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, Carolyn Suppa (telephonically), Jerry Doyle, Janet Dozier, Melisa Reed, Sissy Isaacs, James Burton, Howard Gordon, George Watson, Cheryl Brown (Vice-President), Jerise Fogel, Eric Migernier, Pam Mulder, Janet Badia, Rainey Duke, Gerald Oakley, Rudy Wang, Charles Clements, Isabel Pino, Vernon Reichenbecher, Kenneth Guyer (Secretary), David Yates, William Cocke, Elizabeth Kurczynski, Eduardo Pino


MEMBERS ABSENT: Herbert Tesser, Libby Boyles, Nick Freidin, James Leonard, Karl Winton, Kathie Williams, Judith Arnold, David Gray, Mike Gibbs, Tina Sias


PARLIAMENTARIAN: Dallas Brozik present


GUESTS: Bill Pierson, Martha Woodward, Michael Cornfeld, Caroline Perkins, James Hooper, Venkat Gudivada, Barbara Guyer, Elizabeth Hanrahan, Tony Williams, Elaine Baker, Sandra Marra, Lynne Welch, Tony Szwilski, Chong Kim, Lawrence Shao, Evelyn Pupplo-Cody, Ben Miller, Sarah Denman, Corley Dennison, James Sottile, Michael McGuffey, Christina Murphy, Steve Hensley


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 April 15, 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. If a senator is not sitting around the table, they are ineligible to vote.

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

C.          Announced the May meeting schedules: ACF – none; HEPC – none; and the MUBOG – May 12, 2004.

D.         Announced that the University President has approved the following Recommendations: SR-03-04-41 CC, SR-03-04-42 CC, SR-03-04 43 CC, and SR-03-04-44 AC.

E.          Announced a thank you to Bruce Brown (retiring) and Elizabeth Kurczynski (leaving Marshall University) for their service to the Senate.

F.           Announced a reminder that a meeting of the Constitutional Ad Hoc Committee has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 11, 2004 beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the MSC John Spotts Room.

G.         Announced that a schedule of meeting dates for Academic Year 2004-05 is available for pickup at the sign-in table.



Dr. Angel reported:

·         The 167th Commencement is scheduled for Saturday, May 8, 2004 and he anticipates 2,750 graduates.

·         The Board of Governor’s action on the Title IX fee was different from his recommendation; the fee was initiated to meet federal mandates of Title IX; there are more women students than men; the move to Conference USA has no impact on the creation of the fee; and Marshall University’s fee is less that that of conference member schools.

·         Funding for faculty raises has been arranged; the raise is not based on what other institutions in the state are doing; and $200,000 was reclaimed from athletics and appropriated for academics.

·         Due to budget reductions the university has lost $11 million in state funding in the past two years; it appears as if the national economy is improving; hopefully there will not be budget reductions as in the past; and it is anticipated that in the future tuition increases will be 4-5%.


4.                  BOARD OF GOVERNORS REPORT:

Dr. Sottile reported:

·         He distributed and discussed a draft copy of the May 12, 2004 Board of Governors agenda and he informed that Dr. Angel has been asked to educate the Board about shared governance as it relates to the Higher Education Policy Commission.

·         He expressed gratitude to Dr. Larry Stickler, Faculty Senate President, for his hard work.

·         He informed that there is a governing group for non-classified staff and deans; he discussed a recommendation for non-instructional employee salary increases and the process that will be implemented regarding merit.

·         He stated that, if approved by the Faculty Senate, the transition faculty merit plan and its approach will be forwarded to the Board for their approval.

·         He stated that the chair of the Board’s Academic Committee is active in a process to promote high demand academic programs with the goal to make academics more visible throughout the state.

5.                  ACF REPORT:


Dr. Miller reported:

·         A committee member has compiled a report detailing the 1994-2004 salaries of the CEO’s for the states higher education institutions.

·         A change of academic standards for admission is being discussed; currently the requirements are a score of 19 on the ACT and/or a 2.0 GPA, in fall 2008 the requirements may be a score of 19 on the ACT and a 2.0 GPA. If implemented this year, this change would affect 15% of the freshman class.

·         He related that several institutions have one person heading their senate and serving on ACF. He inquired if Marshall University should change.



SR-03-04-38R BAPC: Recommends that students who plan to graduate in University Honors be allowed to register during the special registration period after applying through The John R. Hall Center for Academic Excellence. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED. 


SR-03-04-45 CAHC: Recommends that the attached, Bylaw #1 of The Faculty Constitution, be revised to include instructions for Electronic Voting and that the instructions for paper ballots reflect appropriate procedures according to Robert’s Rules of Order. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.


SR-03-04-47 APC: Recommends that the attached College of Information Technology and Engineering’s Intent to Plan statement for a Bachelor of Science in Engineering be approved. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.


As requested, Janet Dooley, Chair of the Faculty Evaluation & Compensation Ad Hoc Committee presented a review of the committee’s history, and its current and anticipated tasks toward completion of its charge.


SR-03-04-48 FECAHC: Recommends that to transition from the current compensation system into one including a merit component as mandated by the West Virginia legislature, only in the contract year 2004-2005 salary monies available to the institution be distributed in the following manner. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED AS AMENDED.

SR-03-04-49 FECAHC: Recommends that faculty raise monies acquired after 2004-2005 be based upon a new method of data gathering and evaluation using peer, supervisor and student ratings and distributed in the following manner. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED AS AMENDED.

SR-03-04-51 PFPC: Recommends that new maps be generated to depict Marshall University’s central campus and outlying buildings, and that these maps be updated as new buildings and facilities are added. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.


SR-03-04-52 CC: Recommends approval of the listed CURRICULUM ACTION REQUESTS from the College of Fine Arts, College of Liberal Arts and the Social Work Department. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-03-04-53 CC: Recommends approval of the listed MAJORS, CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS, AREAS OF EMPHASIS—ADDITIONS/CHANGES from the following colleges and/or schools: College of Information Technology & Engineering and The College of Science. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-03-04-54 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS in the following colleges and/or schools: College of Fine Arts and the College of Information Technology & Engineering and the College of Science. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-03-04-55 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE CHANGES in the following colleges and/or schools: College of Fine Arts and the College of Science. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.


SR-03-04-56 IS: Recommends approval to change the name of the College of Nursing and Health Professions to College of Health Professions. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.


7.                  REQUESTS TO SPEAK TO THE SENATE:


A.  Dr. Clayton Brooks presented a recommendation.

SR-00-00-0: Recommends that on Monday through Friday morning, overnight parking in the Third Avenue parking garage is allowed only on level four (4) and above. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.




There were none.