Lorrie Clemo (presiding), Michael Ameigh (recording), David
King, Mehran Nojan, Yvonne Petrella, Shashi Kanbur, Linda Rae Markert, David
Bozak, Fritz Messere, Mary Beth Bell, Cathy Santos, Richard Skolnik, Rameen Mohammadi,
Graduate Program Initiatives for 2010-11:
The Council resumed its discussion of recent graduate
program initiatives. David King, Dean of
Graduate Studies and Research, presented a list of 14 programs that are now authorized
to enroll students. Another 16 are in
various stages of development or review by faculty governance.
Action Item: This discussion will resume at the next Provost’s
Guidelines on Assigned-time Activity:
Mehran Nojan, Director of Institutional Research and
Assessment, presented a draft document designed to serve as a guide for
assigning faculty to administrative duties or scholarship activities in lieu of
teaching. It was suggested that
inconsistencies exist across departments as to how reassignments are made and
that a guide would be useful to department chairs and deans.
Action Item: Mehran will revise the document in light of the
discussion and bring to Provost’s Council for approval.
Follow-up to Academic Affairs Summit:
Chairs, deans and directors will meet Tuesday to follow up
on discussions held at the Academic Affairs Summit held at Fallbrook Lodge
August 24th. A significant
amount of feedback has been received from departments and is being compiled in
- The Lewis B. O’Donnell Media
Summit will be held October 14th in Sheldon Hall.
- The new campus website is
expected to debut October 1st.
- The ALANA conference,
sponsored by ALANA and International Education and Programs, is underway
this week. Festivities will culminate
with performances by Sol y Canto
and the Sweet Plantain Quartet.
- The Division of Extended
Learning is working on an initiative that would make intensive courses
available in two-week sessions in May immediately following the end of the
- SUNY Deans of Education
will meet at Old Westbury next week.
- The Taskforce on the MBA
online project has recommended the program go forward.
- Penfield Library will be
the site of a ‘Banned Books Reading’ Wednesday, September 29th
at 3PM in the Lake Effects Café. All are invited.
- The SUNY Oswego Symposium
on Learning and Teaching will be held October 1st and 2nd
in the Campus Center.
- The deans and the Provost
will meet with Priorities and Planning Council on October 15th.