Senate Minutes Sept. 26, 2005
Delhi College of Technology
State University of New York
COLLEGE SENATE MEETING MINUTES
September 26, 2005
Meeting called to order by Presider Lynn Domina
Quorum established at 4:20 p.m.
Present: Linnea Burwood, Steve Dixon, John Horner, Kim MacLeod, Julee Miller, Kathleen Ogborn, Lori Osterhoudt, Manly Shults, Marsha Stock, Carolyn Tolley, Mary Wake
Absent: Douglas Dune, Robert Fisher, Leslie Mokay
The minutes from the September 12, 2005 meeting were approved.
The Senate had reviewed the New Attendance Policy at the March 14, 2005 meeting. It was decided at that meeting to review the Policy again during the Fall semester.
Discussion on information gathered by Senators from their departments/divisions:
- Some felt that an attendance policy should be set by the instructor.
- As long as coaches send out notices of students missing classes in a timely manner things are going smoothly.
- According to the policy students are responsible for making up work missed, but coaches should be made aware that some students are not doing this.
- There have not been any problems yet with Nursing or Vet Sci students, but the potential for problems is there. Clinicals, labs, or certification exams that must be given at a specified date and time may not be possible, or would be very difficult to make up. Discussion on adding language to the Attendance Policy stating that it may not always be possible for a student to make up the work or classes missed.
- There is a current problem with a President’s Scholarship recipient who plays soccer that could miss five classes in a required Honors course this semester due to the soccer schedule. It will be very difficult to make up some of the work missed such as class presentations. If the student drops the course, they may lose their scholarship. The student is saying they should be allowed to miss all five classes and be allowed to make up the work. It was discussed that there may be times when a student will need to make a choice between an event and a class.
- Students miss class for legitimate reasons other than sports (class trips, conferences and meetings). Organizers of these events should send out rosters for these events ideally two weeks in advance.
- After discussion it was decided that:
- Lynn will have a reminder put on Delhi Today advising that rosters for students missing class due to college sanctioned events need to be sent in advance of the event, ideally two weeks in advance.
- Lynn will invite Mike Branigan from the Academic Policies committee to the next meeting to discuss these concerns.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:00 p.m.
Jared Yando, Presider