The Faculty Senate of Seton Hall University


Vol. 2, No. 3, November 2004

Next Core Curriculum Town Meeting

Dec. 8, 2004  1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

Refreshments will be served



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Program Review Update

Senate Proposals for Development Funds          

The Senate's Special Committee on Faculty Development, co-chaired by Nick Snow and Charles Carter, has generated a set of proposals for the $250,000 in faculty development funds made available by the provost:

1. Support for initiation of research projects and grant writing.

2. Special funding for faculty in their first three years.             

a. Faculty Development Seminars and programming; ongoing additional programming to coincide with major university events such as Petershiem Academic Exposition could be added.
b. University Teaching Fellows program. Re-activate program that has lapsed for three years. Use the same format and RFP as was done previously.
c. Special Travel funds to attend conferences without having to present a paper. Need special application, approval and reporting process.

3. Additional travel finds in the general pool.                   

4. A special grant pool for faculty to propose projects related to the scholarship of teaching and learning.       

5. Bonus for refereed journal articles, books and other forms of scholarly work.

The Senate also passed two motions in connection with the work of the committee:   

1.  Motion:  The Senate recommends to the Provost that the Faculty Development Committee continue its participation in the development of processes in the implementation for allocation of faculty development monies. 

2.  Motion: The Senate directs the Faculty Development Committee to continue its participation in the development of processes for allocation of faculty development monies. 


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Meeting Minutes   November 2004

Executive Committee Report

Senate Membership     2004-2005

Senate Committees     2004-2005



If you have comments, questions, or suggestions regarding the material in this newsletter, please contact Mary Balkun, Faculty Senate Executive Secretary, at

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 Core Curriculum Town Meeting

The first Town Meeting to discuss the proposed core curriculum was held on Friday, Nov. 12th, and was attended by Tom Lindsay, University Provost, as well as faculty from across the university.  Brief presentations by Roseanne Mirabella and Peter Ahr, co-chairs of the commmittee, were followed by an extended discussion of the proposal.  The results of the meeting will be posted on the Core Curriculum Blackboard site, along with the proposal and appendices.

The next Town Meeting will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 8th, from 1:00 - 4:00, and will focus on the Odyssey courses (by request of those who attended the Nov. 12 meeting).

All Core Curriculum materials are posted in a Blackboard course--"ZZ All Faculty" posted in the "Community" section.  Those interested can participate in discussions (click on the tab "Curriculum Discussions").


Intellectual Property Task Force to be Formed

The Senate approved a proposal of the IT Committee to establish a Special Task Force on Faculty Intellectual Property Rights. The IT Committee motion reads as follows: "The task force will report its findings and recommendations to the Faculty Senate IT Committee, which in turn will share these findings with the Compensation and Welfare and Faculty Guide Committees for discussion and consultation. When all three committees have seen and commented on the report, and the necessary changes have been made, the IT Committee will present it to the Faculty Senate as a whole. To create the task force, the Nominations and Elections committee will send out a call for volunteers. Additional members with expertise relevant to the task on hand may be included on the task force at the discretion of its members."


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The Program Review  subcommittees have been formed and have started their reviews of the 2003-04 group of programs:

Modern Languages   Fine Arts                  Art History               Graphic Design  Philosophy   Sociology Anthropology Political Science History        Psychology       English          Counseling Psychology (Ph.D.)School of Theology: 5 certificate programs, M.A.P.M., M.A. in Theology, M.Div.

The subcommittee reports must then be reviewed by the Program Review Steering Committee, which then makes its recommendations to the Senate.  Finally, the recommendations are sent to the provost, who considers them as he prepares the 2005-06 budget.   

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Senate Meeting Schedule

Dec. 3 Beck Rooms, Walsh Library, 1:30 P.M.

Jan. 14 Beck Rooms, Walsh Library, 1:30 P.M.

Feb. 4 Beck Rooms, Walsh Library, 1:30 P.M.

March 11 Beck Rooms, Walsh Library, 1:30 P.M.

April 8 Beck Rooms, Walsh Library, 1:30 P.M.

May 6 Beck Rooms, Walsh Library, 1:30 P.M.

June 3 Beck Rooms, Walsh Library, 1:30 P.M.