THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING HELD
ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 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, Bart Cagle, Clara Reese, James Sottile (Vice-President), Rainey Duke, Nick Freidin, Cheryl Brown, Carlos Lopez, Elaine Baker, Pam Mulder, William Westbrook, Jonathan Cox, Jack Cirillo, Leo Welch, Stan Sporny, Michael Castellani, Seth Bush, Matt Carlton, Jeff May, Denise Landry, Rebecca Appleton, Bruce Brown, Wendy Moorhead, Gerald Doyle, Mildred Battle, Donna Donathan (President), John Szarek, Darshana Shah, Rudy Wang, Bill Rhoten, Blake Sypher, Robert Williams, Kenneth Guyer, Beverly Delidow, David Chaffin, Joyce Meikamp, Chuck Bailey, Dan Hollis and Herbert Tesser.

MEMBERS ABSENT: David Holliway (temporary replacement for Maudie Karickhoff), Glenda Lowry (Secretary), Kristine Greenwood, Laura Adkins, Brian Morgan, Chuck Somerville, Margaret Rotter, Barbara Davis, Pamela Ford, Dennis Moritz, and Tom Linz.

GUESTS: Dallas Brozik (Parliamentarian) and several guests.

The meeting was called to order at 4:04 p.m. by President Donathan.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES – OCTOBER 26, 2000:
         The minutes were approved as corrected—Rudy Wang was mistakenly counted as absent in the October 26th minutes.

Agenda amended to permit Dallas Brozik, Parliamentarian to speak.
He provided explanation on the use of a friendly amendment and call for question.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

    The president has approved:
    SR-00-01-(4) 45 (LA): FS to support a bill designed to make an equity adjustment in retirement contributions.
    SR-00-01-(5) 46 (LA): FS to go on record as opposed to arbitrary tenure caps.
    SR-00-01-(6) 47 (LA): 12 month faculty to donate their un-used sick leave.
    SR-00-01-(7) 48 (LA): FS to support any bill that would legalize state employees’ service in the legislature.
    SR-00-01-(8) 49 (CC): College of Liberal Arts course additions.
    SR-00-01-(9) 50 (CC): College of Nursing & Health Professions course additions.
    SR-00-01-10) 51 (CC): College of Liberal Arts course changes.
    SR-00-01-(11) 52 (CC): College of Science course addition.
    SR-00-01-(12) 53 (PFPC): Equalizing parking fees on all campuses RETURNED TO COMMITTEE

    The Executive Committee agenda and minutes will be distributed by email beginning in December 2000. The Faculty Senate agenda and minutes will be distributed by email beginning in January 2001.

    We have received a request to change the Faculty Senate meeting time to 10:00 a.m. for the December 14, 2000 meeting. MOVED, SECONDED, AND PASSED.

    Faculty is urged to participate in the university’s United Way campaign. Please submit your pledge card by December 15 OR SOONER to Feon Smith in the Multicultural Affairs office.

    Appoint a liaison for the Research Committee. SETH BUSH, COS, WAS SELECTED.

    Appoint a representative to the Reynolds/Pickins-Queen committee. LAURA WYANT, COEHS, WAS SELECTED.

    REMEMBER: The Executive Committee will meet December 4th at 12:00 p.m. in the John Spotts Room.

    REMEMBER: Recommendations to be considered at the December meeting are due in the Faculty Senate office by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, November 27th.

    July Davis, AFT Representative will give a lecture on PEIA on Tuesday, November 28, 2000, at 5:00 p.m. in the MSC Alumni Lounge. All faculty and staff are invited.

REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT:

    Dr. Angel had two or three items to discuss. Appointments are almost completed for the membership of the various state educational committees. His office has been waiting to see whom they will be working with. He is concerned about the state budget and the projected surplus or possible deficit. At present there is no concrete answer as to what the state will have and how it will affect the university. There will be no definite answer until January 2001. In December there will be a presentation of MU solely offering an educational doctorate program. (MU and WVU currently share the program.) He is optimistic about the presentation.

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

    SR-00-01-(13) 54 (LA): Recommends that the University President appoint one of his representatives to the State Legislature to serve as a liaison, ex-officio non-voting member in the Legislative Affairs Committee. The term of membership is automatically renewable every year unless a new appointment is initiated by the president, or requested by the Legislative Affairs Committee and/or the Faculty Senate. MOVED, SECONDED, AND PASSED.

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

    Each liaison reported to-date on their respective standing committee.
    Curriculum Committee Maudie Karickhoff (written report read by President Donathan)
    Faculty Development Kenneth Guyer
    Graduate Committee        Joyce Meikamp
    Legislative Affairs        Rainey Duke
    Library Committee        Mike Castellani

REQUEST TO SPEAK TO THE SENATE:

         Wendy Moorhead informed the body that a Drinko Exhibit Committee has been formed and is seeking suggestions.
          The Drinko Library has several glass presentation cases for use.

AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:

There were none.

The meeting adjourned at approximately 4:37 p.m.