THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING

HELD ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012, AT 4:00 P.M.

IN ROOM BE5 OF THE MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER

 

MEMBERS PRESENT: Jackie Agesa, Fred Mader, Nancy Lankton, Shane Tomblin, Jonathan Cox, Mark Zanter, Larry Stickler (Assistant Chair), Brian Morgan, Karen Mitchell, David Mallory, Carl Mummert, Aley El-Shazly, Wendy Trzyna, Burnis Morris, Sandra Prunty (Recording Secretary), Susan Frank, Tricia Leonard, Gary McIlvain, Pat Conlon, Allan Stern, John Biros, Karen McNealy, Tracy Christofero, Janet Dozier, Mindy Backus, James Sottile, Andrea Farenga, Keith Beard, Camilla Brammer (Chair), Marty Laubach, Susan Gilpin, Marybeth Beller, Daniel Holbrook, Jose Morillo, Kelli Johnson, Charles Clements, Nalini Santanam, Terence Patterson, Piyali Dasgupta, Zach Tankersley, Maria Serrat, Travis Salisbury, Scott Simonton, Bizunesh Wubie, Andrew Burck, and Lori Ellison.

 

MEMBERS ABSENT: Rex McClure, Susan Jackson, Derrick Kolling, Muhammad Amjad, Donna Sullivan, Barbara Tarter, Raj Khanna, John Wilkinson, Vincent Sollars, Jung Han Kim, Emine Koc, and Sandra Stroebel.

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN: Cheryl Brown present.

 

GUESTS: Bill Rosenberger, Frances Hensley, Nathan Nau, Mary Beth Reynolds, Chong Kim, Harlan Smith, Bill Nunn, Chuck Somerville, Dallas Brozik, Sarah Stiles, Michael Castellani, Nicola Orsini, Mary Todd, Monica Brooks, Marty Amerikaner, Michael McGuffey, Ashley Lyons, Aja Smith, Doris Brozik, Steve Mewaldt, Wael Zatar, Jan Fox, Robert Bookwalter, Charles Hossler, Gayle Ormiston, and Mike Prewitt.

 

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 26, 2012 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 and all should remember to sign in.

B.    Announced that the Faculty Senate office has received notification from Dean Kim that the College of Business has removed “Elizabeth McDowell Lewis” from its name.

C.    Announced the February meeting schedules: ACF – met February 17, 2012 in Charleston, WV; HEPC – met February 17, 2012 in Charleston, WV; and the MUBOG – met earlier today.

D.    Informed those present that an orientation session for members of the MU Board of Governors was held Monday, February 13, 2012 and that she had presented information pertaining to the Faculty Senate.

E.     Announced that the next meeting of the Executive Committee is scheduled for Monday, March 5, 2012 to begin 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, March 15, 2012 beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the Room BE5 of the Memorial Student Center. Both meetings are earlier in the month due to the scheduled spring break in March.

G.    Announced that MU Day at the Capitol is scheduled for Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 8:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. 

H.    Informed those present that all members of the Executive Committee have received a copy of The Art of Changing the Brain and have agreed to read this text so they may participate in this semester’s Campus Conversations. All sessions begin at 3:15 p.m. and are scheduled for the following Tuesday’s -- February 28th in room 402 of Drinko Library; March 6th in room 349 of Drinko Library, and March 13th in room 402 of Drinko Library.

I.       Announced that the university president has approved the following recommendation: SR-11-12-(12) 50 LAC.

J.      Reminded everyone that 2012 is an election year for the Faculty Senate with all seats available. Please speak with your fellow senators and constituents about serving on the Faculty Senate. Election notifications have been sent to each dean requesting they hold elections and return results by April 2, 2012 in order to hold a special senate meeting April 26, 2012 for the purpose of electing new officers.

K.    Announced a reminder to those senators whose office is not on the Huntington campus and have been supplied with a temporary parking permit to please use this permit only for its intended purpose, that of attending Faculty Senate or standing committee meetings. If you have questions about the use of your permit, speak with Bernice Bullock in the Faculty Senate office.

L.     Informed those present that it has recently been decided there will be two graduation ceremonies in May 2012; one beginning at 9:00 a.m. for undergraduate students and another beginning at 2:00 p.m. for graduate students. More information will be announced in the near future.

 

3.     COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

SR-11-12-(13) 51 APC
: Recommends that the BS in Mathematics be continued at its current level of activity. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-11-12-(14) 52 APC: Recommends that the following programs be discontinued – BA in Adult and Technical Education, BA in Counseling, BA in Family and Consumer Sciences. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-11-12-(15) 53 APC: Recommends that the following programs be continued and approved for resource development – BS in Chemistry, BA/BS in Geology, BS in Physics, BA in Psychology. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-11-12-(16) 54 EC: Resolves that by a vote of the Faculty Senate that Bylaw #14 of ARTICLE IX within The Constitution of the Marshall University Faculty be amended to add the School of Pharmacy (SOP). WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-11-12-(17) 55 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS in the following colleges and/or school: COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, COLLEGE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING, COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, and the COURSE DELETION in the COLLEGE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-11-12- (18) 56 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE CHANGES in the following colleges and/or school: COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS, COLLEGE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, and COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-11-12-(19) 57 CC: Recommends approval of the listed REQUEST FOR UNDERGRADUATE ADDITION, DELETION, OR CHANGE OF A – MAJOR OR PROGRAM in the LEWIS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS; -- MINOR in the LEWIS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS; -- AREA OF EMPHASIS in the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

4.     STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Each liaison reported to-date on their respective committee, however there was no report for the Library Committee.

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


Absent, no report.

6.     REPORT OF THE PROVOST: Dr. Gayle Ormiston

 

7.     BOARD OF GOVERNOR’S REPORT: Dr. Marty Amerikaner

 

8.     ACF REPORT: Dr. Karen McNealy

 

 

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

 

A.    Senator Alan Stern would like to receive information from the university payroll office on how the City of Huntington’s User Fee is computed for nine-month faculty.

10.  AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:


There were none.

THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:42 P.M.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Dr. Sandra Prunty, Recording Secretary

Faculty Senate