Pullout: Report of the Provost's Committee on Distributed Learning


SENATE From the Senate Office

Actions Taken by the Senate Executive Committee

Wednesday, April 15, 1998

A special meeting was called to discuss three Faculty Senate Committee reports.

1. Committee on the Faculty Chair William Harris summarized the work of the committee and its subcommittees on intellectual property and non-standing faculty. He noted that the subcommittee on retirement and benefits would complete its work next year. Professor Harris proposed six recommendations that were moved, seconded and accepted by SEC. The full text of the report will appear in a future Almanac.

2. Committee on Students and Educational Policy Chair David Williams presented the annual committee report incorporating reports of the subcommittee on education, management and reward; the subcommittee on education practices; and the subcommittee on distance learning. Discussion was carried over to the next meeting.

3. A report from the Senate Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility was deferred to the April 21 meeting.

4. The chair reminded SEC members of the special meeting on Tuesday, April 21, 1998. The agenda will include continued discussion on the Committee on Students report as well as draft recommendations from the Committee on the Economic Status of the Faculty. The final meeting of the academic year is scheduled for Wednesday, May 6, 1998.

Almanac, Vol. 44, No. 30, April 21, 1998