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Steering Committee Minutes 11/22/2013

Faculty Senate Steering Committee

Minutes – November 22, 2013

Present:     Judith Platania, Chair; Sue Bosco, Gary Graham, Skip Pomeroy, Linda Riley, John Schlinke, Mel Topf

The Committee met to address issues raised at the Senate Meeting of November 6 and to consider the flowchart distributed by VP Sloan.

    1.     To address the Senate motion requesting clarification of the role of each VP: The committee reviewed the proposed Faculty Senate flowchart (developed by Gary Graham) in which VP roles were further defined as VP for Academic Affairs and VP for University Matters. In this rubric, the responsibilities of the Recording Secretary would be those allocated to the first VP according to the current bylaws. Revised responsibilities would be articulated as follows:

      The Vice President for University Matters (UM) will act as Senate Parliamentarian as serve as the liaison between the Executive Committee and the UM standing committees.

      The Vice President for Academic Affairs (AA) will serve as the liaison between the Executive Committee and the AA standing committees.

      The Recording Secretary will coordinate communications for the Senate, namely: a) oversee publication and distribution of Minutes and Reports; b) maintain records; c) oversee the preparation and publication of the Senate calendar as outlined in the constitution.

        2.     The Committee also addressed President Stein’s question regarding the feasibility of reducing the number of at-large seats to proportionately accommodate the increase in number of faculty per senator from seven to ten. The Committee discussed the difficulties associated with reducing this number due to the fact that at-large seats are University-wide seats and there is little control exercised in terms of proportionality. No action was taken on this matter.

            3.     The Committee decided (1 abstention due to late arrival) that the Chair should forward the proposed Faculty Senate flowchart developed by Senator Graham to the President as an attachment to the next meeting’s agenda. This chart was developed after considering VP Sloan’s proposed reconfiguration of the Senate.

              Respectfully submitted,

              Judith Platania

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              Steering Committee Minutes 11/22/2013

              Faculty Senate Steering Committee

              Minutes – November 22, 2013

              Present:     Judith Platania, Chair; Sue Bosco, Gary Graham, Skip Pomeroy, Linda Riley, John Schlinke, Mel Topf

              The Committee met to address issues raised at the Senate Meeting of November 6 and to consider the flowchart distributed by VP Sloan.

                1.     To address the Senate motion requesting clarification of the role of each VP: The committee reviewed the proposed Faculty Senate flowchart (developed by Gary Graham) in which VP roles were further defined as VP for Academic Affairs and VP for University Matters. In this rubric, the responsibilities of the Recording Secretary would be those allocated to the first VP according to the current bylaws. Revised responsibilities would be articulated as follows:

                  The Vice President for University Matters (UM) will act as Senate Parliamentarian as serve as the liaison between the Executive Committee and the UM standing committees.

                  The Vice President for Academic Affairs (AA) will serve as the liaison between the Executive Committee and the AA standing committees.

                  The Recording Secretary will coordinate communications for the Senate, namely: a) oversee publication and distribution of Minutes and Reports; b) maintain records; c) oversee the preparation and publication of the Senate calendar as outlined in the constitution.

                    2.     The Committee also addressed President Stein’s question regarding the feasibility of reducing the number of at-large seats to proportionately accommodate the increase in number of faculty per senator from seven to ten. The Committee discussed the difficulties associated with reducing this number due to the fact that at-large seats are University-wide seats and there is little control exercised in terms of proportionality. No action was taken on this matter.

                        3.     The Committee decided (1 abstention due to late arrival) that the Chair should forward the proposed Faculty Senate flowchart developed by Senator Graham to the President as an attachment to the next meeting’s agenda. This chart was developed after considering VP Sloan’s proposed reconfiguration of the Senate.

                          Respectfully submitted,

                          Judith Platania

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