The Minutes of the Marshall University Faculty Senate Meeting Held On December 11, 1997, at 4:00 pm in the John Marshall Room of the Memorial Student Center


MEMBERS PRESENT: Abramson, Blankenship, Desai, Stone, Sottile, Gillespie, Karickhoff, Lowry, Marley, Anthony, Elwell, Miller, Rowe, Baker, Dennison, Duke, Gripshover, Gross, Freidin, Rotter, Hudock, Ambrose, Dolmetsch, Taft, Merritt-Damron, Doyle, Perry, Brown, Ford, Finver, Green, Cody, Szarek, Rhoten, Simmons, Davis, Lester, Rider, Adkins, Hubbard, Anderson, Brown, May, T. Wilson, N. Wilson, and several guest.

MEMBERS ABSENT: Stern, Cowell, Januszkiewicz, Beaver, Shah, Wang, Szwilski, Hankins, Forget, Carter, East, Russell, Nicholson, and parliamentarian, Edmunds.

The meeting was called to order at 4:05 pm in the John Marshall Room of the Memorial Student Center.


1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF 11/20/97:

Minutes of November meeting are on cassette in the Faculty Senate Office and will be distributed at the January meeting.

2. ANNOUNCEMENTS:

President Gilley read the recommendation from the November 20th meeting.

3. ACF REPORT:

Bert Gross reported that the Advisory Council of Faculty will meet with the Advisory Council of State College System concerning allocation of new money from the state legislature.

4. PRESIDENT'S REPORT:

President Gilley spoke to the university system concerns about the allocation of funds between the college and university systems. He seeks feedback from the faculty.

5.COMPARISON OF BENEFITS PACKAGES BY JIM STEPHENS, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES:

Jim Stephens spoke about faculty benefit packages. Michael McGuffey also presented information concerning MU faculty benefits as compared to other peer institutions.

6. COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

SR-97-98-7R (BAPC): Recommended approval of policy regarding students who study abroad. Amended from the senate floor to include the wording department/program, departments/programs. WAS APPROVED AS AMENDED.

SR-97-98-9 (CC) thru 18 (CC): Recommended course additions and changes.APPROVED.

SR-97-98-19 (CC): Recommends approval of the attached proposal for a new minor in Mathematics. WAS REFERRED BACK TO THE COS CURRICULUM COMMITTEE.

SR-97-98-20 (FPC) thru 22 (FPC): Dealt with the E-Course policy. APPROVED.

SR-97-98-23 (FPC): Recommends that E-courses be taught according to a standard semester schedule; i.e., start and end according to the academic calendar. However, in certain cases, it may be expedient or necessary to use a more flexible s chedule. In the event that more flexibility is needed or desired, there will be a time line written by the teaching professor that will bind students to an agreement to submit course work and communicate with the teaching professor according to an agreed upon schedule. WAS REFERRED BACK TO COMMITTEE.

SR-97-98-24 (FPC): Recommends that E-course registration be conducted on a regular academic schedule. As in on campus course registration. WAS REFERRED BACK TO COMMITTEE.

7. COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Research Committee:There is $11,000.00 remaining for grants to be awarded in the spring semester.

University Functions: Send committee recommendations for honorary degree candidates.

Meeting adjourned at 5:00 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