THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING
HELD ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1998 IN THE JOHN MARSHALL ROOM, MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER



MEMBERS PRESENT:
Abramson, Weible, Desai, Stone, Sottile, Gillespie, Karickhoff, Marley, Stern, Anthony, Elwell, Miller, Baker, Duke, Rigsbee, Gross, Freidin, Dolmetsch, Jarrett, Merritt Damron, Doyle, Perry, Brown, Finver, Green, Beaver, Szarek, Rhoten, Simmons, Wang, Davis, Lester, Rider, Brown, Aluthge, Hubbard, Castellani, Hankins, East, Russell, Dennison, Bailey, parliamentarian, Edmunds; and several guests.

MEMBERS ABSENT: Lowry, Rowe, Hudock, Ford, Januszkiewicz, Cody, Shah, Rotter, Adkins, May, Wilson (T), Forget, Carter, Wilson (N), and Nicholson.

The meeting was called to order at 4:15 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


3.REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT:

University President J. Wade Gilley reported to the following:

a.Harmony Institute Auction raised between $60,000 and $70,000.

b.As a result of the opening of the new library, Dr. Gilley spoke on the following:

1. University received a donation to fund the study of Cherokee Indians.
2. He received ideas on some new, creative ways to fund the construction of the proposed
Art Dept/Parking building and the proposed Biomedical Sciences building.
3. He spoke about the reopening of the renovations to Henderson Center.
4. He spoke about the ground breaking for the Day Care Center.
5. Bids had been awarded for the construction of the Jomie Jazz Center.
6. He spoke about possible legislation concerning higher education.

4.ACF REPORT:

The ACF was invited to respond to a series of questions posed by the legislative Higher Education Committee at the committee's interim meeting in Parkersburg. The ACF held a conference call to discuss the questions. ACF Chairperson, Sophia Blayd es, will present the committees responses to the legislative committee.

Ed Taft of the MU chapter of AFT asked for a copy of the questions. They will be forwarded to him by e-mail.

5.COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

SR-98-99-(6) 65 (EC): Recommendation to approve the attached policy on Admissions for the Fall Term, 1999. MOVED, SECONDED, PASSED.

6. COMMITTEE REPORTS:

The following committees gave reports to the full senate: Curriculum, Faculty Development, Graduate, Legislative Affairs, and the Library Committee.

Nick Freidin (Library Committee) presented a chart comparing the MU library with other libraries in the Mid-American Conference.

There was also discussion of the relationship of the Health Sciences Library to the main MU library. It was pointed out that the Health Sciences Library is autonomous and not linked administratively to the rest of the university libraries.

7. AGENDA REQUEST FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:


Meeting adjourned at 5:34 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