I have approved the following curricular items, which have been recommended by the appropriate dean, the College Senate, and the provost and vice president for academic affairs:
Intellectual Foundations Designations:
HIS 117 Europe: The Twentieth Century and Beyond
WORLD CIVILIZATIONS (OTHER)
REL 303 Women in Global Religions
REL 321 World Religions
Service-Learning Faculty Fellowships Awarded
Support from the provost as well as from the Volunteer and Service-Learning Center's (VSLC) Corporation for National and Community Service Learn and Serve America grant has given the VSLC the opportunity to award 14 Community Service Faculty Fellows for the 2006–2007 academic year. Fellows will be instructed and mentored through the process of developing a service-learning course, and will convert an existing course or create a new service-learning course that will incorporate a service-learning component.
Service learning is a form of experiential education that links learning in the classroom with activities that students participate in to address the needs of the surrounding community. As an instructional approach, service learning enhances students' knowledge, increases self-exploration, and links learning to community needs.
For more information about service learning or the VSLC fellowship program, please contact Laura Hill Rao at email@example.com or ext. 5811.
Please join us in congratulating these 14 individuals:
|Dennis DeHart, assistant professor, Fine Arts
|William Ganley, professor, Economics and Finance
|Jill Gradwell, assistant professor, History and Social Studies Education
|Susan Hall, lecturer, Business
|Amitra Hodge, assistant professor, Sociology
|Beth Holleran, lecturer, Sociology
|Joseph Marren, assistant professor, Communication
|Diane McFarland, assistant professor, Business
|Wendy McLeish, lecturer, Elementary Education and Reading
|Keith Schmidli, assistant professor, Educational Foundations
|Deborah Silverman, assistant professor, Communication
|Ron Stewart, professor, Sociology
|Mark Warford, assistant professor, Modern and Classical Languages
|Kathy Wood, assistant professor, CEURE/Elementary Education and Reading
Outstanding Master's Thesis and Master's Project Awards Ceremony
The Graduate Advisory Committee is pleased to announce the 2006 award winners for the Outstanding Master's Thesis and Outstanding Master's Project. This award recognizes excellence in the completion of this significant master's culminating activity. Please join the Graduate Advisory Committee members at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the Margaret Grant Lounge, Caudell Hall 115, as they present the 2006 awards to the following recipients:
2006 OUTSTANDING MASTER'S THESIS
Oil Price Shocks and the Natural Rate of Unemployment
Dr. Victor Kasper, Thesis Adviser
A (Third) "Place in Which Something Has Occurred": Conflict and Negotiation in Nadine Gordimer's Fiction
Dr. Aimable Twagilimana, Thesis Adviser
Cross-Cultural Studies of Implicit Theories of Creativity: A Comparative Analysis between the United States and the Main Ethnic Groups in Singapore
Dr. Gerard Puccio, Thesis Adviser
Relationship between Benthic Macroinvertebrate Indices and Water Quality Parameters for a Great Lakes Watershed
Dr. Shreeram Inamdar, Thesis Adviser
2006 OUTSTANDING MASTER'S PROJECT
Decoding the Earth Science Reference Tables: Developing Graphic Literacy
Dr. Robin Harris, Project Adviser
The Determinants of an Equity Prices Model
Dr. Victor Kasper, Project Adviser
Educating Students with Special Needs in the Foreign Language Classroom
Dr. Eliane Mckee, Project Adviser
Critique and Evaluation Period
Critique and Evaluation Period (CEP) for spring 2006 will take place on Monday, May 1; Tuesday, May 2; Wednesday, May 3; and Thursday, May 4. A study day will be held on Friday, April 28.
CEP provides a single class meeting during which faculty and students have an extended period of uninterrupted time to conduct appropriate end-of-course activities. CEP is designed for classes that meet more than once a week during the semester. Classes (evening or day) that meet only once a week have sufficient time for final evaluation; therefore, they follow their regular schedules and hold exams during CEP.
The following regulations govern CEP:
- A study day will be held the weekday immediately prior to the start of CEP. Evening classes that meet only once a week will not have a study day.
- All instructors are expected to meet their classes at the scheduled time during CEP and to choose an appropriate activity that reflects the academic goals of the course and the intent of CEP (e.g., an exam, a review, critique of papers, course summation, or individual presentations or demonstrations).
- Instructors will not schedule a final exam prior to CEP. Instructors may not change the date or time of their final class period during CEP. In case of emergencies, confer with the appropriate dean and notify University College.
- CEPs will be scheduled for one-hour-and-50-minute periods. Instructors may not increase or decrease the scheduled CEP time.
- In case of an emergency that would close the school, CEPs scheduled during the time of the closing will be rescheduled as appropriate.
- Faculty members must post office hours during which they will be available to meet with students during CEP.
Hours of Operation for Summer 2006
In order to provide full service to our students, regular office hours of 8:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. should be maintained by all departments through the summer months. All offices are expected to maintain at least minimal staffing during these core hours. Offices that provide direct services to students and currently remain open until 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays should continue to do so during the summer months.
Senate elections for three at-large senators will be conducted April 5–19 using paper and electronic ballots. The electronic elections site will be posted on the College Senate Web site, between April 5 and April 19. The voting lists of all identified participating units (e.g., the four schools, Professional Staff Caucus members, library, and campus administrators) are used to determine eligible voters. Those who wish to use a paper ballot must request one by April 11. Call the College Senate Office at ext. 5139 to request a paper ballot.
Those who wish to vote electronically must have an NT account (the account used for Outlook). If you do not have an NT account or have not used your NT account in some time, call the Computing Help Desk at ext. 4357. Paper ballots will be tallied after electronic ballots; thus, if a member should accidentally vote twice, only the electronic vote will be recorded.
Contact the College Senate Office at ext. 5139 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. We look forward to your participation in this vital process of campus governance.
Campus Vote on College Senate Bylaws Referendum
The College Senate has approved a total of eight motions for consideration by the members of the Buffalo State College community. Each individual currently eligible to vote in the at-large campus elections (faculty members on the approved voting lists of the four schools, faculty librarians, members of the Professional Staff Caucus, and administrators) will receive a ballot packet. The packet contains a cover letter describing the eight motions (two of which were approved by the College Senate in 2005, six of which were approved by the College Senate in 2006), the ballot, and a detailed description of each motion (including rationale). The deadline for completion of the ballot is Thursday, April 27. This material is the result of extensive discussion of the bylaws governing the College Senate. Your review and vote will assist the governance process in moving ahead on campus.
The following have been approved by the Senate Curriculum Committee and forwarded to the president for review and approval:
BUS 330 Marketing Management
BUS 369 Organizational Change and Development
BUS 512 Introduction to Using Accounting Information for Decision-Making
FIN 370 Technical Analysis of Financial Markets
HIS 379 Museums and Civic Engagement
HIS 460 Patterns of History in Southeast Asia
Intellectual Foundations Designation and New Course:
PHI 110 The Meaning of Life
Intellectual Foundations Designations and Course Revisions:
ANT 100 Human Origins
GEG 309 Urban Geography
Intellectual Foundation Designations:
REL 104 Introduction to Religious Studies
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology