The fourth regular meeting of the 2006/2007 Faculty Senate will be held on

Tuesday, December 5, 2006, at 2:10 p.m. in the Mendenhall Student Center, Great Room.




  I.           Call to Order


II.                      Approval of Minutes


November 7, 2006            


III.           Special Order of the Day


A.    Roll Call


B.    Announcements


C.    Steve Ballard, Chancellor


D.        Jim Smith, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs 

E.         Mark Taggart, Chair of the Faculty


F.         Patricia Anderson, Co-Chair

Centennial Celebration Committee  


G.    Question Period


 IV.         Unfinished Business


Edson Justiniano, Chair
Brief Interim Report from the Ad Hoc Committee on Yardley Research Group Draft Report

V.                   Report of Committees


A.    Academic Standards Committee, Linda Wolfe

                        Recommendation of SECS 1000 to receive Social Science Foundation Credit.

B.    Agenda Committee, Mark Sprague 

        Proposed 2007-2008 Faculty Senate and Agenda Committee meeting dates                       

        (attachment 1).


C.    Educational Policies and Planning Committee, Dale Knickerbocker  
Request for Authorization to Establish a New Distance Education Degree Program in Business Education with a concentration in Communication Technologies, College of Education (for information only).


 D.    Faculty Information Technology Review Committee, Karl Wuensch

         Online University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs


E.    University Curriculum Committee, Janice Neil

1.   Review of Liaison Pilot Program  (attachment 2)

2.   Curriculum matters contained in the minutes of the November 9, 2006, Committee meeting.           



      VI.      New Business




Attachment  1.   





Proposed 2007-2008 Faculty Senate and Agenda Committee Meeting Dates



Fall 2007 University Calendar                  Spring 2008 University Calendar

August 22

Classes Begin

January 11

Classes Begin

September 3

State Holiday

January 21

State Holiday   

October 13 - 16

Fall Break

March  9 - 16

Spring Break

November 5 - 9

Early Registration

March 21

State Holiday

November 21 – 25

Thanksgiving Break

March 31– April 4


December 5

Classes End

April 28

Classes End

December 7 - 14


May 1 - 8




Agenda Committee will meet:         Faculty Senate will meet:

August 28, 2007

September 11, 2007

September 25, 2007

October 9, 2007

October 23, 2007

November 6, 2007

November 20, 2007

December 4, 2007

January 15, 2008

January 29, 2008

February 5, 2008

February 19, 2008

March 4, 2008

March 18, 2008

April 8, 2008

April 22, 2008


April 29, 2008

Organizational Meeting





Attachment 2.



Review of Liaison Pilot Program



In a memorandum of March 21, 2006, Professor Rigsby, then Chair of the Faculty, requested that the

University Curriculum Committee review its Liaison Pilot Program and report to the Faculty Senate on the status of that program.


Misunderstandings of roles appear to have generated some frictions in the Program’s early days, but it now appears to be universally understood that the individual liaisons are not to constitute an extra layer of approval.  Liaisons are not in place to be ‘deciding curriculum matters’ for their units, but are trained to facilitate the preparation of proposals and the necessary associated documentation. 


This is the third year of University Curriculum Committee’s use of the liaison model.  It has been the experience of the committee that curriculum matters brought to the committee are rather more straightforwardly dealt with when they have been prepared with the help of the assigned liaison.  When the necessary materials are properly prepared and protocols properly followed, the handling of their proposals by the committee is much more straightforward, and time is better used for all concerned.


The option to bring curriculum matters before the committee without the involvement of the assigned liaison remains available.  Faculty who wish to bypass the liaison process can access submission procedures at the University Curriculum Committee’s website at: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/fsonline/cu/curriculum.cfm .  All of the necessary forms and guidelines are available there.  Academic unit liaisons will be available to answer any remaining questions.


It is the consensus of the University Curriculum Committee that the Liaison Model be continued as a regular part of the University Curriculum Committee protocols.