FACULTY SENATE MINUTES
FOR MARCH 4, l997
I. Called to order by Gail Richard at 2:03 p.m.
Present: J. Best, G. Foster, F. Fraker, P. Lenihan, G. Lockart, H. Nordin,
G. Richard, J. Schmidt, J. Simpson, J. Tidwell, L. Walker, D. Wolf, A. Zahlan. Absent - B. Kirk. Guests: J. Anselment, C. Gallagher, J. McGrath, T. Weidner, R. Willerton
II. Approval of Minutes of 2/25/97
A motion (Wolf/Lockart) to approve the minutes of February 25, l997. Yes - Best, Fraker, Furumo, Lenihan, Lockart, Nordin, Richard, Schmidt, Simpson, Tidwell, Wolf, Zahlan. Abstain - Foster, Walker
A. Library Advisory Board Minutes - 2/5/97
B. Student Senate Minutes - 2/l9/97
C. College of Sciences Curriculum Committee Minutes-2/l9/97
D. Council on Academic Affairs Minutes - 2/20/97
E. Memo from Dean Hohengarten re: Admissions Review Committee election
F. Memo from Charles Evans re: acknowledgement of nominee for Screening Committee for Counseling Center Director
G. Packet for State of Illinois Board of Higher Education Mtg.-3/4/97
H. Memo from Allen Lanham regarding the l997-98 library calendar
I. State of the University Address Notice - 3/11/97 at 3:30 p.m.
Call for recipes from faculty for the Interfraternity Council Cookbook. Forms are available in department offices or from Ryan Willerton in Student Life. Deadline is Friday, March 7, l997. Information was sent to departments on January 24, l997.
IV. Old Business
A. Faculty Forum on Technology - Planning & Policy--J. Tidwell recommended that the Faculty Senate create an ad hoc committee to discuss the role of faculty in decision making for academic technology. Tidwell will chair the committee. L. Walker will serve on the committee along with other faculty who have indicated an interest in this area. Tidwell will present the names of other committee members at the 3/ll/97 meeting.
B. Acknowledgment of Retiring Faculty-- Faculty Senate will recognize the retiring faculty at the Annual Retirement Dinner rather than at a reception.There was discussion as to the type of memorabilia the Senate might give at the dinner. G. Richard will talk with J. Flynn.
C. Executive Committee
l. A motion (Fraker/Foster) to approve the changes in the Constitution, Article III, Section 3 so that the revision can be placed on the ballot for approval by the faculty. Yes - Best, Foster, Fraker, Furumo, Lenihan, Lockart, Nordin, Richard, Schmidt, Simpson, Tidwell, Walker, Wolf. Abstain - Zahlan (Revision appears in 2/25/97 Fac. Sen. Min.)
2. A motion (Tidwell/Foster) to accept the recommendation of the Exec. Committee for revision of Bylaw II.A.6, B.2, & B.4. It was recommended by the Senate to change the wording of Bylaw II.A.6 to: These nominations will be presented at the last regular meeting in April and be subject to approval through majority vote of the Faculty Senate.
Bylaw II.B.2 was changed to reflect the new committees that have been added to those for which the membership is elected. The revision is as follows: Annual elections shall be conducted each Spring semester for membership on the Faculty Senate, the Council on Academic Affairs, the Council on Teacher Education, the Council on Graduate Studies, the University Personnel Committee, the Academic Program Elimination Review Committee, the Council on University Planning and Budget, the Enrollment Management Advisory Committee, the Admissions Review Committee, and the Sanctions and Termination Hearing Committee.
Bylaw II.B.4 was revised as follows: The Faculty Senate minutes shall carry a list of all candidates not later than the second week of March, along with announcement of the date for election, to be held not later than the last week of March. Names on the ballots shall be arranged in alphabetical order. Arrangements for absentee voting shall be made by the Elections Committee.
Yes - Best, Foster, Fraker, Furumo, Lenihan, Lockart, Nordin, Richard, Simpson, Tidwell, Walker, Wolf, Zahlan
3. The Executive Committee reviewed the BOT Bylaws, Policies, Procedures and felt that there were no substantive changes, just simple word changes.
D. Nominations Committee - A. Zahlan will chair the Distinguished Faculty Award Committee. Other members of the committee will be J. Best, L. Walker, a Student Senate appointment and an appointment by President Jorns.
E. Elections Committee - J. Tidwell reported that there were 32 available positions. There were no candidates for l0 positions, one person for l3 positions and 9 positions that were contested. A motion (Foster/Schmidt) to extend the slating opportunities one more week to avoid the need for a special election in the fall.
Discussion on this motion:
A. Zahlan was opposed to an extension. She doubted if an extension would get the full slate.
L. Walker was opposed to an extension indicating that a deadline was established and should be met.
J. Best questioned as to why faculty were so disenfranchised with the process.
G. Lockart was opposed to extending the deadline.
Yes - Foster. No - Best, Furumo, Lenihan, Lockart, Nordin, Walker, Wolf, Zahlan. Abstain-Fraker, Richard, Schmidt, Simpson, Tidwell
A motion (Lockart/Fraker) to extend the deadline for petitions to March l0 for the Admissions Review Committee and to the University Personnel Committee (Family and Consumer Sciences and Technology only). Rationale - The Admission Review Committee was only posted one week rather than two weeks. Family and Consumer Science and Technology was not included in the information on the UPC.
Yes - Best, Foster, Fraker, Furumo, Lenihan, Lockart, Nordin, Schmidt, Simpson, Wolf. Abstain - Richard, Zahlan
The Senate discussed the lack of participation by faculty in petitioning for committees/councils as well as voting during the elections.
F. Faculty-Staff Relations - D. Wolf reported that there will be a reception following the President's Address in Lumpkin Hall from 4:00 - 5:30.
V. New Business
A. Agenda Items
l. Chief Larson - Implementation of 9ll
2. Taskforce on the Counseling Center
3. State of the University - Presidential Address - Faculty Senate will adjourn by 3:l5 p.m.
B. Other- J. Tidwell reported that he had talked to Lisa Huson concerning the posting of grades. It is acceptable to post grades by social security number as long as the student's are not listed in alphabetical order.
VI. Adjourn at 3:30 (Walker)
Joan K. Schmidt, Recorder
REMINDER: FACULTY SENATE ELECTIONS ARE MARCH 26 AND 27, 1997, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.