FACULTY SENATE MINUTES
FOR OCTOBER 14, 1997
(Vol. xxvii, No. 8)

 

I. CALL TO ORDER BY GAIL RICHARD AT 2:00 P.M.

Present: J. Allison, C. Eberly, G. Foster, N. Furumo, R. Gholson, B. Irwin, G. Lockart, N. Marlow, H. Nordin, G. Richard, J. Schmidt, J. Simpson, J. Tidwell, L. Walker, A. Zahlan. Guests: R. Fischer, K. Grisso, J. Higgins, D. Poole, D. Woodley.

II. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF OCTOBER 7, 1997.

A motion (Walker/Gholson) to approve the minutes of October 7, 1997. Correction: IV.D.3 - Grant-in-Aid fee increase was $8.75 not $8.00. Yes - Allison, Eberly, Foster, Gholson, Irwin, Lockart, Marlow, Nordin,Richard, Schmidt, Simpson, Walker.

III. COMMUNICATIONS

A. Minutes - Council on Academic Affairs - 9/25/97

B. Minutes - Library Advisory Board - 9/24/97

C. Minutes - Council on Graduate Studies - 10/7/97

D. Minutes - College of Sciences Curriculum Committee - 10/2/97

E. Communication to President Jorns -Faculty Senate recommendations for changes in the wording of some of the Strategic Positioning Objectives

F. Minutes - Council on University Planning - 0/19/97 Agenda & meeting materials for 10/17/97 CUPB Meeting Draft #4 - Strategic Positioning Objectives

G. Meeting Agenda - Board of Trustees Meeting - 10/20/97

H. Faculty Senate Forum Flyer

IV. OLD BUSINESS

A. Library allocations and remodeling update - Dean Lanhan distributed the following: information on how to access electronic journals, Library Book/Periodical Budget for FY98, a bookmark on What's New in Booth Library, Booth Library Book and Materials Budget FY98 divided by college and department. Dean Lanhan addressed the following:

1. The library formula established in 1995 to determine criteria for allocation of monies for books periodicals was never implemented.

2. Journal Acquisition--The library has electronic access to many journals. Eastern is part of a consortium with the IBHE (Cooperative Collection Program Manager).Through this program Eastern has been able to access 110 new titles and 30 that had been cancelled previously. The cost is about $5570 over print cost. Not all journals available through the electronic medium match the needs at Eastern. There are some journals that have been cut that are not available through the electronic medium. IDEAL (International Digital Electronic Access Library) provides full-text access to the journals published by the Academic Press. This program is monitored so that the amount of usage can be determined. Additional questions about electronic journals should be directed to Dean Lanham at Booth Library.

3. Contingency Plan for the Renovation of Booth Library--The plan is in the draft stage so no details are available at the present time. There are 6 companies that will provide plans for the project. The library has done a study to determine who needs to be closest to the library. There will be some type of service close to campus but the place has not been determined at this time. $1 million has been allocated for the planning. It will take $l7 - $18 million for the work and then another $2 - $3 million for furnishing the facilty.

B. Strategic Positioning Objectives

1. #l0 in Draft No. 4 - It was suggested that an example be added to clarify what is meant by "learning clusters". Learning clusters are terms familiar to residence hall personnel. A suggestion for change was: Establish several academic learning clusters (students with similar academic interests) within residence halls.

2. #19 in Draft No. 4 - A motion (Allison/Tidwell) to change the objective to read: Promote and reward activities which result in either reduced costs without compromising quality or improved services. Yes - Allison, Eberly, Foster, Furumo, Gholson, Irwin, Lockart, Marlow, Nordin, Schmidt, Simpson, Tidwell, Walker, Zahlan. Abstain - Richard.

3. #28 in Draft No. 4 - A motion (Gholson/Foster) to change the objective to read: Establish initiatives that engage the entire University and its friends in increasing appropriated funds.Yes - Allison, Eberly, Foster, Furumo, Gholson, Lockart, Marlow, Nordin, Schmidt, Simpson, Tidwell, Walker, Zahlan. Abstain - Richard.

C. Faculty Senate Forum - October 21, 1997, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the Charleston/Mattoon Room. G. Richard has confirmed that J. Nilsen and T. Weidner will be available to answer questions. Other individuals will also be invited to serve as resource persons for questions that might arise during the forum. The Faculty Senate will also extend an invitation to the President, the Vice Presidents and the Academic Deans to attend if they wish to do so.

D. IBHE - Guidelines for Program Review and New Programs--N. Marlow has requested that individuals with recommendations to the document that was handed out at the Faculty Senate meeting on October 6, 1997, forward those to her in writing by November 13. The Senate was apprised of the Capital Scholars Program at the University of Illinois at Springfield which will essentially change U of I at Springfield from a three-through five-year school to a one through five-year school. President Jorns has expressed his opposition to this plan and was quoted in the Springfield and Champaign papers as opposing the plan.

E. Faculty Senate appointments--A motion (Nordin/Eberly) to appoint French Fraker to the Continuing Education Coordinating Council. Yes - Allison, Eberly, Foster, Furumo, Gholson, Lockart, Marlow, Nordin, Schmidt, Simpson, Tidwell, Walker, Zahlan.Abstain - Richard.

The Faculty Senate lost quorum at 3:58 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Joan K. Schmidt, Recorder

REMINDER. DON'T FORGET TO ATTEND THE FACULTY FORUM ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21ST FROM 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. IN THE CHARLESTON/MATTOON ROOM IN THE UNIVERSITY UNION.