August 26, 2010

MINUTES SECOND MEETING of the Executive Committee of the Villanova University Senate for Academic Year 2010-2011 on Thursday, August 26, 2010 in  BARTLEY HALL, Room 1063, 10:00 a.m.

PRESENT: Ms. Meghan Mogan; Mrs. Mary Quilter; Mr. Bryan Kerns, Executive Secretary;
Fr. John P. Stack, OSA; Dr. Robert Styer, Chairperson; Ms. Selma Koury-Wunderlich;
Ms. Bridget Halligan; Mr. Andrew Benenati; Dr. Q.B. Chung

ABSENT:  Dr. Barbara Wall; Dr. Sohail Chaudhry (NIA)

Ms. Helen Heron, Recording Secretary

 

AGENDA:
I. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE APRIL 7, 2010 MEETING
II. ANNOUNCEMENTS & CORRESPONDENCE
III. DISCUSSION OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE'S FUTURE MEETING DATES AND TIMES FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2010-2011
IV. PREPARATION OF THE AGENDA FOR THE SEPTEMBER 24, 2010 SENATE MEETING
V. SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE SPEAKERS
VI. NEW BUSINESS
VII. ADJOURNMENT

 

  1. Dr. Styer made a motion to accept the minutes of the April 7, 2010 meeting. They were unanimously approved by the committee as recorded.
  1. ANNOUNCEMENTS & CORRESPONDENCE

            Mission and Social Justice membership updates:

  1. Bernard G. Prusak will serve as Chair
  2. Elizabeth Petit de Mange will represent Faculty
  3. Rick Eckstein will serve as ex officio for Administration
  4. Joanna Bowen will represent the Staff

            
Bob Styer will get in touch with Barbara Wall regarding the Administration positions

Mr. Phil O’Neill, Fraternity and Sorority Life, will represent the Staff on the Senate

          
III.      EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE FUTURE MEETING DATES AND TIMES FOR                                            ACADEMIC YEAR 2010-2011:

Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 9:00 a.m.
      Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 9:00 a.m.

All meetings will be held in Bartley Hall in Room 1063

IV.     GUEST SPEAKERS FOR SEPTEMBER SENATE MEETING

Ms. Kathy Byrnes and Mr. Tom DeMarco will speak on Learning Communities

A discussion ensued regarding the presentation of the Budget at the February meeting. Q. Chung
suggested that some information be distributed in advance so there could be meaningful questions answered at the meeting. He thought that a link to the budget might be helpful.
Bob Styer will discuss the matter with Ken Valosky.

Selma Wunderlich remarked that there should be more emphasis on the Strategic Plan within the mission of the Senate.      

V.  PREPARATION OF THE AGENDA FOR THE SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
SENATE MEETING

 

 

AGENDA
SENATE SOCIAL – 3:00 P.M.

Friday, September 24, 2010

BARTLEY HALL-ROOM 2010 AT 3:30 PM

Please silence all cell phones.  Please put your nameplate at your place for attendance purposes

INVOCATION – Dr. Susan Mackey-Kallis

 

I       APPROVAL OF MINUTES of the April 30, 2010 Meeting

II      POWER OF INTERPELLATION (if any)                             

III     ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CORRESPONDENCE

a.   Welcome to all the new Senators 

b.   The Senate requests that each member read Article VII in the Constitution
regarding the absences of Senators at Senate Meetings

ARTICLE VII

 After a Senator misses more than two consecutive and/or more than three total meetings during the academic year, the Chairperson of the Senate shall direct a letter of inquiry to the specific Senator involved requesting information about said Senator’s ability to serve and his/her intentions regarding attendance at future meetings.

IV. GUEST SPEAKERS
Ms. Kathy Byrnes, Associate Vice President of Student Life and Mr. Tom DeMarco, Director for Residence Life will speak on Learning Communities
V. REPORT FROM FACULTY CONGRESS ON 2010-2011 GOALS AND OBJECTIVES – Dr. Q.B.Chung, Chair
VI. REPORT FROM STUDENT GOVERNMENT ON 2010-2011 GOALS AND OBJECTIVES – Ms. Bridget Halligan, Student President

VII. REPORT FROM UNIVERSITY STAFF COUNCIL ON 2010-2011 GOALS AND OBJECTIVES – Ms. Meghan Mogan, Chair

VIII. SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS AND FUTURE GUEST          
SPEAKERS
IX. NEW BUSINESS
X. ADJOURNMENT

The scheduled meetings for FIRST SEMESTER Academic Year 2010-2011 are:

Friday, October 22, 2010 – Bartley 2010 – 3:30 PM
Friday, December 3, 2010 Bartley 2010- 3:30 PM
(President’s Annual Address)

 

VI. SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS AND FUTURE GUEST   
SPEAKERS

Dr. Sally Scholz is scheduled to speak on the status of the Middle States Evaluation
at the October meeting

Mr. Bob Morro will present an update on the Master Plan and the Pedestrian Experience
at the October meeting

It was decided to move the Study Abroad issue and Lance Kenney to a later meeting

VII. NEW BUSINESS

Bob Styer suggested we ask for updates on Faculty Congress, University Staff
Council and Student Government Association plans with the idea if there is any
synergies in which we should be involved.

Meghan Mogan felt as though the issue of revising the Senate is an important
issue that needs to be discussed.  Selma Wunderlich commented that the
Rules and Review will address the issue this year. She noted that any revision
should come through the Constitution.  She stated that revitalization is necessary.

Bryan Kerns remarked that he understands that the Rules and Review Committee
is the appropriate venue for this issue. He thinks it is important that the Executive              
Committee be on the same page.

VIII. ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 11:15 a.m.

Sincerely,

                                                                       Bryan Kerns
Executive Secretary

 

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