Carthage College Faculty Meeting Minutes
December 3, 2009
Provost Judith Schaumberg called the meeting to order at 11:50 a.m.
Harvard Stephens gave the invocation.
The minutes of October 29, 2009 were approved as published.
Paul Ulrich (out of order) announced many faculty volunteer interviewers are needed for the Lincoln Scholarship Competition. Clipboards for sign-up were handed around.
CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT
President Campbell thanked all for their work in the Lincoln Scholarship Competition.
Mr. Campbell introduced Ray Maggi from the Philadelphia studio of the architectural firm Burt.Hill. An overview of the new student center was given.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
Faculty Executive Committee
Curriculum Planning Committee
Herschel Kruger, CPC chair, moved acceptance of changes to the Public Relations Major, which passed unanimously.
Two new courses were moved as a block. After this motion was approved, the new courses passed unanimously.
Greg Baer (with two hats - CADRE and Personnel and Tenure Committee member)
The process to define scholarship at Carthage is still in process. After the faculty retreat at which ‘scholarship’ was discussed, many, but not all, departments submitted statements. Greg reported the P&T committee has found departmental scholarship statements helpful in making decisions for promotion and sabbatical approval. These documents could also be beneficial to those preparing documents for committee review. The FEC is considering housing these documents on a protected blackboard site for joint consideration.
Julio Rivera shared information on the Provost search. The best apply date was Monday, but applications are still being accepted. The Search Committee is presently reviewing folders of just under 60 applicants. Julio will be available for conversations the next two Tuesday lunches.
Matt Borden (with snappy video) reminded that he and the 2008 Spanish J-term group purchased a painting for Carthage. Last year Herschel Krueger and the students on a Greece J-term bought a second painting. Who is next? Funds are mounting.
Erik Kulke asked the faculty to save Friday, February 19, for the 2010 WAICU one-day workshop on short-term faculty-led international workshops, at which Carthage excels. An e-mail update will be forthcoming.
The meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m.