July 10, 2001 Meeting
3:30 p.m. Calapooia Room
1.0 Call to Order
2.0 Call of the Roll
The following senators were absent: Scot Morse, Marita Cardinal, Mark Perlman, Juanita Heredia, Lonnie Guralnick, Maureen Dolan, Mark Van Steeter. With 12 of 21 senators present, a quorum was met.
3.0 Corrections to Minutes / Agenda Adjustments
The minutes of the May 22, 2001 meeting were approved as distributed by email.
4.0 Reports of the Presidents
4.1 Senate President: Brian Caster introduced two students who were observing as part of a Speech Communication course. He is still working to fill the vacant position of Secretary. Social Science and Special Education were reminded to elect new senators. Brian asked senators to review the Committee on Committees listing of committee vacancies and to remind divisions to select new members. He noted that Chehalis Strapp's term as the representative to the Western Foundation will end in October and that a replacement will be needed.
4.2 President Youngblood: She noted that while the legislative session is over there is no budget information from the Chancellor's office yet. For fall term, 560 new students are currently registered, with 320 using the block option. Last year a total of 750 students were registered for fall term. Advisors are still needed for incoming students. Summer enrollment is strong this year. She asked that the faculty give feedback on the computerized mathematics placement test implemented this summer.
4.3 Student Body President: Andy High was at work and unable to attend.
5.0 Reports of Interinstitutional Faculty Senators: not present
6.0 Reports of Committees: none
7.0 New Business
7.1 Elections of New Officers: Dana Ulveland was nominated by Brian Caster for the position of Vice President. The nomination was seconded by ???? and he was elected unanimously by a voice vote.
7.2/7.3 Robert Winningham from the new Division of Psychology presented a proposal to revise the Faculty Governance Charter to (1) include Psychology in the list of divisions and (2) to add representation on committees that currently have a member from each division, including Academic Information Services, Curriculum, Jensen Lectureship and Who's Who/Dewey Smith. Brian noted that under current Senate rules, a motion made at a meeting can be voted on at the next meeting, which is scheduled for October 9. He suggested that Psychology should identify members of committees prior to that dated and have them attend the first meetings in September. The proposal was made by David Hargreaves and seconded by John Leadley. There was no further discussion.
7.4 Brian, as outgoing chair of the Curriculum Committee, noted that the routing directions in the Faculty Handbook for curriculum proposals need to be revised, The current guidelines show the Graduate Committee reporting to the Curriculum Committee. In practice, 500-level course proposals are sent only to the Graduate Committee while 400/500 proposals are sent to both committees. All new graduate programs are sent to the Curriculum Committee as a courtesy. Brian will contact both committees for their input.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:03