1. Members Present:
Secretary: Crotty, Pat (Health Science/Nursing)
Senators (FS) by Division:
Business/Technology: Fox, Brad;
Health Science/Nursing: Andreaco,
Library: Laura Vaughn
(Total Senators present = 22)
2. Approval of Agenda -- Motion to Approve Agenda was made. Agenda was unanimously approved.
of Minutes -- Motion to Approve Minutes of the
4. Treasury Report –Safdie reported $34.35 had been spent on a recognition plaque.
5. Parliamentarian Report. Safdie reported that no parliamentarian had been selected, yet.
Reports – Committee representatives reported no new changes had taken place
in their committees since the previous faculty senate meeting. Betty Denison,
of Academic and Curriculum Council committee volunteers.
Curtis Currie: Humanities
Patricia Crotty: Health Science/Nursing
George Meghabghab: Business/Technology
Jill Denton: Math/Science
Lil Gomezdelcampo: Social Science
8. 24/7 Building Access: Loretta Friend discussed building access with FS. The FS requested that FSP to summarize its request for 24/7 access and send the request to Loretta Friend.
9. CTAT Developments: Steve Ward gave updates on Idea rooms, WebCT, classroom equipment problems, and resources available in the CT area at the Harriman Campus. He also gave a brief presentation about the Luminous project. He presented issues about this project and how it may affect faculty and students.
10. Motion to approve a study of travel time equal office hour equity. (Mover: Arthur Lee) Approved unanimously. A volunteer task force was formed to study the issues involved the travel time equals office hour issue. Members of the volunteer committee are Robert Safdie, Pat Wurth, Arthur Lee, and Saeed Rahmanian.
11. Motion to invite administrative representative to discuss mileage compensation offered to adjunct faculty. (Mover Bill Schramm) Motion was unanimously approved.
During the discussion concern was raised that current
compensation of adjuncts may be inadequate in light of increases in travel
costs over the past several years and in particular the past several months.
Schramm clarified that the increase in mileage reimbursement did not apply to
adjunct faculty and the intent of the motion was to raise the issue of adjunct
faculty travel reimbursement. The Senate is further concerned about the
potential loss of adjunct faculty should they determine that current mileage
compensation places them in a position of subsidizing
12. Administrative Promotions and Support Staff
Motion was made to request that RSCCs’ chief administrators authorize an administrative and secretarial salary equity study. (Mover Schramm) Motion tabled to be brought up again at the October 21st meeting.
FSP reported that Dr. King has been asked to speak on the
issue of administrative promotions at the October 21st meeting.
13. Motion to approve meeting dates for
During the discussion Betty Denison suggested the January
2006 meeting be moved to Professional Development day when all faculty are in
Harriman. After some discussion the proposed schedule was approved without
changes. The question "why are faculty returning on January 10th when
classes do not start until
14. Motion to approve annual calendar agenda. See agenda attachment III, Item 12. Motion was tabled to the October 21st meeting.
During the discussion Don Lanza presented a handout named “Issues
Meeting was adjourned at approximately .
Patricia Crotty, MSN APRN BC