CCSU Faculty Senate

Minutes—April 5, 2004

VAC 105  3:00 PM

Present: Adams, Austad, Best, Barile, Barrington, Braverman, Crundwell, Czyrnik, Deloy, Duquette, Gallagher, Kurkidian, Emeagwalli, Foster, Fried, Gilmore, Gotchev, Gould, Halkin,  Heseley, Kleinert, Knox, Leake, Lee-Partridge, Machuga, Mulcahy, Murphy, O’Connell, Oliva, Pevac, Prescott, Pudlinski, Rivera, Sadanand, Salinas, Sevitch, Sarisly,  Sweeney, Terezakis, Thronton, Ulrich, Walo, Wolysnka,

 Ex Officio: Arends, Demos, Lemma, Pease, Whitford

 

Call to order at 3:04

 

  1. Minutes of 3/17/2004

Passed (2 abstentions)

 

  1. Announcements
    1. AAUP Report – William Jones (absent)

b.   Frank Resnick, CFO, requests faculty to place timely book orders in order to ensure                  lowest prices for CSU students

c.       Lecture by Prof. Norton Mezvinsky at 4:00 on Tuesday, April 13th, “Christian Zionism and its significance for the Arab-Israli Conflict”.

 

       3.  Senate Elections Conducted -- Sen. Braverman

            Results to be announced at April 19th Senate meeting.

 

        4. Senate Committee Reports

                        UPBC scheduled to make a report to Faculty Senate at the April 19th meeting.

 

  1. Unfinished Business

None

 

6.New Business

 

            a. Resolution

a. Motion:  “An exception to FS-96-14B be granted so that the Athletic Department may select a non-tenured member for Department Chairperson.”

                                                                                                Sen. Sagnelli

                                                                                                Passed unanimously

 

       

            b. RESOLUTION: (CCSU)

“In support of the continuation of a separate Board of Trustees of the Connecticut State University and in opposition to the merger of the Board of Trustees of the Connecticut State University with that of any other unit in the public higher education system”.

 

Whereas, Connecticut State University has a distinct educational mission as a comprehensive four-year liberal arts university with  well developed professional  schools and graduate programs that include a program in Educational Leadership leading to an Ed.D., and

 

Whereas, Connecticut State University has the largest number (36,000) of both graduate and undergraduate students of any public university in Connecticut studying at four geographically-distinct campuses in New Britain, Willimantic, New Haven and Danbury, and

 

Whereas, Connecticut State University has demonstrated its effectiveness among the State public universities by enrolling 59% of all Connecticut high school graduates, registering 53% of all transfer students and by awarding more Bachelors and Masters Degrees and Sixth-Year Certificates than any other Connecticut public university

 

Therefore, The Faculty Senate of Central Connecticut State University hereby strongly supports the continuation of the Board of Trustees of the Connecticut State University System as a separate entity, and vehemently opposes any restructuring of the governing boards of higher education that would place the Connecticut State University and the Community Technical Colleges, or any other unit, under the authority of a combined board.

                                                            Moved: Senator Terezakis

                                                                        Passed: Unanimously

 

                                               

Resolution.

Be it Resolved that the Faculty Senate request the honor of President Richard L. Judd to be the Commencement Speaker at the Spring, 2004 Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement Exercises.  Be it further Resolved that the Senate requests the University to print copies of each address and include one with each graduate's diploma.

                                                Senator Sevitch

                                                Motion withdrawn

 

Motion: To vote by secret ballot on pending resolutions.

                        Discussion ensued.

                                                                        Senator Halkin

                                                                        Motion defeated

                                                                        Yes-10; No-11; Abstain-7

                                                                       

Resolution:

In appreciation of President Judd's 40 consecutive years of service to his alma mater, the Faculty Senate hereby expresses its gratitude for all that he has done to improve Central Connecticut State University.   Any list of his myriad accomplishments would almost certainly be incomplete.  We wish him and his family nothing but the best in the years to come.  Be it hereby noted, and inscribed indelibly in the minds of this generation of Blue Devils and those who serve this institution, that although Dick Judd can be away from Central, you can never take Central away from Dick Judd.

             Senator Sevitch

                                                                                   

Amended Resolution:

In appreciation of President Judd's 40 consecutive years of service to his alma mater, the Faculty Senate hereby expresses its gratitude for all that he has done to improve Central Connecticut State University.   Any list of his myriad accomplishments would almost certainly be incomplete.  We wish him and his family nothing but the best in the years to come.

                                                Senator Duquette

                                                Sen. Lisi

                        Amendment accepted—22 yes, 2 no, 3 abstentions

                       

 

                                                Amended Motion Tabled           

Yes-21; Opposed –4; Abstentions-3

                       

 

             Resolution on Plagiarism for Senate:

Whereas plagiarism is inconsistent with the principle of academic integrity which this Senate upholds as central to the mission of the university;

Whereas plagiarism, whether committed by a student, faculty member, or administrator cannot be condoned and must be corrected;

Whereas plagiarism has been at heart of the recent discussion arising from an accusation made against the highest officer of the university;

Therefore, Senate

(1) Reaffirms its policy on plagiarism, in particular its definition published in the Student Handbook and University Website, as follows:

"Copying of sentences, phrases, paragraphs, tables, figures or data directly or in slightly modified form from a book, article, or other academic source without using quotation marks or giving proper acknowledgement to the original author or source;

"Copying information from internet websites and submitting it as one's own work;

"Buying papers for the purpose of turning them in as one's own work;

"Selling or lending of papers for the purpose of violating academic honesty policies (*)

(2) Notes that as a moral principle this definition applies to the work of faculty and administrators as well, who by their role as teachers and leaders should and must be held to at least the same standard as students;

(3) Reminds faculty that due process and individual remedies appropriate to the offense should be used in all cases, with a goal of rehabilitation of the plagiarizer rather than mere punishment;

(4) Resolves to put the matter of education and prevention of plagiarism on Senate's agenda as a continuing item for the rest of this term, in conjunction with the ad-hoc committee on academic integrity;

(5) Recommends to the members of next year's Senate that they do the same for the forthcoming academic year.

(*) "Undergraduate Academic Misconduct Policy", as passed by the Faculty Senate: 11/05/01; and signed by the University Administration: 11/19/01, at http://www.ccsu.edu/AcademicIntegrity/UndergradAcadMisconductPolicy.htm .

                                                            Sen. Prescott

Discussion ensued. 

                                    Motion Tabled. to re-open at next meeting. Sen. Warshauer

                                                            Yes—17; No—5

 

 

 

6.       Motion to adjourn passed.

2 No

0 Abstentions

 

Adjournment     4:43 PM.

 

                        Respectfully submitted,

                        C. S. Austad