Faculty Senate Holds First Meeting of Year

Posted: September 7, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The major business of the first Faculty Senate meeting of the year was to elect members of the senate’s standing committees, university committees and faculty representatives to other committees across the university. In addition, Susan Trencher, Sociology and Anthropology, was elected secretary of the senate.

Announcements included the following:

  • A special meeting has been called for Wed., Sept. 13, to consider the a report from the senate’s Task Force on Salary Issues. The meeting will be held in Robinson Hall B, Room 113, at 3 p.m.
  • Marion Deshmukh, History and Art History, announced the university is beginning the three-year application process for a Phi Beta Kappa chapter at Mason.
  • Provost Peter Stearns reported on the President’s Council meeting with the Board of Visitors in which efforts toward making Mason “a great university” were discussed.
  • Joe Scimecca, Sociology and Anthropology, discussed the career of his colleague, Public and International Affairs professor Melvin Friedlander, who died in August. A moment of silence was observed.
  • Jim Sanford, Psychology, reported that the Faculty Matters Committee has completed the Faculty Evaluation of Administrators Report. It will be distributed next week.

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