Carthage College Faculty Meeting Minutes
October 1, 2009
Judith Schaumberg called the meeting to order at 11:49 a.m. Dean Schaumberg reminded us that the next Faculty Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 29, 2009.
Chris Von Dehsen gave the invocation.
The minutes of September 4, 2009 were approved as posted.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
Steve Udry and Aaron Trautwein, FEC co-chairs had three announcements:
1) Faculty representatives to the Board of Trustees Meeting this weekend are Leonard Schulze, Stephen Udry and Aaron Trautwein. The Board Report will be available afterwards through Udry and Trautwein.
2) Committee membership lists will be shared via e-mail on Monday. Please double check these lists; contact Aaron Trautwein with any discrepancies.
3) The Adult Education Committee has been formed.
Quality of Life Committee
Laura Huaracha and Tom Powers, co-chairs, announced:
4) Student Academic Travel Grant applications have been disseminated. The deadline is November 6, 2009.
5) A faculty newsletter is being formed to highlight activities and interests, and foster fellowship.
Curriculum Planning Committee
Herschel Kruger proposed:
6) The additions of a Chinese major and minor, and a Japanese major and minor, which passed unanimously.
7) Changes to the Exercise and Sport Science (EXSS) program, which passed unanimously.
8) Changes to the Entrepreneurial Studies in the Natural Sciences minor, whichpassed unanimously.
9) A change of name from the Physics Department to the Physics and Astronomy Department, which passed unanimously.
10) Changes to the English Major, which passed unanimously.
11) New course proposals, moved as a block, were passed unanimously.
Carthage Symposium Committee
Matt Borden informed the faculty that the C-Sym proposal form has been streamlined. The Committee plans to put descriptions of all C-Syms on the Carthage website. Adult Education (Mike West) requests additional C-Syms.
Greg Baer asks Department Chairs to submit Assessment Day reports by November 13, 2009.
Julio Rivera, speaking for the Dean’s Search Committee, asks that faculty search their networks and professional organizations for good candidates. The Search Committee has recommended to the Board of Trustees that Carthage seek to fill the position of Provost rather than Dean of the College. A job description will be available soon and sent to the faculty.
Judith Schaumberg shared a brief history of Carthage Strategic Plans. The present Board of Trustees has asked for improved integration of Faculty and Board input for the Strategic Plan: 2015-2020, therefore the members of the Dean’s Advisory Committee (DAC) will join the members of the President’s Advisory Committee (PAC) to formulate goals. The Board would like to have the plan crafted and in place by next year.
Judith Schaumberg: Congratulations to Roger Bass who has achieved Board Certification as a Behavior Analyst, one of only fourteen in the state of Wisconsin.
Erik Kulke: Study Abroad Fair on Thursday, October 8, 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in TWC Jockeys A and B.
Aaron Trautwein: Julie Dawson and Dana Garrigan are assisting Aaron with the Carthage United Way this year. They will chair the campaign next year.
Laura Huaracha: Freedom of Speech Week, October 19 – 23, 2009.
Michael McShane: Hannibal Lecture, October 1, Joseph McAlhany on The Aeneid.
Jan Owens: Responsible Development, Dr. Tim Schilling, Friday, October 9, 9:15-10:20 a.m. in the Seamann Lab.
Amy Haines: A VoiceVista Workshop, Dr. Donald Gray Miller, October 17-18, 2009 in Hedberg Library Room 170 and JAC Recital Hall.
Martin McClendon: ROOM SERVICE, a whacky farce, will run on October 9-11, and 15-17.
The meeting adjourned at 12:38 p.m.