THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING HELD

ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 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, Peter Saveliev, Brian Morgan, Ralph Oberste-Vorth, Karen Mitchell, Clayton Brooks (Recording Secretary), Daniel Dementiev, Dan Hollis, Jennifer Perry, Karen McNealy, Kelly Harlow, Sandra Prunty, Venkat Gudivada, John Biros, Barbara O’Byrne, Stephen O’Keefe, Ben Miller, Sissy Isaacs, Melinda Backus, Laura Wyant, Gary McIlvain, Janet Dozier, Melisa Reed, Barbara Tarter, Susan Gilpin, Pam Mulder, Jamie Warner, Dan Holbrook, Keith Beard, Camilla Brammer, Marty Laubach, Donna Sullivan, David Winter, Kay Wildman, Wendy Moorhead, Kenneth Guyer (Assistant Chair), Ernest Walker, Tina Sias, Mike Goldman, Pam Staton, Rudy Wang, and Elaine Hardman.

 

MEMBERS ABSENT: Linda Dobbs, Dan Babb, Michael Norton, Jerry Doyle, Kathy Seelinger, Jennifer Mak, James Leonard, William Cocke, and Nancy Norton.

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN: William Denman present.

 

GUESTS: Sarah Denman, Frances Hensley, Susan Jackson, Jim Stephens, Shortie McKinney, Stephen Kopp, Michael McGuffey, Tony Szwilski, Ron Titus, Steve Hensley, Corley Dennison, and Charles Clements.

 

Declaring that there was a quorum, Faculty Senate Chair, Dr. Larry Stickler called the meeting to order at approximately 4:02 p.m.

 

1.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

Minutes of the September 27, 2007 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, and cell phones should be set to “silent” mode. To ensure an accurate recording of the meeting, Senators should use the microphones when speaking to the Faculty Senate; they are to stand when speaking and they should state their name and department.

B.   Announced that 2007-08 updates for Senators’ Faculty Senate reference binder will be sent via campus mail with new senators receiving a binder.

C.  Announced a reminder that the December 13, 2007 meeting has been moved to the Alumni Lounge.

D.  Solicited Senators for Liaison positions on the following standing committees:
Academic Planning _______________________
Athletic ____________________
Budget & Academic Policy _________________

E.   Announced the October meeting schedules: ACF – none listed on website; HEPC – next meeting scheduled for November 30, 2007; and the MUBOG – met October 16, 2007.

F.   Provided an update on Recommendation SR-06-07-11R FPC which recommended the creation of a senior level for professor rank; it has been returned to the committee because it was conditionally approved by the university president with suggested changes. Per Bylaw #5 of the faculty constitution a recommendation must be considered in toto for approval. Suggested changes pertain to the section on Educational Requirements and Criteria on page 2.
 

3.      COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:
 

SR-07-08-(02) 33 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS and the one COURSE DELETION in the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES and the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-07-08-(03) 34 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE CHANGES in the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES and the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO AMEND THE AGENDA TO ADD A RECOMMENDATION

 

SR- APC: Recommends approval of the attached revisions to committee forms for program review, specifically the committee recommendation form and the evaluator’s check sheet, to clarify language and reflect current practice. New language is indicated in bold italic and deletions are indicated with strikethrough.

 

MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO RETURN TO THE AGENDA

 

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


Everyone is invited to tomorrow’s symbolic groundbreaking ceremony for the Alumni Center at which time an announcement will be made about the Bridge Campaign. This fund raising campaign has a goal to raise $15 million to support the construction of the softball facility, engineering lab, and the alumni center.
 

5.      BOARD OF GOVERNOR’S REPORT: Dr. Monica Brooks

Absent. Her report had been emailed earlier.
 

6.      ACF REPORT: Dr. Ben Miller


He had no report.

 

7.      STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Each liaison or committee officer, reported to-date on their respective committee.

 

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

 

A.  Dr. Stickler informed those present that the Core Foundations Ad Hoc Committee is meeting every Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. and everyone is welcome to attend.

B.  Dr. Rudy Wang requested that a letter of gratitude be sent to West Virginia Senator Robert Plymale for his work in obtaining funding for higher education.

C.  Mr. Steve Hensley informed those present that a flu shot clinic will be held on November 6-7, 2007; the shots cost $15.

 

9.      AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:
 

There were none. 


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