Meeting of the Faculty Senate

Approved Minutes

January 26, 2022



The meeting was called to order at approximately 11:20 a.m.., with FASC Senate President Bill Fitzgerald presiding. There are 33 Senators, including 3 officers and four senators-at-large. Of the 42 voting members, 26 were present.  A quorum was met. 

  • A motion to approve the minutes of December 15, 2021, was made. The motion to approve the minutes was Voting record: 26 ayes, 0 opposed, 0 abstention
  • Courses and Programs presented by Alex Roche Chair of the APC for approval by the Senate:

Courses presented for approval by APC to Faculty Senate

January 26, 2022

Voting Record


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  • Faculty Senate Subcommittees
  1. Shared Governance   


  • Guidelines on formation of search committees  
  • Guidelines for evaluation and retention 
  • Proposal for how faculty can provide input in strategic planning rather than consultants  
    • Faculty diversity initiative  
    • Assessment of existing programs 
    • Recommendation for new initiatives   

What bodies responsible for vetting and approving of new programs 

  1. Transparent Leadership  


  • Creating fora for continued dialogues with Chancellor and Provost  
  • Presentation of Chancellor and Provost to Faculty Senate when introducing budget 
    • 4-5 people on each committee
    • Room for Faculty Senate to be more vocal
    • Changes to bylaws to improve shred governance
    • All changes to bylaws must take place a full faculty vote
    • Request greater input from full faculty
    • Volunteers requested (updated)
      • Shared governance: Paul Jargowsky, James Boucher, Lorri Minnite
      • Transparency Leadership: Bill Fitzgerald, Beth Rabinowitz, Susan Miller
    • Carnegie Status Classifications
      • Dan Hart preparing appeal
      • Requesting R3 designation
      • Believed to be accounting issue
      • Advent of Oracle finance system in 2017 made tracking problematic


  • Meeting with President Holloway in February
    • Open a forum for questions for President Holloway (Google doc)
    • Dynamics of on-line vs. in-person classes
    • Hiring initiatives, long-term funding and how it is being allocated
    • Long standing critical need vs. diversity hiring
    • Small group requested to put together questions


  • New Business
    • Dean’s Search
    • Full faculty meeting in April to discuss bylaws





The meeting adjourned at 12:26 p.m.


Present: Ross Allen, Paul Bernstein, Margaret Betz, Holly Blackford, James Boucher, Kendra Boyd, I-Ming Chiu, Iman Dehzangi, Jinglin Fu, Anthony Grasso, Osama Hamed, Evan Jewell, George Kumi, Haisheng Li, Rufan Luo, Jovanna Rosen, James Rushing, Carol Singley, Sarah Tosh, Zara Wilkinson, Anthony Wright; Officers: Bill Fitzgerald, Beth Rabinowitz, Julie Griepenburg


Absent (Senators): Margery Amdur, Aaron Hostetter, Susan Miller, Lorraine Minnite, Adam Okulicz-Kozaryn, Harry Rhea, Stass Shpanin,


Excused Absent (Senators): Lauren Daniel, Rafey Habib, Debashis Kushary, Randy Mershon, Xingyun Qi, Marien Solesio


Present Senators-at-Large: Bart Everts, Paul Jargowsky


Absent Senators-at-Large: (absent) Andrew Abeyta, Nathan Fried


Excused Senators-at-Large: (absent)


Present (Invited Guests): Alex Roche


Drafted by Kelly Esterly, ________________________________