ACADEMIC SENATE MINUTES

 

 

DATE:           September 13, 2012

 

PRESENT:    Scott Murray                                       Stephen Eliason

                        Sandie Rietz                                        Barb Pedula

                        Susan Gilbertz                                     Craig McKenzie

                        David Gurchiek                                  Doug Brown

                        Mark Hardt                                         Patricia Vettel-Becker

                        Tasneem Khaleel (ex-officio)              Mike Campbell (ex-officio)

 

ABSENT:      Don Larsen*                                       A.J. Otjen*

                        Bruce Brumley*                                  Diane Duin (ex-officio)*

                        Mary Susan Fishbaugh (ex-officio)*  Marsha Riley (ex-officio)

                        Mark Pagano (ex-officio)*                  Terrie Iverson (ex-officio)      

                        Stacy Klippenstein (ex-officio)

* excused

 

GUESTS:       Suzette Nynas                                     Cheri Johannes

                        Sarah Brockel

 

PRESIDING:Mark Hardt, Vice Chair

 

 

Mark Hardt called the meeting to order at 3:42 p.m. in the Chancellor’s Conference Room.

 

The minutes of April 12 and August 30 were accepted as presented.

 

I.          ITEMS FOR INFORMATION

 

Item 1  Committee Report for 2011-2012:  CARE Committee

Item 2  Committee Report for 2011-2012:  Graduate Committee

Item 3  Committee Report for 2011-2012:  General Education Committee

Item 4  Committee Report for 2011-2012:  Academic Standards and Scholastic Standing Committee

Item 5  Committee Report for 2011-2012:  Library Committee

Item 6  Committee Roster for 2012-2013

 

̃ Motion by Scott Murray, seconded by Susan Gilbertz to accept Items 1 through 6 for information.

 

It was noted that the Academic Computing & Allied Technology Committee has no members appointed, as it is mostly inactive.  The Senate will reevaluate the functions of the committee at the next meeting, and the committee will be filled.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

II.        ITEMS – FIRST READING

 

Item 44  MS in Athletic Training.  Modification to an existing program.

 

̃ Motion by Susan Gilbertz, seconded by Barb Pedula to approve Item 44 on first reading.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

̃ Motion by Sandie Rietz, seconded by Scott Murray to waive second reading of Item 44.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 7.c  Academic Senate Bylaws Article IV. Section B. 2 Academic Standards and Scholastic Standing Committee.  Indicate voting members, add voting rule, and add quorum rule to align with current practice.

 

̃ Motion by Sandie Rietz, seconded by Doug Brown to approve Item 7.c on first reading.

 

Cheri Johannes, Registrar, reported that she was unaware the Committee was operating under different bylaws than those in the Senate bylaws.  It was noted that the changes in Item 7.c will bring the two together again.

 

Dr. Johannes noted that add/drop course requests are usually approved, and graduation requirement exceptions are usually denied by the Committee.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

̃ Motion by Sandie Rietz, seconded by Scott Murray to waive second reading of Item 7.c.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 7  Academic Senate Bylaws Article I Section B. Accountability.  Change required number of signatures to petition the Senate to call a general faculty meeting from 25% of the faculty to 10 faculty members.  (requires general faculty approval)

Item 7.a  Academic Senate Bylaws Article II.  Section B. 5. Terms of Office.  Add section b) for term limits.  (requires general faculty approval)

 

̃ Motion by Susan Gilbertz, seconded by Sandie Rietz to advance Items 7 and 7.a via email to the general faculty for a vote on each item, separately.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 7.b  Academic Senate Bylaws Article IV. Section B. 4. CARE Committee, 5. Library Committee, and 6. MSUB Graduate Committee.  Remove references to Graduate Student Association (no longer exists).

 

̃ Motion by Susan Gilbertz, seconded by Sandie Reitz to approve Item 7.b on first reading.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

̃ Motion by Doug Brown, seconded by Steve Eliason to waive second reading of Item 7.b.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

III.       DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS

 

A.  Review of new Chair Elect Language in Bylaws

 

Will be postponed.

 

B.  Lowering Full-Time Teaching Loads at Both Campuses

 

This is really a union issue, but should the unions take it up, they have the full support of the Senate.

 

It was noted that faculty loads are really not adequately represented.  Some 15 years ago a survey was done because faculty had to justify they were working as many hours as required.  The results showed faculty workload is overwhelming.  There are also discrepancies between the workload of the east campus faculty and the City College faculty.

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 4:29 p.m.

 

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