THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING HELD

ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006, AT 4:00 P.M. IN

ROOM 105 OF CORBLY HALL

 

MEMBERS PRESENT: Rex McClure, Joe Stone, Larry Stickler (Chair), Stephen Lawson, Linda Dobbs, Michael Stroeher, Peter Saveliev, Bonnie Lawrence, Brian Morgan, Ralph Oberste-Vorth, Karen Mitchell, Clayton Brooks (Recording Secretary), Daniel Dementiev, Dan Hollis, Jennifer Perry, Kelly Harlow, Sandra Prunty, Venkat Gudivada, John Biros, Barbara O’Byrne, Stephen O’Keefe, Jerry Doyle, Ben Miller, Sissy Isaacs, James Burton, Jennifer Mak, Gary McIlvain, Janet Dozier, James Leonard, Marybeth Beller, Susan Gilpin, Pam Mulder, Jamie Warner, Keith Beard, Camilla Brammer, Marty Laubach, Donna Sullivan, David Winter, Floyd Csir, Wendy Moorhead, Kenneth Guyer (Assistant Chair), Ernest Walker, Tina Sias, and Mike Goldman.

 

MEMBERS ABSENT: Uday Tate, Shane Tomblin, Deepak Subedi, Dan Babb, Karen McNealy, Laura Wyant, Melisa Reed, Karl Winton, William Cocke, and Nancy Norton.

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN: Cheryl Brown present.

 

GUESTS: Kathy Seelinger, Allan Stern, Stephen Kopp, Menis Ketchum, Frances Hensley, Corley Dennison, Don Van Horn, Miranda Cox, James Sottile, Michael McGuffey, and Len Deutsch.

 

Faculty Senate Chair, Dr. Larry Stickler called the meeting to order at approximately 4:00 p.m.

 

1.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

There was a quorum. Minutes of the October 26, 2006 meeting were approved as read.

 

2.      ANNOUNCEMENTS: Dr. Larry Stickler

 

A.     Announced that Senators should sit in the front rows, others should sit in the back rows; cell phones should be set to “silent” mode; and senators are to state their name and college when addressing the Senate.

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

C.  Announced that the final meeting of the Faculty Senate for this semester will be Thursday, December 7, 2006 beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center’s Don Morris Room. Chancellor Noland is scheduled to speak.

D.  Announced the December meeting schedules: ACF – Wednesday, December 13, 2006 in Charleston, WV; HEPC – Friday, December 9, 2006 in South Charleston, WV; and the MUBOG –December 19, 2006.

E.   Announced that a reminder has been sent to the Physical Facilities & Planning Committee about recommendation SR-05-06-(32) 77-134 so they can decide if they wish to abide by the stipulations in the addendum, i.e. conducting an electronic survey of those who have purchased garage parking permits, provide explanation as to what action will replace the current parking policy, and to obtain and document the opinions of stake holders—SGA, staff, Public Safety, others.

F.   Announced that the University’s Holiday Lighting Celebration is scheduled for this evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. outside the Drinko Library with a faculty/staff party following in the Memorial Student Center’s Don Morris Room.

G.  Announced that faculty can pick up a campus directory in the Student Government Association office located on the second floor of the Memorial Student Center.

H.  Introduced Brian Morgan to discuss MU BERT (Banner Extraction and Reporting Tool). A handout was emailed to Senators and is on file in the Faculty Senate office.
 

3.      STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Each liaison reported to-date on their respective committee.

 

4.      COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

 

SR-06-07-02 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS in the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES and the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.
 
SR-06-07-03 BAPC: Recommends that the University adopt the Academic Calendar 2007-2008 and the Academic Calendar 2008-2009 in which the Thanksgiving/Fall Break remains extended to five (5) days. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-06-07-05 FECRAHC: Recommends that faculty members receive a copy of their final Overall Composite Rating (OCR) calculated score with corresponding signatures by the date the document is forwarded to the office of the Provost. Should any changes in the faculty member’s OCR calculated score occur beyond that time period at any subsequent review levels, written documentation will be returned to the faculty member within 10 business days after the change. No change in any faculty members OCR calculated score may occur after the final day of the Spring semester of the academic year in which the document was completed. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION PER WV CODE §6-9 A-4

 

RETURNED TO REGULAR SESSION

 

SR-06-07-04 UFC: CONFIDENTIAL Recommends that the following individuals be added to the lists for consideration as both commencement speaker and/or recipient of an honorary degree. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED

 

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

·         The Capstone Project is moving along; he was recently in New York City meeting with Moody’s to develop a financial plan.

·        Recently finished the process for the review of presentations for a comprehensive marketing plan for the university and have requested RFP’s.

·        The LCOB has completed their study for the City of Huntington.

·        A committee has been working on developing a plan for the future of the Memorial Student Center as the bond will be paid in 2010.

·        Expressed appreciation to Dr. Brian Morgan for the development of MU BERT.

·        Discussed the acquisition of the 20th Street Baptist Church and possible use of the land to create an academic/residential corridor.

·        Announced that Jean Gilman has been hired as director of recruitment and she will be working with Tammy Johnson, director of admissions, to improve the nonresident enrollment.
 

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

·        The Board approved a 2% salary increase that will be effective January 2007.

·        The Board approved a change in the equity distribution of salaries for faculty in the LCOB.
 

7.      ADVISORY COUNCIL OF FACULTY’S REPORT: Dr. Ben Miller

No report given.
 

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

 

There were none.
 

9.      AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:

 

There were none.

 

THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:58 P.M.