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In attendance: R. Bacha, A. Benharbit, B. Broadbent, C. Callahan, W. Cantor, M. Casteel, D. Coho, M. Coyle, H. Darling, C. Dorworth, C. Dzubak, D. Eicher-Catt, R. Farrell, T. Getz, S. Gill, F. Haag, A. Hasan, C. Heydl-Cortinez, M. Hoch, L. Itzoe, M. Jarrett, A. Kara, J. Keat, K. Knapp, O. Kucukemiroglu, D. Latzco, J. Leece, K. Magni, M. Marcus, L. Miller, N. Mpofu, C. Murphy, J. O'Hara, P. Oles, M. Posenau, S, Robinson, D. Russell, D. Sarafian, A. Siddiqui, K. Swalgin, D. Van de Streek, E. Wenk, V. White, D. Winters, L. Berkowitz, S. Christ, B. Ward, B. Dennis, A. Haines, R. Campbell, C. Gillespie, H. Gumke, C. Clancy, D Ditzel, J. Flecher, B. Landis

Chair M. Jarrett called the meeting to order at 12:05 p.m. M. Casteel motioned to accept the minutes of the January 3, 2002 meeting. D. Russell seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

COMMUNICATIONS

Administration

L. Berkowitz:

Funding has been approved for an Instructional Development Specialist (IDS). The next step is to create a job description and form a search committee.

English and IST job candidates will be visiting the campus in the near future.

The spring commencement will be held at 6 pm rather than earlier in the afternoon because it allows more people, including families and graduate students, to attend. The December commencement was held at 6 pm with positive results.

Linda Kline will be substituting for Mary Blymire while she is on medical leave. Linda will be here on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays to complete the work ready for her, but will not be staying throughout the day once she is finished.

The CWC is going to try to develop its own version of the American Studies program.

University Senators

M. Casteel:

is on the ad hoc "senate self-study committee" which taking a "blue sky approach" in seeking to suggest changes that will increase efficiency

D. Russell:

would like to know how we would like him to vote regarding proposed changes to the university calendar

Faculty Announcements

Duke Sarafian:

The first undergraduate research conference for the division of science will be held at the Penn Stater on Saturday, 10/26/02 from 1 - 4 pm. This time slot will allow students to attend without having to stay overnight. The date corresponds with the CWC meeting. Presentations will be made by faculty and students in biology, chemistry, forestry and physics. Undergraduate research is a popular topic right now and it is hoped that there will eventually be a similar conference for each division.

 

Student Government Association

B. Ward:

The CCSG meeting will be held at UP this weekend.

MLK Day activities went well and received newspaper attention.

Thank you for all Thon donations. Dancers Nate Trump and Beth Attkinson will represent York at Thon February 22-24.

Additional Faculty Announcements

A. Hasan suggested senate meetings begin at 12:10 pm. Considering the number of attendees at this meeting greatly increased between 12:05 pm and 12:10 pm, the next meeting will start at 12:10 pm.

NEW BUSINESS

Faculty committees

M. Jarrett asked for a brief report on past/current activities and suggestions for future activities for each faculty committee.

Faculty affairs:

J. O'Hara: the committee developed a preliminary draft of procedures to nominate faculty and staff for college and university awards. It was under discussion within the committee, and I hope this year's committee will pursue the issue. Another faculty colloquium has been approved but not yet scheduled.

D. Russell: junior faculty may benefit from a mentoring program in which faculty who know the publishing ropes review papers, make suggestions, and share knowledge on publishing. Very new faculty may also benefit from those who have been here a year or two and can give suggestions on adapting to the PSU system.

M. Marcus: there is a need for help in getting published

Curricular affairs:

A. Banharbit: they are looking at degrees elsewhere, needed faculty and equipment. They are also trying to market the 4 year degrees.

M. Marcus: in the EMET program, they have coped with the situation of having 1 less faculty member than before, but it is difficult

Transitional programs:

M. Posenau: they've reviewed past issues regarding such issues as ESL courses, FYS, the Set-to-go program, and early success program

C. Dzubak: there is a consensus on the committee that early (middle and high school) programs seem to be useful in getting people into 4 year programs later

D. Russell: he will check for funding for such programs

M. Jarrett: there should be discussion regarding retention. Perhaps this committee could work with the curricular affairs committee.

Support services:

H. Gumke: staffing for new building, move soap box derby track, traffic patterns (increased traffic expected with new building), entrance on Rathdon road

J. O'Hara: a few years ago it was suggested that emergency procedures be established

H. Gumke: Earl Bock did that, and they're still under review. This will be a job for the new head of security, Bill Vangreen, who will start in 2 or 3 weeks

E. Harrison (via M. Jarrett): parking concerns

M. Jarrett: basic problems such as proper chalk, fully working equipment

M. Casteel: chalk is an issue.

H. Gumke: There are many different kinds being tried. If you find some you like, please let her know

S. Gill: evening students complain about getting tickets in 1 hour parking spaces

H. Gumke: that is Spring Garden township. Students should park on campus to avoid that problem

K. Swalgin: there are no lights behind softball field

M. Coyle: no light near city lot

Academic and student issues

A. Hasan: Campus Academic Environment
Instruction (Full-time/adjunct): (DAA, Len)
Quality and uniformity of instruction (day vs evening classes in fall)
Instruction during free period

Instruction evaluation process (DAA, Len)
SRTE: Proper procedure for its application and its merits
Peer review: a "fill in the items in a form" format for routine peer review of teaching?

Advising services: (DAC, Rob)
Review of present activities of the advising and counseling center how it is adjusting to the four year programs where career and placement advising is also required
Equity in advising load and perhaps fundamental changes in advising methods

Learning support services:
Nittany Success Center (DLSS, Cora)
Adding 2 positions and expanded hours
Detail report of services provided to committee and YKALL and YKADJ
Library (Dave Van de Streek): Books and magazines for four year programs
Academic computer software resources: DVD library

Honors subcommittee: (Chair: N. Mpofu)
Incentive to faculty to offer honors courses
Committee was apprised of activities of the honors subcommittee and incentives to attract more faculty to offer honors courses. DAA will not allow honors courses to run even with 3 or 4 students
Extending scholarship money to sophomore and juniors. Invited N. Mpofu to inform committee of details of the proposal. Sharon's suggestions attached.

Student Issues:

Clubs and other Extracurricular activities (DSA, Sharon)
Detail report of activities to committee and to YKALL and YKADJ
Additional international experience for students
Adult learner group
Establishing of endowed funds for renowned speakers, concerts, theater productions

Commencement: (DSA, Sharon)
December commencement for summer and fall graduates

Student expectation and conduct: (DSA, Sharon)
Student friendly atmosphere in computer labs
Eating and drinking in class
Disruptive activities in class
Diversity statement for out-of-class conduct

M. Jarrett: would like to see more done with MLK Day

D. Russell: cultural diversity and enrichment committee could work with this committee, especially regarding "diversity statement for out-of-class conduct"

Futures:

R. Farrell: overhauled website, now looking at marketing campus

F. Haag: could work with other curricular affairs committee in marketing programs

Info Tech: no comment

Cultural Diversity and enrichment:

D. Winters: feel they responded well to current issues, have strategic plan used by Greater Valley and looking to see if they can adapt it for York
Issues: trying to hire more minority faculty and staff, marketing events (came up with spring calendar of events)

D. Russell: a work study students will be helping publicize events. April 17 is Unity Day

D. Winters: working on keeping website calendar up to date
Jazz Vespers rescheduled for February 16

Space Reallocation:

D. Van de Streek: working on what to do with spaces like library that will open up, and then the spaces that have been vacated due to moves, issue of grouping offices by department, function, etc.

Chair M. Jarrett adjourned the meeting at 1:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Sherry Robinson


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