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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE GENERAL FACULTY FOR 2006-2007

Following are the minutes of the General Faculty meeting of Monday, December 11, 2006.
SAG signature
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE GENERAL FACULTY FOR 2006-2007

The regular meeting of the General Faculty for the academic year 2006-2007 was held on Monday, December 11, 2006, at 3:45 p.m. in the Main Building, room 212. President William C. Powers Jr. presided.

I.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

Minutes of the regular meeting of the General Faculty for 2005-2006, October 27, 2005, which were published as D 4603-4612, were approved by voice vote.

II.
ANNUAL REPORT OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL, 2005-2006.

Secretary Sue Greninger presented a brief overview of the annual report, which was published as D 4899-4937.

III.
DISCUSSION OF ANNUAL REPORT — None.

IV.
COMMENTS BY AND QUESTIONS TO THE PRESIDENT

Following recent practice, the president’s State of the University Address was given as part of the University’s anniversary celebration, The University at 123, on September 29, 2006. The address is reproduced in D 5051-5056.

Because questions submitted by Professor Salomon Stavchansky (pharmacy) arrived on Friday, December 8, when the president was out-of-town, it was decided that these questions would be addressed at the January 22, 2007, Faculty Council meeting. Professor Stavchansky agreed with this solution and has been invited to the January meeting. His questions are the following:
1. Where do you want to see the University in five years? What would you like your legacy to be?
2. What assumptions do we have to make to get there? For example, what kind of resources will be required and who should pay for them?
3. What kind of efficiencies will be necessary to control tuition increases?  How do we ensure equal access to the University if tuition continues to increase? Should we expect more support from the State? What is your prognosis?
4. How do we improve the process to internationalize the University and educate our students about the present and future impact of globalization on their lives and on the country?

V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS — None.

VI. REPORTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY, COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS, AND COMMITTEES.

A.

 

Committee to Nominate a Candidate for Secretary of the General Faculty.


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  Chair Golden (chair of the nominating committee) reported that Sue Alexander Greninger (associate professor, human ecology) was the committee’s choice for the secretary position. Also serving on the nomination committee were Douglas C. Burger (computer sciences), Martha F. Hilley (music), David M. Hillis (integrative biology), Alba A. Ortiz (special education), Cynthia Osborne (public affairs), and Randall M. Parker (special education).

VII. NEW BUSINESS.

A. Election of the Secretary of the General Faculty.

Chair Golden asked if there were any nominations for secretary from the floor. There being
none, she called for the vote. Professor Greninger was unanimously elected to serve for the calendar year 2007.

VIII.
REMAINING QUESTIONS TO THE PRESIDENT.

IX.
AJOURNMENT.

The meeting adjourned at 4:17 p.m.

Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on January 18, 2007. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.


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