Enrollment Services Information Requested
The Executive Vice President for Administration,
Mary Meehan, has expressed an
interest in meeting with the Executive Committee to discuss faculty
issues regarding Enrollment Services. This meeting will take place
sometime later this semester. Senators are encouraged to gather
information on faculty concerns with Enrollment Services.
These concerns may be forwarded to Roseanne Mirabella.
SHU to Join New Jersey Transfer Program
The Executive Cabinet has
decided that Seton Hall will participate in the New Jersey Transfer
Program, an electronic spreadsheet format which enables community and
four-year college students to find out how their programs articulate with
those at other institutions. Another advantage for participants is the
ability to post news about graduate school open houses and fairs.
Tom Green and Chris Kaiser have been designated the academic and tech
representatives for this project. Program directors and chairs will
soon be asked to provide current articulation information for the
In response to
questions about the report of the Task Force on Sexuality, each member of
the Executive Cabinet was asked to identify current or planned initiatives
to protect students.
here for the Letter to the Task Force.
here for the Sexual Orientation Initiatives generated by the Executive
Reduction Work Group
A workgroup consisting of representatives from the Senate and from the
Provost's office has been established to begin work on the issue of
courseload reduction. Moving to a 3/3 course load has been identified by
the Senate as an essential step in the adoption of external review for
promotion and tenure. The reduction in course load is seen by the Senate
as a reduction for scholarship. Pre-existing reductions for administrative
reassignment will be outside the scope of and will not be impacted by
course load reductions.
Stipends and TIAA-CREF
Based on a recommendation of the Compensation
and Welfare Committee, headed by Peter Ahr and Eliot Krause, the Senate
passed the following motion:
That the Faculty Senate
endorses the concept of including faculty stipends for teaching, research and
administration in the computation of the sum on which TIAA/CREF contributions
are to be made.
The motion was approved
Faculty Representation on
Board of Regents
In response to the suggestion of the Board of Regents that a slate of
three names be forwarded for consideration as faculty representative on
the Academic Affairs Committee, the Senate passed the following motion:
"Because the Chair of the Senate has been elected to represent University
faculty, and the nomination of another individual might serve to undermine the Faculty
Senate Chair's position, we recommend that the Chair of the Faculty Senate be
the representative to the Board of Regents Academic Affairs Committee.
When the Chair cannot attend a meeting, the Vice Chair of the Faculty Senate
will serve as the representative." The motion was approved unanimously.
Senate Meeting Dates 2003-2004
All faculty are invited to attend meetings
of the Faculty Senate. Meeting locations can be found on the Senate
If you have comments, questions, or suggestions
regarding the material in this newsletter, please contact Mary Balkun,
Faculty Senate Executive Secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org.