CARTHAGE COLLEGE FACULTY MEETING MINUTES
December 6, 2007
Dean Piepenburg called the meeting to order at 11:51 a.m.
Harvard Stephens delivered the invocation.
Minutes of the November 1, 2007 meeting were approved as posted.
CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT - President Campbell
(August, December, February, May)
State of the College
- Tim Eckert asked about purchasing property north of the campus (17th street) .
- Money used for these purchases is out of the endowment.
- Jim Lochtefeld asked about the College’s debt.
- Dimitri Shapovalov asked about the renovation of JAC .
- JAC is not on the capital projects list for renovations at this time.
- Bob Schlack asked about the Adult Education Program and changes being made to it.
- We have a consultant who is suggesting 7 week modules for the courses, thus moving away from semester courses toward this new model.
- May also institute Hybrid courses where part of it is face-to-face and part online.
- Matt Borden asked about Straz renovation (old Theater space).
- Jim Lochtefeld asked how much it costs to take a football team to California .
- Bob Bonn answered that when a team travels outside the Conference it must raise its own funds to travel there. The trip cost $30,000. All sports teams must raise their own funds for travel outside of the Conference.
- Steve Udry asked about financial assistance for J-Term travel.
- Choir and other musical groups are subsidized by the College.
- 20 years from now when the endowment is larger, we might be able to subsidize J-Term costs.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
Executive Committee - Christine Rener
- FEC heard concerns about student/athletic travel. Bob Bonn will speak to the faculty in February about reinforcing the role of academics among athletes.
- Changes in committee structure are coming.
- Communication with President Campbell about hiring for the New Heritage Pilot.
- Bob Schlack asked whether there is a committee for honorary degrees.
- Kurt answered that it is a joint Board/Faculty committee (5 members - 3 are Board, 2 are Faculty).
Curriculum Planning Committee - Tom Groleau
- Course proposals passed as a bloc.
Changes to Majors and Programs
BIOL 466 Experimental Design changed from 2 credits to 4 credits
Changes to the Chemistry Major
Changes to the Minor in Entrepreneurial Studies in Natural Science
A New Major and Minor in Public Relations
- Paul Ulrich: thanked Greg Baer for his previous work as Honors Director .
- Discussed Lincoln Scholarship competition and asked for additional faculty to sign up.
- Dan Miller received a $10,000 grant.
- Doug Arion was instrumental in getting $100,000 from Kenosha County toward the Kemper Center Observatory.
- Isabel Rivero announced the International Dinner.
The meeting adjourned at 12:46 p.m.