CCSU Faculty Senate
Minutes—October 20, 2003
VAC 105 3:00 PM
Members Present: Abadiano, Adams, Austad, Best, Barille, Borst, Braverman, Brann, Callery, Casella, Claffey,
Crundwell, Czyrnik, Deloy, Duquette, Emeagwalli,
Foster, Fried, Gallagher, Gotchev,
Gould, Hager, Halkin, Hedlund,
Hensely, Kleinert, Knox, Kurkjian, LaPuerto, Leake, Lee-Partridge; Machuga; Marlor, Martin-Troy;
Mueller, G. O’Connell,
Odesina, Pevac, Pope, Petrosino,
Pirog, Prescott, Rivera, Sagnelli, Salinas, Sarisley; Sevitch, Thorton,
Ex Officio Members Present: Altieri, Whitford; Arends; Lemma; McCullum; G. Kremens
Guests: Chris Pudlinski,
Chair Curriculum Committee,
President Best called the meeting to
order at 3.05 p.m. in Vance
AAUP Report. AAUP Pres. Jones
Jones invited faculty to enter nominations for CSU Professor.
Nominations are open until November 13th
and should be sent to the CSU Professor Committee c/o Philosophy
Dept. Secretary, Marcus White Hall
President Best explained that two
positions are available and one or both may be filled this year but there
will most likely be one filled. One vacancy
was due to Martha Wallach’s retirement last year
Senate Committee Reports
Report - Chris Pudlinski
Five items were introduced and can be viewed on the Curriculum
Committee Website. No discussion followed.
Motion to Accept: Sevitch
Standards Committee Report
No business to report
Exceptions in Department Evaluation Committees (DEC):
In accordance with Article 4.11.4 of the
AAUP/BOT Contract, the President requests Faculty Senate Approval of the
following exceptions for DECs for the 2003-2004 academic year
Department of Nursing: Karen Beyard (Educational Leadership) and James Malley (Counseling & Family Therapy) will serve as members of this departments’s DEC.
Department of Management Information Systems: David Fearon
(Management and Organization) will serve as a member of the department’s
DEC during deliberations on the promotion application of George Claffey
Motion to accept:
2. Announcement of reappointment of
SPT sponsored Ad-hoc committee on Academic Integrity
Members: Emily Chasse; James Conway; Christopher Dukes; Jane Fried;
John Harmon; Virginia Jones; Antonia Moran; Paul Petterson.
A lively discussion ensued about the process for the potential of
reorganization of the University. Questions, concerns, problems,
objections were raised and
discussed. They included:
At what point will faculty input occur?
Will the budget shape reorganization, or will the values, purposes,
and mission of the university form the basis of reorganization?
Is there a coherent planning process being set in motion or
is there a piece meal plan that lacks integration and reinvents the
Shouldn’t Faculty Senate be involved from the start rather than
Deans and Chairs by appointing an ad hoc committee of the
Senate to participate immediately?
Shouldn’t the Senate appoint a committee that focuses on questions
such as is there a need
for a reorganization; what are the models to follow;
what are the expected results
Is the reorganization being run top down rather than bottom up?
The UPBC is playing a role in the reorganization and is a Faculty
Senate Committee, but is it within this committee’s domain or
purview to do this?
Provost Arends commented that no definite decision has been made to
reorganize as of yet; he has asked each school to approach the question of
whether or not to reorganize in its own way and each school will report its
preliminary findings and recommendations about reorganization in early
November to the UPBC.
President Best encouraged concerned faculty to
e-mail or discuss concerns with the reorganization committees from
each school. For Arts and Sciences, Interim Dean Pease is meeting with
Chairs. Arts and science faculty can discuss these issues with their Chairs,
especially since they are meeting on Tuesday, October 21. Faculty from other
schools should contact their Chairs to ascertain how to give input.
UPBC Chair (Austad) reported
that on November 11th, President Richard Pattenaude of University
of Southern Maine will be coming to CCSU in the role of futurist in order to stimulate thinking, discussion, advise
and consult about envisioning the future of CCSU.
One session will be open to the University community. Input will
Best stated that the topic of reorganization will be on the agenda for the
next Senate Meeting.
to adjourn: Fried
The meeting adjourned at 3.45. p.m.
The next meeting of the Faculty Senate
will be November 3, 2003.
Carol Shaw Austad
Faculty Senate Secretary