The Executive Council of the Faculty Senate
December 16, 2004 - 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Newcomb Hall, Room 187
Present: Marcia Childress, Houston Wood, Deborah Johnson, Arlene Keeling, Daniel Hallahan, Steve Wilson, Claire Cronmiller, Larry Bouchard
Marcia Childress, Chair of the Faculty Senate, called the meeting to order.
Ms. Childress convened the meeting to get Council's input on a Faculty Senate-sponsored survey on faculty perspectives on Honor. She told the group that the Academic Affairs Subcommittee on Faculty Perspectives on Honor has suggested developing a survey on faculty perspectives of the Honor System. The survey would be written by Tom Gutterbock, Director of the Center for Survey Research. This plan has been reviewed by Kenneth Schwartz, Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee, some members of the Honor Committee, and Gene Block, Vice President and Provost.
Ms. Childress gave an overview on work the Honor Committee is doing to address concerns that faculty and students have with the Honor System, such as the single sanction. She said students are sensitive to faculty concerns and faculty involvement in the student-run system.
The Executive Council decided that instead of a survey, they would prefer the following actions to be taken:
In closing, Ms Childress gave the Councilors an overview of the charge and membership of the Faculty Senate ad hoc Committee on the Charter Initiative.
The meeting adjourned at 10:20 p.m.
Submitted by Deborah Johnson, Secretary of the Faculty Senate