Spotlight on Student Research Good participation: 74 grads, 83 undergads We need judges! Faculty judge graduate posters on Tuesday, 4/15 – 12-1pm or 1-2pm Grads and Alumni judge undergrads 4/16 – 12:45-1:50 Contact Tom Taggart (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you can give at least 30 minutes of your time to email@example.com Proceedings are available at: www.esf.edu/spotlight
Technology White-paper Resolution of Endorsement http://prezi.com/cssqxsnxfh3a/present/?auth_ key=jqzos9e&follow=macrotermiteman&kw=p resent-cssqxsnxfh3a&rc=ref-27900865
Curriculum Committee Report to Faculty Governance 4/9/2014
Curriculum Committee Actions (March 26, 2014) Courses (new and revised) approved by Committee action CME 387 / 587 Renewable Materials for Sustainable Construction CME 422 / 622 Composite Materials for Sustainable Construction. FOR 333 / 533 Natural Resources Managerial Economics. FOR 454 Renewable Energy Finance and Analysis FOR 499 Internship in Forest and Natural Resources Management
Curriculum Committee Actions (March 5, 2014) Committee recommends – Adopt Physics Minor – Adopt Computer and Information Technology Minor – Adopt Math Minor – Adopt minor revisions to Environmental Writing and Rhetoric Minor Reminders (see the CoC website): – Proposal reviews – Next Meeting April 24, 12:00 p.m. Room TBD
OIGS Proposal of Policy and Procedure to comply with SUNY initiative on cross- registration of courses within SUNY and other partnering colleges
Cross –registration policy originated by SUNY in 1973, and memo to presidents was sent out, we never got ours?
How much are college faculty earning in Upstate New York? “High paid administrators: The number of full-time non-faculty professional employees continues to climb at most higher education institutions. Administrative positions more than quadrupled between 1976 and 2011, and employment in non- tenure-track faculty positions more than tripled.” Syracuse.com April 7, 2014 Example: ESF has 3 VP’s and our country has 1.
Background: SUNY has recently introduced a new policy and procedure enabling more student driven, intra-system cross registration procedure between SUNY member colleges and universities, including community colleges. Introduced in the Memorandum to Presidents (MTP) Vol. 13, No. 1, this modification of University policy on the cross registration of students was initiated in fall 2013 semester. “It establishes the method by which State University of New York campuses, including community colleges, can enter into cross registration arrangements with other SUNY campuses to provide students a wider variety of options to strengthen a student’s academic program. These options may involve including a course or courses not taught by the home institution, removing a course scheduling conflict that delays timely program completion, or utilizing existing faculty, facilities, and resources more efficiently.”
Proposed policy & procedures for ESF student use of SUNY intra-system Cross Registration: The following language is proposed to address the ESF’s intended practice to implement the new Cross Registration policies proposed in the MTP. The new policy shall be placed on the College Registrar’s website, and in the ESF College Catalog in the Academic Policies section following the entry headed Syracuse University Courses:
SUNY Cross Registration Courses: ESF undergraduate students who are registered for a full-time course load may elect to cross register for up to 6 credits of courses (per semester) offered at participating SUNY university centers, comprehensive and specialized colleges, and community colleges when: SUNY cross registration facilitates progress toward graduation in a timely manner, which may not otherwise be achieved through available resident coursework at ESF or Syracuse University. -or- SUNY cross registration enables students to take focused upper division courses which strengthen their academic program in a manner not available through resident coursework at ESF or Syracuse University. Forms and procedures for participation in SUNY Cross Registration Courses are available on the ESF College Registrar’s website. Students shall “pre-approve” all proposed transfer credit by Petition to the Faculty prior to pursuing cross registration
SUNY Cross Registration Courses: ESF undergraduate students who are registered for a full-time course load may elect to cross register for up to 6 credits of courses (per semester) offered at participating SUNY university centers, comprehensive and specialized colleges, and community colleges when: SUNY cross registration facilitates progress toward graduation in a timely manner, which may not otherwise be achieved through available resident coursework at ESF or Syracuse University. -or- SUNY cross registration enables students to take focused upper division courses which strengthen their academic program in a manner not available through resident coursework at ESF or Syracuse University. Forms and procedures for participation in SUNY Cross Registration Courses are available on the ESF College Registrar’s website. Students shall “pre- approve” all proposed transfer credit by Petition to the Faculty prior to pursuing cross registration.. Petitions shall be submitted with SUNY Cross Registration forms attached and explicitly note the intent to use “SUNY Cross Registration” to take the course(s) in question and transfer credit to ESF.
Committee on Research Currently Section IV.E.2.C This committee shall consist of a. Minimum of seven (7) voting faculty members i.FCH, PBE (rotating terms if desired) ii.EFB (2 faculty members) iii.ES, LA (rotating terms if desired) iv.FNRM (2 faculty members) v.SCME, ERE (rotating terms if desired) Vice-Provost for Research(voting) Vice President for Administration (non-voting) Library, Director or his/her designee (non-voting) Graduate Student Association, President (non-voting) Staff Members from Administration, Academic Affairs and Enrollment Management and Marketing (non-voting)
Proposed Changes This committee shall consist of a.Minimum Nine (9) voting Faculty members i.Chemistry (FCH) ii.Environmental and Forest Biology (EFB) iii.Environmental Resource Engineering (ERE) iv.Environmental Studies (ES) v.Forest and Natural Resources Management (FNRM) vi.Landscape Architecture (LA) vii.Paper and Bioprocess engineering (PBE) viii.Sustainable Construction Management & Engineering (SCME) ix.Library b.Vice-Provost for Research (non-voting) c.Graduate Student Association Representative (non-voting) d.Undergraduate Student Association Representative (non-voting) e.Three (3) Professional Staff Members one (1) each from Administration, Academic Affairs, and Enrollment Management and Marketing (non-voting)
Library Advisory Committee The Purpose of the Library advisory committee is to ensure that the ESF library and its partners provide the resources that are needed by faculty and students.
Charge To advise and inform decisions and problem- solving involving library content, and access to library content. To facilitate two-way communication between library users (faculty and students) and decision-makers at the college level.
Composition This committee shall consist of a. Minimum five (5) voting Faculty members i. Chemistry (FCH)/Paper and Bioprocess engineering (PBE) Ii. Environmental and Forest Biology (EFB) Iii. Environmental Resource Engineering (ERE)/Sustainable Construction Management & Engineering (SCME) Iv. Environmental Studies (ES)/Landscape Architecture (LA) V.Forest and Natural Resources Management (FNRM) b. Library Director (non-voting) c. Provost/VP for Academic Affairs or Designee (non-Voting) d.Vice-Provost for Research or Designee (non-voting) e.Graduate Student Association Representative (non-voting) f.Undergraduate Student Association Representative (non-voting) g.Three(3) Professional Staff Members The Chair of the committee shall be a faculty member (non-librarian) and will be elected by the members of the committee and will serve on the Executive Committee of Faculty Governance.
Committee on Public Service and Outreach Fall 2013 – no chair stepped forward Executive Committee voted to deactivate for the 2013/2014 academic year New projects – ESF students to NYC – Exploring/developing on-line content for civic engagement as well as for our classrooms – Faculty service – award, oversight, funding Volunteers?
Elections Total number of people voting – 120 SUNY Senator: Stephen Weiter – 1 Write in – David Sonnenfeld SU Senator: Ted Endreny – 5 write ins – Ruth Yanai, Paul Hirsh, Chris Whipps, Andrea Parker, Rebecca Rundell Executive Chair: Kelley Donaghy – 10 write ins - Doug Daley (2), Anybody but, Steve Weiter, None of the above, Melissa Fierke, Art Stipanovic, Mickey Mouse, Sharon Moran, Phillipe Vidon
SUNY Senator Alternate Steve has been promoted We need an alternate! – Not a lot of work
Final thoughts…. Last College-wide meeting – April 30, 2014 at 3:30 PM Reading Day!!! Executive Committee Meetings – 4/17 at 8:30 AM – 5/20 at 3:30 PM (intro for new chairs and planning for AY 2014-15) Interested in Chairing a committee?? – let a current chair or someone on the EC know!