Group seeks to expand influence
By JOSHUA BOURGEOIS
Assistant News Editor
The Faculty Senate passed a last-minute resolution regarding the President's Ad Hoc committee on academic and student affairs Tuesday night.
Faculty Senate's academic affairs and student affairs committees will join and address the amount of input the senate has in the President's Ad Hoc committee, the resolution stated.
Currently, few faculty senators are on the president's committee. However, Faculty Senate wants to address the ability of the senate to have input, as a body, in this committee.
After debating the relevance of Faculty Senate addressing this issue, the resolution passed 27 to two.
In the chair's report, Jean Porter announced that provost Nathan Hatch will address Faculty Senate at its next meeting on Feb. 9.
Also, Porter said there will be a second Notre Dame Forum on Academic Life on Feb. 14. The topic will be "Arts and Letters: Departments, Institutes and Collective Resources."
In other Faculty Senate news:
u The committee on Student Affairs reported that members discussed minutes from a Dec. 13 meeting with representatives from the Gay and Lesbian Alumni/ae of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's and The Observer editorial staff. The committee hopes to meet with assistant to the president Chandra Johnson soon regarding proposed Observer advertising policy.
The committee will also address grade inflation and graduation honors with the Academic Council.
u Vice president and associate provost Jeff Kantor spoke to the committee on Academic Affairs. Kantor said ground will be broken on the Philosophy and Theology Building in March, and the building will be completed by 2001. Kantor also discussed the construction of the Fine Arts building.
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