THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING
HELD ON THURSDAY, MAY 3, 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, Mark Zanter, Brian Morgan, Karen Mitchell, David Mallory, Carl Mummert, Aley El-Shazly, Wendy Trzyna, Burnis Morris, Sandra Prunty (Recording Secretary), Muhammad Amjad, 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, Barbara Tarter, Susan Gilpin, Jose Morillo, Kelli Johnson, Nalini Santanam, Terence Patterson, Piyali Dasgupta, John Wilkinson, Zach Tankersley, Maria Serrat, Ken Guyer, Jung Han Kim, Emine Koc, Travis Salisbury, Andrew Burck, and Lori Ellison, Fadi Alkhankan.

MEMBERS ABSENT: Jonathan Cox, Susan Jackson, Larry Stickler (Assistant Chair), Derrick Kolling, Howard Richards, Pat Conlon, Donna Sullivan, Marybeth Beller, Daniel Holbrook, Kathleen Bledsoe, Charles Clements, Scott Simonton, Sandra Stroebel, and Bizunesh Wubie.

PARLIAMENTARIAN: Cheryl Brown present.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
GUESTS: Margie McInerney, Michael Householder, Dallas Brozik, Monica Brooks, Mike Prewitt, Bin Wang, Jerry Garrett, Bill Rosenberger, Chris Atkins, Bonnie Bailey, Chuck Somerville, Philippe Georgel, Robert Bookwalter, Frances Hensley, Marty Amerikaner, Mary Todd, Chong Kim, Wael Zatar, Corley Dennison, Michael McGuffey, 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 April 26, 2012 meeting were approved as written.

  1. ANNOUNCEMENTS: Dr. Camilla Brammer

 

  1. 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.
  2. Announced the May meeting schedules: ACF – will meet in July for a retreat; HEPC – scheduled to meet May 4, 2012; and the MUBOG – next meeting scheduled for June 18, 2012.
  3. Informed those present that a response has been received from the university finance office pertaining to Allan Stern’s request for information about the deductions for the City of Huntington’s User Fee. Mary Ellen Heuton replied that “every regular pay has a fixed amount deducted, currently $6.50 ($3/week x 52 weeks divided by 24 pays). The 9 month faculty end up having either 18 or 24 regular pays, so this does in fact create extra deductions for those paid over 12 months. This issue was discussed with the city in the past and we were told that we had to deduct the fee since the ‘paid over 12 months faculty’ were still Marshall employees during the summer even if their appointment was only for 9 months. I am going to ask one of my directors to revisit this issue to see what options we may have.”
  4. Expressed appreciation to everyone for their service and wished them a safe, fun-filled summer!


  1. COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

SR-11-12-(25) 63 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS in the COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS, COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS, and the COLLEGE OF SCIENCE; and the COURSE CHANGES in the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS, COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS, COLLEGE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING, COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, and UNIVERSITY COLLEGE. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-11-12-(26) 64 CC: Recommends approval of the listed REQUEST FOR UNDERGRADUATE ADDITION, DELETION, OR CHANGE OF A -- MAJOR OR PROGRAM in the COLLEGE OF BUSINESS, COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS, and the COLLEGE OF SCIENCE; -- MINOR in the COLLEGE OF SCIENCE; and --AREA OF EMPHASIS in the COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS, and the COLLEGE OF SCIENCE. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-11-12-(27) 65 CC: Recommends approval of the requested revisions to the following forms: Request for Undergraduate Course Addition, Request for Undergraduate Course Change, and the Request for Undergraduate Course Deletion. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-11-12-(28) 66 BAPC: Recommends that the current text of II. Definitions, item D of the Academic Rights and Responsibilities of Students on page 71 of the Undergraduate Catalog for 2011-2012, regarding the definition of “day” be modified. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-11-12-(29) 67 BAPC: Recommends that the current text pertaining to Sanctions on page 68 of the Undergraduate Catalog for 2011-2012 that is related to academic dishonesty be modified. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO SUSPEND THE AGENDA TO BRING TWO ITEMS FROM THE FLOOR

SR-11-12-XX PFPC: The Physical Facilities and Planning Committee recommends that when construction of the new Biotechnology and Engineering building begins, the remaining surface parking lot on the Third Avenue side of campus be designated for faculty/staff parking. WAS, MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-11-12-XX APC: Recommends that the College of Sciences’ Intent to Plan for the Bachelor of Science in Digital Forensics and Information Assurance be approved. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO RETURN TO THE REGULAR AGENDA.

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


Absent, no report.

  1. REPORT OF THE PROVOST: Dr. Gayle Ormiston

    Absent, no report.

 

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

    He stated that the BOG has not met since the last Faculty Senate meeting and he has no formal report but that he is on a mission to bring faculty issues before the Board and requested faculty to send their ideas to him. He knows that the following issues can be discussed – salaries and availability of funds for grant programs, i.e. INCO, Quinlan. He informed those present that he has communicated with departmental chairs requesting them to provide him with instances that illustrate the harm the current circumstances have caused; such as faculty leaving because they have taken another position in order to receive a higher salary and departments not having funds to pay stipends for graduate students.
  2. ACF REPORT: Dr. Karen McNealy


No report.

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


There were none.

  1. AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:


There were none.

THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:28 P.M.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Dr. Sandra Prunty, Recording Secretary
Faculty Senate