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March 8, 2017 Faculty Senate Meeting – Klarman Auditorium – 3:30-5:00PM

Agenda

  1. Call to Order & Consent Items – Speaker Alex Susskind
    1. Approval of February 8, 2017 meeting minutes
  2. Faculty Matters [5 min]
    1. The Academic Calendar Committee endgame
    2. The  ideologocal diversity of the faculty, a resolution that did not pass the Student Assembly, Cornell Sun article
    3. The uniform laptop policy, a resolution that passed the Student Assembly, Cornell Sun article.
    4. The upcoming University Faculty elections
    5. April Senate meeting
  3.  Upcoming review of Blackboard and comparable systems. Professor Julia Thom-Levy (Provost Fellow for Pedagogical Innovation) [Slides]  [15 mins]
  4. The central syllabus project. Professor Rebecca Stoltzfus  (Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education) [Slides] [15 mins]
  5. Cornell Leadership in Honesty and Reliable Knowledge, Professor Stephen Ellner (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) [ Slides] [10 mins]
  6. Q&A with Joel Malina  (Vice President for University Relations) on relations with the federal government [20 mins]
  7. Discussion and vote on the Environment and Sustainability Major, Professor Ted O’Donoghue  (Senior Associate Dean, Arts and Sciences) [Slides] [10 mins]
  8. Discussion and vote on the Indigenous Peoples’ Day Resolution, Professor Charles Van Loan (Dean of Faculty) [Slides] [10 mins]
  9. An update on where we are with the Social Sciences Review,  Professor Ted O’Donoghue  (Senior Associate Dean, Arts and Sciences) [Slides] [5 mins]

MEETING MINUTES

POWERPOINT SLIDES

Last Updated: April 20, 2017 at 8:28 am