CCSU Faculty Senate
Minutes—March 18, 2002
VAC 105 3:00 PM
Members Present: Abadiano, Altieri, Austad, Baratta, Benfield, Best, Brann, Braverman, Calvert, Capitao, Carter-Lowry, Cassdella, Conway, Crundwell, Garcia, Halkin, Halloran, Hedlund, Jones, Kurkjian, Lapuerta, Larkin, Larose, Leake, Lefebre, Lemaire, Martin, Martin-Troy, Mezvinsky, Odesina, O’Connell, Osterrich, Phillips, Prescott, Ribchinsky, Ritzenhoff, Sarisley, Stoneback, Terezakis, Thornton, Wolffe, Ulrich, Williams.
Ex‑Officio Members Present: Senior V.P Demos, Deans Miller and Kremens,
Guests: Paul Petterson Chair Curriculum Committee, Joe Gallucci Asst. Dean. School Ed.
Meeting was called to order by President Best at 3.10 p.m. in Vance 105.
Motion to accept.
a. AAUP Report. Sen. Austad
Last week negotiations were concluded with a tentative contract agreement reached. A ballot has gone out to all faculty and faculty are asked to ratify or not the proposed changes to the existing contract. Returned ballots are due March 28.
On Wednesday March 20 in Copernicus Rm 231 there is an open meeting for all members to address questions and concerns.
Sen. Braverman indicated nominations have been received for all vacancies and the election can go forth for April 15 for the slates that will be presented. Further nominations from the floor can still be made at this time.
Sen. Halkin: Choice is GOOD and thus she encourages everyone to solicit nominations, preferably with the nominees knowledge.
Sen. Halkin also noted that members of Senate Committees should also consider extending their service into the following year for continuity of representation.
IV. Senate Committee Reports
The report had been attached and was straightforward. Paul did note that
The Curriculum Committee considered a bylaws revision to give the Graduate Studies Curriculum more authority over graduate curriculum matters. The proposed revision was defeated: 3 in support, 25 against, 5 abstentions.
Sen. Jones: What was the point of the vote on by-laws revision?
Paul Petterson: The proposal would have given the Graduate Studies
Committee, rather than the Curriculum Committee, the controlling vote on
graduate curriculum recommendations.
Motion to Accept Curriculum Committee Report (Wolff/Austad)
NOTE: In these minutes and subsequent minutes, the approved curriculum Committee report may be found on the Curriculum Committee web site, and this site will constitute the official record.
V. Old Business
There was no old business
VI. New Business
There was no new business
Motion to adjourn
The meeting adjourned at 3.25. p.m.
In view of the upcoming spring break, the absence of members during that time and the immediacy of our scheduled first meeting in April,
The next meeting of the Faculty Senate will be April 15 at 3.00 p.m.
Richard W. Benfield
Faculty Senate Secretary