THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING HELD

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

ROOM BE5 OF THE MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER

 

MEMBERS PRESENT: Uday Tate, Joe Stone, Deepak Subedi, Maurice Lockridge (Assistant Chair), Linda Dobbs, Jonathan Cox, Brian Morgan, Bonita Lawrence, Karen Mitchell, Liz Murray, Basant Karna, Huong Nguyen, Tom Jones, Burnis Morris, Jennifer Perry, Karen McNealy, Kelly Harlow, Sandra Prunty, Pat Conlon, Wael Zatar, Eldon Larsen, Janet Dozier, Eric Arnold, Mary Jo Graham, Keith Beard, Camilla Brammer (Chair), Marty Laubach, Donna Sullivan, Barbara Tarter, Christina Burgueno, Thomas Linz, Chris White, Nancy Norton, Tina Sias, Mike Goldman, Elaine Hardman, Charles Clements, Pier Paolo Claudio, Sandra Stroebel, and Tracy Christofero.

 

MEMBERS ABSENT: Rex McClure, Joan St. Germain, Mark Zanter, Ralph Oberste-Vorth, Chuck Bailey, Jennifer Mak, Gregg Twietmeyer, Christine Huhn, Genevieve Meyers, Kathleen Bledsoe, Jennifer Sias (Recording Secretary), Ernest Walker, and Rudy Wang.

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN: Cheryl Brown present.

 

GUESTS: Whitney Burdette, Larry Stickler, Clark Davis, Dallas Brozik, Bill Rosenberger, Frances Hensley, Mary Todd, David Pittenger, Rosalyn Templeton, Rudy Pauley, Michael McGuffey, Chuck Somerville, Donna Spindel, Corley Dennison, and Don Van Horn.

 

Declaring that there was a quorum, Faculty Senate Chair, Dr. Camilla Brammer called the meeting to order at approximately 4:03 p.m.

 

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

 

1.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

Minutes of the October 22, 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.    Announced that the next meeting of the Executive Committee is scheduled for Monday, November 30, 2009 beginning at 12:00 p.m. in room BE5 of the Memorial Student Center.

C.    Announced that the next meeting of the Faculty Senate is scheduled for Thursday, December 10, 2009 beginning at 4:00 p.m. in room BE5 of the Memorial Student Center and that it is extremely important that senators attend this meeting so a quorum can be attained.

D.    Announced the November meeting schedule. ACF – scheduled to meet November 19, 2009 in Morgantown, WV; HEPC – scheduled to meet November 20, 2009 in Morgantown, WV; and the MUBOG – has no meeting scheduled in November.

E.     Solicited a volunteer to serve as Liaison on the Budget & Academic Policy Committee. THERE WERE NO VOLUNTEERS.

F.     Announced that the university president has read the following recommendations: SR-09-10-(01) 47 EC, SR-09-10-(02) 48 EC, and SR-09-10-(06) 52 LAC.

       G.    Announced that the university president has approved the following recommendations: SR-09-10-(03) 49 CFAHC, SR-09-10-(04) 50 CC, SR-09-10-(05) 51 CC, and SR-09-10-(07) 53 LAC.

H.    Announced that everyone is invited to the PEIA Public Hearing scheduled for November 19, 2009 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Harless Auditorium of the Medical School at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

I.       Expressed appreciation to the Core Foundations Ad Hoc Committee for their work in developing the new core curriculum. CHERYL BROWN, CHAIR OF THE CFAHC, REQUESTED THAT THE COMMITTEE BE DISSOLVED AS IT HAS MET ITS CHARGE. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO DISSOLVE THE CORE FOUNDATIONS AD HOC COMMITTEE.

J.      Discussed that at the October meeting Senator Mak requested the Athletic Committee to investigate if the Athletic Department was planning on taking space in Gullickson Hall that is currently being used by the School of Kinesiology. CHAIR BRAMMER REPORTED THAT AT THE NOVEMBER 13, 2009 MEETING THE ATHLETIC COMMITTEE DISCUSSED THIS ISSUE WITH MIKE HAMRICK, DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS. HE STATED HE HAD RECEIVED PERMISSION FROM DR. KOPP AND BILL BISSETT TO SHARE ROOM 2003, ALSO KNOWN AS THE ‘BLUE ROOM’ WITH THE SCHOOL OF KINESIOLOGY AND HE HAS DISCUSSED THIS WITH THE SCHOOL’S CHAIR. THE ROOM IS BEING USED AFTER CLASSES BY THE WOMEN HIGH JUMPERS, WHO LOST THEIR PREVIOUS SPACE WHEN IT WAS GIVEN TO THE MARCHING BAND.

K.    Announced that the Budget & Academic Policy Committee has been charged with the task of investigating the university’s current policy and procedures relating to instructor of record and how changes are handled if there is a necessity to replace the original instructor. The committee’s findings are to be presented to the Executive Committee.

L.     Announced that the Executive Committee has agreed to take up an investigation relating to the faculty petition received on November 2, 2009 and which reads: “In accordance with Article VI, Section 5.E., of the Constitution of the Marshall University Faculty, we, the undersigned full-time faculty members, respectfully request that an investigation be conducted concerning the circumstances surrounding the situation in which a College of Education and Human Services Student was awarded grades for independent studies courses taken in the College of Education and Human Services during the Spring/Summer/Fall semesters of 2009.”

M.   Announced that Chuck Bailey was unable to be at today’s meeting because he is in Morgantown, WV attending the ACF meeting and has requested that she read the following letter. He also wants the Senate  to know that the letter is based on the Legislative Affairs Committee recommendation pertaining to the 2-year moratorium on fee increases by PEIA and that Marshall’s initiative has been a model with other higher education institutions across the state giving their endorsement to this letter (on file in the Faculty Senate office).

N.    Wished everyone a safe fall break and a Happy Thanksgiving!

 

3.     COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION

 

CONFIDENTIAL SR-09-10-(08) 54 UFC: Recommends that the following nominees be considered for commencement speaker and/or recipient of an honorary degree and be added to the perpetual lists. The committee recognizes that, if more appropriate, the university president has the option to choose another candidate. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-09-10-(09) 55 CC: Recommends approval of the form: Request for Undergraduate Addition/Deletion/Change of Department Honors Option. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-09-10-(10) 56 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS in the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES and the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED AS AMENDED.

 

SR-09-10-(11) 57 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE CHANGES in the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING, COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS, and the SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATIONS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED AS AMENDED.

 

4.     STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Each liaison reported to-date on their respective committee.

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


Absent, no report.

6.     REPORT OF THE PROVOST: Dr. Gayle Ormiston

 

·       The third Campus Conversation was recently held; the fourth is scheduled in February 2010 with the topic being Financial Development. Results from the conversations has been the development of six ad hoc work groups – faculty flex work load policy, quality of faculty life issues, faculty travel (funding, reimbursements, and priorities), faculty achievements, academic restructuring, and developing ethics courses.

·       The General Education Council is working to develop the e-portfolio.

 

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


A.  Dr. Karen Mitchell, chair of the Academic Festival Ad Hoc Committee

 

WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO EXTEND HER TIME WITH FIVE MORE MINUTES

  

B.  Dr. Dallas Brozik, former member, officer, and parliamentarian of the Faculty Senate (requested two minutes only).

8.     AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:


There were none.

THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 5:00 P.M.

 

Respectfully Submitted

Dr. Janet Dozier

Acting Recording Secretary

Faculty Senate