Faculty Senate

Faculty senate officers, Aug 2014 - Dec 2015

President: Massimo D. Bezoari, Richard Lounsbery 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


All agenda, including those for upcoming meetings, are posted in the window at right.


News Items

1. Faculty Representatives Sought for NSU and Senate Committees
Faculty representatives are being sought for the following committees, to serve from 2015-2017:
Calendar Committee (NSU): one non-administrative faculty member from each college;
JOVE Committee (NSU): one non-administrative faculty member from each of the following disciplines/units - biology, chemistry, engineering technology, physics, Scholars' College (science/math only);
Parking and Traffic Committee (NSU): one faculty member at large;
Committee on Committees (Senate): one senator from the College of Science/Technology/Business.

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

3. 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.

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

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.