UNIVERSITY SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
March 29, 2001
Members present were: President Carl Patton, Provost Ron Henry, Pual Alberto, John DeCastro, Anne Emanuel, Hugh Hudson, Fred Jacobs and John Newman.
The minutes of the meeting of March 14, 2001 were approved. President Patton reported that preliminary work on the new graduate housing continues. He stated that the Chancellor is considering tuition differential, with an increase of 5% vs. 4% for some, as well as differential fees. Ron Henry reported that the budget will be known on April 18th. The latest information shows that there are more significant problems with the System budget that expected. The search for the Dean of the College of Education continues as an internal search and should be completed by mid-May.
The first time of business was the review of administrator evaluations. These were for President Patton, Dean Susan Kelley, V.P. Bob McGinnis, V.P. Tom Lewis and Dean Ahmed Abdelal. It was suggested that consideration should be given to showing the number of comments written by individual evaluators. Also, showing the percent of excellent-good-fair ratings in the summary paragraph for each evaluation would be helpful. For those being evaluated and who interact out in the community much of the time. Perhaps more external evaluators could be included.
It was noted that the report and recommendation on compliance with BOR policy had been received. The following items from the Committee on Admissions and Standards were approved: 1. Establish a Special Non-Degree Status for Undergraduate Admission; 2. Motion on Automatic WF's; and 3. 2002-2003 Academic Calendar. The proposal from the Statutes and Bylaws Committee to amend Statutes and Bylaws to Clarify Senate committee Membership was approved.
Frances B. Stone