THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING HELD

ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2003, AT 4:00 P.M. IN THE ALUMNI LOUNGE OF

THE MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER

 

 

MEMBERS PRESENT: Kurt Olmosk, Blaker Bolling, Joe Abramson, Glenda Lowry, Sissy Isaacs, Clara Reese, Roxane Dufrene, Melisa Reed, Elaine Baker, Kellie Bean, Pam Mulder, Stephen Haas, Nick Freidin, Jerry Jones, Fred Pauley, Chuck Bailey, Dan Hollis, Larry Stickler (Vice-President), Mike Murphy, Joan St. Germain, Matt Carlton, Seth Bush, Chuck Somerville, Jeff May, Clayton Brooks (Secretary), Rebecca Appleton, Karen Bailey, Bruce Brown, Susan Imes, Karen McNealy, Wendy Moorhead, Judith Arnold, Donna Donathan, Robert Williams, Beverly Delidow, Rudy Wang, Isabel Pino, and Vernon Reichenbecher.

 

MEMBERS ABSENT: Purnendu Mandal, James Sottile, Jr. (President), Richard Garnett, Ray Rappold, Stan Sporny, Ashok Vaseashta, Karen Mitchell, Scott Simonton, Blake Sypher, Kenneth Guyer, David Chaffin, Mike Gibbs, and Charles Clements.

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN: Cheryl Brown present.

 

GUESTS: John Allen, David Mills, Ben Miller, Corley Dennison, Hal Shaver, Frances Hensley, Andrew Gooding, John Vielkind, Charles Lloyd, Jerise Fogel, Tony Williams, Tony Szwilski, Sarah Denman, Christina Murphy, Daniel Blackstock, Marshall Onofrio, Len Deutsch, and Lynne Welch.

 

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

 

1.                  APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

There was a quorum. Minutes of the January 23, 2003 meeting were approved as read.

 

2.                  ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

A.     Announced a reminder that Senators should sit around the table, others should sit at the chairs or oval table provided.

B.     Announced that Wednesday, March 5, 2003 is designated as MU Day @ the Legislature, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

C.     Announced that the University President has approved the following recommendations:

SR-02-03-(27) 57 BAPC: Recommends that the language on pages 94 – 95, Section V. Academic Appeals, of the 2001-2003 Undergraduate Catalog, its online version, or any other reference to Academic Appeals be revised.

SR-02-03-(28) 58 BAPC: Recommends that the University adopt the attached “Course Substitution Policy for Students with Learning Disabilities.”

SR-02-03-(29) 59 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS in the COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS.

SR-02-03-(30) 60 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS in the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS.

SR-02-03-(31) 61 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS in the COLLEGE OF NURSING & HEALTH PROFESSIONS.

SR-02-03-(32) 62 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE CHANGES for the COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS.

SR-02-03-(33) 63 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE CHANGES in the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS, COLLEGE OF NURSING & HEALTH PROFESSIONS, and the ELIZABETH McDOWELL LEWIS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS.

SR-02-03-(34) 64 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE DELETIONS for the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS, COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS, and the COLLEGE OF NURSING & HEALTH PROFESSIONS.

SR-02-03-(35) 65 CC: Recommends approval of the listed CURRICULUM ACTION REQUESTS from the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING, COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS, and the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS.

SR-02-03-(36) 66 CC: Recommends approval of the listed MAJORS, CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS, AREAS OF EMPHASIS—ADDITONS/CHANGES from the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS and the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS.

D.     Announced that the Curriculum Committee has provided the following informational items:

·        The COEHS has been instructed by the WV Department of Education that all K-12 certification programs must now be PreK-Adult and they will be changing the names of the following – Art K-12; Music K-12; and Physical Education K-12.

·        The Sports Management & Marketing Program is changing their name to Sport Management & Marketing.

E.      Requested a Senator to volunteer to be Liaison for the Physical Facilities & Planning Committee. The term will expire in July 2003. Mike Murphy, COFA volunteered.

F.      Announced that the Academic Planning Committee in conjunction with the Graduate Council has been charged with reviewing the University’s and each college’s mission statement to determine if they have deviated from the original intent and to determine if each college has been true to its mission statement. Also, in preparation for the Fall 2005 North Central accreditation site visit the charge has been expanded with the goal of updating the statement to reflect the evolving nature of the university’s mission.

G.     Introduced Dr. Ben Miller who gave a report of the ACF meeting held in Charleston on February 20, 2003. He requested that any changes being made as a result of the budget reduction be send to him as the ACF is compiling the data. He also related that: The HEPC has formed a legislative subcommittee with Steve Haid being the MU representative. Legislation has been introduced to permit higher education employees to serve on the legislature. The HEPC has prepared a resolution to the legislature about possible budget reductions.

 

3.                  REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT:

 

Dr. Angel stated that he can relate to everyone’s frustration factor to the budget reduction as this is something we do not deserve and something that we cannot control; but that it is something that is happening all across the country. There is a liability in that nothing has been done on a statewide basis to inform the public of how the reductions will impact higher education. He related that from his experience of serving in the Michigan legislature for six years that it is always possible for many decisions to be made in the last 72 hours of the session. He is spending time, at least three or four days a week, at the legislature sharing the ramifications of such drastic budget reductions for higher education. He will do everything he can to keep from having to resort to employee furloughs or layoffs.

 

He stated that when the extent of the budget reduction is known, he will request a special session of the Senate (Classified Staff will meet separately) to discuss the budget and to figure out what steps to take next.

 

He said that currently the MU Board of Governors is scheduled to meet March 26, 2003 but that date may change based on what the legislature decides.

 

 A handout (on file in the Senate office) was distributed that contained copies of numerous articles about the budget reductions’ affect on higher education. These articles have appeared in newspapers throughout West Virginia. A Resolution prepared by the HEPC was also included.

 

4.                  COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

 

SR-02-03-(37) 67 BAPC: Recommends the replacement of the attached current Academic Dishonesty Policy as it appears in the 2001-2003 Marshall University Undergraduate Catalog in the Academic Rights and Responsibilities of Students section, pages 90 – 96. All undergraduate students will be subject to this policy as of Fall 2003 with the issuance of the 2003-2005 Marshall University Undergraduate Catalog. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND PASSED AS AMENDED.

 

SR-02-03-(38) 68 EC: Recommends that the Faculty Senate support the Classified Staff Council Recommendation CSR-03-04-1 (which is attached) that requests a suspension of the scheduled parking fee increase until fiscal year 2004-2005.  WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND PASSED.

 

MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO AMEND THE AGENDA TO ADD THE FOLLOWING ITEMS TO #4

 

SR-02-03-(39) 69 IS: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE CHANGES from the following schools and/or colleges: COLLEGE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING; COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS; SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATIONS.

 

SR-02-03-(40) 70 IS: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE DELETIONS for the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS.

 

SR-02-03-(41) 71 IS: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS in the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS; SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATIONS.

 

SR-02-03-(42) 72 IS: Recommends approval of the listed MAJORS, CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS, AREAS OF EMPHASIS—ADDITIONS/CHANGES from the following colleges and/or schools: SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATIONS.

 

SR-02-03-(43) 73 IS: Recommends approval of the listed CURRICULUM ACTION REQUESTS from the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS; LEWIS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS.

 

5.                  STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Each liaison reported to-date on their respective committee.

 

6.                  REQUESTS TO SPEAK TO THE SENATE:

 

A.  Dr. K. Edward Grose, Senior Vice-President for Operations, provided an update on current and proposed facilities construction, capitol projects, and the Facilities Land/Use Master Plan.

 

7.                  AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:

 

THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 5:41 P.M.