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Rebecca Kneedler called the meeting to order at 1:05 p.m. in
Room 200 at Ruffner Hall. In attendance were Jahan Ramazani, Dan
Larson, Susan McKinnon, Janet Horne, Miles Townsend, Patricia
Werhane, Marguerite Lippert. Also in attendance were Peter Low, Vice
President and Provost; Leigh Middleditch, former Board of Visitors
member and UVa Alumnus; Muriel Poston, American Council on Education
Fellow; Robert Reynolds, Senior Associate Vice President; and John
Syer, Executive Director of the Alumni Association.
The agenda for the April 16 Faculty Senate meeting was
discussed. Business for that meeting will include the election of
officers and the election of a member to serve on the Executive
Council; a vote on the proposed changes in the Grievance Committee's
by laws; an address by John Casteen; a summary of the Senate's work
over the past year, to be given by Ms. Kneedler; and a discussion of
the "teaching conversations."
Ms. Kneedler reported that the new degree program proposal in
Health Sciences, a Master's in Health Evaluation Sciences, has been
voted on and approved by the members of the Faculty Senate.
Ms. Kneedler welcomed Leigh Middleditch and Jack Syer to the
meeting. Mr. Middleditch and Mr. Syer attended the meeting to
discuss the University's Honor System and how the Alumni Association
and the faculty can work with the Honor Committee. Mr. Middleditch
asked what the Alumni could do to be supportive of the Honor System.
He also asked Ms. Kneedler what the Senate's role has been in working
with the University's Honor System. Ms. Kneedler said Jim Tybur,
Chair of the Honor Committee, had attended an earlier Executive
Council meeting. The group brainstormed how the Alumni and the
Faculty Senate could work with the Honor Committee in making changes
that would improve the System.
The meeting adjourned at 2:30 p.m.
Submitted by Susan McKinnon, Secretary to the Faculty