THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING HELD

ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2005, AT 4:00 P.M. IN THE

DON MORRIS ROOM OF THE MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER

 

MEMBERS PRESENT: Joe Stone, Joseph Samek, Blaker Bolling, Uday Tate, Terry Wiant, Mike Murphy, Joan St. Germain, Larry Stickler (Chair), Stephen Lawson, Clayton Brooks, Ashok Vaseashta, Seth Bush, Dan Babb, Bonnie Lawrence, Brian Morgan, Ralph Oberste-Vorth, Chuck Bailey, Dan Hollis, Denise Landry, Debby Woda, Susan Imes, Karen McNealy, Venkat Gudivada, Stephen O’Keefe, Barbara O’Byrne, Jerry Doyle, Ben Miller, Janet Dozier, Melisa Reed, Sissy Isaacs, James Burton, George Watson, Nick Freidin, Cheryl Brown (Assistant Chair), Jerise Fogel, James Leonard, Marybeth Beller, John Young, Daniel Masters, Jamie Warner, Rainey Duke, Kathie Williams, Judith Arnold, Floyd Csir, Gerald Oakley, Charles Clements, Vernon Reichenbecher, Kenneth Guyer (Secretary), Ernest Walker, David Yates, William Cocke, and Eduardo Pino.

 

MEMBERS ABSENT: Karen Mitchell, Howard Gordon, Isabel Pino, Nancy Norton, Rudy Wang, and Yoram Elitsur.

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN: Dallas Brozik present.

 

GUESTS: Lynne Welch, Sheila Kyle, Melissa Lambert, Kathy Tygart, Mike Perry, Frances Hensley, Veronica Nett, Barbara Winters, Tony Szwilski, Marshall James, Glenda Lowry, Elaine Baker, Michael McGuffey, James Sottile, Sarah Denman, Chong Kim, Corley Dennison, and Menis Ketchum.

 

Faculty Senate Chair, Dr. Larry Stickler called the meeting to order at approximately 4:00 p.m.

 

1.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

There was a quorum. Minutes of the December 2, 2005 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; cell phones should be set to “silent” mode; and remember to sign-in.

B.     Announced that to improve your ability to hear what is being said, microphones have been placed around the seating area. Please use the microphones when addressing the Faculty Senate and remember to state your name and college.

C.     Announced that the next meeting of the Executive Committee will be Monday, February 14, 2005 beginning at 12:00 p.m. in the MSC John Spotts Room.

D.    Announced that the next meeting of the Faculty Senate will be Thursday, February 24, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. in the MSC Don Morris Room.

E.     Announced the following meeting schedules: HEPC – Friday, February 4, 2005 with location TBA; MUBOG – met January 19, 2005 with no meeting scheduled for February; ACF – Thursday, February 3, 2005.

F.      Solicited a volunteer for liaison for the Curriculum Committee. Marybeth Beller volunteered. Dr. Stickler reminded those present that at its December 2004 meeting, the Faculty Senate agreed that the temporary substitute (Daniel Masters) for Pam Mulder would serve as the liaison for the Student Conduct & Welfare Committee.

G.    Announced that Stephen O’Keefe and Barbara O’Byrne are new senators from the South Charleston campus and that Professor O’Keefe is the liaison to the Graduate Council.

H.    Announced that Marybeth Beller is a new senator from COLA and Daniel Masters is the temporary substitute for Pam Mulder, who is on sabbatical.

I.       Announced that all faculty are invited to attend a constituent meeting to discuss the qualities and characteristics that the next president should possess. The meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 28, 2005 beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the MSC Alumni Lounge.

J.       Announced that the Physical Facilities & Planning Committee has been charged to investigate who and what the snow removal policy is for the university parking lots.

K.    Announced that all faculty are invited to attend the “Faculty Forum with Farrell” scheduled for February 15, 2005 beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the MSC Alumni Lounge.
 

3.      REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT:

 

Mr. Farrell reported that:

·         He is accessible to faculty -- join him for lunch at Harless Hall; he wants to visit classes; he has met with the Faculty Senate’s Legislative Affairs Committee, and others.

·         He realizes what an asset faculty are and that they are not given the respect as accorded. To change the public’s perception of faculty he proposes producing informative videos on “A Day in the Life of a Professor” as a part of the education process to make them understand who faculty are.

·         Former Governor Wise’s budget contains an $18 million reduction for higher education, which translates to a $3.2 million reduction for Marshall University. There will also be an increase in the BRIM premium for the Medical School.

·         He is submitting a report to Govern Manchin pertaining to the return on investment that West Virginia receives for providing funding to Marshall University. There are three choices to obtaining additional funding: get more funding from the state, increase enrollment, and expand alumni donations.

·         He has formed a Heritage Committee comprised of former professors to identify ways to pay tribute to those who have made significant educational contributions to the university.

 

4.      BOARD OF GOVERNORS REPORT:
 

Dr. Sottile introduced Mr. Mike Perry, Chair, and Mr. Menis Ketchum, Vice Chair, of the Marshall University Institutional Board of Governors.

 

Mr. Perry reported that:

·         The presidential search committee is composed of the members of the Board, the chair of the Faculty Senate, and two representatives of the Higher Education Policy Commission. Members of the search committee will soon meet with constituency groups in Huntington, South Charleston, and Charleston to discuss characteristic traits the new president should possess. The search committee will also select a consulting firm to assist them.

·         It is imperative that we educate the members of the governance structure of West Virginia as to the impact that Marshall University has on the economy and its citizens.
 

5.      ACF REPORT:

 

Dr. Miller reported that:

·         The ACF is scheduling a faculty day at the legislature, a separate event from the higher education day at the legislature.

·         The ACF met with members of a legislative subcommittee and it was requested that a listing of contacts of faculty be prepared so the subcommittee may contact for discussion and advice as they feel faculty are the experts in their respective fields.

 

6.      COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:
 

SR-04-05-(18) 75 PFPC: Recommends that whereas Marshall University has a ban on smoking, the ban should be on all tobacco products as well and that all University policies should replace “smoking” with “all tobacco products”. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND DISAPPROVED.

 

SR-04-05-(19) 76 FDC: Recommends that all INCO Grant applications be submitted using the new online application form beginning with the January 31, 2005 application deadline, and that beginning with the January 31, 2005 deadline no paper applications will be accepted. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-04-05-(20) 77 CC: Recommends approval of the listed CURRICULUM ACTION REQUEST from the following colleges and/or schools: College of Information Technology & Engineering and the College of Health Professions. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-04-05-(21) 78 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS in the following colleges and/or schools: College of Fine Arts and the College of Health Professions. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-04-05-(22) 79 FECAHC: Recommends amendments to SR-97-98-2 (FPC) as attached. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND POSTPONED TO THE FEBRUARY MEETING.

 

SR-04-05-(23) 80 APC: Recommends approval of the following PROGRAM REVIEW STATUS for the listed colleges and/or schools: College of Health Professions, College of Liberal Arts, Lewis College of Business, Regents Program, and the School of Journalism & Mass Communications. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

7.      REQUESTS TO SPEAK TO THE SENATE: (5 minutes per person)


There were none.

 

8.      AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:
 

There were none.

 

THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 5:56 P.M.