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March 23, 2009
  Delhi College Senate Minutes March 23, 2009

 Meeting called to order by Presider, Julee Miller

             Quorum established at 4:17 p.m.

 Senators Present: David Brower, Donna Dougherty, Cindy Elston, Terry Hamblin, Kim MacLeod, Bret Meckel, Clark Nelson, Kathleen Ogborn, Penny Pardoe, Thomas Philion, Shannon Shoemaker, Jeff Stedman, John Taylor, Jack Tessier, Carolyn Tolley, Mary Wake, Allen Wachter, Linda Weinberg

 Absent:  Glenda Bolton, Jack Burgess, Joan Erickson, Susan Greenwood, Angela Rhodes, Jennifer Smith

 Guests:  Candace Vancko and Craig Wesley

 The minutes from the March 9th, 2009 meeting were approved.

 President's Report 

  • There is currently a phishing e-mail that has been received on campus; be careful with the e-mails that you respond to
  • OCC and TC3 agreements are moving along; hiring a coordinator/faculty for each school; will recoup investment with in one year; offering BBA degrees
  • Provost search has been completed and John Nader has accepted the position
  • No new information on the budget; would like to see the tuition money stay on campus; maybe a compromise at 50%
  • Student Opinion Survey (SOS)-an important tool for gauging the perception of the campus
  • T. Philion-is this done in class? response: Done every year; sample of 717 participants in 34 classes

 Student Opinion Survey

 C. Wesley: SOS will be done April 13-16th; sample size of 717 participants in 34 sections; 499 responses needed

  • IRB reviewed the survey that includes state and local questions
  • T. Hamblin: How can we be supportive in the lead up to it? Before break remind the students about the SOS; an e-mail can be sent to the instructors whose section were chosen to help promote the SOS; suggestion to send the e-mail to all instructors


  • IAB charges to be removed from Senate bylaws
  • Motion to remove IAB charge verbiage from Senate bylaws, J. Tessier; seconded: T. Philion; approved

 Curriculum Committee 

  • Motion to request a representative from Curriculum Committee to attend and clarify said changes to curriculum; the Senate will not consider any changes to allow the Senate to make an informed decision and have the opportunity to ask questions, T. Hamblin; seconded, C. Nelson; approved
  • Senate may want to consider a representative from all Senate committees to be on the Senate.
  • T. Hamblin to attend Curriculum Committee to let them know of the Senate's concerns.
  • J. Tessier-since there are many subcommittees of the Senate, then their chairs should report to the Senate and provide information about the committee activities

 USF Plenary Report

  • Next meeting is in Buffalo in April\
  • The USF would like anyone interested in serving on a sustainability focus group to let them know; contact T. Hamblin

 Other Business

Budget and Planning Committee-needs a replacement from Liberal Arts and Sciences

 Motion to adjourn, K. MacLeod; seconded B. Meckel.

 The meeting was adjourned at 5:15 p.m.

 Next Meeting:  Monday, April 13th, 2009.

Contact Info
Jared Yando, Presider

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