December 2005 meeting minutes

Minutes of the Pleasantville/Briarcliff

Administrative Staff Council Meeting


December 2006
Butcher Suite, Kessel Campus Center, PLV



(As Pat Kelly was not there to act as Secretary, the following minutes are very brief.  If you have anything to add to these minutes, please contact Karen kdesantis@pace.eduand they will be inserted.)

Committee Reports:

  • Picnic:
  • Service:
  • Faculty Council - Karen DeSantis
    • Three new programs were approved: a major in BioPsychology, an increase in the number of credits for the BBA degree in accounting to match the number required by the State for eligibility for the CPA exam, and a Doctor of Nurse Practioners (DNP).  A new Film and Studies major was previously approved for the PNY campus.
    • The faculty will be working on a Faculty Council Constitution over the break.
    • It was decided that the names of faculty who are out due to illness be mentioned at each meeting.  Those mentioned at this meeting were: Marie Werner, Alma McManus, Mark Scheinnman, and Charlie Massielo.
    • A resolution that the number of faculty on search committees in which the position will most affect the faculty should be increased was passed.  This was in reaction to the search committee for the Associate Provost for Faculty Development which was made up of an equal number of faculty, students and staff members.


Guest Speakers:

Peter Domin discussed UPS Campus Ship with the council.  He handed out info on web-based UPS-hosted shipping solution to increase efficiency and reduce costs for the University.   

Associate Provost Beverly Kahn discussed her efforts towards globalization of Pace University which included her exciting trip to China with President Caputo and other Pace faculty/staff members.  She presented  a very engaging power point presentation of many photographs of China and discussed the partnerships with universities around the world.  She asked the council to help the University get more students to join the summer ‘Study Abroad Options 2006’.  A list of courses with opportunities to study abroad was distributed.