Our summer meeting will be on Tuesday, June 13 from 3 PM to 4:30
PM in McComsey 101 (Myers Auditorium); refreshments are not permitted in
the Auditorium. This meeting has been scheduled in Summer Session I
because, of those faculty who teach in the summer, more teach in SSI than
in the other sessions. Annual reports of Senate standing committees are due at the May 2
meeting. I have sent a request for these reports, together with a
suggested standard format, to each chairperson.
Since our last meeting, the Provost asked me to appoint a member to the
Search Committee to fill the Associate Provost for Academic
Programs and Services position. After consulting with six individuals
(Senate officers, officer-elect, and chairs of Senate committees with
which the person filling this position is mandated to interact), I have
appointed C. Denlinger.
I have reappointed R. Clark for 1995-96 to the Vice Chancellor's
Academic Advisory Committee and have appointed S. Thompson as
Those interested in representing Senate for 1995-96 on the Academic
Computing Advisory Committee or Administrative Computing Advisory
Committee are asked to contact me by 4/17/95.
Two years ago I appointed the Policies Review Committee (K.
Brooks, W. Dorman, J. McCade, B. Schneller (chair)). With the submission
on 4/4/95 of a proposal to augment and restructure the current Student
Affairs committee, the PRC will have completed all of the items of its
chargeand has informed me that they subsequently ask to be dissolved. The
four members of PRC have my gratitutde for their effective and
The Academic Outcomes Assessment Committee and the administration have
awarded funds to the departments of Chemistry, Computer Science, and
Physics for Major Field Tests.
I have received from R. DeSouza, chair of MUNIC (M.U. Network
Implementation Committee), a report on its significant accomplishments
since its formation in 1/93 (including installation of distribution hubs,
installation of Marauder, creation of Nethelp, recommendation of AIR, and
establishment of an MU homepage) and its short and long term goals;
contact me or a MUNIC member for a copy.
As a result of communications from faculty since the last meeting, I
think it is necessary to repeat the following clarification: Since the
President requested that we consider the matter of admission to,
retention in, and completion of the major in a "holistic"
way, our recommendations will be submitted as a package when they are
complete. He will then take these recommendations under advisement; i.e.,
the usual 30-day approval algorithm will not apply. Hence, although we
recently passed recommendations on Admission to the Major and Retention
in the Major, these have not been submitted to the President; and the
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