THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING
HELD ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2012, AT 4:00 P.M. IN
ROOM BE5 OF THE MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER
MEMBERS PRESENT: Eldon Larsen (Chair), Rex McClure, Shane Tomblin, Nancy Lankton, Daesung Ha, Uday Tate, James Sottile, Harold Blanco, Tina Cartwright, Mark Zanter, Larry Stickler (Assistant Chair), Fredrick Bartolovic, Sandra Prunty, Muhammad Amjad, Gary McIlvain, Susan Welch, John Biros, Jamil Chaudri, Scott Simonton, Cam Brammer (Recording Secretary), Kevin Law, Marianna Linz, Marcus Hadler, Kristi Fondren, Aley El-Shazly, Wendy Trzyna, Carl Mummert, Alfred Akinsete, Suzanne Strait, John Sammons, Sandra Stroebel, Bizunesh Wubie, Lori Ellison, Jerry Garrett, Burnis Morris, Zach Tankersley, Charles Clements, Piyali Dasgupta, Jung Han Kim, John Wilkinson, Jim Denvir, Travis Salisbury, John Krstenansky, Stephanie Anderson, Thom Walker, Karen McNealy (AFC) and Tracy Christofero (Graduate Council).MEMBERS ABSENT: Mike Murphy, Yi-Po Chiu, Barbara Tarter, Paige Muellerleile, Susan Gilpin, Eric Migernier, Pamela Mulder, Derrick Kolling, Bin Wang, Tom Hisiro, Wesam Bolkhir, Fadi Alkhankan, Emine Koc, and Gretchen Beach.PARLIAMENTARIAN: Cheryl BrownGUESTS: Allan Stern, Rudy Pauley, Gayle Ormiston, Donna Spindel, Michael Prewitt, Paulus Wahjudi, Elizabeth Hanrahan, Wael Zatar, Marty Amerikaner, Janet Dooley, R.B. Bookwalter, Matt Turner, Michael McGuffey, Jan Fox, Monica Brooks, Deana Mader, and President Stephen Kopp.Declaring that there was a quorum, Faculty Senate Chair, Dr. Eldon Larsen called the meeting to order at approximately 4:00 p.m.
- APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Minutes of the November 15, 2012 meeting were approved as written.
- ANNOUNCEMENTS: Dr. Eldon Larsen
- January 31st is the next Faculty Senate Meeting.
- Chair Larsen announced the Standing Committees will begin to give there updates to the Senate beginning with the first six and rotating through the list. The information was sent from the Faculty Senate office via email to the Liaison and the committee chairs
- COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:
1) Additional parking spaces in the Commerce Avenue lot be designated for faculty/staff parking. Specifically, the Committee is asking that 11 rows continuous to the gated area to the east be designated as faculty/staff parking and that when construction is completed, the 5 additional rows freed up be also designated as faculty/staff to serve the new inhabitants of the Biotechnology and Engineering Building.
- SR-12-13-11 PHPC: Recommends approval of:
2) The Handicap parking spaces in the F lot and Engineering lot be reviewed for adequacy according to both ADA requirements and what had been previously available, increasing the number of spaces if necessary.
3) Access to the sidewalk of the north side of 3rd avenue is allowed to enable use of the crosswalk and light in that location and that the gated area on Commerce Ave be moved approximately 3 feet to allow access to the sidewalk in that location. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.
- SR-12-13-12 CC: Recommends approval of COURSE CHANGES in the following colleges and/or schools/program: COLLEGE OF IT AND ENGINEERING, COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS and COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.
- SR-12-13-13 CC: Recommends approval of the COURSE ADDITIONS in the following colleges and/or schools/program: COLLEGE OF IT AND ENGINEERING, COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS, and the COLLEGE OF SCIENCE. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.
- SR-12-13-14 CC: Recommends approval of the COURSE DELETION in the following colleges and/or schools/program: COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.
- REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT: Dr. Stephen Kopp
- Dr. Kopp encouraged the faculty to review the ten (10) year Master Plan. Series of portals to enter ideas from faculty, staff and students. The final presentation will be held for The Board of Governors in its October 2013 meeting. The Master Plan website is marshall.edu/mplan
- Capital Projects Timetable: Open bids for the Skyboxes on December 6, 2012; Visual Arts Construction and selection by the end of March.
- INTO University Partnerships visit went very well. The visitors were delightfully surprised and impressed as to how beautiful and large our campus actually is. Opportunity for faculty to travel around the world to recruit will come in time. Dr. Kopp thanked the faculty for all their support, participation and contributions with the successful visit.
- Medical School update was a good report so far. The formal site visit is in June 2013. The team stated to Dr. Kopp to “keep doing what our doing”.
- Close out the 15 million match trust fund. We have until Marsh 15 to actually receive the gift money. This will be a milestone. This should be closed out by the end of December 2012.
- Holiday party in the John Spotts Room at 5:30 P.M.
- REPORT OF THE PROVOST: Dr. Gayle Ormiston
- Friday December 7th was the Yield Reception with 107 students attending. The dates for the future Yield Receptions will be held January 18, February 15 and April 12.
- Degree Works Audit training with Pat Gebhart. Contact her for training.
- Higher Learning Public Agenda Research Group Focus groups early February 2013
- January 22-23 Advisory Board for the Degree Qualification Profile training on non-pilot programs.
- Winter Commencement will be held on Sunday with 1100 graduates graduating
- Academic Affairs Holiday Reception will be held at 5:30 this evening.
- BOARD OF GOVERNOR’S REPORT: Dr. Marty Amerikaner
- Dr. Amerikaner stated the recent BOG meeting was today, December 13.
- Retreat for the BOG, informative and valuable with speakers for financial issues effecting higher education and best practices for Boards.
- Committee for faculty salaries still going as he is the rep for the BOG for this committee.
- Marshall is about the 11th to 12th percentile on salaries on a comparison and he shared that with the Board.
- Action items: Approved: IT acceptable use policy; New Academic Year Calendar; Contractor for new sky box facilities. No university funds will not be paying for this construction, it will come from the Foundation accounts.
Posted minutes in the faculty senate office.Tuition increases should go toward faculty salaries.PEIA: no increase in the cost specialty dugs and no increase in out of pocket.
- ACF REPORT: Dr. Karen McNealy
- REQUESTS TO SPEAK TO THE SENATE: (5 minutes per person)
- Dr. El-Shazey had concerned on Student Evaluations. The concern lies with students completing faculty evaluations during final exams. He suggested perhaps next year the students will not have access to their grades until the evaluations are complete, after exams.
- Dr. Jamil Chaudri suggested ways in which Marshall might increase its visibility (prominence).
- AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:
THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:32 P.M.Respectfully Submitted,
Dr. Camilla Brammer, Recording Secretary
*Pending the approval of the University President.