THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING HELD

ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2003, AT 4:00 P.M. IN THE ALUMNI LOUNGE OF

THE MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER

 

MEMBERS PRESENT: Joe Stone, Purnendu Mandal, 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, Chuck Bailey, Dan Hollis, Denise Landry, Bruce Brown, Susan Imes, Karen McNealy, Herbert Tesser, Nega Debela, Jerry Doyle, Edwina Pendarvis, Melisa Reed, Sissy Isaacs, James Burton, Howard Gordon, George Watson, Nick Freidin, Cheryl Brown (Vice-President), Jerise Fogel, James Leonard, John Young, Janet Badia, Rainey Duke, Judith Arnold, David Gray, Charles Clements, Isabel Pino, Vernon Reichenbecher, Kenneth Guyer (Secretary), William Cocke, Elizabeth Kurczynski, Eduardo Pino

 

MEMBERS ABSENT: Rick Weible, Brian Morgan, Ralph Oberste-Vorth, Libby Boyles, Kellie Bean, Pam Mulder, Kathie Williams, Gerald Oakley, Rudy Wang, Mike Gibbs, David Yates, Tina Sias, Paulette Wehner

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN: Dallas Brozik present

 

GUESTS: Ben Miller, Charley Braun, Frances Hensley, James Sottile, Christina Murphy, Tony Williams, Steve Hensley, Chong Kim, Hal Shaver, Corley Dennison, Cal Kent

 

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 November 20, 2003 meeting were approved as read.

 

2.                 ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 

A.     Requested a moment of silence in remembrance of Dr. Clair Matz, Political Science.

B.     Announced a reminder that Senators should sit around the table, others should sit at the chairs provided around the edge of the room.

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

D.     Announced the following meeting schedules: ACF – unknown; HEPC – February 27, 2004 with location TBA; and the MUBOG – January 21, 2004 @ MUGC.

E.      Announced that the University President has approved the following Recommendations: SR-03-04-03 EC (Policy on Admissions); SR-03-04-09 CC (Course Additions); SR-03-04-10 CC (Course Changes); and SR-03-04-11 CC (Course Deletion) and SR-03-04-13 FS (Amended ACF Legislative Agenda).

F.      Announced that the Budget & Academic Policy Committee has been charged to review and make recommendation about the Honors Council registration request.

G.     Announced congratulations to Dr. Steven Mewaldt for selection as “Professor of the Year” by the Carnegie Foundation.

H.     Distributed to Senators a gift from Dr. and Mrs. Angel.

 

3.                  REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT:


Dr. Stickler reported for Dr. Angel that we are somewhat fortunate that the mid-year budget reduction was 1.4% instead of 2.9%; the 1.4% reduction was achieved because of the proactive position Marshall University personnel had taken. There is a lesson in this in that we should be proactive throughout the upcoming legislative session. The university has received good news in the fact that PEIA costs will not go up for employees or employers as the increased cost to the university last year was $660,000.

 

An open invitation to the president’s box at Edwards Stadium has been extended to the president of Faculty Senate and/or the faculty representative on the MU Board of Governors for each future game.
 

4.                  ACF REPORT:


Dr. Ben Miller expressed thanks to Drs. Wang and Stickler for attending the December 4, 2003 ACF meeting and pointing out the inconsistencies in its legislative agenda.

 

The ACF is working to have the governor acknowledge higher education award winning faculty during his state of the state address as he does for the public school’s teacher of the year.

 

The HEPC is concerned with the effectiveness of the teaching of science in public schools, especially the colleges’ K-12 teacher preparation, which a committee will be reviewing.

 

Dr. Miller attended a video conference conducted by the HEPC for the discussion of financial goals.
 

5.                  COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

 

MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO TAKE SR14, 15, AND 16 AS A GROUP

 

SR-03-04-14 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE CHANGES in the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES, COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS, and the ELIZABETH McDOWELL LEWIS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-03-04-15 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS in the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS, COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, and the ELIZABETH McDOWELL LEWIS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-03-04-16 CC: Recommends approval of the listed CURRICULUM ACTION REQUESTS from the ELIZABETH McDOWELL LEWIS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-03-04-17 UFC: Recommends honoring each retiring faculty member, regardless of years of service, with a gift of a rocking/arm chair or an equivalent value MU Bookstore gift certificate, by choice of the faculty member. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO AMEND THE AGENDA

 

6.                  STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Each liaison reported to-date on their respective committee.

 

7.                  REQUESTS TO SPEAK TO THE SENATE:


There were none.


MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION
 

CONFIDENTIAL SR-03-04-18 UFC: Recommends the following nominee for consideration as honorary degree recipient. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

CONFIDENTIAL SR-03-04-19 UFC: Recommends the following nominees be added to the existing list for consideration as commencement speaker at a future commencement exercise. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.
 

8.                  AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:

 

There were none.

 

THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:48 P.M.