The Minutes of the Marshall University Faculty Senate Meeting Held On February 26, 1998, at 4:00 pm in the John Marshall Room of the Memorial Student Center

MEMBERS PRESENT: Abramson, Blankenship, Desai, Stone, Gillespie, Lowry, Marley, Stern, Anthony, Elwell, Miller, Baker, Dennison, Duke, Gross, Freidin, Rotter, Shaver, Dolmetsch, Hudock, Merritt-Damron, Doyle, Perry, Ford, Finver, Green, Beaver, Szarek, Rhoten, Simmons, Wang, Stotts, Lester, Rider, Aluthge, Hubbard, Anderson, Brown, May, Wilson, East, Russell, Wilson, parliamentarian, Denman; president Gilley, and several guests.

MEMBERS ABSENT: Sottile, Karickhoff, Rowe, Taft, Brown, Cowell, Januszkiewicz, Cody, Beaver, Shah, Adkins, Hankins, Forget, Carter, and Nicholson.

The meeting was called to order at 4:02 pm in the John Marshall Room of the Memorial Student Center.

1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF 1/29/98:

Minutes of the January 29th meeting were approved.

2. ANNOUNCEMENTS:

President Gilley has approved or read all recommendations from 1/29/98
meeting. The Senate is looking for one faculty member to serve on a
Marching Band Advisory Committee. Any interested faculty member is
invited to contact the Faculty Senate Office.

3. ACF REPORT:

Dr. Bert Gross reported that there is a difference between the
resource allocation models for the State College and University
systems. Also, the SREB is establishing an "electronic campus" and will
develop a catalog of e-courses and p rograms available at SREB schools.

4. REPORT OF THE AD HOC CONSTITUTIONAL REVIEW COMMITTEE:

Dr. Joseph Stone reported that the committee is still having a problem with determining the best way to decide questions of representation on the senate.

5. REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT:

President Gilley reported that the College of West Virginia wants to
merge with WVU. He also spoke to the discrepancies in the resource
allocation model. Mark Simmons asked the president questions concerning
the funding for athletic facilities and funding for academic
facilities. There was a discussion on how various facilities are funded.

6. REPORT OF THE GRADUATE COUNCIL:

Dr. Dennis Prisk reported that the Graduate Council meets the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month from 1:00 - 3:00 pm in Room 166 of the Science Building. He also reported that the Graduate Council is now online at the following address: http://www.marshall.edu./graduate-council/

7.DISCUSSION OF THE UNIVERSITY CALENDAR:

There was discussion of the proposed university calendar for the 1998-99
school year. It was moved, seconded and passed that the deadline for
final grades to be submitted to the Registrar's Office be changed from
Wednesday, December 16th to Thursday, December 17th.

8. COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

SR-97-98-23R (FPC): Recommended that the completion date for each E-Course shall be stated in the course syllabus. In no case shall it be sooner than the end of the semester the student is registered for. In no case shall it be later tha n one year from the end of the semester the student is registered for. RECOMMENDATION WAS RESCINDED.

SR-97-98-31 (FPC): Recommended approval of Interim Executive Policy Bulletin #13 (E Courses) as amended. (Additions are in bold; deletions are crossed out.) THERE WAS AN AMENDMENT TO PAGE 3, COURSE COMPLETION TIMETABLE. THERE WAS ALSO AN AMENDMENT TO PAGE 2, AUTHENTICATION, DELETE "FROM AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION" AND ADD "DESIGNATE AN APPROVED PROCTOR FROM AN EDUCATIONAL OR OTHER APPROVED INSTITUTION....." UNDER EXAMS, PAGE 5, THE SECOND SENTENCE WAS GRAMMATICALLY CHANGED TO REFLECT THE FOLLOWING: "THE PROCTOR FOR THOSE EXAMS WILL BE DESIGNATED BY THE STUDENT AT THE BEGINNING OF TH E COURSE." RECOMMENDATION PASSED AS AMENDED.

SR-97-98-32 (IS): Recommended that the decision to suspend the program in Computer Science and Software Development should be rescinded pending full review by the Faculty Senate and the Academic Planning Committee. RECOMMENDATION PASSED. WILL BE SENT TO THE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE.

SR-97-98-33 (CC): Recommended approval of the following course addition: SPN 112.
RECOMMENDATION PASSED.

SR-97-98-34 (FS): Originated from the senate floor to recommend to Dr. Gilley the approval of the following change to the Marshall University Academic Calendar for 1998-99: A change in date
FROM: December 16, Wednesday.........................Deadline for Submitting Final Set of Grades
TO: December 17, Thursday................................Deadline for Submitting Final Set of Grades
Notes: During the second semester (Spring 1999) the last day to drop 2nd 8 weeks courses is during the Spring Break (April 2, Friday, Noon thru April 9, Friday). RECOMMENDATION PASSED.
9.STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Academic Planning (Maudie Karickhoff): Due to Dr. Karickhoff's absence, President Dennison reported that all program reviews had been completed and the committee had not met since their completion.

Athletic Committee: Dr. Jeff Elwell reported that the university lost approximately $100,000.00 on the Motor City Bowl. The final figures have not been calculated. Alan Stern asked how much of the shortfall was due to the number of guests in the off icial university party which went to the bowl? Elwell did not have the figures to give a response.

Elwell also reported that the grade point average for women athletes was above 3.00
Budget & Academic Policy: Gerald Doyle reported that the next meeting will be on March
5th.

Faculty Personnel: Dr. Elaine Baker reported that what FPC had completed was being considered at today's meeting.

10. EXECUTIVE SESSION:

There was a motion to move into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing candidates
for honorary degrees at the 1998 commencement. Motion passed. There was a
motion to move out of Executive Session. Motion passed. There was a motion to adopt
recommendation SR-97-98-30 (UF). RECOMMENDATION PASSED.

President Dennison discussed his concerns about faculty morale. The senate gave approval of
a forthcoming recommendation concerning the situation.

11. AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:

There was a request that there be a report from the Child Care Center Committee at the March meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 5:31 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,




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Dr. Ben Miller, Secretary
Marshall University Faculty Senate


MINUTES READ:




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Dr. Corley Dennison, President
Marshall University Faculty Senate



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Dr. J. Wade Gilley, President
Marshall University