THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING HELD

ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2004, AT 4:00 P.M. IN THE ALUMNI LOUNGE OF

THE MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER

 

MEMBERS PRESENT: Joe Stone, Purnendu Mandal, Blaker Bolling, Uday Tate, Joan St. Germain, Stephen Lawson, Clayton Brooks, Seth Bush, Dan Babb, Bonnie Lawrence, Brian Morgan, Ralph Oberste-Vorth, Chuck Bailey, Dan Hollis, Denise Landry, Bruce Brown, Susan Imes, Karen McNealy, Carolyn Suppa, Jerry Doyle, Edwina Pendarvis, Melisa Reed, Sissy Isaacs, James Burton, Howard Gordon, George Watson, Nick Freidin, Cheryl Brown (Vice-President), Jerise Fogel, James Leonard, Karl Winton, Eric Migernier, Pam Mulder, Rainey Duke, Kathie Williams, Judith Arnold, David Gray, Rudy Wang, Charles Clements, Vernon Reichenbecher, Kenneth Guyer (Secretary), William Cocke, Eduardo Pino

 

MEMBERS ABSENT: Terry Wiant, Mike Murphy, Larry Stickler (President), Ashok Vaseashta, Karen Mitchell, Herbert Tesser, Libby Boyles, Janet Badia, Gerald Oakley, Mike Gibbs, Isabel Pino, David Yates, Elizabeth Kurczynski, Tina Sias

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN: Dallas Brozik present

 

GUESTS: Abigail Kimberlain, David Johnson, Ben Miller, James Sottile, Frances Hensley, Sarah Denman, Lynne Welch, Hal Shaver, Anthony Szwilski, Ron Martino, Tony Williams, Christina Murphy, Bill Pierson, Richard Garnett, Jim Joy, Corley Dennison, Joshua D. Cassidy, Leslie Pierson, Darren Driskell, Marshall Onofrio, Andrew Gooding, Michael McGuffey, and a few signatures I could not decipher.

 

In the absence of the Faculty Senate President, Vice-President Dr. Cheryl Brown called the meeting to order at approximately 4:01 p.m.

 

1.                  APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

There was a quorum. Minutes of the January 22, 2004 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 Karl Winton as a temporary substitute for Kellie Bean and Eric Migernier as a temporary substitute for John Young.

D.     Solicited a replacement for Kellie Bean, liaison to the Curriculum Committee. Karl Winton volunteered.

E.      Announced the February meeting schedules: ACF – Thursday, February 26, 2004 in Charleston, WV; HEPC – Friday, February 27th @ location TBA; and the MUBOG – no meeting in February.

F.      Announced that the University President has approved the following recommendations: SR-03-04-20 CC, SR-03-04-21 CC, and SR-03-04-23 EC.

G.     Announced that Wendy Moorhead, Library, had been selected to represent faculty on the New ID Project Implementation Team.

H.     Announced that the Executive Committee has charged the University Functions Committee to investigate and make recommendation about the production of a new faculty/staff telephone/email directory.

I.        Announced that the Executive Committee has charged the Budget & Academic Policy Committee to review and make comment on the “Emergency Policy on Intellectual Property”. 

J.       Announced congratulations to Chuck Bailey, WMUL faculty manager, on the opening of the new state-of-the-art studio.

K.    Announced as an FYI from the Curriculum Committee that they have approved the following requests from the Mathematics Department in the College of Science, 1) to restrict MTH 123 Selected Topics in College Algebra and MTH 203 Calculus for Business to majors in the LCOB or COLA Economics majors; 2) to restrict students from taking for credit a lower-level mathematics course after having a grade of C or better in a higher level mathematics course, i.e. a student receiving a grade of C or better in MTH 132 Pre-calculus could not receive credit for MTH 127 College Algebra-Expanded Version, MTH 122 Trigonometry or MTH 130 College Algebra; and 3) have proposed changes to the B.S. in Mathematics to reflect the above.

L.      Announced that the Legislative Affairs Committee has scheduled a media event to discuss topics related to faculty and the higher education budget reduction for Tuesday, March 9, 2004 beginning at 12:00 p.m. in the MSC Shawkey Dining Room. Everyone is invited!

M.   Announced that the Budget & Academic Policy Committee have completed their review of the draft policy, “Awarding of Undergraduate and Graduate Fee Waivers” and have made comment as requested.

N.    Announced our sincere gratitude to Michael Castellani in the College of Science for coordinating the first WV Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol and for recruiting 12 other higher educational institutions to participate.
 

3.                  REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT:


Dr. Angel reported that the legislative session will end March 13, 2004, but it will not be until a week or two later that the budget is known. Presently an important legislative issue is the bill concerning the restructuring of community and technical colleges. His hope is that the university board of governors retains governance over the community and technical colleges. The final decision about the bond money is key in determining the extent of the budget reduction for higher education, whether it is 2.5% or as great as 7%. There are several policy issues at stake this legislative session (tuition, fees, etc).

 

He stated that the university is currently advertising for the positions of Vice President for Development and the Director for the Marshall University Foundation, Inc.

 

He announced that the current amount of funds to be received from the federal government has been finalized.  $11.5 million will be received for the addition to the forensic science building.

 

He spoke about the possible continuation of an annual budget deficit for the state of West Virginia, the recent news of an anticipated $240 million deficit by 2010 and the impact on higher education.
 

4.                  BOARD OF GOVERNOR’S REPORT:
 

Dr. Sottile distributed copies (see attached) of the January 21, 2004 MU Board of Governor’s agenda.

 

He discussed SB 448 which would put faculty senate in state code.

 

He announced that he has forwarded to the Board of Governors’ the faculty comments on the draft policy, “Awarding of Undergraduate and Graduate Fee Waivers.”

 

He announced that due to time limitations, there cannot be a time extension for the comment period on the draft policy pertaining to intellectual property.

 

He informed that Dr. Angel has provided his support of the faculty’s efforts to obtain the annual experience increment through legislation.

 

He stated that former board members are providing their assistance in preparing current members in the process of program reviews.

 

MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO AMEND THE AGENDA.


ACF REPORT:


Dr. Ben Miller related that a change in their scheduled meeting time had permitted him to be in attendance today. He stated that the HEPC is continuing to review teacher training programs and are considering revisions to Series 22 that pertains to the D & F Repeat Rule. It has been proposed that a course may be repeated at any time and not restricted to those taken in the first 60 hours.

 

He announced that Senator Plymale has sponsored SB 612 that would permit faculty to receive the annual experience increment. Petitions supporting this issue have been presented to legislators. He fears that if the bill is passed it will be without funding, thus putting the burden of funding on the institutions.

 

He announced that ACCE is planning a teleconference with the guberatorial candidates on April 22, 2004, from the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. He requested senators to solicit questions for the candidates from their constituents and forward them to him.


He related that an item of discussion for the HEPC is a faculty sick leave policy.
 

He distributed copies (see attached) of the ACF’s legislative agenda pamphlet which has been presented to legislators.

 

5.                  COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

 

SR-03-04-26 BAPC: Recommends approval of the attached “Executive Policy Bulletin #13: E-Course Policy” as amended on December 15, 2003. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-03-04-27 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS in the COLLEGE OF
FINE ARTS, COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS, COLLEGE OF NURSING & HEALTH PROFESSIONS, and the SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATIONS. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-03-04-28 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE CHANGES for the COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES, COLLEGE OF NURSING & HEALTH PROFESSIONS, COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, and the SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATIONS. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-03-04-29 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE DELETIONS for the COLLEGE OF NURSING & HEALTH PROFESSIONS. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-03-04-30 CC: Recommends approval of the listed MAJORS, CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS, AREAS OF EMPHASIS—ADDITIONS/CHANGES and the CURRICULUM ACTION REQUEST from the COLLEGE OF SCIENCE. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-03-04-31 UF: Recommends the following revisions to the “University Policy on Emeritus Status of Retired Professionals,” page 32 as it is in The Greenbook. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-03-04-32 AP: Recommends that the following academic programs be continued at their current level of activity: Associate of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Technology, B.A. in Humanities, B.A. in Sociology, and a B.S. in Cytotechnology. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

MOVED, SECONDED, AND DEFEATED TO TABLE SR 33 & 34.

 

SR-03-04-33 AP: Recommends that the following academic programs be identified for further development: B.A. in Criminal Justice, B. F.A. in Fine Arts, B.S. in Integrated Science & Technology, and B.S. in Medical Technology. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-03-04-34 AP: Recommends that the following academic programs be continued at their current level of activity, with the designation as a program of excellence: B.S. in Park Resources and Leisure Services, and a B.S.W. in Social Work. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

6.                  STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Each liaison reported to-date on their respective committee.

 

7.                  REQUESTS TO SPEAK TO THE SENATE:


There were none.

 

MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

8.                  PERSONNEL ISSUE:

 

MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION
 

9.                  AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:

A. Karen Kirtley, Director of Auxiliary Services, and Barry Beckett, Director of the Bursar’s office.

B. Janet Dooley, Chair, Faculty Evaluation & Compensation Committee.

 

THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 5:17 P.M.

                                                                                                Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                Dr. Kenneth Guyer, Recording Secretary

                                                                                                Faculty Senate