MINUTES of Faculty Policy Council

Meeting date: October 17, 2011

Call to order: A Faculty Policy Council meeting of the College of Education was held on October 17, 2011. The meeting convened at 2:05 PM, Paul Sindelar presiding, and Dorene Ross secretary.

Members in attendance:  Bernard Oliver HDOSE, Glenn Good Dean, Paul Sindelar SESPECS, Stephen Pape STL, Cathy Cavanaugh STL, Holly Lane SESPECS, Dorene Ross STL, David Therriault HDOSE, James Mcleskey SESPECS, Diana Joyce SESPECS, Stephen Smith SESPECS, Suzy Colvin STL, Walter Leite HDOSE
Approval of minutes: Motion was made by Diana Joyce and seconded to approve the minutes of the September 12, 2011 meeting. Motion carried.


Dean’s Report-Dean Glenn Good was welcomed and introduced to the faculty members present. He provided brief remarks on his goals, plans and vision for the college. He expects to foster communication through transparency and efficiency. He is requesting forebearance from the faculty and staff as he gets up to speed. He is looking forward to working in an environment of mutual trust and respect. Bernard Oliver inquired about an initiative from the Provost’s office supporting faculty diversity. Dean Good is expecting to pursue this further at the next Provost meeting.

Action Items

Final Strategic Planning Report:

Moved by Stephen Smith that the Final Strategic Planning Report be affirmed by the F     aculty Policy Council.  Motion carried.
Committee Reports:


Budgetary Advisory Committee-James McClesky reported that this committee has met wice and is developing an agenda with Dean Good to review the budget and and make recommendations.  ,

College Curriculum Committee-Dorene Ross reported that this committee is pursuing processes to support faculty in presenting courses to the University Curriculum Committee or the University Graduate Curriculum Committee. The CCC is requesting that faculty consult with members of the CCC in each department before submitting requests to the committee. Faculty is also asked to attend the CCC meeting in which their materials will be discussed.

Diversity Committee-Holly Lane reported that Bridget Franks is the chair of the Diversity Committee. The committee intends to meet monthly.

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 2:36 PM.

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