Carthage College Faculty Meeting Minutes
March 4, 2010
Provost Judith Schaumberg called the meeting to order at 11:48 a.m. Schaumberg asked if the Provost Search Report by Julio Rivera could be moved to the beginning of the meeting. This was unanimously approved.
Chris Van Dehsen gave the invocation.
Minutes of the February 4, 2010 Faculty Meeting were approved as published.
PROVOST SEARCH COMMITTEE
Julio Rivera expressed appreciation to the faculty for the questions and conversations concerning provost candidates.
The next phase of the Provost Search is for faculty to communicate response about the candidates to the President. A forthcoming email will request these responses be submitted directly to the President, or via Rivera. On Tuesday, March 16th at 4:00 p.m., the President will have a listening session in Niemann Theatre.
Responding to a faculty inquiry, Rivera said that the Provost Search Committee would not present a formal written recommendation of a single candidate to the President; the Committee has a variety of viewpoints, so consensus may not be possible.
Faculty Executive Committee
Steve Udry and Aaron Trautwein, Co-Chairs
1. Udry first conveyed that History colleague, Bill Kuhn, will not return to Carthage. His resignation becomes official this summer.
2. Udry: The FEC would like to make note of two impressive occurrences. On April 1, 2010, same-sex domestic partners will be eligible for Carthage Health Care Plan coverage and our Carthage Educational Assistance Program. Secondly, the FEC thanks the administration, and commends students for their responsible actions during the successful Unity Rally.
3. Trautwein: On Monday, March 15, ballots to nominate candidates for the FEC will be distributed through campus mail. The nominating period lasts 72 hours. FEC elections will occur by mailbox ballot before Easter Break. Standing Faculty committee members will be elected at the following faculty meeting according to the standing governance rules.
4. Udry, Trautwein, and Jerry Mast: The FEC has sent a proposal for an Academic Senate to the Governance Review Steering Committee (GRSC) for response. Mast presented a potential timeline for governance reform (*) with the following important request: after the FEC and GRSC have reached accord and deliver the proposal via email, please review the document with a discerning eye and engage in much conversation before the April Faculty Meeting. The FEC encourages a revision of governance before a new provost arrives. Ideally, a system will be presented for a vote before the end of this academic year.
*Potential timeline for governance reform
March 16th: FEC meets w/ GRSC to revise proposal
March 18th: FEC submits proposal to faculty via email
March 25th: FEC members listen/respond in Division Meetings
March 30th: FEC -sponsored forum #1 T 11:40am-1pm
March 31st: FEC -sponsored forum #2 W 2:30-4pm
April 1st: FEC meets to consider changes
April 2nd: FEC resubmits proposal to faculty via email
April 8th: FEC brings a motion to Faculty Meeting
Curriculum Planning Committee: Herschel Kruger, Chair
1. Kruger began with a motion to consider jointly changes to the Business Administration, Marketing, and Information Systems majors, and the addition of a new Major in Finance, which included renaming the Business Administration major as theManagement major, renumbering two courses, adding five new courses and deleting four existing courses. This motion was approved.
2. Adding four new Art courses and removing ART 207: Printmaking from the catalog were moved as a package. This motion was approved.
3. Two individual courses, GEOS: Earth Revealed, and BIO: Animal Behavior, were moved as a package. The courses were approved.
4. The request to waive the 48-hour rule was moved, seconded and approved in order to vote on changes to Economics 334, POLS 339: Politics of Rapid Growth in East Asia, and POLS 340: Chinese Politics. This motion was approved unanimously.
5. Three Topics courses were presented for information.
Quality of Life Committee
1. Tom Powers announced the Student Academic Travel Grant due date of March 19 is fast approaching. The committee tries to split funds evenly across the fall and spring semesters.
2. Laura Huaracha reiterated the due date of Thursday, April 15, at noon for Faculty Research and Development Grants.
3. The Quality of Life enewsletter has been formed to foster community. Faculty, staff, and students’ news briefs, grant and fellowship information, announcements, cheers and jeers, interesting and/or funny stories, area happenings, and photos are requested and encouraged. Please choose a departmental link to send information to Laura.
Greg Baer and Dennis Munk announced upcoming workshops for Departmental Chairs, and Personnel and Tenure Committee information sessions.
Provost Schaumberg reported recent Board of Directors actions. Emeritus status has been awarded to Marian Rothstein and Mabel DuPriest. Sabbaticals have been awarded to Tom Groleau and Jerry Mast. Six faculty members received tenure: Thomas Carr, Scott Hegrenes, Herschel Kruger, Jonathan Marshall, Jerry Mast, and Paul Ulrich.
Cynthia Allen announced there is only enough room for Juniors and Seniors in the Concepts of Physical Fitness and physical activity courses. Visiting nurses are completing individual fitness analyses in the Concepts course, the substantial costs of which are being underwritten by Lauren and Vicky Semler. Reminder: no one can test out of Concepts of Physical Fitness.
Leonard Schulze announced that a Haiti Event will take place after spring break. Watch for email information.
Matt Borden invited all to the March 31, 4-6 p.m. Humanities Colloquium: 2011 J-term Travel Courses. The organizers hope to include all courses that involve trips. An email announcement will be forthcoming.
The meeting adjourned at 12:53 p.m.