Faculty Senate Meeting
Attendees: Georges Belfort, Linnda Caporael (President), Don Drew, Mark Embrechts, Prabhat Hajela, Linda Layne, John Mitchell, Jon Newell, Ralph Noble, Bud Peterson (Provost), Mark Rea, Susan Sanderson, Don Steiner, Mary Anne Waltz, Bruce Watson
Welcome – President Caporael
Survey Regarding Performance Plan – Faculty Senate Executive Committee
Performance Plan – Provost Peterson
President Linnda Caporael called the meeting to order and
asked for a moment of silence in recognition of the tragic events that took
President Caporael then welcomed everyone to the first meeting of the Faculty Senate for the 2001-2002 Academic Year. President Caporael reiterated the charge and purpose of the Faculty Senate including some of the issues raised for the Faculty Senate to address this year, including revisions to the language in the Faculty Handbook, the Provost's priorities, including his goal for improving the climate and culture of Rensselaer this coming year for faculty and students, and Rensselaer's Performance Plan and its ramifications.
Provost Bud Peterson thanked everyone in advance for the time that will they spend on the Senate and encouraged the faculty to pull together and participate as a community. Provost Peterson added that the Student Senate met last night after the services in regard to the diversity issue, and passed a resolution that will be posted to the web along with President Jackson's comments from the service. Provost Peterson felt extremely proud to be associated with the Student Senate, as the resolution is "absolutely wonderful."
The Faculty Senate Executive Committee put together a short survey in regard to the Performance Plan. Mark Rea shared the results of the survey, in which there was approximately a 10% response.
Provost Peterson made a Performance Planning Presentation and focused on the six Institute-wide goals, the first-year highest priority initiatives, Institute portfolios, the Performance Planning Guidelines and timelines.
A motion to adjourn was made and seconded. The meeting adjourned at .
Mark S. Rea