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
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.
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.
Dallas Brozik present.
Marshall Onofrio, Larry Froehlich, Frances Hensley, Dave Ridpath, Hal Shaver, Monica Brooks, and
Faculty Senate President
Sottile called the meeting to order at approximately 4:00 p.m.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
There was a quorum. Minutes of the October 25, 2001 meeting were approved
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.
REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT:
Absent, no report given.
BOARD OF GOVERNOR’S REPORT:
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.
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.
STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Each liaison reported to-date on their respective committee.
Library Nick Freidin
Physical Facilities & Planning Rebecca Appleton (report by Susan Imes)
Research Pam Mulder
Student Conduct & Welfare Clara Reese
University Functions Bart Cagle
REQUESTS TO SPEAK TO THE SENATE:
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.
AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:
MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:57 P.M.