THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING HELD

ON THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2004, AT 4:00 P.M. IN THE DON MORRIS ROOM OF

THE MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER

 

MEMBERS PRESENT: Joe Stone, Blaker Bolling, Uday Tate, Terry Wiant, Larry Stickler (President), Clayton Brooks, Ashok Vaseashta, Karen Mitchell, Seth Bush, Bonnie Lawrence, Brian Morgan, Ralph Oberste-Vorth, Dan Hollis, Denise Landry, Bruce Brown, Susan Imes, Carolyn Suppa, Libby Boyles, Jerry Doyle, Janet Dozier, Melisa Reed, Sissy Isaacs, George Watson, Nick Freidin, Cheryl Brown (Vice-President), James Leonard, Karl Winton, Eric Migernier, Pam Mulder, Rainey Duke, Kathie Williams, Judith Arnold, David Gray, Gerald Oakley, Rudy Wang, Charles Clements, Isabel Pino, Vernon Reichenbecher, Kenneth Guyer (Secretary), David Yates, Elizabeth Kurczynski, Eduardo Pino

 

MEMBERS ABSENT: Purnendu Mandal, Mike Murphy, Joan St. Germain, Stephen Lawson, Dan Babb, Chuck Bailey, Karen McNealy, Herbert Tesser, James Burton, Howard Gordon, Jerise Fogel, Janet Badia, Mike Gibbs, William Cocke, Tina Sias

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN: Dallas Brozik present

 

GUESTS: Abigail Kimberlain, Tiffany Wright, Sarah Musgrave, Jason McClure, Ashlee Ginsen, John Kiger, Don Van Horn, Lynne Welch, James Sottile, Frances Hensley, Darrah Wilcox, Ryan Epling, Tony Szwilski, Dave Ridpath, Sarah Denman, Steve Hensley

 

Faculty Senate President, Dr. Larry Stickler called the meeting to order at approximately 4:04 p.m.

 

1.                  APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

There was a quorum. Minutes of the March 25, 2004 meeting were approved as read.

 

2.                  ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

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

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

C.     Introduced Janet Dozier, a new senator for COEHS.

D.     Announced the April meeting schedules: ACF – tentative for April 23, 2004; HEPC – April 23, 2004; and the MUBOG – met April 12, 2004.

E.      Announced that the Spring General Faculty meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 22, 2004 beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the Playhouse of the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center.

F.      Announced that the last Executive Committee meeting for this academic year is scheduled for Monday, April 26, 2004 beginning at 12:00 p.m. in the MSC John Spotts Room.

G.     Announced that the last Faculty Senate meeting for this academic year is scheduled for Thursday, May 6, 2004 beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the MSC Alumni Lounge.

H.     Announced that Governor Wise has approved SB448 which has placed faculty senate in state code. This creates a need to revise The Faculty Constitution to coincide with the state code. Requested to charge the Constitutional Ad Hoc Committee to prepare revisions to be voted upon by the full faculty and solicited additional members for the committee. Missy Reed, Joe Stone, Jerry Doyle, Larry Stickler, and James Sottile (ex-officio) volunteered.

I.        Announced the following committee charges: The Faculty Evaluation & Compensation Ad Hoc Committee has been charged to prepare a one page document detailing the committee’s history, and its current and anticipated tasks toward completion of its goal; and the Faculty Personnel Committee has been charged to review faculty salaries and investigate whether the lack of increases/raises has impacted the retaining and recruitment of faculty, faculty morale, and the effects of budget reductions on class size, student’s quality of education, and student’s access to needed classes for graduation.

J.       Announced that the University President has approved the following Recommendations: SR-03-04-24R MS, SR-03-04-25R MS, SR-03-04-35 CC, SR-03-04-36 CC, SR-03-04-37 CC, and SR-03-04-40 UF.

K.    Requested a motion to dissolve the Mission Statement Ad Hoc Committee as they have completed their charge. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO DISSOLVE THE MISSION STATEMENT AD HOC COMMITTEE.
 

3.                  BOARD OF GOVERNORS REPORT:

 

Dr. Sottile reported that Program Reviews were completed on April 9, 2004 and that he is impressed with the level of the review process and the high quality of the programs at the university. He will continue to promote the achievements of faculty to the Board and it is important for faculty to be listed at the faculty achievement website.

 

He discussed the proposed faculty salary increase that was presented to the Board by Dr. Sarah Denman. The increase will be determined by equity adjustments and performance. He distributed (on file in the Senate office) documents pertaining to the proposed budget.
 

4.                  COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

 

SR-03-04-39 APC: Recommends that the College of Nursing and Health Professions’ Intent to Plan statement for a collaborative Bachelor of Science in Radiological Technology (with St. Mary’s Medical Center School of Radiology) be approved. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED AS AMENDED.

 

SR-03-04-41 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS in the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS and the COLLEGE OF SCIENCE. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-03-04-42 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE CHANGES for the COLLEGE OF SCIENCE. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-03-04-43 CC: Recommends approval of the listed MAJORS, CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS, AREAS OF EMPHASIS—ADDITIONS/CHANGES from the COLLEGE OF SCIENCE. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-03-04-44 AC: Recommends that Marshall University’s Faculty Senate join the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA). COIA is a group advocating for reform in intercollegiate athletics. The scope of reform the COIA seeks would affect five broad categories. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED AS AMENDED.

 

5.                  STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Each liaison reported to-date on their respective committee.

 

6.         REQUESTS TO SPEAK TO THE SENATE:

 

A.  Bernice Bullock, Classified Staff Council Vice-Chair, informed the Senate of a proposed Marshall University/YMCA Partnership Plan.

 

7.         AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:

 

There were none.

 

THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 5:20 P.M.