Minutes of the 197th New Brunswick Faculty Council Meeting
September 12, 2014

 
Members Present: M. Baykal-Gursoy, S. Bhuyan, R. Boikess, S. Cirignano, C. Clauss-Ehlers, S. Connolly, M. Cotter (Chair), J. Crowley, E. Curchitser, M. Doerfel, B. Chu (for D. Fishman), M. Gasparotto, M. Gliserman, P. Hirshfield, H. Janes, M-K Joo, M. Killingsworth, J-H Kim, P. Klein, D. Kruse, D. Kumar, X. Liu, K. McKeever, L. Morrow, R. Niederman, D. O'Connor, A. Pichugin, M. Schwander, T. Stephens, L. Struwe, L. Sun, T. Szatrowski, G. Taghon, B. Tesar, K. Thompson, A. Williams, E. Williams, J. Worobey

Non-Members Present: K. Swalagin (Recording Secretary)

1.    Call to Order – Martha Cotter, New Brunswick Faculty Council (NBFC) Chair
 
Council Chairperson Martha Cotter called the 197th meeting of the New Brunswick Faculty Council to order at 1:18 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2014 in Room AB of Brower Commons, College Avenue Campus.

2.    Approval of Agenda
 
Cotter said that some of the time limits on the agenda could be extended. The agenda was approved.
 
3.    Approval of Minutes of April 25, 2014
 
The Minutes of the April 25, 2014 NBFC meeting were approved as distributed. Cotter asked members to notify Recording Secretary Ken Swalagin if they find errors in the minutes.
 
4.    Chair's Report - Martha Cotter, NBFC Chair

NBFC Chair Martha Cotter's Chair's Report included comments on the following: 5.    Administrative Report

There was no administrative report at this meeting because there was no administrative liaison present to give one.

6.    Introduction of Committee Chairs, and Brief Organizational Committee Meetings


Committee chairs were introduced. Council members then assembled into committees and held brief planning meetings.

[The Council reconvened approximately 20 minutes later, at 2:30 p.m.]

7.    Committee-of-the-Whole Discussion of the Draft New Brunswick Strategic Plan

On Peter Klein's motion, duly seconded, the Council moved into committee of the whole to discuss the draft New Brunswick Strategic Plan. Cotter said that she would be asking someone to volunteer as parliamentarian. Early in the discussion, Cotter left the meeting to attend the above-mentioned New Brunswick Honors College Committee meeting. Mark Killingsworth presided in her absence. At the end of the discussion, Killingsworth asked the Council members to send additional thoughts and suggestions about this subject to him and Martha Cotter.

8.    Old Business

There was no old business.

9.    New Business

Tom Stephens said that he had sent something to Martha Cotter about Ken Miller's memo to SAS-NB about having testing centers, and suggested that the Council may want to respond. Someone mentioned that large construction projects are complicating the parking situation in New Brunswick, and that the signage is not clear, resulting in vehicles being towed, and drivers incurring impound fees.

10.    Adjournment

This meeting of the New Brunswick Faculty Council adjourned at 3:11 p.m.

Minutes written and submitted by,

Ken Swalagin
Recording Secretary of the New Brunswick Faculty Council