Meeting of April 5, 2019

1:00 pm

Beck Rooms

Agenda

1. Sign in for quorum

2. Call to order

3. Communications from Interim Provost Dr. Karen Boroff

a. Responses to Resolutions

i. Memo re: Opposition to the Potential Changes in the OGRE, CFD, and IRB

ii. Memo re: Approval to the Online Ed.S in Education Leadership

iii. Memo re: Approval of the Faculty Senate Motion re: Adjunct Compensation

iv. Memo re: Walsh Library Art Gallery and Companion Resolution from the College of Arts and Sciences 

b. Impact of Carnegie Classifications on News Rankings

4. Approval of agenda

5. Approval of the draft minutes of the March 8, 2019 meeting

6. Executive Committee report

7. Reports of standing and special committees

a. Academic Facilities Committee report

b. Calendar Committee report

i. Proposed Calendar for the Academic Year 2021-2022

c. Compensation and Welfare Committee report

i. Response to the Provost’s Response to the Adjunct Compensation Resolution

d. Faculty Guide and Bylaws Committee report

i. FIRST READING: Revised Article 6 of the Faculty Guide

e. Graduate Studies Committee report

f. Instructional Technology Committee report

g. Library Committee report

h. Program Review Committee report

i. University Core Curriculum Committee report

8. Committees with no reports

a. Academic Integrity Policy Committee

b. Academic Policy Committee

c. Faculty Development Committee

d. Grievance Committee

e. Nominations, Elections, and Appointments Committee

9. Committee Motions

a. Faculty Guide and Bylaws Committee

i. FIRST READING: Revised Article 6 of the Faculty Guide

10. Old Business

11. New Business

12. Communications

13. Adjournment

Meeting of March 8, 2019

 

1:00 pm

Beck rooms

Agenda

1. Sign in for quorum

2. Call to order

3. Communications from Interim Provost Dr. Karen Boroff

a. Fall 2018 Full-Time Freshman Profile

b. Responses to Resolutions

i. Memo re: Approval of MA in Applied Behavioral Analysis

4. Approval of agenda

5. Approval of the draft minutes of the February 15, 2019 meeting

6. Executive Committee report

7. Reports of standing and special committees

a. Academic Policy Committee report

i. MOTION: To Approve the MS in Data Science Program

b. Compensation and Welfare Committee report

i. MOTION: To Approve the resolution regarding the inequity of $1000 promotion raises given to Faculty Associates.

Whereas Faculty Associates and Lecturers serve an important function for the University, specializing in teaching and service, serving larger teaching loads than tenure track and tenured faculty;

Whereas those promoted to the rank of Senior Faculty Associate have served for a minimum of 10 years and gone through two formal rank and tenure processes;

Whereas Faculty Associate salaries lag behind those of other faculty because they were not adjusted adequately or at all in the last two salary studies;

In order to achieve compensation parity with ranked faculty in their disciplines, be it resolved that those promoted to and those currently holding Senior Faculty Associate or Senior Lecturer positions should receive promotion raises based on the same formulae as other faculty promoted to Associate Professor in their colleges.

       c. Faculty Guide and Bylaws Committee report

d. Graduate Studies Committee report

e. Instructional Technology Committee report

i. Draft of SHU Email Calendar Document Sharing Policy

f. Library Committee report

g. Program Review Committee report

9. Committees with no reports

a. Academic Facilities Committee

b. Academic Integrity Policy Committee

c. Calendar Committee

d. Faculty Development Committee

e. Grievance Committee

f. Nominations, Elections, and Appointments Committee

g. University Core Curriculum Committee

10. Committee Motions

a. Academic Policy Committee

i. MOTION: To Approve the MS in Data Science Program

b. Compensation and Welfare Committee

i. MOTION: To Approve the resolution regarding the inequity of $1000 promotion raises given to Faculty Associates.

Whereas Faculty Associates and Lecturers serve an important function for the University, specializing in teaching and service, serving larger teaching loads than tenure track and tenured faculty;

Whereas those promoted to the rank of Senior Faculty Associate have served for a minimum of 10 years and gone through two formal rank and tenure processes;

Whereas Faculty Associate salaries lag behind those of other faculty because they were not adjusted adequately or at all in the last two salary studies;

In order to achieve compensation parity with ranked faculty in their disciplines, be it resolved that those promoted to and those currently holding Senior Faculty Associate or Senior Lecturer positions should receive promotion raises based on the same formulae as other faculty promoted to Associate Professor in their colleges.

11. Old Business

12. New Business

13. Communications

14. Adjournment

Meeting of February 15, 2019

1:00 pm

Beck rooms

Agenda

1. Sign in for quorum

2. Call to order

3. Communications from Interim Provost Dr. Karen Boroff

a. Responses to Senate Resolutions

i. Memo re: Approval of Two Changes to Strategic Communications MA Program 

              ii. Memo re: Approval of Faculty Guide Interpretations of Article 10

4. Approval of agenda

5. Approval of the draft minutes of the January 25, 2019 meeting

6. Executive Committee report

7. Reports of standing and special committees

a. Admissions Committee report

b. Compensation and Welfare Committee report 

i. MOTION: To Approve the resolution regarding an increase in adjunct stipends.

Whereas research conducted by the Compensation and Welfare Committee demonstrates that most Seton Hall adjuncts are paid well below those teaching at our local peer and competitor schools;

Whereas equitable adjunct compensation ensures that the University can hire the most qualified instructors;

Whereas regular increases in the adjunct stipend rate make more budgetary sense than increases done periodically;

Be it resolved that the adjunct stipend rate across the University be increased to a minimum of $1500 per credit for adjuncts with a terminal degree, and $1200 for adjuncts with an MA.

Further, the adjunct stipend should be adjusted annually to account for cost of living increases.

       c. Faculty Guide and Bylaws Committee report

i. SECOND READING: Revised Version of Article 4 of the Faculty Guide

d. Graduate Studies Committee report

       e. Instructional Technology Committee report

f. Program Review Committee report 

9. Committees with no reports

a. Academic Facilities Committee

b. Academic Integrity Policy Committee

       c. Academic Policy Committee

d. Calendar Committee

       e. Compensation and Welfare Committee

f. Faculty Development Committee

g. Grievance Committee

       h. Library Committee

i. Nominations, Elections, and Appointments Committee

j. University Core Curriculum Committee

10. Committee Motions

a. Compensation and Welfare Committee

i. MOTION: To Approve the resolution regarding an increase in adjunct stipends.

Whereas research conducted by the Compensation and Welfare Committee demonstrates that most Seton Hall adjuncts are paid well below those teaching at our local peer and competitor schools;

Whereas equitable adjunct compensation ensures that the University can hire the most qualified instructors;

Whereas regular increases in the adjunct stipend rate make more budgetary sense than increases done periodically;

Be it resolved that the adjunct stipend rate across the University be increased to a minimum of $1500 per credit for adjuncts with a terminal degree, and $1200 for adjuncts with an MA.

Further, the adjunct stipend should be adjusted annually to account for cost of living increases.

b. Faculty Guide and Bylaws Committee

i. SECOND READING: Revised Version of Article 4 of the Faculty Guide 

11. Old Business

12. New Business

13. Communications

14. Adjournment

Meeting of January 25, 2019

1:00 pm

Beck rooms

Agenda

1. Sign in for quorum

2. Call to order

3. Communications from Interim Provost Dr. Karen Boroff

a. Responses to Senate Resolutions

i. Memo re: Minor in Medical Humanities 

b. Information on R2 Carnegie Class

i. Memo to Cabinet on Carnegie Class Changes

ii. 2018 Carnegie Class New Catholics to Doctoral 

      c. National Survey of Student Engagement 

4. Approval of agenda

5. Approval of the draft minutes of the December 7, 2018 meeting

6. Executive Committee report

7. Reports of standing and special committees

a. Admissions Committee report

       b. Faculty Guide and Bylaws Committee report

i. FIRST READING: Revised Version of Article 4 of the Faculty Guide

              ii. SECOND READING: Revised Version of Article 5 of the Faculty Guide

c. Graduate Studies Committee report

       d. Library Committee report

e. University Core Curriculum Committee report

9. Committees with no reports

a. Academic Facilities Committee

b. Academic Integrity Policy Committee

       c. Academic Policy Committee

d. Calendar Committee

       e. Compensation and Welfare Committee

f. Faculty Development Committee

g. Grievance Committee

       h. Instructional Technology Committee

i. Nominations, Elections, and Appointments Committee

       j. Program Review Committee

10. Committee Motions

a. Faculty Guide Committee

i. FIRST READING: Revised Version of Article 4 of the Faculty Guide

              ii. SECOND READING: Revised Version of Article 5 of the Faculty Guide

11. Old Business

12. New Business

13. Communications

14. Adjournment

Meeting of December 7, 2018

1:00 pm

Beck rooms

Agenda

1. Sign in for quorum

2. Call to order

3. Communications from Interim Provost Dr. Karen Boroff

4. Approval of agenda

5. Approval of the draft minutes of the November 2, 2018 meeting

6. Executive Committee report

7. Reports of standing and special committees

a. Academic Policy Committee report

i. MOTION: To approve the changes to the MA in Strategic Communication Program

       b. Academic Facilities Committee report

c. Admissions Committee report

d. Compensation and Welfare Committee report

e. Faculty Guide and Bylaws Committee report

               i. Summary of Changes to Articles 4 and 5 of the Faculty Guide 

ii. FIRST READING: Revised Article 4 of the Faculty Guide

               iii. FIRST READING: Revised Article 5 of the Faculty Guide 

iv. MOTION: To Approve Faculty Guide Committee Interpretation of FG 10.3                   (Interim chair)

v. MOTION: To Approve Faculty Guide Committee Interpretation of FG 10.1.g

vi. MOTION: To Approve Faculty Guide Committee Interpretation of FG                            10.3.b.18

vii. MOTION: To Approve Faculty Guide Committee Interpretation of FG                           10.3.c.10

f. Graduate Studies Committee report

       g. Instructional Technology Committee report

h. Library Committee report

i. Program Review Committee report

8. Committees with no reports

a. Academic Integrity Policy Committee

b. Calendar Committee

c. Faculty Development Committee

d. Grievance Committee

e. Nominations, Elections, and Appointments Committee

f. University Core Curriculum Committee

9. Committee Motions

a. Academic Policy Committee

i. MOTION: To Approve the changes to the MA in Strategic Communication Program

b. Faculty Guide Committee

i. FIRST READING: Revised Article 4 of the Faculty Guide 

              ii. FIRST READING: Revised Article 5 of the Faculty Guide

iii. MOTION: To Approve Faculty Guide Committee Interpretation of FG 10.3                    (Interim chair)

iv. MOTION: To Approve Faculty Guide Committee Interpretation of FG 10.1.g

v. MOTION: To Approve Faculty Guide Committee Interpretation of FG                            10.3.b.18

vi. MOTION: To Approve Faculty Guide Committee Interpretation of FG                           10.3.c.10

10. Old Business

11. New Business

12. Communications

13. Adjournment

Meeting of November 2, 2018

1:00 pm

Beck rooms

Agenda

1. Sign in for quorum

2. Call to order

3. Communications from Interim Provost Dr. Karen Boroff

4. Approval of agenda

5. Approval of the draft minutes of the October 19, 2018 meeting

6. Executive Committee report

7. Reports of standing and special committees

a. Academic Policy Committee report  

i. MOTION: To approve English Writing Major 

1. Model of the Proposed English Writing Major 

2. English Writing Major Learning Objectives Chart

b. Faculty Guide and Bylaws Committee report

i. SECOND READING: Revised Article 3 of the Faculty Guide

c. Graduate Studies Committee report

d. Program Review Committee report 

9. Committees with no reports

a. Academic Facilities Committee

b. Academic Integrity Policy Committee

       c. Admissions Committee

d. Calendar Committee

       e. Compensation and Welfare Committee

f. Faculty Development Committee

g. Grievance Committee

       h. Instructional Technology Committee

i. Library Committee

j. Nominations, Elections, and Appointments Committee

       k. University Core Curriculum Committee

10. Committee Motions

a. Academic Policy Committee

i. MOTION: To approve English Writing Major

b. Faculty Guide Committee

i. SECOND READING: Revised Article 3 of the Faculty Guide 

11. Old Business

12. New Business

13. Communications

14. Adjournment

Meeting of October 19, 2018

1:00 pm

Beck rooms

Agenda

1. Sign in for quorum

2. Call to order

3. Communications from Senior Associate Provost Dr. Joan Guetti

4. Approval of agenda

5. Approval of the draft minutes of the September 7, 2018 meeting

6. Executive Committee report

a. Draft Edits to the Recording Policy 

b. Draft Policy on Intimate Relationships

7. Reports of standing and special committees

a. Academic Policy Committee report 

i. MOTION: To approve Certificate in Population Focused Nursing Practice 

1. Additional Documents Certificate in Population Focused Nursing Practice

2. Nursing Course Comparison 

3. SHMS Course Comparison 

ii. MOTION: To approve MA in Applied Behavioral Analysis

1. Market Analysis Documents for MA in Applied Behavioral Analysis

2. Library Endorsement of MA in Applied Behavioral Analysis 

iii. MOTION: To approve Online EdS in Education Leadership

       b. Admissions Committee report

c. Compensation and Welfare Committee report

d. Faculty Guide and Bylaws Committee report

i. FIRST READING: Revised Article 3 of the Faculty Guide

ii. Memo re: changes to Article 3 of the Faculty Guide 

e. Graduate Studies Committee report

f. Instructional Technology Committee report

g. Library Committee report

h. Program Review Committee report

i. University Core Curriculum Committee report

9. Committees with no reports

a. Academic Facilities Committee

b. Academic Integrity Policy Committee

c. Calendar Committee

d. Faculty Development Committee

e. Grievance Committee

f. Nominations, Elections, and Appointments Committee

10. Committee Motions

a. Academic Policy Committee

i. MOTION: To approve Certificate in Population Focused Nursing Practice

ii. MOTION: To approve Application for MA in Applied Behavioral Analysis

iii. MOTION: To approve Online EdS in Education Leadership 

b. Faculty Guide Committee

i. FIRST READING: Revised Article 3 of the Faculty Guide

ii. Memo re: changes to Article 3 of the Faculty Guide 

11. Old Business

12. New Business

13. Communications

14. Adjournment

Meeting of September 7, 2018

9:00 am
Beck rooms
1. Sign in for quorum
2. Call to order

3. Communications from Interim Provost Dr. Karen Boroff

a. Responses to Senate Resolutions

i. Minor in Sports Media Part 1

ii. Minor in Sports Media Part II

iii Diversity Requirement Proposed by Arts and Sciences

iv. Elimination of the Oral Communications Category from the College of Arts and            Sciences’ Core 

v. Online Executive MS in International Affairs 

vi. Dual 4+2 Degree in Psychology and Speech Language Pathology 

vii. Revision of Faculty Guide Article 10.3.b.18.

viii. Memo re: Faculty Guide Interpretation Academic Integrity Policy 2018-FS-17

4. Approval of agenda

5. Approval of the draft minutes of the June 1, 2018 meeting

6. Executive Committee report

a.MOTION to endorse the Executive Committee approval of the 4+2 Psychology (BA or BS) and Speech Pathology (MS) degree.

              b. MOTION to endorse the Executive Committee approval of the Faculty
             Guide interpretation of the Academic Integrity Policy.

c. MOTION to approve the revisions of Faculty Guide Articles 1 and 2

7. Reports of standing and special committees

a. Compensation and Welfare Committee report

b. Faculty Guide and Bylaws Committee report

c. Graduate Studies Committee report

d. University Core Curriculum Committee report

8. Committees with no reports

a. Academic Facilities Committee

       b. Academic Policy Committee

c. Academic Integrity Policy Committee

       d. Admissions Committee

e. Calendar Committee

f. Faculty Development Committee

g. Faculty Grievance Committee

       h. Instructional Technology Committee

i. Library Committee

j. Nominations, Elections, and Appointments Committee

k. Program Review Committee

9. Committee Motions

a. Executive Committee

i. MOTION to endorse the Executive Committee approval of the 4+2 Psychology (BA or BS) and Speech Pathology (MS) degree.

              ii. MOTION to endorse the Executive Committee approval of the Faculty
              Guide interpretation of the Academic Integrity Policy.

iii. MOTION to approve the revisions to Faculty Guide Articles 1 and 2

10. Old Business

11. New Business

12. Communications

13. Adjournment

Meeting of June 1, 2018

9:00 am
Beck rooms
1. Sign in for quorum
2. Call to order

3. Communications from Interim Provost Dr. Karen Boroff

a. Responses to Senate Resolutions

i. Memo re: Endorsement of Revisions to the Merit Policy

ii. Memo re: Revisions to Faculty Guide Article 10.1

4. Approval of agenda

5. Approval of the draft minutes of the May 9, 2018 meeting

6. Executive Committee report

a.MOTION

Whereas faculty from the School of Health and Medical Sciences and the School of Theology have separate Faculty Guides,

And whereas the faculty in those schools are only covered by certain sections of Article XII of the Faculty Guide and Article XIII of the Faculty Guide,

Be it resolved that Senators from the School of Health and Medical Sciences and the School of Theology may only vote on changes to Faculty Guide Article 1 and those sections on University Governance (Article 12) and General Governance (Article 13) that apply to the School of Theology and to the School of Health and Medical Sciences.

7. Reports of standing and special committees

a. Academic Policy Committee report

i. MOTION: The Senate approves eliminating the oral communication category from the College of Arts and Sciences core and replacing it with an Oral Communication proficiency, i.e., requiring all A&S students to take an Oral Communication proficiency. This change to the core will take effect in academic year 2019-2020.

ii. MOTION: The Senate approves the Minor in Sports Media.

       b. Admissions Committee report 

c. Calendar Committee report 

d. Compensation and Welfare Committee report

e. Faculty Guide and Bylaws Committee report 

i. MOTION: The Senate approves the changes to the Faculty Grievance Committee Bylaws

f. Graduate Studies Committee report

g. Nominations, Elections, and Appointments Committee

a. Call for Nominations: Albert B. Hakim Faculty Service Medal

h. University Core Curriculum Committee report

8. Committees with no reports

a. Academic Facilities Committee

b. Academic Integrity Policy Committee

       c. Faculty Development Committee

d. Grievance Committee

       e. Instructional Technology Committee

f. Library Committee

g. Program Review Committee

9. Committee Motions

a. Executive Committee

i. MOTION:

Whereas faculty from the School of Health and Medical Sciences and the School of Theology have separate Faculty Guides,

And whereas the faculty in those schools are only covered by certain sections of Article XII of the Faculty Guide and Article XIII of the Faculty Guide,

Be it resolved that Senators from the School of Health and Medical Sciences and the School of Theology may only vote on changes to Faculty Guide Article 1 and those sections on University Governance (Article 12) and General Governance (Article 13) that apply to the School of Theology and to the School of Health and Medical Sciences.

b. Academic Policy Committee

i. MOTION: The Senate approves eliminating the oral communication category from the College of Arts and Sciences core and replacing it with an Oral Communication proficiency, i.e., requiring all A&S students to take an Oral Communication proficiency. This change to the core will take effect in academic year 2019-2020.

ii. MOTION: The Senate approves the Minor in Sports Media.

c. Faculty Guide and Bylaws Committee

i. MOTION: the Senate approves the changes to the Faculty Grievance Committee Bylaws.

10. Old Business

11. New Business

12. Communications

13. Adjournment