THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING

HELD ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2011, AT 4:00 P.M.

IN THE DON MORRIS ROOM OF THE MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER

 

MEMBERS PRESENT: Rex McClure, Joe Stone, Deepak Subedi, Maurice Lockridge (Assistant Chair), Shane Tomblin, Jonathan Cox, Mark Zanter, Susan Jackson, Larry Stickler, Brian Morgan, Karen Mitchell, Ralph Oberste-Vorth, Aley El-Shazly, Derrick Kolling, Wendy Trzyna, Burnis Morris, Sandra Prunty (Recording Secretary), Susan Frank, Tricia Leonard, Gary McIlvain, Pat Conlon, Wael Zatar, John Biros, Chuck Bailey, Tracy Christofero, Mindy Backus, James Sottile, Laura Wyant, Keith Beard, Camilla Brammer (Chair), Marty Laubach, Donna Sullivan, Barbara Tarter, Genevieve Meyers, Nicholas Kelling, Daniel Holbrook, Kelli Prejean, Paige Muellerleile, Kathleen Bledsoe, Kelli Johnson, Elaine Hardman, Charles Clements, Doug Miles, Terrence Patterson, Piyali Dasgupta, Raj Khanna, John Wilkinson, Zach Tankersley, Maria Serrat, Vincent Sollars, Jung Han Kim, Nalini Santanam, Eldon Larsen, Sandra Stroebel, Bizunesh Wubie, Andrew Burck, and Lori Ellison.

 

MEMBERS ABSENT: Muhammad Amjad, Janet Dozier, Rudy Wang, Pier Paolo Claudio, John Jasko, Elsa Mangiarua, and Frankie Puckett.

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN: Cheryl Brown present.

 

GUESTS: Dallas Brozik, Stephen Tipler, Frances Hensley, Jacqueline Agesa, Jane Hill, Rudy Pauley, Robert Bookwalter, Mary Beth Reynolds, David Pittenger, Charles Hossler, Bill Rosenberger, Philippe Georgel, Michael Prewitt, Chuck Somerville, Gayle Ormiston, Stephen Kopp, Monica Brooks, Matt Turner, Steve Hensley, Chong Kim, and Denise Landry.

 

Declaring that there was a quorum, Faculty Senate Chair, Dr. Camilla Brammer called the meeting to order at approximately 4:00 p.m.

 

1.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

Minutes of the December 9, 2010 meeting were approved as written.

 

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. Also, remember to sign in as attendance is taken and a senator may be removed after three absences in an academic year.

B.    Introduced Kelli Johnson, Instructional & Reference Librarian. She is replacing Jennifer Sias who is now a faculty member in the SOJMC. Also introduced Kelli Prejean, English, COLA. She is a temporary substitute for Jose Morillo.

C.    Solicited a Liaison for the Faculty Development Committee to replace Jennifer Sias. BARBARA TARTER VOLUNTEERED.

D.    Announced the January meeting schedules: ACF – no information at this time; HEPC – met January 21, 2011 in Charleston, WV; and the MUBOG – scheduled to meet February 17, 2011.

E.     Announced that the next meeting of the Executive Committee is scheduled for Monday, February 7, 2011 beginning at 12:00 p.m. in the John Spotts Room of the Memorial Student Center.

F.     Announced that the next meeting of the Faculty Senate is scheduled for Thursday, February 24, 2011 beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the Room BE5 of the Memorial Student Center.

G.    Announced that the University President has approved the following recommendations: SR-10-11-03R SCWC, SR-10-11-12 CC, SR-10-11-13 CC, SR-10-11-14 CC, and SR-10-11-15 CC.

H.    Announced that per information received from the Payroll office: W-2s are available in eNODs for printing or paper copies will be mailed by the state by January 31, 2011.

I.       Announced that a reminder has been sent to the president’s office so he or his designee may make a report to the Faculty Senate by its March 2011 meeting per recommendation SR-07-08-(29) 60 FECRAHC. Per the recommendation, the president is asked to provide information pertaining to factors relating to faculty salary increases, such as the salary increase pool, dollars distributed for faculty promotions, percentage of target salary for equity, total equity dollars distributed, equity distribution by rank, total of 5% reserve distributed, as well as how much equity money is needed to reach 100% of the market target.

 

3.     COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

SR-10-11-16 APC: Recommends that the following academic programs be continued at their current level of activity. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED AS AMENDED.

SR-10-11-17 APC: Recommends that the academic program BA in Elementary Education, be approved for resource development without the need for corrective action. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED AS AMENDED.

SR-10-11-18 APC: Recommends that the Marshall University College of Health Professions’ Intent to Plan for a BS in Health Sciences be approved. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-10-11-19 APC: Recommends that the Marshall University Lewis College of Business’s Intent to Plan for a BBA in Risk Management and Insurance be approved. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-10-11-22 EC: Recommends that the current INCOMPLETE policy (as stated on page 86 & 87 of the 2010-2011 Marshall University General Undergraduate Catalog) be revised. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPOVED.

 

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

·       He provided information about the following legislative bills: SB 273 – a bill of the executive to the senate floor that will provide one-time salary increases of 2% or $500 (whichever is greater) for state employees. He stated that the University’s intent is to look at the last one-time salary increase and add it to the base salary of faculty. HB 2838 – the alternative teacher & principal certification bill which could have a negative impact on the COEHS and its teacher certification process.

·       The Legislature’s proposed 2012 budget contains for the University a one-time salary enhancement, the addition of the ARRA back stimulus funding, and SB 3215 funding pertaining to the separation of the CTC.

·       The HEPC has approved a new funding formula for institutions of higher education and this item has been zeroed out by the governor’s proposed budget.

·       The Program Planning Committee has been working on the proposed engineering complex that will be a $50 million dollar complex located between the Biotech and Weisberg Engineering buildings. One issue is parking. It is hoped that the committee’s project planning will be completed by March 2011 and an RFP prepared for architectural bid.

·       He attended the recent Research Day at the Capitol and is extremely proud of the 17 students that presented at this event.

·       Work is continuing on the development of a School of Pharmacy with Dr. Kevin Yingling being named as founding Dean.

5.     REPORT OF THE PROVOST: Dr. Gayle Ormiston

 

·       He urged everyone to look at the information contained in this week’s edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education that lists the percentage of citizens’ attainment level of baccalaureate education. The state average is 18% and 27% for the United States.

·       He announced that Maria Carmen Riddle in the Modern Languages Department has been named as a finalist in the Merit Foundation Faculty of the Year competition and there is a Technology Summit scheduled for February 9 & 10 in Drinko Library presented by the Department of Information Technology.

·       He stated that retention data from the fall to spring semester indicates that 85% of the first-year students have returned and the 150 students who did not return were because of academic probation or suspension.

·       He reminded everyone that he can be available to attend departmental meetings.

6.     ACF REPORT: Dr. Chuck Bailey

 

·        He provided the following highpoints from his written report, which will be distributed to the Faculty Senate (on file in the Faculty Senate office): The ACF met by teleconference on January 21, 2011; ACF will be attending the February 17, 2011 event, Higher Education Day at the Legislature; no meeting in March due to scheduled spring breaks and their next meeting will be April 2, 2011; members are participating on statewide committees; provided information on the Great Teachers Institute; and ACF made a presentation to LOCEA on January 9, 2011 and to the HEPC on January 21, 2011.

·        He also distributed (on file in the Faculty Senate office) a document pertaining to the university’s progress on compact elements.

 

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

 

  1. Mr. Stephen Tipler, Legislative Affairs Committee

8.     AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:


There were none.

THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 5:02 P.M.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Dr. Sandra Prunty
Recording Secretary
Faculty Senate