Author talk: "Outcasts United"
Warren St. John, author of this year's Oswego Reading Initiative book, "Outcasts United," will speak. The book tells the story of Clarkston, Georgia, a southern town that became a center for refugee resettlement, through the lens of a soccer team of refugee boys called "the Fugees." The book explores the difficulties the team and town face as people from a range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds are forced to live and work together. Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 315-312-2232.
Location: to be announced
Wednesday, Sept 28, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Columbus Day Open House
The Open House will include: Admissions presentations, a chance to talk with faculty, student-guided campus tours, select tours of academic facilities and an opportunity to meet with representatives from Career Services, International Education (study abroad) and Experience-Based Education (internships). Presentations regarding financial aid and first-year academic and advisement programs are also offered. Please go to www.oswego.edu/visit to register.
Location: Marano Campus Center, Main Concourse
Monday, Oct 10, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Women's Tennis vs. Utica
Location: Romney Tennis Court
Wednesday, Sept 28, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Women's Field Hockey vs Morrisville
Location: Laker Turf Stadium
Wednesday, Sept 28, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
For more information, visit http://alumni.oswego.edu/homecoming
Monday, Sept 26, 10:59 p.m. - 10:59 p.m.
Faculty Assembly Minutes September 19, 2011
Chair: Susan Camp Recorder: Stephanie Bischoping
Members Absent: M Nojan, C. McEvoy, J. Cruickshank, A. Johnson, T. Romallho, L. R. Markert, R. O'Connor, G. Parsons
The meeting was called to order at 3:07 PM.
I. Approval of Agenda
The agenda was amended to delete the approval of September 12, 2011 minutes and approved.
II. FA Chair’s Report – S. Camp
The chair began her report by reminding members that all reports, should be given in writing or sent to Steph at email@example.com and that everyone should remember to speak loudly at meetings.
She continued by saying that last spring University Faculty Senate passed a resolution that urges each campus to create a robust grade appeal process for students and a robust policy on grade change authority. The chair has talked with FAEB, Associate Provost Rameen and Provost Lorrie about this and will ask one person to draft the two policies for FAEB and Council consideration and ultimately FA and presidential consideration.
The executive committee of the UFS also passed a resolution midsummer regarding shared services and lack of faculty consultation. This will be voted on by the entire Senate at SUNY Purchase next month.
Dr. Camp has asked Personnel Policies Council to consider a by-laws amendment to give voting rights to professional staff that teach and is looking for input from the assembly.
The chair ended her report by reminding the assembly to please bring a reusable cup to meetings for your refreshing beverages.
Elected to a FA seat on Graduate Council
Shannon Pritting, Juan Perdiguero ( both 1-year terms)
Elected to FA seat on Library Council
Elected to a Non FA seat on Library Council
Elected to Non FA seat on Admissions and Student Services Council
Uyilawa Usuanlele, Victor Protsak, Juan Lamanna
Elected to Penfield Library seat on Undergraduate Curriculum Council
Elected to the School of Business seat on Undergraduate Curriculum Council
Elected to CMA seat on Undergraduate Curriculum Council
Elected to School of Education seat on Undergraduate Curriculum Council
Minjung Seo, Thomas Kubicki
Elected to the FA seat on Academic Outreach Council
Elected to the Non FA seat Academic Outreach Council
Kristen Eichhorn, Dave Valentino
Elected to FA seat on Academic Policies Council
Elected to the Humanities seat on Priorities and Planning Council
Elected to the 1-year seat on Information Technology Council
Elected to the School of Business seat on Campus Concept Committee
Elected to the School of Cinema and Media Arts seat on Campus Concept Committee
Elected to the voting or professional staff seat on Campus Concept Committee
Barbara Shaffer, Todd Graber, Allen Bradberry
Elected to a 3 year seat on Auxiliary Services Board
Elected to a School of Business seat of Writing Across the Curriculum Committee
Elected to School of Education seat of Writing Across the Curriculum Committee
IV. New Business
· Proposed Meteorology Major Changes was discussed by the assembly. This past summer the American Meteorological Society made changes requiring all meteorology students to study topics in areas including mathematics, physics, and chemistry, scientific computing, and oral, written, and multimedia communication. The meteorology department has made this proposal in an attempt to cover all of these topics in core classes. The issue of how these improvements may come at the expense of chemistry courses was discussed. After a minor change in the documentation the proposal was voted upon and subsequently passed. 38 for, 1 opposed.
· Proposed Sustainability Minor was discussed by the assembly. When designing this minor it was found that there were enough general education courses and courses in other majors which encompass the required topics so only the introductory courses would be added and an independent study would be required. The issue of hidden prerequisites was addressed as well as the issue of removing seats from the upper division intellectual issues science classes which are already at full capacity. It was decided that this proposal will be revisited at and brought back to the Assembly.
V. Reports of Councils, Committees, and Task Forces
· Personnel Policies
The art department FTE is just below 16. Departments with 16+ FTE are eligible to have two FA reps It was moved to allow Art to seat two FA reps this academic year while Personnel Policies discusses an amendment to the bylaws.
· Academic Policies Council is scheduled to meet this Friday
· Priorities and Planning
Al Stamm was elected as the chair, Cynthia Clabough serving as FA reporter, and Amanda Fenlon serving as recorder. A discussion took place about what our agenda should be for this year.
We established our meeting times for fall.
· Gen Ed
The council met at 8:00 on Wednesday morning. Jim Nicholas was reelected as leader of this body. The council agreed with the college writing staff to reduce the size of the writing sample for assessment for freshmen for a more reasonable assessment. The council gave one time provisional approval to BIO 301/GEO 402 for an Exploration in Natural Sciences credit. ANT 331 Digging up the past was sent to UCC with modest revisions to highlight things which were already present and it was brought back to GE and approved. THT 319 was not approved for the Fine and Performing Arts category and the LIT writing plan was sent back to Modern Languages and Literature.
· Information Technology Council
Mark Springston was waiting for the election for seats to be filled before calling a meeting.
· Graduate Council
Met Friday, May 6 approving many changes to the graduate course catalogue for CPS 588-Academic and Educational Assessment, CPS 589-Social, Personal, and Ecological Assessment, CPS 686- Consultation for Counslors & School Psychologists and CPS 688 -Academic & Educational Interventions provided that the same changes were made to the course outlines.
· Undergraduate Curriculum Council
The UCC has
· Undergraduate Curriculum Council
The UCC has met twice so far this semester on 8/31/11 and 9/14/11 and approved the following course proposals:
ACC 345 - Financial Statement Analysis (Update)
BRC 460 - Global Documentary Production (New)
ENG 376 - Science Fiction (New)
GLS 317 - Environmental Issues in a Global Society (New)
MAT 108 - Number Systems and Operations B (New)
THT 313 - Theatre Projections and Special Effects (Update)
THT 361 - Technical Direction (Update)
THT 366 - Computer Applications for Theatre (Update)
There have been discussions about changing the website. If members of the assembly have courses you would like to submit for spring registration get it submitted in a TIMELY manner (by October 10)
Jim Early was re-elected Chair.
The State met with UUP on September 8 and September 9 and they are continuing the proposals and trying to reach a compromise regarding the contract.
· Campus Concept Committee
Met 3 times over the summer to discuss prioritizing and phasing of the Master plan, 2013-2023. CCC will meet May 3 to meet with the CMA/ Tyler Program Study Architects. A new co-chair Casey Rameen was elected, but no one has yet been elected to report to FA.
· Assessment Advisory Committee will meet this Friday at 3:00 pm.
· General Education Redesign Task Force
Has met 4 times since the beginning of the semester. They have discussed the three draft models and are anticipating having something for the Faculty Assembly by the end of October
· Catalogue Coordinator
Change in process this year for updating the Catalogue so the department secretaries will be able to make their own changes. At some point there may be a change from a print catalogue but this decision has not yet been made.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:02 PM.