THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING HELD

ON THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2005, AT 4:00 P.M. IN THE

ALUMNI LOUNGE OF THE MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER

 

MEMBERS PRESENT: Joe Stone, Joseph Samek, Blaker Bolling, Uday Tate, Terry Wiant, Joan St. Germain, Larry Stickler (Chair), Stephen Lawson, Clayton Brooks, Ashok Vaseashta, Seth Bush, Bonnie Lawrence, Brian Morgan, Ralph Oberste-Vorth, Chuck Bailey, Dan Hollis, Denise Landry, Debby Woda, Susan Imes, Karen McNealy, Venkat Gudivada, Stephen O’Keefe, Jerry Doyle, Ben Miller, Janet Dozier, James Sottile, Sissy Isaacs, Jim Burton, Melinda Backus, George Watson, Nick Freidin, Cheryl Brown (Assistant Chair), Jerise Fogel, Marybeth Beller, John Young, Keith Beard, Jamie Warner, Rainey Duke, Judith Arnold, Floyd Csir, Charles Clements, Ernest Walker, Nancy Norton, and William Cocke.

 

MEMBERS ABSENT: Mike Murphy, Karen Mitchell, Dan Babb, Barbara O’Byrne, James Leonard, Kat Williams, Gerald Oakley, Rudy Wang, Vernon Reichenbecher, and Kenneth Guyer (Recording Secretary).

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN: Dallas Brozik present.

 

GUESTS: Troy Brazell, Bob Morgenstern, Peggy Brown, Linda Scott, Lynne Welch, Chuck Zuhens, Michael Misiti, Frances Hensley, Don Van Horn, C. W. Dolin, Eldon Larsen, Michael Farrell, Steve Mewaldt, Sarah Denman, Bill Pierson, Barbara Winters, Michael Little, Steve Hensley, and Jim Stephens.

 

Faculty Senate Chair, Dr. Larry Stickler called the meeting to order at approximately 4:03 p.m. As the Recording Secretary was absent he requested a volunteer for Acting Secretary. Clayton Brooks volunteered.

 

1.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

There was a quorum. Minutes of the April 14, 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 all should remember to sign-in.

B.     Announced that Seth Bush has taken a position at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California, and that Terry Wiant has taken a position at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia.

C.     Announced that the 2005-06 meeting schedule was available at the sign-in table with the following revision: The April 10, 2006 Executive Committee meeting location has been changed to the Alumni Lounge.

D.     Discussed the reasoning for two Faculty Senate meetings being scheduled in April 2006.

E.      Announced the results of the spring election: Both amendments to The Constitution of the Marshall University Faculty were approved; Jim Sottile was elected as the faculty representative to the Board of Governors; and Ben Miller was elected as the faculty representative to the Advisory Council of Faculty.

F.      Announced the following meeting schedule: MUBOG – next meeting scheduled for May 11, 2005; HEPC – next meeting scheduled for June 10, 2005 with the location TBA; ACF – will hold a meeting sometime in July 2005.

G.     Announced that the University President has approved the following recommendations: SR-04-05-(30) 87 CAHC, SR-04-05-(32) 89 CC, SR-04-05-(33) 90 CC, SR-04-05-(34) 91 CC, SR-04-05-(35) 92 CC,  SR-04-05-(36) 93 FECAHC, SR-04-05-(37) 94 FECAHC, and SR-04-05-(43) 100 CC.

H.     Requested those present to update their profile in the Faculty Achievement database by entering an area or areas in the “Expert” section or to request the creation of a profile. Informed them that the Expert section in the database is being used as a web search tool for locating faculty with particular areas of expertise and that the database is being advertised on the university’s home page. Informed them that a listing of expert categories is available at www.marshall.edu/senate/achieve

I.        Encouraged SOM senators to speak with their fellow faculty about serving on the senate and its standing committees.

J.       Discussed the appointment of Standing Committee Liaisons and inquired of those currently serving if they wished to continue or be replaced.
 

3.      REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT:

 

Mr. Farrell reported that:

·        The presidential search committee has narrowed the candidates list down to single digits and that they should announce a decision by June 2005.

·        He has received a positive enrollment report with figures close to those of last year.

·        The Board of Governors has approved a tuition increase of 2.99% for in-state students; all other students will see an increase of 7 to 9 percent in tuition.

·        He stated that with the governor’s approval of SB603, which becomes effective July 1, 2005, the university will have the power to enter into private/public partnerships and he has been continuing dialog on the topics of new housing units, a health and wellness center, a baseball field with stadium, and a softball field.

·        He has been seeking private funds for the continued growth of the engineering curriculum; he has discussed a $6 million loan with the state for faculty researchers who have acquired grants.

·        While in office he is trying to put the architecture for growth in place and he discussed projects he would like to see in the future: a full-service hotel close to campus, more students, more faculty and better paid faculty. He stated that he has made a commitment to enhance faculty salaries and if the funding is not provided by the state, he has directed the administration to arrange funding to provide faculty with a salary increase.

·        He stated that the university should receive a rating of “Excellent” from the HEPC for meeting the goals as set forth in the compact.

 

4.      BOARD OF GOVERNORS REPORT:

 

Dr. Sottile reported that:

·        The Board of Governors has completed their program reviews.

·        There continues to be discussions on Policy #26 which deals with the productivity of faculty and on the revision of the athletic policy especially in the area of increased communication between the Faculty Senate’s Athletic Committee and the University’s Athletic Department.
 

5.      ACF REPORT:


Absent, no report.
 

6.      COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

 

SR-04-05-(38) 95 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE DELETIONS for the College of Information Technology & Engineering and the College of Liberal Arts. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-04-05-(39) 96 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE CHANGES for the College of Information Technology & Engineering, the College of Science, and the Lewis College of Business. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-04-05-(40) 97 CC: Recommends approval of the listed CURRICULUM ACTION REQUESTS for the College of Science and the Lewis College of Business. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-04-05-(41) 98 CC: Recommends approval of the listed MAJORS, CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS, and AREAS OF EMPHASIS – ADDITIONS/CHANGES for the College of Science. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO AMEND THE AGENDA

 

SR-04-05-(45) 102 FS: Recommends that the attached College of Health Professions’ statement for a collaborative Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Care with St. Mary’s Medical Center be approved. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-04-05-(42) 99 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS for the College of Health Professions, the College of Information Technology & Engineering, and the College of Science. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-04-05-(44) 101 PFPC: Recommends approval of revisions to SR-03-04-57 IS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED AS AMENDED.

 

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

 

A. Mr. Steve Hensley, Dean, Student Affairs.

 

MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO AMEND THE AGENDA

 

B. Mr. Bob Morgenstern, American Federation of Teachers (AFT).

 

8.      AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:

There were none.

 

MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION.

 

THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 6:00 P.M.