THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING HELD

ON THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 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, Terry Wiant, Mike Murphy, Joan St. Germain, Larry Stickler (President), Stephen Lawson, Clayton Brooks, Ashok Vaseashta, Karen Mitchell, 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, Melisa Reed, Sissy Isaacs, James Burton, Howard Gordon, Nick Freidin, Cheryl Brown (Vice-President), Jerise Fogel, Karl Winton, Eric Migernier, Pam Mulder, Rainey Duke, Judith Arnold, Gerald Oakley, Rudy Wang, Mike Gibbs, Charles Clements, Isabel Pino, Kenneth Guyer (Secretary), David Yates, William Cocke, Elizabeth Kurczynski, Eduardo Pino, Tina Sias

 

MEMBERS ABSENT: Herbert Tesser, Carolyn Suppa, George Watson, James Leonard, Janet Badia, Kathie Williams, David Gray, Vernon Reichenbecher

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN: Dallas Brozik absent

 

GUESTS: Abigail Kimberlain, Rick McCormick, Don Van Horn, Eldon Larsen, James Sottile, Tony Szwilski, Sarah Denman, Corley Dennison, Michael McGuffey

 

Faculty Senate President, Dr. Larry Stickler called the meeting to order at approximately 4:09 p.m.

 

1.                  APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

There was a quorum. Minutes of the February 26, 2004 meeting were approved as amended – David Yates, School of Medicine was present at the February 26, 2004 meeting.

 

2.                  ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

A.     Announced a reminder that Senators should sit around the table, others should sit at the chairs provided and if you are not sitting at the table you are ineligible to vote.

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

C.     Requested a moment of silence in remembrance of Hal Shaver and John Singley.

D.     Announced the March meeting schedules: ACF – none listed on internet calendar;  HEPC – no meeting in March; and the MUBOG – met March 10, 2004.

E.      Announced that the University President has approved the following recommendations: SR-03-04-26 BAPC, SR-03-04-27 CC, SR-03-04-28 CC, SR-03-04-29 CC, SR-03-04-30 CC, SR-03-04-31 UF, SR-03-04-32 AP, SR-03-04-33 AP, and SR-03-04-34 AP.

F.      Announced that the University President has read the following recommendation: SR-03-04-38 BAPC.

G.     Announced that, at the request of the Budget & Academic Policy Committee, the Research Committee has been asked to review and comment on the proposed Intellectual Property Policy.

H.     Announced as FYI: The College of Education & Human Services has approved the program name change from Park Resources and Leisure Services to Recreation & Park Resources.

 

3.                  REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT:

 

Dr. Angel reported on legislative activities that resulted in:

·        A total budget reduction of $2.4 million for the university with $1.9 million out of campus funds, the School of Medicine losing $400,000 and the Community & Technical College losing $150,000.

·        A state bond sale of $150 million; Marshall could receive $30 million, depending on the interest rates.

·        Reorganization within the Community & Technical College—they will now have a president, their president will report to the Board of Governor’s, they will have a faculty representative on the Board of Governor’s and the state’s community colleges will have representation on the Higher Education Policy Commission.

·        The two bills for financial fund flexibility and tuition simplification were approved.

·        The governor’s request that $17.5 million in bond money be distributed to higher education institutions was not approved however $8.75 million was placed in base funding.

 

4.                  BOARD OF GOVERNOR’S REPORT:

Dr. Sottile distributed the March 10, 2004 agenda for the MU Board of Governors (on file in the Senate office) and discussed the following topics: HB448; the Curriculum and Instruction Doctoral Program; the Board’s approval of the policies for Awarding of Tuition and Fee Waivers, and the Rule on Adjunct Faculty; the Board’s schedule for conducting Program Reviews; and the feedback received from faculty pertaining to the Intellectual Property Policy.
 

5.                  ACF REPORT:

 

No report.
 

6.                  COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

 

SR-03-04-24R MS: Recommends approval of the attached, “University Mission Statement” and “Goals in Support of the University Mission.” WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-03-04-25R MS: Recommends approval of the attached, “University Vision Statement.” WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-03-04-35 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS in the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-03-04-36 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE CHANGES for the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING and the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-03-04-37 CC: Recommends approval for the listed COURSE DELETION for the COLLEGE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.


SR-03-04-40 UF: The University Functions Committee overwhelmingly expresses the need for an updated university directory, as this directory is an essential resource for faculty, staff, and student communication. Therefore, the committee recommends that such a directory be printed with the most current information available. In the past, the phone directory was printed by Human Resource Services. The committee advises that the directory should be printed by the same authorities and necessary funds be provided by the president and be made available for this to occur. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

7.                  STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Each liaison reported to-date on their respective committee.

 

8.                  REQUESTS TO SPEAK TO THE SENATE:

 

A.  Karen Kirtley, Assistant Vice-President for Administration and Barry Beckett, Director of the Bursar’s office: report on Higher One and the new ID cards.
 

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

 

9.                  AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:

 

There were none.


MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION
 

10.              PERSONNEL ISSUE:
 

MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION

 

Moved, Seconded, and Approved to charge the Budget & Academic Policy Committee to investigate which student groups have permission to participate in early class registration; the justification for their participation; and to make recommendation whether to continue their participation.

 

THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 5:38 P.M.