Arts and Sciences Senate
Minutes of March 23, 2009

I.  Approval of tentative agenda:  approved

II.  Approval of minutes from February 16, 2009:  approved.

III.  Report from the College of Arts and Sciences (J. Staros):

  • Budget target for college.  Overall cut University-wide was 10%, Provost 8%, CAS about 7%.
  • Provost charge:   provide each department with a target.
  • Freeze will lift when departments meet their target.
  • President signed off on a revenue sharing plan for new master’s program, enhanced enrollment and existing master’s programs.
  • Many departments have put in proposals.  The deadline is in a few days and we expect to receive more.

IV.  Report of the FRRPC (H. Silverman)

  • Committee working on three issues:

1.  Guidelines for cross-departmental secondary academic appointments of regular Full-time Stony Brook faculty.
2.  Guidelines for the title of Senior Lecturer.  There is an interest on part of Administration to address non-research active tenured faculty.
3.  Responsibilities of tenured faculty.

First two issues have been endorsed by the A&S Executive Committee.

  • Dr. Silverman summarized the Guidelines for Cross-departmental Secondary Academic Appointments of Regular Full-time Stony Brook Faculty

Vote on motion to approve the Guidelines for Cross-departmental Secondary Academic Appointments of Regular Full-time Stony Brook Faculty:  All in favor, none against, one abstention.  Motion passed.

  • Dr. Silverman summarized the Guidelines for Title of Senior Lecturer.
  • Recognizes long term commitment for lecturers.
  • Has the general support of the UUP.

Vote on motion to approve Guidelines for Title of Senior Lecturer:  all in favor, none against, three abstentions.  Motion passed.  Vote to approve FRRPC Report:  all in favor.

V.  President’s Report (R. Ben-Zvi)

  • No report.

VI.  Old Business:  no old business.

VII.  New Business:  no new business.

Meeting adjourned at 4:22 p.m.

Submitted by:  Laurie Theobalt, Secretary