Rockland Community College
SUNY Rockland Community College
May 14, 2003
Members Present: P. Arvanites, D. Barbario, L. Bay, M. Bierman, Str. Buckley, S. Commanday, I. Deutsch, T. Drake, S. Eitches, W. Frank, S. Golz, S. Hano, G. Krasilovsky, M. Lecker, M. Leifer, J. Liberant, M. Liberace, L. Li, R. Ludwig, W. McGregor, R. Mossip, T. Kaye Needle, I. Newman, E. Padilla, S. Safaie, S. Solomon, E. Spergel, D. Williams, M. Wulfson
Members Excused: B. Baker, D. Balestra, K. Carroll, B. Cunin, P. From, N. Kreitzer, D. Merrigan, N. Salana, M. Wirtz.
Members Absent: T. Butler, B. Delfini, D. Generals, E. Harvey, D. Iannucci, P. Lazar, L. Schrank, J. Thelen, D. Tietze, T. Voss,
1. Meeting Called to Order at 3:10 PM
Approval of minutes.
Motion: W McGregor / P. Arvanites to accept the minutes as read
Report of the
Faculty Senate President
S. Commanday: Reported that the rule for graduation has been rescinded for this graduation only; however, it needs Board approval before Records and the Bookstore can act.
None was pending
5. New Business
RTP Committee report. They have requested input from the College and
division RTP committees as well as the Vice Presidents.
This will be sent out by email and paper copies of the proposed changes will be made available in the Belle Zeck room of the Library. R. Mossip will send an email to all Senators prior to the retreat.
Graduation. There was
extended discussion on possible actions to take at Commencement. Members generally felt that Commencement is
the students’ celebration, and that faculty should support them in whatever
action they took.
It was pointed out that families come from afar, and that it is essential to preserve the student’s experience.
Motion: T. Drake / W. McGregor that The Faculty Senate officers
again Serve as flagbearers at Commencement.
Defeated. (14 opposed 0 in favor, 4 Abstentions.)
5.2.2. Motion: that the Student Senate Executive Committee act as flag bearers instead of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee. Unanimous..
The meeting was adjourned at 4.30 PM
Respectfully submitted, Richard Mossip Approved May 28, 2003