THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING HELD
MEMBERS PRESENT: Joe Stone, Joseph Samek, Terry Wiant, Mike Murphy, Joan St. Germain, Larry Stickler (Chair), Stephen Lawson, Clayton Brooks, Ashok Vaseashta, Karen Mitchell, Seth Bush, Bonnie Lawrence, Brian Morgan, Ralph Oberste-Vorth, Chuck Bailey, Dan Hollis, Denise Landry, Debi Woda, Susan Imes, Karen McNealy, Venkat Gudivada, Jerry Doyle, Ben Miller, Janet Dozier, Melisa Reed, Sissy Isaacs, James Burton, Howard Gordon, George Watson, Nick Freidin, Cheryl Brown (Assistant Chair), Jerise Fogel, James Leonard, Pam Mulder, Jamie Warner, Rainey Duke, Judith Arnold, Floyd Csir, Gerald Oakley, Rudy Wang, Charles Clements, Isabel Pino, Vernon Reichenbecher, Kenneth Guyer (Recording Secretary), Ernest Walker, Nancy Norton, David Yates, William Cocke, Eduardo Pino, and Yoram Elitsur.
MEMBERS ABSENT: Blaker Bolling, Uday Tate, Dan Babb, Kellie Bean, John Young, and Kathie Williams.
PARLIAMENTARIAN: Dallas Brozik present.
GUESTS: Frances Hensley, Sarah Denman, Lynne Welch, Barbara Winters, Christina Murphy, Don Van Horn, Corley Dennison, James Sottile, and Tony Williams.
Faculty Senate Chair, Dr. Larry Stickler called the meeting to order at approximately 4:04 p.m.
1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
There was a quorum. Minutes of the November 18, 2004 meeting were approved as read.
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 the 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 Tuesday, January 11, 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, January 27, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. in the MSC Don Morris Room.
E. Announced the following meeting schedules: HEPC – Friday, December 3, 2004 at MUGC; MUBOG – no December meeting scheduled; and ACF – no information available.
F. Announced that ACF will make a presentation to LOCEA (Legislative Oversight Committee on Educational Accountability) on Monday, December 6, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. in the House Finance Committee Room in the WV Capitol.
G. Announced that MU Institutional Board of Governor’s members, Michael Perry (Chair) and Mike Farrell will attend the January 27, 2005 Faculty Senate meeting.
H. Requested a volunteer to serve on the Hedrick Outstanding Faculty Selection Committee. Cheryl Brown volunteered.
I. Solicited a temporary liaison for the Student Conduct & Welfare Committee; Pam Mulder will be on sabbatical next semester. None volunteered; it was agreed that her temporary Faculty Senate replacement would also serve as temporary liaison.
J. Announced that faculty are encouraged to participate in the faculty & staff sponsored Red Cross blood drive scheduled for Wednesday, December 8, 2004, 11a.m. – 5p.m. in MSC room 2W22. Contact Prudy Barker, ext. 2495 to schedule an appointment to donate.
K. Distributed a Faculty Senate reference binder.
L. Distributed a gift from the Faculty Senate office.
M. Distributed a gift from the University President.
N. Requested input from members as to the characteristics and traits the new university president should possess.
3. REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT:
Not in attendance; no report given.
4. BOARD OF GOVERNOR’S REPORT:
No report given.
5. COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:
Each liaison reported to-date on their respective committee: Legislative Affairs, Library, Physical Facilities & Planning, Research, Student Conduct & Welfare, and University Functions.
7. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Each liaison reported to-date on their respective committee: Academic Planning, Athletic, Budget & Academic Policy, Faculty Development, and Faculty Personnel. Curriculum and Graduate Council did not report.
8. REQUESTS TO SPEAK TO THE SENATE: (5 minutes per person)
A. Dr. Pam Mulder, COLA Senator
MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO GRANT SPEAKER FIVE MORE MINUTES.
9. AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:
There were none.
THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:55 P.M.