Executive Committee Report - May 2006

Recent events have made it apparent that there is no mechanism in place for dealing with academic integrity involving the faculty (there are two cases pending at the moment).  This is not mentioned in the Guide,  nor is there a structure in place for addressing this problem when it arises.  The Executive Committee recommends that an Ad Hoc Committee on Academic Integrity  be created to look into this situation, research what happens at other institutions, and report to the Faculty Guide Committee by the October 2006 meeting.

The Executive Committee also recommends that the Senate recommend to the Provost that he reconsider the decision to terminate the agreement with the Celtic Theater for use of the Theater-In-the-Round until that facility officially closes. 

The provost has requested updated c.v.'s from all faculty members.  The Executive Committee would like to recommend that all updated c.v.'s be posted in the Faculty profile database.  However, before doing so we would like to know if there are any objections from the body. 

The title of the provost on the home page no longer contains the word "interim."  However, it is clear in the Faculty Guide that the selection of a provost must include the input of the faculty.  We would like the body to take up this matter and decide what the response of the Senate should be. 

Relevant Sections of Faculty Guide:

13.1.d:  There shall be faculty participation in the selection of the president and executive vice president.

13.2.a:  For the selection of the chief academic officer, five (5) faculty members elected by the full-time faculty of the South Orange campus as defined in Article 1 (three from the ballot list of Arts and Sciences nominees and two from the ballot list of nominees from the remaining academic units) who shall constitute no fewer than fifty (50) percent of the voting members of the search and screen committee. The two members elected from the non-Arts and Sciences list must be from different academic units.


Respectfully submitted,

Mary Balkun, Chairperson