Members Present: Abadiano, Altieri, Austad, Baratta,
Benfield, Blitz, Braverman, Calvert, Carter-Lowery, Chen, Cohen, Conway,
Crundwell, Czymik, Fried, Garcia, Glarner, Halkin, Hermes, Jackson, Jones,
Larose, Lee, Lemaire, Martin, Martin-Troy, Markov, Merriman, Morales, Moran,
Perreault, Petrauch, Phillips, Rodrigues, Rohinsky, Sarisley, Stanley,
Stoneback, Talit, Tenney, Thornton, Walo, Wolff.
Ex-Officio Members Present: V.P Bartelt, Deans Higgins and
Kremens, E. Demos (Ex. Asst to Pres.) P. Lemma (Grad. Studies) L. Deane (Univ.
Council), S. Seider (for Dean Whitford).
Guests: Paul Petterson, (Chair, Curriculum Committee), Francis
Keefe (Advising center), George Claffey (MIS), Steven Cox (Chair Grad Studies),
O.Odesina (Technology), T. Burkholder (Chemistry), S. Vial (Design), J. DeLaura
Meeting was called to order by President Best at 3.05 p.m. in
I. Approval of Minutes of 03/12/01
- AAUP Report. Sen. Austad
Contract negotiations are going very slowly, indeed
there is difficulty in even deciding on what areas to negotiate. Thus,
on April 26 and 28 a contract facilitator will assist in negotiations.
The next edition of Table Talk, due any day, will provide a more
substantive discussion of these issues.
- Graduate Studies Mission Statement. S. Cox
The Graduate Studies Committee approved the following
Mission Statement in their March, 2001 meeting.
The graduate school is a community of scholars devoted
to increasing human awareness and understanding through scholarly
inquiry, research, and study in specialized disciplines. The aim of
graduate education is to provide students with the knowledge and skills
to make contributions to their discipline and to the rapidly changing
world. Through an atmosphere of intellectual and personal integrity, an
attitude of excellence, and a spirit of creative independence, our
graduates develop mastery in their field and become lifelong learners
and leaders within their respective professions.
Professor Cox invited comment and suggestions on the
above for the Committee’s consideration.
- Steering Committee meeting with President Judd April 26. Sen.
Sen. Abadiano indicated there was no set agenda but
three issues were covered:
- An update on construction…all is on schedule and budget
- The administration continues to explore options for the daycare
center and input is possible and encouraged
- The President was interested in the Senate’s input to the
proposal under New Business V (a) below
- Update on HIST 472 & 474 Western/Non-Western designation. Sen.
As an update to the last meeting, Sen. Benfield
reported that Dr. Mezvinsky and the State consultant responsible for
the change of designation of History 472 and 474 had met over lunch
(with Dr. Rickard acting as mediator and referee) and the matter was
resolved to everyone’s satisfaction(except the person paying the
Sen. Braverman conducted the elections
Nominees were for the following Committees:
Distinguished Service Committee
Excellence in teaching Award Committee
Planning and Budget
No Nominations were received from the floor for these
Motion to Close Nominations
Promotion and Tenure Committee
The following nominations were made from the Floor:
Kathy Martin-Troy (Bio)
Sue Vial (Design)
David Blitz (Phil)
Motion to Close Nominations
Winners to be recorded in minutes upon ballot counting
(not even considered…too advanced) and solution of hanging chads
resolved and announced at next Faculty Senate meeting.
IV. Senate Committee Reports
- Committee on Committees Report (See attached By-laws)
At the March 12 meeting, the senate approved The Committee
on Committees acceptance of the bylaws for the Committee on Information
Technology (the CIT) and the Faculty Senate designated the CIT a Standing
Committee of the Faculty. Apparently Dr. Judd will veto this resolution
pending input from the new interim Chief of Information Services, Mr.
Robert Yanckello. The CIT have met with Mr. Yanckello and have revised the
by-laws to their mutual satisfaction.
Motion for acceptance of (new) by-laws (Attached)
- Curriculum Committee Paul Petterson
(Minutes of April 4 meeting as amended)
Motion to accept
V. Old Business
There was none
VI. New Business
School of Technology: Division into two Departments. Dean Kremens and
Dr. Judd in letter to Pres. Best is desirous of Senate input
into the proposal to divide School of Technology. Presently there are three
departments within the School of Technology: Engineering Technology,
Industrial Technology and Technology Education. The request is to split of
one department, namely Industrial Technology, into two departments:
* Computer Electronics and Graphics
* Manufacturing and Construction Management
Prof. Odesina made the following introductory remarks:
There were School of Technology wide
meetings held prior to the 1996/1997 academic year about the possibility of
creating new departments in the School. Serious discussion started in the
academic year 1996/1997.
In 1998/1999 academic year, we established content areas with
coordinators. The various content areas meeting looked at ways to better
present the school in terms of reorganization.
The result is the decision to split the IT Department into the
Departments of Manufacturing & Construction Management and Computer
Electronics & Graphics.
Industrial Technology Department has been in existence for
nearly 30 years.
We currently offer options within the Industrial Technology
program. These options are hidden and as such hard for prospective students to
identify the programs we offer. The options are now mature and can stand on
their own as majors.
Changing the department names will give us more visibility. It
will help to meet the university strategic plan initiative for enhancing the
image of the university. It will create opportunities for faculty and program
growth. We have external support from our Industrial Advisory Boards and
Prof. Vial of the design department then
addressed this issue. The Department of Design wishes to be supportive of such
initiatives, but is concerned about the following:
The revised Senate Agenda was the first notice that the
Department of Design (Graphic / Information) was given of the SOT's intention
to create an academic department of Computer Electronics and Graphics. The
Department of Design provides required course work for a SOT program that
would be effected (even though Design uses no courses from the SOT programs).
The Department of Design (Graphic / Information) is very
concerned that the proposed name of the new department "Computer
Electronics and Graphics" could add to the already existing (serious)
confusion among the students and parents as they try to determine which
department to join if they are looking for a degree in Graphic Design (most
students use the term "Computer Graphics" as slang for "Graphic
Design"). The two departments are completely different in mission, intent
and instruction and confusion by students in the past has been costly and
Due to the history of confusion on the part of students, the
suggestion was made that the SOT consider changing the name of the proposed
department to something like "The Department of Networking and Print
Technologies"... or "Computer Electronics and Printing Management
and Sciences" which might more closely identify the true nature of the
instruction. This precedent has been set (for like reason) by a very similar
department at the highly respected Rochester Institute of Technology which is
called "The Department of Printing Management and Sciences" in an
effort to reflect the nature of the instruction and avoid confusion with their
Graphic Design area.
While she wishes to be supportive of such initiatives, this is
the first she has seen of the proposal. In particular the inclusion in the
title of "Graphics" may be confusing to student wishing to pursue a
career in either Technology or Design. She suggested a rename to
"Department of Networking and Print Technologies" to remove
confusion. Indeed consultation with other institutions, and she exemplified by
quoting from the Rochester School of Technology, show that they use "
……and Management Sciences. Indeed "Computer Electronics" alone
may also be a better title.
Dean Kremens in response indicated that both Graphic Design
Arts were in place in the School of Technology and furthermore the term
"networking" was too narrow. Moreover "Computer
Electronics" is a common term. He sees the key to his Department and Dr
Vial’s department as being able to feed both programs to best suit student
Sen. Calvert: Agreed that "Computer Electronics" was
too narrow a term and perhaps "Engineering and Graphic Technologies"
was a better term.
Prof. Vial…or even "Computer and Printing
Technologies" for Design is not the same as Printing
Sen. Walo: The School of Business also has a management
department who would probably wish to comment on this proposal.
Sen. Crundwell: Is there a return date on Dr. Judd’s
Sen. Benfield: "…advise as soon as possible."
President Best: Suggested a committee comprised of the
following be struck to report back on May 7, 2001.
Dean Kremens* * Will convene the meeting
Sen. Walo and/or Business School Rep
Prof. DeLaura made the following remarks to assist the
deliberations of the committee:
A Graphics program has been in the School of Technology since
1936. The change arose out of advice from one of Technologies advisory groups
who wished them to compress existing courses/areas in Graphic Arts and Graphic
Design Management, in large part to remove student confusion. Furthermore the
suggested change is a result of discussions with the school’s accrediting
agency who recommends one Department and to compress the courses and remove
the "design" label. Finally, Dr. DeLaura noted that the term
printing was no longer generally used, given the significant advances in the
interface between computers and the output of graphic material.
Report to Senate from University Planning and Budget Committee. D. Blitz
Prof. Blitz made the following remarks.
The UPBC met on a monthly basis during academic year 2000-2001.
The major discussions and proposals are as follows:
(1) Discussion was held on priorities that members considered
important for the university. Among issues raised were the need to increase the
number of full-time faculty, the need for more information technology staff, and
the current financial arrangements for CSUOnline.
(2) The Chief Financial Officer presented an overview of the
university’s budget, focusing on the "pie chart" of budget
allocations for FY 2000-2001, and in particular, distribution of discretionary
budgets (i.e. sums over and above fixed expenses such as salaries and benefits),
as well as revenue sources and expenditures. (see chart, appended).
(3) It was agreed by the committee that Kim Chagnon , Budget
Director, would be invited to participate at meetings. She has provided
essential help in preparing charts and data for consideration at meetings.
(4) The UPBC discussed its relationship with the Strategic
Planning Team (SPT). This group was responsible for, among other things,
canvassing proposals and making recommendations for the $250,000 strategic
planning item agreed to by the university last year, the result of the process
of re-designing strategic planning conducted with the help of Werner Associates.
It was agreed that the SPT having served its purpose to initiate the strategic
planning award process should be disbanded, and its functions assumed by the
UPBC. The SPT agreed to this proposal as well, and it is now submitted for
Senate approval. (see charter amendments, attached)
(5) It was agreed that the committee should discuss budget and
planning priorities more fully. In order to do so, its membership should be
expanded to include administrators with senior budgetary and planning
responsibilities, specifically, the three vice-presidents and a dean from the
council of deans (as had been included on the disbanded SPT).
(6) The UPBC judges that the term of faculty members (teaching
and administrative) should be extended to four years, given its dual
responsibility for oversight of both budget and planning, and the length of time
for new faculty on the committee to become sufficiently familiar with these
(7) As a result, the budget and planning committee modified its
charter to take into account its added responsibilities, membership and terms of
service as indicated by (4), (5), and (6) above. This amended charter is
submitted for Senate approval.
Submitted on behalf of the Budget and Planning Committee,
David Blitz, Chair, on behalf of the committee
Attachment following: Modifications to the charter of the UPBC.
- Technology Use award. Sen. Calvert
Sen. Calvert requested advice on the process of nominating
a student for an award in the exemplary use of Technology.
Sen. Altieri: This appears a good use of the Information
Sen. Martin-Troy: Was there not a "Committee on
Awards" some years ago?
Sen. Crundwell: Shamefully admitted he was on that
committee and even more shamefully it had never met.
Sen. Martin-Troy: Then give it to a committee in
President Best charged the Information Technology
Committee to consider and report back by May 7. That committee includes
VII. Other business
There was none
The meeting adjourned at 4.05. p.m.
NEXT MEETING MAY 7 @ 3.00 p.m. in FOUNDERS HALL
…IS THE LAST OF THIS SEMESTER.
Hence anyone with any item that just cannot wait three months
please forward to the Secretary by May 1, 2001.
Respectfully (?) submitted
Richard W. Benfield
Faculty Senate Secretary