Delhi College Senate Minutes
September 25, 2006
Meeting called to order by Presider Julee Miller
Quorum established at 4:15 p.m.
Present: Linnea Burwood, Douglas Dune, Kathryn DeZur, Steve Dixon, Donna Dougherty, Joan Erickson, Terry Hamblin, Ursula Herz, Kim MacLeod, Leslie Mokay, Lori Osterhoudt, Tom Recinella, Manly Shults, , Marsha Stock, , Carolyn Tolley, Linda Weinberg
Absent: Sean Babcock, Robert Fisher, Kathleen Ogborn, Jeffrey Stedman, Michael Spisto, John Taylor, Mary Wake
Guest: Dr. Candace Vancko
President’s Report by Dr. Vancko
- Computer and Information Services: It is Patrick Masson’s first day on the job. He is the new Chief Information Officer of the College. The search for a coordinator of online instruction is concluding.
- New Programs: The BSN is now at State Ed; the BS in Veterinary Management is enrolled this fall with both campus and online students.
- MOU: The MOU is almost ready to be signed; a MBA in Hospitality Management has been added to the MOU so that the possibility of such a program can be explored.
- Uniform Syllabus: Dennis has noted the lack of enthusiasm for the Uniform Syllabus Template so he is seeking a new version that is more user-friendly.
- Dream Team: Dr. Vancko has met with the Dream Team. Currently three teams do planning and review of the College. They are the Budget and Planning Committee which reviews current and short-term goals and plans, the MOU Team which looks 5 years ahead; and the Middle States Review Team which is a very proscribed review. The mission of the Dream Team is to look ahead 10-20 years and to establish a process by which data can be collected to make informed decisions to develop a long term vision for the Campus.
- Budget Outlook: The Cabinet is going on retreat to plan for next year. It looks like it will be a tight budget year.
- October 16th Representative John Sweeney will be here to open the Water Quality Laboratory
- October 25th the will be a ribbon cutting for the Merrill Reading Room in the Library.
- Student Opinion Survey: Our rating looks excellent in many sections; we rated well when compared to other colleges in our sector.
- Question: Concerns about the e-mail system are being addressed and there should be a new system by next semester.
Minutes of September 11th were approved without change.
- There was a discussion about what percentage of votes is used to elect the 13 at-large senators. This is not addressed in the bylaws. After much discussion it was agreed not to change the by-laws – a majority of votes would not be necessary to elect a senator.
- The Nontraditional Programs Committee was a pilot committee to establish new and unusual programs for a quick start. After they are started these proposals must go to Curriculum Committee. This needs to be established as an external Senate Committee.
- Discussion followed about an appropriate name and “Innovative Academic Initiatives Committee” was agreed upon.
- Promotion Committee: This year, as in some other years, there is no librarian qualified to serve on this committee. Discussion surrounded weather or not an additional faculty member should serve in place of a librarian. Although this sounded good it was agreed that too many difficulties would arise in determining what area this person should be elected from. Therefore it was decided that when there is no qualified librarian the position will remain vacant.
- ATAC and AdTAC Committee bylaws need to be re-written to reflect the changes with the elimination of the Dean of Information Services Position. Marsha Stock and Julee Miller will re-write those sections of the bylaws and present them to the Senate before the nest meeting.
Election to Committees
The following positions were filled on Senate Committees:
Academic Policies Committee: Ann Janauer and Mike Miller
Intercollegiate Athletic Board: Michael Barnes
NOTE: professional staff member needed
Chancellor’s Ward for Excellence in Teaching: Kyle Hares (student)
Promotion committee: Thomas Recinella
NOTE: Liberal Arts Faculty needed
CADI board: Don Reynolds and Mike Breslin
ATAC: Howard Reed and Richard Harrington
Annual Budget and Planning Committee: John Padovani
NOTE: Applied Sciences and Recreation faculty member needed.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:20.
The next meeting will be October 23rd at 4:15 PM.