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University Senate
Tentative Agenda
April 4, 2011
Lecture Hall 4, Level 2, HSC

I. Approval of Tentative Agenda

II. Approval of Minutes from March 7, 2011

III. Welcome from the HSC Senate (D. Snow)

IV. Report from the Senate President (F. Walter)

V. Motion #2 on Electronic Course Evaluations (P. Djuric)
This motion was tabled last month. The text is attached.

VI. Electronic Communication Privacy Protection Policy (D. Snow)
The proposed policy is attached.

VII. Report from the President (S. Stanley) – Written Report

VIII. Report from East Campus (K. Kaushansky) – Written Report

IX. Report from the Provost (E. Kaler) – Written Report

X. Report from the UUP (A. Shertzer)

XI. General Discussion of the budget situation and the various resolutions.
Four statements are attached:
-The sense of the Senate resolution we adopted in February
-The SUNY University Faculty Senate Executive Committee’s Statement and Resolution
- Draft Resolution of the University Senate of Stony Brook University on Governor Cuomo’s 2011-2012 Budget Proposal
-The GSO Resolution

XII. New Business

XIIII. Old Business


University Senate
Minutes
April 4. 2011

I. Approval of agenda: approved.

II. Approval of Minutes from March 7, 2011: Approved.

III. Welcome to HSC (D. Snow)

IV. Report from the Senate President (E. Mendieta)

  • Vice President E. Mendieta moderated because F. Walter was invited to the SB gala.

V. Motion #2 on Electronic Course Evaluations

  • There was discussion on the floor on pros and cons of Electronic Course Evaluations. Graham Glynn was present to answer questions. Motion was made to accept Electronic Course Evaluations.

All in favor: 14 for, 5 against and 5 abstentions. Motion passes.

VI. Electronic Communication Privacy Protection Policy (D. Snow)

  • The EC has approved the document. The document was meshed with the existing University Policy.
  • Discussion from the floor.
  • N. Goodman made a motion to table this until the next meeting and ask the people who commented to send specific recommendations for wording changes to the EC to incorporate into the policy and bring back to the next meeting.

VII. Report from the President (S. Stanley)

  • Written report provided.

VIII. Report from East Campus (K. Kaushansky)

  • Written report provided.

IX. Report from the Provost (E. Kaler)

  • Written report provided.

X. UUP (A. Shertzer)

  • The Hospital received some restoration (approx. $3.6 Mil).
  • Heard (but not sure) that there was some discussion that they were going to reconvene in May to discuss tuition issues.
  • Phil Smith did get to speak with Governor Cuomo. The Governor said that had these things not happened, the budget deficit next year would be $15 Bil. Now we are looking at an approximate $2 Bil. Deficit.
  • Had they kept the millionaire’s tax, we would have had a surplus.

XI. General Discussion of the budget situation and the various resolutions.

  • The Resolution of the University Senate on Governor Cuomo’s 2011-2012 Budget Proposed:

Discussion: It was mentioned that this resolution is no longer relevant since it was written before the budget passed.

The fact that the budget passed doesn’t mean that negotiations should stop. Further action still needs to be taken to try to get some amendments to the budget over the course of the year.

It was suggested that the title be changed and add “the NYS Enacted Budget” before the words Budget Proposal. It was also suggested that in the second Whereas, after the words Medicaid funds, change “which would” to which will”.

All in favor of approving the resolution with the suggested changes: all in favor, none opposed, no abstentions. Resolution passes.

XII. New Business: No new business.

XIII. Old Business: No old business.

Meeting adjourned at 4:15.

Submitted by:

Laurie Theobalt
Secretary

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