February 3, 2005

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Approved 4-7-05



February 3, 2005

Present:  Bresler, DeJong, Gossain, Larabee, Melakeberan, Peterson; Others: Harrison, Hunt, Wright

Absent:   Daddow, Hlasny, Hughes, Ogden, Smith

Meeting was called to order with a quorum at 3:22 p.m.

1.  Agenda approved.

2.  Minutes for January 21, 2005 were approved.

3.  Elections:

Executive Committee of Academic Council

Need more nominations for ECAC at-large ballot.  The current ECAC at-large nominees are Abeles, Gossain (added during meeting), Potchen and Weber.  The extended deadline is February 11th and once we have more names for the ballot UCAG will vote for approval of the slate via e-mail.

Discussion ensued on faculty apathy and lack of names on ECAC ballot.  How can we motivate people to participate?  Should we videotape Faculty Council meetings to increase visibility and give credit for participation?  Larabee suggested we make a recommendation to Faculty Voice at next week’s meeting.

University Awards Committee (Distinguished Faculty Awards)

The following slate of candidates were nominated:  Bence, Cloud, Keller, Shimizu, Junttonen, and Sollenberger (with Punch & Boster as alternates).

Slates for both committees approved by UCAG.

4.  Faculty Voice

UCAG was invited to Faculty Voice meeting from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, February 10th.  Larabee cannot attend, but Peterson agreed to represent UCAG.  Faculty Voice is reviewing governance and faculty input at other institutions. (For example:   MSU has no budget or planning committees).  Peterson presented a proposal from AAUP making recommendations for faculty input.  Recommendations included the creation of standing committees on planning and budget to be created.

How might Faculty Council and Academic Council be changed to encourage more activity by faculty members?  Should it be chaired by a faculty member rather than the President?  Possible use of a campus cable channel was also discussed.

5.  Process of Scheduling Special Meetings

Postponed until the March 3, 2005 meeting.

6.  UCAP Liaison Representative to Athletic Council

Postponed until the March 3, 2005 meeting when we will have a response back from Professor Kasavana.


Respectfully submitted,
Christina DeJong

Standing Committee Date: 
Thursday, February 3, 2005 - 3:22pm
Minutes Status: