CARTHAGE COLLEGE FACULTY MEETING MINUTES
March 2, 2006
Dean Piepenburg called the meeting to order at 11:50 a.m.
Chris von Dehsen delivered the invocation.
Minutes of the meeting of February 2, 2006 were approved as written.
CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT
Dean Piepenburg announced that the CONVERSATIONS WITH THE PRESIDENT would be restructured under a new format in which the President will:
1) attend and address the faculty meeting early in each semester,
2) then hold informal discussions at a scheduled time about mid-semester, and
3) finally meet with the FEC later in each semester.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
Matt Zorn announced that the FEC is developing an inventory of faculty committee assignment, etc. Faculty were asked to fill out forms which listed all present faculty activities and assignments.
He also announced that the faculty participation in the development of the College strategic plan was about to begin, with e-mail due to all faculty members detailing the timetable and response forms.
Budget and Compensation Committee
Pascal Rollet and Cathy Duffy presented the annual faculty salary and benefits versus comparators review.
Curriculum Planning Committee
Rick Matthews presented four new courses for approval. They were moved and seconded and the motion carried to approve.
It was moved and seconded to make changes to the CDM major. The motion carried.
For information purposes, Rick presented three topics courses and catalog copy which reflects the initiative passed last year by the faculty.
Quality of Life
Amy Haines discussed four items:
1) Student travel grants,
2) Faculty R & D grants due 4/19 at noon,
3) Quality of Life Enhancement Award nominations due 3/31, and
4) Traffic safety issues on campus.
A question was raised regarding the timetable for completion of the construction on Highway 32. Kurt commented that work will resume as weather permits.
Jeff Roberg announced the on-campus presentations of James Loewen on March 28th.
Jim Igleheart announced that SPS was sponsoring a Suicide Prevention Program on campus on 3/7.
Greg Baer thanked the faculty for their assistance in the interviewing of Lincoln Scholarship applicants.
Dean Piepenburg announced the Trustees had granted tenure to
1) Maria Carrig
2) Christopher Lynch
3) Jonathan Marks
4) Penny Seymoure
5) Richard Sperber
He also announced that sabbaticals were approved for;
1) Greg Baer
2) Joy Mast
3) Jean Quashnock
4) Stephen Udry
The meeting adjourned at 12:28 p.m.