THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING HELD

ON THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2005, AT 4:00 P.M. IN THE

DON MORRIS ROOM OF THE MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER

 

MEMBERS PRESENT: Joe Stone, Uday Tate, Terry Wiant, Joan St. Germain, Larry Stickler (Chair), 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, Debby Woda, Karen McNealy, Stephen O’Keefe, Barbara O’Byrne, Jerry Doyle, Ben Miller, Janet Dozier, Sissy Isaacs, James Burton, Nick Freidin, Cheryl Brown (Assistant Chair), Jerise Fogel, James Leonard, Marybeth Beller, John Young, Keith Beard, Jamie Warner, Rainey Duke, Rudy Wang, Kenneth Guyer (Recording Secretary), Ernest Walker, Nancy Norton, and William Cocke.

 

MEMBERS ABSENT: Joseph Samek, Blaker Bolling, Mike Murphy, Susan Imes, Venkat Gudivada, James Sottile, Melinda Backus, George Watson, Kathie Williams, Judith Arnold, Floyd Csir, Gerald Oakley, Charles Clements, Vernon Reichenbecher, and David Yates.

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN: Dallas Brozik present.

 

GUESTS: Bob Marcum, Frances Hensley, Mary Jo Graham, Michael J. Farrell, Don Van Horn, Sarah Denman, Veronica Nett, Janet Dooley, Robert Bookwalter, Jim Stephens, and Barbara Winters.

 

Faculty Senate Chair, 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 March 31, 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 James Burton has replaced Missy Reed on the Executive Committee as the COEHS representative and that Jim Sottile has replaced her on the Faculty Senate.

C.     Announced that the next Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 18, 2005 at 12:00 p.m. in room BE4 of the Memorial Student Center.

D.     Announced that the next Faculty Senate meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 5, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. in the MSC Don Morris Room.

E.      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. Nominations will be taken for BOG and ACF representatives as well as discussion of amendments to the faculty constitution.

F.      Announced the following meeting schedule: MUBOG – special meeting on April 25, 2005; HEPC – next meeting scheduled for June 10, 2005 with the location TBA; ACF – no information available.

G.     Announced that the University President has approved the following recommendations: SR-04-05-(10) 67R BAPC, SR-04-05-(11) 68R BAPC, SR-04-05-(31) 88 UFC, SR-04-05-(25) 82 CC, SR-04-05-(27) 84 BAPC, SR-04-05-(28) 85 BAPC, and SR-04-05-(29) 86 APC.

H.     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.

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

J.       Announced congratulations to Karen Mitchell for being named the WV Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2005 College/University Mathematics Teacher of the Year.

K.    Announced congratulations to the following senators: Bonnie Lawrence – Reynolds Outstanding Teacher Award, Brian Morgan & Kathie Williams – Pickens Queen Teaching Award, and Ashok Vaseashta – Distinguished Artists & Scholars award.

L.      Announced appreciation to COFA, COHP, COEHS and LCOB for submitting their spring election results as stipulated in the Faculty Constitution.

M.   Encouraged SOM senators to speak with their fellow faculty about serving on the Faculty Senate and its standing committees.

 

3.      REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT:

 

Mr. Farrell reported that:

·        SB603, the higher education flexibility bill was overwhelming approved by the WV Legislature; the bill provides authority for MU and WVU to invest funds, with MU being able to invest up to $18 or possibly $19 million; and that rather than by the HEPC, approval of academic programs will occur at the university level with a stipulation that no new offerings be made in new locations.

·        The proposed state budget contains a 2% reduction for the university and no reductions for the SOM and MCTC; salary increases for faculty are a high priority with him and he has directed the administrative staff to try to find money internally for raises.

·        Proposed legislation for faculty to receive the annual experience increment (AEI) was not approved but may be a topic during a special session later this summer.

·        He is pleased to announce that the faculty reception held at the president’s residence the evening of commencement has been restored.

·        Mark Snyder has been hired as the new football coach.

·        Announced an agreement with Hyundai where university personnel may purchase vehicles at cost.

·        He feels that academics should be the driving force for the university to achieve national prominence; a videographer has been hired to prepare materials about faculty and academics that will assist in promoting the university; and the university is continuing the search to fill the vacant dean’s positions.
 

4.      ACF REPORT:


Ben Miller reported that:

·        Members of the Council met with several legislators during their “Higher Education Faculty Day at the Legislature” held in March.

·        He wanted to thank those who registered to become a part of the higher education faculty resource directory; that the directory was distributed to members of the senate education committee; that the directory will be published online; and that the Council will continue to update the directory.

·        There will be a conference call connection to the April 15, 2005 meeting of the HEPC and to participate, faculty need to call1-888-529-0349 and use code 750169.

·        The Council discussed that at one time it was agreed that state-wide faculty would donate $60 each year to fund lobbying efforts specifically for higher education faculty; they wonder if this should be reinstated.

 

5.      COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

 

SR-04-05-(30) 87 CAHC: Recommends that Article VI, Section 6B of The Constitution of the Marshall University Faculty be amended to include the Coordinator of Assessment and Program Review as an ex-officio, nonvoting member. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED AS AMENDED.

 

SR-04-05-(32) 89 CC: Recommends approval of the listed CURRICULUM ACTION REQUESTS from the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES and the COLLEGE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-04-05-(33) 90 CC: Recommends approval of the listed MAJORS, CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS, AREAS OF EMPHASIS—ADDITIONS/CHANGES from the COLLEGE OF SCIENCE. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-04-05-(34) 91 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS and the one COURSE DELETION in the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS and the COLLEGE OF SCIENCE. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-04-05-(35) 92 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE CHANGES for the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES, COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS and the COLLEGE OF SCIENCE. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-04-05-(36) 93 FECAHC: Recommends that The Greenbook language pertaining to University Promotion Policy and University Tenure Policy be revised to correspond with the language adopted in SR-03-04-49. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-04-05-(37) 94 FECAHC: Recommends that in The Greenbook, Procedure: Notification of Probationary Faculty, the following text be added at the end of the paragraph. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

MOVED, SECONDED, AND DISAPPROVED TO AMEND THE AGENDA.

 

6.      STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Each liaison reported to-date on their respective committee.

 

MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO ADD A RECOMMENDATION FROM THE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE.

 

SR-04-05-(43) 100 CC: Recommends that Article VI, Section 9B of The Constitution of the Marshall University Faculty be amended to require that a college’s representative to the University Curriculum Committee be selected from the college’s curriculum committee. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO RETURN TO THE AGENDA.

 

7.      REQUESTS TO SPEAK TO THE SENATE:

 

A. Mr. Jim Stephens, Director, Human Resource Services
B. Dr. Robert Bookwalter, NCAA Faculty Representative

C. Mr. Bob Marcum, interim Director of Athletics
 

8.      AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:
 

There were none.

 

THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 5:30 P.M.