CCSU Faculty Senate

Minutes—December 16, 2002

VAC 105  1:15 PM

Members Present:

Altieri, Benfield, Best, Blatz, Blitz, Bunce, Conway, Crundwell, Dimmick, Gotchev, Halloran, Hicks, Kaplan, Kim, Kleinert, Knox, Marlor, Martin, Martin-Troy, Mezvinsky, Sevitch, Sweeney, Terry, Terezakis, Thornton, Williams, Wolff.


Ex Officio Members: Provost Bartelt, Deans Lemma and Root.


Guests: Chris Pudlinski, Chair Curriculum Committee


President Best arrived long before 1.15 and opened the meeting at 1.17.


  1. Approval of Minutes of 12/02/02


Sen. Blitz requested the addition of reference to remarks he made regarding the strategic planning point of view and Online CSU course offerings on graduate level programs. Sen. Halkin requested under item 3.b change from 2002 to 2003. The minutes have been amended accordingly

Motion to approve Minutes of 12/02/02 as amended



  1. Announcements


a.                   AAUP Report.


Sen. Austad was out of town and Sen. Terezakis rose to stress that all faculty should have received a red CSU-AAUP fact sheet, a CSU-AAUP “Tips for contacting State Legislators” and the associated (yellow) list of General Assembly Members. If not, Dr Terezakis and the union office have copies.

Other comments: Sen. Sevitch rose to note, for the record, that the AAUP President had been quoted in the newspaper as linking budget cuts to the war in Iraq. These he stressed are independent issues and one is not dependent on the other. He resents the President of AAUP linking the two as reported in the New Britain Herald and desires the President to not speak for Union membership on Iraq. He requires no action of the senate.


b. President Best rose to note that the CSU Board of Trustees today awarded Dr. Norton Mezvinsky, Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University, and a distinguished scholar and teacher, the title of Connecticut State University Professor.

Dr Mezvinsky received the senate’s applause.

When asked to comment he was at a loss for words but he did remind senators that, like another great orator, Benjamin Disraeli, who in his inaugural speech to the Commons said “I sit now but will rise again”, he too will comment at the spring presentation.


  1. Senate Committee Reports


a.                   Curriculum Committee Dr Pudlinski



Dr Pudlinski Chair of the Curriculum Committee presented the December report to the Faculty Senate.

MOTION to accept the Curriculum Committee Report



  1. Unfinished business

There was none

  1. New Business

There was none

  1. Adjournment

Motion to adjourn




The Senate adjourned at 1.35 p.m


Respectfully submitted

Richard Benfield


Faculty Senate


The next meeting will be MONDAY February 3, 3.00 p.m.