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Attendance:
Bruce Babcock, Marshall Coyle, Kristin Cole, Mark Casteel, William Cantor, Dianne Creagh, Harriet Darling, Joe Downing, Somya Dwivedi-Burks, Deborah Eicher-Catt, Robert Farrell, Deirdre Folkers, Charles Gaston, Sukhdeep Gill, Andrea Giorgioni, Frederick Haag, Harley Hartman, Abul Hasan, Arthur Henne, Cecilia Heydl-Cortinez, Arla Huber, Michael Jarrett, Andy Landis, Fulgentius Lugemwa, Kerry Magni, Michael Marcus, Catherine Moon, Maureen Muller-Kahle, Michelle Knights, Jennifer Nesbitt, Larry Newcomer, Samir Shah, Duke Sarafian, Noel Sloboda, Javed Siddique, Jean Marie St. Clair-Christman, Stuart Stelly, Jane Sutton, Ken Swalgin, James Ziegler, Anne Vardo-Zalik, Dixie Winters, Manel Wijesinha, Emily Wenk, David Van de Streek, Jeff Warner, Jane Emery, Joe McCormick, Suzanne Shaffer, Bill Vangreen, Holly Gumke, Sue Ruch, Josie Moore, Terri Van Slyke, Molly Roach, Jason Kilmer, Lisa Plowfield, and Patrick Tanner.

  1. I. Meeting called to order at 12:15 p.m.
    1. 1. There was a moment of silence led by Patrick Tanner for four Penn State York students who died during the year 2010–11.
  2. II. Minutes from the April 21, 2011, meeting
    1. A. Minutes approved as submitted
  3. III. Communications from the administration, faculty, and committees
    1. A. Announcements from the office of Chancellor, Dr. Lisa Plowfield
      1. 1. She is interested in bringing cultural change and high quality brand professionalism at our campus.
      2. 2. She is also interested in bringing technology into the classroom and is willing to share her experiences of technological use.
      3. 3. The campus needs to market Penn State York in a better way, for example working with York College and Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) as partners instead of competitor.
      4. 4. In order to better understand our campus culture, our faculty, staff, and students, she would like to visit class room as a guest speaker or as an observer. Stories about the students are invaluable resources that can shared with the potential donors.
      5. 5. Due to the financial situation, the campus needs to be careful in filling empty positions. She is getting input from Joe McCormick in understanding the needs of faculty. She also extended her thanks to Joe McCormick and Frank Miller in getting her up to speed.
      6. 6. She encouraged the faculty to look for outside funding resources for teaching and research needs.
    2. B. Announcements from the office of Academic Affairs; Dr. Joe McCormick
      1. 1. Reports on faculty accomplishments have been posted on the Academic Affairs ANGEL site and are available to all faculty members. After discussion about the faculty’s rights to privacy, Dr. McCormick removed the reports from ANGEL site and agreed to seek guidance from University Park.
    3. C. University Senators
      1. 1. The first meeting will be held the week of August 22, 2011.
    4. D. Faculty Council Representative, Bill Cantor
      1. No Report or comments
    5. E. Announcements from Faculty
      1. 1. A report on the survey “The Use of Advanced Technology in Class`` will be presented by Dianne Creagh at the October meeting.
      2. 2. Joe Downing made an announcement that the report from the Communication Task Force will be discussed at the October meeting.
      3. 3. Noel Sloboda is looking for comments from the campus community to improve the coordination with the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center) and faculty access to the facilities. He also mentioned the visiting residency program with the Gamut Theatre. He is also looking for comments on expanding our theater and Human Development and Family Studies (HD FS) courses.
      4. 4. Andy Landis has served on the Student Activity Fee Committee for years and would like to step down to pursue other campus responsibilities.
    6. F. Announcements from Staff
      1. 1. Patrick Tanner, director of Student and Enrollment and Services
        1. (i) The search for the director of Admissions is underway.
        2. (ii) The faculty are encouraged to take advantage of the free lunch with student program.
        3. (iii) Black History Month planning/preparation will begin in November.
      2. 2. Jason Kilmer, associate director, Student Affairs
        1. (i) Travel guidelines have been created to help a successful trip.
    7. G. Student Government Association (SGA)
      1. 1. No report or comments.
    8. H. Senate Chair
      1. 1. Deborah Eicher-Catt announced that we need a faculty representative for The Enrollment Management Team (EMT). She asked Patrick Tanner to describe the nature and role of EMT.
      2. 2. Deborah Eicher-Catt also announced that academic unit meetings will be held immediately after the senate meeting for the selection of unit heads and to elect representatives for the Curricular Affairs Committee.
    9. I. Senate Chair-Elect
      1. 1. No report or comments.
    10. J. Senate Committee Chairs
      1. 1. No report or comments
  4. IV. Unfinished Business
    1. No Unfinished Business
  5. V. New Business
    1. A. Election for Pr0motion and Tenure (P & T) Committee chair
    2. Election for new Promotion and Tenure (P & T) committee members. The P & T committee will be considering one fourth year review and four second year reviews.
      1. 1. Sukhdeep Gill was elected as chair.
      2. 2. Jennifer Nesbitt and Michael Jarrett were elected as core committee members.
    3. B. A motion was presented by Deirdre Folkers for a noon-hour class exemption for an upper level Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS) course to be conducted on Monday and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m.– 12:15 p.m. Robert Farrell first and Kristin Cole seconded the motion; the motion passed on a voice vote.
    4. C. Another motion on behalf of Javed Siddique was forwarded by Deirdre Folkers for a noon-hour class exemption for math 097. Dianne Creagh first and Kristin Cole seconded the motion; this motion was also approved on a voice vote.
  6. VI. Forensic Business
    1. None
  7. VII. Adjournment
    1. A. Motion to adjourn was approved at 1:22 p.m.
      1. 1. Motion made by Bob Farrell.
      2. 2. Motion seconded by Fred Haag.
  8. VIII. Next Meeting will be held on October 4, 2011.

Respectfully submitted,
Javed Siddique