EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
2002-2003 FACULTY SENATE
The fourth regular meeting of the 2002/2003 Faculty Senate will be held on
Tuesday, December 3, 2002, at 2:10 p.m. in the Mendenhall Student Center, Great Room.
I. Call to Order
II. Approval of Minutes
November 5, 2002
III. Special Order of the Day
A. Roll Call
C. William Muse, Chancellor
D. Tom Feldbush, Vice Chancellor for Research, Economic Development and Community Engagement
E. Bob Morrison, Chair of the Faculty
F. David Pravica, Faculty Assembly Delegate
Faculty Assembly Meeting of November 15, 2002
G. Gary Lowe, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Update on 2003 Fall Admissions
H. Rita Gonsalves and Rhonda Brown, International Programs
Student Exchange Visitors Scholars Tracking System (SEVIS)
I. Question Period
IV. Unfinished Business
Curriculum matters contained in the minutes of the October 29, 2002, University Curriculum Committee meeting.
V. Report of Committees
A. University Curriculum Committee, Dale Knickerbocker
Curriculum matters contained in the minutes of the October 24, 2002, and November 14, 2002, Committee meetings.
B. Admission and Retention Policies Committee, Jan Tovey
Proposed addition to the ECU Undergraduate Catalog, Section 5: Academic Regulations, Subsection: General Requirements for Graduation (attachment 1).
C. Agenda Committee, Catherine Rigsby
Proposed 2003-2004 Faculty Senate and Agenda Committee meeting dates (attachment 2).
D. Committee on Committees, Henry Ferrell
1. First Reading of a Revised Faculty Information Technology Committee Charge (attachment 3).
2. Revised University Athletics Committee Charge (attachment 4).
E. Educational Policies and Planning Committee, Bob Morrison
Notification of Intent to Plan a BS Program in General Engineering.
D. Unit Code Screening Committee, Ralph Scott
Revised Department of Physics’ Code of Operation.
(Report was withdrawn from agenda 11-21-02)
G. Faculty Welfare Committee, Rick Niswander
Resolution on the Proposed Parking Plan (attachment 5).
VI. New Business
ADMISSION AND RETENTION POLICIES COMMITTEE REPORT
Proposed addition to the ECU Undergraduate Catalog,
Section 5: Academic Regulations, Subsection: General Requirements for Graduation
Revise this section by adding the following text as a new paragraph in this subsection.
“The university does not award degrees solely because a student successfully completed the required courses. Violations of the student Code of Conduct, including both academic and nonacademic violations, may result in a degree not being awarded. For example, when the student has disciplinary charges pending, the degree may be withheld or the awarding of the degree may be delayed.”
AGENDA COMMITTEE REPORT
Proposed 2003-2004 Faculty Senate and Agenda Committee Meeting Dates
Agenda Committee will meet: Faculty Senate will meet:
September 2, 2003 September 16, 2003
September 30, 2003 October 7, 2003
October 21, 2003 November 11, 2003
November 25, 2003 December 9, 2003
January 13, 2004 January 27, 2004
February 10, 2004 February 24, 2004
March 9, 2004 March 30, 2004
April 6, 2004 April 20, 2004
April 27, 2004, Organizational Meeting
COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES REPORT
First Reading of a Revised Faculty Information Technology Committee Charge
(additions are noted in bold print, deletions in
1. Name: Faculty Information Technology Review Committee
7 elected faculty members.
Ex‑officio members (with vote): The Chancellor or an appointed representative, the Provost or an appointed representative, the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences or an appointed representative, the Vice Chancellor for Research or an appointed representative, the Chief Information Officer or an appointed representative, the Chair of the Faculty or an appointed representative, one faculty senator selected by the Chair of the Faculty, and one student member from the Student Government Association.
The chair of the committee may invite resource persons as necessary to realize the committee charge. The chair of the committee may appoint such subcommittees as he or she deems necessary.
3. Quorum: 4 elected members exclusive of ex-officio.
4. Committee Responsibilities:
A.The committee recommends policy related to the academic use of information
B.The committee participates in the strategic planning for the academic usage of
C.The committee reviews Information Resources Coordinating Council policy
recommendations that affect academic usage of information technology.
D.The committee represents faculty opinion on information technologies and related policies.
E.The committee pursues new University technology initiatives, reviews funding priorities, and makes recommendations as appropriate.
F.The committee reviews issues related to the academic use of information technology brought to it by faculty members.
A.The purpose of the committee is to ensure timely, informed faculty input on any Information Technology action in any area of the University that may affect significantly the University's academic mission. The committee recommends policy related to the academic use of information technology. [All Information Technology actions that affect more than one academic unit or that are initiated above the academic College or School department levels are recognized as actions that may affect significantly the University's academic mission.]
B. The committee reviews the following actions that significantly impact on the university's academic mission:
1. Proposals to plan new Information Technology initiatives, goals, standards, policies, procedures and actions or conduct pilot studies of new Information Technology initiatives.
2. Proposals from any area within the University to implement new Information Technology initiatives, goals, standards, policies, procedures and actions.
3. Proposals to revise or eliminate existing Information Technology initiatives, goals, standards, policies, procedures and actions.
4. The committee shall prepare and shall make available a format for proposals requesting permission to plan, implement, revise or eliminate an Information Technology initiative, goal, standard, policy, procedure or action.
C. The committee reviews initiatives, goals, standards, policies, procedures and actions that impact significantly on the university's academic mission.
D. The committee represents faculty opinion on Information Technology and related policies.
5. To Whom The Committee Reports:
The committee makes its recommendations to the Faculty Senate.
The committee makes recommendations to the Chief Information Officer, and reports to the Faculty Senate. At their discretion, reports are also submitted to the appropriate administrative officer(s).
6. How Often The Committee Reports:
The committee reports to the Faculty Senate at least once a year and at other times as necessary.
7. Power Of The Committee To Act Without Faculty Senate Approval:
The committee makes its recommendation to the appropriate university administrator. The committee reports its recommendations and other actions to the Faculty Senate
8. Standard Meeting Time:
The committee meeting time is scheduled for the second Monday of each month. Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed.
COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES REPORT
Proposed Addition to the Membership of the University Athletics Committee Charge
(addition is noted in bold print)
Membership: 8 faculty members and 1 student member. 5 elected by the Faculty Senate, 3 appointed by the Chancellor, and 1 student appointed by the Student Government Association. The NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative will serve as Chair. Ex-officio members (with vote): Chair of the Faculty, President of the Alumni Association, and President of the Pirate Club or their alternates. Ex-officio member (without vote but with all other parliamentary privileges): Chancellor, Director of Athletics, Assistant Director of Athletics for Student Development, Director of Compliance, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Chair of the University Academic Standards Committee; or their alternates, the President of the Student Government Association, and the President of the Student Athlete Advisory Council.
FACULTY WELFARE COMMITTEE REPORT
Resolution on the Proposed Parking Plan
WHEREAS, parking operations at East Carolina University must be self-sufficient, and
WHEREAS, the current proposal has been created based on certain assumptions among these being:
1. An oversell ratio in Zones A and B of approximately 1.1.
2. The anticipation of no changes in the parking fees for a four-year
3. Spaces reserved for those with disabilities will not change from the current plan in terms of quantity and location.
4. Enforcement practices adequate to ensure operational objectives.
5. Transportation enhancements necessary to support an increase in
6. Faculty and staff have a preference when permits are issued in Zones
A and B.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate is in general agreement with the plan proposed at the November 5, 2002, Faculty Senate meeting, and that such agreement is based on the assumptions presented in that plan, some of which are enumerated above.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate requests that the plan be modified in the following respects:
1. Provide retired faculty with a free Zone B permit in a manner similar to current practice.
2. Given the stated goal of providing readily available parking, explicitly provide that:
a. the oversell ratio in Zone A and B will not exceed a ratio of 1.1, and
b. parking fees will remain constant over a 4 year period, and
c. Zone A lots east of Founders Drive and surrounding Jenkins not be opened to other University registered vehicles until 7 pm and that all other Zone A and all Zone B lots not be opened until 5pm, and
d. the three Zone B lots at 10th Street and College Hill not be opened until 7 pm.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, responsible for Campus Operations, provide an annual report concerning Parking and Traffic matters, including parking lot shuttle services, to the Faculty Senate each year at their January meeting.