Category Archives: Faculty Senate

Minutes for the 9/7 Faculty Senate Meeting

Southern Methodist Univeristy Faculty Senate Meeting Wednesday, September 07, 2011 – 3:10 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hughes Triggs Ballroom West AGENDA 1. Call meeting to order 2. Welcome by the President: New senate members, Mr. Austin Prentice (SS President) 3. … Continue reading

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Faculty Senate Elections Begin

Posted today on The Forum blog: Online voting in the 2011 Faculty Senate election is open as of Wednesday, April 13, and will continue through 5 p.m. Monday, April 18. All full-time SMU faculty members are eligible to vote for … Continue reading

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From the Print Product: Faculty senate proposes new GEC plan

SMU’s curriculum will undergo a monumental redevelopment in just over one year. Come fall 2012, the current General Education Curriculum (GEC) will be replaced with the new University Curriculum (UC). Associate Dean for general education Dennis Cordell presented a report … Continue reading

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A Brief Note from Today’s Faculty Senate Meeting

News Editor Sarah Kramer sends along this short report from today’s Faculty Senate meeting: President R. Gerald Turner discussed the weather policy and fall 2011 enrollment with SMU’s Faculty Senate meeting Wednesday afternoon. Turner discussed the inclement weather policy while … Continue reading

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Faculty Senate Briefly Discusses Football Player Graduation

Amidst the talk of changes to the athletic admissions policy, Faculty Senate also briefly discussed recent trends in football players’ graduation. The trend wasn’t good. “Football is going in the wrong direction,” Faculty Senate President Linda Eads said. Only 55 … Continue reading

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SMU Trustees in the News

SMU, here’s what your trustees have been up to recently: Laura Bush entertained mothers of soldiers on Gold Star Mother’s Day. Bush also presented the first education initiative of the George W. Bush Institute. Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell will serve as … Continue reading

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Who is the Decider?

By Meredith Shamburger At SMU, there are several people and organizations who are charged with suggesting and making the rules. The top rung of the ladder is the Board of Trustees. You may have heard of these guys: they’re the ones … Continue reading

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