Chair’s Report for January 23, 2001


Senate update

1.        Important links to agendas, minutes, Chair's Reports and other sites of interest are available
on the Senate web site:

2.        During debates, Senators may speak only twice to any motion or amendment. Each speaking term is limited to 10 minutes. The Chair will add names of those wishing to speak to a speaker's list upon recognition.

3.        Four finalists for Dean of College of Professional Studies will be on campus over the next few weeks
Each candidate will meet with the Senate Executive Committee with all senators welcome and encouraged to attend.
        January 30, 2001 – Dr. Lemuel Berry – 3:15 p.m. – Wisconsin Room

February 2, 2001 – Dr. Mark Clark – 3:15 p.m. – Presidents Room
February 8, 2001 – Dr. Shirley Richmond – 3:15 p.m. – Eagle Room
February 13, 2001 – Dr. Galan Janeksela – 2:00 p.m. – Alumni Room


Open Forum Items from Senate Executive Committee Meeting minutes

1.        Registrar’s Office closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the end of finals

         Unable to submit grades to office on Saturday while on campus for graduation

         Would need to make other arrangements or email grades

2.        Have heard of case where administrators have ability to change grades without consulting faculty involved

         Policy dictates if student appeals grade, committee of faculty and students formed

         If deemed appropriate, committee can change grade; Faculty person informed of committee decision

         If know of particular case where committee not formed, or faculty not informed, refer to Provost


Other Items from Senate Executive Committee Meetings

1.        Admission Office feels difficult, if not impossible, to take a Friday in October off for Fall Break

         According to Jan Morse and Ron Satz, calendar can be sent to System as is; can add Fall Break later if possible

         Problem is high school teachers’ conventions take place during October allowing potential students and parents to visit campus

         Important for faculty to be on campus; Also nice if students and various activities taking place

         All three conventions considered heavy recruitment periods

         Moving fall break to Monday not seen as problem by Admissions

         Homecoming can be scheduled for either October 4th or 11th as both will be home football games

         General calendar to be forwarded to System

         Will wait to hear back from Provost, Chancellor and Admissions to confirm date for fall break


2.        Foundation Board recently held quarterly meeting

         Executive Board concluded don’t need $30-40 million campaign if could conduct smaller one sooner

         Decision has implications for staffing in advancement area

         Would need new person with title like Director of Development

         Could enter arrangement with consulting firm to place an appropriate individual here

         Would cost around $340,000 for two-year period

         Administration also has some ability to identify this sort of person

         Would hire for two to three year period to handle day-to-day operations and run capital campaign

         Could lead to permanent position; Would be less costly than consulting firm

         Would need to work with Affirmative Action Office to meet requirements

         Position would be funded by Foundation; would not affect FTE

         By late summer, feel would be close to being able to launch $10-$20 million campaign

         Idea was to bring to Executive Committee to get input and to consult prior to making decision about position


Items discussed with the Senate Chair

1.        In a meeting with the Provost was shared how Admissions extremely concerned about Fall Break either October 11th, 18th, or 25th. Since motion stated “Friday in October near October 18th ”, October 4th was selected for Fall Break 2002.