GMU Faculty Senate Meeting Agenda - October 7, 2009

Agenda for the Faculty Senate Meeting

October 7, 2009

Room B113, Robinson Hall

3:00 4:15 p.m.



I.       Call to Order


II.    Approval of the Minutes of September 9, 2009 and September 16, 2009


III. Announcements


Rector Volgenau


IV.  New Business Committee Reports


A.     Senate Standing Committees


Executive Committee


Academic Policies


Budget and Resources


Faculty Matters



Howard Kurtz is nominated to fill a vacancy on the Academic Appeals Committee


Organization and Operations

Academic Initiatives Committee Charge Discussion


B.     Other Committees


Technology Policy Committee Update



V. Other New Business


A. Resolution of Appreciation and Deepest Sympathy to the de Laski Family Attachment A


B. Presentations


Update on the QEP Program: Kim Eby, Associate Provost for Faculty Development


Food Service/Dining Issues: Denise Ammaccapone, Resident District Manager, Mason Dining Services


Copy Center Issues: Benn Crandall, Director of Auxilliary Services


VI.              Remarks for the Good of the General Faculty


VII. Adjournment







Sponsored by Senators Linda Monson, Howard Kurtz, and Peter Winant


WHEREAS, Nancy and Don de Laski are recipients of the 2009 George Mason Medal;  and


WHEREAS, Don and Nancy de Laski have been true friends and supporters of the performing arts at George Mason University for many years, including establishment of the Potomac Arts Academy, providing funds for music scholarships, and providing numerous new teaching and practice studios; and


WHEREAS, Groundbreaking ceremonies occurred on July 1, 2009 for the Donald and Nancy de Laski Performing Arts Building benefiting our Schools of Music and Dance; and


WHEREAS, The couple established the de Laski Family Foundation in 1998 and have devoted much time and energy to charitable activities, the most significant of which has been George Mason University; and


WHEREAS, A major 10 year commitment from the de Laski Family Foundation funded the creation of the Center for Consciousness and Transformation at Mason in 2009; and


WHEREAS, The couple set up an internship program involving Mason and Mount Vernon; and


WHEREAS, Don currently serves on the George Mason University Foundation Board of Trustees; and


WHEREAS, Nancy served on the Visual and Performing Arts Board of George Mason University; and


WHEREAS, Nancy and Don de Laski have made an extraordinary difference in the lives of George Mason University students and faculty; now therefore be it


RESOLVED, That this Faculty Senate of George Mason University hereby expresses its deepest sympathies to the de Laski family on the recent passing of Nancy de Laski; and be it further


RESOLVED, That the Secretary of the Faculty Senate hereby is authorized and directed to transmit a duly certified copy of this resolution to the de Laski family.