THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING HELD

ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2004, AT 4:00 P.M. IN THE DON MORRIS ROOM OF

THE MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER

 

MEMBERS PRESENT: Joe Stone, Purnendu Mandal, Uday Tate, Terry Wiant, Joan St. Germain, Larry Stickler (President), Stephen Lawson, Clayton Brooks, Ashok Vaseashta, Seth Bush, Dan Babb, Bonnie Lawrence, Brian Morgan, Ralph Oberste-Vorth, Chuck Bailey, Dan Hollis, Denise Landry, Bruce Brown, Susan Imes, Karen McNealy, Libby Boyles, Jerry Doyle, Edwina Pendarvis, Melisa Reed, Sissy Isaacs, James Burton,  Howard Gordon, George Watson, Nick Freidin, Jerise Fogel, James Leonard, Rainey Duke, Kathie Williams, Judith Arnold, Rudy Wang, Mike Gibbs, Charles Clements, Vernon Reichenbecher, Kenneth Guyer (Secretary), David Yates, William Cocke, Elizabeth Kurczynski, Tina Sias.

 

MEMBERS ABSENT: Blaker Bolling, Mike Murphy, Karen Mitchell, Herbert Tesser, Carolyn Suppa, Cheryl Brown (Vice-President), Kellie Bean, John Young, Pam Mulder, Janet Badia, David Gray, Gerald Oakley, Isabel Pino, Eduardo Pino.

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN: Dallas Brozik absent.

 

GUESTS: Abigail Kimberlain, Frances Hensley, Jim Sottile, Alan Stern, Christina Murphy, Tony Szwilski, Michael McGuffey, Steve Hensley, Don Van Horn, Sarah Denman, Mike Perry, Mike Ferrell.

 

Faculty Senate President, Dr. Larry Stickler called the meeting to order at approximately 4:05 p.m.

 

1.                  APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

There was a quorum. Minutes of the December 11, 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 provided.

B.     Announced a reminder that cell phones and pagers should be set to “silent” mode.

C.     Introduced Carolyn Suppa, spring substitute for Nega Debela. She was not in attendance.

D.     Introduced Abigail Kimberlain, Parthenon reporter.

E.      Announced a reminder that liaisons should make every effort to attend their respective committee’s meetings.

F.      Announced the meeting schedules: ACF – unknown; HEPC – February 27, 2004 with location TBA; and the MUBOG – met January 21, 2004 @ MUGC.

G.     Announced that the University President has approved the following recommendations: SR-03-04-14 CC, SR-03-04-15 CC, SR-03-04-16 CC, SR-03-04-17 UF, SR-03-04-18 UF, and SR-03-04-19 UF.

H.     Announced that Tuesday, February 3, 2004 is “Higher Ed Day at the Legislature.”

I.        Distributed the “Faculty Improvement Fee Fact Sheet.”

J.       Announced that the Budget & Academic Policy Committee has been charged to review and make comment on the draft university policy for “Awarding of Undergraduate and Graduate Fee Waivers.”

K.    Announced that the Physical Facilities & Planning Committee has been charged to investigate and possibly make recommendation on faculty’s control of their office space.

L.      Related ACF information as provided for Ben Miller by Jim Nemitz (ACF Chair), 1) HEPC Presentation: Went well; received very good support on TIAA-CREF item, but not the AEI; a number of commission members absent; his sense was that some items very supportive, others not; he received very positive feedback from a number of institutional presidents; and he has been told that he made a positive impact on those present. 2) A legislative effort to identify legislators who will support revenue enhancements for higher education is being orchestrated out of the central office and will involve ACF’s participation. More information to come.

 

SPECIAL GUEST: MR. MIKE PERRY, CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNOR’S, ADDRESSED THOSE PRESENT.

 

SPECIAL GUEST: MR. MIKE FERRELL, CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNOR’S ACADEMIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, ADDRESSED THOSE PRESENT.
 

3.                  REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT:


Dr. Angel reported on: The stated goal of the governor to decrease the higher education budget reduction from 9% to 2.5%; that a $17.5 million budget allocation will come from a bond issue that had previously been opposed by the governor but now has his support; that the allocation of research funds is very important to Marshall in that we received 31% of the monies available during the last disbursement, whereas ten years ago we only received 3%; that legislation introduced as the flexibility bill will streamline down to three the current multiple funds utilized by the university; and that federal monies may be received to complete the needed funding to construct the biotechnology buildings.
 

4.                  BOARD OF GOVERNOR’S REPORT:


Dr. Sottile distributed a document (on file in the Senate office) that highlights the FY2005 budget recommendations made by Governor Wise. He also stated that faculty’s request to receive the annual experience increment will not likely receive legislative support.

 

5.                  COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

 

MOVED, SECONDED, AND DISAPPROVED TO TAKE SR 20 & 21 AS A GROUP.

 

SR-03-04-20 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE DELETIONS for the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS and the COLLEGE OF SCIENCE. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED AS AMENDED.

 

SR-03-04-21 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE CHANGES for the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS and the COLLEGE OF SCIENCE. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-03-04-22 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE CHANGES for the COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO DELETE THIS RECOMMENDATION.

 

SR-03-04-23 EC: Recommends approval of the request from the Department of Mathematics to offer an honors version of MTH 121, Concepts and Applications of Mathematics, to be designated MTH 121H, one section offered every fall semester. This request has been approved by the Honors Council. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.
 

6.                  REQUESTS TO SPEAK TO THE SENATE:

 

A.  Rainey Duke, Chair, Legislative Affairs Committee, requested she be contacted with names of individuals who would make a presentation at an upcoming event to highlight the effects on higher education due to budget reductions.

 

7.                  AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:

There were none.

 

THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 5:15 P.M.