SUNY at Delhi College Senate Minutes 6/16/06
College of Technology
State University of New York
COLLEGE SENATE MEETING MINUTES
June 15, 2006
Meeting called to order by Presider Lynn Domina
Quorum established at 1:00 p.m.
Present: Sean Babcock, Linnea Burwood, Steve Dixon, Donna Dougherty, Joan Erickson, Terry Hamblin, Ursula Herz, Julee Miller, Leslie Mokay, Lori Osterhoudt, Tom Recinella, Manly Shults, Michael Spisto, Jeffrey Stedman, Marsha Stock, John Taylor, Carolyn Tolley, Mary Wake, Linda Weinberg
Absent: Kathryn DeZur, Douglas Dune, Kim MacLeod, Kathleen Ogborn
Guests: Michael Branigan
Election of Officers
Lynn took nominations for new officers and ballots were handed out. Voting showed the following results:
- Presider: Julee Miller.
- Associate Presider: Lori Osterhoudt.
- Secretary: Marsha Stock.
Lynn turned the meeting over to newly elected Presider, Julee Miller.
The minutes of the May 8, 2006 meeting were approved.
- Michael Branigan presented proposed changes to Academic Policy and explained the rationales for each.
- Each change was discussed and voted on separately. Except for changes in the wording of proposed change 2, all changes were approved as written.
Leslie Mokay explained the rationales for the following proposals from Curriculum Committee. Each item was discussed and all changes were approved.
- CC05-48 Replace VETS 221 with VETS 222 and VETS 223
- CC05-49 Replace VETS 280 with VETS 282 and VETS 283
- CC05-55 Change course requirements of the BBA in Veterinary Technology
- CC05-57 Develop HIST 100 US History I for the internet
- CC05-58 Develop HIST 105 US History II for the internet
- CC05-59 Separate BT in Information Technology: Network Administration
- CC05-60 Separate BT in Information Technology: Web Development
- CC05-61 Change the requirements and credits of the nursing curriculum
- CC05-62 Add a new course, Introduction to Club Management
- CC05-63 Add a new course, Advanced Club Management
Senate Honors Scholarships
Three nominations were received:
- Shawn King – Business & Information Technology
- Matthew Aldrich – Natural Resource Recreation & Sports
- James Gunipero – Automotive Technology
Letters of support were read for the nominees. A motion was made and seconded to approve nominations. Voting showed all in favor. No nomination was received from Liberal Arts Division. Discussion followed as to how to increase the number of nominations received.
Task Force on Academic Integrity
- Terry Hamblin gave an overview of the new task force on academic integrity. Members are Nicole Kirby, Lynn Domina, Joyce Sen, Carolyn Tolley, Bob Fisher (Chair), and Terry Hamblin.
- They are developing a policy recommendation to deal with academic integrity and misconduct and a means of enforcement. They plan to brainstorm in groups over the summer and will make a recommendation to the Senate at the end of the fall semester per the charge from the Provost.
The Charge from the Provost to this committee is as follows:
- To review academic policy dealing with plagiarism and academic misconduct and determine if revision is needed.
- To investigate current campus practices to see whether viable vehicles for reporting and responding to academic misconduct (e.g. academic jeopardy notices, judicial affairs) already exist. And if sufficient vehicles do not currently exist, to suggest additional means of response.
- To develop a process for reporting and responding to academic misconduct; to integrate academic policy into this process.
- To recommend means of publicizing the new process for dealing with misconduct and integrating the topic into the classroom.
- To recommend strategies for implementing a campaign for academic integrity throughout the college community.
- The Task Force shall make its recommendations to the College Senate no later than the end of Fall semester, 2006.
Campus Compact Statement
- Lori Osterhoudt spoke about the need for a Campus Compact statement that would send the message to the community that we value integrity and honesty. This need has been discussed in several committees on campus this semester, and the timing seems right to develop this statement.
- Marsha Stock made a motion that the Senate establish a task force to develop a Campus Compact Statement. This committee will be broadly based with members from the Civility Committee, Retention Committee, Task Force on Academic Integrity, and the College Senate. The motion was seconded and voting showed all in favor.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:25 p.m.