The Faculty Senate of Seton Hall University


Vol. 4, No. 6  February 2007





Faculty Guide Amendments        




Core Committee Requests Submission of Revised College Cores

As part of its ongoing effort to implement the forthcoming university core, the Core Curriculum Committee asked the Senate to approve the following resolution; it passed with one negative vote:


The Faculty Senate requests the heads of the faculty governance bodies of the several undergraduate schools and colleges to forward to the secretary of the Senate by March 1, 2007 copies of their approved general education requirements for entering freshmen of 2008 and following years as modified to align with the new University Core Curriculum.










Important Links


Meeting Minutes Draft February 2007


Executive Committee Report February 2007


Senate Membership 2006-2007


Senate Committees 2006-2007












The Faculty Senate adopted and sent to the Provost the following changes to the Faculty Guide.


Change to Faculty Guide re: Composition of Department Rank & Tenure Committee

Whereas the Faculty Guide is silent on the composition of the department rank & tenure committees and should not be,

Be it resolved, the Faculty Senate approves the addition of section (c) to Article 5.4:

5.4       Composition of Rank and Tenure Committees

c.      Composition of a department Rank and Tenure committee is determined by the faculty of the department, but in no case shall any member of a department Rank and Tenure Committee hold a probationary appointment, vote on a promotion to a rank higher than his/her own rank, vote on his/her own promotion, or have a  conflict of interest.  The faculty of each department shall adopt by‑laws governing the conduct of the department Rank and Tenure Committee; a copy of the by‑laws shall be on file in the Office of the Provost and shall be made available to the college or school Rank and Tenure Committee, and the University Rank and Tenure Committee.

Old:  Please see current Article 5.4 a. and b.


Amendment to Faculty Guide re: Library Contract

Whereas the library faculty should be treated the same as other South Orange faculty under the Faculty Guide with respect to academic year and hours requirements,

Under 7.2 General Faculty Responsibilities,

Sections (c) and (d) should be deleted.

[Please see current sections (c) and (d)]

Article 3.3.c. should be deleted and the word "deleted" inserted in its place. 


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







  The Faculty Senate submitted the following resolution to the Provost to be forwarded to the Executive Cabinet, the Board of Regents and other applicable University budget committees for appropriate action:

The Faculty Senate asks that, in order to be able to plan appropriately for the academic enterprise, the Provost have full participation in the planning and development of the entire university budget, including access to all budget documents, access to the completed budget, and access to the current financial reports of the entire university throughout the fiscal year. 




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