THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING
HELD ON THURSDAY, MAY 9, 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, Mark Zanter, Fredrick Bartolovic, Mike Murphy, Sandra Prunty, Gary McIlvain, Yi-Po Chiu, John Biros, Jamil Chaudri, Scott Simonton, Cam Brammer (Recording Secretary), Barbara Tarter, Paige Muellerleile, Kevin Law, Eric Migernier, Marianna Linz, Pamela Mulder, Marcus Hadler, Aley El-Shazly, Derrick Kolling, Wendy Trzyna, Carl Mummert, Alfred Akinsete, John Sammons, Bin Wang, Sandra Stroebel, Bizunesh Wubie, Lori Ellison, Tom Hisiro, Burnis Morris, Zach Tankersley, Charles Clements, Piyali Dasgupta, Jung Han Kim, Mary Payne, Fadi Alkhankan, Emine Koc, John Wilkinson, Jim Denvir, Travis Salisbury, Stephanie Anderson, Kelli Johnson, Thom Walker, Tracy Christofero (Graduate Council) Karen McNealy (AFC)
MEMBERS ABSENT: Harold Blanco, Tina Cartwright, Larry Stickler (Assistant Chair), Muhammad Amjad, Susan Welch, Susan Gilpin, Kristi Fondren, Suzanne Strait, Jerry Garrett, John Krstenansky.
PARLIAMENTARIAN: Cheryl Brown
GUESTS: Michael Prewitt, Mike Cunningham, Dallas Brozik, Sam Securro, Beth Campbell, Andrew Burck, Michael McGuffey, Lisa Heaton, Carol Smith, Rudy Pauley, Mary Beth Reynolds, Eric Lassiter, Barbara Obyrne Borbubyon, H. Glenn Anderson, Corley Dennison, Joseph Touma, Donna Spindel, Marty Amerikaner, Philippe Georgel, Janet Dooley, R. B. Bookwalter, Matt Turner, Stephen Kopp, Bill Rosenberger, Venkat Gudivada, Deanna Mader, Andrew Gooding, and Vicki Stroeher.
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 April 29, 2013 meeting were approved as written.
- ANNOUNCEMENTS: Dr. Eldon Larsen
- The Executive Committee will convene again on September 16, 2013.
- The Faculty Senate will convene again on September 26, 2013.
- The Fall General Faculty meeting will convene on September 24, 2013 at the Playhouse of the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center.
- Marty Amerikaner is the only nominee to be the faculty representative to the Board of Governors; therefore he is elected by Acclamation.
- The nominations for the ACF Representative will close on May 17, 2013.
- Dr. Cheryl Brown has organized a faculty gathering to discuss current issues going on at the university. The meeting will be next Wednesday May 15, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in BE5.
- FYI- the Faculty Senate Executive Committee voted at our most recent meeting to develop an evaluation form so the faculty are able to evaluate the president next year, similar to the evaluations of deans, done by faculty. As soon as all the feedback has been received from the Executive Committee, within the next few days we will send it out to all faculty members for comment.
- COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:
- SR-12-13-27 EC:
- Dr. Wendy Trzyna proposed an amendment to this resolution by striking out (Voting representation on the Graduate Council shall include) ‘one’ and replace it with ‘two’ faculty members from each academic unit, one librarian with faculty rank ‘four at large members elected from the S. Charleston campus, The faculty Senate Chair ‘or other Faculty Senate liaison’ and one graduate student.
- There was a motion to end discussion of Dr. Trzyna’s amendment, but this motion was defeated.
- There was much discussion about this Senate Recommendation. Dr. Tracy Christofero brought a report to the senate showing how many:
- Student Distribution: Programs delivered from S. Charleston campus are responsible to at least half of Marshall’s graduate FTE’s.
- Graduate Faculty Focus: Programs on the S. Charleston campus are entirely focused on graduate education.
- Graduate Council Make-up: With the pending COE/GSEPD merger and without the 4 at-large members, graduate students, faculty and programs delivered from S. Charleston could possibly have 0 – 1 representatives serving on Graduate Council.
- Many other senators and visitors spoke about the amendment and the main motion.
- After a vote, the motion which was made by Dr. Wendy Trzyna was defeated, so SR-12-13-27 ECWAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED as written.
- SR-12-13-33 CC: Recommends course deletions in the Colleges of Education and Science WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.
- SR-12-13-34 CC: Recommends course additions in the following schools/programs: Colleges of Business, Education, Health Professions, Information Technology & Engineering, Liberal Arts and Science WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.
- SR-12-13-35 CC: Recommends course additions/deletions/changes in Area of Emphasis for the Colleges of Education, Health Professions, Information Technology & Engineering and Liberal Arts WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.
- SR-12-13-37 BAPC: Recommends approval of changes in a revised version of the MU Student Code of Conduct (Student Handbook) WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.
- SR-12-13-38 BAPC: Recommends approval of changes in the Mid-Term Grade Notification policy.
- SR-12-13-40 CC: Recommends approval of course changes in the following schools/programs: Colleges of Education, Health Professions, Information Technology & Engineering, Liberal Arts and Science.
- REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT: Dr. Stephen Kopp
Dr. Kopp deferred his comments to Dr. Shane Tomblin.
- REPORT OF THE PROVOST: Dr. Gayle Ormiston – No Report
- BOARD OF GOVERNOR’S REPORT: Dr. Marty Amerikaner
Dr. Amerikaner said the BOG met today, May 9th, and they voted:
- To approve the student fees/ tuition increase.
- The next BOG Meeting will be in June and he will discuss transparency and accountability.
- ACF REPORT: Dr. Karen McNealy – No Report
- GRADUATE COUNCIL REPORT: Prof. Burris Morris – No Report
- STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS: No Reports
- REQUESTS TO SPEAK TO THE SENATE: (5 minutes per person)
Dr. Shane Tomblin spoke to the Faculty Senate about the Budget Working Group (BWG):
- They have met three times so far;
- He will make a written report available very soon;
- The short term goal is to cover the $6.9 million deficit;
- They have two goals:
- To cover $6.8 deficit;
- $2 million found in tuition reserve – they will revisit this issue.
- AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS: None.
THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 5:33 P.M.
Dr. Camilla Brammer, Recording Secretary