THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING HELD

ON THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2009, AT 4:00 P.M. IN

ROOM BE5 OF THE MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER

 

MEMBERS PRESENT: Uday Tate, Rex McClure, Joe Stone, Deepak Subedi, Maurice Lockridge (Assistant Chair), Linda Dobbs, Jonathan Cox, Joan St. Germain, Mark Zanter, Brian Morgan, Ralph Oberste-Vorth, Bonita Lawrence, Liz Murray, Basant Karna, Burnis Morris, Jennifer Perry, Karen McNealy, Kelly Harlow, Sandra Prunty, Wael Zatar, Eldon Larsen, Janet Dozier, Jennifer Mak, Eric Arnold, Mary Jo Graham, Gregg Twietmeyer, Keith Beard, Camilla Brammer (Chair), Marty Laubach, Donna Sullivan, Barbara Tarter, Christina Burgueno, Christine Huhn, Chris White, Kathleen Bledsoe, Jennifer Sias (Recording Secretary), Nancy Norton, Tina Sias, Mike Goldman, Elaine Hardman, Charles Clements, Pier Paolo Claudio, and Jerry Jones.

 

MEMBERS ABSENT: Scott Sarra, Tom Jones, Pat Conlon, Ben Miller, Mike McComas, Josh Hagen, Ernest Walker, Rudy Wang, and Tracy Christofero.

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN: Cheryl Brown present.

 

GUESTS: Gary McIlvain, Monica Brooks, Allan Stern, Michael McGuffey, James Sottile, Mary Beth Reynolds, Marcia Harrison, Frances Hensley, Michelle Duncan, Philippe Georgel, Don Van Horn, Wayne Elmore, Laura Wyant, Rosalyn Templeton, and Gayle Ormiston

 

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

 

1.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

Minutes of the April 23, 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 and are to state their name and department.

B.    Invited everyone to help themselves to the refreshments.

C.    Announced the summer meeting schedule: ACF – will hold a summer retreat in July 2009; HEPC – next meeting scheduled for July 31, 2009; MUBOG – next meeting scheduled for June 18, 2009.

D.    Announced that if senators did not pick one up last month; the meeting schedule for Academic Year 2009-2010 is available at the sign-in table. This information will also be posted online at the Faculty Senate website.

E.     Announced that the university president has approved the following recommendations: SR-08-09-18 APC – program reviews at their current level, Associate’s in Medical Laboratory Technology, BS Medical Technology, BS Cytotechnology, BFA Fine Arts, RBA Arts. Included an attachment from the HEPC, Productivity Review: 2003-2008; SR-08-09-19 APC – program reviews continued and identified for resource development, BA Criminal Justice, BA History, BA Humanities, BS Biological Sciences. Recommendation is subject to terms of an attached memorandum; and SR-08-09-36 CFAHC – outline for new Core Curriculum.

F.     Announced that the following recommendations are outstanding: SR-08-09-23 FPC (pre-tenure review) sent March 2, 2009; SR-08-09-10R BAPC (revisions to the class attendance policy) sent April 24, 2009; SR-08-09-11R BAPC (revisions to the incomplete grade policy) sent April 24, 2009; SR-08-09-30 CC through SR-08-09-33 CC (curricular items) sent April 24, 2009; and SR-08-09-34 FDC (revisions to the INCO grant application and information sheet) sent April 24, 2009.

G.    Announced that the university communications office has developed a Faculty Expert’s Directory for use by the media to find source information for articles. The office hopes to compile an accurate listing of faculty and their areas of expertise. They request that you contact Leah Edwards at edwardl@marshall.edu to provide your information.

H.    Announced that the Faculty Senate office has received approval for a modified work schedule during this summer. Beginning May 18, 2009 the office hours will be 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday with the office being closed on Fridays. This will be the office schedule until August 14, 2009.

I.       Reminded everyone to log on to myMU and to cast their vote for faculty representation on the MUBOG and ACF.

J.      Announced a Thank You to everyone for their service to the Faculty Senate this academic year and expressed how much she looks forward to working with them next year.

3.     COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

SR-08-09-35R BAPC: Recommends the following changes to the 2008-09 Marshall University Undergraduate Catalog, pages 101 and 108, in the section titled, “Academic Appeals” be revised as follows; with new language being indicated in bold font and deleted language as strikethrough. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-08-09-37 FPC: Recommends that the attached Modified Duties Policy for nine-month faculty be adopted by Marshall University. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-08-09-38 CC: Recommends that the processes by which curricular items, that are to be considered by the university Curriculum Committee (uCC), be officially changed to reflect a new, electronic submission process. This process is reflected through the uCC’s Web site, which is a part of the Faculty Senate Web site. This site contains a complete set of instructions and a searchable online interface of past uCC agendas and items. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-08-09-39 CC: Recommends approval of the listed REQUEST FOR UNDERGRADUATE ADDITION, DELETION, OR CHANGE OF A MAJOR OR PROGRAM from the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES and the COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-08-09-40 CC: Recommends approval of the REQUEST FOR UNDERGRADUATE ADDITION, DELETION, OR CHANGE OF A MINOR from the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES and the SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATIONS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-08-09-41 CC: Recommends approval of the REQUEST FOR UNDERGRADUATE ADDITION, DELETION, OR CHANGE OF AN AREA OF EMPHASIS from the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES and the SCHOOL OF EXTENDED EDUCATION. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-08-09-42 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS in the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES, COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS, COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS, COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, and the LEWIS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-08-09-43 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE CHANGES from the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES, COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS, COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS, and the COLLEGE OF SCIENCE. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-08-09-44 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE DELETIONS from the COLLEGE OF SCIENCE.WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-08-09-45 BAPC: Recommends changes to the 2008-09 Marshall University Undergraduate Catalog, pages 98 through 125, be revised as follows with new language indicated in bold font and deleted language indicated as strikethrough. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO SUSPEND THE AGENDA TO BRING CURRICULAR ITEMS FROM THE FLOOR

 

MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO RECESS FOR 10 MINUTES

 

MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED THE CURRICULAR ITEMS

COEHS addition of a Major in Exercise Science with Areas of Emphasis in Exercise Physiology, Health and Wellness, and Strength and Conditioning; addition of a Major in Athletic Training with Areas of Emphasis in AT Comprehensive, AT Pre-Physical Therapy, AT Pre-Physician Assistant, AT Pre-Chiropractic, AT Pre-Med,  AT Occupational Safety & Health, and AT Safety.

 

MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO RETURN TO THE REGULAR AGENDA

 

4.     REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT:


Absent, no report.

5.     REPORT OF THE PROVOST: Dr. Gayle Ormiston

 

·       Reminded everyone of the faculty luncheon to be held at the university president’s residence after the commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 9, 2009.

·       Reminded everyone of the opportunity to apply for the core curriculum stipends ($2000) which may be earned during the summer; May 10, 2009 is the application deadline.

·       Distributed for informational purposes and discussed four documents (1) Recruitment Plan Overview, (2) Proposed Retention Plan, (3) Retention Survey Executive Summary, and (4) Advising System Review and Recommendations (all documents are on file in the Faculty Senate office).

·       Expressed his appreciation to everyone for their hard work serving on the Faculty Senate and for the advice given to him during his first year here at Marshall University.

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

 

Distributed and discussed a handout pertaining to the April 28, 2009 general faculty meeting and the April 30, 2009 board of governors meeting (on file in the Faculty Senate office).

7.     ACF REPORT:

 

Absent, no report.

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 4:55  P.M.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Ms. Jennifer Sias, Recording Secretary

Faculty Senate