2005-02-28 Faculty Senate meeting

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Faculty Senate. Agenda and minutes of the meeting of February 28, 2005. -- Faculty Senate Meetings, 2004-2005, v.18

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Agenda: (Informal statements and proposals) -- (President's report) -- (Committee reports) -- (Old business): A. General Education Program proposals / Paul York and Don Blakslee -- (New business): A. Faculty Senate Constitution proposed revisions - 1st reading -- B. Faculty Senate Election Rules proposed revisions - 1st reading (current)
Attachments: General Education Program Goals and Assessment Plan -- Faculty Senate Election Rules -- Constitution of the Faculty Senate: Revision
Minutes: Summary of action: 1. Accepted the revisions to the Faculty Senate Election Rules -- 2. Accepted the nomination of Betty Elder to replace Mary Koehn, Senator, School of Nursing -- (Informal statements and proposals): 1. Questions were raised at to the evaluation of Deans, VPAAR Hutchinson noted that evaluations are every five years and that the Deans of Health and Education are currently being evaluated -- 2. Senator Hershfield encouraged all faculty to support the Undergraduate Research Forum this year and noted that there were new awards for the forum -- 3. Senator Brooks reported that the NCAA Steering Committee had its final report -- 4. Senator DeSilva questioned the role and viability of the Matrix evaluation system -- (President's report): 1. Nominations for Senators representing the divisions of the Senate are due March 3, 2005 -- 2. The Executive Committee will review the nominations for the Presidents Service Award and submit recommendations to President Beggs -- 3. Nominations for faculty wishing to participate on the VPAAR Advisory group are due -- 4. During the February KBOR meeting the following took place: a. BA in Athletic Training for WSU was approved -- b. the $4million bond issues for NIAR was accepted -- c. SUCOPs will discuss Tuition assistance and Concurrent Enrollment -- 5. The University Budget Committee has been discussing a possible tuition increase for next year -- (Committee reports): A. Rules: Presented the name of Betty Elder to replace Mary Koehn, Senator, School of Nursing / Barbara Hodson -- (Old business): A. Proposed changes to the Goals of the General Education program and General Education Program Assessment Plan for 1st reading -- (New business): A. Faculty Senate Election Rules / President Klunder -- B. Faculty Senate Constitution proposed revisions, 1st reading