THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING HELD
ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2001, AT 4:00 P.M. IN THE ALUMNI LOUNGE OF

THE MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER

  MEMBERS PRESENT: Kurt Olmosk, Blaker Bolling, Joe Abramson, Purnendu Mandal, Glenda Lowry, Bart Cagle, Clara Reese, James Sottile (President), Larry Barker, Melissa Reed, Kellie Bean, Stephen Haas, Nick Freidin, Marybeth Beller, Carlos Lopez, Ray Rappold, Larry Stickler, Stan Sporny, Mike Murphy, Joan St. Germain, Matt Carlton, Chuck Somerville, Jeff May, Clayton Brooks, Ashok Vaseashta, Jamil Chaudri, Rebecca Appleton, Denise Landry, Bruce Brown, Susan Imes, Bill Flannery, Wendy Moorhead, Judith Arnold, Robert Williams, Kenneth Guyer, David Chaffin, John Szarek, Rudy Wang, Isabel Pino, Vernon Reichenbecher, Fred Pauley, Phil Jeter, and Dan Hollis. 

MEMBERS ABSENT: Bob Behrman, Pam Mulder, Hamid Chahryar-Namini, Mildred Battle, Donna Donathan (Vice-President), Gerald Doyle, Blake Sypher, Beverly Delidow, Charles Clements, Jerry Jones, and Herbert Tesser. 

PARLIAMENTARIAN: Dallas Brozik. 

GUESTS: Dave Ridpath, Larry Froehlich, Corley Dennison, Frances Hensley, Christina Murphy, Hal Shaver, Amanda Jordan, and Jim Hooper. 

Faculty Senate President Sottile called the meeting to order at approximately 4:05 p.m. 

1.                  APPROVAL OF MINUTES: 

There was a quorum. Minutes of the September 27, 2001 meeting were approved as read. 

2.                  ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A.     Introduction of Dave Ridpath, Judicial Affairs.

B.      In response to questions raised at the September Senate meeting: Are any classrooms open at 11a.m. Tuesdays? Registrars office
         replied that there are no general purpose classrooms open at this time, in fact, they requested, for spring semester, that some
         departments change their class meeting times because they could not accommodate them. How many classrooms will the Biomedical
         Sciences building create?
As per Dr. Grose, there will be 1,008 sq. ft. of space for biomedical, science and academics. They (faculty
         included) are now in the processing stage for programming the facility. The majority of the space will be for biomedical research. Are
         we planning to construct a new classroom building?
Per Dr. Grose, “No.”

C.     A volunteer is needed for the Ethics Ad Hoc Committee. Jamil Chaudri volunteered.

D.     The College of Liberal Arts has changed the name of the Basic Humanities Degree Program to Humanities Degree Program. The rationale is that “basic” carries too many negative connotations of rudimentary and remedial to be an apt descriptor.

            E.      The Faculty Personnel Committee has been charged to create an election policy/procedure for faculty senators independent of
                      the assistance of the administration.

            F.      The Faculty Personnel and Research Committees have been charged to review the present teaching load of faculty and to create
                     some type of statement or policy that reflects research demands as related to faculty teaching loads.

            G.     Three faculty representatives (Stephen Tipler, Chuck Bailey and Kenneth Guyer) have been selected to serve on the Athletic
                     Advisory Board.

            H.     Faculty members have been elected to serve on the Classified Staff Council’s three standing committees: Physical Environment –
                     Earline Allen; Financial Affairs – Allan Stern; and Legislative Affairs – Mark Burton.

            I.       Karen McComas, Communications Disorders, has been selected to serve on the Information Technology Committee.

J.       Four notices of a comment period on a proposed rule are available for review in the Faculty Senate office. The comment period expires October 30th for Academic Freedom, Professional Responsibility, Promotion, and Tenure; Submission of Proposals for New Academic Programs and the Discontinuance of Existing Programs; and Policy Regarding Program Review. The comment period expires October 31st for Capital Project Management.

K.     The Constitutional Ad Hoc Committee met Thursday, October 18th and was given the following charges—to update the language of the constitution; to review and possibly revise the constitutions attendance policy; to review Executive Committee members being barred from serving on any standing committees; to review the Graduate Committee section; and to investigate the CTC’s withdrawal from the Senate and its standing committees.

L.      The Ethics Ad Hoc Committee is scheduled to meet November 2nd and has been given the charge to study if there is a need to have a code of ethics for administrators, faculty, and staff.

M.     Parking Area G, located on 3rd Avenue across from the Henderson Center will be closed effective Monday, November 5, 2001 for construction of the 1,000 space parking garage. Area G permit holders may use any F or the west stadium lot during construction. 192 additional parking spaces are available from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 2222 Third Avenue. Questions should be directed to the Parking Enforcement Office at ext 6648.

            N.     The Faculty Senate will now maintain the faculty e-mail list and is currently developing guidelines for its use.

            O.     Distribution of reference manuals prepared for Senators. 

  1. REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT:

            Dr. Angel stated he would like to highlight the financial aspects of last year and the challenges awaiting us this year. He believes in a
             portfolio attack in trying to get the institution the finances that it needs—state legislative level, federal government level and then private
             funding. 

Last year at the state legislative level, peer equity funding provided a 1.1 million dollar adjustment. The State provided equal amounts of funding to all parts of the university except the CTC, which it felt should receive less. One point of attack is to increase the funding for the CTC. The State would like to separate the medical school funding. Twelve funding items for discussion have been proposed to the legislature. Originally peer equity funding was to remain the same for two years, if there are changes, he will work to get the 1.1 million or better.  

Last year Marshall was rated #3 in the nation for receipt of federal funds, thanks in part to Senator Robert C. Byrd. Dr. Angel has been to Washington, DC several times this year. He feels that the national circumstances will have an impact on future funding. 

A major capital campaign will begin next fall to raise funds through the private sector. Between 1990 and 2000 Marshall University received 33 million dollars from private donations. Mr. Tim Haymaker and twelve vice-chairmen will lead the current capital campaign. Dr. Angel invited faculty to present the campaign with names of individuals or corporations who might be willing to make six figure contributions. These contributions could be allocated to the college of the faculty making the recommendation. 

Dr. Angel stated that he is extremely pleased with events of last year, many of which he reviewed in his State of the University Address. The Address is to be printed and will be distributed to all faculty.  

Dr. Angel requested deans, department chairs and faculty to notify the university communications office of what is going on so they may assist in getting the word out about the work and achievements of faculty. 

Governor Wise was on campus recently and participated in discussion of the upcoming legislative session. West Virginia is doing well in spite of the national economic picture, currently15 states are looking at cutting their budgets. 

Dr. Angel discussed the national issues on everyone’s minds. He recommended we conduct business in as normal a mode as possible. 

Dr. Sottile requested input from the senate on requesting the Executive Committee to approve and create an ad hoc committee to work on developing a faculty marketing plan. Those members present agreed.  

  1. ACF REPORT:

            Absent, no report given 

  1. BOARD OF GOVERNOR’S REPORT:

            Absent, no report given. 

  1. COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

 SR-01-02-1 (CC): Recommends approval of the listed COURSE DELETION for the following college: College of Liberal Arts. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND PASSED 

SR-01-02-2 (CC): Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS in the following college: College of Liberal Arts. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND PASSED 

SR-01-02-3 (CC): Recommends approval of the listed COURSE CHANGES for the College of Education & Human Services. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND PASSED 

  1. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

           Each liaison reported to-date on their respective committee. 

Academic Planning                                Blaker Bolling
Athletic                                                 Glenda Lowry
Budget & Academic Policy                    Wendy Moorhead
Curriculum                                            Larry Stickler
Faculty Development                             Beverly Delidow (reported by Bill Flannery)
Faculty Personnel                                  Elaine Baker (reported by Jim Sottile)
Graduate Council                                   Jim Sottile
 

  1. REQUESTS TO SPEAK TO THE SENATE:

            There were none.

  1. AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:

            There were none. 

THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:42 P.M.