Arts and Sciences Senate
September 21, 2009
Aimee De Chambeau introduced herself as the new A&S Senate President.
I. Approval of Agenda: approved.
II. Approval of minutes from April 20, 2009: approved.
III. CAS Deans Report (N. Squires)
- Dr. Squires is the interim Dean for the CAS.
- Dr. Squires suggested that instead of giving the usual report, she would like to take the opportunity at the A&S Senate meetings to find out what kinds of issues this body wants to hear about.
- Encouraged everyone to please contact her with any concerns.
- Dr. Kerber suggested budget updates at every meeting.
- Dr. Squires is a member of the University Council whose membership includes the Deans, VP’s, etc. They meet every other week.
IV. PTC Report (G. Matthews)
- The Committee met regularly during 2008-2009 academic year.
- The philosophy and process of PTC was discussed (see written PTC Report)
- From 9/08-9/09 the PTC acted on 32 cases.
- PTC continues to consider the move to the use of electronic dossiers.
- Since spring 2006 the PTC has been discussing whether Library files could be evaluated through the A&S PTC. In October 2008, the librarians voted to stay with their own PTC. The A&S PTC will not act on Library files.
There was a motion to accept the PTC Report: All in favor. PTC Report accepted.
V. President’s Report (A. De Chambeau)
- A&S Executive Committee has met once so far.
- There are several A&S Committee vacancies.
- We still need a President–elect. If you have any recommendations, please ask the person first and then send the A&S EC their name for consideration.
- Each Dean from the different A&S Constituencies will give a report.
- Kane Gillespie asked if there is a published schedule by which each of the Standing Committee reports to this body. Aimee will get such schedule published.
- Will have Brent Lindquist report a future A&S Senate meeting to present on Songdo.
- We should form a committee to gather questions for the new President related to the Korean Campus.
- There was a suggestion that we should get questions together and present them right away since there is some urgency in this project.
- Dr. Gootenberg proposed that we convey out concerns directly to the new President. Perhaps form an Ad Hoc Committee to form questions for the President.
- Dr. Kuchner suggested that we pull representatives from each standing committee that have the history so that you have people who can address these individual concerns.
- We should contact the other “core” universities to see if they have had problems or if indeed their faculty have been informed about Songdo.
- Speak to Provost first about consultation on this project. Perhaps a letter from the two Senate Presidents.
- Senate body agreed on having an expanded Coordinating Council plus any other interested parties to field questions from faculty.
VI. Old business: no old business.
VII. New business: no new business.
Meeting adjourned at 4:25 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by: