THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING HELD ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1997
IN THE JOHN MARSHALL ROOM, MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER



MEMBERS PRESENT:
Abramson, Blankenship, Stone, Sottile, Karickhoff, Lowry, Marley, Stern, Anthony, Elwell, , Miller, Rowe, Baker, Dennison, Duke, Gripshover, Gross, Freidin Rotter, Ambrose, Dolmetsch, Taft, Hudock, Doyle, Perry, Merritt-Damron, Brown , Ford, Finver, Green, Cody, Szarek, Simmons, Shah, Wang, Davis, Lester, Rider, Adkins, Szwilski, Hubbard, Anderson, May, parliamentarian, Edmunds; and several guests.

MEMBERS ABSENT: Desai, Gillespie, Cowell, Januszkiewicz, Beaver, Oberly, and Wilson.

The meeting was called to order at 4:03 p.m. by Faculty Senate President Corley Dennison, III.


1. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF 9/25/97:

Minutes of the September meeting were approved.


2.ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Presidential action on Senate recommendations:

All recommendations from the September meeting were approved by President Gilley.

3.REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT:

President Gilley presented a report to the senate on the university's Strategic Plan which was submitted to the Board of Trustees and was distributed to the members of the senate.

In response to a question from Senator Christopher Dolmetsch concerning sabbatical leaves the President said the university's policy on sabbaticals will not be changed.

In response to a question from Senator Elaine Baker concerning funding as stated on page 22 of the Strategic Plan the president said any changes will have to come through the Board of Trustees.

A question was asked if the librarians are considered faculty in terms of the Strategic Plan. Mike McGuffey said they were.
4.ACF REPORT:

There was no ACF report.

5.COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

SR-97-98-(3) (SCWC): Recommends that every student be informed that he/she can have a university number other than their social security number. PASSED.

SR-97-98-(4) (FPC): Recommends that faculty who supervise independent studies, theses, and student teaching be recorded as the instructor of record. PASSED.

SR-97-98-(5) (FPC): Recommends that no additional funds be put into the continuing merit pool of merit until all merit policies have been reviewed. The amount of money available for merit awards will therefore remain at the 1997-98 level. Th is policy will cover those academic units which fall under the university salary policy Executive Policy Bulletin #5. PASSED.
6.STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Academic Planning: Maudie Karickhoff reported that program reviews have started.
Athletic Committee: No report.

Budget & Academic Policy:Gerald Doyle reported that they are looking
into Executive Policy #13 and "E" Courses (electronic).

Faculty Personnel: Elaine Baker reported that they are looking into
salary policies. President Gilley said that he would be interested in
being a part of the discussions on merit pay.

7. AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:

There was a request to have a tree in "J" parking lot removed.

Meeting adjourned at 4:57 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