The Faculty Senate passed a motion Monday that will require the athletic department to submit their annual state auditor’s report to the Faculty Senate, University Planning and Budget Committee and the SGA. They will also be forced to publish it on the University’s website.
Student Government Association President Eric Bergenn said he hopes that senators will take on bigger roles this year after four senators stepped down last semester.
Student participation has always been an issue on campus, but with recent talks of adding student voting members to the faculty senate on campus, one has to wonder ‘why the push?’ when student seats on committees on campus aren’t even filled.
The Thursday before Connecticut got hit with an unusual October snowstorm, a different storm was already brewing in room 231 in Copernicus during a campus-wide meeting for the Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Committee for General Education. The whole point of this meeting was to discuss the initial ideas for the revision of general education.
The Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Committee for General Education has four plans that would reform general education from its current state. The “goal program” is the most radical of the four and would take away the first-year experience for freshmen and English 110.
Eleven student voting members on the Faculty Senate seems like something that wouldn’t work, but that’s exactly what was suggested to the members of CCSU’s faculty.
In the midst of a possible general education reform, the Central Connecticut State University Faculty Senate General Education Ad Hoc Committee is now looking at the curriculum of other universities to get an idea of which systems work most efficiently.
The Faculty Senate passed a resolution presented by the psychology department Monday at a Faculty Senate meeting that would demand the administration at CCSU do several things, one of which would be to stop imposing limits on internships and independent study load credits that would shape academic programs.
A public hearing was held Wednesday in Founders Hall by the Faculty Senate General Education Ad Hoc Committee to field comments and suggestions from students and teachers on a possible redesign of the program.
A recent survey conducted by the Faculty Senate general education ad-hoc committee shows that a majority of CCSU faculty believe the general education program should be reformed.
The survey results that were presented during the body’s meeting last week found that of the 230 surveyed, more than 60 percent either agreed or strongly agreed that a redesign is necessary.