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Nov 17, 1999 Minutes


Senators Present: Conroy, Early, Gillis, Gordon, Hays,
McKinney, Peeler, Renick, Skerpan-Wheeler,
and Stone.

Absent: Bible, Irvin, McGee, and Stimmel

Liaisons Present: Margaret Vaverek, Library

Guests: Jane Mills, Library
Sylvia Crixell, Family and Consumer Sciences
Maria Czyzewska, Psychology
Tom Grimes, English
Catherine Jaffe, Modern Languages
Bob McLean, Biology
Grant Simpson, Educational Administration and Psychological Services
Gary Upchurch, Biology
Sandra West, Biology
Wuxu Peng, Computer Science
Mike Moore, Senate Philosopher

CONTENTS
LIBRARY ACQUISITIONS (MILLS)
SET PAAG AGENDA (HAYS)
APPROVAL OF MINUTES (EARLY)
DEVELOPMENTAL LEAVE PRESENTATIONS

The meeting was called to order by Chair Hays at 4:00 p.m.

LIBRARY ACQUISITIONS (MILLS)

Mills reported that the software used by the library to manage acquisitions
requested by departments works pretty well for doing the things that library
personnel need to do. But it does not allow individuals, such as faculty or
departmental representatives, to track departmental request/purchases online.
Mills can run reports and provide paper copies on demand or periodically.

The senate referred the issue to the Library Committee, meeting tomorrow,
to see if there is some way, such as adding one or more department codes
to the subject field of each acquisition, to allow departmental tracking
of acquisitions.

SET PAAG AGENDA (HAYS)

President Supple and VPAA Gratz will be invited to set their own agenda.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES (EARLY)

Approved as amended.
Skerpan-Wheeler/Gillis 8-0.

DEVELOPMENTAL LEAVE PRESENTATIONS

Sylvia Crixell, Family and Consumer Sciences, write and submit 5 manuscipts,
and develop a study guide for an advanced nutrition course.

Maria Czyzewska, Psychology, study Spanish and teach in Chihuahua, Mexico,
and research reasoning patterns and cognitive organization of
autobiographical memories.

Tom Grimes, English, develop a novel blending fiction with literary criticism
to reassess 20th century American male authors.

Catherine Jaffe, Modern Languages, study the representation in novels of
women's accession to literacy during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Bob McLean, Biology, application of genomics to study bacterial growth in
biofilms.

Grant Simpson, Educational Administration and Psychological Services, historical
documentation of the efforts of the SWT School of Education during the
last 10 years.

Gary Upchurch, Biology, research on the role of vegetation in global cooling
in the late Miocene.

Sandra West, Biology, safety in public school science laboratories.

Wuxu Peng, Computer Science, investigation of a priority-based bandwidth
assignment communication protocol for use in all-fiberoptic networks.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:20 p.m.

cheerfully submitted

grady

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