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Minerva statureThere was a little drama at the last Faculty Senate meeting – of the best kind, most theatrical kind.

Before the Faculty Senate meeting last week, several members of UNCG Theatre’s cast of “The Wolves” performed a scene and explained why they value the play. The director, MFA student Ashley Sarver, made brief remarks.

Faculty Senate Chair Anthony Chow convened the meeting and the Senate voted to extend the committee election deadlines.

Provost Dana Dunn gave updates, notably that the tuition and fee proposal process is underway, and that the UNC System will accept tuition increase requests this year, for the first time in the last three years. The proposed cap is three percent for tuition and three percent for fees. Any increase approved will apply only to incoming first-year students and incoming transfer students. The March Board of Governors meeting will likely reveal whether or not the proposal is approved. More details about allocation of new resources will be available on the provost’s website.

Chair of General Education Council Aaron Terranova introduced the resolution approved by General Education Council based on the work from the General Education Revision Task Force II. The revisions the securing of a competency-based program capped at 33-34 credits with 11 competencies, and the removal of the marker system. New features in the program include a Foundations course and expanded core competencies in health and wellness, information literacy, and equity and diversity.

The general education revision was passed after a vote.

Before the meeting was adjourned, an election was held for the Promotion & Tenure Committee and two were elected.

The next Faculty Senate event is Faculty Forum: Faculty Priorities and President’s Search on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m. in the Alumni House.

By Susan Kirby-Smith

 

 
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