Executive Committee, 863rd Meeting
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
9:30 a.m. until 12 Noon
205 E. 42nd Street, Room 963

AGENDA

  1. Adoption of the Agenda
  2. Adoption of the Minutes
  3. Old Business
    1. Progress on Two New Committees (Academic Policy and Enrollment Management)
    2. Progress on Fall Conference
  4. New Business
    1. Approve FGL agenda
    2. Resolution suggested by Prof. Jack Zevin
  5. Reports
    1. Liaisons to Standing Committees/Representatives to Board Committees
  6. Chair

MINUTES

The meeting was called to order by the Chair, Terrence Martell, at 9:30 a.m. in room 1002 of Board Headquarters.  Also present were: Michael Barnhart, Kathleen Barker, Manfred Philipp, Kay Conway, Jay Weiser, Phil Pecorino, Karen Kaplowitz, and Emily Tai.

  1. Adoption of the Agenda – The agenda was adopted as proposed.
  2. Adoption of the Minutes – The minutes were adopted as proposed.
  3. Old Business
    1. Progress on Charter Amendments – The plan is to complete and submit these changes in December, first to the FGLs, as promised when the new system easing the red tape involved in amending the Charter was first approved. After discussion, there was agreement on the following about the Executive Committee’s role in different types of vacancy:  if the Vice Chair position falls vacant, the Executive Committee will nominate a replacement, which will go to the floor for ratification at the next plenary; if delegations are not full, the drafted language of II.5.g will apply.
    2. Progress on Two New Committees (Academic Policy and Enrollment Management) – Noted. They both expected to hold their first meeting soon.
    3. Progress on Fall Conference – Noted.
  4. New Business
    1. FYI – RF President responds to concerns from faculty: Noted.
    2. Approve Plenary Agenda – With a few edits, the draft was approved.
  5. Reports
    1. Liaisons to Standing Committees/Representatives to Board Committees – There were a few brief reports.
    2. Chair – The CUNY BA program update: It will stay in the Graduate Center but will report to the Macaulay’s Honor College.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 11:55 a.m.

[The committee adjourned to have lunch upstairs with Chancellor Milliken.]

Respectfully submitted,

Bill Phipps