THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING HELD

ON THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2009, AT 4:00 P.M. IN

ROOM BE5 OF THE MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER

 

MEMBERS PRESENT: Maurice Lockridge (Assistant Chair), Linda Dobbs, Jonathan Cox, Brian Morgan, Basant Karna, Scott Sarra, Tom Jones, Burnis Morris, Jennifer Perry, Karen McNealy, Kelly Harlow, Sandra Prunty, Wael Zatar, Ben Miller, Eldon Larsen, Janet Dozier, Mary Jo Graham, Gregg Twietmeyer, Keith Beard, Camilla Brammer (Chair), Marty Laubach, Donna Sullivan, Barbara Tarter, Christina Burgueno, Christine Huhn, Josh Hagen, Kathleen Bledsoe, Jennifer Sias (Recording Secretary), Tina Sias, Mike Goldman, Rudy Wang, Elaine Hardman, Charles Clements, and Tracy Christofero.

 

MEMBERS ABSENT: Uday Tate, Rex McClure, Joe Stone, Deepak Subedi, Michael Murphy, Mark Zanter, Ralph Oberste-Vorth, Bonita Lawrence, Michael Norton, Liz Murray, Pat Conlon, Mike McComas, Jennifer Mak, Eric Arnold, Chris White, Ernest Walker, Nancy Norton, and Jerry Jones.

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN: Cheryl Brown present.

 

GUESTS: Anders Linde-Laursen, Ryan Bloomfield, Monica Brooks, Frances Hensley, Vicki Stroeher, Stephen Kopp, Michael McGuffey, Allan Stern, Leonard Deutsch, Shortie McKinney, Rosalyn Templeton, Byron Clercx, and Stan Maynard.

 

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

 

1.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

Minutes of the February 26, 2009 meeting were approved as read.

 

2.     ANNOUNCEMENTS: Dr. Camilla Brammer

 

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; also, they are to stand and state their name and department.

B.    Announced the March meeting schedules: ACF – meeting March 27, 2009 in Charleston, WV; HEPC – no meeting on schedule; and the MUBOG – met March 12, 2009.

C.    Announced that the next meeting of the Executive Committee is scheduled for Monday, March 30, 2009 beginning at 12:00 p.m. in the John Spotts Room of the Memorial Student Center.

D.    Announced that the next meeting of the Faculty Senate will be Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. in Room BE5 of the Memorial Student Center.

E.     Announced that the spring General Faculty meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 28, 2009 beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the Playhouse of the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center and at which retiring and award winning faculty will be honored. A reception will follow.

F.     Announced that the university president has approved the following recommendations: SR-08-09-17 APC (COEHS intent to plan for a BA in Athletic Training) and SR-08-09-22 APC (COEHS intent to plan for a BS in Exercise Science).

G.    Announced that the Registrar’s office has increased the number of characters of course titles for new course additions to 30 characters and that the course form has been updated.

H.    Announced the following deadlines for submission of faculty grant applications: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 for Summer Research Awards and Wednesday, April 1, 2009 for Quinlan and INCO. 

I.       Announced that the university’s Assessment Day is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, 2009. Faculty should check with their department and college as to scheduled activities. Morning classes are cancelled; evening classes 4:00 p.m. and later will be in session.

J.      Solicited volunteers to serve on a Constitutional Ad Hoc Committee which will review and remove language pertaining to the MU Community & Technical College due to the separation that will become permanent June 30, 2009. It is desired that there be representation from each college. Anyone interested is to see her after the meeting.

K.    Discussed the activities of the faculty focus groups.

L.     Discussed that revisions to a BOG policy (example: the IT5 Policy) do not require passage by the Faculty Senate. She encouraged all faculty to review the revised policy and take advantage of the opportunity to comment.

M.   Discussed the Core Foundations Ad Hoc Committee and stated they will have a recommendation ready for the next Executive Committee meeting.

N.    Stated that Dr. Ormiston will discuss the proposed Honors College and Dean’s search.

O.    Wished everyone to have an enjoyable and safe Spring Break!

 

3.     RECOMMENDATIONS:

 

SR-08-09-24 CC: Recommends approval of the revisions to the attached curricular form, REQUEST FOR UNDERGRADUATE ADDITION, DELETION, OR CHANGE OF A MAJOR. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-08-09-25 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS in the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES, COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS, and the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-08-09-26 CC: Recommends approval of the listed REQUEST FOR UNDERGRADUATE ADDITION, DELETION, OR CHANGE OF A MAJOR from the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-08-09-27 CC: Recommends approval of the REQUEST FOR UNDERGRADUATE ADDITION, DELETION, OR CHANGE OF A MINOR from the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-08-09-28 CC: Recommends approval of the REQUEST FOR UNDERGRADUATE ADDITION, DELETION, OR CHANGE OF AN AREA OF EMPHASIS from the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-08-09-29 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE DELETION from the COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS and the listed COURSE CHANGES from the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES, COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS, COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS and the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

4.     STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Each liaison reported to-date on their respective committee.

 

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

 

Stated that he did not have a report but would use this time to address Item 8, FECRAHC Report per SR-07-08-(29) 60. Using PowerPoint he gave a presentation that responded to the requested items per the recommendation (both of which are on file in the Faculty Senate office).

6.     REPORT OF THE PROVOST: Dr. Gayle Ormiston

 

Distributed and discussed the handout, “Founding Dean, Honors College” (on file in the Faculty Senate office).

 

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

 

Distributed and discussed the handout, “March 12, 2009 MU BOG Meeting Notes” (on file in the Faculty Senate office).

 

8.     FECRAHC REPORT PER SR-07-08-(29) 60:

 

See Item 5.

 

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

 

A.  Ben Miller, ACF Representative.

·       The ACF Legislative Subcommittee met with members of the WV legislature to discuss possible changes to Chapter §18-B, particularly the section that pertains to the composition of boards of governors. They are requesting that the ACF representative become a voting member of the board.

·       He spoke of the ACF and his time spent as the faculty representative and urged faculty to consider being nominated for the position in the upcoming election.

B.  Mary Jo Graham requested clarification about the proposed BOG policy pertaining to animals on campus. She questioned if this policy would prohibit the childcare facility or academic departments from having animals. Michael McGuffey stated that it has been discussed that Dr. Kopp would be given authority to make exceptions to the policy in instances of academic purposes.

10.  AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:

 

There were none.

 

THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 5:08 P.M.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Ms. Jennifer Sias, Recording Secretary

Faculty Senate