Senate Steering Committee
August 7, 2008
The meeting was called to order at 12:00 PM and the minutes of the July 10, 2008 meeting were
Chair's Report Frank Bova, Chair
The Steering committee discussed the use of the approval system. Amelia will update the approval
site as councils define their agendas for the year. Bova noted that off site Senators will be notified of
the procedures for utilizing the streaming video conferencing interface.
Bova mentioned that the nominating committee was interested in determining how faculty can be
appointed to committees in a more timely manner and with increased transparency. He will discuss
this issue with the Provost.
The committee discussed adding more information about discussions during the Steering committee
meeting in the minutes.
Budget Council David Quillen, Chair
David Quillen reviewed the council's proposed agenda for the upcoming year.
Research and Scholarship Council Jacob Chung, Chair
Welfare Council Susan Percival, Chair
Sue Percival reviewed the council's proposed agenda for the upcoming year.
Infrastructure Council Jane Brockmann, Chair
Jane Brockmann reviewed the council's proposed agenda for the upcoming year.
Academic Policy Council Danaya Wright, Chair
Senate Workday and New Senator Orientation Frank Bova, Chair
Bova updated the steering Committee on the Senate workday and new senator orientation.
New Senator orientation will occur on August 28 during lunchtime. Bernie Machen will
attend to talk to the Senators, Bova will give the Senators an overview of the Senate and
Barbara Wingo will give a presentation on parliamentary procedure and the sunshine laws.
Agricultural and Life Sciences Graduate Degree Programs
Ken Gerhardt, Associate Dean Graduate School
o Sunset the Master of Agriculture degree with a maj or in Botany
o Sunset the Master of Agriculture degree with a major in Soil and Water Science
o Sunset the Master of Agriculture degree with a major in Food and Resource
o Sunset Master of Agriculture Degree with a maj or in Agricultural Education and
These items will be presented as information items at the August Senate meeting.
The august Senate agenda was approved.
The meeting adjourned at 2:00 PM