THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING
HELD ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013, AT 4:00 P.M. IN
ROOM BE5 OF THE MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER
MEMBERS PRESENT: Eldon Larsen (Chair), Rex McClure, Shane Tomblin, Nancy Lankton, Ben Miller, Fredrick Bartolovic, Mike Murphy, Burnis Morris (Assistant Chair), Sandra Prunty, Muhammad Amjad, Gary McIlvain, Susan Welch, John Biros, Jamil Chaudri, Scott Simonton, Cam Brammer (Recording Secretary), Barbara Tarter, Paige Muellerleile, Susan Gilpin, Kevin Law, Pamela Mulder, Anthony Viola, Kristi Fondren, Aley El-Shazly, Derrick Kolling, Wendy Trzyna, Carl Mummert, Alfred Akinsete, John Sammons, Bin Wang, Sandra Stroebel, Isaac Larison, Harold Blanco, Tina Cartwright, Zach Tankersley, Piyali Dasgupta, Jung Han Kim, Mary Payne, Emine Koc, Jim Denvir, Stephanie Anderson, Eric Blough, Thom Walker, Tracy Christofero (Graduate Council), and Beth Campbell (ACF).
MEMBERS ABSENT: Daesung Ha, Uday Tate, Mark Zanter, Yi-Po Chiu, Eric Migernier, Marianna Linz, Suzanne Strait, Bizunesh Wubie, Lori Ellison, Tom Hisiro, Charles Clements, Fadi Alkhankan, John Wilkinson, Travis Salisbury, and Kelli Johnson.
PARLIAMENTARIAN: Cheryl Brown
GUESTS: Danny Ray, Michael Pruitt, Alison Wickline, Lacie Pierson (Herald-Dispatch), Stephen Kopp, Gayle Ormiston, R.B. Bookwalter, Michael McGuffey, Mary Beth Reynolds, Corley Dennison, Marty Amerikaner, Wael Zatar, and Monica Brooks.
Declaring that there was a quorum, Faculty Senate Chair, Dr. Eldon Larsen called the meeting to order at approximately 4:00 p.m.
Minutes of the September 26, 2013 meeting were approved as written.
- ANNOUNCEMENTS: Dr. Eldon Larsen
- The Executive Committee will convene again on Monday, November 11 at noon in MSC 2W37.
- The Faculty Senate will convene again on Thursday, November 22 at 4:00 PM in MSC BE5.
- The next BOG meeting will be held on October 30, 2013.
- The next ACF meeting will be held on December 6, 2013.
- COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:
- SR-13-14-44 UFC Recommends the Speech and Debate teams have access to early registration WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.
- SR-13-14-47 CC Recommends adding MC designation to PSY 426 WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.
- SR-13-14-48 LAC Resolves that Marshall University and President Kopp along with area stakeholders hold forums on the Huntington, South Charleston, and Pt. Pleasant campuses to ask their legislative representatives to address the proposed budget cuts to higher education WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.
- REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT: Dr. Stephen Kopp
- Dr. Kopp thanked the Faculty Senate Senators for adopting SR-13-14-48 LAC. The president’s office has already been preparing for this meeting at the Mid-Ohio Valley Center in Point Pleasant, the Huntington campus, and the South Charleston campus.
- The dates for the forums will be as follows:
Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 6:00pm, Drinko Library Atrium
Thursday, November 7, 2013, 6:00pm, Room 319, 100 Angus Peyton Drive
Monday, November 4, 2013, 6:00pm, Mid-Ohio Valley Center, 1 John Marshall Way, Pt. Pleasant
- The Governor requested two budgets from every state agency, a flat budget and other one with 7.5% cuts. Unless we can convince the Governor not to cut MU’s budget, we are going to face this dilemma. This, in 2015 it will be about a $70 million budget cut. This will take a unified effort across all institutions, working together, one voice, making our case both before the Legislative session begins and during the Legislative session.
- On October 11th, with about 50 participants, there was a day long kick-off meeting to come up with an action plan. Please visit the website to keep informed as to what is happening. The website is www.marshall.edu/2020/. “This site has been created in an effort to further the goal of sharing and articulating that vision with our campus community”. He intends to communicate face to face on what is happening. He wants everyone to provide feedback and suggestions. The goal is to have this ready by early Spring 2014.
- Dr. Barbara Tarter asked the President what role the students and their parents will play. Dr. Kopp stated he spoke with SGA and explained to them unless they can obtain at least 10,000 signatures on their petition, it may not be as effective that we need it to be.
- Dr. Pamela Mulder asked about the freeze committee. She said they aren’t getting the paperwork through. Dr. Kopp said he would get the dates of the meetings for this committee out to everyone.
- REPORT OF THE PROVOST: Dr. Gayle Ormiston
- The BOG will meet on October 30. Academic Affairs will have presentations for approval: 1) Compact report for 2013; 2) Targets for new performance indicators that have been established by the HEPC in consultation with Institutional Research; 3) Presentations by Chris Adkins and Tammy Reynolds, advisors in CAM and University College on Degree Works and on the Education Advisory Board Student Success Collaborate tool; 4) the approval of the D, F mid-term grade
- One of the action items that came from the retreat is review of academic portfolio. He is starting to work with the College Deans, and speak with the chairs and the faculty about what actually constitutes an academic portfolio, what the review will actually will be.
- November 20-23, Drs. Kopp, Ormiston, Smith and Reynolds will be at the HLC Meeting in Chicago, IL as a follow up on INTO.
- Fall Marshall’s Magazine has a nice article on the History Department. He encourages everyone to read it.
- BOARD OF GOVERNOR’S REPORT: Dr. Marty Amerikaner
- The BOG has not met since our last Faculty Senate meeting. They meet again on October 30.
- Dr. Amerikaner thinks it’s very important that faculty who find critically important issues, please let him know and he will bring it to the Board.
- The Board seems to be interested in meeting with faculty to hear what their concerns are.
- Dr. Larsen has met with Dr. Touma to discuss greater interaction with the Board. The suggestion that he was receptive to was at each Board meeting a college can make a presentation to them.
- The Salary Committee had a nice kick-off meeting. They will be formulating next steps.
- ACF REPORT: Dr. Beth Campbell
- The Advisory Council of Faculty met on October 17, 2013 at Bridgemont Community and Technical College.
- The Great Teacher’s Seminar will take place in June 2014. Consult the website or contact Dr. Beth Campbell for more information.
- The Community and Technical College Council received a $25 million Department of Labor Grant. The primary focus is on hiring Community and Technical College teachers.
- A brief discussion about Senate Bill 330. The ACF remains quite focused on this bill. The full panel discussion is available on their website.
- REPORTS FROM STANDING COMMITTEE’S:
- The committee liaisons gave brief reports from their respective committees.
- REQUESTS TO SPEAK TO THE SENATE: (5 minutes per person)
- AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:
THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:47 P.M.
Dr. Camilla Brammer, Recording Secretary