George Mason University
Approved Minutes of the Executive Committee Meeting
May 7, 2003

Present: J. Bennett, L. Brown, P. Buchanan, M. De Nys, D. Kuebrich

Chair Jim Bennett opened the meeting at 12:05 pm.

I. Approval of Minutes
The Minutes of the April 30, 2003 Executive Committee meeting were approved as distributed.

II. Announcements
Dean Jeff Gorrell will give the eulogy for Larry Bowen at this afternoon’s Senate meeting.

The Chair will announce that the Executive Committee Minutes are on the Faculty Senate website at the meeting.

Hale Tongren has agreed to chair a Task Force on Emeritus Policy. It will be an informal task force that will be composed of retired faculty and will answer to the Faculty Matters Committee.

III. Old Business
There was no old business.

IV. Reports from Senate Standing Committee Chairs
A. Academic Policies

No report.

B. Facilities & Support Services & Library
No report.

C. Faculty Matters
The Summer School Lab Compensation motion might have opposition at the Senate meeting. The question was raised whether it would affect this year’s summer school session. It was stated that, if the motion passes, it should be implemented immediately. It was noted that the summer school program needs a complete review, along with a review of the Memorandum of Understanding to determine whether the document’s policies are being held to by the administration. It was agreed that adequate compensation for lab instructors shouldn’t be held up until there is time to review the entire process.

Time permitting, Marty De Nys will also make an announcement on the status of the Faculty Evaluation of Administrators at the Senate meeting.

D. Nominations
The Committee will present a slate of nominees for the Midterm Grading Task Force at the Senate meeting this afternoon.

E. Organization & Operations
No report.

V. New Business
There was no new business.

VI. Adjournment
The meeting adjourned at 12:38 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Debi Siler
Clerk, Faculty Senate

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