Carthage College Faculty Meeting Minutes
September 3, 2010
CALL TO ORDER
Provost Rivera called the meeting to order at 8:39 am.
Pastor Stevens led the invocation.
INTRODUCTION OF NEW COLLEAGUES
- Ed Montanaro: Introduction of returning and new Target Language Experts. Seven returning. Five new.
- Bob Bonn introduced new assistant coach in Athletics.
- Chris Blaine introduced two new colleagues in Chemistry.
- Matt Zorn introduced a new colleague in Geography and Earth Science.
- Rick Matthews introduced a new colleague in Criminal Justice.
- Tracy Gartner introduced a new colleague in Environmental Science.
- Pam Smiley introduced a new colleague in English.
CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT
President Campbell welcomed everyone back for the new academic year. The school is performing well. Construction proceeds. There were no questions.
Vice President for Enrollment and Student Life Brad Andrews reported on Fall Enrollment 2010 and answered questions.
REVIEW OF REACCREDITATION PROCESS
Greg Baer and Julio Rivera reviewed the reaccreditation process. Provost Rivera reinforced the importance of assessment for the Higher Learning Commission. Greg Baer explained some of the terminology of the accreditation field and shared some details of the future process.
[Provost Rivera requested a motion to change the order of the meeting and extend the time of the meeting to noon. Moved and seconded. Motion carried unanimously on voice vote.]
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
Aaron Trautwein and Steve Udry presented for the Faculty Executive Committee. Motion to nominate Chris von Dehsen for Parliamentarian. Unanimously voted.
Tracy Gartner requested Faculty Notes submissions.
Aaron Trautwein said there might be another faculty meeting in October.
Steve Udry announced that there will be a revision or update of the Faculty Handbook. Judith Schaumberg will lead the work, together with a committee from members of the four standing committees. Faculty input requested.
Greg Baer, Dennis Munk, and Dana Garrigan reported for CADRE. Dennis Munk discussed efforts to support part-time faculty. Dana Garrigan announced CADRE events for the fall semester and demonstrated the resources available on the CADRE website.
Approval of minutes of May 6, 2010. Moved to approve, no discussion. Motion carried unanimously.
Julio Rivera: Bookstore requests faculty tell their staff which books they will assign for their courses, to comply with federal law. April 29: Celebration of Student and Faculty achievement in Tarble Arena. Recognition of full professor promotions: Jim Ripley, Jean Quashnock, Bill Miller.
Erik Kulke: October 7 - fall study abroad fair. 10:30 to 2 pm.; Request participation in International Education Advisory Council on campus.
Stephanie Mitchell: January 17 Martin Luther King Day. Requests that faculty contact her if interested in integrating the theme of Harlem Renaissance into curriculum. There will be workshops and Kenosha schools will be involved.
Tracy Gartner: Invited faculty to Hawthorne Hollow fundraiser.
Aaron Trautwein: Handed over leadership of campus United Way to Dana Garrigan and Julie Dawson.
Tom Powers: With Laura Huaracha, requested information for the Quality of Life Committee’s newsletter.
Richard Sperber: Maribel Morales defended her Ph.D. thesis this summer.
[10:20 Break. Reconvene 10:36.]
Aaron Trautwein and Steve Udry discussed the Academic Senate motion that was passed by the faculty last year. Steve Udry reminded the faculty of the details. There was some discussion.
Candidates for the Academic Senate presented themselves.
Meeting adjourned at 11:50 am.