October 8, 2008

University Senate

MINUTES: THIRD MEETING of the Executive Committee of the Villanova University Senate for Academic Year 2008-09 on Wednesday, October 8, 2008 in the Connelly Center in the Rosemont Room at 8:30 AM


PRESENT: Mr. Robert Styer, Chairperson; Ms. Kelly Rose Maguire; Dr. Barbara Wall; Mrs. Mary Quilter; Fr. John Stack, OSA

ABSENT: Dr. Sohail Chaudhry (NIA); Dr. Lillian (Boots) Cassel, Mr. Walter Smith- Randolph (NIA); Mr. Bryan Wagner

Ms. Helen Heron, Recording Secretary

 


AGENDA

I. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE AUGUST 27, 2008 MEETING
II. ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CORRESPONDENCE
III. PREPARATION OF SENATE AGENDA FOR THE OCTOBER 24, 2008 MEETING
IV. CONSIDERATION OF SUGGESTED ITEMS for the NOVEMBER MEETING with the PRESIDENT and the EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE of the BOARD of TRUSTEES
V. NEW BUSINESS

 


I The Minutes of the AUGUST 27, 2008 meeting were moved, and seconded for approval, and unanimously approved as submitted.

II ANNOUNCEMENTS & CORRESPONDENCE

III PREPARATION OF SENATE AGENDA FOR THE OCTOBER 24, 2008 MEETING
 

 

Invocation ~ Dr. Joyce Willens
PLEASE SILENCE ALL CELL PHONES. PLEASE PICK UP YOUR NAMEPLATE.
 

1. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 12, 2008

2. POWER OF INTERPELLATION (if any)

3. ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CORRESPONDENCE
a) For attendance purposes, it is very important that you have your name plate at your place and then return it at the end of the
    meeting
b) The bi-annual meeting with the President and the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees will be held on November 20,
    2008 in Picotte Hall at Dundale
c) A notice was sent via Campus Currents soliciting questions from the Villanova University community as possible topics of
   discussion for the meeting between the Executive Committee of the University Senate and the Board of Trustees and the
   President which has been scheduled for Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 3:00 PM in Picotte Hall at Dundale. Please send any
   questions to robert.styer@villanova.edu or helen.heron@villanova.edu for review by the Executive Committee
d) At the May 2005 meeting, the Senate voted to investigate the unexpected increase in the parking fees. At the April 2006
    meeting, the Senate voted the following:

US 0506-7-1: RESOLVED: The 2007 Budget has been constructed and approved. This committee recommends that the University maintain the currently stated parking fees for a five year period and that during Year Three an ad hoc committee be appointed to consider whether an increase is appropriate or not at that point in time.

We are now going into Year Three and need to establish a parking committee. Furthermore, parking is a critical element of the new Campus Master Plan. If you wish to volunteer for this committee or to nominate someone else who would be appropriate on this committee, please send an email to the Senate secretary Helen Heron.


4. OVERVIEW OF UNIVERSITY BUDGET FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2008-09
Kenneth Valosky, Vice President for Administration and Finance
Neil Horgan, Budget, Controller

5. GUEST SPEAKER—John Cacciola, Director of Engineering and Construction, will speak on the Campus Master Plan. The Plan can be viewed at http://www.villanova.edu/president/masterplan/. Discussion to follow.

6. SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS AND BLUEPRINT ARTICLES

7. NEW BUSINESS

 


A discussion ensued regarding what were the pertinent issues that should be discussed at the Senate meeting.

Bob Styer suggested that the Parking Committee have six to eight members, certainly with someone from Public Safety, and at least one student and one faculty member, perhaps an alumni member as well. He suggested that Bryan Wagner, Boots Cassel, and possibly Selma Koury-Wunderlich nominate a member on this committee.

IV CONSIDERATION OF SUGGESTED ITEMS for the NOVEMBER MEETING with the PRESIDENT

The committee considered questions submitted from the community and sent them to Mr. Ken Valosky to solicit answers from appropriate offices. Additionally, answers to the question asked by each individual will be sent directly to them.

V SUGGESTED ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION FOR THE NOVEMBER BI-ANNUAL MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES ON NOVEMBER 20, 2008

• Which aspects of the Campus Master Plan are likely to be implemented in the next five years?
• Will student housing be a priority in the Master Plan?
• What is the new academic strategic plan?
• What issues would the President like to see the Senate debate in the future?

VI NEW BUSINESS

Barbara Wall suggested extending an invitation to Mike O’Neill, Vice President for
University Advancement, as a guest speaker some time during the second semester.

Respectfully submitted,

Walter R. Smith-Randolph
Executive Secretary

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