Faculty Senate Agenda: September 10, 2021

September 8, 2021

Faculty Senate Agenda

September 10, 2021

Purdue University Northwest Faculty Senate

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.


[We will set up Zoom link for those with auto-immune issues or who are excused in advance by Kim Scipes (kscipes@pnw.edu). Without this, your vote will not be counted). 

Zoom link will be transmitted by Thursday.

September 6, 2021—Apologies for late transmission due to Labor Day!

AGENDA: September 10, 2021

  1. Determination of quorum.
  2. Call to order.
  3. Approval of the agenda for today. Any additions?
  4. Approval of the minutes from August 20, 2021.
  5. Remarks by the Senate Chair (K. Scipes)
  6. Remarks by the Chancellor (T. Keon)
  7. New Business:
    • Curriculum Documents Approval (L. Artz)
  8. For Action:
    • FSD 21-02: Nominations & Awards Committee can appoint people to Founders’ Day Award Committee if Colleges don’t act.  Approved for action. (T. Elmendorf)
  9. Discussion Items:
    • FSD 21-03: Further discussion of reducing of Senate size. (T. Elmendorf)
    • FSD 21-04: P & T Committee members can vote via Zoom as long as they are present for the discussion of the Candidate’s case. (T. Elmendorf)
  10. For Information:
    • Senate membership: Rob Hallock replaced John Spores (Psychology)
    • Senate membership: Dave Nalbone replaced Neeti Parashar (at large).
    • Senate membership: Need replacement from School of Education and Counseling for Geoff Schultz.  UPDATE?
    • A Gen Ed nominee can’t make any meetings this semester—must be replaced.
    • SAT/ACT as admission requirement—sent to Ed Policy for further discussion, and to consult with Office of Admissions
    • Civics Requirement: Tom Roach consulting with Political Science/Economics/History/World Languages Dept on how to proceed.
    • Budget Committee to Become a Standing Committee? Referred to FAC.
    • Form 36: Should we recognize extra efforts regarding equity, diversity, inclusion in quest for promotion?  Referred to FAC.
  11. Report from the West Lafayette Senate (V. Quinn/C. Morrow)
  12. Remarks by the SGA President (O. White)
  13. Open discussion (as time permits).
  14. Adjournment—see next page.

Committee room assignments: As has been the practice of the PNW Faculty Senate, standing   committees will meet directly following the conclusion of the PNW Faculty Senate meeting.

Nominations Committee:  SULB 305

Curriculum Committee: SULB 301

Ed Policy Committee:  SULB 307

Faculty Affairs Committee:  SULB 262

Gen Ed & Assessment Committee:  NILS 213

Student Affairs Committee:  NILS 240