LSC CONFERENCE ROOM
Ernie DeZolt, Chair
Dick Horwath, Vice Chair
Roland Madison, Secretary
Call to Order: Chair Ernest DeZolt called the meeting to order at
Invocation: The Chair asked those in attendance to “give a silent thanks for all thing we have …” as a paraphrase of a poem by D. Elder.
· The Chair indicated that Forum meeting announcements will be posted on the Forum’s web page prior to the Forum meeting.
The Chair announced that a draft of the policy
“Misconduct in Scholarship and Grants Management Policy”
was posted on the
Forum’s web page. Mary Beadle, Dean of
· North Central Update: Elizabeth Swenson addressed the Forum. She indicated that a draft of the North Central Evaluation report will be posted on JCU’s internal web site in December. John Carroll will be visited by North Central next spring.
· CAP Proposal for a Masters of Arts in Integrated Science for Teachers – Paul Thomson made the presentation for CAPs. A copy of the proposal was attached to the Forum’s November 2003 agenda. There comments and questions from the floor. Jack Soper (Ec.& Fn.) asked why the degree wasn’t called a “Master of Science in Science” given the apparent science content of the degree. Essentially, the decision was made by the three science chair involved. Their reason was that “integrated science” was an NSF education concept. The students would conclude their study, not with a science-type experiment, but with a research project of an essay nature. Jack Soper next asked why a JCU faculty member was not in charge of the new program? The reply was that no single person in the Sciences or in Education felt they had the appropriate expertise to be in charge.
Carl Spitznagel (MT)offered the following amendment, which was seconded by Jack Soper.
Replace Section VII with:
“VII Program Governance
The program will be governed by a
committee of faculty members from the departments involved in the Math Science
Partnership program, along with a representative of the
The amendment passed by a vote of 37-0-3.
· RTS Proposal on Institutional Asistance for Family Responsibilities – a copy of the proposal was attached to the agenda. Dwight Olson (MT) indicated the proposal had been in process for two years. He said its implementation would have a cost of about $66,000 per year based on the assumptions he had used and calculations he had made. He reviewed these items for the Forum. Karen Gygli (CO) seconded the motion to put the proposal to a vote of the faculty.
(AVP) asked what Dwight Olson had found out at other universities. Dwight replied they looked at
Combined, both Frank Navratil (BSOB) and Fred Travis (HS) asked several questions. An extended discussion ensued with Dwight Olson giving responses. (NOTE: The Secretary’s hand and brain had become quite fatigued by this time.) Again, Karen Gygli indicated a second to the proposal and asked the Chair to move the proposal presented by the RTS Committee to be moved on to a vote of the faculty.
Committee on Forum Constitution - Robert Kolesar (HS) presented a Final
Finance Summary Report – Jonathan Ivec, Vice President for Finance and
Administrative Services, and Richard Mausser, Executive Director of
Finance/Controller, made their annual presentation to the Faculty Forum. Mr. Mausser began the presentation by
updating the Forum on the audited financial results for the fiscal year
2002-2003. He also presented a status
report on the funding for the
· The Forum’ Forum – JCCI Update. Since the Forum’s meeting time had elapsed, Dr. Ewing did not have the opportunity to provide his report on the Status and Update of JCCI. Please see http://www.jcu.edu/forum/reports/JCCI_2003dec.pdf for the November report prepared for the Faculty Forum.
The meeting was adjourned at
Minutes prepared by Roland L. Madison, Secretary, Faculty Forum