CAPRA MEETING, SEPTEMBER 17, 2010
Attending: Norm Goodman, Michael Chiarello, Kane Gillespie, Gene Katz, Denise Fillion, Denise Snow, Alexandra Valdes, Paul Bingham, Bill Godfrey, Larry Wittie
Discussion of election of new Chair or Co-Chairs: No member felt experienced enough to act as either Chair of Co-Chair. Therefore, it was proposed that Denise Snow, as a member of the Executive Council, would seek permission of the Council to allow Norm and Bill to remain as Co-Chairs for another term.
Norm Goodman gave an overview of CAPRA for the new committee members. The work of CAPRA is through the subcommittees. The agenda for this meeting is to review those subcommittees to ascertain whether to continue or discontinue those committees:
One half of the facility is now closed and budgetary issues remain. Decision: Continue subommittee
Review of the subcommittee’s findings- This is the second largest undergraduate program on campus and is taught primarily by adjuncts. As stated in the previous minutes, given the current budget situation, it seems quite unlikely that there will be funds available to hire a sufficient number of tenure/tenure-track faculty to meet accreditation standards, although it should be noted that there is a new Dean and Paul will meet with him to discuss the situation.
The following are the three recommendations of the subcommittee:
Decision: Continue this subcommittee to pursue the administration’s response to the above
There was no new information from this subcommittee, which continues to review the massive of amount of data it has already collected. Decision: Continue subcommittee.
4. Songdo Initiative subcommittee
This proposal is in abeyance. Decision: Discontinue Committee.
5. Southampton subcommittee
How are the various proposed plans being implemented? Decision: Continue subcommittee.
6. Masters Degrees subcommittee- documents created by University Senate should be reviewed.
Decision: Continue subcommittee.
7. Library subcommittee- Despite numerous changes, still issues. Also, Provost has set up faculty advisory committee. Decision: Bill will be our liaison to the Senate Library Services Committee.
Strategic Plan: How are the various plans being integrated, if at all?
Reorganization of Arts and Sciences: the reorganization is in abeyance primarily because of new Dean, but some combining of departments may occur. Provost has stated that CAPRA and Senate will be involved.
Dan Melucci is retiring and is temporarily being replaced by his deputy, Mark Maciulaitis.
Other possible CAPRA issues to address:
October 1, 15, and 29; November 12; December 13. All meetings are from 2:30 to 4:00 in the Senate Conference Room (126 Psychology B). We agreed that there would be a rotation of note takers for the meetings, and that Norm would put these notes into final form as minutes for circulation to the committee. In a separate memo, committee members will be asked to select a meeting to serve in this capacity.