Planetarium Show: "A Trillion Planets!"
Astronomers now believe the stars of the Milky Way galaxy could have about a trillion planets. Planetarium Director Scott Roby explores other known planetary systems using new 3D models in updated software. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Free, including parking in the Centennial Drive lot (E17) or Washington Boulevard lot (C8). 315-312-2790.
Location: Room 223, Shineman Center
Sunday, May 28, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Rice Creek Ramble
Family-friendly naturalist-led walk. Participants should dress for the weather and call 315-312-6677 on the morning of the hike to check trail conditions. Program size is limited, unable to accommodate groups. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Free.
Location: Rice Creek Field Station
Saturday, June 3, 11 a.m. - noon
Wrestling vs. RIT Dual Meet
Location: Max Ziel Gymnasium
Sunday, Nov 12, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Faculty Assembly Minutes September 12, 2011
Chair: Susan Camp Recorder: Stephanie Bischoping
Members Absent: M. Nojan, C. McEvoy, A. Diddi, M. Ryniker,The meeting was called to order at 3:10 PM.
I. Approval of Agenda
The agenda was approved as distributed.
II. Approval of May 2, 2011 Minutes
The minutes were approved as distributed.
III. FA Chair’s Report – S. Camp
The chair began her report by welcoming everyone in attendance and introducing the new FA clerk, Stephanie Bischoping. She reminded everyone to speak loudly in order to be heard in the new venue.
During the final meeting last May, FA approved a process for governance consultation prior to program deactivation or discontinuance. This is in reaction to the Faculty Senate Resolution and the Chancellor’s agreement that consultation must occur and meet our procedures. (see form) http://www.suny.edu/provost/academic_affairs/ProgramProposalGuide.cfm. President Stanley has not approved the consultation procedure and promises to provide revised wording to be considered by FA.
She continued by announcing that she met with several members of APC, Grad Council, Undergraduate Curriculum Council to discuss the emerging philosophy on what should be required of various new academic programs such as combined BA/Graduate degrees. The discussion will continue during the fall semester. In addition Dr. Camp has asked the Personnel Policies Council to consider a by-laws amendment to give voting rights to professional staff that teach. Adjunct professors who teach for six consecutive years are able to vote, but there is no amount of time after which professional staff who teach are able to vote.
*Elected to Vice Chair of the Assembly
*Elected to FA Seats on Personal Policies Council
Margaret Ryniker, Sandy Moore
*Elected to Non-FA Seats on Personal Policies Council
Elizabeth Schmitt, Richard Metzgar
*Elected to FA Seat on Academics Policies Council
Steve Abraham, Sue Fettes
*Elected to CLAS Humanities Seat on General Education Council
*Elected to School of Business Seat on General Education Council
*Elected to the FA Seat on Information Technology Council
*Elected to Non-FA seat on Information Technology Council
*Elected to the FA seat on the Graduate Council
Tania Ramalho, Linda Rae Markert
*Elected to the Non-FA seat on the Graduate Council
Fehmi Damkaci, Damian Schofield
The meeting was adjourned at 3:57 PM.