THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING

HELD ON THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011, AT 4:00 P.M.

IN ROOM BE5 OF THE MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER

 

MEMBERS PRESENT: Joe Stone, Deepak Subedi, Shane Tomblin, Jonathan Cox, Mark Zanter, Larry Stickler, Brian Morgan, 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, Tracy Christofero, Janet Dozier, Mindy Backus, James Sottile, Keith Beard, Camilla Brammer (Chair), Marty Laubach, Barbara Tarter, Genevieve Meyers, Daniel Holbrook, Paige Muellerleile, Kathleen Bledsoe, Kelli Johnson, Charles Clements, Doug Miles, Terrence Patterson, Piyali Dasgupta, Raj Khanna, John Wilkinson, Zach Tankersley, Maria Serrat, Vincent Sollars, Jung Han Kim, Frankie Puckett, Nalini Santanam, Eldon Larsen, Sandra Stroebel, Bizunesh Wubie, Andrew Burck, and Lori Ellison.

 

MEMBERS ABSENT: Rex McClure, Maurice Lockridge (Assistant Chair), Susan Jackson, Karen Mitchell, Ralph Oberste-Vorth, Chuck Bailey, Laura Wyant, Donna Sullivan, Nicholas Kelling, Kelli Prejean, Elaine Hardman, Pier Paolo Claudio, and Elsa Mangiarua.

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN: Cheryl Brown and Clayton Brooks present.

 

GUESTS: Marlowe Hereford, Kelly Christian, Jingping Zhang, Meghann Ferguson, Corley Dennison, Don Van Horn, S. Schelling, Troy Hemingway, Bill Rosenberger, Mary Jo Graham, Matt Turner, Lawrence Schmitz, Mike Prewitt, Jamil Chaudri, Robert Bookwalter, Chuck Somerville, Jan Fox, Stephen Kopp, Michael McGuffey, Steve Hensley, Allyson Goodman, Rudy Pauley, Mary Todd, and Kristen Heinkel.

 

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 February 24, 2011 meeting were approved as written.

 

CHAIR BRAMMER ANNOUNCED THAT CLAYTON BROOKS WOULD ACT AS PARLIAMENTARIAN DURING THE DISCUSSION OF THE PTRAHC RECOMMENDATIONS AS CHERYL BROWN SERVES AS THE CHAIR OF THAT COMMITTEE

 

2.     ANNOUNCEMENTS: Dr. Camilla Brammer

 

A.    Wished everyone a Happy St. Patrick’s Day and invited them to help themselves to the refreshments.

B.    Announced a reminder that Senators should sit around the table; guests should sit at the chairs provided;   cell phones should be set to “silent” mode; and to ensure an accurate recording of the meeting, Senators should use the microphones when speaking and are to state their name and department. Also, everyone should  remember to sign in. She reminded the Senators that attendance is taken and a senator may be removed after three absences in an academic year.

C.    Announced the March meeting schedules: ACF – met March 4, 2011 in Charleston, WV; HEPC – next meeting scheduled in May 2011; and the MUBOG – next meeting scheduled for April 28, 2011.

D.    Announced that the next meeting of the Executive Committee is scheduled for Wednesday, April 13, 2011 beginning at 12:00 p.m. in the Hoffman Room in the Special Collections Department of Marrow Library.

E.     Announced that the spring General Faculty meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 27, 2011 to begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Playhouse of the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. Nominations will be solicited for faculty representation on the ACF (Advisory Council of Faculty) and the MUBOG (Board of Governors). Nominees will be provided two minutes to speak.

F.     Announced that the next meeting of the Faculty Senate is scheduled for Thursday, April 28, 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-10-11-23 CC and SR-10-11-24 CC.

H.    Announced that Senator Mindy Backus has information about the River Valley Child Development Service’s fundraiser, “Trivia 4 Tots” which is scheduled for Friday, April 29, 2011. Contact her if you would like further information.

I.       Expressed appreciation to Deans Chong Kim and Monica Brooks as their colleges have submitted election results for the standing committees. She reminded the deans present that April 1, 2011 is the deadline for their colleges to submit election results.

 

3.     COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

SR-10-11-20R PTRAHC: Recommends approval of the attached, Marshall University Board of Governors, Policy No. AA-26, Faculty Promotion, with new language indicated in bold and deleted language indicated with strikethrough. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED AS AMENDED.

SR-10-11-21R PTRAHC: Recommends approval of the attached Marshall University Board of Governors, Policy No. AA-28, Faculty Tenure, with new language indicated in bold and deleted language indicated with strikethrough. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED AS AMENDED.

 

MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO RECONSIDER SR-10-11-20R PTRAHC

 

MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED SR-10-11-20R PTRAHC AS AMENDED

 

CHAIR BRAMMER EXPRESSED APPRECIATION TO CLAYTON BROOKS; CHERYL BROWN RESUMED SERVING AS PARLIAMENTARIAN

 

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

 

SR-10-11-27 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS in the following colleges and/or school: COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS, COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS, and HONORS COLLEGE. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-10-11-28 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE CHANGES in the following colleges and/or school: COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS, COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS, and the LEWIS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS and the COURSE DELETION in the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-10-11-29 CC: Recommends approval of the listed REQUEST FOR UNDERGRADUATE ADDITION, DELETION, OR CHANGE OF A MAJOR OR PROGRAM in the following colleges and/or school: LEWIS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS and AREA OF EMPHASIS in the COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS and the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

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

 

 

4.     STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Each liaison reported to-date on their respective committee.

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


Per recommendation SR-07-08-(29) 60 FECRAHC Dr. Kopp provided a report to the Faculty Senate that pertains to compensation information by institution and by academic unit (on file in the Faculty Senate office).

6.     REPORT OF THE PROVOST: Dr. Gayle Ormiston

Absent, no report.

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

 

8.     ACF REPORT: Dr. Chuck Bailey

 

Absent, no report.

 

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


A.  Dr. Mindy Backus, Trivia 4 Tots fundraiser

10.  AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:


There were none.

THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 5:22 P.M.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

                                                                                                   

Dr. Sandra Prunty, Recording Secretary

Faculty Senate