Faculty       Chairs/Directors    
Dean of the Faculty/Vice President for Academic Affairs
 

FACULTY MEETING

February 2, 2007
Gannett Auditorium

MINUTES

President Philip A. Glotzbach called the meeting to order at 3:35pm. President Glotzbach asked if there were any amendments to the December 1, 2006 Faculty Meeting minutes. Hearing none, he announced that the minutes were approved.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

The President’s report included the following:

VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS REPORT

Vice President Susan Kress gave the following report:

DEAN OF THE FACULTY REPORT

Dean Muriel Poston gave the following announcements:

She welcomed everyone back and yielded her time to Professor Dan Hurwitz to report on the course reduction task force work. He indicated that he led a joint taskforce of the Dean of the Faculty office and the FEC to tackle the issue of course releases. The Faculty Course Reduction Task Force met numerous times to review the existing practice of course reductions and to devise possible alternatives. The recommendations attached are unanimously agreed upon by the task force members and these have been submitted to the Dean of the Faculty office for review. The Task Force Members are Una Bray, Beau Breslin, Mark Hofmann, Dan Hurwitz (Chair), and Mehmet Odekon. The members of the task force wish to express their appreciation to Sarah Goodwin for her contributions to their work. (See Attachment)

DEAN OF SPECIAL PROGRAMS REPORT

Interim Dean of Special Programs, Jeff Segrave gave the following announcements:

OLD BUSINESS

FEC – Dan Curley

Professor Dan Curley, Chair of FEC, presented the amended motion on the 2006-07 Faculty Handbook Parts one through Part 5 (See Attachment). All voted in favor to approve and the motion passed unanimously.

NEW BUSINESS

UWW - Professor Sheldon Solomon, on behalf of University Without Walls, made a motion for the conferral of degrees:

Resolved, that the faculty at Skidmore College recommend to the Trustees the granting of the Bachelor of Arts degree to three students: Melissa Kauffmann Largent, Sharon Beth Macchi and Laura Ruth Prevost; and the Bachelor of Science degree to two students: Anne B. Schnurmacher Novak and Jennifer S. Phillips.

The motion was seconded and passed unanimously (See Attachment).

FEC – Dan Curley read the motion to approve Part six of the 2006-07 Faculty Handbook. (See Attachment)

CEPP - Beau Breslin presented two CEPP motions: (these will be voted on at March meeting)

Cardozo Law School - Beau Breslin (See Attachment)
Writing Motion – Matt Hockenos (See Attachment)

The President chaired a “Committee of the Whole” for 15 minutes to discuss the writing proposal. Discussion will be continued at the next faculty meeting.

REPORTS

Michael Arnush, on behalf of First-Year Experience spoke briefly about upcoming events and the Summer Scribner-Mellon Scholar Research Program. This program offers a wonderful opportunity to encourage collaborative research for students; they will make presentations of their work at Celebration Weekend and Academic Festival. He asked faculty to consider participating this summer. Funding is available through the Mellon grant. For information, please check the website: http://www.skidmore.edu/administration/dof/fac-dev/fdc/internal/SummFacStu-SMScholarResProg.htm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The meeting adjourned at 5:05pm.

 

Respectfully submitted by,

Mary Ellen Kokoletsos
Executive Administrative Assistant
Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs

A A A