Carthage College Faculty Meeting Minutes
May 6, 2010
Provost Judith Schaumberg called the meeting to order at 11:50 a.m.
Harvard Stephens gave the Invocation.
The minutes of the April 8, 2010 Faculty Meeting were approved as published.
CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT
President Campbell spoke briefly reporting that the school is in good shape. He thanked the faculty for their part in this success. There were no questions.
Faculty Executive Committee
Steve Udry and Aaron Trautwein, co-chairs moved:
1. Motion No. 1: Proposal for an Academic Senate.
a. Amendment #1 was defeated.
b. Amendment #2 was defeated.
c. Amendment #3 was defeated.
d. An amendment of substitution: “The Senate (under a majority vote) may go into closed session at the (request of) the discretion of Senate Chair, Provost, or President.” This amendment was defeated.
A written ballot was requested. Motion No. 1 passed: Yes: 100, No: 10.
[The agenda progressed while ballots were tallied.]
Aaron Trautwein announced that while Board representatives and Western Heritage Committee representatives are usually elected at the May meeting, elections for these positions would occur in the fall.
2. Motion No. 2: Resolution to proceed with a nomination process for Senate elections
Motion No. 2 on a voice vote passed unanimously.
Budget and Compensation Committee
Pascal Rollet, Chair, and Cathy Duffy
Presented “Carthage 2007-2009 Salary Data Review.” The information will be posted on the Carthage Budget and Compensation website. Contact committee members with any questions. Reports by gender will be added to the information.
Personnel and Tenure
Pat Pfaffle, Chair
Reminded the faculty that each person is responsible for maintaining her/his own personnel file. Due dates for the inclusion of specific artifacts are posted on the CADRE website. An email reminder will be forthcoming.
Quality of Life Committee
Tom Powers and Laura Huaracha, Co-Chairs announced:
1. 2010-2011 Faculty Research and Development Grants have been awarded and posted on the Quality of Life website.
2. Nominations for the Quality of Life Enhancement Award are due to Jackie Easley by June 15, 2010. The Award will be announced at the beginning of the Fall term.
3. A Trail Endowment Fund of approximately $3,000 will be established at the end of this fiscal year to promote the design and construction of walking trails.
Curriculum Planning Committee
Herschel Kruger, Chair moved:
1. Changes to the English major with creative writing emphasis and the creative writing minor, including one new course. This motion carried unanimously.
2. Changes to the Studio Art major and minor, including one new course. This motion carried unanimously.
3. Eight new courses and changes to course descriptions were proposed as a group, and approved unanimously.
4. Two Topics courses were presented for information only.
Heritage Oversight Committee
Matt reported that all is going well. Subcommittee reports are available upon request. Ask Matt Borden.
Carthage Symposium Oversight Committee
Matt reported that more Carthage-symposium courses are needed for next year - which Provost Schaumberg reiterated and emphasized.
Greg Baer and Dennis Munk, Co-Chairs
Recommended that faculty members join Faculty Learning Committees.
Cathy Duffy: Textbook titles for all fall courses must be available by July 1, 2010.
Harvard Stephens: 2011 Martin Luther King Celebration Harlem Renaissance theme.
Erik Kulke: 11th Annual All-Carthage Golf Outing.
Mimi Yang: 7th International Poetry Festival
Chris Renaud: led the faculty in applause, thanking Judith Schaumberg for her service as our Dean and first Provost. Judith will continue to serve and assist until December 2010.
The meeting adjourned at 1:09 p.m.