THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING HELD

ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2003, AT 4:00 P.M. IN THE DON MORRIS ROOM

OF THE MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER

 

MEMBERS PRESENT: Joe Stone, Purnendu Mandal, Rick Weible, Uday Tate, Terry Wiant, Mike Murphy, 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, Karen McNealy, Herbert Tesser, Nega Debela, Libby Boyles, Jerry Doyle, Edwina Pendarvis, Melisa Reed, Sissy Isaacs, James Burton, George Watson, Nick Freidin, Cheryl Brown (Vice-President), Jerise Fogel, James Leonard, Kellie Bean, John Young, Pam Mulder, Rainey Duke, Kathie Williams, Judith Arnold, David Gray, Gerald Oakley, Rudy Wang, Charles Clements, Isabel Pino, Vernon Reichenbecher, David Yates, William Cocke, Elizabeth Kurczynski, Tina Sias.

 

MEMBERS ABSENT: Karen Mitchell, Susan Imes, Howard Gordon, Janet Badia, Mike Gibbs, Kenneth Guyer (Secretary), Gary Gilbert, Eduardo Pino, Paulette Wehner.

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN: Dallas Brozik present.

 

GUESTS: Alice Green, Frances Hensley, Rebeccah Cantley-Faulk, Sarah Denman, Tony Szwilski, Tony Williams, James Sottile, Marshall Onofrio, Hal Shaver, Barbara Winters

 

Faculty Senate President, Dr. Larry Stickler called the meeting to order at approximately 4:02 p.m.

 

1.                  APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

There was a quorum. Minutes of the September 25, 2003 meeting were approved as read.

 

2.                  ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 

A.     Announced that Senate meetings have been moved to the Don Morris Room for November 20 and December 11, 2003; January 22, and April 15, 2004.

B.     Announced that Senators should sit around the table; others should sit at the chairs provided.

C.     Reminded Senators to pick up a reference binder that was available on the sign-in table.

D.     Announced that the Faculty Senate office is scheduled for temporary relocation to MSC BW14 on Monday, October 27, 2003.

E.      Announced that during Monday, October 27 through Wednesday, October 29, 2003 all-faculty email messages should be sent to Frances Hensley, hensleyf@marshall.edu for distribution.

F.      Announced that the University President has approved the following Recommendation: SR-03-04-01 EC (Executive Policy Bulletin #15: Faculty Compensation from Grants & Contracts).

G.     Announced, to senators from off-campus, that parking permits for senate meetings are available to be picked up in the Senate office.

H.     Announced as FYI from the Curriculum Committee several changes in prerequisites for Mathematics courses.

I.        Announced that the Athletic Committee has been charged to investigate the Senate president becoming a member in the Coalition On Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA) organization.

J.       Announced that the Department of Art has changed its name to Department of Art and Design.

 

3.                  REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT:


Dr. Angel stated he had three items to discuss: 1) With a unanimous vote the WV Supreme Court has approved the disbursement of  $12.5 million of economic development grant money for the construction of the Biotechnology Center and the IDEA development center. Construction should begin in early 2004. 2) The MU BOG is discussing a move of sporting activities from the MAC to Conference USA. He will sanction the move only if certain criteria are met—the move is financed with 100% of private funds; there is a financial advantage for our athletic programs; and there are significant advantages for the University in the form of exposure, recruitment, etc... 3) Related to his appeal of support from faculty, staff, students, and the MU BOG concerning the anticipated 2004-05 budget reductions; he stated that six presidents of higher education institutions have been given 30 days to work with the Chancellor and the governor’s staff to generate ideas and formulate alternative plans.

 

4.                  ACF REPORT:


Dr. Chuck Bailey reported on the October 9, 2003 meeting of the Advisory Council of Faculty. A written copy of his report is available for review in the Faculty Senate office.
 

WAS MOVED, SECONDED AND APPROVED TO CHARGE THE LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE TO REVIEW THE ACF LEGISLATIVE AGENDA FOR FACULTY IN 2004 TO MAKE A RECOMMENDATION OF ENDORSEMENT.
 

5.                  BOARD OF GOVERNOR’S REPORT:

Dr. James Sottile distributed handouts related to faculty’s legislative agenda (on file in the Senate office); he discussed the possible move to Conference USA and requested comments and concerns from those present; he stated that Board members were interested in increasing interaction with faculty by attending various meetings; and he encouraged Senators to attend the Board’s meetings.
 

6.                  COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

 

SR-03-04-02 EC: Recommends approval of the attached “Rule on Adjunct Faculty.” WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.


SR-03-04-04 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS in the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS. 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:

There were none.
 

9.                  AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:

Information pertaining to the Faculty Improvement Fee was requested.
 

10.              EXECUTIVE SESSION:
 

THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 5:35 P.M.