Facultv Senate Minutes of September 3. 1996
I. Called to order by Chair Gail Richard at 2:00 p.m.
Present: J. Best, G. Foster, F. Fraker, N. Furumo, B. Xirk, H. Nordin, J. Ozier, G. Richard, J. Schmidt, J. Simpson, J. Tidwell, L. Walker, D. Wolf, A. Zahlan Visitors: J. Anselment, J. Hanna, J. McGrath, J. Nilsen
II. Approval of Minutes of August 27, 1996
III.E. Communication from Senator French Fraker that he is the Senate appointee sought by Dean Hine to the Continuing Education Coordinating Council.
V.A.2.b.(4)Discussion of this matter followed. Chair Richard reiterated that if the Senate wished to follow practices and precedents, then in order to act legitimately, the Senate MUST vote to set aside the By-Laws. Senator Walker offered that the Senate had made a mistake in the past, but that now the Senate "had to live with it." Senator Walker also said, "By following the past procedure, the Senate was disenfranchising those fa culty who ran under the old procedure as well as those faculty who voted for them."
V.A.2.c.The motion to appoint Bud Fisher to fill A. Methven's seat . . . passed.
A motion (Walker/Schmidt) to approve the Minute passed (14-0-0). Yes: J. Bes t G. Foster N. Furumo, B. Kirk, H. Nordin, J. Ozier, G. Richard, J. Schmidt, J. Simpson, J. Tidwell, L. Walker, D. Wolf, A. Zahlan
III. Old Business
A. Committee Reports
1. Faculty Senate Standing Committee Reports
a. Nominations -- Faculty Appointments
(1) Senator French Fraker previously has been appointed the Faculty Senate representative to the Continuing Education Coordinating Council.
(2) The committee confirms the 1996-97 membership of the Apportionment Board to include:
Kathryn Bulver (ForLang) 1997
Howard Price (Jour) 1998
Max Kashefi (Soc) 1998
The Committee nominates Les Hyder (Jour) as sabbatical replacement alternate for 1996-97.
(3) The Committee reports that Leo Comerford (Math) currently an alternate will replace Richard Wand ling as a College of Sciences member of the Library Advisory Board in Fall 1996.
There are still no volunteers or nominees to fill the vacant slot for a LAB representative from Educa tion and Professional Studies as alternate in 1996 97 and as member for 1997-99. The Committee solicits nominations.
(4) The Committee reconfirms the faculty membership of the University Union Advisory Board to include:
Ivy Glennon (SpComm) 1997
Bob Pryor (SpComm) 1998
Cheryl Noll (BusEd) 1998
Alternate: Tim Mills (AcctFin)
Because Cheryl Noll will not be able to serve in Fall 1998, the Committee Requests Tim Mills to serve in her place. To replace Tim Mills as Alternate for Fall 1998, the Committee nominates Valencia Browning (DietHospSer).
(5)To replace Rich Wandling on the Child Care Committee, the Committee nominates Janet Lambert. To serve in an additional 1996-97 slot on the Child Care Committee, as agreed in consultation with Lynette Drake, the committee nominates Jonelle Dipetro (Phil).
(6) The committee reconfirms that faculty membership on the Textbook Rental Service Advisory Committee includes:
Richard Wandling (PolSci) 1997
Craig Eckert (Soc) 1998
To replace Richard Wandling for Fall 1996, the committee nominates Roann Kopel (AcctFin).
(7) The committee reconfirms the faculty membership of the Intercollegiate Athletic Board includes the following:
Ali Moshtagh (Econ) 1997
Bob Butts (FamConSci) 1997
Kathy Doyle (HeStud) 1998
Judy James (Zoo) 1998
Alternates: Randall Beebe (Eng)
Frank Clark (AcctFin)
Steve Daniels (Phy )
To replace Carol Lundgren the committee nominates Joan Schmidt (PhysEd)
A motion (Zahlan/Walker) to accept the report passed (14-0-1).
Yes: J. Best, G. Foster, F. Fraker, N. Furumo, B. Kirk, H. Nordin, J. Ozier, J. Schmidt, J. Simpson, J. Tidwell, L. Walker, D. Wolf, A. Zahlan
Abstain: G. Richard
b. Elections -- Faculty Senate Replacement
As charged by the Senate, the Executive Committee met to formulate a recommendation regarding this replacement: The Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate recommend conducting a special election for the following reason :
(1) It is the most equitable procedure for all concerned.
(2) It conforms to both the old and revised Senate By-Laws.
(3) It will allow resolution of other vacancies which require election.
Special election will be held to fill:
(1) Faculty Senate replacement for 1996-97 (full
(2) Faculty Senate replacement for Spring Semester
(3) UPC two year replacement representing Fine Art
The time line will be:
(1) Two week call for nomination , September 3 & 10
(2)Petitions due by September 16
(3) Senate announcement of slate September 17
(4) Eleetions held Wednesday, September 25, and Thursday, September 26
(5) Results and seating of new Senator October 1
For Faculty Senate positions the highest vote getter will serve a full year; the next highest vote getter will serve the half year, Spring Semester and summer 1997. The election will be conducted under the new, revised Constitution and By-Laws.
A motion (Tidwell, Kirk) to approve the Executive Committee's
recommendation of a special election passed (12-0-2)
Yes : J. Bes t, G. Foster, F. Fraker, N. Furumo, B. Kirk, J. Ozier,
J. Schmidt, J. Simpson, J. Tidwell, L. Walker, D. Wolf, A. Zahlan
Abstain: H. Nordin, G. Richard
The Faculty Senate wishes to make clear that it i s extremely important that the vacaney on the UPC be filled in this election. The UPC is a contracturally generated body. Especially in this first year of a new contraet, faculty-elected representation is vital. If no tenured faculty put themselves up for election, the election of this UPC member will default to the Dean, CAH.
c.Faculty-Staff Relations Committee -- No report
d. Faculty-Student Relations Committee -- No report
e. Faculty Senate Executive Committee Report
The Executive Committee (Richard, Tidwell) met with the President and Provost August 19. The group discussed:
(1) Clarification of legislative issues brought by
Chris Merrifield to the Precident' s Council, such as the Income Fund Bill, capital appropriations, EIU Day,and money funding regarding the power plant. These are legislative issues "to be aware of;"
(2) Shelly Flock's reports in NewsBits on progress of negotiations in the September 3 issue;
(3) Carification that the President's Council had "approved," not "endorsed," the concept of University College. The President's Council expects additional refinement of the concept and solicits faculty input; and
(4) that an announcement is expected by the end of the week regarding the office of the VPAA/Provost.
2. Other Committee Reports
a. Athletic Director Search Committee
(1) The members of the Search Committee were announced in the August 30 Newsletter under Official Notices.
(2) The position was announced officially September 1.
(3) The Committee meets September 5.
b. Enrollment Management Committee--Lankford Walker is the Senate representative to the EMC.
c. Library Advisory Board--The LAB will meet Wednesday, September 11, at 4:00 in the Dean's Conference Room.
1. Recommendations to the Academic Calendar Committee--A motion (Nordine/Schmidt) that there always be two full weeks of classes scheduled after Thanksgiving Break passed (10-0-4). Yes: J. Best, G. Foster, F. Fraker, N. Furumo, B. Rirk, H. Nordin, J. Schmidt, J. Tidwell, L. Walker, D. Wolf Abstain: J. Ozier, G. Richard, J. Simpson, A. Zahlan
a. Among other matters regarding the calendar discussed by the Senate were the start date and the span between the last final exam and the due date for grades.
b. The Senate will invite Director of Records Sue Harvey to visit with the Senate.
2. The Fall Forum
a. The University College Concept will be the primary topic to be considered at the Fall Forum.
b. The Forum is tentatively scheduled for the week of September 23.
c. A "task force" consisting of G. Richard, F. Fraker, and J. Schmidt will confer on this matter and report to the Faculty Senate September 10.
V. New Business
A. Agenda Items
Agenda items will include the Sue Harvey visit if possible, matters relating to the Academic Calendar, and the Faculty Forum.
B. Please find attached nomination forms for Faculty Senate and UPC to be returned to James Tidwell, 213 International House. These petitions must be returned by September 16, no later than 5:00 p.m.
VI. The Senate adjourned at 3:25.
John Simpson, Secretary