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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

 

Following are the minutes of the special Faculty Council meeting of May 6, 2002.


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John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty

 

MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING OF
MAY 6, 2002

 

The first meeting of the voting members of the 2002-2003 Faculty Council was held in Room 212 of the Main Building on Monday, May 6, 2002, at 2:15 P.M. Michael H. Granof (accounting), chair of the 2002-2003 Council, presided.

ATTENDANCE.

Present: Lawrence D. Abraham, Brigitte L. Bauer, Gerard H. B³hague, Daniel A. Bonevac, Jennifer S. Brodbelt, Joanna M. Brooks, Neal M. Burns, Johnny S. Butler, Michael J. Churgin, Alan K. Cline, Ann Cvetkovich, Donald G. Davis, John R. Durbin, Kenneth Flamm, Alan W. Friedman, John C. (Jack) Gilbert, Michael H. Granof, Sue A. Greninger, Lita A. Guerra, Marvin L. Hackert, Julie Hallmark, Barbara J. Harlow, Kurt O. Heinzelman, Sharon D. Horner, Raymond Bert "Rusty" Ince III, Julie R. Irwin, Judith A. Jellison, Katherine Ann King, Anastasia "Stacey" Kounelias, Arthur B. Markman, Dean P. Neikirk, Melvin E. L. Oakes, Bruce P. Palka, Elmira Popova, Esther L. Raizen, Linda E. Reichl, Charles R. Rossman, Diane L. Schallert, M. Michael Sharlot, David B. Spence, David W. Springer, Janet Staiger, Sarah Elizabeth Tierney, Janice S. Todd, Mary F. Wheeler, Darlene C. Wiley, James R. Yates, Michael P. Young.

Absent: Kamran S. Aghaie, Urton L. Anderson (excused), Begona Aretxaga, Daniela Bini, David G. Bogard (excused), Melba M. Crawford (excused), John D. Downing, Linda Ferreira-Buckley, Charles N. Friedman (excused), James D. Garrison, Carl T. Haas, Archie L. Holmes (excused), Joseph M. Horn, Martin W. Kevorkian, Elliott W. Kruppa, Amarante L. Lucero, Edward W. (Ted) Odell, Melissa L. Olive (excused), Eric C. Opiela, David M. Parichy, Anna Coons Pyeatt, David J. Saltman, Mark R. V. Southern (excused), Salomon A. Stavchansky, Sharon L. Strover, John M. Weinstock.


Voting Members:
48
present,
26
absent,
74
total.


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I.
REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE TO NOMINATE FACULTY COUNCIL OFFICERS FOR 2002-2003 (D 1968-1969) — Michael H. Granof.

The members of the nominating committee were Michael Granof (accounting, chair), Patrick Davis (pharmacy), Linda Ferreira-Buckley (English), Bruce Palka (mathematics), and Cynthia Shelmerdine (classics).

Before introducing the nominees, Professor Granof, chair of the 2002-2003 Council, made several observations about the Council. "The Council is the conscience of the University. Our role is to defend and positively assert its values, to protect free speech and other aspects of academic freedom, to uphold academic standards and promote excellence in teaching and research, to assure that resources are wisely spent, and to elevate the overall quality of academic life. Recently, one of the deans expressed a commonly held view: I stopped attending meetings of the Council, he said; they never do anything. And he got it wrong. Like a fire department, the Council is in fact most effective when it is seemingly doing nothing. When it is able to prevent fires, rather than to fight them. We work best when we have a cooperative relationship with the administration, not an adversarial one. So, if our meetings are tedious, and deal primarily with routine matters, then so much the better."

A. Election of the Chair-elect.

The committee nominated Marvin L. Hackert (chemistry and biochemistry) and Maurice M. Sharlot (law). There were no other nominees. Professor Hackert was elected by secret ballot.

B. Election to the Executive Committee of a member from the Faculty Advisory Committee on Budgets.

The committee nominated Michael J. Churgin (law) and Dean P. Neikirk (electrical and computer engineering). There were no other nominees. Professor Neikirk was elected by secret ballot.

C. Election to the Executive Committee of a member from the Faculty Welfare Committee.

The committee nominated Urton L. Anderson (accounting) and Jennifer S. Brodbelt (chemistry and biochemistry). There were no other nominees. Professor Brodbelt was elected by secret ballot.

D. Election to the Executive Committee of a member from the Educational Policy Committee.

The committee nominated Melba M. Crawford (mechanical engineering) and Diane Schallert (educational psychology). There were no other nominees. Professor Crawford was elected by secret ballot.

 
II.
ADJOURNMENT.

The meeting adjourned at 2:30 P.M.


Distributed through the Faculty Council web site on July 18, 2002. Copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.