THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING HELD

ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2009, AT 4:00 P.M. IN THE

DON MORRIS ROOM OF THE MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER

 

MEMBERS PRESENT PER SIGNATURES: Uday Tate, Rex McClure, Joe Stone, Deepak Subedi, Maurice Lockridge (Assistant Chair), Jonathan Cox, Mark Zanter, Brian Morgan, Michael Norton, Liz Murray, Basant Karna, Scott Sarra, Tom Jones, Burnis Morris, Jennifer Perry, Karen McNealy, Kelly Harlow, Sandra Prunty, Jennifer Mak, Eric Arnold, Mary Jo Graham, Gregg Twietmeyer, Camilla Brammer (Chair), Marty Laubach, Barbara Tarter, Christine Huhn, Chris White, Jennifer Sias (Recording Secretary), Ernest Walker, Nancy Norton, Tina Sias, Mike Goldman, Rudy Wang, Elaine Hardman, Charles Clements, Jerry Jones, Tracy Christofero, Ben Miller, Eldon Larsen, and Mike McComas.

 

MEMBERS ABSENTóNO SIGNATURE: Linda Dobbs, Michael Murphy, Karen Mitchell, Bonita Lawrence, Pat Conlon, Wael Zatar, Janet Dozier, Keith Beard, Donna Sullivan, Christina Burgueno, Josh Hagen, Kathleen Bledsoe, and Pier Paolo Claudio.

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN: Cheryl Brown present.

 

GUESTS: Michael McGuffey, Byron Clercx, Peggy Brown, Wayne Elmore, Mary Beth Reynolds, Girmay Berhie, John Vielkind, Anders Linde-Laursen, Susan Jackson, Stephen Kopp, David Pittenger, Charles Hossler, Shortie McKinney, Stan Maynard, Timothy Balch, and Monica Brooks.

 

Declaring that there was a quorum, Faculty Senate Chair, Dr. Cam Brammer called the meeting to order at approximately 4:05 p.m.

 

1.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

Minutes of the December 11, 2008 meeting were approved as read.

 

2.     ANNOUNCEMENTS: Dr. Camilla Brammer

A.    Senators should sit around the table and guests are to sit in the gallery area.

B.    Meeting schedule: The Executive Committee is scheduled to meet Monday, February 9, 2009 beginning at 12:00 p.m. in the John Spotts Room of the Memorial Student Center.

3.     COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

 

SR-08-09-13 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-08-09-14 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE DELETIONS in the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS and the COLLEGE OF SCIENCE. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-08-09-15 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE CHANGES for the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS, COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS, and the COLLEGE OF SCIENCE. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.


SR-08-09-16 CC: Recommends approval of the listed REQUEST FOR UNDERGRADUATE ADDITION, DELETION, OR CHANGE OF AN AREA OF EMPHASIS OR CHANGE OF A MINOR in the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-08-09-17 APC: Recommends that the College of Education and Human Servicesí Intent-to-Plan statement for a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training Degree Program be approved. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-08-09-18 APC: Recommends that the following academic programs be continued at their current level of activity. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-08-09-19 APC: Recommends that the following academic programs be continued and identified for resource development. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-08-09-20 APC: Recommends that the following academic programs be continued with corrective action required. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-08-09-21 APC: Recommends that the College of Health Professionsí Intent to Plan statement for a Cooperative Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Imaging be approved. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-08-09-22 APC: Recommends that the College of Education and Human Servicesí Intent to Plan statement for a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science degree be approved. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

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

 

       Beth Wolfe has been hired as the director of recruitment. New initiatives in recruitment and admissions appear to have a positive impact and the university is on track to increase enrollment by 5%.

       Conducting beta test of financial aid form.

       Legislative agenda includes pursuing paying off bonds early which will free up $2 million; his administration is looking at creative ways to improve funding.

 

5.     REPORT OF THE PROVOST: Dr. Gayle Ormiston

 

       Provided an update on the retention work group who is looking at improvements in advising.

       Provided an update on the DaVinci Roundtable which is comprised of two groups who are conceptualizing the learning experience at Marshall University.

       A working retreat for the Core Foundations Ad Hoc Committee is scheduled for Saturday, January 23, 2009.

       Discussed proposed changes to summer school.

6.     BOARD OF GOVERNORíS REPORT: Dr. Monica Brooks

 

       Discussed the handout pertaining to the January 14, 2009 Board of Governors meeting (on file in the Faculty Senate office).

       It was requested that she provide a follow-up pertaining to the funding for graduate assistants.

7.     ACF REPORT: Dr. Ben Miller

       Met January 11, 2009.

       ACF has presented its legislative agenda to LOCEA (Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability).

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 4:53 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Ms. Jennifer Sias, Recording Secretary

Faculty Senate