THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING HELD ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 1999, IN THE JOHN MARSHALL ROOM OF THE MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER

MEMBERS PRESENT:
Abramson, Weible, Desai, Stone, Sottile, Karickhoff, Lowry, Marley, Stern, Anthony, Elwell, Miller, Gripshover, Duke, Rigsbee, Gross, Freidin, Dolmetsch, Hudock, Jarrett, Doyle, Perry, Brown, Ford, Szarek, Rhoten, Simmons, Shah, Wang, Davis, Lester, Rider, Rotter, Brown, Aluthge, Wilson (T), Hankins, East, Russell, Wilson (N), Dennison, Bailey, parliamentarian, Edmunds; and several guests.

MEMBERS ABSENT: Gillespie, Elwell, Rowe, Merritt-Damron, Finver, Januszkiewicz, Green, Cody, Beaver, Adkins, Hubbard, Castellani, May, Forget, Carter, and Nicholson.

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

1.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Minutes from the 12/17/98 meeting were approved as distributed.

2. ANNOUNCEMENTS:


3. REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT:

President Gilley announced the following appointments:

Joe Mitchell, Vice President for University Advancement
Richard Begley, Interim Director of Transportation Institute
Betsy Dulin, Associate Dean, Graduate School of Information Technology & Engineering

In response to a request from the legislature, MU has asked for state funding for the Science Building-Phase 3 and an Art Building/Parking Lot.

WVU has decided not to merge with the College of West Virginia in Beckley.

4. ACF REPORT:

Ben Miller reported on the ACF's Legislative Agenda which includes a request that faculty be able to serve in the legislature and that tuition waivers be available to spouses and dependents of university faculty. He also reported that the Board of Trustees was not interested in hearing about faculty concerns from the ACF and that the Board does not have any faculty input into their Strategic Plan.

5.DISCUSSION OF WAYS TO INVOLVE THE UNIVERSITY FUNCTIONS COMMITTEE WITH COMMENCEMENT CHANGES:

Dr. Prisk was unable to attend this meeting and will be with us in February.

6. DISCUSSION OF HEALTH SCIENCE LIBRARY:

There was discussion of the relationship of the Health Sciences Library to the Drinko Morrow Libraries. Simmons moved that the Health Science Library come under the charge of the Library Policy Board so that issues can be more easily resolved . MOTION WAS SECONDED AND PASSED.

7. COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

SR-98-99-(11) 70A (CC): Recommends approval of the addition of a Business Science and Technology major in the Lewis College of Business. MOVED, SECONDED, AND PASSED.

SR-98-99-(16) 75 (IS): Recommends approval to create a faculty senate liaison to AFT. MOVED, SECONDED, AND PASSED.

SR-98-99-(17) 76 (APC): Recommends approval of the independent status of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications. The school will no longer be a part of the College of Liberal Arts. The Executive Director will report di rectly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. AMENDED FROM THE SENATE FLOOR TO STRIKE THE WORDS "EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR" IN THE LAST SENTENCE AND TO ADD THE WORD "DEAN. MOVED, SECONDED, AND PASSED.

SR-98-99-(18) 77 (EC): Resolution to seek the endorsement of the Faculty Senate for creation of a campus based, Marshall University Wellness Program. It is understood this PEIA program will not incur substantial costs to the university until after the second year of its implementation. The Senate shall review the program prior to the third year of implementation. MOVED, SECONDED, AND PASSED.

8. REQUESTS TO SPEAK TO THE SENATE:

MOVED TO POSTPONE THIS ISSUE FOR ONE MONTH; MOTION WAS SECONDED AND PASSED.

9. AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS

None.


Meeting adjourned at 5:10 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