CARTHAGE COLLEGE FACULTY MEETING MINUTES
April 5, 2007
Dean Piepenburg called the meeting to order at 11:48 a.m.
Harvard Stephens delivered the invocation.
Minutes of the March 1, 2007 meeting were approved as posted.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
Executive Committee - Matt Zorn
The FEC nominated Greg Baer and Joy Mast to The Personnel and Tenure Committee. Chris Blaine was nominated from the floor. There was a paper vote to fill the two open positions. Greg Baer and Joy Mast were elected.
Matt reported on the FEC/ Board retreat.
Curriculum Planning Committee - Richard Sperber
Motions made on the following CPC changes:
- Proposal was made to revise the Marketing major. Approved
- Proposal made to create a Broadfield Science minor. Approved
- Proposal made to remove SOC designation from some Sociology courses. Motion was
- Proposal to add Classics and Religion 332 course. Approved
- Heritage Proposal revision previewed - Temple Burling. Vote will be held in a special
faculty meeting to be held on April 19 to address the HOC proposal.
Carthage Symposium Oversight Committee - Tim Eckert
- First CSym ACE course will be offered.
- Information on how to get to CSym proposal given.
Quality of Life - Amy Haines
Application for faculty research grants must be submitted by April 11.
Dan Magurshak - made a motion as follows:
It is the sense of the faculty at Carthage College that the President cease the practice of opportunistic hires, particularly to staff programs not yet approved by the faculty (N.C. Report, Sec. IV, 2004), follow the established faculty hiring guidelines laid out in college documents, and join with the collegial process regarding such matters.
Moreover the faculty notices, endorses and affirms its agreement with the following statements from the Higher Education Commission, a commission of the North Central Association that accredits Carthage:
- The Higher Education Commission states that every liberal arts curriculum ought to have a General Education component that imparts common values and shared intellectual vision of what every educated person should know. In an ideal situation:
“the organization’s faculty exercises oversight for general education and, working with the administration, regularly assesses its effectiveness against the organization’s stated goals for student learning.”
- On the mission and integrity of the higher education institutions which it accredits the Higher Education Commission observes:
“Shared governance has been a long-standing attribute of most colleges and universities in the United States.”
- Finally, on the question of leadership in an institution of higher learning, the commission notes:
“Effective leadership inevitably involves as much vision as technique, as much appreciation for the contributions of others as defined power, and as much capacity for creative compromise as ultimate authority.”
– Dan’s motion was tabled until the May faculty meeting
The meeting adjourned at 1:10 p.m.