January 17, 1997
Jean Poulard suggested that students receive a faculty advisor upon admission. The Chancellor responded that this has been discussed with Student Affairs and that a letter soliciting faculty volunteers was distributed, however response was low. Several faculty commented that they could not recall such a letter.
Resolution seems weak and focuses on the wrong thing.
Reallocations seem to go from undergraduate programs to graduate programs and this inversion of the educational pyramid is dangerous and disconcerting.
Faculty should balance academics not budgets.
This is really an outgrowth of a 1996 Survey and Curriculum Committee action and does focus on social work. There were other programs last year, ie: the Masters in Accountancy, that were approved without faculty input.
We should look to the future and anticipate future demand, not lock ourselves into being an undergraduate university only. We can't just protect the status quo.
Following discussion, the resolution was passed.
Are the faculty members totally unrepresented? There are three At-Large members of the Executive Committee.
Since Medical Education has the largest faculty, it is possible that the Department will monopolize the position.
Could the amendment be amended to include language that would rotate the position among the departments? No, the existing amendment would have to go back to the Constitutional Revision Committee for changes.
Following discussion, it was agreed to forward the Amendment for a formal vote.