THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING HELD

ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2007, AT 4:00 P.M. IN THE

DON MORRIS ROOM OF THE MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER

 

MEMBERS PRESENT: Rex McClure, Shane Tomblin, Joe Stone, Deepak Subedi, Larry Stickler (Chair), Michael Stroeher, Peter Saveliev, Dan Babb, Bonnie Lawrence, Brian Morgan, Ralph Oberste-Vorth, Clayton Brooks (Recording Secretary), Daniel Dementiev, Dan Hollis, Jennifer Perry, Sandra Prunty, Venkat Gudivada, Barbara O’Byrne, Stephen O’Keefe, Jerry Doyle, Ben Miller, Sissy Isaacs, James Burton, Kathy Seelinger, Laura Wyant, Gary McIlvain, Janet Dozier, Melisa Reed, James Leonard, Marybeth Beller, Susan Gilpin, Pam Mulder, Karl Winton, Keith Beard, Camilla Brammer, Marty Laubach, David Winter, Floyd Csir, Wendy Moorhead, William Cocke, Ernest Walker, Nancy Norton, Tina Sias, and Mike Goldman.

 

MEMBERS ABSENT: Uday Tate, Stephen Lawson, Linda Dobbs, Karen Mitchell, Karen McNealy, Kelly Harlow, John Biros, Jamie Warner, Donna Sullivan, and Kenneth Guyer (Assistant Chair).

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN: Cheryl Brown present.

 

GUESTS: Sarina LoPresti, Michael McGuffey, Frances Hensley, Donovan Combs, Menis Ketchum, Allan Stern, James Sottile, Tony Szwilski, Stephen Kopp, Jim Stephens, and Sarah Denman.

 

Declaring that there was a quorum; Faculty Senate Chair, Dr. Larry Stickler called the meeting to order at approximately 4:01 p.m.

 

1.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

Minutes of the December 7, 2006 meeting were approved as read.

 

2.      ANNOUNCEMENTS: Dr. Larry Stickler

 

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; they are to state their name and college when addressing the Faculty Senate; and if necessary, use a microphone when speaking.

B.     Announced a reminder to those seated in the gallery to refrain from conversations or to go out of the room to have conversations.

C.     Announced that the University President has approved the following recommendations: SR-06-07-01 IS and SR-06-07-03 BAPC.

D.     Announced meeting schedules: ACF – next meeting February 1, 2007; HEPC – next meeting February 2, 2007; and the MUBOG – met January 24, 2007 in South Charleston, WV.

E.      Announced that the next meeting of the Executive Committee is scheduled for Monday, February 12, 2007 beginning at 12:00 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center’s John Spotts Room.

F.      Announced that the next meeting of the Faculty Senate is scheduled for Thursday, February 22, 2007 beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center’s Alumni Lounge.

G.     Announced that the Faculty Senate office has received the 2006 state-wide higher education salary report which may be reviewed in the senate office.
 

3.      REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT: Dr. Stephen Kopp

 

·        Provided information relating to the fire at the Emmons Apartment buildings: three students were killed, 26 displaced and one is still hospitalized. The student’s essential needs were being met within 24 hours with services such as housing, meal plans, computer equipment, books, etc. being supplied. He expressed his appreciation to administrators, faculty, staff, and students for their support. As a result of this tragedy a Student Disaster Relief Fund has been established.

·        Provided an update on the construction of the student recreation center and the living/learning residence halls. The residence halls should be completed by August 2008 while the recreation center will be ready in January 2009. The recreation center is to be constructed on the corner of 20th Street and Fifth Avenue with the residence halls forming two L’s in the space between Twin Towers and Gullickson Hall.

·        He anticipates that the movie “We Are…Marshall” will have a greater impact on student recruitment in fall 2008 although there has recently been an increase in the number of applications.

·        LOCEA has endorsed a resolution for funding the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research.
 

4.      BOARD OF GOVERNOR’S REPORT: Dr. James Sottile, Jr.
 

·        The Board has scheduled its assessment of the Program Reviews for April 6, 2007.

·        The Background Check policy was not approved at its last meeting.

·        A site for the MCTC was not finalized at the last meeting.

·        A consultant has been hired to conduct the search for a MCTC president.

·         The Board reviewed a report detailing the expenditures and revenues of the Athletic Department.
 

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


A. Mr. Don Combs, School of Extended Education
 

6.      AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:

 

There were none.
 

THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:38 P.M.