THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING
HELD ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1998 IN THE JOHN MARSHALL ROOM, MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER


MEMBERS PRESENT: Abramson, Weible, Desai, Stone, Sottile, Gillespie, Karickhoff, Lowry, Marley, Stern, Anthony, Elwell, Miller, Rowe, Baker, Duke, Rigsbee, Gross, Freidin, Dolmetsch, Doyle, Perry, Brown, Ford, Januszkiewicz, Cody, Rhoten, Shah, W ang, Davis, Rider, Rotter, Brown, Dennison, Bailey, Aluthge, Hubbard, Castellani, May, East, Russell, Wilson, parliamentarian, Edmunds; and several guests.

MEMBERS ABSENT: Hudock, Merritt-Damron, Cowell, Finver, Green, Beaver, Szarek, Simmons, Lester, Adkins, Hankins, Forget, Carter, and Nicholson.

The meeting was called to order at 4:06 p.m. by Faculty Senate President Corley Dennison.

1. ANNOUNCEMENTS:

President Dennison made the following announcements:

New Senators:

Committee Appointments:

2.REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT:

University President J. Wade Gilley reported to the Senate on faculty and staff salaries, the Athletic Department budget and plans for new capital outlay projects.
3.ACF REPORT:

Ben Miller reported on the Advisory Council of Faculty meeting August 27th in Morgantown. The ACF will ask the BOT to allow people over the age of 60 to "audit" classes at university system campuses if there is space available in the class. If a pproved, each campus will set their own rules on how to register the auditors.

*There was a motion passed to reorder the agenda to discuss the Committee Recommendations.

4.COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

SR-98-99-(2) 61 (EC): Recommendation dealing with changes to faculty workloads or
teaching loads. MOVED, SECONDED, PASSED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT.

SR-97-98-44 (FPC): Recommendation to establish a position of ombudsperson consistent with the attached description. MOVED TO SEND BACK TO COMMITTEE, SECONDED AND PASSED.

SR-97-98-46 (FPC): Recommends that President Gilley, working with the Faculty Senate, engage an external consultant for review of faculty salary policy including concerns about gender equity. Furthermore, the Faculty Senate shall be included in the selection process for the consultant and shall identify appropriate faculty groups to meets with the consultant. The consultant's report shall be presented to the senate for consideration before any implementation of salary policy occurs. MOVE D SECONDED, PASSED AS AMENDED. The amendments were as follows in bold print: add "and longevity and seniority" after "gender equity" at the end of the first sentence. The final sentence should read "The consultant's report shall be presented to the Senate for consideration before any implementation of salary policy occurs by February 1, 1999, with the Executive Committee functioning as the faculty liaison.

SR-97-98-48 (FPC): Recommends exemption of COEHS from SR-97-98-4, Independent Study Credit. MOVED, SECONDED, PASSED.

SR-97-98-50 (EC): Recommends that the Registrar revise the scheduling policy for Final Examinations to ensure that all regularly scheduled classes held at 3:00 p.m. and later, receive the full two-hour time allotment; and, that the Registrar publish final examination schedules reflecting the proposed changes beginning in the Spring of 1999. MOVED, SECONDED, PASSED.

SR-98-99-(1) 60 (SCWC): Recommends that the current Student Handbook policy of pages 115-116 concerning Alcohol/Beer/Marketing be amended to include Alcohol/Beer/Tobacco/Marketing. MOVED, SECONDED, PASSED.

SR-98-99-(3) 62 (APC): Recommends that the proposed amendment to the admissions policy for non-degree students be approved as proposed to the committee with a recommendation that Dr. James Harless (Director of Admissions) forward a rationale f or this amendment to the Faculty Senate. MOVED, SECONDED, PASSED.

SR-98-99-(4) 63 (APC): Recommends that the proposed admission policy for Marshall University effective Fall Semester 1999 be passed on to the Faculty Senate with the following recommendations: (1) That the proposed admissions policy precisely define the procedures & requirements for the movement of Marshall Community & Technical College students into Marshall University, (2) that the proposed admissions policy precisely define the term of "conditional" admission for those students with a comp osite ACT score between 17 and 18 and a high school grade
point average of 2.00, (3) that additional time be taken to phase in the proposed admission policy as Fall 1999 is perceived as too short of an implementation period, and (4) that the additional information be acquired with respect to the impact of t he proposed admissions policy on the resources available at the Marshall Community & Technical College & Marshall University prior to rendering a final decision regarding the proposed admissions policy. MOVED TO SEND TO BUDGET & ACADEMIC POLICY COMMIT TEE, SECONDED, PASSED.

5. AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:

It was moved, seconded, and passed to discuss proposed revisions to the Marshall University Faculty Constitution at an upcoming senate meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 5:26 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