Agenda for Faculty Senate
November 08, 2011
2:00 p.m. EB 162
1. Called to order at 2:00.
o Chairman, Secretary, and Quorum were present. Roll sign-in (Electronically)
o Absent: CombsSue; Craig, Bailey, J.; Elikai, Fara; Galizio, Mark; Hickman, Joe; Kieber, Robert; Kim-Godwin, Soo; Lee, Rebecca; Patterson, Iorie; Reinicke, Bryan; Richardson, Sue; Simmonds, Devon; Southwood-Willard, Amanda; Taylor, Amy; White, Michael; Wray, Barry
2. October 04, 2011 minutes approved.
3. Individual Reports
a. Chancellor Miller.
∑ Thanks to those who participated in Seahawk Saturday
∑ Kudos to the History department kudos for Sherman Lectures. Great turnout.
∑ Staff Appreciation.
∑ Importance of continuing to handle all the important curricular matters.
∑ Budget update
∑ In process of discussing tuition and fee increases with Board of Governors
∑ Possibility of going above 6.5% limit for campuses such as UNCW that have sufficient headroom with respect to peer institutions
∑ Masters in Marine Biology is at GA and has received positive feedback
∑ Three townhouse meeting scheduled with Chancellor and Provost
∑ The chancellor and his partner are doing a lot of traveling in support of fundraising activities with alumni
∑ Reassurance regarding Penn State situation
∑ Title 9 provisions require the university to report violations. This responsibility is clearly understood here at UNCW
b. President of the Senate Lugo.
∑ Report on motions passed at last meeting (Chancellorís Letter)
∑ Report and concerns were communicated to Faculty Assembly in Raleigh
∑ Similar concerns at other institutions were noted
∑ Senate Committee Structure
∑ Current structure is outdated, based on a time when the faculty were in charge of administrative duties now held by UNCW administrators
o Innovation Challenge: SPOTs on paper to Paperless SPOTs
o Challenge to move to completely paperless system
∑ By December the Evaluation committee should have report regarding the tool used for student evaluation of faculty
∑ Handbook, senate website update
o Old site will be phased out
o New site will be much simpler
∑ Call for December nominations for Faculty Assembly
o Colleen Reilly is still eligible
o Raymond Burt not eligible, but will stay on in advisory role on the Assembly Board
∑ Chancellor has directed the Provost to work with Steering Committee regarding future departmental consolidations.
o Physics and Geology (complete name) will keep basic structures, but with one administrative chair.
∑ More Faculty Senate guides available
c. Special Order of the
day - SACS
[Motion 2011-11-M01]: Curricular Change Policy
To amend the Curricular Change policy in the handbook to reflect: the new CHHS, the change from Basic to University Studies, the new Credit Hour Definition policy, and the external review process by the BOG.
Original policy: http://www.uncw.edu/fac_handbook/responsibilities/teaching/curriculum.htm
∑ Representative of UCC
∑ Representative of USAC: The floor was ceded to Cara Cilano, USAC Chair
o Importance of both committees working forward.
∑ Pam Evers: Motion: Refer motion to be directed to Steering Committee for further consideration
∑ Posey: Need to carry out any changes by December so as to be in compliance with SACS
∑ Motion carries.
∑ Point of information. Motion is minimalist.
∑ [Motion 2011-11-M02] approved unanimously.
4. Committee Reports
a. The Academic
Standards Committee offers the following motion:
[Motion 2011-11-M03]: Honor Code
To amend section 1b of the Academic Honor Code
∑ 1b. The unauthorized acquisition, buying, selling, trading, or theft of an examination, quiz, term paper, or project.
∑ 1b.The unauthorized acquisition, buying, selling, trading, or theft of an examination, quiz, term paper, or project. Any course materials (including but not limited to tests, quizzes, or assignments) returned to the student by the instructor are not considered unauthorized for distribution purposes unless otherwise stated in the facultyís syllabus.
o Issue of copyright. Material is the professorís unless active process to license material is carried out. This is a question of law. Same holds true for open source.
o What about Blackboard?
o What is the motivation for changing code?
o Cases where ambiguity in current code has created problems in
∑ Amendment to 1b. The unauthorized acquisition, buying, selling, trading, or theft of an examination, quiz, term paper, or project. Any course materials (including but not limited to tests, quizzes, or assignments) returned to the student by the instructor are considered unauthorized for distribution purposes unless otherwise stated in the facultyís syllabus.
o General Counsel: Not sure amended version is correct. Iíd be willing to work with senate to rework last sentence.
o Call the question on amendment. Amendment fails.
o Original motion is back on the floor.
o Issue involve question of student work vs. course material
∑ Motion: refer to back to committee and general counsel to redraft language. Motion passed unanimously.
[Motion 2011-11-M03] sent back to committee
b. Budget Committee Report
∑ We will have report next in December
c. The University
Studies Committee offers the following motion:
[Motion 2011-11-M04]: University Studies Curriculum.
That the 2012 catalogue be updated to reflect the Phase II implementation of University Studies as listed in the enclosed document.
∑ University Studies Catalogue Page
∑ Question about including QMM 280 in Math and Statistics as Foundations course.
∑ Amendment: Move that we remove QMM 280 from Foundations.
∑ Discussion: Do we want a specialized course to count for Foundations.
∑ USAC: we review all proposals. Committee felt the class addresses objectives for the Math and Statistics section of Foundations
∑ Motion to remove QMM 280 fails.
[Motion 2011-11-M04] passes.
d. The University
Curriculum Committee offers the following motion:
That the curricular changes listed in the enclosed document be approved for inclusion in the catalogue. The list includes major revisions in CHHS.
∑ Curricular changes for 2012 catalogue
∑ [Motion 2011-11-M05] Passes.
5. Old Business. None noted.
6. New Business. None noted.
∑ QEP update. Kim Cook
o What is meant by Intentional Learning?
o You intend for them to learn a specific skill, not necessarily focused on the background knowledge related to the skill.
8. Adjournment. Meeting adjourned at 3:10