Millersville University, Faculty Senate
Meeting of the Faculty Senate
September 21, 2010

The meeting was called to order at 4:08 p.m. All departments were in attendance except Business Administration, History, and Special Education.

I. Minutes of previous meeting

II. Proposed Courses and Programs

III. Report of the Faculty Senate Chairperson

IV. Report of the Student Senate President

V. Report of the Graduate Student Association

VI. Report of the Administrative Officers

VII. Reports of the Faculty Senate Standing Committees

VIII. Reports of the Faculty Senate Special Committees

IX. Faculty Emeritus

X. Grade submission deadlines

Senator Rosenthal expressed concerns from English about the shortened deadline for grade submissions this fall: exams and projects extend to Saturday but grades are due Tuesday. She highlighted the difficulty of grading large numbers of term papers or essay exams especially with larger class sizes. Dr. Burns indicated that the scheduling issue is related to the need to notify students of academic warnings by mail in time to allow them to submit appeals. A comment was made about whether the common calendar could be challenged to address such issues. Dr. Burns noted that there may be some extension of winter break in the future. A more rapid notification method was suggested, but students are already notified both by e-mail and postal service. It was suggested that the 4-day exam schedule might be implemented in the fall semester to complete exams by Friday. It was noted that there isnít a way to notify faculty about students at risk who would need more rapid grading. Faculty who face significant difficulty in meeting the deadline may contact their dean to request an extension.

XI. Other/New Business

Meeting was adjourned at 5:28 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Aimee L. Miller
Secretary of the Senate

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