Lorrie Clemo (presiding), Michael Ameigh (recording), Mehran
Nojan, Shashi Kanbur, Linda Rae Markert, Rhonda Mandel, David King, Fritz
Messere, Mary Beth Bell, Cathy Santos, Richard Skolnik, Rameen Mohammadi.
The Council discussed academic and extra-curricular
activities to be included in a survey of service learning opportunities
available on campus. The survey is being
conducted by the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment in preparation
for submission to the Learn and Serve
Clearinghouse for possible inclusion on its President’s Higher Education
community Service Honor Roll.
Action item: provide a list
of courses designated as service learning to Mehran prior to the December 15th
The Council continued its consideration of new academic
program ideas that address regional needs and align with institutional
priorities. This discussion will continue.
The Council discussed a list of grant writing priorities
identified by deans and the Office of Graduate Studies and Research as having particular
institutional significance. It was decided to pursue these opportunities during
the current academic year.
Academic Planning and
Lorrie introduced a presentation describing a three-phase
planning process for maintaining quality curricula and for meeting competitive
challenges from other colleges and universities. These include a consultation phase, a research
phase and a vetting process that will lead to so-called ‘greenfield projects’ –
initiatives that will serve new constituencies and address urgent regional
needs not served by current programs.
The Council discussed policies regarding reassignment of
faculty from teaching to administrative and other duties. This discussion will
- Associate Provost for
Multicultural Opportunities and Programs Cathy Santos announced the Office of
Learning Support has begun publishing a monthly newsletter. Copies of the premier issue were shared with
- Graduate Dean David King
announced Graduate Studies Week is underway. The annual Graduate Fair will be
held Wednesday, October 20th.
- Dean Richard Skolnik announced
the School of Business is once again on a list of the 300 best business schools
in the United States.
- Dean Fritz Messere announced the
first program in the Ke-Nekt concert series will be held tonight in the Sheldon
Hall Ballroom. The Aviv Quartet,
featuring violins and a cello, will perform.
- The Lewis B. O’Donnell Media
Summit will be held tomorrow at 3PM in the Sheldon Ballroom. The focus will be on new media systems.
- Penfield Library director Mary
Beth Bell announced the annual Display to Archives reception will be held November
17th from 4-6 in the Lake Effect Café.