Minutes of Faculty Senate Executive Board Special Meeting
October 9, 2003 3:30 PM
The meeting was called to order by Pres. Paul Markel.
In attendance: Paul Markel, Cheryl Nilsen, Casey Coleman, Christopher Keller, Steve Hayton (Proxy for Michelle Sauer).
Absent: Nancy Hall, Ji-Hee Kim, Gary Rabe, Michelle Sauer.
Guests: Lisa Johnson, Karen Donovan.
A question was raised concerning the requirement that every student be assigned a faculty advisor. Perhaps the advising center needs to be referred to as an advising assistance program. The center would serve as a medium through which two-way advising is done, with the center sending students to appropriate faculty and faculty sending students to the center who need the kind of advising that it provides.
Casey Coleman moved a resolution in support of renovating the MSU Ballroom space into the MSU Academic & Advising Center. Chris Keller seconded the motion. The motion was carried by general consensus.
Steve Hayton made the point that the center would provide some support for parents as they see their children getting the advising needed.
Whereas the Executive Board of the Faculty Senate has heard and recognized the benefits of the creation of an academic and advising center as presented by Lisa Johnson and Karen Donovan, and
Whereas the Executive Board recognizes the utility of a co-advising process using the proposed student academic and advising center, and
Whereas academic governance is a shared process between faculty and administration,
Therefore, be it resolved that the Faculty Senate Executive Board supports the renovation of the MSU Ballroom space into the MSU Academic & Advising Center, and
Be it further resolved that faculty be represented on the ad hoc committee responsible for the decision concerning the creation of the proposed academic and advising center to operate with the following mandates:
· Two-way advising, directing students to appropriate area of expertise
· Retention of high risk students
· Support for undecided students
· Reduce late entry into program
· Early intervention
· Bridges gap between majors
· Tutor services available
· One-stop shopping
The meeting was adjourned.
Cheryl Nilsen, Secretary