THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING HELD

ON THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2007, AT 4:00 P.M. IN THE

DON MORRIS ROOM OF THE MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER

 

MEMBERS PRESENT: Rex McClure, Uday Tate, Shane Tomblin, Joe Stone, Deepak Subedi, Larry Stickler (Chair), Stephen Lawson, Michael Stroeher, Bonnie Lawrence, Brian Morgan, Ralph Oberste-Vorth, Karen Mitchell, Clayton Brooks (Recording Secretary), Daniel Dementiev, Dan Hollis, Jennifer Perry, Loukia Dixon, Kelly Harlow, Sandra Prunty, Venkat Gudivada, John Biros, Stephen O’Keefe, Jerry Doyle, Ben Miller, Kathy Seelinger, Mindy Backus, Gary McIlvain, Janet Dozier, Melisa Reed, James Leonard, Marybeth Beller, Susan Gilpin, Pam Mulder, Kevin Barksdale, Keith Beard, Camilla Brammer, Marty Laubach, Donna Sullivan, David Winter, Floyd Csir, Kay Wildman, Kenneth Guyer (Assistant Chair), Ernest Walker, Nancy Norton, and Tina Sias.

 

MEMBERS ABSENT: Linda Dobbs, Peter Saveliev, Dan Babb, Barbara O’Byrne, Sissy Isaacs, James Burton, Laura Wyant, Karl Winton, William Cocke, and Mike Goldman.

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN: Cheryl Brown present.

 

GUESTS: Rick McCormick, Shelia Kyle, Debbie Bridgewater, Dallas Brozik, Tony Szwilski, Sarah Denman, Frances Hensley, Michael McGuffey, Chris Green, Mike Little, Rosalyn Templeton, Shortie McKinney, James Sottile, and Monica Brooks.

 

Declaring that there was a quorum, Faculty Senate Chair, Dr. Larry Stickler called the meeting to order at approximately 4:04 p.m.

 

MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO POSTPONE THE APPROVAL OF MINUTES UNTIL THE FIRST MEETING OF FALL SEMESTER.

 

1.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

2.      ANNOUNCEMENTS: Dr. Larry Stickler

 

A.        Introduced Kay Wildman, LIB, who is a temporary substitute for Wendy Moorhead.

B.        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.

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

D.        Announced the May meeting schedules: ACF – no meeting scheduled; HEPC –no meeting scheduled; and the MUBOG – will meet May 9 and 14, 2007.

E.         Solicited members to fill Liaison positions:

Academic Planning                     Karl Winton                   no                                        
Athletic                                      Bonita Lawrence            on sabbatical                        
Budget & Academic Policy        Marybeth Beller             no                                        
Student Conduct & Welfare       Kevin Barksdale            Melisa Reed volunteered

F.         Solicited volunteers for the Carter G. Woodson Initiative Committee.

G.        Requested that if amendments to Recommendations are made that they be fully written out and given to the Recording Secretary. 

 

MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED FOR SENATORS, BY COLLEGE, TO CAUCUS FOR FIVE MINUTES.

 

MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO CORRECT THE AGENDA BY FORWARDING RECOMMENDATION SR-06-07-31 IS AS IT SHOULD BE OLD BUSINESS.

 

SR-06-07-31 IS: Resolves that the Marshall University Board of Governors, in the interest of faculty governance, rescind Amendment 3.1 to Policy AA-7 regarding exceptions to salary increases for tenured and tenure-track faculty. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.
 

3.      COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

SR-06-07-21R FDC: Recommends that the following changes below and on the attached be made to the criteria for nomination for the Pickens-Queen, Reynolds, and Hedrick faculty awards as submitted by the selection committees for these teaching awards, by the committee chairpersons, by the Center for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning, by the office of Academic Affairs, and as approved by the Faculty Development Committee. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-06-07-22 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS in the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS, COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS, and the COLLEGE OF SCIENCE. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-06-07-23 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE CHANGES in the COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-06-07-24 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE DELETIONS in the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS and the COLLEGE OF SCIENCE. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-06-07-25 CC: Recommends approval of the listed CURRICULUM ACTION REQUESTS from the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS and the COLLEGE OF SCIENCE. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-06-07-26 BAPC: Recommends that the Faculty Senate undertake a re-envisioning of Marshall University’s General Education based on the goals articulated by President Kopp along with research on integrative educational models. To do so, we recommend the formation of an ad hoc committee called “Core Foundations,” drawing on volunteers from the following three standing committees: Academic Planning, Budget & Academic Policy, and Curriculum. There being an equal number of votes from each academic unit. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED AS AMENDED.
 

MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED FOR SENATORS, BY COLLEGE, TO CAUCUS FOR FIVE MINUTES.


SR-06-07-27 FECRAHC: Recommends changes to Section 2 of the MU Board of Governor’s Policy, No. AA-22, Annual Evaluation of Faculty, pages 1 and 2 which pertain to the Planning Pages of the faculty’s Annual Report Form. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-06-07-28 FECRAHC: Recommends that in order to be eligible for a merit or an equity increase, a faculty member must submit a complete Annual Report on the authorized form, except in extenuating circumstances as approved by the office of Academic Affairs. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED AS AMENDED.

SR-06-07-29 FECRAHC: Recommends that annually, 5% will be reserved from the money set aside from the equity pool for special consideration by the Provost in consultation with the Deans to address true salary inequities based on their knowledge of specific situations. Any unused monies will go back into the equity pool. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-06-07-30 EC: Recommends that each faculty member must be notified of his/her OCR score at least two weeks before being submitted to the office of Academic Affairs. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND DISAPPROVED.

 

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


Absent, no report.

 

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

A.     Dr. Stickler announced a reminder to the senators to be sure and vote for faculty representation on the BOG and ACF; also requested that they remind their constituents to vote. The e-voting period will last until 12:00 a.m. on Monday, May 7, 2007.
 

6.      AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:
 

There were none.

 

THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 5:12 P.M.