FACULTY SENATE MINUTES
FOR OCTOBER 7, 1997
(Vol.xxvii, No. 7)
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: J. Abell, C. Burke, M. Dunn, C. Murin, J. Nilsen, D. Poole, K. Vana, R. Zelenski.
II.APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 30, 1997.
A motion (Walker/Allison) to approve the minutes of September 30, 1997.
Correction: IV.C.3 - J. Simpson not J. Allison reported..
Yes - Allison, Eberly, Foster, Furumo, Irwin, Lockart, Nordin, Richard, Schmidt, Simpson, Tidwell, Walker. Abstain - Gholson, Marlow
A. Minutes - Council on Academic Affairs - 9/25/97
B. Minutes - College of Education and Professional Studies Curriculum Committee-9/22/97
C. Minutes - Intercollegiate Athletic Board- 9/4/97 & 9/11/97
D. Minutes - Council on Teacher Education - 9/23/97
E. Meeting Agenda & Roster - Continuing Education Coordinating Council-9/23/97
F. Memo to Shirley Stewart with a copy to Faculty Senate and CAA from the Faculty of the Department of Health Studies regarding the Career Services seminar requirement
G. Newsletter - The Planning Universe- September 1997
H. Minutes - Council on Graduate Studies - 9/16/97
I. Memo from T. Weidner regarding the appropriateness of naming the Lumpkin Hall Computer Lab supervisory station and the main floor, east entrance foyer of Lumpkin Hall
J. Information from Lewis Coon about changes in benefits for retirees
K. John Allison reported a conversation with B. Jorstad about the science periodical budget being cut by double digits
L. John Allison reported a conversation with G. Aylesworth concerning a Workshop on Assessment being presented.
M. John Allison reported that the University College will receive a portion of the $50,000 allocated for hiring the instructional support specialist.
N. Communication - John Allison - Strategic Positioning Document - 10/5/97
A. Faculty Forum Information--G. Richard distributed a generic flyer announcing the Faculty Senate Forum to be held on October 21, 1997, from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the Charleston/Mattoon Room in the Martin Luther King University Union. G. Richard reported that in her discussion with some of the chairs that they reported that they had agreed to complete the process but that they will respond in written form to the President regarding the concerns and problems encountered in getting the benchmarking data. There was considerable discussion as to whether Constitutional Planning should be the focus of the forum.
MOTION (Eberly/Foster) to reconsider the September 30, 1997, motion which is as follows: The Faculty Senate hold a forum regarding constitutional plans to gather information so that we might advise the president concerning the benchmarking process and concerning the desirability or lack, thereof, of an assessment of constitutional plans thus far before completing the cycle. Yes - Allison, Nordin, Walker, Zahlan. No - Eberly, Foster, Furumo, Gholson, Irwin, Lockart, Marlow, Schmidt, Simpson, Tidwell. Abstain - Richard.(4-10-1). (A "yes" vote indicates that constitutional planning would be the primary focus of the forum. A "no" vote does not eliminate the forum but indicates that constitutional planning should not be the primary focus.)
MOTION (Allison/Walker) The Faculty Senate hold a forum with the following issues to be discussed:
* Modifications in library funding
* Constitutional planning
* Erosion of graduate school/programs
* Contingency plan for the library renovation project
Yes - Allison, Eberly, Foster, Furumo, Gholson, Irwin, Lockart, Marlow, Nordin, Schmidt, Simpson, Tidwell, Walker, Zahlan. Abstain - Richard (14-0-1)
B. Strategic Positioning Objectives
MOTION (Eberly/Nordin) Educational Quality #5 - Change well grounded to well-prepared. Yes - Allison, Eberly, Foster, Furumo, Gholson, Irwin, Lockart, Marlow, Nordin, Schmidt, Tidwell, Walker, Zahlan. Abstain- Richard, Simpson. (l3-0-2). The revised statement is: Implement university-wide assessment in order to ensure that Eastern students leave the university as well-prepared, liberally educated, competent men and women.
MOTION (Eberly/Allison) Educational Quality #6 Change to off-campus life to with out-of-classroom experience. Yes - Allison, Eberly, Foster, Furumo, Gholson, Irwin, Lockart, Marlow, Nordin, Schmidt, Simpson, Tidwell, Walker, Zahlan. Abstain - Richard. (14-0-1)
MOTION (Foster/Allison) Educational Quality #6. Change require to encourage. Yes - Allison, Foster, Walker, Zahlan. No - Eberly, Furumo, Irwin, Lockart, Marlow, Nordin, Schmidt, Simpson, Tidwell. Abstain - Gholson, Richard (4-8-2). The revised statement is: Require learning experiences, such as internship, study abroad, or community service which link classroom learning with out-of-classroom experience.
MOTION (Allison/Walker) Educational Quality #8. Change sustain to Develop and sustain Yes - Allison, Eberly, Furumo, Lockart, Nordin, Schmidt, Walker, Zahlan. Abstain - Foster, Gholson, Marlow, Richard. Simpson. (8-0-5)
MOTION (Allison/Walker) Educational Quality #8. Change and augment undergraduate offerings to complement undergraduate programs and, most particularly, serves the needs of graduate students. Yes - Allison, Eberly, Foster, Furumo, Lockart, Marlow, Nordin, Schmidt, Simpson, Tidwell, Walker, Zahlan. Abstain - Gholson, Richard. (12-0-2). The revised statement is: Develop and sustain rigorous, high-quality graduate programs that complement undergraduate programs and, most particularly, serves the needs of graduate students.
***Discussion of other Strategic Positioning Objectives was postponed until 10/14/97 to address other issues on the agenda.
C. Faculty Senate Appointments
1. Enrollment Management Committee - Charles Eberly was elected as the Faculty Senate's representative to that committee.
2. Continuing Education Coordinating Council - Individuals interested in this should contact Anne Zahlan by Monday, October 13, 1997.
D. Committee Reports
1. Nominations & Liaison Coordinator--Dr. Barbara Lawrence has been recommended for the Council on Faculty Research. MOTION (Marlow/Allison) to approve Dr. Barbara Lawrence for the Council on Faculty Research. Yes- Allison, Eberly, Foster, Furumo, Gholson, Lockart, Marlow, Nordin, Schmidt, Simpson, Tidwell, Walker. Abstain-Richard (l2-0-1)
The following guidelines were presented by the Nominations Committee to be used when considering individuals the IBHE Faculty Advisory Committee Alternate:
b. Associate Professor or Professor
c. Employed 5 or more years at Eastern
MOTION (Marlow/Allison) to approve the guidelines for the IBHE Faculty Advisory Committee Representative. Yes - Allison, Eberly, Foster, Furumo, Gholson, Lockart, Marlow, Nordin, Schmidt, Simpson, Tidwell, Walker. Abstain - Richard. (12-0-1)
2. Elections - no report
3. Faculty-Student Relations Committee--J. Simpson reported that the Student Senate Tuition and Fee Review Committee approved the following increases per semester:
Grant-in-Aid $ 8.00
Union Bond $ 6.00 rather than $8.00
Health and Accident Ins.$ 5.00
4. Faculty-Staff Relations - No report
5. IBHE - Nancy Marlow distributed a document "Statewide Program Evaluation: A Reexamination" which will be discussed at the next Faculty Senate meeting.
V. NEW BUSINESS
A. Agenda Items
1. Library allocations and remodeling update - Dean Lanham
2. Strategic Positioning Objectives
3. IBHE Document
4. Referendum on Constitutional Planning
VI. ADJOURN - 4:02 (Walker)
Joan K. Schmidt, Recorder
FACULTY FORUM WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 21, 1997, at 2:00 p.m. in the Charleston-Mattoon Room in the Martin Luther King Union.
*Volunteers are needed for the IBHE Faculty Advisory Committee Alternate. See qualifications in the minutes IV.D.1.
*Volunteers are also needed to fill positions on the Apportionment Board, Campus Recreation Board and the University Union Advisory Board.
Names should be sent to Anne Zahlan ( e-mail: email@example.com)
by noon on October 13.