The Faculty Senate made the following changes to its ByLaws
XVIII. Executive Committee.
The Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate shall consist of the Chair, the
Vice-Chair, the Executive Secretary, two other Senators from faculty units other
than those of the three officers, and the immediate past Chair of the Faculty
Senate who shall be a nonvoting member of the Executive Committee.
VIII. Chair. The Chair shall
preside at all Faculty Senate Meetings and all plenary meetings of the faculty
and shall vote to break ties votes; shall be an ex-officio member of all Faculty
Senate committees; shall be the chair of the Executive Committee; shall be the
principal liaison between the Faculty Senate and other governance units on the
South Orange campus; and shall be the major representative of the Faculty Senate
and the faculty of the South Orange campus to the university administration.
With other members of the Executive Committee, the Chair shall prepare an annual
report on the Faculty Senate and its activities for circulation to faculty and
administration, including information on administration response to Senate
proposals and recommendations. Upon the election of the Chair's successor,
the Chair shall become the immediate past Chair of the Faculty Senate and shall
serve as a nonvoting member of the Executive Committee until a subsequent Chair
shall fulfill that position.
XVI. Proxy voting. Absentee
or proxy voting is not allowed at a
meeting of the Faculty Senate or its committees. However, a Senate
committee may provide for voting electronically by e-mail or other
New Faculty Senate
King Mott, Chair [College of Arts &
Beth Bloom, Vice-Chair [University
Robert E. Shapiro, Executive
Secretary [School of Business]
Members At Large;
Ann Marie Mauro, [College of
Ann Marie Murphy, [School of
Diplomacy & International Relations]
The Faculty Senate
adopted and sent to the Provost the following proposed changes to the Faculty Guide.
Change to Faculty Guide
Whereas, the current Guide
provisions regarding interpretation do not account for the existence of the
Whereas, the Guide provisions regarding interpretation should account for the
existence of the Faculty Senate,
resolved, the Faculty Senate proposes the following changes to Article 15.1 as
official requests for interpretation of
the Faculty Guide shall be communicated to the chair of the
Faculty Senate. If the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate agrees
that the Guide provision(s) require(s) interpretation, the chair of the Faculty
Senate shall refer the matter to the chairperson of the
Faculty Guide Committee, who shall convene said committee to discuss the
chair of the Faculty Guide Committee shall forward the committee's
interpretation to the Faculty Senate. When the Faculty Senate approves an
interpretation, the Faculty Senate will forward the interpretation to the
Provost. If the Provost agrees with the interpretation,
such interpretation shall be stated in a letter of understanding, signed by both
the chair of the Faculty Senate and the Provost
and sent to all full‑time members of the faculty.
In the event
agreement is not reached under l5.lb, the university or the
Faculty Senate may initiate fact‑finding
procedures using panelists, as in article 14.6b operating under the rules of the
American Arbitration Association. The university shall bear the expenses and
fees of the fact‑finder. The findings of this fact‑finder with respect to the
interpretation under question shall be recommendatory and shall be transmitted
in writing to the provost and to the chair of the
Faculty Senate within thirty (30)
calendar days after the close of hearings.
requests of the provost for interpretation of the Faculty Guide shall be
communicated to the chairperson of the Faculty Guide Committee, who shall
convene said committee to discuss the question(s).
agreement on an interpretation is reached by the committee and the provost, such
interpretation shall be stated in a letter of understanding, signed by both
parties and sent to all full‑time members of the faculty.
the event agreement is not reached under l5.lb, the university or the Faculty
Guide Committee may initiate fact‑finding procedures using panelists, as in
article 14.6b operating under the rules of the American Arbitration Association.
The university shall bear the expenses and fees of the fact‑finder. The
findings of this fact‑finder with respect to the interpretation under question
shall be recommendatory and shall be transmitted in writing to the provost and
to the chairperson of the Faculty Guide Committee within thirty (30) calendar
days after the close of hearings.
Meeting Minutes Draft May,
Executive Committee Report
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The Faculty Senate
approved and sent to the Provost the proposed MACPC On-Line Program and
its attendant certificates in the College of Arts and Sciences to be adopted by the
Upon motion duly made, seconded and unanimously
approved the Faculty Senate requests the President of Seton Hall University to
sign and forward on behalf of Seton Hall University the "Talloires
We, the presidents, rectors, and vice chancellors of universities from all
regions of the world are deeply concerned about the unprecedented scale and
speed of environmental pollution and degradation, and the depletion of natural
Local, regional, and global air and water pollution; accumulation and
distribution of toxic wastes; destruction and depletion of forests, soil, and
water; depletion of the ozone layer and emission of "green house' gases threaten
the survival of humans and thousands of other living species, the integrity of
the earth and its biodiversity, the security of nations, and the heritage of
future generations. These environmental changes are caused by the
inequitable and unsustainable production and consumption patterns that aggravate
poverty in many regions of the world.
We believe that urgent actions are needed to address these fundamental problems
and reverse the trends. Stabilization of human population, adoption of
environmentally sound industrial and agricultural technologies, reforestation,
and ecological restoration are crucial elements in creating an equitable and
sustainable future for all humankind in harmony with nature.
Universities have a major role in the education, research, policy formation, and
information exchange necessary to make these goals possible. Thus,
university leaders must initiate and support mobilization of internal and
external resources so that their institutions respond to this urgent challenge.
FACULTY SERVICE MEDAL
The Faculty Service Medal for 2007 was presented to Monsignor Liddy by the Chair, Mary Balkun and the President, Monsignor Sheeran.
All Faculty who wish to
serve on a Senate Committee should contact the Senate Chair, King Mott, or the
Senate Executive Secretary, Robert E. Shapiro.