THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING HELD
ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2000, AT 10:00 A.M. IN THE ALUMNI LOUNGE OF

THE MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER

MEMBERS PRESENT: Joseph Stone, Joe Abramson, Blaker Bolling, Maudie Karickhoff, Laura Wyant, Glenda Lowry (Secretary), James Sottile(Vice-President), Rainey Duke, Cheryl Brown, Carlos Lopez, Elaine Baker, Kristine Greenwood, William Westbrook, Jonathan Cox, Leo Welch, Stan Sporny, Laura Adkins, Seth Bush, Matt Carlton, Brian Morgan, Chuck Somerville, Jeff May, Denise Landry, Rebecca Appleton, Bruce Brown, Margaret Rotter, Barbara Davis, Pamela Ford, Wendy Moorhead, Gerald Doyle, Mildred Battle, Donna Donathan (President), Dennis Moritz, John Szarek, Tom Linz, Darshana Shah, Rudy Wang, Bill Rhoten, Blake Sypher, Robert Williams, Kenneth Guyer, Beverly Delidow, David Chaffin, Chuck Bailey, Dan Hollis, and Herbert Tesser.

MEMBERS ABSENT: Suzanne Desai, Bart Cagle, Clara Reese, Nick Freidin, Pam Mulder, Jack Cirillo, Michael Castellani, and Joyce Meikamp.

GUESTS: Dallas Brozik (Parliamentarian) and several guests.

President Donathan called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES – NOVEMBER 16, 2000:

             The minutes were approved as read.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

             The president has approved:

SR-00-01-(13) 54 (LA): The president to appoint a representative to the State Legislature to serve as a liaison on the Faculty Senate Legislative Affairs Committee.

 Beginning in January 2001, the Faculty Senate agendas and minutes will be sent by email.

 Bill Burdette has requested faculty to submit any issues they want considered in the upcoming legislative session. Give these to President Donathan and she will forward them to Mr. Burdette.

REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT:

             There was no report from President Angel but he requested we distribute a holiday gift to each senator.

ACF REPORT:

             Ben Miller reported on the following issues discussed at their last meeting:

o       The process of evaluation for administrators in positions above that of academic dean’s level. It is agreed there should be a policy for each campus statewide.

o       A draft, “Statement of the Advisory Council of Faculty of the State of West Virginia Higher Education System, Faculty Tenure” written by C. B. Wilson was distributed and reviewed. It will be prepared in summary form and submitted to the legislature.

o       Enhancement legislation of SB 653 speaks to the transference of power from the Board of Trustees to that of the Higher Education Policy Commission. The June 2000 directives from the Board of Trustees should continue until repealed, modified, or revised.

o       Term limits for ACF members was considered with no results.

o       ACF members agree that personnel grievance procedures should be the same for all state employees, regardless if they are public employees, public education employees or higher education employees.

o       The Higher Education Policy Commission considered but did not recommend the inclusion of students, faculty, and classified staff as a part of its membership. This is an issue that should be presented to the legislature.

o       With colleges having their community colleges removed from their auspices, they are looking toward presenting graduate education to fill the void.

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

SR-00-01-(14) 55 (LA): Recommends that the University President and Vice President of Health Sciences to work closely with West Virginia University officials, the State’s Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, the Legislature and the Governor to restore the $3.1 million in budget cuts from FY 2000 which have led to the current crisis in liability insurance coverage for both universities. The Committee further recommends It is further recommended that the parties explore the possibility of establishing a campus-based or multi-campus self-insurance fund, with appropriate limits of liability, to eliminate this recurring problem. AMENDED, SECONDED, AND PASSED.

SR-00-01-(15) 56 (SCWC): Recommends that the University adopt the attached Creed as a public       statement of student, faculty, and staff commitment to positive values and exemplary behavior. AMENDED, SECONDED, AND PASSED. 

SR-00-01-(16) 57 (UF): CONFIDENTIAL RECOMMENDATION Recommends that the following individuals should be considered for commencement speaker at the May 2001 Commencement: MOVED, SECONDED, AND PASSED.

SR-00-01-(17) 58 (UF): CONFIDENTIAL RECOMMENDATION Recommends that the following individuals should be considered for honorary degrees at the May 2001 Commencement: AMENDED, SECONDED, AND PASSED.  

SR-00-01-(18) 59 (CC): Recommends approval of the listed COURSE DELETIONS for the College of Liberal Arts and the Elizabeth McDowell Lewis College of Business. MOVED, SECONDED, AND PASSED. 

SR-00-01-(19) 60 (CC): Recommends approval of the listed COURSE CHANGES for the Elizabeth McDowell Lewis College of Business. MOVED, SECONDED, AND PASSED.

SR-00-01-(20) 61 (CC): Recommends approval of the listed COURSE CHANGES for the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. MOVED, SECONDED, AND PASSED.

SR-00-01-(21) 62 (CC): Recommends approval of the listed COURSE CHANGE for the College of Information Technology & Engineering. MOVED, SECONDED, AND PASSED. 

SR-00-01-(22) 63 (CC): Recommends approval of the listed COURSE CHANGES for the College of Science. MOVED, SECONDED, AND PASSED.

SR-00-01-(23) 64 (CC): Recommends approval of the follow COURSE ADDITIONS for the Elizabeth McDowell Lewis College of Business, College of Liberal Arts, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, and College of Science. ADMENDED, SECONDED, AND PASSED. (MIS 350, MIS 433, MIS 444 RETURNED TO COMMITTEE)

SR-00-01-(24) 65 (BAPC): Recommends that the University adopt the attached Academic Calendar 2001-2003 and the Academic Calendar 2002-2003. MOVED, SECONDED, AND PASSED.

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

             Each liaison reported to-date on their respective standing committee.  
                Physical Facilities & Planning Committee                           Stan Sporny

                Research Committee                                                         Seth Bush
                Student Conduct & Welfare Committee                             Kris Greenwood
                University Functions                                                          Margaret Rotter
 

REQUEST TO SPEAK TO THE SENATE:

             Stan Sporny spoke with levity to the senate.

 AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:

There were none.

The meeting adjourned at approximately 12:02 p.m.