CARTHAGE COLLEGE FACULTY MEETING MINUTES
October 7, 2004
Dean Piepenburg called the meeting to order at 11:48 a.m.
Pastor Stephens gave the invocation emphasizing diversity, democracy, and offered a eulogy to Irene Kramer.
Minutes of the September 3, 2004 meeting were approved as written.
CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT
President Campbell thanked the faculty as a whole and the specific committees for the successful effort toward re-accreditation. Though the final report is not yet in, all word is that the results will be positive. Christine Rener was given rousing and prolonged applause by the faculty.
On Friday, October 15th at 11:00 a.m., a memorial service for Irene Kramer will be held in the Chapel. All classes will be canceled for the service. That evening at 4:00 p.m. there will be an academic convocation for the dedication of the Clausen Center. Paul Volker will speak with a dinner to follow.
Progress on “The Oaks” student housing is on track.
The President will be traveling out of the country from November 5 to December 3. Dean Piepenburg will serve as Acting President.
The President was asked about student enrollment and overcrowding at the Holiday Inn. President Campbell explained that “The Oaks” is designed to bring the percentage of students living on campus to 75 to 80.
The President also responded to questions about the campus computer system.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
Jim Lochtefeld reported that the IRB (Institutional Review Board), because of increased work, requests new members for a total of at least eight members. A motion to this end was proposed and carried.
Any questions about “changes in benefit applications” should to be sent to Jim.
Curriculum Planning Committee
Dan Schowalter proposed eight J-term courses, all of which were approved.
Motion to revise the neuroscience major carried.
Proposal to change the English major carried.
For information: Three fora announced for discussion of upcoming curriculum revisions of the Junior Symposium.
QUALITY OF LIFE
Amy Haines announced plans to craft recommendations based on the North Central report. Amy solicited ideas for child care improvement.
ASSESSMENT AND ACCREDITATION
Christine Rener thanked the faculty for their participation. Her work will continue, and she will report at each faculty meeting.
Kurt Piepenburg congratulated Thomas Carr for passing defense of his dissertation.
Aaron Trautwein encouraged pledging to the United Way.
Maria Carrig announced a poetry reading by Andrew Feld and Anne Shaw Tuesday, October 12.
Dick Sjoerdsma announced various concerts and music events.
Janet Huie announced that the IRB placed a new form on the Dean’s web site.
The meeting adjourned at 12:48 p.m.