December 3, 2009
A meeting of the University Council was held on Thursday, December 3, 2009, at 3 p.m. in the Founders Room of the Siegel Center, located at 1200 West Broad Street.
The following members and alternates were present:
Officers: Dr. Michael Rao, Chair; Acting Vice Chair; Dr. Laura J. Moriarty; Ms. Elaine S. Abernethy, Recording Secretary; and Mr. David L. Ross, Parliamentarian.
Administration: Dr. Cecil Drain, Dr. David Urban, Dr. Victor Yanchick, Dr. F. Douglas Boudinot, Ms. Cynthia H. Andrews, Mr. John M. Bennett, Dr. Francis L. Macrina, Ms. Sue A. Messmer, Dr. Sheldon M. Retchin, Dr. Henry G. Rhone, and Mr. Peter L. Wyeth.
Faculty: Dr. Dianne F. Simons, Dr. Christian Von Howard, Dr. George E. Hoffer, Dr. Philip R. Olds, Dr. Joan Pellegrini, Dr. Brent Arnold, Dr. Gabriel Reich, Dr. Krzysztof Cios, Dr. Frank Gupton, Dr. Linda A. Corey, Dr. Micah McCreary, Dr. Marilyn Miller, Dr. Helen Ruth Aspaas, Dr. Charlotte C. Morse, Dr. Theodore D. Chung, Dr. Glenda U. Palmer, Dr. Joanne Peart, Dr. David Fauri, Ms. Teresa Doherty, and Ms. Yuki D. Hibben.
Classified staff: Mr. Jose G. Alcaine, Ms. Beverly Beaver, Ms. Melanie Boynton, Ms. Delores Collier, Ms. Coronda Lee, Ms. Lori Floyd-Miller, and Ms. Pam Mason.
Students: Mr. Roberto Celis, Mr. Ta’Shawn Lyle, Ms. Adele McClure, Mr. Gabriel Walker, and Ms. Jennifer Barber.
Guests: Ms. Rhonda L. Bishop, Mr. Richard Bunce, Ms. Cathleen Burke, Dr. Morton Gulak, Dr. Fred Hawkridge, Ms. Velma Jackson-Williams, Dr. Charles Klink, Ms. Pam Lepley, Dr. Napoleon L. Peoples, Dr. Reuban Rodriguez, Dr. David C. Sarrett, Ms. Delores Taylor, and Dr. Richard Toscan.
Dr. Rao welcomed Council members. The minutes of the November 5, 2009, University Council meeting were approved.
A Draft Policy: Reporting Suspected Noncompliance/University Related Misconduct and Protection from Retaliation was presented. Mr. Bunce discussed the background of the policy and recent amendments. A general discussion followed with Mr. Bunce and Ms. Bishop responded to questions. A motion was made and seconded, with one abstention, to approve the draft policy.
A Proposal to Change the Name of the Office of International Education to The Global Education Office was presented. Dr. Toscan discussed highlights of the proposal and responded to questions.
A Proposal to Establish a Master of Sustainable Community Design Degree Program was presented. Dr. Gulak discussed highlights of the proposal and responded to questions.
Dr. Moriarty noted that the above proposals were “for information only” and will be brought back to University Council for approval.
The Report of the President was presented. Dr. Rao discussed various items, to include stimulus funding and access to faculty and students. A general discussion followed with Dr. Rao responding to questions.
A Budget Update was provided. A general discussion followed with Mr. Bennett responding to questions. Mr. Walker asked that the administration be mindful and provide justification for any increases if the need to raise tuition arises.
On behalf of the School of Business faculty, Dr. Hoffer, questioned why the summer school pay policy is being changed without faculty input.
The meeting adjourned at 4:05 p.m.