Message from the Senate Chair

At the February 15 meeting of the College Senate, the senators discussed a motion brought by the Instruction and Research Committee to reduce the required number of credits of upper-division courses for undergraduates from 45 to 33, effective May 2008. Details of the motion will be available by next week, when the approved minutes of the December 14, 2007, meeting are posted to the Senate Web site. Please consult with your senators in advance of the March 14 meeting, when this motion will be voted on.

Information is also posted about the SUNY-sponsored conference titled "Faculty Professional Development: Advancing Excellence in the SUNY Academy," on Thursday and Friday, March 13 and 14, at the Renaissance Hotel in Syracuse. All faculty and staff are invited to attend. Please contact the center for more information.