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FACULTY MEETING 

MAY 15, 2001 
GANNETT AUDITORIUM

MINUTES

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

The minutes of the April 27, 2001 meeting were approved as written. 

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

President Studley made a few brief remarks on the conclusion of the successful year in order to keep the meeting as short as possible.  Julianne Traylor ’68, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Amnesty International USA, would be meeting with students and faculty on May 17.  She will receive an honorary doctoral degree at Commencement.  

DEAN OF THE FACULTY’S REPORT

Dean Berman said that the following members of the faculty have received special awards and fellowships:

Dean Berman recognized and thanked those chairs who are concluding their terms at the end of this academic year:   

Dean Berman also shared the following:

Dean Berman thanked his staff and members of the Dean’s Office for their valuable support in his first year. 

CONFERRAL OF DEGREES

Ann Henderson read the following four resolutions: 

RESOLVED, that the Faculty of Skidmore College recommend to the Trustees the granting of the Bachelor of Arts degree to 305 students of the Class of 2001 to be awarded on May 19, 2001. 

RESOLVED, that the Faculty of Skidmore College recommend to the Trustees the granting of the Bachelor of Science degree to 159 students of the Class of 2001 to be awarded on May 19, 2001. 

RESOLVED, that the Faculty of Skidmore College recommend to the Trustees the granting of the Bachelor of Arts degree to 26 students of the Class of 2001 upon satisfactory completion of the degree requirements by August 31, 2001. 

RESOLVED, that the Faculty of Skidmore College recommend to the Trustees the granting of the Bachelor of Science degree to 17 students of the Class of 2001 upon satisfactory completion of the degree requirements by August 31, 2001.  

A motion to accept the above resolutions was made and seconded.  There was no discussion, and the motions carried with all voting in favor.  (See Attachment A.)

Jon Ramsey read the following two resolutions: 

RESOLVED, that the Faculty of Skidmore College approve Departmental Honors for four students from the Class of 2000 and 129 students from the Class of 2001—as presented at the May 15, 2001 Faculty Meeting. 

A motion to accept the resolution was made and seconded.  It carried with all voting in favor. 

RESOLVED, that the Faculty of Skidmore College approve three students from the Class of 2000 and 113 students from the Class of 2001 for cum laude distinction; for magna cum laude distinction one student from the Class of 2000 and 38 students from the Class of 2001; for summa cum laude distinction 19 students from the Class of 2001 as presented at the May 15, 2001 faculty meeting.  (See Attachment B.

A motion to accept the resolution was made and seconded.  It carried with all voting in favor. 

Professor Michael Mudrovic read the following resolution on behalf of the External Master of Arts Committee: 

RESOLVED, that the Faculty of Skidmore College recommend to the Trustees the granting of the Master of Arts degree to four students.  Of these, one student receiving the Master of Arts degree will do so contingent upon completion of all degree requirements by August 31, 2001.  (See Attachment C.

Mary Angela Ivancic Jaworski
Polly Parkinson
Rodney David Shively
Tracy Marie Sturtevant 

The motion carried with all voting in favor. 

Joanna Zangrando read the following motion for the University Without Walls Committee: 

RESOLVED, that the Faculty of Skidmore College recommend to the Trustees the granting of the Bachelor of Arts degree to seventeen students and the Bachelor of Science degree to eleven students:  (See Attachment D.

The motion carried with all voting in favor. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Gove Effinger, Department of Mathematics
Alice Dean, Department of Mathematics
Catherine Golden, Department of English
Hugh Foley, Department of Psychology. 

The meeting adjourned at 11:00 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

 

Claire Demarest
Executive Secretary
Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and
Dean of the Faculty

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