Faculty Senate Meeting
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Time 8:15-9:45 AM
Location: Library Fischbach Room
1. Open meeting and welcome from the Faculty Senate President.
2. Approval of the Minutes: February 10, 2016
3. Old Business/Review of Action Items from 2/10/16 meeting.
a. Professor Mark Mistur – Update from Institute Core Curriculum Implementation Committee.
b. Professors Bystroff, Bennett, Peters – Update from Ad Hoc Committee on Reviewing the Summer Arch.
c. Professors Braasch and Kaminski – Update from Ad Hoc Committee on Establishing an Ombuds Office.
d. Professors Borca-Tasciuc and Lewis – How teaching effectiveness is assessed at Rensselaer.
e. Professor Akera and Library Archivist Monger – Faculty Memorial Booklet 2015 production, Faculty Staff Memorial Service (March 30, 11am-12:30pm, C+CC), Faculty Eulogies at Faculty Senate meeting.
f. Planning and resources committee update.
g. Provost – updates on Handbook, Middle States, sabbaticals; comments on Rensselaer’s drop from Carnegie Research 1 to Research 2 Ranking.
4. New business.
a. Election Committee and upcoming elections – Professor Tichy to Chair.
b. General Faculty Meeting – Tuesday, April 12, 4-6pm.
c. Faculty Senate representative at Student Senate meetings, first Wednesday of each month, 7pm in Union Room 3602. Prof. Maniatty attended March 2 (report from Prof. Maniatty). Volunteer for April 6.
d. Other new business.