Carthage College Faculty Meeting Minutes
August 31, 2012
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order by Carthage Provost Dr. Julio Rivera at 8:39 a.m.
The Invocation was given by the Rev. Ross Larson, who also spoke about the services available through the Campus Ministries.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
“The CPC course approval group will review new course, program, and major proposals in accordance with the rules, standards and criteria established by the CPC planning group, subject to the approval of the Faculty or the Academic Senate on behalf of the Faculty. Questions over the interpretation of rules, standards and criteria may be resolved by the CPC course approval group, subject to appeal to CPC curricular planning group. Objections to interpretations of curricular guidelines may be brought to the CPC planning group, which will settle questions of interpretation according to majority vote. Items for which there are objections will be tabled pending resolution of the appeal.”
The minutes were then approved.
INTRODUCTION OF NEW COLLEAGUES
Dr. Ed Montanaro introduced the Target Language Experts, who were very well received. This was followed by the introduction of new faculty and staff via department chairs.
CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT
Julio Rivera introduced Dr. Greg Woodward for the President’s Address/Conversation. A new discussion group with the President was identified as “The Leadership Collective.” A brief overview of the previous day’s discussion topics ensued for clarification and direction.
VICE PRESIDENT FOR ENROLLMENT
The Vice-President for Enrollment, Dean Clark, spoke about the Fall 2012 Enrollment of the College. He presented charts and graphs of full-time enrollment, ranging from the years 2000 to 2012. A pattern of leveling off in overall enrollment was identified. The issue of retention of first to second year retention was reviewed in particular. First to third-year retention was then reviewed, followed by first to fourth-year retention rates discussion. Campus ethnic mix was also discussed and reviewed, along with gender, commuter and resident mixes.
Steve Udry spoke on Academic Senate topics, particularly addressing reforms. Aaron Trautwein and Jeff Roberg ran the elections for Academic Senate candidates.
Three-year terms: Sandy Bisciglia, Art Cyr, Jerry Mast, Martin McClendon
Two-year terms: Eduardo Garcia Novelli, Wayne Thompson
One-year term: Leonard Schulze
Elections also took place for Curriculum Oversight Committee, Budget and Compensation, and Western Heritage.
Dana Garrigan gave an update on assessment, accreditation, and workshops.
Dennis Munk reported on: Fall Teaching and Learning Conference, part-time faculty session, and National Council on Undergraduate Research Conference.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
Curriculum Committee — Deanna Byrnes asked that everyone remember that the goal of the reorganization is to facilitate a faculty voice in the management of curriculum.
Several announcements were made.
The meeting adjourned at 11:39 a.m.