THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING
HELD ON THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 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, Daesung Ha, Uday Tate, James Sottile, Harold Blanco, Tina Cartwright, Larry Stickler (Assistant Chair), Sandra Prunty, Muhammad Amjad, Gary McIlvain, Yi-Po Chiu, Susan Welch, John Biros, Jamil Chaudri, Scott Simonton, Cam Brammer (Recording Secretary), Paige Muellerleile, Susan Gilpin, Kevin Law, Eric Migernier, Marianna Linz, Pamela Mulder, Kristi Fondren, Derrick Kolling, Carl Mummert, Alfred Akinsete, Suzanne Strait, Bin Wang, Bizunesh Wubie, Lori Ellison, Jerry Garrett, Tom Hisiro, Burnis Morris, Zach Tankersley, Piyali Dasgupta, Jung Han Kim, Fadi Alkhankan, Jim Denvir, John Krstenansky, Kelli Johnson, Thom Walker, Tracy Christofero (Graduate Council) Karen McNealy (AFC)
MEMBERS ABSENT: Mark Zanter, Fredrick Bartolovic, Mike Murphy, Barbara Tarter, Marcus Hadler, Aley El-Shazly, Wendy Trzyna, John Sammons, Sandra Stroebel, Charles Clements, Mary Payne, Emine Koc, John Wilkinson, Travis Salisbury, Stephanie Anderson.
PARLIAMENTARIAN: Cheryl Brown
GUESTS: Jan Fox, Matt Turner, Wael Zatar, Michael McGuffey, Rudy Pauley, Lawrence Schmitz, Taylor Stuck (Parthenon), Philippe Georgel, Venkat Gudivada, Vicki Stroeher, Don Van Horn, Donna Spindel, Steve Hensley, Janet Dooley, Monica Brooks, Deanna Mader, Dan Hollis, Deana Mader, 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 February 28, 2013 meeting were approved as written.
Dr. Kopp discussed the issues regarding the budget reduction and asked we keep an eye of the following house bills:
Governor proposed in August 2013 a 7.5% budget reduction in all state agencies. This would result in $75,594,000 reduction with 46% of that being Higher Education. Marshall’s reduction would be an 8.9 % reduction or $6.3 million for the Marshall including the SOM.
A solution from the President is to look for alternative revenue solutions from the state. He suggested a 4 cent soda pop tax that would add revenue of $16 million. He requested we all write to the House and Senate reps and all get involved. He declined to agree with a $730 student tuition increase. He would agree to an increase, but not that much.
Dr. Kopp presented a power point regarding the SR-07-08 (29) 60 FECRAHA – the University Annual Report and Alternative Revenue Proposal. Those presentations can be viewed on the Faculty Senate home page at: http://www.marshall.edu/senate/
Dr. Ormiston suggested faculty view the Academic Affairs website for important information.
HLC is to report on Quality Initiatives.
Dr. Marybeth Reynolds workshops for Assessment are listed on the Academic Affairs website. The report is due June 15, 2013, which will be available on the Academic Affairs website as well.
The ACF is monitoring the legislative bills. She suggested faculty contact the legislature and show our support of Dr. Koop’s plan.
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:
Dr. Steve Hensley –recognized students for the Student Leadership and Service Awards, whose names were submitted by their professors.
THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 5:13 P.M.
Dr. Camilla Brammer, Recording Secretary