculum Committee to oversee.
Motion made at last meeting was passed unanimously.
Academic Policy Committee recommendations moved last meeting for changes were discussed.
1. Graduation without licensure: this decision is made by each discipline
2. Overall GPA of 2.0 both in general and in the major
3. Internships must be approved beforehand, not later
4. Grade corrections can be made up to a year later
Motion made last meeting was passed with one abstention.
- New Business
Jay Helman handed out this report on Quality Indicators at our last meeting, asking us to look at items 1, 3, 7a and c. WSC scored the lowest in the state. Discussion of the benchmarks was extensive.
A question was raised about what FPAC was doing related to tenure and promotion. Helman responded that he would report back after meeting with FPAC tomorrow. Stork indicated that he would invite the FPAC chair to report to the Senate.
William E. King
Faculty Senate Clerk