April 27, 2006 - 2:00-3:30 pm
Present: Houston Wood, Kenneth Schwartz, Marcia Day Childress, Teresa Culver Alison Booth, Steven Nock, William Kehoe, Reginald Garrett, Susan Kirk
Houston Wood, Chair of the Faculty Senate, called the meeting to order.
Recommendation to Professors to Post Course Syllabi on Toolkit
The Executive Council discussed a resolution put forth by Student Council to "Encourage Professors to Post course Syllabi Ten Days before the Resumption of Courses." It was decided that Houston Wood would draft a document on behalf of the Faculty Senate, encouraging faculty to post books required with each course in a timely manner that informs students of the specific requirements of a given course well before the course begins.
Faculty Senate/General Faculty Council Joint Committee
William Keene, a member of the Faculty Senate, and a member of the General Faculty Council, asked the Faculty Senate to support a request to the administration that all policy changes be distributed to the faculty for review and comments 30 days before the change if the policy. The Executive Council voted unanimously to support a statement on policy change notification as a good business practice. This statement will be taken to the full Senate on April 28th, asking for their support.
Houston Wood, Chair of the Faculty Senate
Houston Wood and the Councilors discussed the agenda for the February 28th Faculty Senate meeting.
Timothy Sigmon, Director of Advanced Technology, gave a brief report and demonstration of a pilot program that is being developed. The Executive Council will be in the pilot group to use the program. The program will allow for private dialogue and the sharing of information between designated participants, such as the Executive Council and the Senate.
The meeting adjourned at 3:50 pm
Submitted by Teresa Culver, Secretary of the Faculty Senate