MINUTES OF USC UNION FACULTY ORGANIZATION MEETING
Friday, April 1, 2005 - Commission Conference Room
Present: Buchanan, Charles, Gavalas, Hawley, Hudson, Ivey, Kearse, Simpson, Stokes, Young
Absent: Edwards, Fatemi, Jett, Parker, Wright, Holcomb
READING AND APPROVAL O MINUTES OF MARCH 4, 2005 MEETING
Minutes were approved as posted to list serve.
REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEES
REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES
DEAN EDWARDS’ REPORT: No report.
Academic Dean/Faculty Search Committee: The following were appointed to a combined search committee and charged with conducting the search for an academic dean and three faculty members to fill the following needs: chemistry, physics, astronomy, biology), English, a foreign language, sociology, psychology, and philosophy: Stephen Buchanan, Chair; Thomas Simpson, Deborah Hudson, Allan Charles, John Wright, Brenda Childers
1. Regional Campus Senate: Deborah Hudson, 3 year term.
2. Regional Campus Senate Alternate: Randy Ivey, 1 year term
3. Columbia Senate: Bob Kearse, 3 year term
4. System Tenure and Promotion: Alan Charles and Stephen Buchanan.
5. System Grievance Committee: No representative elected.
6. Provost Advisory Committee: Stephen Buchanan, Anthony N. Gavalas
7. Faculty Organization Officers:
A. Chair: Alan Charles
B. Vice-Chair: Stephen Buchanan
C. Secretary: Anthony N. Gavalas
8. Peer Review Committee: Simpson, Chair, Ivey, Hudson, Fatemi
The meeting was adjourned at 12:35 PM.
Anthony N. Gavalas, Secretary
USC Union Faculty Organization.
Attachment 1: Committee Members 2005-2006
Each Committee is to meet and elect its chairperson and report same at the next F.O. meeting.
Attachment 2: Student Affairs Report
From: Terry Young
To: USC Union Faculty Organization
Date: Wednesday - March 30, 2005 9:05 AM
Subject: Student Affairs April Report
Attachment 3: Financial Aid Report
From: Financial Aid Office
To: Faculty Meeting April 1, 2005
Attachment 4: OSP Report
From: Tammy Stokes
To: USCU Faculty Organization
Date: March 31, 2005 2:51 PM
Subject: OSP Report
We were refunded for another 4 years!! That's the best news coming out of OSP these days! Events that took place in the past month......a visit to USC Upstate...OSP teamed up with MSU and took a group of students to see a movie in Greenville and to visit the Greenville Museum...held a career workshop at which former OSP counselor, Brad Morris and local attorney, Sammy Diamodorous came to speak to students about careers in politics and law.
...we are currently preparing for early registration. the PMT's have called OSP advisees and reminded them to come in for early registration. We're hoping to get as many of them registered as possible!!On Monday, April 11 we will have a Faculty Roundtable with Dr. Wright...this will be our final workshop of the semester.Mike and Brian will be taking a group of students on a road trip to USC Beaufort on April 8th and 9th. While there they are also planning a visit to the Paris Island Museum.We may be planning a trip to the Festival of Flowers on June 17th or 18th.We will be revamping the PMT program over the summer...if you have any suggestions as to how we can improve or reach out to more students, etc. please let us know your thoughts.
Attachment 5: Revised Admissions Policy
From: Stephen Buchanan, Chair, Academic Affairs Committee
To: USCU Faculty Organization
Date: Monday - April 11, 2005 11:34 AM
Subject: Admissions Policy
As you recall, at our last faculty organization meeting, Debbie Hudson and I were authorized to meet with Terry to revise our admissions policies to make them consistent with the new SAT. We decided that the best way to accomplish this task is simply to add the same percentage score for the new writing portion of the test to the existing score that allows Terry to administratively admit a student. The policy for Opportunity Admissions will now read: "applicants who earned a score of at least 700 on the SAT (1050 on the new SAT with a writing assessment) or an equivalent ACT score generally are admitted to our Opportunity Scholars program." We also agreed to change the wording of the policy for admitting concurrent students to read: "As a general guidelines, seniors should have at least 900 on the SAT (1450 on the new SAT with a writing assessment) or an equivalent ACT score, or be in the top 30% of their class, or have at least a B average in their college preparatory courses. Juniors should meet at least two of these criteria."Unless I receive objections from members of our faculty organization I will assume that this motion from the Academic Affairs Committee is acceptable to the members and is therefore approved. If this is the case, Terry will begin to make his admissions decisions based upon thesereworded policies.I ask the Secretary of the Faculty Organization (Tony Gavalas) to enter this correspondence into the Faculty Organization minutes.SteveDr. Stephen R. BuchananProf. of Psychology/Academic CoordinatorUniversity of South Carolina at UnionUnion, South Carolina 29379-1902(864)429-USCU FAX (864)427-7252e-mail <email@example.com>