THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING
HELD ON THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014 AT 4:00 P.M. IN
BE5 of the MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER

MEMBERS PRESENT: Eldon Larsen (Chair), Rex McClure, Shane Tomblin, Nancy Lankton, Daesung Ha, Uday Tate,  Mark Zanter, Larry Stickler, Fredrick Bartolovic, Burnis Morris (Assistant Chair), Sandra Prunty, Mark Timmons, Yi-Po Chiu, Susan Welch, John Biros, Jamil Chaudri, Cam Brammer (Recording Secretary), Barbara Tarter, Robin Conley, Susan Gilpin, Kevin Law, Marianna Linz, Pamela Mulder, Anthony Viola, Kristi Fondren, Aley El-Shazly, Derrick Kolling, Wendy Trzyna, Carl Mummert, Alfred Akinsete, Bin Wang, Sandra Stroebel, Bizunesh Wubie, Isaac Larison, Tom Hisiro, Tina Cartwright, Charles Clements, Jung Han Kim, Fadi Alkhankan, Emine Koc, John Wilkinson, Jim Denvir, Stephanie Anderson, Eric Blough, and Thom Walker.

MEMBERS ABSENT:  Mike Murphy, Muhammad Amjad, Scott Simonton, Eric Migernier, Suzanne Strait, Mindy Armstead, Lori Ellison, Harold Blanco, Zach Tankersley, Piyali Dasgupta, Mary Payne, Travis Salisbury, Kelli Johnson.

EX-OFFICIO, VOTING MEMBERS PRESENT: Tracy Christofero (Graduate Council)

EX-OFFICIO, VOTING MEMBERS ABSENT: Beth Campbell (ACF)

PARLIAMENTARIAN:  Cheryl Brown

GUESTS:  Stephen Kopp, Michael McGuffey, R.B. Bookwalter, Corley Dennison, Mary Beth Reynolds, Miriah Young, Jan Fox, Haiyang Chen, Gayle Ormiston, Lacie Pierson (HD), Mary Ellen Heuton, Carol Hurula, Monika Sawhney, Wael Zatar, and Michael Prewitt.

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 March 27, 2014 meetings were approved as written.

There was a motion to suspend the agenda in order to review an additional recommendation. That WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

There was a motion to move back to the regular agenda, WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

To follow up on SR-13-14-89 LAC, if at all possible, it may be a good idea to have Dr. Beth Campbell, ACF representative, who also attends the HEPC meetings bring the issue before to the Higher Education Policy Commission concerning the ‘hasty implementation’ of elements of SB409. He encourages folks to be proactive on this.

Dr. Kopp made a request of the Legislative Affairs Committee. This upcoming year is an election year.  Everyone in the House of Delegates is running for election or reelection. He thinks we need to be prepared, as close to the beginning of the new academic for how we are going to showcase what we do and contribute to the state and how important stable public funding for public higher education is.  The forums last fall were very effective.  We have an opportunity this upcoming year to make our case for the upcoming legislative session.

Tom Hisiro stated that 158 student athletes were recognized by the commissioners on the Conference USA Honor Roll for achieving a 3.0 GPA or better. He thanked the faculty.

THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:36 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted,
Dr. Camilla Brammer, Recording Secretary
Faculty Senate