The Minutes of the Marshall University Faculty Senate Meeting Held On March 19, 1998, at 4:00 pm in the John Marshall Room of the
Memorial Student Center



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 2/26/98:

Minutes of the February 26, 1998, meeting were approved. Mark Simmons clarified his statements from the February meeting concerning medical school facilities.

2. ANNOUNCEMENTS:

President Gilley has approved or read all recommendations from February meeting. SR-97-98-30 was not returned; and SR-97-98-32 was disapproved.

3. REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT:

President Gilley reported on the recent state legislative session:

4. ACF REPORT:

There was no ACF Report.

5. COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

SR-97-98-35 (PFPC): Recommends approval of the Marshall University Parking Policy as written by the Marshall University Office of Public Safety. RECOMMENDATION FAILED.

SR-97-98-36 (APC): Recommends that the reorganization plan for the College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) be approved as proposed to the committee. RECOMMENDATION PASSED.

SR-97-98-37 (APC): Recommends that the reorganization plan for the College of Science (COS) be approved as proposed to the committee with an amended inclusion of the following two recommendations: (1) that an annual evaluation/assessment prog ram be adopted for the new divisional structure, and (2) that the Dean and Division Coordinators work for continued faculty and student input in the development and implementation of the reorganization plan. RECOMMENDATION FAILED.

SR-97-98-38 (APC): Recommends that the reorganization plan for the College of Liberal Arts (COLA) be approved as proposed to the committee with an amended inclusion of the following two recommendations: (1) that an annual evaluation/assessment p rogram be adopted for the new divisional structure, and (2) that the Dean and Division Coordinators work for continued faculty and student input in the development and implementation of the reorganization plan. RECOMMENDATION FAILED.

SR-97-98-39 (CC): Recommends approval of the proposed B.A. degree in Multidisciplinary Studies, dependent on the following: 1) changes in the statement on Library resources, 2) changes in the Lewis College of Business component, and 3) the additio n of a paragraph concerning the process that will be used to add and modify areas of emphasis. RECOMMENDATION PASSED.

SR-97-98-40 (CC): Recommends approval, with reservations, the proposed deletion of the B.S. degree program in Computer Science and Software Development. RECOMMENDATION PASSED; 18 YES, 12 NO, 3 ABSTENTIONS.

6. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Committee reports from the following committees: Curriculum, Faculty Development, and Graduate.

Meeting adjourned at 5:46 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