THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING HELD
ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2000, AT 4:00 P.M. IN THE ALUMNI LOUNGE OF
THE MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER

MEMBERS PRESENT: Joseph Stone, Joe Abramson, Suzanne Desai, Blaker Bolling, Laura Wyant, Glenda Lowry (Secretary), Bart Cagle, Clara Reese, James Sottile (Vice-President), Rainey Duke, Nick Freidin, Cheryl Brown, Elaine Baker, Kristine Greenwood, Pam Mulder, William Westbrook, Jonathan Cox, Jack Cirillo, Stan Sporny, Laura Adkins, Michael Castellani, Seth Bush, Matt Carlton, Brian Morgan, Chuck Somerville, Jeff May, Denise Landry, Bruce Brown, Margaret Rotter, Barbara Davis, Pamela Ford, Wendy Moorhead, Mildred Battle, Donna Donathan (President), Dennis Moritz, John Szarek, Tom Linz, Bill Rhoten, Robert Williams, Kenneth Guyer, Beverly Delidow, David Chaffin, Joyce Meikamp, Chuck Bailey, and Dan Hollis.

MEMBERS ABSENT: David Holliway (temporary replacement for Maudie Karickhoff), Carlos Lopez, Leo Welch, Rebecca Appleton, Gerald Doyle, Darshana Shah, Rudy Wang, Blake Sypher, and Herbert Tesser.

GUESTS: Dallas Brozik (Parliamentarian) and seven others.

The meeting was called to order at 4:02 p.m. by President Donathan.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES – SEPTEMBER 28, 2000:

The minutes were approved as read.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

    Introduction of Dallas Brozik as Parliamentarian.

    President Donathan announced that the senate would more closely follow Robert’s Rules of Order. An immediate change in procedure is once recognized by the president, speakers are to stand when addressing the senate.

    Review of September Recommendations. SR-00-01-(1) 42 (CTE as ex-officio FDC committee member) and SR-00-01 (3) 44 (Green Book revision) were approved by President Angel.

    "Ashes to Glory—The Tragedy and Triumph of Marshall University Football" premieres at the Keith-Albee, Sunday, November 12th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets may be obtained by calling the Big Green office at 696-4661.

    A liaison senator is still needed for the Research Committee. Please contact Bernice in the Faculty Senate office, x4376, if interested.

    Recommendations to be considered for the November Executive Committee meeting need to be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 30th.

    The Executive Committee will meet Monday, November 6th at 12:00 p.m. in the John Spotts Room.

    The Faculty Senate will meet Thursday, November 16th at 4:00 p.m. in the MSC Alumni Lounge. Changes due to the upcoming Thanksgiving break.

    At their request, we have distributed copies of the Physical Facilities & Planning Committee’s "Survey of Marshall University’s Physical Plant Working Environment." If you would like to comment or suggest a recommendation, please speak with the committee chair, Allan Stern or committee secretary, Stan Sporny.

REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT:

    Dr. Angel had two items to discuss. The Community and Technical College Implementation Board is visiting campus. It is his tenth meeting with the board and issues are shaping up. They seem to be concerned with the percentage of people being served in other states compared with the number being served in our region, WV serving between 1% and 1 % of population. We need to learn how to best serve those in this area, as we want the number being served to increase. They are looking to create a new community college structure but there is an issue of duplication of services (payroll, human services, custodial, etc..). The other issue is the study of peer institutions with the state college/university structure. MU has the best chance ever of getting even funding under this legislation as we are currently at the bottom of the funding scale when compared with its peer institutions. The Higher Education Policy Commission is to investigate the peer funding and work to get a plan together before the next legislative session. He hopes the next session will be a positive one for MU as respected experts are also saying that MU is underfunded.

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

    SR-00-01-(4) 45 (LA): Recommends that the Faculty Senate continue to support a bill, which is designed to bring TIAA-CREF benefits in the new Defined Contribution State Teachers’ Retirement System. This bill authorizes the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission to change employer contributions from six percent (6%) to 7 and percent (7-%) and to reduce employee contributions from six percent (6%) to 4 and percent (4-%). Such an adjustment should be defined as an equity adjustment. MOVED, SECONDED, AND PASSED.

    SR-00-01-(5) 46 (LA): Regarding HB 3019 and r Regarding all of higher education in West Virginia, the Legislative Affairs Committee urges the Faculty Senate to do the following: (1) go on record as opposed to arbitrary tenure caps and in favor of the awarding of tenure based on accomplishments in teaching, scholarly and creative activity and service; and (2) urge the University President and each faculty member to encourage state legislators to support this recommendation. AMENDED, SECONDED, AND PASSED.

    SR-00-01-(6) 47 (LA): Recommends that the Faculty Senate support a legislation that permits faculty with 12-month appointment to donate their un-used sick leave time to other faculty and staff who need it. The Committee further urges the University President and each faculty member to encourage state legislators to support this recommendation. MOVED, SECONDED, AND PASSED.

    SR-00-01-(7) 48 (LA): Recommends that the Faculty Senate support the concept of, and any bill to be introduced, which would legalize state employees’ service in the West Virginia Legislature. The Committee further urges the University President and each faculty member to encourage state legislators to support this recommendation. MOVED, SECONDED, AND PASSED.

    SR-00-01-(8) 49 (CC): Recommends approval of the following COURSE ADDITIONS in the College of Liberal Arts:

    ENG 335 Crime and Sensation Literature 3 hours
    ENG 342 Women Writers 3 hours
    ENG 490 Internship in English 3 hours
    MOVED, SECONDED, AND PASSED.

    SR-00-01-(10) 51 (CC): Recommends approval of the following COURSE ADDITION in the College of Science:

    IST 343 Genomic Cloning and Cytogenetics 4 hours
    MOVED, SECONDED, AND PASSED.

    SR-00-01-(11) 52 (CC): Recommends approval of the following COURSE CHANGES in the College of Liberal Arts:

    ENG 402 Composition and Rhetoric for Teachers
    Change in title to: Pre-Professional Composition and Rhetoric
    Rationale: To clarify student level for this course.

    HST 103 The Twentieth Century World
    Change in title to: The World Since 1850
    Rationale: More clearly reflects course content.
    MOVED, SECONDED, AND PASSED.

    SR-00-01-(12) 53 (PFPC): Recommends the equalizing of parking fees on all campuses in the Marshall University system. RETURNED TO COMMITTEE.

    Agenda amended to include Recommendation SR-00-01-(9) 50 (CC)

    SR-00-01-(9) 50 (CC): Recommends approval of the following COURSE ADDITIONS in the College of Nursing and Health Professions:

    DTS 201 Nutrition and Food Technology I 4 hours
    DTS 202 Nutrition and Food Technology II 4 hours
    DTS 301 Foodservice Safety and Systems Management I 4 hours
    DTS 302 Foodservice Safety and Systems Management II 4 hours
    DTS 304 Fundamentals of Meal Planning 3 hours
    DTS 310 Life Span Nutrition 3 hours
    DTS 460 Research in Dietetics 3 hours
    DTS 468 Chemistry of Foods 3 hours
    DTS 476 Senior Seminar in Dietetics 3 hours
    DTS 478 Senior Practicum in Dietetics 3 hours
    MOVED, SECONDED, AND PASSED.

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

    Each liaison reported to-date on their respective standing committee.
    Academic Planning                 Blaker Bolling
    Athletic Committee                 Suzanne Desai
    Budget & Academic Policy Wendy Moorhead
    Faculty Personnel                 Jack Cirillo

REQUESTS TO SPEAK TO THE SENATE:

    Rainey Duke reported on the 2000 WVAFT legislative agenda.

    Nick Freidin proposed a resolution that the senate supports a moratorium on any further new construction until existing structures west of 20th Street are repaired. After discussion it was decided to refer this issue to the appropriate committee.

AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:

There were none.

The meeting adjourned at approximately 5:32 p.m.