The Faculty Senate of Seton Hall University


Vol. 3, No. 9,  June 2006

School of Theology Program Approved


                                                                      Calendars Approved for 2008-09 and 2009-10



Core Curriculum Changes

 The Senate approved the   Seminary’s Theological Education for Parish Services Program, referred to as STEPS.  According to the application, this is "a graduate level certificate program designed in collaboration with Education for Parish Services (EPS) for the education and formation of lay students for pastoral ministry.  STEPS is a part of the Institute for Christian Spirituality, which received a grant in December of 2004 from the Lilly Endowment, Inc.  This grant was part of the 'Making Connections' initiative promoting excellence in pastoral ministry.  STEPS goal is to bring professional education and formation to our lay staff and volunteers involved in pastoral ministry."

There was some concern about adequate library holdings to support the program, and the Senate voted to approve with the proviso that the APC obtain Library approval or be provided evidence thereof by June 30, 2006 and forward it to the Executive Committee.  This evidence was subsequently provided to the Executive Committee.








Upon the motion of the Committee the Senate passed the recommendation of the Committee, with 4 opposed and one abstention, to change the reading day to April 30, 2009 and to adopt the 2008-2009 Academic Calendar.

The motion of the Committee concerning the 2009-2010 Academic Calendar was adopted unanimously.


Provost Search Committee

It was duly moved, seconded and adopted, with one abstention, that the Nomination, Elections, and Appointments Committee hold an election for members of the Provost Search Committee which is to consist of three faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences and two members from the other South Orange Campus colleges.



Meeting Minutes   June 2006

Executive Committee Report   June 2006

Senate Membership 2005-2006

Senate Committees 2005-2006


[Template developed for the Faculty Senate by the TLTC.]






The Faculty Senate approved two motions of the Core Curriculum Committee:

Motion #1:


Revise proposal for core to include two signature courses to be taken by all students with the requirement that all students take a course in their junior year (in or outside their major) that is specifically tailored to be a follow-up to the themes developed in the first two courses.   


The motion of the Committee was moved and adopted with one abstention.


Motion #2:


Implement the full new core curriculum with the freshman class of 2008. 

This motion of the Committee was moved and adopted with one opposed and one abstention.