Present: Bozak, Kay, Knowles, Nichols, Shaffer
* Minutes of November 14 were reviewed.
* Gerry Oliver, International Education, says he'd be "tickled to give the
web site contribution a kick at the can."
* The NSSE was discussed. The question was raised as to when it will be next
administered. Bozak checked with Institutional Research and learned that both
the NSSE and the FSSE will be administered during the Spring 2008
* The discussion over the pledge continued, reviewing the interactions with
classes. Bozak also presented to an OLS preceptor class and it was
discussed there, too. Students expressed concerns that the pledges were either
too specific or not specific enough, coming down in support more in line with
the "not specific enough" is good school of thought. Too prescriptive
sounds too legalistic and too paternalistic.
"On my honor" was roundly condemned by the women in Helen's class as
being too Girl Scout-like.
The contribution (edited) by Helen's students:
"As a member of the SUNY Oswego community, I will maintain the highest
standards of honesty, intellectual integrity, and personal responsibility."
was viewed as a good compromise. Barbara noted that this pledge was
HIP (Honesty, Intellectual integrity, Personal responsibility). Even the
notion of fitting it on a pen was solved by simply printing the HIP
* Barbara and Jim shared the American Library Association Code of Ethics,
reminding us of our homework to find our discipline's code of ethics and
submitting the URL along with a personal reflection on the code for use in our
educational website (under construction).
* Bozak will update the Provost with two memos on the pledge and the
AAC&U Core Values pledge. He will also present this along with the
results of the integrity survey to the Provost AAC meeting next week.