THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING HELD

ON THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 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, Stephen Lawson, Clayton Brooks, Ashok Vaseashta, Karen Mitchell, Bonnie Lawrence, Brian Morgan, Ralph Oberste-Vorth, Chuck Bailey, Dan Hollis, Debby Woda, Susan Imes, Karen McNealy, Venkat Gudivada, Stephen O’Keefe, Jerry Doyle, Janet Dozier, Sissy Isaacs, James Burton, Melinda Backus, George Watson, Nick Freidin, Cheryl Brown (Assistant Chair), Jerise Fogel, James Leonard, Marybeth Beller, Keith Beard, Jamie Warner, Rainey Duke, Kathie Williams, Judith Arnold, Floyd Csir, Gerald Oakley, Rudy Wang, Charles Clements, Vernon Reichenbecher, Kenneth Guyer (Recording Secretary), Ernest Walker, Nancy Norton, David Yates, and William Cocke.

 

MEMBERS ABSENT: Larry Stickler (Chair), Seth Bush, Dan Babb, Denise Landry, Barbara O’Byrne, Ben Miller, John Young, and Eduardo Pino.

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN: Dallas Brozik present.

 

GUESTS: Eldon Larsen, James Sottile, Stephen Tipler, Lynne Welch, Tony Szwilski, David Johnson, Sarah Denman, Frances Hensley, Veronica Nett, Corley Dennison, and Michael McGuffey.

 

Faculty Senate Assistant Chair, Dr. Cheryl Brown called the meeting to order at approximately 4:03 p.m.

 

1.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

There was a quorum. Minutes of the February 24, 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.     Introduced Keith Beard, he is the temporary replacement for Pam Mulder, who is on sabbatical.

C.     Announced that Melisa Reed has resigned from the Faculty Senate and that a replacement has been requested.

D.     Announced that the next Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 4, 2005 at 12:00 p.m. in the MSC John Spotts Room.

E.      Announced that the next Faculty Senate meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. in the MSC Don Morris Room.

F.      Announced that the spring General Faculty meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. in the Playhouse of the Joan C Edwards Performing Arts Center at which time there will be discussion of proposed amendments to the faculty constitution and the acceptance of nomination for faculty representative to the Board of Governors and the Advisory Council of Faculty.

G.     Announced the following meeting schedule: MUBOG – no meeting scheduled for April; HEPC – next meeting scheduled for April 1, 2005 with the location TBA; ACF – no information available.

H.     Announced that the University President has approved the following recommendation: SR-04-05-(22) 79 FECAHC.

I.        Announced that Wednesday, April 6, 2005 is scheduled as “MU Day at the Legislature” and that Faculty Senate will have a display table.

J.       Reminded those present that Mr. Farrell will be accessible for faculty input in the Harless Dining Hall at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20th, and Monday, April 25th.

K.    Informed those present that the Athletic Committee has been charged to review and comment on the draft “MU Intercollegiate Athletics Policy”.

L.      Announced that COEHS has received accreditation from NCATE for the professional education unit.

M.   Requested those present to update their profile or to request the creation of a profile in the faculty achievement database.
 

3.      REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT:

 

Absent, no report.
 

4.      BOARD OF GOVERNORS REPORT:

Dr. Sottile thanked everyone for providing feedback on MUBOG draft policies, Faculty and Administrative Productivity (#26)  and the MU Intercollegiate Athletics Policy. He also discussed the recent land purchase activities by the Board.
 

5.      ACF REPORT:

 

Absent, no report.
 

6.      OLD BUSINESS:
 

 SR-04-05-(10) 67R BAPC: Recommends approval of the attached revisions to SR-04-05-(10) 67 BAPC as well as to the current on-line version and the up-coming printed version of the 2005-2007 Undergraduate Catalog in the Academic Information section under Additional Academic Information on pages 94 – 100. The section Academic Appeals is revised and a new subsection called “Hearing Panel” is added. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-04-05-(11) 68R BAPC: Recommends approval of the attached revisions to SR-04-05-(11) 68 BAPC as well as to the current on-line version and the up-coming printed version of the 2005-2007 Undergraduate Catalog in the Academic Information section under Academic Rights and Responsibilities of Students beginning with section V. Academic Appeals on pages 111-118. The subsection called Academic Appeals is revised and a new subsection called “Hearing Panel” is added. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO AMEND THE AGENDA TO ADD A CONFIDENTIAL RECOMMENDATION.

 

MOVED SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION.

 

MOVED SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION.

 

7.      COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

 

CONFIDENTIAL SR-04-05-(31) 88 UF: The University Functions Committee recommends adding one nominee to the pool of potential Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients. Further, the committee recommends that one nominee be considered as a candidate for Honorary Degree. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.
 

SR-04-05-(24) 81 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS in the COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS and the COLLEGE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-04-05-(25) 82 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE CHANGES in the COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-04-05-(26) 83 CC: Recommends approval of the listed CURRICULUM ACTION REQUESTS from the SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATIONS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-04-05-(27) 84 BAPC: Recommends approval of the attached revisions to the current on-line version and the up-coming version of the Graduate Catalog in the Academic Information section under Academic Rights and Responsibilities of Students beginning with Section V. Academic Appeals (on pages 58-63 of the 2004-2006 Graduate Catalog). Sections V. through VII. are revised and a new Section called “Hearing Panel” is added. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-04-05-(28) 85 BAPC: Recommends approval of the attached “Executive Policy Bulletin #13: Marshall University E-Course” as revised March 3, 2005. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-04-05-(29) 86 APC: Recommends that the attached College of Health Professions’ Intent to Plan statement for a collaborative Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care program (with St. Mary’s Medical Center) be approved. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

8.      STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Each liaison reported to-date on their respective committee.

 

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


A. Mr. Kevin Arbogast, Director of Marketing, and Ms. Cheryl King, Manager, Sodexho @ MU Campus Services

 

10.  AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:

 

There were none.

 

THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:50 P.M.