Approved Minutes for May 3, 2004
Present: Cody Bustamante, Curt Whittaker, Sib Farrell, Marny Rivera, Wilkins-O'Riley Zinn, Jean Maxwell, Terry Longshore, Jon Harbaugh, Lee Ayers, Mark Siders, Etsuko Fujimoto, Dale Vidmar, Connie Anderson, Kemble Yates, Dan Rubenson, Wayne Schumacher, John Richards, John Whitesitt, Kevin Talbert, Peter Wu, Laura O’Bryon, Earl Potter.
Guests: Steven Jessup, Cynthia Beckwith, Sue Burkholder, Susan Walsh, Mada Morgan, Steven Petrovic, Emily Miller-Francisco, John Sollinger, Kathleen M. McNeill, Barbara Scott, Paul Steinle, Ed Battistella, Ken Kempner, John Fitton, Tonnette Long, Deborah Hofer, Carl Moody, Laura Jones, Colin Murphy, Diane Brimmer, Sandra Coyner, Elisabeth Zinser.
I. Approved Minutes of April 19, 2004
Motion by Dale Vidmar, Second by Zinn with no changes. For: 17, No: 0, Abstain: 0.
A. John Fitton announced the "Hour of Presence" scheduled for May 10th from 2-3 pm. This optional and voluntary hour of focused time allows for a look at the use of time and how one aligns time with personal priorities.
B. Kemble Yates announced the visit of Woody Dudley, a number theorist and Kieval Series Visiting Professor, to our campus on May 6 and 7.
C. Jon Harbaugh noted that three of the SOU Football players joined the national playing level: Dustin McGrorty will play for the St. Louis Rams, Andre Thurman will play for the New York Giants, and Steve Baker will play for the Oakland Raiders.
D. Sib Farrell reminded the Faculty Senate that the Majors Fair would be held on May 5, from 5-7 pm in Cascade F & G Classrooms. Twenty-three majors will be participating this year.
E. Zinn announced the Possibilities in Education Conference to be held on May 7 and 8 on the SOU Campus. Cost is $12 per student and $20 for faculty ($25 at the door).
III. Remarks from the President
A. Vice-President Ron Bolstad is retiring at the end of this fiscal year after 22 years of service to SOU. He will continue to serve the institution on the “1039 hour plan” at least until December to help with a smooth transition.
B. The Modified Plateau tuition costs have been reduced in the proposed plan submitted to the State Board of Higher Education. For undergraduate resident students the charge will be $40 per credit and for graduate resident students the cost will be $100 at the plateau levels.
IV. Remarks from the Provost
V. Action Items
A. Curriculum Committee – Catalog changes, discussion and votes
1. A motion was made by John Richards to approve the new courses submitted by the committee (as approved by the Curriculum Committee on April 7, 2004). Kevin Talbert seconded. Motion approved: For-17, Against-0, Abstention-0. New courses approved: Jrn 377, Activities; JRN 399, Special Studies; Jrn 399, Special Studies; Jrn 409/509, Practicum; Jrn 410 Capstone. Also approved: modification of name of one of the biology options: Change "Ecology and Evolution" to "Ecology and Environmental Biology" (no change in requirements).
VI. Bylaw Changes for Executive Evaluations
A. Discussion was held about the format of the new Administration Evaluation Forms and whether there was a necessity to change the language in the Bylaws to reflect the new language on the forms. The language in the Bylaws appears to be broad enough to cover the revised language on the forms. Further discussion will follow at the Advisory Council.
VII. HRAC: Update
A. Lee Ayers distributed the Recommendation on Changes in Administrative Policies and Bylaws. Please see attached document.
VIII. IFS: Update - Marny Rivera and Laura Jones reported on the IFS meeting held on April 8th and 9th at the University of Oregon.
IX. CREAC: Update from Steve Jessup
A. Discussion continued from the last Faculty Senate meeting on the work that CREAC has been doing this academic year. It was determined that implementation of a new plan could not occur before Fall 2005. The committee will look at strategies to continue the development of the new general education format, utilizing some of the current committee members to avoid losing institutional memory from the planning done this year. Further discussion will follow at the Faculty Senate next Fall term.
X. New Voter’s Project
A. Colin Murphy, Vice-President of ASSOU and Diane Brimmer presented information on the New Voter’s Project. Discussion covered the importance of creating an “institutional culture” that promotes the registration process across campus, to create a social norm for voter participation. Please see attached document.
XI. Adjourned approximately 5:40 pm. Minutes submitted by Laura O’Bryon
Updated Friday, June 4, 2004, 10:36:26