Sept 11, 2007, 4:00 pm
Brian Colle (chair), Beverly Rivera, Donna di Donato, Scott Sutherland, Rick Gatteau, Arlene Feldman, Cheryl Hamilton, Norm Goodman, Cynthia Dietz, Kane Gillespie
1. Minutes of May 8, 2007
approved with corrections
2. Welcome to new members
Cynthia Dietz from the Library and Michael Barnhardt from History. Welcome to both and thanks for serving
3. Next meeting
next meeting (scheduled for 9/26), Brian is unable to attend, and others suggest either moving the meeting to either Tuesday 9/25 or Wed Oct 3.
4. Academic Reviews
Members volunteered as follows
meetings are held Tue 9:15-10:00 am in the Provost Conference Room, 407 Administration
Oct 23, 2007
Nov 13, 2007
5. Critical Incident Management Initiative
(a) In response to the recent murderous events at Virginia Tech, the Stony Brook Provost’s office has constructed a statement that should be included in all course syllabi.
The University at Stony Brook expects students to maintain standards of personal integrity that are in harmony with the educational goals of the institution; to observe national, state, and local laws and University regulations; and to respect the rights, privileges, and property of other people. Faculty is required to report to Judicial Affairs disruptive behavior that impedes an instructor's ability to teach, the safety of learning environment, and/or student's opportunity to learn.
(b) The Provost’s office will also require that all department chairs and program directors to attend an emergency response training session. Members of the Council agree that language should be added to the Provost’s office requirement that facilitates participation by the campus community (other faculty, staff, students) or language that requires chairs to relay information to the campus community.
Members of the council express continued concern that actions and progress at Stony Brook Southampton are not transparent or apparent to the Council. Based on collective knowledge of events, the Council understands that Southampton is doing well, but emphasizes the need to clarify the process of faculty appointments at SBS. Members report that consensus among west campus departments is that it is unclear how it is currently done and how it will be done in the future. Members assert that department inclusion in the process is critical for delivery of the curriculum.
Last year, Mark Aronoff asked the Council to start the process of reviewing the Diversified Education Curriculum (DEC). Over the summer, the Office of Institutional Research completed a report on enrollments in all DEC courses for the past 5 years. This report sparked several comments and questions from the group:
The members wonder what is our charge in this discussion.
Rick offered to serve alphabet soup at the next meeting. Bring your spoons and bibs.
Meeting adjourned 5:10 pm