Agenda - May 2, 2016 - 3:05pm

CCSU FACULTY SENATE MEETING

The Steering Committee recommends the following items for inclusion on the Consent Agenda:

  • 1. Minutes
  • 5c. through 5r., various informational committee reports
  • 6f. Committee on Committees report

Items accepted on the Consent Agenda will be approved without discussion or vote. Please indicate if you would like to have any item removed from the Consent Agenda for discussion and/or floor vote.


1. Minutes

Minutes of April 18, 2016

2. Announcements:

a. AAUP President (M. A. Mahony)

b. SUOAF-AFSCME President (L. Bigelow)

c. SGA

d. FAC to the Board of Regents (S. Adair)

e. President of the Senate (S. Cohen)

3. Election of members of Standing Committees of the Faculty elected by the Faculty Senate

4. Approval of May and August 2016 candidates for graduation

    • Undergraduate (Deans Pease, Colwell, Alfano, Malhas)
    • Graduate (Dean Fitzgerald)

5. Informational Committee Reports (not for action)

a. Promotion and Tenure Committee (P. Halloran)

b. Academic Integrity Committee (T. Jarmoszko)

c. Academic Assessment Committee (M. Kruy)

d. CCSU Foundation Grant Advisory Committee (R. Waterman)

e. Grade Appeals Committee (S. Block)

f. Student Affairs Committee

g. International Education Committee (L. Williams)

h. Excellence in Teaching Committee (R. Schwell and K. Ritzenhoff)

i. Sabbatical Leave Committee (AAUP) (K. Larsen)

j. Community Engagement Committee (R. Simmons)

k. Constitution and Bylaws Committee (B. Emiliani)

l. Ad Hoc Committee on Campus Safety (D. Blitz)

m. Council of Academic Chairs (K. Martin-Troy)

n. Committee on Academic Advising (J. Bishop)

o. Diversity Committee (J. Werblow)

p. Information Technology Committee (S. Wu)

q. University Athletics Board (L. Clark, P. Resetarits)

r. Library Committee (P. Foster)

s. University Planning and Budget Committee (C. Valk)

6. Committee Reports (contain action items)

a. Committee on Academic Freedom (R. Wood)

b. Curriculum Committee (M. Jackson)

c. Academic Standards Committee (F. Latour)

7. Unfinished Business:

a. Community Engagement Documentation Guidelines (R. Simmons)

    • Motion from the Community Engagement Committee:
      The Faculty Senate approves the document entitled “Guidelines for Documenting Community Engaged Research, Teaching and Service” as a resource accessible to faculty from the Senate website. The use of this document is optional and will not supersede DEC guidelines.

8. New Business:

a. Faculty Advisory Committee resolution on CSCU Provost search

    • Proposed Resolution: Student success through academic excellence is highlighted in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Vision Statement. With the retirement of Dr. Estela Lopez as the Interim Academic Provost the CCSU Faculty Senate joins the Community College Governance Assembly and the Faculty Advisory Committee in believing that the priority of the Board of Regents should be to initiate a search for a permanent, qualified Academic Provost as soon as possible.

b. Proposal from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry: Board of Regents Censure Resolution

9. Adjournment