The Faculty Senate of Seton Hall University


Vol. 2, No. 2, September 2004






                       SENATE MOTIONS PASSED

The Faculty Senate passed several motions at its Sept. 10 meeting:

The first was a motion in response to an agenda item about the teaching load of Faculty Associates, currently 5/5, in comparison to the teaching load of tenured and tenure-track faculty on campus.   The matter was remanded to the Compensation and Welfare Committee.   

The second motion was from the Senate Executive Committee and asked that an Ad Hoc Committee on Academic Freedom be created to investigate the process that was used in academic freedom cases that emerged on campus last year.

The third was also a motion of the Executive Committee, asking that the APCCC investigate the status of initiatives related to academic integrity on campus and report at the October meeting of the Faculty Senate. 

All three motions were approved unanimously.

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 Roseanne Mirabella, President of the Faculty Senate, gave her annual address at Faculty Convocation outlining the Senate's achievements and its plans for the coming year.  Click here for her remarks.


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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      Program Review Subcommittee Members   Needed

The Program Review Steering Committee is asking faculty to volunteer to serve on one of the subcommittees needed to review this year's group of programs.  Subcommittees typically review either one large or two to three small programs, and the work will be completed this semester.

In addition to new members, a representative from each program reviewed last year is expected to serve on a subcommittee this year.  Chairs and directors of those programs have been contacted, as have those who served on a subcommittee last year.

Anyone interested in being part of this important process is asked to contact Peggy Greene, Program Review Committee co-chair. (


         Senate Meeting Schedule

Sept. 10  Kozlowski 111  This meeting will begin at 12:00.

Oct. 1 Beck Rooms, Walsh Library, 1:30 P.M.

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.



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Dr. Thomas Lindsay, Provost and Executive VicePresident, greeted the Faculty Senate at its first meeting of the new academic year.  Dr. Lindsay wished the Senate well in its work and looked forward to working together in the upcoming year.                  


Reorganization Approved

The restructuring of the Communications Department, approved by the APCCC last semester, was also approved by the full Senate at its Sept. 10th meeting.  The reorganization creates focuses on four areas:   Communication Studies (which focuses primarily on oral communication), (ii) broadcasting and visual media, (iii) journalism and public relations, or (iv) theatre and performance.   


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Meeting Minutes   September 2004

Executive Committee Report

Senate Membership     2004-2005

Senate Committees     2004-2005