UNIVERSITY SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
March 5, 2007
Present: President Carl Patton, Provost Ron Henry, Paul Alberto, Siva Nathan,
Debbie Rupp, Dabney Dixon, Dean Dabney, Don Reitzes
The minutes of the meeting of February 7, 2007 were approved.
Ø The President reported that an announcement regarding the transfer of the University Village to Georgia Tech would be made soon. All students will be located in University Commons next year.
Ø The President is trying to secure $4.8 million from the State for the roof and the stacks on the Natural Science Building, and $3.0 million from the Federal Government for the Science Park.
Ø Georgia State is searching for a new Head Basketball Coach.
Ø Georgia State was involved in trying to provide support to victims of the bus accident involving the Bluffton University Baseball team.
Ø Jim Alm will serve as Interim Dean for the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.
Ø Mary Finn will succeed Joan Carson as Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness
Ø Peter Lindsey will succeed Harry Dangel as Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning.
Enrollment remains solid. There are 25,345 students-- up 500 from last Spring.
(1) The Committee agreed to "do pass" recommendations for the following motions of the Committee and Admissions and Standards: (a) Motion on S/U Grading in Honors 1000, (b) Motion on Removing Commencement Dates from the Academic Calendar, and (c) Motion on the Repeal of the Automatic “WF” Policy.
(2) The Committee agreed to a "do pass" recommendation for the motions from the Committee on Academic Programs concerning graduate program requirements in order to align with SACS standards.
(3) The Committee agreed to a "do pass" recommendation for the motion from the Committee on University Statutes and Senate Bylaws concerning the composition of Senate committees.
To ensure that fair representation of units exists on committees, the attached memo will be sent from the Executive Committee Chair to the Nominations Chair annually.
(4) The Committee agreed to a "do pass" recommendation for revisions to the Sexual Misconduct Policy in the Student Code of Conduct as proposed by the Committee on Student Life and Development.
Following discussion the Committee also agreed to (a) a review of the current Student Code of Conduct to be lead by the Committee on Student Life and Development, and (b) a joint committee of the Committee on Student Life and Development and the Committee on Planning and Development concerning issues of campus safety.
The Committee agreed to approve the Nominations Committee membership as follows:, Drs. Reitzes and Dobranski (A&S), Dr. Sumner (ROB), Dr. Alberto (ED), Drs. Dabney (HHS), Dr. Stephens (Law), Ms. Frost (PAUS), and Ms. Reid (Counseling Center).
Current Presidential Appointees to the Senate are reappointed, except:
Kerry Heward replaces John Marshall
Peter Lindsay replaces Harry Dangel
Mary Finn replaces Joan Carson
Jim Wolk replaces Lloyd Nigro
Debbie Rupp presented the elements of an action plan concerning turnover and retention of staff members, and gave a brief overview of the process. At the next meeting she will recommend persons for the task force and present the plan for approval.
The next Senate Executive Committee meeting will be Monday, April 9, at 2:00.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:40 p.m.