THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING

HELD ON THURSDAY, MAY 5, 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, Jonathan Cox, Mark Zanter, Susan Jackson, Larry Stickler, Brian Morgan, Karen Mitchell, David Mallory, Aley El-Shazly, Derrick Kolling, Wendy Trzyna, Carl Mummert, Burnis Morris, Sandra Prunty (Recording Secretary), Muhammad Amjad, Tricia Leonard, Gary McIlvain, Pat Conlon, Wael Zatar, John Biros, Chuck Bailey, Tracy Christofero, Mindy Backus, James Sottile, Laura Wyant, Camilla Brammer (Chair), Marty Laubach, Barbara Tarter, Genevieve Meyers, Nicholas Kelling, Daniel Holbrook, Paige Muellerleile, Kathleen Bledsoe, Kelli Johnson, Elaine Hardman, Charles Clements, Doug Miles, Terence Patterson, Piyali Dasgupta, Raj Khanna, Maria Serrat, Vincent Sollars, Jung Han Kim, Eldon Larsen, Sandra Stroebel, Bizunesh Wubie, Andrew Burck, and Lori Ellison.

 

MEMBERS ABSENT: Ralph Oberste-Vorth, Susan Frank, Janet Dozier, Keith Beard, Donna Sullivan, Kelli Prejean, John Wilkinson, Zach Tankersley, and Nalini Santanam.

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN: Cheryl Brown present.

 

GUESTS: Frances Hensley, Rudy Pauley, Don Van Horn, Charles Somerville, Rick McCormick, Jeff Pappas, Jeff Huffman, Robert Bookwalter, Jan Fox, Stephen Kopp, Chong Kim, Mary Todd, Matt Turner, 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 April 28, 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 from the Faculty Senate after three absences in an academic year.

B.    Expressed appreciation to the Faculty Senate for their donations totaling $122 for the faculty flower fund.

C.    Announced that if anyone needed a copy of next year’s meeting schedule they were available at the side table.

D.    Announced the May meeting schedules: ACF – no meeting scheduled; HEPC – scheduled to meet May 13, 2011 in Charleston, WV; and the MUBOG – next meeting scheduled for June 16, 2011.

E.     Announced that electronic voting for faculty representation to the MUBOG and ACF is scheduled to continue through midnight on Sunday, May 8, 2011. She encouraged senators to please log on to myMU and to cast their vote.

F.     She announced a reminder that senators and their spouse or guest are invited to the post-commencement reception hosted by Dr. & Mrs. Kopp on Saturday, May 7, 2011to begin at 4:00 p.m. at the president’s home.

G.    She reminded those present that Noon, Tuesday, May 10, 2011is the deadline to submit final grades.

H.    She informed the Faculty Senate that Maurice Cooley, director of the Center for African American Students, expressed his appreciation for their modification of the April 28, 2011 agenda so that faculty and administrative personnel could attend the Donning of Kente ceremony.

I.       She presented a plaque to Senator Joe Stone for his service to the Faculty Senate and its standing/ad hoc committees; announcing that he has served 20 years in one capacity or another during the Faculty Senate’s 24 year existence. Twenty years on the Faculty Senate; 13 years on the Student Conduct & Welfare Committee; five years on the Institutional Hearing Panel; four years on the Executive Committee, with one year as Vice President; three years on the Constitutional Review Ad Hoc Committee; two years on the By Law Subcommittee; and one year on the Athletic Committee.

J.      She conducted a review of the Liaison list for Standing Committees to determine if any changes are needed next year. She reminded the Liaisons that they may serve two 2-year terms but to remember that faculty may not serve on two standing committees simultaneously. THERE WERE NO CHANGES.

K.    As requested by Dr. Kopp, she initiated a discussion with the Faculty Senate to determine how they felt the approved 2 percent salary increase should be instituted. She reminded the senators that any action is in relation to the new salary increase monies and not that of the BOG resolution which authorizes the reinstatement of last year’s $1,227 increase to base pay in July 2011; the 2 percent is in addition to that amount. She explained that there are two options for the 2 percent: 1) an across-the-board raise for all faculty which can be implemented July 1, 2011, and 2) computing a faculty salary increase per the 49%/51% merit/equity formula, which due to finance and payroll processes, would most likely be implemented after October 1, 2011. She also reminded them that the Annual Report is not being discussed; only the two options. THERE WAS NO ACTION TAKEN BY THE FACULTY SENATE.

3.     COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

SR-10-11-35 CC: Recommends approval in the following colleges and/or school for the listed COURSE ADDITIONS, COURSE CHANGES, and COURSE DELETIONS – COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS, COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS, COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, and the LEWIS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-10-11-36 CC: Recommends approval of the listed REQUEST FOR UNDERGRADUATE ADDITION, DELETION, OR CHANGE OF AN AREA OF EMPHASIS in the following colleges and/or school: OUTREACH & CONTINUING STUDIES. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-10-11-37 APC: Recommends that the Marshall University College of Health Professions’ Intent to Plan for a BS in Biomechanics be approved. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.  
   

SR-10-11-38 AC: The Faculty Senate Athletic Committee was charged with reviewing the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA) steering committee’s endorsed recommendations of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics independently. We have made our recommendations on each of the items. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

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


No report.

 

5.     REPORT OF THE PROVOST: Dr. Gayle Ormiston

·       He reminded everyone that graduation ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 2011 with Julia Keller as speaker.

·       He expressed appreciation to the faculty, the Promotion & Tenure Review Ad Hoc Committee, Chair Brammer and Dr. Cheryl Brown for their work this past year. He stated that the revisions to the promotion and tenure policies will assist with the implementation of the faculty’s flexible workload policy.

·       He announced that it is never too early to begin preparing for the Higher Learning Commission’s accreditation review scheduled for 2015-16. More information about the HLC guidelines will be given in the next year.

·       He stated that the university has been invited to participate in the Pathway Project and that a small group will be attending a workshop about the project to determine whether or not the university will participate.

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

 

·        He reported that when the Board met April 28, 2011 they approved several items pertaining to the 2011-12 budget, tuition and fees, salary increases, and capital projects.

·        The next meeting is scheduled for June 16, 2011.

 

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


A.  Dr. Karen Mitchell, Minds of Marshall (handout on file in the Faculty Senate office).

B.  Dr. Cheryl Brown, Promotion & Tenure Review Ad Hoc Committee

8.     AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:


There were none.

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

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Dr. Sandra Prunty, Recording Secretary

Faculty Senate