The Faculty Senate of Seton Hall University


Vol. 2, No. 2, October 2004






                       SENATE MOTIONS PASSED

The Faculty Senate passed several motions at its Oct. 1 meeting:

a.  The Nominations and Elections Committee is charged to solicit volunteers for the University Community Standards Board.

b. That the chairs of the Compensation and Welfare, Faculty Guide, and IT Committees meet and consider a plan for addressing the issue of a university policy on intellectual property.

c. That a $100 Program Review preparation fee be made available to each department/program undergoing review to help in the preparation and copying of materials and other miscellaneous costs associated with this process.

d.  That the APCCC be allowed to conduct business and discuss issues with 40% of its membership present at meetings, but that votes be done electronically or at a subsequent meeting, and that they still require a majority of the membership.

e. That the Senate ask the Nominations and Elections committee to conduct an election electronically in which Senators are requested to rank order the nominees for the 3.7.d committee, with those getting the lowest totals to be elected to the committee and the rest be made alternates in rank order. 

f. That the Executive Committee pursue clarification of the matter of process regarding Audiology with the provost.

g. That the Senate formally receive the draft report of the Core Curriculum Committee.    

In addition, the question was raised about Senate representation for the School of Nursing, which now has a number of additional faculty.  The Faculty Guide Committee will determine when the issue of Senate representation was last reviewed, and whether it needs to be revisited this year.



Meeting Minutes   October 2004

Executive Committee Report

Senate Membership     2004-2005

Senate Committees     2004-2005



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Paintings: Pieter Brueghel, the Elder




 New Core Curriculum Draft Released

The plan for a university core curriculum was presented to Msgr. Robert Sheeran and Provost Lindsay at the Oct. 1 Senate meeting. 

The presentation was made by Peter Ahr, co-chair of the Senate Core Curriculum Committee.  The Senate formally accepted the draft later in the meeting. 

The next steps in the passage of the core include a series of town meetings and department visits to promote discussion of the core proposal, as well as pursuit of two related items: reduction of the graduation requirement to 120 credits and a flat rather than a per-credit tuition policy.   

   Flowers in a Stoneware Vase  hhhhhh


Senate Meeting Schedule

Nov. 5 Beck Rooms, Walsh Library, 1:30 P.M.

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.






Core Town Meetings Scheduled

Two town meetings have been scheduled in order to give the university community an opportunity to discuss the proposed core curriculum. 

Nov. 12th      12:00-3:00 p.m.

Dec. 8th   12:00-3:00 p.m.

The agenda will be the same at both meetings, including small and large-group discussions and brief presentations about the core process and the various components.  The location of the town meetings will be announced shortly.  

Faculty Development Monies Available

Thomas Lindsay, university provost, announced at the Senate meeting the availability of an additional $250,000 in Faculty Development funds, and asked for suggestions about the possible uses of these funds.  The Senate's Special Committee on Faculty Development, chaired by Nick Snow, has been directed to look at the issue and forward suggestions to the provost.