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Taken by the Senate Executive Committee
September 18, 2002
Professor Mitchell Marcus reported that new officers were published
in Almanac on September 3, 2002. The Chair then discussed
agenda items for the coming year, summarizing his Welcome message
in Almanac, also on September 3, 2002. Professor Marcus informed
the Committee that both the President and Provost are scheduled
to attend SEC meetings throughout the year. It was suggested that
Committee members forward possible topics for discussion with the
President and Provost to Kristine Kelly at email@example.com.
Chair's Report on Academic Planning and Budget Committee and
Capital Council. Professor David Hackney reported that
there has been one meeting of the Academic Planning and Budget Committee
this semester. For Capital Council, Professor Hackney provided background
information on the Council, and informed the Committee that three
meetings have already been held. He emphasized that the deliberations
of both groups are largely confidential, and that therefore his
reports would be limited.
Science Institutional Review Board. Professor Larry Gross,
Co-chair of the Working Group on Human Subjects Research in the
Sociobehavioral Sciences, presented the working group's report.
Professor Marcus inquired about next steps. Professor Gross explained
that the report was published For Comment in Almanac on September
3, 2002, and requested that any comments and/or suggestions be forwarded
to Vice Provost for Research Neal Nathanson. After the For Comment
period ends, Professor Gross is hopeful that the administration
will move to implement the group's proposals. Professor Marcus
also suggested that Professor Gross be copied on comments forwarded
to the Vice Provost for Research.
Task Force. Professor Jerry Rosenbloom, Co-Chair of the
Retirement Task Force, presented the Task Force's final proposal.
Professor Rosenbloom provided background on the committee's
origins and discussed the committee's recommendations, which
are outlined in its report, published in Almanac on September
10, 2002. Professor Marcus explained that the Retirement Task Force
Report will now be sent to the Senate Committee on Administration
for its review, and then forwarded to the Senate Executive Committee
Lauren Steinfeld, Chief Privacy Officer, and Rick Whitfield, Vice
President for Audit and Compliance, presented the University's
current initiatives on privacy and future planned efforts.
Business. There was no new business at this time.
Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 6, October 1, 2002