FS110618 2.aApproved by FS 11/6/18


October 16, 2018, 3:30 pm Cascade Room

OFFICERS: Tom Hergert, Mark Jaede, Jamie Heiman, Tina Sacin

IFO BOARD: Debra Leigh, Shawn Schooley


MAJOR COLLEGE/UNIT REPRESENTATIVES: (CLA) Jennifer Tuder, Debra Japp; (COSE) Matt Julius; (HBS) Bill Hudson; (SCEE) Tony Hansen; (SHHS) Laura Finch; (SOTA) Matt Ferrell; (SOE) Steven McCullar; (SOPA) Dick Andzenge; (SS) Cindy Gruwell

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS (CLA): (ANTH) Mark Muniz; (CMST) VACANT, David Warne, VACANT; (ENGL) John Madden, VACANT, VACANT; (GENDER & WS) Mumbi Mwangi; (FORL) Masha Mikolchak; (HIST) Rob Galler; (COMM) Dale Zacher; (PHIL) VACANT; (PSYC) Jody Illies, Leslie Valdes; (SOC) Ann Finan

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING (COSE): (BIOL) VACANT, Ryan Fink; (CHEM) Christina Cama, Nate Bruender; (MATH & STAT) Ravi Kalia, Bill Branson, Michael Ernst; (PHYS) Chris Nelson


SCHOOL OF COMPUTING, ENGINEERING & ENVIRONMENT(SCEE): (AHS) Alan Srock; (CSIT) Amos Olagunju, Andy Anda; (ECE) Timothy Vogt; (ETS) Tony Akubue; (MME) Julianna Zhao

SCHOOL OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES (SHHS): (CSD) Teri Estrem; (COUN & PSYC) Martin Guo, Trae Downing; (GERO) Rona Karasik; (Kinesiology) Giovanni Antunez; (NURS) Amy Hiller-Listerud, Roxanne Wilson; (SW) Patience Togo Malm

SCHOOL OF THE ARTS (SOTA): (ART) Julie Baugnet; (MUS) Kristian Twombly, VACANT; (TH & FS) Jeffrey Bleam

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION (SOE): (CFS) Fati Zarghami; (ELHE) Rachel Friedensen; (HURL) Semya Hakim; (SPED) Jennifer Christensen; (TDEV) Jennifer Jay, Yun Claire Park

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS (SOPA): (CJS) VACANT; (ECON) Eungmin Kang; (GEOG & PLAN) Aspa Rigopoulou-Melcher, VACANT; (POL) Shoua Yang, Linda Butenhoff

SPECIAL SERVICES (SS): (AS) Geoffrey Tabakin, Steven Anderson; (ATHL) Gretta Arvessen, VACANT; (CONT STUDIES) VACANT; (COUNS) Steve Jenkins;(UL) Robin Ewing, Jo Flanders


1.) Call to order at 3:37 pm


2.) Act on Minutes

a.) Faculty Senate minutes of October 2, 2018 (FS101618 2.a)

Motion to approve Faculty Senate minutes of October 2, 2018, and all actions included—(Fink/Zarghami). Passed


b.) Executive Committee minutes of September 25, 2018 (FS101618 2.b)—filed.

c.)  UCC minutes of October 4 & 11, 2018 (FS101618 2.c.1-2.c.2)—motions below under New Business.

d.) International Studies Committee minutes of October 4, 2018 (FS101618 2.d)—motions below under New Business.


3.) Treasurer’s Report—in the last Faculty Senate minutes.


4.) Consent Agenda

a.) Strategic Enrollment Management Steering Committee (5 at-large reps/FS101618 4.a)

·         Sara DeVos (SW/SHHS)

·         Mark Jaede (HIST/CLA)

·         Cari Kenner (Academic Learning Center/SS)

·         Stacy Martig (MATH Skills/SS)

·         Tracy Ore (SOC/CLA)

b.) Contingent Appointment Faculty Executive Committee Representative (1 spot/2019): Jill Zasadny (ENGL/CLA/Adjunct)

c.)  FA Liberal Education Committee (SOPA Rep/2019): David Switzer (ECON)

d.) International Studies Committee special appointment (SOE/2019): Geoffrey Tabakin (AS/SS)

Motion to approve the Consent Agenda—(Finch/Fink). Passed


5.) Special Elections

a.) NextGen Project Transition Management Team (1 at-large spot/statements on ballots/FS101618 5.a):

·         Cari Kenner (Academic Learning Center/SS) 7 votes

·         Kannan Sivaprakasam (CHEM/COSE) 17 votes

·         Janet Tilstra (CSD/SHHS) 22 votes


6.) Call for Additional Agenda Items—“Gee I thought this was a full-time job” (Hansen)


7.) Announcements

a.) Grievance Update—no update today.

b.) Provost and President Meeting Updates—brief update given.

c.)  Marla Kanegieter-Wildeson announced a candidate forum for tomorrow which has been announced on SCSU Announce.


8.) Unfinished Business

a.) EC recommendation from 9/25/18 and Geography & Planning’s support statement to UCC for the original curriculum proposal, attached (FS101618 9.b)—guest David Wall (GEOG&PLAN) spoke opposed to the UCC recommendation.

Motion to table the recommendation until next faculty senate can read the whole proposal—(Ernst/Finch). Call for division: In favor: 11; Opposed: 20+. Failed

Motion to table until next Faculty Senate and the Faculty Association will send out the recommendation for faculty to review—(Tabakin/Fink). Passed

Motion to refer the Social Studies Education Response from UCC minutes of April 26, 2018, without recommendation, to Faculty Senate:

From UCC April 26, 2018 minutes:

This request was not approved. UCC would like to reaffirm the statement from the last denial about the lack of depth in this program. “Social Studies teachers are hired to teach courses in several disciplines (history, political science, economics, geography, and behavioral sciences). In the current Social Studies Teaching program, the core courses give students a broad, but shallow, education in these disciplines. Students then choose a specialization in one of the disciplines for further depth. It is the opinion of UCC that all teachers need sufficient depth in some academic area. The current proposal further generalizes an already general program and allows students to graduate without sufficient depth in any area. It does not appear to effectively serve student needs.” UCC respectfully requests that all Social Studies units and Deans work together face-to-face to resolve their differences in the Social Studies emphasis. Please reconsider diminishing the lengthy list of electives. Tabled 10/2 until 10/16. Tabled 10/16 until 11/6.


9.) New Business

a.) Proactive Conversations Pertaining to University Issues (standing EC item)—no visitors today.

b.) UCC motions from October 4 & 11, 2018 minutes

·         October 4, 2018 UCC motions. Passed

·         October 11, 2018 UCC motions. Passed

c.)  International Studies Committee motions from October 4, 2018 minutes. Passed

d.) “Gee I thought this was a full-time job” (Hansen)—to be discussed at the next Faculty Senate meeting.

10.)Adjournment at 4:30 pm

Submitted by Polly Chappell,
FA/IFO Union Office Operations Coordinator