SENATE From the Senate Office
following statement is published in accordance with the Senate
the publication of SEC actions is intended to stimulate discussion
among the constituencies
and their representatives. Please communicate your comments to
Senate Chair Lance Donaldson-Evans, or Kristine Kelly, Box 12,
College Hall/6303, (215) 898-6943 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taken by the Senate Executive Committee
Faculty Senate Chair
Lance Donaldson-Evans opened the meeting with a brief review of
the special Executive Committee meeting. Professor Donaldson-Evans
expressed the appreciation of the Trustees for the efficient and
good work of both the Committee on Committees and the Executive
Committee. To that end, Professor Donaldson-Evans extended
the Senate's gratitude to Martin Pring, Chair of the Senate Committee
on Committees, and to his Committee for its excellent and expeditious
next provided a brief overview of items that would be on the Executive
Committee's agenda this year. Issues included the continuation
of the formation of the new Faculty Development Committee and a
review of the policies and procedures of SEC with an eye toward
updating Senate Rules and also making SEC more efficient and relevant
to faculty concerns. Another agenda item will be SEC's review
of the proposed Academic Clinician Educator Track from the School
of Medicine. This proposal is currently being reviewed by the Senate
Committee on the Faculty.
Executive Committee was then given a status report on both the
Vice Provost for Research
and Associate Provost Searches.
on Academic Planning and Budget and Capital Council
Chair Mitch Marcus reported that Capital Council had not yet
met and that Academic
Planning and Budget had met once in late August, but he was unable
to attend due to travel.
3. Nominating Committee
Kristine Kelly briefly
discussed the background of the Nominating Committee and the Executive
Committee's role in its formation. She informed SEC that they should
look for a call for nominations to come via e-mail.
4. Faculty Members
on Consultative Presidential Search Committee
faculty members of the Consultative Committee on the residential
joined SEC to hear its views on what qualities the faculty would
like to see in the next University President.
5. Town Hall Faculty Meetings for Presidential Search
Senate Chairs discussed with the Executive Committee the best
way for the Consultative
Committee to meet with faculty to hear their views on the presidential
6. Other New Business There
was no new business.