THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING HELD

ON THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2010, AT 4:00 P.M. IN

ROOM BE5 OF THE MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER

 

MEMBERS PRESENT: Fred Mader, Rex McClure, Joe Stone, Deepak Subedi, Maurice Lockridge (Assistant Chair), Linda Dobbs, Jonathan Cox, Joan St. Germain, Mark Zanter, Ralph Oberste-Vorth, Karen Mitchell, Liz Murray, Basant Karna, Scott Sarra, Burnis Morris, Jennifer Perry, Karen McNealy, Pat Conlon, Wael Zatar, Eldon Larsen, Janet Dozier, Jennifer Mak, Eric Arnold, Mary Jo Graham, Gregg Twietmeyer, Camilla Brammer (Chair), Marty Laubach, Donna Sullivan, Barbara Tarter, Christine Huhn, Chris White, Genevieve Meyers, Kathleen Bledsoe, Nancy Norton, Tina Sias, Mike Goldman, Rudy Wang, Elaine Hardman, Charles Clements, Pier Paolo Claudio, Sandra Stroebel, and Tracy Christofero.

 

MEMBERS ABSENT: Brian Morgan, Bonita Lawrence, Tom Jones, Kelly Harlow, Sandra Prunty, Chuck Bailey, Keith Beard, Christina Burgueno, Thomas Linz, Jennifer Sias (Recording Secretary), and Ernest Walker.

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN: Cheryl Brown present.

 

GUESTS: Bill Rosenberger, David Pittenger, Larry Stickler, Frances Hensley, Rudy Pauley, Jan Fox, Monica Brooks, Vicki Stroeher, Michael McGuffey, Don Van Horn, Chuck Somerville, Stephen Kopp, Matt Turner, Gayle Ormiston, Rosalyn Templeton, Corley Dennison, Stan Maynard, Steve Hensley, and Venkat Gudivada.

 

DUE TO THE ABSENCE OF THE RECORDING SECRETARY, CHAIR BRAMMER REQUESTED A VOLUNTEER. JANET DOZIER VOLUNTEERED.

 

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 22, 2010 meeting were approved as written.

 

2.     ANNOUNCEMENTS: Dr. Camilla Brammer

A.    Chair Brammer requested that everyone help themselves to the refreshments.

B.    Announced a reminder to everyone that they are to sign-in and 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.

C.    Reminded everyone that the deadline to submit final grades is Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at noon.

D.    Reminded everyone to log in to MyMU to cast their vote for the amendment to The Constitution of the Marshall University Faculty.

E.     Expressed appreciation and distributed certificates to those senators who have fulfilled their years of service to the Faculty Senate – Uday Tate, Ernest Walker, and Nancy Norton.

F.     Expressed appreciation to the following Senators for their service to the Faculty Senate – Uday Tate, Jennifer Mak, Eric Arnold, Gregg Twietmeyer, Mary Jo Graham, Linda Dobbs, Joan St. Germain, Christina Burgueno, Christine Huhn, Thomas Linz, Chris White, Bonita Lawrence, Basant Karna, Scott Sarra, Tom Jones, Ernest Walker, Nancy Norton, Tina Sias, Mike Goldman, Pier Paolo Claudio, Jennifer Perry, Karen McNealy, Kelly Harlow, Sandra Stroebel, and Tracy Christofero.

G.    Initiated a discussion with the Faculty Senate about how they would like to dispense the enrollment increment monies to faculty. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED FOR A STRAW POLL/SHOW OF HANDS FOR THE TWO OPTIONS: DISTRIBUTE BY PERCENTAGE OF FACULTY IN EACH COLLEGE OR EQUAL DISTRIBUTION AMONG FULL-TIME FACULTY. THE EQUAL DISTRIBUTION AMONG FULL-TIME FACULTY RECEIVED THE MAJORITY OF VOTES.

3.     COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

SR-09-10-(39) 85 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS in the following colleges and/or school: COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES, COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS, COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS, COLLEGE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING, COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS, and the COLLEGE OF SCIENCE. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-09-10-(40) 86 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE CHANGES in the following colleges and/or school: COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES, COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS, COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS, COLLEGE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING, COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS, and the COLLEGE OF SCIENCE. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-09-10-(41) 87 CC: Recommends approval of the listed REQUEST FOR UNDERGRADUATE ADDITION, DELETION, OR CHANGE OF A MAJOR OR PROGRAM – MINOR – AREA OF EMPHASIS – CERTIFICATE PROGRAM in the following colleges and/or school: COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES, COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS, COLLEGE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING, and the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-09-10-(42) 88 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS in the following colleges and/or school: COLLEGE OF SCIENCE and the LEWIS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-09-10-(43) 89 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE CHANGES in the following colleges and/or school: COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-09-10-(44) 90 CC: Recommends approval of the listed REQUEST FOR UNDERGRADUATE ADDITIION, DELETION, OR CHANGE OF A MAJOR OR PROGRAM in the following colleges and/or school: COLLEGE OF SCIENCE and the LEWIS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

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

·       Introduced Matt Turner, the new chief of staff.

·       He thanked the senators for their service to the Faculty Senate and for their accomplishments for a successful year, but stated that there is still work to be done during the summer.

·       The HEPC will hold a special meeting next week to listen to recommendations about bond issues.

·       The deferred maintenance plan is a 3-year plan which will expend 80% of bond allocations with the work being done by an external construction firm.

·       He reminded faculty of the celebration of the academic year that is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. this Saturday at the president’s house.

5.     REPORT OF THE PROVOST: Dr. Gayle Ormiston

·       He reminded everyone of the commencement ceremony scheduled for this Saturday beginning at 9:00 a.m.

·       He expressed appreciation to the senators for their commitment to the Faculty Senate.

·       Stated that the new core curriculum will be implemented next year.

·       Announced that the Campus Conversations will continue next year and there were ten held this year.

·       Announced that a week of intensive welcome activities geared to new students is scheduled to begin August 18, 2010.

·       He expressed gratitude to Gretchen Oley for serving as interim dean for the College of Health Professions and announced that Michael Pruitt will be the new dean.

·       Expressed appreciation to Chair Camilla Brammer.

6.     ACF REPORT: Dr. Chuck Bailey

 

Absent, no report.

 

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


There were none.

8.     AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:


There were none.

THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:45 P.M.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Dr. Janet Dozier

Acting Recording Secretary

Faculty Senate