THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING
HELD ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1998 IN THE JOHN MARSHALL ROOM, MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER

MEMBERS PRESENT: Abramson, Desai, Stone, Gillespie, Karickhoff, Lowry, Marley, Stern, Anthony, Elwell, Miller, Rowe, Baker, Duke, Rigsbee, Gross, Freidin, Dolmetsch, Jarrett, Merritt Damron, Doyle, Brown, Ford, Green, Beaver, Rhoten, Simmons, Shah, Rider, Rotter, Adkins, Hubbard, May, Hankins, Wilson, Dennison, Bailey, parliamentarian, Edmunds; and several guests.

MEMBERS ABSENT: Weible, Sottile, Hudock, Perry, Cowell, Finver, Januszkiewicz, Cody, Szarek, Wang, Davis, Lester, Brown, Aluthge, Castellani, Wilson, Forget, Carter, East, Russell, and Nicholson.

The meeting was called to order at 4:04 p.m. by Faculty Senate President Corley Dennison.

1. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:

No minutes to approve.

2. ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Presidential action on Faculty Senate Recommendations of 9/24/98


Other

3.REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT:

University President J. Wade Gilley reported to the following:

a.On November 2-3 a committee from the North Central Accrediting Association will be on campus to look into the merger with COGS and to review the biomedical sciences program.

b.Fall enrollment is approximately 16, 000 students. There was an increase of 414 freshman.

c.The president suggests that we limit enrollment for Fall 1999. We should either hold the line or reduce the number we admit and admit the better prepared applicants.

d.He congratulated the Senate for sponsoring the Town Hall Legislative Open House. Approximately 250 were in the audience to hear the candidates.

e.The president discussed the upcoming legislative session.
1. There might be a restructuring of higher education governance.
2. There is a possibility of substantial new financial resources through taxation of
video gambling "gray machines."
3. The creation of "HOPE" scholarships.
4. Legislation affecting higher education.
5. The president presented Discussion Points concerning the new library.

4.ACF REPORT:

No report.
5.DISCUSSION OF PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS:

It was moved, seconded and passed to call a General Faculty Meeting for November 19th from 4:00 - 4:30 pm prior to the November Faculty Senate meeting. That meeting is to give the faculty a chance to discuss and vote on sending the amendments on to the faculty for their vote to adopt or reject the amendments.

6.COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

SR-98-99-(4) 63R (BAPC)(APC): Recommends that the Proposed Admission Policy [SR-98-99-(4) 63 (APC)] be approved with noted changes. MOVED, SECONDED, AND DEFEATED.

THIS MEETING ADJOURNED AT 5:15 PM DUE TO A LACK OF A QUORUM.

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The continuation of the 10/29/98 Faculty Senate Meeting took place on November 19, 1998.

SR-98-99-(5) 64 (BAPC): Recommendation to approve the proposal for Revising the Academic Calendar Process with an amendment in item #3. MOVED, SECONDED, AND PASSED.

7. COMMITTEE REPORTS:

The following committees gave reports to the full senate: Academic Planning, Athletic,
Budget & Academic Policy, and Faculty Personnel Committee.

Meeting adjourned at 4:14 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