The Minutes of the Marshall University Faculty Senate Meeting Held On April 23, 1998, at 4:00 pm in the John Marshall Room of the Memorial Student Center

MEMBERS PRESENT: Abramson, Desai, Stone, Sottile, Gillespie, Karickhoff, Lowry, Marley, Stern, Anthony, Miller, Baker, Dennison, Duke, Gripshover, Gross, Freidin, Rotter, Shaver, Dolmetsch, Hudock, Doyle, Perry, Ford, Finver, Green, Cody, Rhoten, Simmons, Shah, Wang, Davis, Lester, Rider, Hubbard, Anderson, Brown, May, Wilson, Hankins, East, Russell, parliamentarian, Edmunds; president Gilley, and several guests.

MEMBERS ABSENT: Blankenship, Elwell, Rowe, Taft, Merritt-Damron, Brown, Cowell, Januszkiewicz, Beaver, Szarek, Adkins, Aluthge, Forget, Carter, Wilson, and Nicholson.


The meeting was called to order at 4:04 pm in the John Marshall Room of the Memorial Student Center.

1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF 3/19/98:

Minutes of the March 19, 1998, meeting were approved.

2. INFORMATIONAL PROCEDURAL ITEMS:

SR-97-98-35 was read by President Gilley.
SR-97-98-36 was approved by President Gilley
SR-97-98-37 & 38 (President Gilley will meet with representatives
of the Colleges of Science and Liberal Arts concerning reorganization).
SR-97-98-39 was approved by President Gilley
SR-97-98-40 was approved by President Gilley

President Dennison introduced the newly elected student body president
McKenzie Howard and vice-president, Susan Porter.

President Dennison reported that meetings have taken place with the Vice
President for Academic Affairs, Sarah Denman, and the former Senate
Presidents concerning issues affecting the faculty.
3. REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT:

No report.

4. ACF REPORT:

Dr. Bert Gross reported the following: 1) the legislature is forming
a committee to study the governance of higher education that will report
to the legislature in the fall, and 2) only two of the four names
recommended by the faculty senate for honorary degrees were presented to
the Board of Trustees.

5. REPORT ON THE STATUS OF DAYCARE:

Dr. Marianna Footo-Linz reported on the status of daycare.

6. COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

SR-97-98-41 (SCWC): Recommends the following amendment to the current Grievance Procedure in the Student Handbook: On page 126 of the current handbook, under the "Grievance Procedure," it is recommended that "or his designee" be added af ter "the president...." in section b and c (2 places) under IV, C, Level III. RECOMMENDATION PASSED.

SR-97-98-42 (SCWC): Recommends the following change to the current Marshall University HIV/HBV Policy on file in the Dean of Student Affairs Office (in italics, regular
and bold): Under the "Guidelines for Prevention of Transmission and Management of HIV" section, 3c, the first sentence should be changed from Confidential testing and appropriate counseling will be offered to the individual by the school following exposure to Confidential testing, appropriate counseling and referral services will be offered through the Counseling Center to the individual by the school following exposure. RECOMMENDATION PASSED.

SR-97-98-43 (EC): Recommends that the Faculty Senate adopt one of the following three options concerning the moving of materials to the new library: 1) Restore fall break to the 1998-99 academic calendar for Monday, October 12, 1998 a nd Tuesday, October 13, 1998, 2) Close the library the Friday preceding Thanksgiving break and work through the weekend and on into the following week, and 3) Close the library for a designated five day period while classes continue. The te ntative shutdown would begin on Monday, October 5, 1998. OPTION #3 WAS CHOSEN; RECOMMENDATION PASSED.

SR-97-98-45 (FPC): Recommends Methodology for Incorporating Experience into Target Salaries. WAS TABLED UNTIL THE MAY 14TH SENATE MEETING.

SR-97-98-46 (FPC): External Consultant Recommendation. WILL BE CARRIED OVER TO THE MAY 14TH SENATE MEETING.

SR-97-98-47 (FPC): Recommends approval of Guidelines for Salary Administration at Marshall University. WILL BE CARRIED OVER TO THE MAY 14TH SENATE MEETING.

SR-97-98-48 (FPC): Recommends exemption of COEHS from SR-97-98-4, Independent Study Credit. WILL BE CARRIED OVER TO THE MAY 14TH SENATE MEETING.
**EXECUTIVE SESSION: The senate moved to go into executive session to discuss SR-97-98-49. The senate returned to regular session.

SR-97-98-49 (PFPC): Recommends that the Community and Technical College building be renamed "Hayes Hall." RECOMMENDATION WAS TABLED UNTIL SUCH A DATE WHEN THE FOLLOWING COULD BE RECEIVED BY THE SENATE: 1) INPUT FROM THE COMMU NITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE REGARDING THE NAMING OF THE COLLEGE, AND 2) CLARIFICATION ON THE EMPLOYMENT STATUS OF DR. ROBERT B. HAYES WITH THE UNIVERSITY.

7. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Committee reports from the following committees: Physical Facilities
& Planning, Research, Student Conduct & Welfare, University Functions,
and Library.

8. INDIVIDUAL SENATOR MOTION:

There was a motion to move the May meeting to Monday, May 11th at
4:00 p.m. MOTION WAS DEFEATED.

9. AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:

The following two request were made:

1) There was a request that the Chairman of the Institutional Board
of Advisors speak to the senate about criteria for honorary
degree recipients, and

2) There was a request that the Director of Athletics present his
department's budget to the senate and also the budget for the Ford Motor City Bowl.


Meeting adjourned at 5:03 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