Faculty Senate

D R A K E  U N I V E R S I T Y



The Drake University Faculty Senate will meet in regular session on

November 18, 2009 in Levitt Hall, Old Main at 3:30 p.m.



  1. Call to Order


  1. Roll Call


  1. Approval of October 2009 minutes


  1. Report from President Maxwell

NOTE: If any Senator would like to submit a question for President Maxwell

for the meeting, please email that question to President Houle (phil.houle@drake.edu) and/or President Maxwell (david.maxwell@drake.edu)


  1. Report from Provost Renner
  2. Report from President Houle

                  Student Senate Report


  1. Unfinished Business      none


8.   New Business              

      a) Motion from the Sustainability Oversight Committee (D Courard-Hauri) to disband


The Sustainability Oversight Committee will serve in an advisory capacity to the President’s Cabinet through the Faculty Senate on issues related to the environmental and social sustainability of Drake University in its actions, infrastructure, and activities. The Committee will monitor progress in working toward the goals set forth in the Statement of Sustainability, and will report this progress in an accessible way to the campus community. The Committee will also recommend further steps which the University can take to improve and promote sustainability at Drake.


The Sustainability Oversight Committee is chaired by a faculty member and consists of one additional faculty member, the director of facility services (or their designee), one other staff member, and two students. Appointments are for two years and are staggered for each group, with the longer-serving faculty member serving as chair (or the member whose term expires first in the case of simultaneous appointments). The members are appointed using the standard procedures for appointment of standing committees.


      b) Motion from the IAC (R Chesnut)

to change the membership description of the Intercollegiate Athletics Council (IAC)

(see attached)


      c) Motion from B Gilbert:

"RESOLVED:  That the Faculty Senate endorses the creation of a "public" interface for Drake University's iTunesU presence, so that Drake students, faculty, and staff will have the option to post resources for downloading by any and all iTunesU user(s) (as long as such posting complies with the appropriate Policy on Acceptable use of Computer Technology as established by the University


9. Adjournment