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Academic Senate

Senate Meetings will be held on Tuesday afternoons at 3:30 in the Alumni Gallery room of Kerr Student Center.

 

Minutes Archives

 

10/28/2014 (3:30-5:00) Alumni Gallery

I. Devotion - Paul Morgan (3:30)

II. Approval of Minutes (October 21, 2014)

III. Preliminary Discussion on Protocol for OCP Review (Cynthia Toms)

IV. Proposal to Remove the Dance Minor from the Theatre Arts Department (Mitchell Thomas) 4:30

V. Continued Discussion on Student Government Concerns

VI. Continued Discussion on Mayterm

 

10/21/2014 (3:30-5:00) Alumni Gallery

I. Devotion - David Vander Laan (3:30)

II. Approval of Minutes (October 7, 2014)

III. Discussion on Next Steps with Critical Thinking Assessment Results

IV. Report from Student Government

V. Faculty Position Requests

A. Kinesiology

VI. The 2014 GE Committee Annual Report (Oral Communication ILO Assessment) & Recommendations Developed by the Senate Subgroup (Appendix 1, Appendix 2, Appendix 3, Appendix 4)

VII. Discussion on Mayterm

 

10/7/2014 (3:30-5:00) Alumni Gallery

I. Devotion - Niva Tro (3:30)

II. Approval of Minutes (September 30, 2014)

III. Faculty Position Requests

A. Economics and Business

IV. Downtown Santa Barbara Proposal

V. Summary of Critical Thinking Assessment Results (Summary, Full Report)

VI.Continued Discussion on Tracks of Work for the Strategic Map

 

9/30/2014 (3:30-5:00) Alumni Gallery

I. Devotion - Brenda Smith (3:30)

II. Approval of Minutes (September 23, 2014)

III. Faculty Position Requests

A. Psychology

IV. Definition of a Credit Hour (Prompted by NASM Report) - Bill Wright

V. Syllabus Template Memo - Tatiana Nazarenko

VI. Introduce Downtown Santa Barbara Proposal

VII. Proposal to Clarify Senate's Approval of KNS Pre-Med Track

VIII. Proposal to change units in Chemistry's Biochemistry Track

IX. Proposal to change units in Music Composition Track 

9/23/2014 (3:30-5:00) Alumni Gallery

I. Devotion - Bill Wright (3:30)

II. Approval of Minutes (September 16, 2014)

III.  Review Draft of Senate Proposal Form

IV. Request to Change the Number of Units for French and Spanish majors

V. Brainstorm Tracks of Work on the Strategic Map

9/16/2014 (3:30-5:00) Alumni Gallery

I. Devotion - Jim Taylor (3:30)

II. Approval of Minutes (April 22, 2014, September 9, 2014)

III.  Update on planned ILO Information Literacy Assessment – Molly Riley

IV. GE Committee - Oral Communication - Findings and Feedback – Tatiana Nazarenko

V.  Faculty Position Requests

A. Kinesiology

B. Mathematics

C. Religious Studies

D. Philosophy (Attachment 1, Attachment 2)

VI. Review Draft of Senate Proposal Form

VII.  Request to change the number of units for French and Spanish majors

4/24/12 (3:30-5:00) Montecito Room

Printable Agenda

I. Open with Prayer (3:30)

II. Approval of Minutes (April 17, 2012)

III. Old Business:  Academic Resources Committee – Software

IV.      New Business

A.       Summer Admissions & Committee Functions (Waitlists, Priorities)

B.       Updates from PRC & GE (Tatiana Nazarenko) Attachment 1 Attachment 2

V.       Meet with Registrar Candidate:  Charity Walters (4:30 p.m.)

VI.      On the Horizon

A. Faculty Roles in Strategic Planning

B. Discussion of IDEA Evaluation Program

C. Proposal re Experiential Education

D. Updates re Off Campus Programs (Istanbul, Jerusalem)

E. Academic Vision Time (Fall)

4/17/12 (3:30-5:00) Montecito Room

Printable Agenda

I.Open with Prayer (3:30)

II.Approval of Minutes (April 10, 2012)

IIOld Business:  Academic Resources Committee – Software

IV.       New Business

A.        Request for Clarification re Absences

B.        Proposal from KNS re Division Change

C.       Summer Admissions & Committee Functions (Waitlists, Priorities)

V.        On the Horizon

    • Faculty Roles in Strategic Planning
    • Discussion of IDEA Evaluation Program
    • Mechanisms for Getting Information to all Faculty from Senate
    • Proposal re Experiential Education
    • G.E. Committee Updates
    • Updates re Off Campus Programs (Istanbul, Jerusalem)
    • Academic Vision Time (Fall)

Request for Clarification Re Absences:

I request that the Senate take up the matter of clarifying the campus-wide policy on class attendance. In particular, I am thinking of limitation #3, which states, "[h]owever, students should not be penalized (beyond the possible loss of credit for missed or late work) for a reasonable number of absences due to illness or for official school activities (such as varsity athletic events and official class field trips)." How should we interpret "a reasonable number" in this context? Is the interpretation dependent on cause of absence (illness vs. other)?

I'm also unclear on limitation #4, where a "student may not be dropped from a course for missing classes unless the number of absences exceeds twice the number of times the class meets per week." Are these absences including the "reasonable number" of what we might call excused absences, or are these "twice the number of times the class meets per week" not counting such excused absences?

Thank you for your consideration of this request.

 

3/27/12 (3:30-5:00) Montecito Room

Printable Agenda

I. Open with Prayer (3:30)

II. Approval of Minutes (March 20, 2012)

III. Old Business: 

A. Academic Senate Best Practices & Handbook Recommendations

  1. Senate Sub-Committees - Reports, Oversight, Follow-Up
  2. Forms for Reports & Proposals
  3. Website
  4. Allied Committees – Reports/Follow-Up
  5. Workload Issues – chair, review committee

B. Holiday Discussion and Next Steps

IV.       New Business

A.        Proposal: Change in Grading Policy

B.        Academic Integrity Policy

V.        On the Horizon

A. Faculty Roles in Strategic Planning

B. Discussion of IDEA Evaluation Program

C. Mechanisms for Getting Information to all Faculty from Senate

D. Summer Admissions & Committee Functions (Waitlists, Priorities)

E. Academic Resources Committee Follow-Ups (Software, Clocks, Library Questions)

F. Proposal re Experiential Education

G. G.E. Committee Updates

 

3/20/12 (3:30-5:00) Montecito Room

Printable Agenda

I. Open with Prayer (3:30)

II. Approval of Minutes (March 6, 2012)

III. Old Business: 

A. Institutional Learning Goals to Educational Vision Document

B. Academic Senate Best Practices & Handbook Recommendations

1. Senate Sub-Committees - Reports, Oversight, Follow-Up

2. Forms for Reports & Proposals

3. Website

4. Allied Committees – Reports/Follow-Up

5. Workload Issues – chair, review committee

C. Holiday Discussion & Next Steps

IV.      New Business

A.       Academic Integrity Policy

B.       Russ Howell’s Proposal

V.       On the Horizon

A. Faculty Roles in Strategic Planning

B. Discussion of IDEA Evaluation Program

C. Mechanisms for Getting Information to all Faculty from Senate

D. Summer Admissions & Committee Functions (Waitlists, Priorities)

E. Academic Resources Committee Follow-Ups (Software, Clocks, Library Questions)

F. Proposal re Experiential Education

G. G.E. Committee Updates

 

3/6/12 (3:30-5:00) Montecito Room

Printable Agenda

I. Open with Prayer (3:30)

II. Approval of Minutes (February 28, 2012)

III. Old Business: 

    • Institutional Learning Goals to Educational Vision Document
    • Academic Senate Best Practices & Handbook Recommendations
      • Senate Sub-Committees - Reports, Oversight, Follow-Up
      • Forms for Reports & Proposals
      • Website
      • Allied Committees – Reports/Follow-Up
      • Workload Issues – chair, review committee
  • Holiday Discussion & Next Steps

IV. On the Horizon

    • Faculty Roles in Strategic Planning
    • Discussion of IDEA Evaluation Program
    • Mechanisms for Getting Information to all Faculty from Senate
    • Summer Admissions & Committee Functions (Waitlists, Priorities)
    • Academic Resources Committee Follow-Ups (Software, Clocks, Library Questions)
    • Proposal re Experiential Education
    • Academic Integrity Policy

 

2/28/12 (3:30-5:00) Montecito Room

Printable Agenda

I. Open with Prayer (3:30)

II. Approval of Minutes (February 14, 2012)

III. Old Business: 

    • Institutional Learning Goals to Educational Vision Document
    • Academic Senate Best Practices & Handbook Recommendations
      • Senate Sub-Committees - Reports, Oversight, Follow-Up
      • Forms for Reports & Proposals
      • Website
      • Allied Committees – Reports/Follow-Up
      • Workload Issues – chair, review committee
  • Holiday Discussion & Next Steps

IV. On the Horizon

    • Faculty Roles in Strategic Planning
    • Discussion of IDEA Evaluation Program
    • Mechanisms for Getting Information to all Faculty from Senate
    • Summer Admissions & Committee Functions (Waitlists, Priorities)
    • Academic Resources Committee Follow-Ups (Software, Clocks, Library Questions)
    • Proposal re Experiential Education
    • Academic Integrity Policy

 

2/14/12 (3:30-5:00) Montecito Room

Printable Agenda

I.Open with Prayer (3:30)

II. Approval of Minutes (January 26, 2012 & February 7, 2012)

III. Old Business: 

    • Institutional Learning Goals to Educational Vision Document
    • Academic Senate Best Practices & Handbook Recommendations
      • Senate Sub-Committees - Reports, Oversight, Follow-Up
      • Forms for Reports & Proposals
      • Website
      • Allied Committees – Reports/Follow-Up
      • Workload Issues – chair, review committee

IV. Holiday Discussion & Next Steps

V. On the Horizon

    • Faculty Roles in Strategic Planning
    • Discussion of IDEA Evaluation Program
    • Mechanisms for Getting Information to all Faculty from Senate
    • Summer Admissions & Committee Functions (Waitlists, Priorities)
    • Academic Resources Committee Follow-Ups (Software, Clocks, Library Questions)
2/7/12 (3:30 -5:00) Montecito Room

Printable Agenda

I. Open with Prayer (3:30)

II. Approval of Minutes (January 26, 2012)

III. Old Business: 

A.Holiday Discussion & Next Steps

B. Institutional Learning Goals to Educational Vision Document &

C. Bill Wright on New WASC Guidelines/Templates/Schemes

D. Questions Re E3 – secondary motions? No new proposal?

E. Academic Senate Best Practices & Handbook Recommendations

1. Senate Sub-Committees - Reports, Oversight, Follow-Up

2. Forms for Reports & Proposals

3.Website

4. Allied Committees – Reports/Follow-Up

5. Workload Issues – chair, review committee

IV. On the Horizon

A. Faculty Roles in Strategic Planning

B. Discussion of IDEA Evaluation Program

C. Mechanisms for Getting Information to all Faculty from Senate

D. Summer Admissions & Committee Functions (Waitlists, Priorities)

E.Academic Resources Committee Follow-Ups (Software, Clocks, Library Questions)

 

1/31/12 (3:30-5:00) Montecito Room

Printable Agenda

I.Open with Prayer (3:30)

II.Approval of Minutes (December 8, 2011)

III.Old Business

A. Holiday Discussion & Next Steps

B. Institutional Learning Goals to Educational Vision Document

C. Questions Re E3 – secondary motions? No new proposal?

IV.New Business:

A/.Experiential Education @ Westmont (Task Force Report S11)

B. Academic Senate Best Practices & Handbook Recommendations

1. Senate Sub-Committees - Reports, Oversight, Follow-Up

2..Forms for Reports & Proposals

3..Website

4.Allied Committees – Reports/Follow-Up

5.Workload Issues – chair, review committee

V.On the Horizon

A. Bill Wright on New WASC Guidelines/Templates/Scheme

B. Faculty Roles in Strategic Planning

C.. Discussion of IDEA Evaluation Program

D..Mechanisms for Getting Information to all Faculty from Senate

E..Summer Admissions & Committee Functions (Waitlists, Priorities)

F.Academic Resources Committee Follow-Ups (Software, Clocks, Library Questions)

12/8/11 (3:30-5:00) Montecito Room

Printable Agenda

I. Open with Prayer (3:30)

II. Approval of Minutes (December 1, 2011)

III. Old Business:  E3 Proposal

IV.  What Does it Mean to Steward the Academic Program?

          (discussion item)

V. On the Horizon

A.       Experiential Education @ Westmont (Task Force Report S11)

B.       Faculty Roles in Strategic Planning

C.       Discussion of IDEA Evaluation Program

D.       Mechanisms for Getting Information to all Faculty from Senate

E.       GE Follow-Up & New WASC Guidelines/Templates/Scheme

12/1/11 (3:30-5:00) Montecito Room

Printable Agenda

I.Open with Prayer (3:30)

II. Approval of Minutes (November 10 & 17, 2011)

III. Old Business: 

A.   E3 Proposal 

B.    Report/Further Discussion on GE

IV.  What Does it Mean to Steward the Academic Program?

          (discussion item)

V. On the Horizon (4:50 p.m.)

A.       Experiential Education @ Westmont (Task Force Report S11)

B.       Faculty Roles in Strategic Planning

C.       Discussion of IDEA Evaluation Program

D.       Mechanisms for Getting Information to all Faculty from Senate

11/17/11 (3:30-5:00) Montecito Room

Printable Agenda

I. Open with Prayer (3:30)

II. Approval of Minutes (November 10, 2011)

III. Old Business: 

A.       E3 Proposal  (postponed to Dec 1)        

B.       Report/Further Discussion on Academic Resources

IV.      What Does it Mean to Steward the Academic Program? (discussion item)

V. On the Horizon (4:50 p.m.)

A.       Experiential Education @ Westmont (Task Force Report S11)

B.       Faculty Roles in Strategic Planning

C.       Discussion of IDEA Evaluation Program

D.       Mechanisms for Getting Information to all Faculty from Senate

E.       Recommendations from GE Committee

 

11/10/11 (3:30-5:00) Montecito Room

Printable Agenda

I.Open with Prayer (3:30)

IIApproval of Minutes (October 27 & November 3, 2011)

III. Old Business: 

A.        E3 Proposal             
B.        ILO Discussion (3:55)
C.       Report/Further Discussion on Academic Resources

IV. On the Horizon (4:50 p.m.)

A.        Experiential Education @ Westmont (Task Force Report S11)
B.        What Does it Mean to Steward the Academic Program?
C.       Faculty Roles in Strategic Planning
D.       Discussion of IDEA Evaluation Program
E.        Mechanisms for Getting Information to all Faculty from Senate
F.        Recommendations from GE Committee

 

11/3/11 (3:30-5:00) Montecito Room

Printable Agenda

I.Open with Prayer (3:30)

II.Approval of Minutes (October 27, 2011)

III. Old Business: 

A.       ILO Discussion

B.       E3 Proposal (postponed to 11/10)

IV. New Business

A.       Report/Update from Academic Resource Committee Reps

B.       Senate Recusals

V. On the Horizon (4:50 p.m.)

A.       Experiential Education @ Westmont (Task Force Report S11)

B.       What Does it Mean to Steward the Academic Program?

C.       Faculty Roles in Strategic Planning

D.       Discussion of IDEA Evaluation Program

E.       Mechanisms for Getting Information to all Faculty from Senate

F.       Recommendations from GE Committee

 

10/27/11 (3:30-5:00) Montecito Room

Printable Agenda

I. Open with Prayer (3:30)

II. Approval of Minutes (October 20, 2011)

III. Old Business:  E3 Proposal

IV. New Business

A.  Begin Discussion of ILOs   
B.  Report/Update from Academic Resource Committee Reps
C.  Update on Jerusalem Semester Spring 2013

V. On the Horizon (4:50 p.m.)

A.       Provost Search (Warren/Deborah)
B.       Experiential Education @ Westmont (Task Force Report S11)
C.       What Does it Mean to Steward the Academic Program?
D.       Faculty Roles in Strategic Planning
E.       Discussion of IDEA Evaluation Program
F.       Mechanisms for Getting Information to all Faculty from Senate
G.      Recommendations from GE Committee

10/20/11 (3:30-5:00) - Location Voskuyl 216

Printable Agenda

I.Open with Prayer (3:30)

II.Approval of Minutes (October 13, 2011)

III.Old Business

A.       E3 Proposal from Dave Newton

 B.       Exploring Faculty Role in Institutes

IV.New Business:  Discussion of ILOs & College Aspirations

V.On the Horizon (4:50 p.m.)

A.       Provost Search (Warren/Deborah)

B.       Experiential Education @ Westmont (Task Force Report S11)

C.       What Does it Mean to Steward the Academic Program?

D.       Faculty Roles in Strategic Planning

E.       Discussion of IDEA Evaluation Program

F.       Mechanisms for Getting Information to all Faculty from Senate

G.      Recommendations from GE Committee

 

10/13/11 (3:30-5:00)

Printable Agenda

I.Open with Prayer (3:30)

II.Approval of Minutes (September 29, 2011)

III.Old Business

A.       E3 Proposal from Dave Newton (see Replies to Questions)

          1.       Certificates for business professionals

          2.       Distance learning via podcasts

          3.       Holding required courses for resident majors off-campus

          4.       E3 Ethics components?

          5.       Departmental Involvement/Support/Concerns

          6.       Global Leadership Institute?

          7.       CUP / Student ability to participate on campus / Public

          8.       Governance issues (OCP, spring commitments, other?)

          9.       Role of advisory board?

          10.     Revenue generated by research – legality/requirements

          11.     New major track, competitive selection

          12.     Center or Off Campus Program?

          13.     E3 –absence of economics components in course offerings?

14.     New courses approved by review committee?

          B.       Exploring Faculty Role in Institutes

IV.New Business

A.       Report from PRC Committee

B.       Discussion of ILOs & College Aspirations

V.On the Horizon (4:50 p.m.)

A.       Provost Search (Warren/Deborah)

B.       Experiential Education @ Westmont (Task Force Report S11)

C.       What Does it Mean to Steward the Academic Program?

D.       Faculty Roles in Strategic Planning

E.       Discussion of IDEA Evaluation Program

F.       Mechanisms for Getting Information to all Faculty from Senate

G.      Recommendations from GE Committee

9/29/11 - (3:30-5:00)

Printable Agenda

I.Open with Prayer (3:30)

II.Approval of Minutes (September 22, 2011)

III.Old Business

A.Defining a Unit

1.       Proposed Policy

2.       Seat time: MWF Classes

2.       Next Steps

B.       E3 Proposal from Dave Newton

          1.       Certificates for business professionals

          2.       Distance learning via podcasts

          3.       Holding required courses for resident majors off-campus

          4.       E3 Ethics components?

          5.       Departmental Involvement/Support/Concerns

          6.       Global Leadership Institute?

          7.       CUP / Student ability to participate on campus / Public

          8.       Governance issues (OCP, spring commitments, other?)

          9.       Role of advisory board?

          10.     Revenue generated by research – legality/requirements

          11.     New major track, competitive selection

          12.     Center or Off Campus Program?

          13.     E3 –absence of economics components in course offerings?

14.     New courses approved by review committee?

IV.New Business

A.       Report from GE Committee

B.       Exploration of Faculty Role & Institutes

V. On the Horizon (4:50 p.m.)

A.       Next Week:  WASC visit – 3:30 Montecito Room

B.       Discussion of ILOs & College Aspirations

C.       Report from Program Review Committee (Tatiana)

D.       Experiential Education @ Westmont (Task Force Report S11)

Provost Search? (Warren/Deborah)

F.       What Does it Mean to Steward the Academic Program?

G.      Faculty Roles in Strategic Planning

H.       Discussion of IDEA Evaluation Program

I.        Mechanisms for Getting Information to all Faculty from Senate

 

9/22/11 - (3:30-5:00)

Printable Agenda

I. Open with Prayer (3:30)

II. Approval of Minutes (September 1, 2011 & September 15, 2011)

III. Old Business

Defining a Unit

1.       Seat time: MWF & 1x Week Classes

2.       Outcomes / Issues?

3.       Special Cases

B.       E3 Proposal from Dave Newton

          1.       Certificates for business professionals

          2.       Distance learning via podcasts

          3.       Holding required courses for resident majors off-campus

          4.       E3 Ethics components?

          5.       Departmental Involvement/Support/Concerns

          6.       Global Leadership Institute?

          7.       CUP / Student ability to participate on campus / Public

          8.       Governance issues (why not OCP, spring commitments, other?)

          9.       Role of advisory board?

          10.     Revenue generated by research – legality/requirements

          11.     New major track, competitive selection

          12.     Center or Off Campus Program?

          13.     E3 –absence of economics components in course offerings?

14.     New courses approved by review committee?

IV. New Business

A.       Preparing for WASC Visit

B.       Priority Poll

V. On the Horizon (4:50 p.m.)

Reports from GE & PRC    (Tatiana)

Report on Experiential Education @ Westmont (Task Force Report S11)

Provost Search? (Warren/Deborah)

9/15/11 - (3:30-5:00)

Printable Agenda

I. Open with Prayer (3:30)
II. Approval of Minutes (March 11, 2011 & September 1, 2011)
III. Old Business
A. Setting Priorities (see Handbook Language & List)
B. Revisiting ILOs – Plan & Timeline for Action
IV. New Business
A. New Faculty Searches (Rick Pointer)
B. E3 Downtown Center for E&B Majors
C. Defining a Unit of Credit
1. Seat Time
2. Outcomes
D. Preparing for WASC Visit
V. On the Horizon (4:50 p.m.)
A. Reports from GE & PRC (Tatiana)
B. Report on Experiential Education @ Westmont (Task Force Report
S11)
C. Provost Search? (Warren/Deborah)

9/1/11 - (3:30-5:00)

(printable agenda)

I.Open with Prayer (3:30)

II.Orientation to Academic Senate (3:38)

III.Approval of Minutes from last meetings of 2010-2011 (3:48) 4/1/11, 4/8/11

IV. Old Business (3:53)

A.Setting Priorities (see attached Handbook Language)

B.Request for PRC to Draft “Aspirational Document”

V.New Business (4:10)

A.Discuss Reports

1.OCP – Written Report Submitted by Bill Wright

(See Attachments , Report and Guidelines)

2.Strategic Planning – Oral Report from Andrew Mullen

B.Defining a Unit of Credit

(See Attached Proposed Policy; Legislation also attached for your reading pleasure)

VI.On the Horizon (4:55) Agenda Items for 2011-12

A.Reports from GE & PRC    (Tatiana)

B.Report on Experiential Education at Westmont (Task Force Report S11)

C.WASC Visit October (Bill Wright)

D.Provost Visit…Soon? (Warren/Deborah)

 

4/8/11 - (3:30-5:00) Monroe Dining Room

1)      Approval of minutes from 3/11/2011, 4/1/2011
2)      Welcome to our newly elected 2011-2012 senate members
3)      Discussion of the newly proposed Institutional and General Education
Learning Outcomes, which embody the newly revised eight learning
standards.
4)      Agenda item priorities for the coming academic year.

4/1/11 - (3:30 - 5:00) Monroe Dining Room

1)      Approval of minutes from 3/11/2011
2)      Honors program proposal update – Telford Work

Link to proposal

Link to sample transcript
3)      Provost candidate visit interviews – items and questions from
Academic Senate
4)      Agenda item priorities for remainder of the spring semester

3/11/11 - (3:30-5:00) Monroe Dining Room

Back burner:

  • Discussion – what does it mean to “steward” the academic program, and what does this mean about Senate’s roll in the broader college? 
  • Mechanisms for communication from Senate to the faculty
  • Institutes at Westmont College
  • Senate subcommittees – revisit their structure and charge?
  • Off-campus programs and relationship between OCP and Senate
  • Library representation on Senate – elected member from library staff?
  • Honors program – Telford Work
  • Faculty mentoring
  • Teaching evaluation – Idea form
  • How does senate interface with larger college budget issues, yearly summary, etc. 
  • GE reports and proposals will be coming to Senate
  • Summer Scholars Proposal – revisit the topic with the question of appropriate roles of administration and Senate in the approval process
  • How should we systematize our work?  Review Calvin’s Senate as example
  • Provost candidates to meet with Senate
  • Interactions between Senate and the Library, Library representation on Senate
  • Changing the culture of the Senate
  • The “open class” as a professional development and community building opportunity

 

2/25/11 - (3:30-5:00) Monroe Dining Room
  • Approval of minutes from 12/3/10, 1/14/11, 1/21/11 and 2/4/11
  • Report on library collection policy - Debra Quast, Director of the
    Library and Information Services
  • Report from the Experiential Education Task Force - Rick Pointer,
    Acting Provost
  • Discussion and clarification of Senate's roll in the approval (or
    "adoption") of off-campus programs that are hosted and operated by other
    colleges and universities
2/4/11 - (3:30-5:00) Monroe Dining Room
  • Approval of minutes from 1/21/2011
  • Discussion and prioritization of main senate tasks for spring semester
  • Review latest draft of the diversity course listing
  • The "open class" as a professional development and community building
    opportunity
  • Consideration of the Istanbul Off-Campus Program Proposal provided by
    Acting Provost Rick Pointer (Turkey, Israel-Palestine)
1/21/11 - (3:30-5:00)

1/14/2011 - (3:30-5:00) Monroe
  • Review timetable for Faculty Council’s handbook provision vote
  • Review Provisional Document for restructuring the Senate, make recommendations for revisions with regard to structure and charge of the newly constituted Senate

 

12/3/2010 - (3:30 - 5:00) Founders Dining Room
11/12/2010 - (3:30 - 5:00) Monroe Dining Room
10/22/2010 - (3:30-5:00) Voskuyl Library 104
10/15/2010 (3:30-5:00) Monroe Dining Room
10/1/2010 (3:30 - 5:00) Monroe Dining Room
  • Approval of minutes from 9/17/2010
  • Revised listing of courses that include diversity or cross-cultural related content (attached files)
  • Proposal from the Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts
  • Handbook language discussion for newly constituted Senate

Diversity Course List

Diversity Course List Urban Program

Draft of Summer Scholars Program

9/17/2010 (3:30 -5:00) Monroe Dining Room

 

  • Review and approve minutes from 9/10/2010
  • Discussion of results from the recently distributed survey, with consideration of the following additional questions:
      • What resources (including additional to current resources) are needed for Senate to accomplish its tasks?
      • What information will Senate need to complete these tasks?
      • What information sources should Senate use?
      • In what format should the information/documentation be presented to the Senate?
  • Discussion of Senate subcommittees – we currently have two.  Are these sufficient for the newly constituted Senate?
  • Relationship between Senate and curricular-related committees - Handbook language possibilities

April 13, 2010 (3:30 - 5:00, Monroe)
  1. Review of March 23, 2010 minutes
  2. Discussion of Faith-Learning Workshop
  3. Report from President's Council
  4. Report on Executive Senate work
  5. Report on Graduation Honors
  6. Discussion of classrooms
  7. Annual Assessment Update Template
  8. Introduction of Assessment Archive
    1. Instructions for mapping a drive
    2. Structure of the Archive
  9. Departmental Goals Alignment (Instructions, Sample, Blank)

 

March 23, 2010 (3:30 - 5:00, Monroe)
  1. Review of February 23, 2010 minutes
  2. Report from President's Council
  3. Report on Executive Senate work
  4. Revised Templates
    1. Background
    2. Annual Assessment Update
    3. Six-year Program Review
  5. Departmental Goals Alignment (Instructions, Sample, Blank)

 

February 23, 2010 (3:30 - 5:00, Monroe)
  1. Discussion of the revised Conflict of Interest Statement
  2. Discussion of Solicitations Policy
  3. Review of January 25, 2010 minutes
  4. Report from President's Council
  5. Report on Executive Senate work
  6. Revised profile charts
  7. Departmental Goals Alignment (Instructions, Sample, Blank)
January 26 , 2010 (3:30 - 5:00, Monroe)
  1. Review of December 1, 2009 minutes
  2. Report from President's Council
  3. Discussion of Academic Senate Restructuring proposal (Handbook changes )
  4. Debrief Paul Kennedy visit
  5. Discussion of the goals and structure of Annual Assessment Updates (Template)

 

December 1, 2009 (3:30 - 5:00, Monroe)
  1. Review of November 3, 2009 minutes
  2. Report on Executive Committee actions
  3. Discussion of proposed Conflict of Interest statement
  4. Institutional Program Review
    1. Archiving Program Review Work
    2. Institutional Goals
    3. Departmental Goals Alignment
    4. Departmental Contribution

 

November 3, 2009 (3:30 - 5:00, Monroe)
  1. Review of September 29, 2009 minutes
  2. Report on Executive Committee actions
  3. Issues relating to oversight of staff
  4. Discussion of Information Literacy Initiatives
    1. Discipline-Based Approach
    2. Information Literacy for Faculty and Administrators
  5. Report from President's Council (Conflict of Interest)
  6. Institutional Program Review

 

September 29, 2009 (3:30 - 5:00, Monroe)
  1. Review of April 21, 2009 minutes
  2. Report from President's Council
  3. A word from the Provost
  4. Review/discussion of enrollment data for fall 2009 (Fall 2009 course availability, Instructional load by department)
  5. 2008-2009 Faculty Load Report
  6. Discussion of ROTC program
  7. GE Mission statement
  8. CLA Report

 

September 8, 2009 (3:15 - 5:30, Monroe)

Harassment Prevention Training for Supervisors

 

April 21, 2009 (Monroe)
  1. Review of April 14, 2009 minutes
  2. Election of 2009-2010 subcommittees (ballot)
  3. Presentation of Online adjunct evaluation template (instructions)
  4. Discussion of the use of load reports (2006-2007, 2007-2008)
  5. GE Mission statement
  6. GE area Learning Outcomes
    1. Philosophical Reflections
    2. Thinking Globally
    3. Exploring the Physical Sciences
    4. Reasoning Abstractly
  7. (5:00 - 6:00) Conversation with Ginger MacDonald
April 14, 2009 (Monroe)
  1. Review of March 31, 2009 minutes
  2. New Major Proposal: Art History
  3. Discussion of course evaluation system. (Memo, Course Information Form, Survey Form, Sample Report, Short Form, Short Form Report, Memo from Personnel)
  4. Discussion of department chair and Academic Resource Committee terms of service
  5. Discussion of Load Report (2006-2007, 2007-2008)
March 31, 2009 (Monroe)
  1. Review of February 24, 2009 minutes
  2. Report on Executive Senate discussion related to budget.
    1. Priorities for hiring
    2. Low enrollment information request
  3. Major changes
    1. Religious Studies
  4. Discussion of Load Report (2006-2007, 2007-2008)
  5. Presentation of Online adjunct evaluation template (instructions)
  6. Telford Work: Honors Program Vision.

 

February 24, 2009 (Monroe)
  1. Review of January 27, 2009 minutes
  2. Discussion of proposal from the academic resources committee to maintain "wireless-free" zones on campus.
  3. Dana Alexander & Angela D'Amour: Report on Alumni Focus Group.
  4. Discussion of faculty input into decisions responding to the current budget difficulties.
January 27, 2009 (Monroe)
  1. Review of November 4 , 2008 minutes
  2. Marianne Robins:
    1. New Program Review Schedule
    2. Changes to course reduction application format.
    3. Changes to 6-year Program Review Template.
  3. Warren Rogers: Procedure for building next year's schedule of classes.
  4. Overview of Department Chair responsibilities
    1. Schedule of Tasks.
    2. Adjunct supervision and boilerplate memo
    3. Online adjunct evaluation template (instructions).
November 4, 2008
  1. Review of October 7, 2008 minutes
  2. Russ Howell: Integration of Faith and Learning
  3. Warren Rogers: Building next year's course schedule.
  4. Departmental Web sites.
  5. Review of Serving Society area outcomes
  6. Initial discussion of possible approaches to constructing outcomes for Competent and Compassionate Action I.

 

October 7, 2008
  1. Review of September 9 , 2008 minutes
  2. Bill Wright : Reflection on current fiscal situation
  3. Bob Kuntz: Discussion of the use of Waiting Lists
  4. Update on First-Year Seminar proposal
  5. Continuation of discussion of course offering philosophy
    (Cover Memo; Entering Class Sizes; Seat Availability by Course, GE Area, Time; Enrollment Profile)
  6. Review of Performing and Interpreting the Arts area outcomes
  7. Review of Serving Society area outcomes
September 9, 2008
  1. Review of April 22, 2008 minutes.
  2. Subcommittee elections (ballot)
  3. Review of Grade Definition changes Proposed (Current Policy)
  4. Preview of the year's work
  5. Presentation of First-Year Seminar invitation.
  6. Initial discussion of course offering philosophy
  7. Initial discussion of Serving Society area objectives.
  8. Initial discussion of Capstone areas objectives.
April 22, 2008
  1. Review of April 8, 2008 minutes.
  2. Discussion of departmental web sites.
  3. CS Major modification (Memo, New Catalog, Side-by-side changes)
  4. Introduction of revised Annual Report Template
  5. Discussion of possible Program Review Workshops.
  6. Discussion of the load on APP-190SS.
  7. Review of BYU Hawaii approach to program review.
Senate Agenda: April 8, 2008
  1. Review of March 11, 2008 minutes.
  2. Grade Definitions (Current Policy)
  3. Discussion of faculty GPA reports
  4. Revised academic probation policy
  5. First year advisor assignment procedures (Warren)
Senate Agenda: March 11
  1. Review of February 12 , 2008 minutes.
  2. Proposal to delete Dance Track in Theatre Major
  3. Grade Definitions
  4. Continuation of discussion of academic probation restrictions. (Survey of policies at other institutions)
Senate Agenda: February 12
  1. Review of January 15, 2008 minutes.
  2. Review of Feb. 5, 2008 minutes.
  3. FERPA training (Toya Cooper)
  4. Admissions presentation (Joyce Luy)
  5. Report from Program Review Committee (Marianne Robins)
  6. Commencement Participation Policy
Senate Agenda: February 5
  1. Review of January 15, 2008 minutes.
  2. Report on revised petition form.
  3. Consideration of Commencement Participation policy.
  4. Discussion of grade definitions (Revised AP&P definitionsAlternate definitions from Laura Montgomery, Berkeley, Sonoma)
  5. Initial discussion of academic probation restrictions.
Senate Agenda: January 15, 2008 (Monroe)
  1. Approval of Minutes November 6, 2007
  2. Election of replacement on Executive Committee
  3. Plan for moving forward with Learning Standards revision.
  4. Proposal to change the major GPA computation.
  5. Discussion of signatures on petitions.
  6. Discussion of grade definitions.
Senate Agenda: November 6, 2007 (Monroe)
  1. Approval of Minutes October 16, 2007
  2. Report on budget considerations in Executive Senate.
  3. Checkup on departmental concerns about off-campus programs.
  4. Announcement of proposed change to department GPA requirement.
  5. Discussion of Learning Standards (Learning Standards: Dept Feedback)
Senate Agenda: October 16, 2007 (Monroe)
  1. Approval of Minutes September 11, 2007
  2. Introduction of Modified Learning Standards Approach
  3. Feedback on Program Review Template
  4. Budget Priorities discussion
Senate Agenda: September 11, 2007 (Monroe)
  1. Approval of Minutes September 4, 2007
  2. Continued discussion of Learning Standards
  3. Bring your completed Standards-GE maps to the meeting.
Senate Agenda: September 4, 2007 (Monroe)
  1. Approval of Minutes April 10, 2007 (Also available though link on the left)
  2. Introduction/Welcome of new members
  3. Election of Senate subcommittees (Subcommittee Ballot, See subcommittee descriptions in Faculty Handbook)
  4. Discussion of Program Review/Assessment issues
  5. Discussion of Learning Standards