THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING

HELD ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2010, AT 4:00 P.M.

IN ROOM BE5 OF THE MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER

 

MEMBERS PRESENT: Nancy Lankton, Deepak Subedi, Maurice Lockridge (Assistant Chair), Shane Tomblin, Jonathan Cox, Mark Zanter, Susan Jackson, Larry Stickler, Brian Morgan, Karen Mitchell, Aley El-Shazly, Derrick Kolling, Wendy Trzyna, Burnis Morris, Sandra Prunty (Recording Secretary), Muhammad Amjad, Tricia Leonard, Gary McIlvain, Pat Conlon, Wael Zatar, Chuck Bailey, Tracy Christofero, Janet Dozier, Mindy Backus, James Sottile, Laura Wyant, Keith Beard, Camilla Brammer (Chair), Marty Laubach, Donna Sullivan, Barbara Tarter, Genevieve Meyers, Nicholas Kelling, Jose′ Morillo, Paige Muellerleile, Kathleen Bledsoe, Jennifer Sias, Charles Clements, Pier Paulo Claudio, Piyali Dasgupta, Raj Khanna, John Wilkinson, Zach Tankersley, Maria Serrat, Jung Han Kim, Elsa Mangiarua, Frankie Puckett, Nalini Santanam, Eldon Larsen, Sandra Stroebel, Bizu Wubie, Andrew Burck, and Lori Ellison.

 

MEMBERS ABSENT: Liz Murray, Ralph Oberste-Vorth, Robin O’Keefe, Kelly Harlow, John Biros, Daniel Holbrook, Elaine Hardman, Rudy Wang, Rita Gandhy, Doug Miles, Terrence Patterson, John Jasko, and Vincent Sollars.

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN: Clayton Brooks present.

 

GUESTS: Frances Hensley, Gayle Ormiston, Michael Prewitt, Chuck Hossler, Bill Rosenberger, Chong Kim, Rudy Pauley, Jamil Chaudri, Michael McGuffey, Girmay Berhie, Maiyon Park, Philippe Georgel, Robert Bookwalter, Chuck Somerville, Donna Spindel, Jan Fox, Monica Brooks, Mary Todd, Don Van Horn, Stephen Kopp, Matt Turner, and Corley Dennison.

 

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 October 28, 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.    Announced the November meeting schedules: ACF – scheduled to meet November 19, 2010 in Charleston, WV; HEPC – the next meeting is scheduled for December 3, 2010; and the MUBOG – the next meeting is scheduled for December 9, 2010.

C.    The next meeting of the Executive Committee is scheduled for Monday, November 29, 2010 beginning at 12:00 p.m. in the John Spotts Room of the Memorial Student Center.

D.    The next meeting of the Faculty Senate is scheduled for Thursday, December 9, 2010 beginning at 4:00 p.m. in Room BE5 of the Memorial Student Center.

E.     Solicited a Liaison for the University Functions Committee. MARTY LAUBACH VOLUNTEERED.

F.     Announced that the University has teamed with the Marine Corps for the Toys for Tots drive to run through December 9, 2010. All toys need to be new, unwrapped, and not over $30 in value. Donation barrels have been placed in numerous locations around campus. Contact Kelly Sweetman, Director of Military & Veterans Affairs for more information.

G.    Informed the Faculty Senate that in December 2010 the ENOD: Pay Stub feature in myMU will no longer be available. To access their pay stud, faculty will need to register at the website of the WV State Auditor’s Office, https://www.wvsao.gov/vista/login.asp. Click the “State Employees” link and then click the “Enroll Today” link to create a VISTA Sign-in. The University Communications office is planning on distributing a campus-wide notice about this change.

H.    Introduced Dr. Jan Fox, Senior Vice President for Information Technology/CIO who distributed a handout, “Illegal Downloading & Digital Millennial Copyright Act (DMCA) (on file in the Faculty Senate office) and requested that Senators discuss this information with their constituents. The Information Technology office is planning on distributing the handout campus-wide.

I.       Discussed with the Faculty Senate President Kopp’s email and Patrick Murphy’s response to Dr. Kopp’s email. The messages pertain to the resolution, SR-10-11-11 SCWC, which is about the Recreation Center fee.

J.      Discussed with the Faculty Senate item 4c, on the recommendation, SR-10-11-02 LAC, “standardizing HEPC academic program approvals across the system”. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO EXCULDE ITEM 4C FROM THE ENDORSEMENT OF THE ACF “ACHIEVING THE FUTURE” DOCUMENT.

K.    Introduced Dr. Clayton Brooks as the Parliamentarian for this meeting and requested that he briefly discuss the procedure for Executive Session.

L.     Wished everyone a relaxing fall break and a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

 

MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO AMEND THE AGENDA TO MOVE THE CONFIDENTIAL RECOMMENDATION, SR-10-11-07 UFC, TO THE END OF THE AGENDA

3.     COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

SR-10-11-05R BAPC: Recommends the following changes to the 2010-11 Marshall University Undergraduate Catalog, pages 75 and 76 in the sections titled, “VI. Academic Appeals Board”, “VII. Hearing Panel” and “VIII. Hearing Procedures”. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-10-11-08 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS in the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS and the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-10-11-09 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE CHANGES in the following colleges and/or school: COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES, COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS, COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS, COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, and the LEWIS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS and the COUSE DELETION in the COLLEGE OF SCIENCE. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-10-11-10 CC: Recommends approval of the listed REQUEST FOR UNDERGRADUATE ADDITION, DELETION, OR CHANGE OF A – MAJOR OR PROGRAM, MINOR, and AREA OF EMPHASIS in the following colleges and/or school: COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES and the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS. 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 or University Functions Committees.

 

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

 

·       In an effort to bring the Campus Conversations to the departmental level he has recently met with the History Department and he invites departments to contact him to schedule a meeting.

·       The refinancing of the 2001A bonds has been finalized and will realize a $1.7 million return from the proceeds through the next two years. In order to refinance the bonds the university had to receive bond rating reviews from two institutions.  Moody’s gave an A1 stable rating and Fitch gave an A+ rating; both ratings are very good, especially during these economic times.

·       His office is assessing the post Governor Manchin political landscape and the shifts in positions happening now. They are waiting to see if a special election for governor is going to occur. Due to the recent census there will be a redistricting of political districts this legislative session.

·       He recently met with the Physical Facilities & Planning Committee to discuss their concerns. As a result, a member of the committee will be included on any university facilities planning committee meeting to discuss construction of new buildings.

·       He stated that an RFP to contract with an international student recruiting firm will be released in the near future. It is hoped that an increased enrollment of international students will offset the forecasted decline of in-state student enrollment.

·       The governor’s recommended FY 2011 budget is available at www.budget.wv.gov. It is projected that fiscal years 2012 – 2015 will experience increasing deficits and it is not known how these will impact funding for higher education.

·       The Winter Commencement ceremony is scheduled for December 5, 2010.

·       A family holiday party will be scheduled in December and he hopes that all will attend.

·       He wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

6.     REPORT OF THE PROVOST: Dr. Gayle Ormiston

·       The University’s compact update has been sent to the HEPC where it has been studied by the review committee whose response is to recommend approval. The committee made favorable comments on the areas of technology utilization in courses and administration, the assessment plan, career services, new student advising, study abroad, STEM disciplines, and has stated that the student success plan be used as a model for the state.

·       November 20, 2010 was Green/White Day and there was a packed house of potential students.

·       The General Education Council held a retreat last weekend with discussion items including a broader assessment of requirements and the e-portfolio system. The 2010-11 academic year is being used as a trial for the e-portfolio system, with assessment being scheduled for 2011 and the timeline to refine the system set for 2012. An assessment of the Gen Ed program will be needed as re-accreditation review will occur in the near future. The next retreat is scheduled for the first week of February.

7.     ACF REPORT: Dr. Chuck Bailey

 

 

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


A. Professor Genevieve Meyers (World AIDS Day, December 1, 2010)

9.     AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:


There were none.

 

MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION PER WEST VIRGINIA STATE CODE 6-9A-4

 

MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION

 

CONFIDENTIAL SR-10-11-07 UFC: Recommends that the following nominees be considered for commencement speaker and be added to the perpetual list. The committee recognizes that, if more appropriate, the university president has the option to choose another candidate. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 5:05 P.M.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Dr. Sandra Prunty, Recording Secretary

Faculty Senate