NUMERIC INDEX
FACULTY SENATE RECOMMENDATIONS
2002 - 2003

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Recommendation Number

Committee of Origin

Status of Recommendation

Recommendation Summary

SR-02-03-(1) 31 EC

Returned to Committee

Recommends that the University President request the university legal counsel to pursue the validity of faculty being charged for 52 weeks for the Huntington City Service Fee when faculty contracts are for nine months. Legal counsel is to request the City of Huntington to revisit the policy and determine what changes are necessary and how faculty will pay for their contractual period.

SR-02-03-(2) 32 EC Approved by Senate; Read by University President

The Constitutional Ad Hoc Committee recommends that the following revisions be made to The Constitution of the Marshall University Faculty in order to align its language with Senate Bill 653 and the Marshall Community & Technical College’s The Constitution of the Faculty.  These changes will become effective with Senate approval contingent upon approval by the faculty of the proposed Constitutional amendments.

SR-02-03-(3) 33 EC Approved by Senate; Read by University President

The Constitutional Ad Hoc Committee recommends that the following revisions be made to The Constitution of the Marshall University Faculty in order to align its language with current procedures; and Senate Bill 653 and the Marshall Community & Technical College’s The Constitution of the Faculty.

SR-02-03-(4) 34 LA Approved

Recommends that the Faculty Senate ask the University President, Dr. Dan Angel, and the Marshall University Board of Governors to exercise all available resources and connections with the Legislature and Governor’s office to mitigate any potential budgetary reductions in higher education.

SR-02-03-(5) 35 EC Approved

Recommends that the Faculty Senate, the University President, and the Marshall University Board of Governors support an enhancement legislation on SB653 which re-instates the voting memberships on the WV Higher Education Policy Commission for faculty, classified staff employees, and students.

SR-02-03-(6) 36 LA Returned to Committee

Recommends that the Faculty Senate do the following: 1) go on record supporting the introduction of a legislative initiative that reviews and revises issues associated with the “pop tax” law that finances medical education in West Virginia, and 2) urge the University President to actively encourage the Higher Education Policy Commission and Legislature to support this recommendation.

SR-02-03-(7) 37 LA Approved

Recommends that the Faculty Senate find Marshall’s current peer universities to be appropriate and to urge the Legislature to not seek to change them until the scheduled review under the original plan. Nevertheless, any proposed change in the peer group should be based on the same criteria used to select the current peer universities.

SR-02-03-(8) 38 BAPC Approved

Recommends that the University adopt the attached Academic Calendar 2003 – 2004 and the Academic Calendar 2004 – 2005.

SR-02-03-(9) 39 BAPC Approved

Recommends a revision to the late registration policy as proposed by the Deans Council. The revised policy would read as follows: “Beginning in Fall 2003, late registration for on-campus, undergraduate students will be limited to the first three days of each regular semester. Schedule adjustment for enrolled students will continue to be held during the first week of each regular semester.”

SR-02-03-(10) 40 FPC Approved

Recommends that should the dean or other head of an academic unit (as defined in the Faculty Constitution) fail in his/her duties to hold an election for Faculty Senate purposes and to report the results of that election to the Faculty Senate president, the Faculty Senate shall initiate and conduct the election.

SR-02-03-(11) 41 CC Approved

Recommends approval of the listed ADDITION OF ENGINEERING MINOR in the ENGINEERING DIVISION of the COLLEGE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING with completion of any five of the following courses with a grade of C or better in each course.

SR-02-03-(12) 42 CC Approved

Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS in the COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES: CI 360 and ITL 402.

SR-02-03-(13) 43 SCWC Returned to Committee

Recommends a revision to the Student Handbook and Academic Planner on page 46 under the section Probation as an additional item, (4) Loss of Privilege of Participation in Advanced Registration stating “The student will relinquish their advanced registration privileges and therefore will register at the end of advanced registration for currently enrolled students. Exceptions may be granted by the Office of Judicial Affairs in those instances where the student is in need of a required course in order to progress academically.”

SR-02-03-(13) 43R SCWC Approved Recommends a revision to the Student Handbook and Academic Planner on page 46 under the section Probation as an additional item, (4) Loss of Privilege of Participation in Advanced Registration stating “The student will relinquish his/her advanced registration privileges for one year and therefore will register at the end of advanced registration for currently enrolled students. Exceptions may be granted by the Office of Judicial Affairs in those instances where the student is in need of a required course in order to progress academically.” This policy does not affect academic standing.
SR-02-03-(14) 44 EC Approved with Addendum by President; Returned to Committee

Recommends the acceptance of the Flexible Workload Policy (dated November, 2002) proposed by the Ad Hoc Committee on Faculty Workload.  The full text of the policy may be read in the Faculty Senate office.

SR-02-03-(15) 45 BAPC Approved

Upon the advice of the University’s legal counsel and as presented by Dean Steve Hensley, the BAPC recommends a revision to Item 1 in the current “Absences As a Result of Illness or Death in the Family” policy which appears on page 88 of the 2001-2003 Undergraduate Catalog. The text of this revision may be read in the Faculty Senate office.

SR-02-03-(16) 46 LA Approved

Recommends that the Faculty Senate, University President, and University Board of Governors actively encourage the Higher Education Policy Commission and state legislators to sponsor a bill that creates a new revenue stream through a cigarette tax hike. This bill would provide secured revenue for the sharing equitably among all of the three state-supported medical schools: the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University, the WVU School of Medicine, and the WV School of Osteopathic Medicine.

SR-02-03-(17) 47 LA Disapproved

Recommends the Faculty Senate invite former State Senator Marie Redd and House Delegates Susan Hubbard and Dale Stephens to serve as ex-officio members of the legislative Affairs Committee in 2003-2005.

SR-02-03-(18) 48 LA Approved

Recommends that the Faculty Senate, University President, and University Board of Governors actively encourage the Higher Education Policy Commission and state legislators to introduce a new legislation that amends the outdated “pop-tax” law. This new bill should raise the pop-tax rate to generate new revenue. This new revenue would be equitably shared between The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University and the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

SR-02-03-(19) 49 LA Approved

Recommends that the Faculty Senate support legislation which will amend Article Six, Section Thirteen of the State Constitution to allow employees of the state higher education system the right to serve in the legislature.

SR-02-03-(20) 50 LA Approved

Recommends that the Faculty Senate support legislation that permits faculty members with a 12-month appointment the option to donate their un-used sick leave time to other faculty and staff members who need it due to a catastrophic cause.

SR-02-03-(21) 51 LA Approved

Recommends that the Faculty Senate, University President, and University Board of Governors urge the Higher Education Policy Commission and legislature to raise the employer’s contribution from 6% to 7.5% and reduce the employee contribution from 6% to 4.5% to the TIAA-CREF Retirement Funds.  Such an adjustment could be done in a three year-plan, with yearly increments of 0.5%.  It is further recommended that the ACF representatives and Faculty Senate president join their counterparts in other institutions to present a petition of this case to the related legislative leadership before the starting of the regular session of the General Assembly.

SR-02-03-(22) 52 LA Approved Recommends that the Legislative Affairs Committee, the Faculty Senate and the University community jointly express deep concern about the crisis of the state’s medical practice insurance problem. We urge the state legislature to pass effective tort reform legislation promptly.
SR-02-03-(23) 53 UF Approved CONFIDENTIAL RECOMMENDATION Recommends, that in addition to names previously submitted (SR-01-02-4 UF), that the following individual should be considered for an honorary degree at the May 2004 Commencement.
SR-02-03-(24) 54 UF Approved CONFIDENTIAL RECOMMENDATION Recommends that the following individuals be added to our previous recommendations (SR-01-02-5 UF and SR-01-02-19 UF) for consideration as commencement speaker at the 2004 Commencement.
SR-02-03-(25) 55 CC Approved

Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS in the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES: ATE 301; LEWIS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS: MKT 375 and MKT 445; UNIVERSITY COLLEGE: HON 201 and UNI 201.

SR-02-03-(26) 56 CC Approved

Recommends approval of the listed COURSE CHANGES for the LEWIS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS: MS 101; MS 102; MS 210; MS 202; MS 301; MS 302; MS 401; and  MS 402.

SR-02-03-(27) 57 BAPC Approved Recommends that the language on pages 94-95, Section V. Academic Appeals, of the 2001-2003 Undergraduate Catalog, its online version, or any other reference to Academic Appeals be revised. (The text may be reviewed in the Faculty Senate office.)
SR-02-03-(28) 58 BAPC Approved Recommends that the University adopt the "Course Substitution Policy for Students with Learning Disabilities." (The text may be reviewed in the Faculty Senate office.)
SR-02-03-(29) 59 CC Approved Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS for the COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS: ART 101; MUS 111; MUS 112; MUS 113; MUS 114; MUS 211; MUS 212; MUS 213; MUS 214; and MUS 240.
SR-02-03-(30) 60 CC Approved Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS for the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS: CJ 221; CJ 241; FRN 112; FRN 304; FRN 305/306; FRN 323/324; GEO 411; RST 360; RST 361; SPN 305/306;  and SPN 307.
SR-02-03-(31) 61 CC Approved Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS for the COLLEGE OF NURSING & HEALTH PROFESSIONS: CLS 410; CLS 421, CLS 472, CLS 473, and CLS 499.
SR-02-03-(32) 62 CC Approved Recommends approval of the listed COURSE CHANGES for the COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS: ART 390; ART 401; ART 402; ART 412; ART 499; MUS 181-199 A, B, C, D, and 381-399 A, B, C, D; THE 150; THE 220; THE 221; THE 222; THE 250; THE 322; THE 350; THE 420; and THE 490.
SR-02-03-(33) 63 CC Approved Recommends approval of the listed COURSE CHANGES in the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS: CJ 280-283; FRN 405-406; GEO 429; GEO 430; COLLEGE OF NURSING & HEALTH PROFESSIONS: CLS 466; LEWIS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS: MGT 350; MGT 354; MGT 360; and MGT 461.
SR-02-03-(34) 64 CC Approved Recommends approval of the listed COURSE DELETIONS for the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS: THE 325; COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS: CMM 305; FRN 161R/162R; FRN 263R; FRN 264R; FRN 310/311; SPN 310/311; COLLEGE OF NURSING & HEALTH PROFESSIONS: CLS 450; CLS 471; and CLS 491.
SR-02-03-(35) 65 CC Approved Recommends approval of the listed CURRICULUM ACTION REQUESTS from the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING: Addition of Safety Technology Minor; COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS: Delete Minor in Theatre Tech; Add Minor in Theatre; Addition of a Dance Minor to the Theatre Program; COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS: Addition of a European History Minor; Change of a History Minor; Addition of a United States History Minor; Addition of a World History Minor; and Change in required courses/credits for Modern Languages.
SR-02-03-(36) 66 CC Approved Recommends approval of the listed MAJORS, CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS, AREAS OF EMPHASIS--ADDITIONS/CHANGES from the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS: B.F.A. Music; B.F.A. Theatre; B.F.A. Visual Arts; COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS: Modern Languages.
SR-02-03-(37) 67 BAPC Approved Recommends the replacement of the attached current Academic Dishonesty Policy as it appears in the 2001-2003 Marshall University Undergraduate Catalog in the Academic Rights and Responsibilities of Students section, pages 90 - 96. All undergraduate students will be subject to this policy as of Fall 2003 with the issuance of the 2003-2005 Marshall University Undergraduate Catalog.
SR-02-03-(38) 68 EC Approved by Faculty Senate; Disapproved by University President Recommends that the Faculty Senate support the Classified Staff Council Recommendation CSR-03-04-1 that requests a suspension of the scheduled parking fee increase until fiscal year 2004-2005.
SR-02-03-(39) 69 IS Approved Recommends approval of the listed COURSE CHANGES from the following schools and/or colleges: COLLEGE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING: SFT 235; COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS: CL 250, PHL 250, RST 250; SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATIONS: JMC 390.
SR-02-03-(40) 70 IS Approved Recommends approval of the listed COURSE DELETIONS for the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS: CL350, CL 499, PHL 350, PHL 499, RST 350, RST 499.
SR-02-03-(41) 71 IS Approved Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS in the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS: CL 390, 391, 392, 393, 394; CL 490, 491, 492, 493, 494; MDL 280-283; MDL 480-483; PHL 390, 391, 392, 393, 394; PHL 490, 491, 492, 493, 494; RST 390, 391, 392, 393, 394; RST 490-494. SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATIONS: JMC 420.
SR-02-03-(42) 72 IS Approved Recommends approval of the listed MAJORS, CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS, AREAS OF EMPHASIS--ADDITIONS/CHANGES from the following colleges and/or schools: SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATIONS: Addition of sequence/area of emphasis for Online Journalism; and change of requirements/title for area of emphasis for Electronic Media Management.
SR-02-03-(43) 73 IS Approved Recommends approval of the listed CURRICULUM ACTION REQUESTS from the following colleges and/or schools: COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS: Change in minor requirements for Classics; change in Greek minor requirements; change in Latin minor requirements; creation of a minor in International Affairs; change in minor requirement for Philosophy; change in minor requirement for Political Science; change in minor requirement for Psychology; change in minor requirements for Religious Studies. LEWIS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS: Change in Marketing minor.
SR-02-03-(44) 74 CC Approved Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS for the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS: CJ 300; CJ 302; CJ 314; CJ 316; CJ 340; CJ 351; ENG 493; GEO 419.
SR-02-03-(45) 75 CC Approved Recommends approval of the listed COURSE DELETION GEO 315 and COURSE CHANGES for the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS: CJ 211; CJ 425; CJ 431.
SR-02-03-(46) 76 CC Approved Recommends approval of the listed CURRICULUM ACTION REQUEST from the COLLEGE OF NURSING & HEALTH PROFESSIONS: Change within an existing major - ASN Nursing.
SR-02-03-(47) 77 EC Approved by Faculty Senate; Read by University President Recommends that the following revisions be made to The Constitution of the Marshall University Faculty in order to align its language with current practices.
SR-02-03-(48) 78 EC Approved Recommends a revision of the Course Substitution Policy for Students with Learning Disabilities [SR-02-03-(28) 58 BAPC] to remove representation of the Graduate Council on the Course Substitution Committee.
SR-02-03-(49) 79 EC Approved by Faculty Senate; Read by University President

WHEREAS, The Ad Hoc Committee on Faculty Workload at Marshall University was formed by the Faculty Senate and Graduate Council in Spring 2002, and charged by these faculty groups with a) reviewing current faculty workload policy and practices across the University, and b) based on this review, making recommendations concerning revisions of those policies and practices. After significant work on this project, the committee believes that the flexible workload policy described in the attached text is the most appropriate strategy for dealing with the complex work environment of Marshall University faculty members;

SR-02-03-(50) 80 EC Returned to Committee The Patriot Act Resolution. (Full text on file in the Senate office)
SR-02-03-(51) 81 UF Approved CONFIDENTIAL RECOMMENDATION Recommends, that in addition to names previously submitted [SR-02-03-(23) 53 UF and SR-01-02-4-UF], that the following individuals be considered for an honorary degree or as commencement speaker at the May 2003 Commencement.
SR-02-03-(52) 82 LA Approved Recommends that the Faculty Senate encourage the Marshall University Board of Governors to continue the current salary policy that a 10 percent salary increase be awarded upon the faculty promotion. It is further recommended that such a policy be included in the Greenbook.
SR-02-03-(53) 83 LA Approved Recommends that the Faculty Senate work with the Marshall University Board of Governors to establish a policy that continues to encourage the use of, and a primary reliance on, full-time faculty.
SR-02-03-(54) 84 FS Approved Recommends that the 2003 Facilities/Land Use Master Plan Committee be advised that we are opposed to the creation of classrooms that seat more than 100 students except in special circumstances as needed by any individual department.
SR-02-03-(55) 85 PFPC Approved Recommends that each year the Physical Facilities & Planning Committee after consulting with the Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Senior Vice President for Operations, the Registrar, and interested department chairs, identify and recommend for refurbishing as many classrooms as the allocated budget will allow with the goal of updating between two or more classrooms per year.
SR-02-03-(56) 86 FPC Approved by Faculty Senate; Read by University President WHEREAS, the Faculty Personnel Committee was charged with formulating a policy for conducting Votes of No Confidence, and after careful deliberation and consideration regarding fairness to the parties that would be involved, this document has been drafted to outline processes that would be taken to initiate and complete a Vote of Confidence/No Confidence under Faculty Senate guidelines;
SR-02-03-(57) 87 CC Approved Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITION in the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS: CJ 200.
SR-02-03-(58) 88 CC Approved Recommends approval of the listed COURSE CHANGE for the COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES: PE 215.
SR-02-03-(59) 89 EC Approved by Faculty Senate; Read by University President

In the aftermath of the attacks of September 11, 2001, the Marshall University Faculty fear that the United States government’s actions taken to restrict further terrorism threaten to harm the fundamental educational and research missions of our university. Specifically, provisions of the “PATRIOT” Act (USAPA) impose restrictions on the use of certain biological materials; places limitations on visas for foreign students, visiting professors and lecturers; imposes restrictions on a broad set of vaguely defined “sensitive” information; grants federal agencies’ the authority to track and arrest United States citizens and visitors to the United States without the need for judicial warrants; and permits covert monitoring of public and private communications and invasive access by federal agents to citizens’ and non-citizens’ information previously legally protected, including library borrowing records, credit-card records, voice-mail, and e-mail information.

SR-02-03-(60) 90 SCWC Approved Recommends the approval of the following proposed policy revisions to the 2003 Marshall University Student Code of Conduct (Full text on file in the Senate office).
SR-02-03-(61) 91 CC Approved Recommends approval of the attached "Proposal to Reactivate Degree Program in Computer Science" (Full text on file in the Senate office).
SR-02-03-(62) 92 CC Approved Recommends approval of the listed CURRICULUM ACTION REQUEST from the COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES: Addition of an Area of Emphasis in Family and Consumer Sciences--Preschool Education.
SR-02-03-(63) 93 CC Approved Recommends approval of the listed COURSE ADDITIONS in the COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES: CI 322; CI 323; CISP 445; CISP 455; FCS 102; FCS 330; FCS 331; FCS 430.
SR-02-03-(64) 94 CC Approved Recommends approval of the listed COURSE CHANGES for the COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES: FCS 415; PE 255; PE 360; PE 361; PE 448; PE 460.
SR-02-03-(65) 95 CC Approved Recommends approval of the listed COURSE DELETION for the COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES: FCS 416.

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