THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING HELD
ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2001, AT 4:00 P.M. IN THE ALUMNI LOUNGE OF

THE MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER

MEMBERS PRESENT: Kurt Olmosk, Blaker Bolling, Joe Abramson, Glenda Lowry, Bart Cagle, Clara Reese, James Sottile (President), Roxane Dufrene, Melisa Reed, Kellie Bean, Pam Mulder, Stephen Haas, Nick Freidin, Cheryl Brown (Secretary), Carlos Lopez, Ray Rappold, Larry Stickler, Stan Sporny, Mike Murphy, Joan St. Germain, Matt Carlton, Clayton Brooks, Ashok Vaseashta, Jamil Chaudri, Denise Landry, Bruce Brown, Susan Imes, Bill Flannery, Wendy Moorhead, Judith Arnold, Donna Donathan (Vice-President), Gerald Doyle, Blake Sypher, Robert Williams, Beverly Delidow, David Chaffin, John Szarek, Rudy Wang, Vernon Reichenbecher, Fred Pauley, Phil Jeter, and Dan Hollis. 

MEMBERS ABSENT: Purnendu Mandal, Bob Behrman, Hamid Chahryar-Namini, Chuck Somerville, Jeff May, Rebecca Appleton, Mildred Battle, Kenneth Guyer, Charles Clements, Isabel Pino, Jerry Jones, and Herbert Tesser.

PARLIAMENTARIAN: Dallas Brozik present. 

GUESTS: Marshall Onofrio, Larry Froehlich, Frances Hensley, Dave Ridpath, Hal Shaver, Monica Brooks, and Barbara Winters. 

Faculty Senate President Sottile called the meeting to order at approximately 4:00 p.m. 

1.                  APPROVAL OF MINUTES: 

There was a quorum. Minutes of the October 25, 2001 meeting were approved as read. 

2.                  ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

            A.        Congratulations to Dr. Missy Reed for completing her doctorate.

B.        President Angel has approved Recommendations SR-01-02-1 (CC): Course deletion – HST 377 for the College of Liberal Arts; SR-01-02-2 (CC): Course additions – HST 436 and RST 311 for the College of Liberal Arts; and SR-01-02-3 (CC): Course change – CI 310 to CISP 428 and CI 427 to CISP 437for the College of Education & Human Services.

C.        Dr. Sottile read a poem then requested approval for the establishment of the Faculty Marketing Ad Hoc Committee. The charge of this committee will be to market the career activities of professors at Marshall University. This committee will establish a few proposals to complete this goal. It is suggested that the committee’s approach be novel in nature as well as contain innovative ideas. The outcome of the committee’s efforts will be to educate the community about the activities of the Marshall University professor. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

D.        Distribute guidelines for the faculty list-serv.

E.         Requested a volunteer for the Ethics Ad Hoc Committee. David Chaffin volunteered.

F.         Requested a volunteer for the ADA Compliance Oversight Committee. Susan Imes volunteered.

G.        Recommendations for consideration at the December Faculty Senate meeting are due into the office by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, November 26th.

H.        The Faculty Senate Executive Committee will meet Monday, December 3rd beginning at 12:00 p.m. in the MSC John Spotts Room.

I.           The Faculty Senate will meet Thursday, December 13th beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the MSC Alumni Lounge.

J.          Requested volunteer for the Hedrick Outstanding Faculty Awards Committee. Glenda Lowry volunteered.

 3.                  REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT: 

Absent, no report given. 

4.                  BOARD OF GOVERNOR’S REPORT: 

            Dr. Onofrio reported that the Board has met twice since his last report and have discussed the groundbreaking ceremony for the
            parking garage; construction of the new residence hall; and the possible acquisition of more property for university use. The Board has met
            with Chancellor Mullen and discussed the varying interpretations of the structure of power, which is still a work in progress. The two
            subcommittees of the Board have met. The Board’s next meeting is January 23, 2002 (same date as the Capitol Classic). 

Dr. Onofrio urged Senators to inform faculty that they are welcome to contact him with issues for discussion/presentation to the Board. At present, he is the lone faculty voice to the Board and invites faculty to attend their meetings to provide a wider spectrum of input from faculty as to the issues pertaining to academics. The majority of Board members are businessmen and look at the issues from that standpoint, but are interested in interacting with faculty. 

IT WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION 

5.                  COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS: 

SR-01-02-4 (UF): Recommends that the following individuals should be considered for honorary degrees at the May 2002 Commencement. *WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND PASSED. 

SR-01-02-5 (UF): Recommends that the following individuals should be considered for commencement speaker at the May 2002 Commencement. *WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND PASSED. 

IT WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO RETURN TO THE AGENDA.

*Voting for the Recommendations occurred after returning to the Agenda, not during Executive Session. 

6.                  STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS: 

Each liaison reported to-date on their respective committee. 

Legislative Affairs                                 Dan Hollis
            Library                                                 Nick Freidin

  
         Physical Facilities & Planning    Rebecca Appleton (report by Susan Imes)
            Research                                              Pam Mulder

            Student Conduct & Welfare                  Clara Reese

            University Functions                              Bart Cagle
 

7.                  REQUESTS TO SPEAK TO THE SENATE: 

            Clayton Brooks stated that he had a hard time voting on the Committee Recommendations as there was no one present from the sponsoring
            committee or college to answer questions. Dr. Sottile replied that he had recently sent a memorandum to all standing committees requesting
            representation when one of their recommendations was an agenda item. Dr. Sottile offered to take action on this topic again.

             Rudy Wang announced the Legislative Affairs Committee is coordinating, with the University President’s office, a luncheon meeting with the
             State Delegates of Cabell and Wayne counties. It is tentatively scheduled for December 13, 2001, which is the date of the next Faculty Senate
             meeting, and he would like to provide an opportunity for the delegates to meet with senators. After discussion, it was determined to invite the
             delegates to the Faculty Senate meeting and, if the agenda allows, to provide time for an Open Forum. 

8.                  AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS: 

            There were none. 

THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:57 P.M.