Marshall University Faculty Senate
THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING HELD ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013, AT 4:00 P.M. IN ROOM BE5 OF THE MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER
MEMBERS PRESENT: Rex McClure, Shane Tomblin, Nancy Lankton, Daesung Ha, James Sottile, Harold Blanco, Tina Cartwright, Mark Zanter, Larry Stickler (Assistant Chair), Fredrick Bartolovic, Mike Murphy, Sandra Prunty, Muhammad Amjad, Gary McIlvain, Yi-Po Chiu, Susan Welch, John Biros, Jamil Chaudri, Cam Brammer (Recording Secretary), Barbara Tarter, Paige Muellerleile, Susan Gilpin, Kevin Law, Eric Migernier, Marianna Linz, Pamela Mulder, Marcus Hadler, Aley El-Shazly, Derrick Kolling, Carl Mummert, Alfred Akinsete, Suzanne Strait, John Sammons, Bin Wang, Sandra Stroebel, Lori Ellison, Bizunesh Wubie, Jerry Garrett, Tom Hisiro, Burnis Morris, Zach Tankersley, Charles Clements, Piyali Dasgupta, Jung Han Kim, Fadi Alkhankan, Emine Koc, John Wilkinson, Jim Denvir, Travis Salisbury, Stephanie Anderson, Kelli Johnson, Tracy Christofero (Graduate Council) Michael Pruitt and Dan Hollis.
MEMBERS ABSENT: Uday Tate, Scott Simonton, Kristi Fondren, Wendy Trzyna, Mary Payne, John Krstenansky, Eldon Larsen (Chair), Thom Walker, Karen McNealy (AFC)
PARLIAMENTARIAN: Cheryl Brown (absent), Adam Butz
GUESTS: Bill Rosenberger (Herald-Dispatch), Philippe Georgel, Marty Amerikaner, Venkat Gudivada, Vicki Stroeher, Don Van Horn, Deanna Mader, Robert Bookwalter, Jan Fox, Janet Dooley, Monica Brooks.
Declaring that there was a quorum, Faculty Senate Assistant Chair, Dr. Larry Stickler called the meeting to order at approximately 4:00 p.m.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Minutes of the January 31, 2013 meeting were approved as written.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Dr. Eldon Larsen
March 14th is the next Faculty Senate Meeting.
The next and last ACF Meeting for this year is scheduled for April 26, 2013.
The next MUBOG meeting is scheduled for April 18, 2013.
The next meeting of Executive Committee is April 8, 2013.
Assistant Chair Stickler announced if a faculty members has a desire to speak to the Senate for more than 5 minutes, please ask to be placed on the Executive Committee agenda to discuss it there, then move on to the Faculty Senate.
SR-12-13-20 PFPC: Tobacco Free Policy. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.
There was a lengthy discussion regarding this recommendation.
REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT: Dr. Stephen Kopp – No report
REPORT OF THE PROVOST: Dr. Gayle Ormiston – No Report
BOARD OF GOVERNOR’S REPORT: Dr. Marty Amerikaner
Dr. Amerikaner stated BOG approved the contractor for East Hall.
Regarding the upcoming budget cuts, he stated Financial Aid will not be cut.
Dr. Kopp is working with other university Presidents to convince Governor to modify the % of cuts on higher education institutions.
The state of West Virginia has a significant amount in the ‘rainy day fund’.
Dr. Kopp described to BOG the outline to budget savings by merging positions and merging of positions. This would create a budgetary saving for Marshall.
ACF REPORT: Dr. Karen McNealy - No Report
STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Standing Committees Liaison’s gave their reports for their respective committees. These reports are available in the Faculty Senate Office for review. The committee’s that reported to Faculty Senate were:
Budget & Academic Policy Marianne Linz
Legislative Affairs Pam Mulder
Physical Facilities & Planning Suzanne Strait
Research Vicki Stroeher
Student Conduct & Welfare Susan Welch
University Functions Mark Zanter
REQUESTS TO SPEAK TO THE SENATE: (5 minutes per person)
Dr. Chaudri suggested ways in which Marshall might consider faculty and staff gaining access from across 3rd Ave without getting hit by a car.
Moved, seconded and approved to go into Executive Session.
Moved, seconded and approved to return to regular session.
There was a motion to deviate from the agenda, it was seconded and approved.
A motion was made to approve recommendation SR-12-13-24 UFC (Confidential).