Carthage College Faculty Meeting Minutes
August 30, 2013
Call to Order
Provost Rivera called the meeting to order at 8:42 a.m.
Pastor Larson gave the Invocation.
Approval of Minutes
The minutes of May 2, 2013 were approved.
Introduction of new Colleagues
Dr. Ed Montanaro introduced the Target Languages Experts. This was followed by the introduction of new faculty via department chairs. New staff members were also introduced.
Vice President for Enrollment
Dean Clark discussed the incoming class and other enrollment figures:
- 2,570 full-time enrollment
- 716 incoming new students
- 7,175 applicants (70.18% admit rate)
- 79% retention: freshmen to sophomore
Conversation with the President
President Woodward gave a brief update, which included an update regarding the proposed nursing program.
Jason Ramirez discussed new campus developments related to student life.
Newly elected senators are Ron Cronovich, Joy Mast, Joseph McAlhany, and Christian von Dehsen.
The meeting was suspended at 10:50 a.m. for the scheduled guest speaker.
Author Andrew Delbanco spoke to the faculty about the state of today’s college education
The meeting was re-convened to complete the business of the meeting at approximately 12:30 p.m.
Personnel and Tenure: Mark Snavely was the only nominee, thus was elected by hand vote.
Budget and Compensation: Julie Dawson, Cassie Lau, and Cathy Duffy were elected.
Western Heritage: Paul Ulrich and Annette Duncan were elected.
Representative to the Board of Trustees: Peter Dennee and Chris Blaine were elected.
The meeting adjourned at 1:11 p.m.