Lorrie Clemo (presiding), Michael Ameigh (recording), Mehran Nojan, Yvonne
Petrella, Shashi Kanbur, Linda Rae Markert, Rhonda Mandel, Fritz Messere, Mary
Beth Bell, Cathy Santos, Richard Skolnik, Rameen Mohammadi, Tim Nekritz.
Council welcomed Shashi Kanbur, Physics, newly appointed President's Faculty Fellow. Shashi will report to the President, will
attend President's Council meetings as well as Provost's Council as his schedule
Council discussed funding of faculty travel during the current academic
year. Travel expenditures by faculty
during 2009-2010 were reduced due to budget cutbacks. The Council will explore options for
increasing the amount of travel funds at its next meeting.
- The Council will finalize a
travel budget for faculty at its next regular meeting. The Provost’s Office
will begin to construct a ‘one-stop-shop’ web page for all faculty travel
Council discussed a draft agenda for the Academic Affairs Council meeting to be
held September 17th.
Small Class Initiative:
thanked everyone for their contributions to the successful push to add
additional sections to the fall schedule, thereby raising the percentage of
small classes available to students. This is
particularly important for retention efforts in the fall semester as students
begin their academic experience. We will
work to raise the percentage of small classes in spring beginning Spring 2011.
asked the deans to work with chairs and faculty to prioritize grant projects in
their areas that require assistance from the Research Office. The Council will discuss these at a future
Council reviewed the latest revised list of potential graduate programs
assembled by the Dean of Graduate Studies.
deans will review the list, pare it down to a manageable number of programs.
New Website Platform:
Nekritz, Director of Web Communication, demonstrated a prototype of the new
website platform, Ingeniux, which will replace the current system in the months
ahead. He indicated that website
analysis indicates 54 percent of traffic to the the campus website is to access
academic content. He further indicated
that while in the past a significant proportion of web pages were accessed from
the campus home page, half of all 'hits' now come from search engines, suggesting
that new design strategies are needed to maximize the 'user friendliness' of
the college website.
presented a proposal to change the summer session calendar to avoid overlaps in
proposal will be presented at Faculty Assembly since it is a change in the
indicated classroom technology is being assembled this week in classrooms where
it had not been installed previously.
Plans are underway for additional installations in temporary quarters as
needed while campus construction of the new science building is underway and
the elevator in Sheldon Hall is being repaired.
asked the deans to thank faculty and staff who have agreed to serve on work
groups for the Middle States review. She
reiterated that participation is considered vital service to the College and is
asked the Council to submit a list of accomplishments to be highlighted in the
President's message at the Joint Chairs meeting later this month.
- Opening reception at the Tyler Art Gallery for
artists Yvonne Buchanan and Dorene Quinn of the "One and One"
exhibition and the Sister Corita exhibition "The Joyous Revolutionary."
A gallery talk will begin at 5:30 p.m.
- Penfield Library is planning its annual
‘Display to Archives’ reception to be held in November. More information will be forthcoming.
- Free appointment calendars are available from
the American Management Association student group in Rich Hall. Faculty and students are invited to pick
one up at the display table on the main level.
- Chip Kidd, author of the ORI reading selection
‘The Learners’ will be on campus on the Wednesday, September 15th
participating in a number of events.
See the campus news events calendar for details.
- Friday is Green
and Gold Day. All members of
the SUNY Oswego community are invited to wear green and gold. An Ice cream social will begin at 12:40PM
in the quad followed by group pictures.
- A call will go out this week to departments to
propose courses to be taught during WinterSession.
- The annual College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
reception will be held this afternoon from 4-6 in the Hewitt Ballroom.
- A fleet of Xerox ColorQube multifunction
document imaging devices has arrived on campus, will be deployed
throughout the Academic Division in coming days. These machines will replace aging
copiers, printers, duplicators, fax machines, scanners, and other imaging
devices. All staff and faculty will
be able to access one or another via the campus network. Additional information will be
distributed to the division as the deployments roll out.