May 16, 2005
Academic Senate faces 'full agenda' at May
UCSC's Academic Senate will hold its spring meeting at 2:30
p.m. on Friday, May 20, in the College Nine/College Ten Multipurpose
Room. Alison Galloway, Academic Senate Chair, has addressed
the following letter to members of the Senate outlining issues
on the agenda.
After an eventful spring, we are facing our final Senate meeting
of the year with a full
The meeting will be held in the Colleges Nine and Ten Multipurpose
Room at the University Center and begins at 2:30 pm. As usual,
for the end of the year, the meeting will also be followed by
a reception, this time at University House.
In addition to the votes on the slate of committee members
and officers for next year and the Faculty Research Lecturer,
we have additional bylaw amendments and resolutions that will
require action. We will also be hearing from Chancellor Denton,
Interim CPEVC Kliger, and the Student Union Assembly and Graduate
Student Assembly representatives.
Among the issues coming to the floor are changes in the undergraduate
student grievance procedures. These changes necessitate a change
in Santa Cruz bylaw 13.17.8. The Committee on the Education
Abroad Program is presenting a mission statement for the Catalog
and requesting Senate approval. The Committee on the Library
is presenting a resolution on scholarly publishing. Finally,
the Senate Executive Committee is presenting a resolution linking
the need for affordable faculty housing to the plans for campus
Several committees have reports on issues of concern to the
The Committee on Educational Policy has spent much of the year
reviewing the quantitative courses within the general education
requirement. Their interim report is presented for the meeting
and their work will continue through the coming year.
The Committee on Faculty Welfare presents a follow-up to their
winter meeting oral report with new information and issues on
Ranchview Terrace and future building possibilities.
The Committee on Planning and Budget reports on outstanding
issues arising from the Long Range Development Plan, including
faculty housing, parking and transportation, and academic space.
CPB recommends that 1) the Environmental Impact Report must
show means of achieving a workable solution to these issues
before the campus growth passes the present limit and 2) annual
growth must be limited by the corresponding accumulation of
the support in housing, space and infrastructure.
Finally, as Senate Chair, I am forming a task force to investigate
the events leading to the confrontation at Tent University,
Santa Cruz on April 18, 2005. This group is designed to provide
an impartial look at the decision-making processes on many sides
and provide recommendations on how we can work to improve the
emergency response approach to this type of event. A short period
for discussion will be available on this topic.
If you have corrections for the minutes, please send them via
email to the Senate Office before the meeting.
Alison Galloway, Chair
Santa Cruz Division
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