Faculty Senate

Faculty senate officers, Aug 2014 - Dec 2015

President: Massimo D. Bezoari, Professor of Chemistry; LA Scholars' College

Vice President: Carol Chin, Assistant Professor of Chemistry; Science, Technology and Business

Secretary: Joel Hicks, Assistant Professor of Allied Health; Nursing and Allied Health

Parliamentarian: Janet Darfus, Assistant Professor of Nursing; Nursing and Allied Health

News Items

1. Faculty Overloads - Compensation Policy
Soon to take effect - faculty should apply for an extra services contract for overload hours that meet stated criteria.

2. Course Moodle Shells To Be Available Before Classes Start
Soon to take effect - faculty will be able to open their Moodle courses to students well before the first day of classes, giving students more time to prepare for the course.

3. Faculty Parking Fees Eliminated
Soon to take effect - faculty will no longer have to pay any fees to register a vehicle.

4. Elections of Senators and Faculty Representatives on NSU Committees
Guidelines for Elections of Senators and Faculty Representatives on NSU Committees are in the last stages of development, and will be posted on the Senate Webpage in the near future.

5. Nominations for Faculty Representatives on NSU Committees
The Senate will be requesting nominations for non-administrative faculty to serve (2 yr term) on NSU Committees.

2015 meeting dates

• January 20                                              • August 18

• February 24 - cancelled                         • September 15

• March 17                                                 • October 20

• April 21                                                   • November 17

Meetings are held at 3:30 PM in the Cane River Room of the Student Union unless otherwise announced.