THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING

HELD ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2011, AT 4:00 P.M.

IN ROOM BE5 OF THE MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER

 

MEMBERS PRESENT: Rex McClure, Joe Stone, Deepak Subedi, Maurice Lockridge (Assistant Chair), Shane Tomblin, Susan Jackson, Brian Morgan, Karen Mitchell, Ralph Oberste-Vorth, Aley El-Shazly, Derrick Kolling, Wendy Trzyna, Burnis Morris, Sandra Prunty (Recording Secretary), Muhammad Amjad, Susan Frank, Tricia Leonard, Gary McIlvain, Pat Conlon, Wael Zatar, John Biros, Chuck Bailey, Tracy Christofero, Janet Dozier, Mindy Backus, Laura Wyant, Keith Beard, Camilla Brammer (Chair), Marty Laubach, Donna Sullivan, Barbara Tarter, Daniel Holbrook, Kelli Prejean, Paige Muellerleile, Kathleen Bledsoe, Kelli Johnson, Elaine Hardman, Charles Clements, Pier Paolo Claudio, Doug Miles, Terrence Patterson, Piyali Dasgupta, John Wilkinson, Maria Serrat, Vincent Sollars, Frankie Puckett, Nalini Santanam, Eldon Larsen, Bizunesh Wubie, Andrew Burck, and Lori Ellison.

 

MEMBERS ABSENT: Jonathan Cox, Mark Zanter, Larry Stickler, James Sottile, Genevieve Meyers, Nicholas Kelling, John Jasko, Raj Khanna, Zach Tankersley, Jung Han Kim, Elsa Mangiarua, and Sandra Stroebel.

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN: Cheryl Brown, present.

 

GUESTS: Bill Rosenberger, Robert Anastasio, Frances Hensley, Girmay Berhie, Donna Spindel, Mike Prewitt, Whitney Burdette, Chuck Somerville, Mary Todd, David Pittenger, Kellie Bean, Robert Bookwalter, Monica Brooks, Charles Hossler, and Gayle Ormiston.

 

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 January 27, 2011 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, senators should remember to sign in as attendance is taken and they may be removed after three absences in an academic year.

B.    Announced the February meeting schedules: ACF – next meeting scheduled for March 4, 2011; HEPC – next meeting scheduled in May 2011; and the MUBOG – met February 17, 2011.

C.    Announced that the next meeting of the Executive Committee is scheduled for Monday, February 28, 2011 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 is scheduled for Thursday, March 17, 2011 beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the Room BE5 of the Memorial Student Center.

E.     Announced that the University President has disapproved recommendation: SR-10-11-01 AC with the following comment, “The reason for ‘Disapproval’ of this recommendation is that the membership on the Assistant/Associate Dean’s Council is under the purview of Academic Affairs. Faculty Senate is at liberty to make such advisory recommendations; however, to approve this particular recommendation would subject Academic Affairs to unwarranted interference in executing its authority to appoint council members.”

F.     Announced that Larry Stickler has been elected to fill the vacant faculty position on the University Student Fee Committee (formerly the President’s Advisory Committee on Student Fees). His term will expire in 2014. Other faculty serving on this committee are: Roxanne Aftanas (2011), Feon Smith (2012), and Lindsay Calhoun (2013).

G.    Announced that all deans have been sent election notification information for standing committee representation that has a term expiring in 2011. The notification includes a request that election results be submitted to the Faculty Senate office by April 1, 2011. Please work with your dean to ensure that vacancies are filled.

H.    Announced that Wednesday, March 2, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. is designated as MU Day at the Capitol in Charleston, WV. This year will include a special tribute for the 50th Anniversary of the law signing that proclaimed MU as a university.

 

3.     COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

SR-10-11-23 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS in the COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS, COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS, and the COLLEGE OF SCIENCE – AND – the COURSE DELETION in the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS – AND – the COURSE CHANGE in the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-10-11-24 CC: Recommends approval of the listed REQUEST FOR UNDERGRADUATE ADDITION, DELETION, OR CHANGE OF A MAJOR OR PROGRAM in the COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS – ANDAREA OF EMPHASIS in the COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES and the COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

4.     STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Each liaison reported to-date on their respective committee; there was no report for the Legislative Affairs Committee or Research Committee.

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


Absent, no report.

6.     REPORT OF THE PROVOST: Dr. Gayle Ormiston

He distributed a draft handout (on file in the Faculty Senate office) pertaining to the upcoming Campus Conversations for Spring 2011 all of which focus on the book, Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, from which he read a brief excerpt. He encouraged faculty to obtain a copy of the book and to participate in the scheduled Campus Conversations.

7.     BOARD OF GOVERNOR’S REPORT: Dr. Larry Stickler

Absent, no report.

8.     ACF REPORT: Dr. Chuck Bailey

He stated that as his report pertains to the ACF’s February 17, 2011 meeting with various legislators and also contains information on several legislative issues he would provide brief highlights at the meeting and then would distribute electronically the complete report to the Faculty Senate. The report is on file in the Faculty Senate office.

 

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


A.  Mr. Robert Anastasio, Department of Housing & Residence Life
B.  Dr. Karen Mitchell, Minds of Marshall Festival

10.  AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:


There were none.

THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:35 P.M.

 

                                                                                                Respectfully Submitted,

 

                                                                                                Dr. Sandra Prunty, Recording Secretary

                                                                                                Faculty Senate