· ULC - Professor Gwendolyn Moore, Chair. The first
meeting is scheduled for next week. Old business includes revisiting
the matter of the physical environment in the Lecture Centers, including
adding more chairs for students, up to the maximum allowed by fire
· CPCA - Professor Glenna Spitze, Chair. The first
meeting is scheduled for September 26th.
· EPC - Professor Elga Wulfert, Chair. The 2003-2004
EPC members met this summer regarding budgetary considerations and
placing budget information on the web. The two URPAC representatives
on EPC have met with the Provost and Vice President Lowery; this
is an ongoing discussion and will continue Friday at EPC's next
The EPC Subcommittee on Research Centers met several times over
the summer with center directors and the Interim Vice President
for Research. The mission of the subcommittee is to inform the general
faculty of proposals for, and the purposes and goals of, new centers.
· GAC - Professor Hara Charalambous, Chair. Three
committees will be formed at the first meeting later this week and,
among other issues, GAC this year will be exploring electronic thesis
submission and the curriculum in the School of NanoSciences and
· UAC - Dr. Joan Savitt, Chair. The first meeting
of UAC will be later this week. UAC is considering bringing a bill
to the Senate this year that would restrict seniors from enrolling
in 100 level classes. This is a complex issue affecting many students
and, indeed, the entire undergraduate advisement process. UAC is
urged to work with the Office of Institutional Research in gathering
and analyzing data. It was suggested further that UAC include Assistant
Vice President for Enrollment Management Sheila Mahan in its deliberations.
· RES - Professor Lynn Videka, Chair. The first meeting
of the Research Council is scheduled for next week. Even though
the Council did meet several times over the summer, there are still
several carryover items from last year. Items being discussed are
the nominations to the President and Interim Vice President for
Research for the Excellence Awards in Research, the FRAP program,
the research center approval process, and a reactivation of the
Research Liaison Committee.
· LISC - Professor David Wagner, Chair. While, the
first meeting is scheduled for next week. there are no new issues
on the agenda. However, several items will carry over from last
year. These include the possible consequences of the Patriot Act,
issues with PeopleSoft software, quick links on the main page, domain
names, and the University policy link on the main page. The topic
of students downloading music from the Internet was discussed. Since
there are very real legal ramifications around this issue, President
Hitchcock suggested that LISC work with University legal counsel
to develop a proposed policy.
· CAFE - Professor Donna Armstrong, Interim Chair.
CAFÉ has yet to meet this year.
· CERS - Professor Bruce Dudek, Chair. The main business
of CERS will be to complete the merging of the framework on academic
dishonesty into University policy, in cooperation with the Office
of the Vice President for Research. The University is now operating
under the framework that was adopted in the spring and Dr. Dudek
emphasized that its specifications should be followed closely in
the event of any allegations of academic misconduct by faculty.
· BYLAWS Group - Professor Bruce Dudek also reported
for this group. The Bylaws Committee undertook to edit the text
of the Senate Bylaws and now is working on a full revision to be
effective fall of 2004. The Committee worked through the summer
and has a first draft of the Senate Charter, including council definitions,
completed. When completed, copies of the entire draft will be sent
to the Senate membership for discussion.