THE MINUTES OF
THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING HELD
ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2001, AT 4:00 P.M. IN THE ALUMNI LOUNGE OF
THE MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER
Joseph Stone, Suzanne Desai, Blaker Bolling, Maudie Karickhoff, Laura Wyant,
Glenda Lowry (Secretary), Bart Cagle, Clara Reese, James Sottile
(Vice-President), Rainey Duke, Nick Freidin, Cheryl Brown, Carlos Lopez, Elaine
Baker, Pam Mulder, Jonathan Cox, Jack Cirillo, Larry Stickler, Stan Sporny,
Michael Castellani, Seth Bush, Matt Carlton, Chuck Somerville (by Dan Evans),
Jeff May, Denise Landry, Rebecca Appleton, Bruce Brown, Margaret Rotter, Barbara
Davis, Pamela Ford, Wendy Moorhead, Gerald Doyle, Donna Donathan (President),
Dennis Moritz, John Szarek, Tom Linz, Bill Rhoten, Robert Williams, Kenneth
Guyer, David Chaffin, Joyce Meikamp, Chuck Bailey, Dan Hollis, and Herbert
Abramson, Kristine Greenwood, William Westbrook, Laura Adkins, Brian Morgan,
Mildred Battle, Darshana Shah, Rudy Wang, Blake Sypher, and Beverly Delidow.
Dallas Brozik present
Hal Shaver and several others.
Donathan called the meeting to order at 4:05 p.m.
OF MINUTES – JANUARY 25, 2001:
The minutes were approved as corrected—misspelling
of Alan Gould and Maudie Karickhoff was present.
A. The Faculty Senate office has a copy of the MCTC Campus Compact and Institutional Master Plan for senators to review at their convenience.
Barbara Tarter, Dean, Enrollment Management, will be present at the March
meeting to discuss her department.
of Dr. Larry Stickler, COFA, Music Department, as the replacement for Dr. Leo
Welch who has been promoted to an administrative position.
REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT:
Dr. Angel stated that he has been in Washington, D.C.
gathering information about the anticipated $5.6 trillion national surplus and
its affect on domestic issues money and tax relief for student aid. As to state
issues, he related that Governor Wise has not appropriated any funds in the
state budget for SB653. He spoke with Governor Wise to ascertain if he is
opposed to the bill or if there truly is no money to fund it. Dr. Angel said
that the governor does support the bill but does not know where the funds will
come from. Dr. Angel briefly spoke of the Promise Scholarship—how much will it
cost (approximately $9 million for the first year); can the state afford it; and
that there is money in the budget to fund it but not until 2002.
There is anticipated new tax revenue, from smokeless
tobacco and gray machines, that may be used to fund higher education but it is
not known how much we may receive. The legislature is just getting started and
we hope to know something within 60 days.
Ben Miller related that the ACF met earlier this month with the members of the Higher Education Policy Commission and were introduced to the new chancellor. The ACF is requesting input into the decision making process. He stated the Faculty Senate should extend an invitation to the new chancellor to visit our campus. The ACF’s faculty tenure draft has been included in a report that will be presented to the legislature. ACF members feel faculty can have the best impact by approaching legislators directly.
SR-00-01-(25) 66R (SCWC):
Recommends that the University adopt the attached revision of the Student Code
of Conduct. The proposed new Code re-frames the essential elements of the
existing Code under six positively-stated Standards for appropriate behavior. It
also removes Residence Hall-specific regulations from the Code and permits the
Department of Residence Services to address them as violations of the terms of
students’ housing contracts. This revision will replace the Code of Conduct
introduction and sections I – III that appear on pages 62-66 of the 2000-2001
Student Handbook. It will also replace the following sections contained
under the heading “Judicial System” on pages 57-60 of the 2000-2001
Student Handbook: Introduction; Off-Campus Conduct; Definitions; Board of
Trustees’ Policies. MOVED,
SECONDED, TO RETURN THE RECOMMENDATION TO COMMITTEE FOR CLARIFICATION AND
REVISION. MOVED, SECONDED, TO REQUEST THE COMMITTEE TO REVIEW THE ENTIRE CODE.
SR-00-01-(27) 68 (BAPC):
Recommends changing the text of the Undergraduate Catalog and the Student
Handbook in respect to suspensions because of academic deficiencies. Currently
in the Student Handbook, under Academic Rights and Responsibilities, page 124,
it is stated that a student “may be suspended” for having a deficit of 20 or
more quality points and having not received better than a 2.0 average on all
work attempted during the last semester. Currently in the Undergraduate Catalog,
under Academic Standing, page 89, the student is informed, “you are
automatically suspended, “ for similar deficiencies. We recommend the texts of
the Undergraduate Catalog and the Student Handbook be changed to
“you will be suspended.” MOVED, SECONDED, AND PASSED.
70 (CC): Recommends
approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS
for the following colleges and/or schools: College
of Liberal Arts and the College of Science. MOVED, SECONDED, AND PASSED.
SR-00-01-(30) 71 (CC):
Recommends approval of the listed COURSE DELETIONS for the following
colleges and/or schools: College of Liberal Arts. MOVED, SECONDED,
STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Each liaison reported to-date on their respective
Athletic Suzanne Desai
Budget & Academic Policy Wendy Moorhead
Faculty Personnel Jack Cirillo
TO SPEAK TO THE SENATE:
Mr. Jim Stephens, Director,
Human Resource Services, spoke of and distributed a handout pertaining to the
Statutory Grievance Information for Faculty, which follows WV Code 18-29. This
information may be viewed at http://www.usys.wvnet.edu/TITLE128/SERIES36.HTM
in Sections 14 and 15. He related that the alternative grievance procedures stop
at the level of institutional president whereas this procedure has several
levels that provide appeal to a rank higher than the institution. He stated that
his office is initiating an optional voluntary Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
procedure for issues that may be resolved in an informal manner by mediation.
This information may be viewed at http://muwww-new.marshall.edu/human-resources/poly/p2100.htm.
Copies of the handout are available in the Faculty Senate office. The GreenBook
has not been changed to reflect ADR.
Rainey Duke spoke for Joe
Wyatt. She informed the Senate that March 13, 2001, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
has been designated Higher Education Day at the Legislature. All WV higher
education institutions have been appropriated space in the rotunda and along the
hallways to display information. Colleges and faculty are urged to attend.
REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:
There were none.
The meeting adjourned at approximately 5:30 p.m.