THE MINUTES OF THE MARSHALL UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING

HELD ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2011, AT 4:00 P.M.

IN ROOM BE5 OF THE MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER

 

MEMBERS PRESENT: Rex McClure, Jackie Agesa, Deepak Subedi, Nancy Lankton, Shane Tomblin, Jonathan Cox, Mark Zanter, Susan Jackson, Larry Stickler (Assistant Chair), Brian Morgan, Karen Mitchell, David Mallory, Carl Mummert, Wendy Trzyna, Burnis Morris, Sandra Prunty (Recording Secretary), Muhammad Amjad, Susan Frank, Tricia Leonard, Gary McIlvain, Pat Conlon, Allan Stern, Karen McNealy, Tracy Christofero, Janet Dozier, Mindy Backus, James Sottile, Andrea Farenga, Keith Beard, Camilla Brammer (Chair), Marty Laubach, Donna Sullivan, Susan Gilpin, Marybeth Beller, Daniel Holbrook, Paige Muellerleile, Kathleen Bledsoe, Kelli Johnson, Charles Clements, Terence Patterson, Piyali Dasgupta, John Wilkinson, Zach Tankersley, Vincent Sollars, Jung Han Kim, Travis Salisbury, Eldon Larsen, Sandra Stroebel, Bizunesh Wubie, Andrew Burck, and Lori Ellison.

 

MEMBERS ABSENT: Aley El-Shazly, Derrick Kolling, Robin O’Keefe, John Biros, Barbara Tarter, Jose Morillo, Nalini Santanam, Raj Khanna, Maria Serrat, and Emine Koc.

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN: Cheryl Brown present.

 

GUESTS: Andrew Gooding, Bill Rosenberger, Michael McGuffey, Stephen Kopp, Frances Hensley, Mike Prewitt, Jamil Chaudri, Dhana Rao, Robert Bookwalter, Wael Zatar, Lawrence Schmitz, Mary Todd, Jan Fox, Charles Somerville, Steve Hensley, and Matt Turner.

 

Declaring that there was a quorum, Faculty Senate Chair, Dr. Camilla Brammer called the meeting to order at approximately 4:00 p.m.

 

1.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

Minutes of the November 17, 2011 meeting were approved as written.

 

2.     ANNOUNCEMENTS: Dr. Camilla Brammer

 

A.    Chair Brammer encouraged everyone to help themselves to the refreshments.

B.    Announced a reminder that senators should sit around the table, others should sit at the chairs provided and cell phones should be set to “silent” mode. To ensure an accurate recording of the meeting, senators should use the microphones when speaking and are to state their name and department. All should remember to sign in.

C.    Announced the December meeting schedules: ACF – scheduled to meet Friday, December 9, 2011 in Charleston, WV; HEPC – scheduled to meet Friday, December 9, 2011 in Charleston, WV; and the MUBOG –scheduled to meet Tuesday, December 13, 2011.

D.    Announced a reminder that the Winter Commencement ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, December 10, 2011.

E.     Announced that the next meeting of the Executive Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, January 10, 2012 to begin at 12:00 p.m. in the John Spotts Room of the Memorial Student Center.

F.     Announced that the next meeting of the Faculty Senate is scheduled for Thursday, January 26, 2012 beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center.

G.    Announced that the university president has approved the following recommendations: SR-11-12-(05) 43 CC, SR-11-12-(06) 44 CC, SR-11-12-(07) 45 CC, and SR-11-12-(08) 46 RC. 

H.    Solicited a Liaison for the Faculty Personnel Committee. SUSAN FRANK VOLUNTEERED.

I.       Reminded everyone that faculty and staff are invited to the Annual Family Holiday Party this evening beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center.

J.      Wished everyone a safe and enjoyable winter break.

 

3.     COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS:

SR-11-12-(09) 47 FDC: Recommends approval of an increase in the limit on Individual Faculty INCO Foundation Grants to $2,500 over a five-year period. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-11-12-(10) 48 CC: Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITION in the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS and the COURSE CHANGES in the following colleges and/or school – ACADEMIC AFFAIRS, COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, and the COLLEGE OF SCIENCE. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

SR-11-12-(11) 49 CC: Recommends approval of the listed REQUEST FOR UNDERGRADUATE ADDITION, DELETION, OR CHANGE OF AN AREA OF EMPHASIS in the DEPARTMENT OF OUTREACH AND CONTINUING STUDY – Regents Bachelor of Arts. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED TO AMEND THE AGENDA TO ACCEPT A RECOMMENTATION FROM THE LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

 

SR 12-11-0XX: Recommends that the Faculty Senate and the University support a legislative appropriation to PEIA to offset the proposed increased beneficiary costs for co-pays and to maintain services at the current level. The proposed additional co-pays present a net decrease in wages. In these difficult economic times, we request the legislature to ensure there are neither increases in PEIA costs nor reductions in benefits to beneficiaries. WAS MOVED, SECONDED, AND APPROVED.

 

4.     STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Each liaison reported to-date on their respective committee.

5.     REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT: Dr. Stephen Kopp

·       Provided an update on the bond closing that occurred November 15, 2011 which resulted in net proceeds of $52.1 million; the debt service payment will be less than projected, which is a reflection of the interest rate at that time.

·       A recently distributed communication provided an outline of the timetable for projects with the new parking facility being first; construction to begin in January 2012 with completion projected for August. On December 19, 2011 the name of the contracting firm will be known along with knowledge of what the project will look like; the project is considered a design build which is a less expensive process and fairly standard for parking facilities.

·       The University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding in conjunction with the Marine Corp to provide leadership courses.

·       Work is still in process for the attainment of an international student recruiting firm.

·       The School of Pharmacy has submitted paperwork for pre-candidate status; candidate status will occur when the first class begins, then application for accreditation. Renovations are continuing in the medical education building and the recruitment of new faculty.

·       The Physical Therapy program has submitted documents for candidate status; the program will remain a candidate until the graduation of the first class. Five faculty have been hired and the program will be located at the St. Mary’s educational building on 28th Street and 5th Avenue.

·       At its December 13, 2011 meeting the Board of Governors will consider a resolution to change the university color from green to kelly-green.

·       He invited all to attend the faculty-staff  holiday party.

6.     REPORT OF THE PROVOST: Dr. Gayle Ormiston

Absent, no report.

7.     ACF REPORT: Dr. Karen McNealy


Meeting date was changed; no report.

 

8.     REQUESTS TO SPEAK TO THE SENATE: (5 minutes per person)


A. Dr. Jamil Chaudri – recreation center fee.

9.     AGENDA REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS:


There were none.

THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:40 P.M.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

Dr. Sandra Prunty, Recording Secretary

Faculty Senate