Summary: Meeting of the Faculty Senate and College Faculty, Franklin College of Arts &
Sciences September 6, 2005
1. Call to Order: Presiding Officer Mitch Rothstein called the meeting to order at
3:30pm in 150 SLC. College faculty were invited to debate and discuss two
proposed amendments to the by-laws.
a. The first amendment to be discussed would be related to the process by
which department heads are chosen.
b. The second amendment to be discussed would be the modified by-laws for
student grade appeals within the college.
c. There would be no modification of proposals, only debate and discussion
so that departmental representatives can inform their colleagues of issues
with the upcoming vote next week.
d. This meeting is called under the current Articles, which give power to the
College faculty to alter, repeal, or amend the existing by-laws.
2. Dean Garnett Stokes spoke to the present faculty and made some remarks about
ongoing changes in Franklin College.
a. The Dean's office is working on revisions of their 5-year plans, based on
feedback from the Provost and special committees. These revisions are
being used by the Provost's office to evaluate budget requests, new faculty
lines, and placement of resources.