Summary: Meeting of the Faculty Senate, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Feb. 23, 2006
1. Call to Order
a. Presiding Officer Mitch Rothstein [Mathematics] called the meeting to
order at 3:30 pm in Room 2B of the Main Library.
2. Identification of Proxies and Visitors.
3. The minutes from January 19, 2006 were approved as amended (Mitch
Rothstein's last name misspelled in previous minutes).
4. Comments by the Presiding Officer, Mitch Rothstein:
a. Dr. Rothstein indicated that at this session, the Faculty Senate will be
discussing the revisions to the grade appeals policy, and discussed the
process that went into those revisions.
5. Comments by Dean Garnett Stokes:
a. Report on Provost Mace's meeting with Faculty from 2/20/06
i. Applications for incoming class are up, and we expect 4,650
incoming freshman next year. Qualifications for entry will
continue to rise, and the College is considering an enrollment
ii. Provost Mace indicated that the budget for current fiscal year (FY)
was $22M larger than the previous FY. Much of this increase was
absorbed by increased costs of fringe benefits, graduate health