Senate Steering Committee
February 4, 2010
Mary Ann Ferguson
The meeting was called to order at 3:01 PM
The minutes of the January meeting were approved.
Provost's Report Joe Glover, Provost
Joe Glover provided a report on the trip to Saudi Arabia and how the University can create a
mutually beneficial relationship with Saudi Arabian schools, students and academics.
Elimination of the BA in American Studies Bernard Mair, UCC Chair
Bernard Mair presented this item. It will be an information item at the February Senate meeting.
Procedures for college and department constitutions/by-laws and regulations
Jim Seale, Constitution Committee chair
Jim Seale presented these items. They will be information items at the February Senate meeting.
Cultural Plaza Presentation Rebecca Nagy, Ham Museum Director
There will be a 15 minute presentation (5 minutes from each of the directors) on how faculty can
interact with the cultural plaza in the classroom.
Budget Council David Quillen, Chair
The council discussed interdisciplinary education and RCM.
Infrastructure Council Jane Brockmann, Chair
The council has not met yet this month but will meet with Dave O'Brien to discuss PPD
maintenance and RCM.
Research and Scholarship Council Scott Nygren, Chair
The council set their agenda for the semester and will discuss assignment and effort reporting and
how faculty can provide feedback in the RCM process. They will also discuss training grants and
would like to provide an update on the ombuds position status.
Welfare Council Tony Offerle, Chair
The council will look into the issue of online evaluations and how to encourage students to
complete online evaluations. Joe Glover suggested that the council talk to representatives from the
College of Pharmacy and Business about this process.
Academic Policy Council Tracy Rambo, Co-Chair
The APC will review a request to create a new department from the College of Dentistry and at
possible RCM implications to academics.
Approval of the February Senate Agenda
The directed discussion topic will be on Faculty as Facilitators for Student Well-being Wayne Griffin
The meeting adjourned at 4:47 PM