University Senate Minutes 25 Oct 2010


Dean Baker

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Location of Next Meeting: 

November 29, 2010, A&S 272

Minutes Text: 


Present: Susan Allen, Kirk Armstrong, Dean Baker, Andrei Barkovskii, Beauty Bragg, Ryan Brown, Bevan Burgamy, Dianne Chamblee, Jan Hoffman Clark, Lee Digiovanni, Jennifer Flory, Lee Gillis, Tanya Goette,  Jennifer Graham, Dianne Gregg, Liz Havey, Donna Ingram, Lucy Kachmarik, Evan Karoniovich, Karynne Kleine, Judith Malachowski, Jen Mazarati, Ken McGill, Shaina McGill,  Macon McGinley, Fadhili Mshana, Lyndall Muschell, Amy Pinney, William Risch, Barbara Roquemore, Mike Rose, Chris Skelton,  John Swinton, Craig Turner, Charles Ubah, Deborah Vess, Edward Whatley, Catherine Whelan, Mike Whitfield, Howard Woodard, Christine Zuger

Regrets: Stephen Auerbach, Sara Buck-Doude, Sandra Jordan, Dorothy Leland, Zachary Mullins,

Absent: Myron Alberto Avila, Sandra Gangstead, Sunita Manian,Charles Ubah

Guests: Mike Digby, Matthew Rogers


University Senate Meeting Minutes

October 25, 2010

A&S 272



1.    Ken McGill, Presiding Officer of the 2010-2011 University Senate, called the meeting to order at 12:30 pm

  2.  Approval of the September 27, 2010 minutes- Senate Action on minutes approval: approved as corrected.

          3.  Approval of the September 27, 2010 agenda. Senate Action on agenda: approved.

President's Report 

Ken McGill reported on the President’s behalf (see attached report).

Committee Reports were given in the following order 

  • Executive Committee of the University Senate (ECUS)

 Ken McGill provided the ECUS report (see attached report). 

Web Site Report –Matthew Rogers reported the web site is coming along.

  GCSU Senate Motion 1011.EC.001.R
GCSU USGFC representative selection process

   Senate Action: Approved GCSU Senate Motion 1011.EC.001.R 

Motion Text: The USGFC representative shall be the University Senate Presiding Officer Elect.

 Question from the floor:

  1. Should the Presiding Officer Elect be the USGFC representative or should it be a campus  wide process?   The bylaws drafting committee is looking into the process of electing the presiding officer. 

  • Curriculum and Assessment Policy Committee (CAPC)

           Barbara Roquemore provided the CAPC report and stated that a proposal is coming from Modern Languages to have a conversion from 3-4 credits with the exception of 2 courses. This proposal was postponed until the Modern Language department gathers more information and checks with department heads.

CAPC will be examining course approval coming from the University Curriculum Committee at the next meeting 

  • Faculty Affairs Policy Committee (FAPC)

          Craig Turner provided the FAPC report (see attached report). 

  • Resources, Planning, and Institutional Policy Committee (RPIPC) 

            Catherine Whelan provided the RPIPC report and stated RPIPC is rehashing the common meeting time. Catherine is putting together a report to be delivered to the Provost from the campus wide survey about the common meeting time. RPIPC is also reviewing the Motor Vehicle Policy which affects all individuals who drive their personal vehicles for university business. Training will occur on-line. The largest issue the committee is facing is the concept of disqualified driver. These drivers will be excluded from driving on university business. If you become a disqualified driver then you will need to be rehabilitated in order to drive your personal vehicle. This policy also covers the utility carts along with private vehicles

      RPIPC will begin to review at the number of student surveys students are asked to complete and a policy related to drug counseling. 

  • Student Affairs Policy  Committee (SAPC)             

            Macon McGinley reported for SAPC and stated SAPC is revisiting the amnesty policy. The committee will clarify the policy and make it clear that the policy ONLY addresses  student judicial review. 

  • Academic Policy Committee (APC)                      

          Amy Pinney reported for APC and APC will begin reviewing the surveys on plus/minus grading.  Amy reported there is a tremendous amount of student discussion on line and a SGA representative will be at the APC committee meeting.

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