Minutes of Senate Steering Committee
November 30, 2017, 3:30-4:45
Present: Dan Svyantek (Chair), Donald Mulvaney (Secretary), James Goldstein (Immediate-Past Chair), Michael Baginski (Chair-Elect), Beverly Marshall (Secretary-Elect), Tim Boosinger (Provost), Michael Tillson, Jared Russel
Absent: Lucretia Tripp and Lisa Kensler
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Svyantek at 3:30 pm and an agenda with attachments was provided. As a first item of business, the Steering minutes from November 9 were approved.
A new policy recommendation regarding matriculating international transfer credit was revisited by steering. It was recommended this item will be mentioned as an Information item at next Senate and this will be relayed to Dr. Relihan by Chairman Svyantek.
Chairman Svyantek shared a calendar framework of Senate voting action items, possible information items and possible update reports to schedule.
Comments about the after-hours parking survey report format were exchanged. A partial tentative list of scheduled information and action items for 2018 was identified:
January – This Is Research by Steve Taylor; Title IX and Harassment by Kelly Taylor
February – CIA report by Beverly Marshall
March – General Faculty meeting to include administrative and professional assembly by Lawrence Hamberlin and info on AU Staff Council by Charleen Thomas. Results of the Senate Elections will be announced and a report on the COACHe Survey will be made by Drew Clark.
April – plans for an open forum on Senate and Senatorial roles
* A possible policy on undergraduate final examinations was discussed by the Teaching Effectiveness Committee but referred to policy in place which defaults to department chairs.
The agenda for the Senate meeting for 1/16/2018 will be discussed at the Steering on 1/11/2018.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 PM.
Prepared by: D. Mulvaney, Secretary, AU Senate