Delhi College Senate Minutes
October 23, 2006
Meeting called to order by Presider Julee Miller
Quorum established at 4:15 p.m.
Present: Ex Officio: President Candace Vancko
Senators: Sean Babcock, Linnea Burwood, Kathryn DeZur, Steve Dixon, Joan Erickson, Terry Hamblin, Kim MacLeod, Leslie Mokay, Kathleen Ogborn, Lori Osterhoudt, Tom Recinella, Manly Shults, Jeff Stedman, Marsha Stock, Linda Weinberg
Absent: Donna Dougherty, Douglas Dune, Robert Fisher, Ursula Herz, Mike Spisto, John Taylor, Carolyn Tolley, Mary Wake
Minutes: The minutes from the September 25, 2006 meeting were approved.
- Women’s Soccer Team – regional quarter final game tomorrow on the upper soccer field. Try to get out and support them. Men’s Cross Country Team is also doing very well.
- Congratulations to Tom Recinella and Julee Miller and their students for their success at the American Culinary Federation Competition which was held on campus over the weekend. All of the Best of Show awards were our students or our alums.
- BBA Business and Technology Management proposal at Schenectady has been resubmitted. Next step is to have an external review look at that program.
- Awaiting State Department of Education visit for BSN proposed program.
- Some of the granite risers for the stairs between MacDonald and Russell have arrived. Still waiting for the rest of them.
- We are hopeful that the heating problem has been resolved.
- Excited about the Student Opinion Survey results. Was able to use the results at Open House.
- Concerning the disparity between colleges of technology UUP salaries and the comprehensive college UUP salaries. A few years ago $40,000 was allocated to try to take care of some of that disparity. It was hoped that this year some money could again be allocated and be matched by SUNY or the legislature, but this is not going to happen. However $40,000 has again been budgeted to help in this area.
- Alumni Board meeting went well, we have some new members.
- Question regarding the agora between Bush and Farrell. The area will remain as is until work begins again at the end of Spring Semester. The steam pipe work in this area is complete.
- Question regarding the effect on discretionary raises if CAAP and course syllabus was not in place by a certain date. Leslie spoke to this question, as did President Vancko.
- Question regarding the network and email system. We will change email systems after the first of the year. Patrick Masson has brought ideas about new systems for email that are more economical. Problems with email are not network problems.
- To change Dean of Information Services to Chief Information Officer in Article XIV Section A, B, and C.
- To add the Coordinator of Online Instruction to the ATAC Committee.
- To establish the Innovative Academic Initiatives Committee as an external Senate committee. Discussion on committee membership: 1 from each division; 1 from Enrollment Services; representative from Registrar's Office; Chief Academic Officer; others consulted as needed.
- Marsha will write up description of this committee and we will discuss one more time before voting.
University Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Senate Committees
- Julee sent nomination form as an attachment to your email for distribution to departments. This is an open call for nominations (self-nominations encouraged). Faculty and Professional Staff are eligible for nomination.
Integrity Task Force Report
- Discussion moved to next meeting when Bob Fisher will be in attendance.
- Motion was made to confirm Joyce Sen to Curriculum Committee; Pam Peters to ATAC, and Dr. Bret Meckel to Budget and Planning Committee. Voting showed all in favor.
- Develop LITR 120 Introduction to Film for the Internet. Develop HIST 130 World & Western Civilization II for the internet.
- Motion was made and seconded to approve both courses. Voting showed all in favor.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:55 p.m.
Jared Yando, Presider