Members Present: R. Boikess, P. Bruner, R. Bumby, J. Burton,
S. Carroll, T. Chase, M.Cotter, D. Denhardt, A. Rogers Farmer, D. Fishman,
D, Gimenez,S. Gifford, M. Gliserman, S. Golbeck, J. Haviland-Jones, H. Hirsh,
M. Kalelkar, F. Kauffman, A. Kirkman, J. Krenos, P. Leath, H. McGary, K.
McKeever, Jane Miller, H. Mokros, C. Nanry, J. Niessen, D. O’Connor, P. Panayotatos,
F. Popper, K. Scott, D. Shilling, M. Siewierski, C. Sims, C. Stevens, T.
Szatrowski, A. Walker-Andrews, J. Walkup, C. Weibel, J. Worobey
|1.||Call to Order
F. Kauffman called the meeting to order at 1:35 PM in Brower Commons, ABC, College Avenue Campus.
|2.||Approval of the Agenda and Acceptance of the Minutes of the
October 25, 2002 Meeting.
The Agenda and Minutes of the October 25, 2002 were approved.
|3.||Report of the Chair - Frederick C. Kauffman
Preview of Committee of the Whole Discussion
F. Kauffman noted that members only meetings, which began in the 1998/99 academic year, were introduced to permit Council members to discuss important issues among themselves in less formal "committee-of-the-whole" format. No formal notes are taken except for approval of the agenda and minutes of the previous meeting. Three topics were suggested as possible items of discussion at this year's members only meeting:
1. Members reaction to the Council's response to recommendations made by the Commission on Health Science, Education and Training.
(Highlights and major items of discussion are presented below.)
The draft of the Council’s report to University Vice President Seneca concerning NJ Commission on Health Science, Education and Training report supported the recommended merger between the three Universities as a good idea provided that adequate funding for the process was provided, and that faculty, as major stake holders, be included fully in the process of evaluating and implementing any plans for restructuring the University. Members present at the meeting supported the draft presented by the Executive Cabinet and felt that it should be made available to President McCormick and the major governing boards of the University. Sentiments expressed during the discussion of the draft were:
|5.||New Business: None
|6.||Old Business: None
|7.||Adjournment: 3:35 PM