THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING HELD

ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2003, AT 4:00 P.M. IN THE 

MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER’S DON MORRIS ROOM

 

MEMBERS PRESENT: Joe Stone, Rick Weible, 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, Herbert Tesser, Nega Debela, Libby Boyles, Jerry Doyle, Edwina Pendarvis, Melisa Reed, Sissy Isaacs, James Burton, Howard Gordon, George Watson, Nick Freidin, Cheryl Brown (Vice-President), Jerise Fogel, James Leonard, Kellie Bean, John Young, Pam Mulder, Janet Badia, Rainey Duke, Kathie Williams, Judith Arnold, David Gray, Gerald Oakley, Rudy Wang, Mike Gibbs, Charles Clements, Isabel Pino, Vernon Reichenbecher, Kenneth Guyer (Secretary), William Cocke, Tina Sias.

 

MEMBERS ABSENT: Purnendu Mandal, David Yates, Elizabeth Kurczynski, Eduardo Pino, Paulette Wehner.

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN: Dallas Brozik present.

 

GUESTS: Alice Green, James Sottile, Raymond Busbee, Missy Oldaker, Tony Szwilski, Jim Joy, Lynne Welch, Herb Karlet, Don Van Horn, Elaine Baker, Sarah Denman, Tony Williams, Leonard Deutsch, Jamie Warner, Frances Hensley, Steve Hensley, David Kanley, Elizabeth Clemens, Brandon Stevens, Hal Shaver, Christina Murphy, Tammy Johnson, Corley Dennison, Craig Grooms, Michael McGuffey, Judy Kullberg

 

Faculty Senate President, Dr. Larry Stickler called the meeting to order at approximately 4:03 p.m.

 

1.                  APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

There was a quorum. Minutes of the October 23, 2003 meeting were approved as read.

 

2.                 ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 

A.     Announced a reminder that Senate meeting dates for December 11, January 22, and April 15 have been moved to the Don Morris Room.

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

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

D.     Announced that the next meeting of the Executive Committee will be Monday, December 1, 2003 at 12:00 p.m. in the MSC John Spotts Room.

E.      Announced that the next meeting of the Faculty Senate will be Thursday, December 11, 2003 beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the MSC Don Morris Room.

F.      Announced the December meeting schedules: ACF – December 4th in Lewisburg; HEPC – December 5th at the WV School of Osteopathic Medicine; and the MUBOG – no December meeting scheduled.

G.     Announced that the Faculty Senate office has moved to MSC BW14.

H.     Announced that the University President has approved the following Recommendations: SR-03-04-02 EC (Rule on Adjunct Faculty) and SR-03-04-04 CC (Course additions for COLA).

I.        Announced that The Winter Festival -- Holiday Lighting Ceremony will be held tonight beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the MSC Plaza.

J.       Solicited members for the Constitutional Ad Hoc Committee that was formed to review the Faculty Constitution for inclusion of e-voting in Bylaw #1. (Chair, Missy Reed) Karen Mitchell, Bruce Brown, and Joe Stone volunteered.

K.    Announced that Nick Freidin has been elected by the AFT as their Senate liaison.

L.      Announced that the University Functions Committee has been charged to make recommendation as to which process will be followed in awarding Emeritus Status to retiring faculty.

M.   Announced that Gary Gilbert, SOM representative has resigned from the Faculty Senate.

N.    Announced as FYI from the Curriculum Committee: 1) Two ESSR programs “Sport Management & Marketing” and “Park Resources & Leisure Services” will be administered by a coordinator called Sport & Recreation Programs Coordinator; and 2) The PreK-K certification program will change course requirements from FCS 435-Administration of Child Care Centers to FCS 430-Preschool Curriculum & Methods.

 

3.                  REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT:


Dr. Angel distributed a letter (on file in the Senate office) he had written to Governor Wise about a reported mid-year budget reduction; he urged everyone to quickly make contact with the governor’s office to express their dismay at such a prospect and to request that higher education be exempted. He explained that 95% of the state appropriation is spent for personnel services.

 

4.                  BOARD OF GOVERNOR’S REPORT:


Dr. James Sottile distributed and discussed the November 12, 2003 agenda and an information sheet pertaining to the Conference USA Membership Opportunity (on file in the Senate office). He reported that he prepared a document detailing the faculty’s concerns that were expressed at the October meeting about Conference USA and forwarded it to members of the Board of Governors. He encouraged faculty to attend the Board’s meetings and urged them to network with Board members.

 

5.                  COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

 

SR-03-04-03 EC: Requests the addition of the following statement to the “Policy on Admissions for Fall Term, 1999” [SR-98-99-(6) 65 EC]: “Part-time students are those enrolled for fewer than 12 hours a semester. They must meet all admission requirements relative to the admission category for which they are applying (Freshmen, GED Completers, Home-School/Non-Accredited High School, Early High School Graduates, Transfer, Early Entry, Dual Credit, International, College Graduates, Transient, and Non-Degree) regardless of the number of hours for which they intend to enroll.” WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-03-04-09 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS in the follow colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES; COLLEGE OF NURSING & HEALTH PROFESSIONS; and the COLLEGE OF SCIENCE. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-03-04-10 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE CHANGES for the COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-03-04-11 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE DELETION in the COLLEGE OF NURSING & HEALTH PROFESSIONS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.
 

SR-03-04-12 LA: Recommends endorsement of the attached “Legislative Agenda of West Virginia Higher Education Faculty in 2004” as prepared by the Advisory Council of Faculty (ACF). WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND DISAPPROVED.

 

WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO PREPARE A RECOMMENDATION (SR-03-04-13 FS) WITH THE TITLE OF “RECOMMENDATION BY MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE FOR CHANGES TO THE ADVISORY COUNCIL OF FACULTY LEGISLATIVE AGENDA OF WEST VIRGINIA HIGHER EDUCATION FACULTY IN 2004” WITH THE BODY REFLECTING REVISIONS AS SUGGESTED BY DR. RUDY WANG.

 

MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO AMEND THE AGENDA TO PROCEED TO ITEM 7.

 

7.         REQUESTS TO SPEAK TO THE SENATE:

 

A.  Mr. Herb Karlet (Senior Vice President for Finance) distributed an information sheet (on file in the Senate office) and discussed the Faculty Improvement Fee.

 

MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO ASK PRESIDENT ANGEL TO TAKE ACTION TO SECURE THE ANNUAL EXPERIENCE INCREMENT (AEI) FOR FACUTY BY “LOBBYING” TO CHANGE THE LAW SO THAT IT INCLUDES COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY FACULTY MEMBERS.

 

6.                  STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Each liaison was requested to report to-date on their respective committee.
 

8.         AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:

            There were none.

 

THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 5:52 P.M.