THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING

HELD ON THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012, AT 4:00 P.M.

IN THE ROOM BE5 OF THE MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER

 

MEMBERS PRESENT: Rex McClure, Jackie Agesa, Fred Mader, Nancy Lankton, Shane Tomblin, Mark Zanter, Susan Jackson, Larry Stickler (Assistant Chair), Karen Mitchell, Carl Mummert, Aley El-Shazly, Derrick Kolling, Wendy Trzyna, Howard Richards, Burnis Morris, Sandra Prunty (Recording Secretary), Susan Frank, Tricia Leonard, Gary McIlvain, Allan Stern, John Biros, Karen McNealy, Tracy Christofero, Janet Dozier, Mindy Backus, James Sottile, Andrea Farenga, Keith Beard, Camilla Brammer (Chair), Marty Laubach, Donna Sullivan, Barbara Tarter, Susan Gilpin, Marybeth Beller, Daniel Holbrook, Kelli Johnson, Charles Clements, Terence Patterson, John Wilkinson, Zach Tankersley, Maria Serrat, Ken Guyer, Jung Han Kim, Scott Simonton, Sandra Stroebel, Bizunesh Wubie, Andrew Burck, and Lori Ellison.

 

MEMBERS ABSENT: Jonathan Cox, Brian Morgan, David Mallory, Muhammad Amjad, Pat Conlon, Jose Morillo, Kathleen Bledsoe, Nalini Santanam, Piyali Dasgupta, Emine Koc, and Travis Salisbury.

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN: Cheryl Brown present.

 

GUESTS: David Pittenger, Mary Beth Reynolds, Denise Landry, Frances Hensley, Mary Todd, Donna Spindel, Stephen Kopp, Michael McGuffey, Mike Prewitt, Corley Dennison, Marty Amerikaner, Philippe Georgel, Monica Brooks, Glen Anderson, Wael Zatar, and Steve Hensley.

 

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 March 15, 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. All should remember to sign in.

B.    Introduced Howard Richards, Biological Sciences, COS, who is substituting the reminder of the semester for Robin O’Keefe and introduced Ken Guyer, Biochemistry, SOM, who is replacing Vincent Sollars.

C.    Announced the April meeting schedules: ACF – will meet in July for a retreat; HEPC – next meeting is scheduled for May 4, 2012; and the MUBOG – next meeting scheduled for June 18, 2012.

D.    Announced that the newly elected and re-elected senators composing of the 2012-14 Faculty Senate met at 2:00 p.m. for the purpose of electing officers. Dr. Eldon Larsen was elected chair, Dr. Larry Stickler was elected assistant chair, and Dr. Camilla Brammer was elected as the recording secretary.

E.     Announced that the university president has approved the following recommendations: SR-10-11-37 APC, SR-11-12-(20) 58 CC, and SR-11-12-(21) 59 CC.

F.     Announced that Dr. Corley Dennison has been chosen as the associate vice president for Academic Affairs/dean of undergraduate studies, effective July 2012.

G.    Announced that Dr. Joseph Shapiro has been chosen as the dean of the School of Medicine, effective July 2012. 

H.    Announced that Dr. Wael Zatar has been chosen as the dean for the College of Information Technology & Engineering, effective May 2012.

I.      Requested that by a show of hands, faculty indicate when they would want to attend the president’s picnic for faculty: Saturday, May 5, 2012 in the evening after the commencement ceremonies or Sunday, May 6, 2012 in the afternoon? MAJORITY VOTED FOR SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012.

 

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

·       He reported that a document, which was prepared by PEIA and shared at the BOG meeting, pertaining to the OPEB impact on the university’s audit indicates a $12 million liability this year and that due to recent legislation will be $1.2 million liability on next year’s audit.

·       He reported that during the last two days university personnel have met with INTO personnel for partnership development, creating 11 workgroups to discuss the internationalization of campus. In September the university will host 60-80 world recruiters to familiarize them with campus. It is anticipated that up to 400 international undergraduate students will be recruited each year through this partnership.

·       Figures for the fall enrollment will be compiled after May when admittance deposits are scheduled to be refunded. It is anticipated the enrollment to be 2100.

·       The inaugural class for the Physical Therapy program is 27 and 87 for the School of Pharmacy.

·       Construction continues on the parking garage which is scheduled for completion in August and is the beginning of new facilities construction for the university.

·       He provided an update on legislation – SB211, the car texting ban and SB597, CO2 detectors are now required in all buildings and the university is in the process of complying.

·       He reminded everyone that the Empty Bowls event is scheduled for Friday afternoon, the Honors Convocation is scheduled for Friday evening, and Alumni Weekend is scheduled for this weekend.

4.     REPORT OF THE PROVOST: Dr. Gayle Ormiston

·       He reported that the university has received notification from the Veteran’s Administration that we will soon have to track attendance of veteran students who are receiving benefits for education.

·       He provided updates on changes in personnel: Dr. Wael Zatar named as dean of CITE; Dr. Joseph Shapiro, dean of SOM; that effective upon Dean Kim’s retirement, Dr. Deanna Mader, interim dean, COB with Drs. Margie McInerney and Jackie Agesa as interim associate deans; Janet Dooley, interim dean of SOJMC; Dan Hollis, interim associate dean, SOJMC; and effective upon Dr. Frances Hensley’s retirement that Dr. Corley Dennison will be the associate vice president Academic Affairs.

·       The Lumina project is in the second phase of act two with workshops being held now and in the future. There is a need to align learning outcomes, to develop rubrics for learning outcomes, and to identify areas of learning not included in current learning outcomes.

·       He expressed congratulations to the faculty award recipients.

5.     COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

SR-11-12-(22) 60 BAPC: Recommends that the MU Board of Governors Policy No. AA-14 Course Syllabus be revised. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED AS AMENDED.

SR-11-12-(23) 61 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS in the COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS and the COURSE CHANGES in the COLLEGE OF EDUCATION and COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-11-12-(24) 62 CC: Recommends approval of the listed REQUEST FOR UNDERGRADUATE ADDITION, DELETION, OR CHANGE OF A -- MAJOR OR PROGRAM in the COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESIONS; -- MINOR  in the COLLEGE OF BUSINESS; and -- AREA OF EMPHASIS in the COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

6.     STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Each liaison reported to-date on their respective committee; there was no report for the Student Conduct & Welfare Committee as the liaison had to leave.

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

He stated that Dr. Kopp had remarked on most of the Board’s business but he would provide additional information – Dr. Jan Fox provided an update to the Board about the university’s network security; there was approval for an increase in student tuition and that there were students present to voice their opposition; the Board approved to fully fund the 2001 salary schedule for staff, effective June 1, 2012; a program will be offered to students with low ACT scores this summer so they may take courses to improve; the Board approved to purchase property located along Fourth Avenue and Hal Greer Boulevard; and there was approval of a naming opportunity for Corbly Hall room 106.

8.     ACF REPORT: Dr. Karen McNealy

 

She stated that they met April 19, 2012 for discussion of a legislative wrap up as provided by Bruce Walker; OPEB update as provided by Josh Sword; that a review of the textbook policy is being conducted; they are planning a retreat for July; and that May 1, 2012 is the deadline for application for the Great Teachers Seminar. Documents pertaining to the legislative wrap up and OBEP are available for review in the Faculty Senate office.

 

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


A.  Dr. Karen Mitchell – MOM2012 is the link to the Minds of Marshall website.

B.  Dr. Alan Stern – He is still waiting for information pertaining to the Huntington User Fee and he would like information on how student activity fee monies are being applied to Title IX compliance.

 

10.  AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:


There were none.

THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 5:10 P.M.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Dr. Sandra Prunty, Recording Secretary

Faculty Senate