CCSU Faculty Senate

Minutes—November 9, 2009

VAC 105   3:00 PM

Note: Senate Constitution, Bylaws, Meeting Dates, Agenda and Minutes are posted on the CCSU Pipeline under Faculty Resources/Faculty Senate.

Next Meeting of the Faculty Senate is on November 23, 2009, 3pm, Vance.

Present: Alewitz, M., Anderson, C., Ayalon, A., Barr, B., Barrington, C., Bernstein, S., Bigelow, L., Bigley, M.P., Button, C., Crespi, C., Czyrnik, K., DelAma, J., Delventhal, T., Dziuda, D., Eustis, K., Foshay, J., Gigliotti, G., Hensley, P., Hermes, K., Horan, M., Iglesias, E., Kapper, M., Karpuk, P., Kurkovsky, S., Larsen, K., Latour, F., Laurent, L.,  Leake, M., Love, K., Mamed, O., Mione, T., Mitchell, M., Mulrooney, J., O’Connor, J., Osoba, B., Petkova, O., Pirog, K., Ratansi, S., Reagan, T., Sarisley, E., Sikorski, J., Sims, D., Spector, D., Stankewicz, K.,  Tomoda, S., Vincenti, M., Wang, W., Warshauer, M. Wood, R., Zidani-Eroglu, L.,

Ex-Officio: Sakofs, M., Pease, S.

Parliamentarian: Dimmick, C.

Guests: Pettinico, N.

1. Announcements:

a. AAUP President (J. Jones)

  • No announcements

b. SUOAF-AFSCME President (F.  Bonvicini)

  • No announcements.

c. President of the Senate (C. Barrington)

  • President Barrington announced that she had written and sent a letter to Mayor Blumberg of NYC as the Senate had requested.

2. Minutes of 10/26/09 were moved for approval by Senator Reagan. (Passed)

3. Reports:

a. Elections Committee:

  • Senator Foshay reported the results of the Fall 2009 Election.
    • Promotion and Tenure, Full Professor, Business: David Fearon
    • Promotion and Tenure, Full Professor, SEPS: Cathy Kurkjian
    • Promotion and Tenure, Full Professor, At-Large: Rae Schipke
    • Promotion and Tenure, Associate Professor, Arts and Sciences: Sally Lesik
    • Promotion and Tenure, Associate Professor, Engineering and Technology: James Mulrooney
    • Advisory Committee on Academic Advising, Arts and Sciences: Guy Crundwell
    • Advisory Committee on Academic Advising, Business: Joseph Farhat
    • Advisory Committee on Academic Advising, Engineering & Technology: James Mulrooney
    • Advisory Committee on Academic Advising, SEPS: Joan Nicoll-Senft
    • CSU Trustees Research Award, Full Professor, Business: Daniel Miller
    • CSU Trustees Teaching Award, At-Large; Maria Passaro
    • CSU Trustees Teaching Award, At-Large; Olga Petkova

b. Curriculum Committee

  • Senator Karpuk reviewed program and course changes, additions and revisions.

4. Unfinished Business:

a. Task Force on Child Care at CCSU:

  • President Barrington announced the committee co-chairs, Leah Glaser and Beth Merenstein and charged the task force with the following:
    • To establish a timeline for reporting to the Senate, to include 1 years goals, 2 year goals etc. and,
    • To look at funding options and make recommendations for implementation.

b. Constitution and By-Laws Revision

  • Discussion: Senator Mulrooney moved that the Senate go into quasi-committee of the whole to engage in discussion of rationale of the review. (Passed)
  • President Barrington took a straw poll to determine the Faculty Senate’s preference on addressing the report. The Senate chose to address individual items of interest.
  • Senator Spector answered questions concerning 2.10.1 and 2.10.2.
  • A discussion of 3.1.2 concerning eliminating the 1 to 1 correspondence between member and alternate, and treating alternates as a pool of alternates was moved by Senator Reagan and approved.
  • Further suggestions were made and passed on to the Committee.
  • Return to regular session.

5. New Business:

a. CCSU Foundation Board of Directors:

  • N. Pettinico addressed the request for the Senate to elect a faculty member to the Board.
  • After considerable discussion on the Board’s membership requirements, Senator Wood moved to commit this to the Elections Committee.
  • Senator Spector moved to amend the motion as follows: The Elections Committee send out a call to all faculty for nominations and conduct an election in the Senate in two weeks. The amendment (Passed)
  • The motion to commit to the Elections Committee as amended (Passed).

6. Adjournment:

  • Senator Mulrooney moved to adjourn. (Passed)