Faculty Senate Executive Committee Meeting Minutes Monday September 23, 2013 Please email corrections to Faculty.Senate@nau.edu 1. Call to Order/Acceptance of Agenda Astrid Klocke/Consent Item Faculty Senate (FS) President Astrid Klocke called the meeting of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee (FSEC) to order at 3:03 pm in room 200 of Cline Library. She announced President Haeger will not be in attendance and moved to amend the agenda. A motion was made to approve the agenda as amended. The motion passed. Those Present: Shadow Armfield, Kate Ellis, Bruce Fox, Laura Huenneke*, Astrid Klocke, Phil Mlsna, Karen Sealander, Claire Shonaerts (appeared telephonically), Cathy Small, and Shayla Woodhouse for Mackenzie Mastrud*. David Bousquet, Cyndi Banks, David Camacho, Laurie Dickson, Ding Du, Melissa Griffin, Ro Haddon, Denise Helm, Gae Johnson, Dan Kain, Cynthia Kosso, Alexa Krueger, John Masserini, Karen Pugliesi, Connor Scheuer, Robert Till, and Melissa Welker. 2. Approval of Minutes Astrid Klocke/Action Item Astrid presented the minutes of the August 26, 2013 FSEC meeting for approval. A motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes. The motion passed. 3. Faculty Senate President’s Report Astrid Klocke Astrid shared the following: She is looking for a liaison from the FSEC to attend the ACC meetings as an ex-officio. Bruce Fox said he would do this. Jennus Burton will appear at the October 7th FS meeting to present information on various campus construction projects on campus. The AFC Breakfast with the regents will take place this Friday. Invitations have gone out to the Regents, the university presidents, the FSEC, senators, and chairs of key university committees. Rather than a formal presentation, she has prepared talking points on the theme of Student Success. 4. Committee/Council Reports Committee/Council Chairs Bylaws Committee o Past Chair of the Bylaws Committee, Gae Johnson presented once again the recommendations of the bylaws committee and called for a motion to endorse the recommendations. A motion was made to endorse the recommended changes to sections 4.11 of the bylaws and 1.21 of the constitution. The motion passed. This will now be placed on the October 7th FS agenda as an action item. ACCA o Chair of the Advisory Council on Curriculum and Assessment (ACCA), John Masserini presented their proposed charter. He explained why the task force was formed and why this charter will help stream line the curriculum and assessment processes. The charter address their mission; goals; membership meetings and reporting process. Discussion followed. It was decided that the bylaws committee will review hot to categorize this task force and how to move forward. Follow up on SETE o The SETE discussion last month brought raised concerns among the faculty. Astrid will send out an email to all senators to seek feedback from their constituents and share those 2 with the FSEC through Kate Ellis. Kate will assemble the concerns and prepare a response to those concerns at the October 7th FS meeting. 5. Student Learning Centers Melissa Welker Melissa Welker, Director of Educational Support, presented information on the various support initiatives they offer including learning centers, in-hall tutoring, the math achievement program and academic success workshops. She also presented examples of faculty partnerships they have developed. She will present this information to the faculty senate on October 7th. It is her goal to make faculty aware of their services in order to help students succeed. 6. Enhancing Excellence in Teaching and Learning Bruce Fox Bruce Fox, Chair of Liberal Studies Committee, presented a proposal of curricular expectations and redesigned of campus processes. This proposal is meant to be vetted to many different groups across campus for feedback. A lengthy discussion followed. At this time the committee would like to bring it before the full senate for feedback. It will also be vetted through the University Curriculum Committee, the University Graduate Committee, the University Assessment Committee, the Academic Standards Committee, and the Liberal Studies Committee. 7. Student Health Advisory Committee(SHAC) NAU/Tobacco Free Connor Scheuer/Alexa Kreuger ASNAU SHAC representatives Connor Scheuer and Alexa Kreuger presented a PowerPoint regarding the NAU Tobacco Free campaign underway. A discussion followed. They will present this information at the October FS meeting for feedback from faculty. 8. Report from the President No Report President Haeger 9. Report from the Provost Provost Huenneke Provost Heunneke reported on the following: This week ABOR will vote on the principles they will use to run the search for a new NAU President. Regents Myers and Leonard will chair the search. She noted that President Haeger has met with the Regents to discuss qualities suitable to NAU’s needs they might consider. ABOR will hear presentations on NAU’s FYLI program related to the student success initiative; a presentation on what makes NAU unique; and the President’s approach to financial sustainability. Her office is working on a plan for staff and faculty raises to take effect in January which will include the exemplary performer piece. Dan Kain his working on gathering information on what criteria various units used in making this determination to glean insight into any challenges incurred and innovations used last year. 10. Old Business / New Business / Announcements None. Astrid Klocke 11. Adjournment Astrid Klocke /Action Item There being no further business, Allen adjourned the meeting at 5:09 pm.