Carthage College Faculty Meeting Minutes
May 3, 2012 — 4:00 p.m.
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order by Dr. Julio Rivera at 4:05 p.m.
Ross Larson gave the Invocation.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF APRIL 5, 2012
Dr. Rivera asked for the approval of the April 5 meeting minutes. The minutes were approved.
CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT
President Campbell then came forward for his “Conversation with the President” address. This included an update of the projected enrollment for the upcoming fall term of 2012, leading to a new record enrollment at Carthage; in the range of 2,450-2,500 projected students. The President continued speaking about plans and projections for the College in terms of enrollment, the facilities, and the mission of the College. A “holistic” approach to education was at the root of the President’s message; a teaching college. Identity and direction is derived from the needs of human growth and development. The College has “momentum” given by the faculty and has grown in its reputation. A strong curriculum is another element of the identity of the College. Endowments and campus facilities were emphasized as being among the strengths of the College’s identities and directions. A surge in the amount of applications in enrollment, due to new facilities, was emphasized as well. The “larger strategic plan” in place was stressed, and now it is the responsibility of all staff to continue to enable the plan to run its course.
Julio Rivera introduced Aaron Trautwein. Motions can be found at:
Dr. Trautwein asked for a motion for the proposal to be taken as a whole package. This was seconded from the floor. Jeff Roberg offered a motion to separate motions; this was defeated. A vote was taken and the package was approved.
A motion was presented by the Humanities Division:
The motion passed.
BUDGET AND COMPENSATION
Pascal Rollet then identified a May 8th Budget & Compensation meeting.
Announcements from the floor then took place for programs, art shows, receptions, drama productions, etc.
The meeting adjourned at 4:57 p.m.
Thomas W. Wolff