THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING

HELD ON THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012, AT 4:00 P.M.

IN ROOM BE5 OF THE MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER

 

MEMBERS PRESENT: Rex McClure, Jackie Agesa, Fred Mader, Nancy Lankton, Shane Tomblin, Jonathan Cox, Mark Zanter, Susan Jackson, Larry Stickler (Assistant Chair), Brian Morgan, Karen Mitchell, Carl Mummert, Derrick Kolling, Wendy Trzyna, Burnis Morris, Sandra Prunty (Recording Secretary), Muhammad Amjad, Gary McIlvain, Allan Stern, John Biros, Karen McNealy, Tracy Christofero, Janet Dozier, Mindy Backus, James Sottile, Camilla Brammer (Chair), Marty Laubach, Donna Sullivan, Barbara Tarter, Susan Gilpin, Marybeth Beller, Daniel Holbrook, Jose Morillo, Kelli Johnson, Charles Clements, Nalini Santanam, Piyali Dasgupta, John Wilkinson, Zach Tankersley, Maria Serrat, Jung Han Kim, Emine Koc, Scott Simonton, Sandra Stroebel, Bizunesh Wubie, Andrew Burck, and Lori Ellison.

 

MEMBERS ABSENT: David Mallory, Aley El-Shazly, Susan Frank, Tricia Leonard, Pat Conlon, Andrea Farenga, Keith Beard, Terence Patterson, Raj Khanna, Vincent Sollars, and Travis Salisbury.

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN: Cheryl Brown present.

 

GUESTS: Mike Dunn, Rudy Pauley, Gayle Ormiston, Mike Prewitt, Marty Amerikaner, Jan Fox, Chong Kim, Frances Hensley, Sissy Isaacs, Denise Landry, Donna Spindel, Mary Todd, Stephen Kopp, Matt Turner, Bill Rosenberger, Wael Zatar, and Michael McGuffey.

 

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 23, 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; 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, all should remember to sign in.

B.    Announced that Professor Pat Conlon, CITE senator and member of the Physical Facilities & Planning Committee, has been appointed as a faculty representative to the building committee for the biotechnology/engineering facility.

C.    Announced that Spring Break is scheduled for the week of March 19 – 24, 2012.

D.    Announced that March 30, 2012 is the deadline for submitting Summer Research Award applications. Further information may be obtained from links provided on the Faculty Senate homepage.

E.     Announced the meeting schedules: ACF – next meeting scheduled for April 12, 2012; HEPC – next meeting is scheduled for May 4, 2012; and the MUBOG – next meeting is scheduled for April 17, 2012.

F.     Announced that the next meeting of the Executive Committee is scheduled for Monday, April 2, 2012 to begin at 12:00 p.m. in the John Spotts Room of the Memorial Student Center.

G.    Announced that April 2, 2012 is the deadline for submitting Quinlan, INCO, and Research Committee Funding applications. Further information may be obtained from links provided on the Faculty Senate  homepage.  

H.    Announced that Assessment Day is scheduled for Wednesday, April 4, 2012. Day classes will be cancelled, but classes beginning at 4:00 p.m. and later will meet. Encourage your students to participate in the assessment activities.

I.       Announced that the next meeting of the Faculty Senate is scheduled for Thursday, April 26, 2012 beginning at 4:00 p.m. in Room BE5 of the Memorial Student Center.

J.      Announced that the spring general faculty meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 25, 2012 to begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Playhouse of the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. At this meeting retiring faculty will be honored, award winning faculty will be recognized, and Dr. Kopp will provide a brief update on the state of the university.

K.    Announced that the university president has approved the following recommendations: SR-11-12-(13) 51 APC. SR-11-12-(14) 52 APC, SR-11-12-(15) 53 APC, SR-11-12-(17) 55 CC, SR-11-12-(18) 56 CC, and SR-11-12-(19) 57 CC.

L.     Announced that the university president has read the following recommendation: SR-11-12-(16) 54 EC.

M.   Announced a reminder that 2012 is an election year for the Faculty Senate with all seats available. Election notifications have been sent to each dean with a request that election results be submitted by April 2, 2012; and thus far, election results have been received from SOJMC, COFA and COB. She suggested that senators contact their dean if interested in serving again.

N.   Announced that there will be a Faculty Senate meeting beginning at 2:00 p.m. on April 26, 2012 for the newly elected and re-elected senators. At this meeting the new senate will elect: Officers – chair, assistant chair, recording secretary; members to the Executive Committee; and liaisons to the standing committees.

 

3.     OLD BUSINESS:

SR-11-12-(02) 40R PTRAHC: Recommends approval of the Marshall University Board of Governors Policy No. AA-22, Annual Evaluation of Faculty. MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED AS AMENDED.

4.     COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

SR-11-12-(20) 58 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS in the following colleges and/or school: COLLEGE OF BUSINESS, COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS, and the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS and the COURSE CHANGES in the COLLEGE OF BUSINESS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

SR-11-12-(21) 59 CC: Recommends approval of the listed REQUEST FOR UNDERGRATUATE ADDITION, DELETION, OR CHANGE OF A -- MAJOR OR PROGRAM in the SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATIONS; -- MINOR in the COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS; -- AREA OF EMPHASIS in the COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS; and -- CERTIFICATE PROGRAM in the COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS and the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

5.     STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Each liaison reported to-date on their respective committee, however, there were no reports for the Athletic Committee, or Faculty Personnel Committee.

 

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

·       He provided an update on the ongoing capital projects stating that construction has begun on the parking facility; planning for the biotechnology/engineering facility is progressing as scheduled; an A&E firm has been approved by the Board of Governors for the art building project; and there will be an open meeting on March 19, 2012 for discussion about the Field House building.

·       He will be attending another workshop pertaining to Pathways later this month and he expressed appreciation to the many departments that have posted courses.

·       In the next few weeks there should be an announcement about the dean’s search for the School of Medicine and the CITE dean’s search is continuing.

·       Development with INTO for international student recruitment is progressing with a goal of signing an agreement in 2013.

·       Pertaining to the Conference USA reorganization, efforts are to create a new conference that will include CUSA and the Mountwest Conference. Such a reorganization will provide more media rights options.

·       The majority of space utilized by MCTC should be vacated by July 1, 2012 but some areas will continue to be used for a while.

·       The Social Work program recently had a positive accreditation site visit and the School of Pharmacy recently conducted a mock site visit in preparation for the formal site visit scheduled for May 2012.

·       He provided his report per SR-07-08-(29) 60 FECRAHC (on file in the Faculty Senate office).

7.     REPORT OF THE PROVOST: Dr. Gayle Ormiston

No report.

8.     REPORT ON THE HEPC HIGHER EDUCATION REPORT CARD: Dr. Marty Amerikaner

He stated that Dr. Kopp’s presentation had provided much of the same information as he had planned on reviewing. He had previously sent the link for the report card to senators and requested they review it.

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


A.  Karen Mitchell – Minds of Marshall online calendar of events

B.  Mary Beth Beller – Legislative Affairs Committee’s Meet the Candidates event

C.  Kelli Johnson – The Special Collections Benefit scheduled for April 18, 2012

10.  AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:


There were none.

THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:55 P.M.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Dr. Sandra Prunty, Recording Secretary

Faculty Senate