FACULTY SENATE MINUTES
FOR APRIL 27, 1999
(Vol. xxviii, No. 28)

I. Call to order by James Tidwell at 2:00 p.m. (Conference Room, Booth Library)

Present: J. Allison, J. Best, J. Coons, C. Eberly, P. Fewell, G. Foster, N. Furumo, R. Gholson, B. Irwin, G. Lockart, N. Marlow, J. Tidwell, M. Toosi, L. Walker, A. Zahlan. Guests: T. Abebe, K. Franken, M. McMahon

II. Approval of the minutes of April 20, 1999

Motion (Allison/Fewell) to approve the minutes of April 20, 1999.

Corrections: Noel Kohler should be Noel Koller.

Yes: Allison, Best, Coons, Fewell, Foster, Furumo, Lockart, Marlow, Tidwell, Walker Zahlan. Abstentions: Gholson, Irwin, Toosi.

Approval of the minutes of the Faculty Forum of April 13, 1999

Motion (Allison/Fewell) to approve the minute of the Faculty Forum of April 13, 1999

Corrections: The names of Linda Callendrillo, Susan Kaufman, and David Radavich should be added to the list of guests. On the third page the following should be added at the end of the first full paragraph (beginning "A student appreciated the opportunity . . ."): I believe Darwin's principle of "survival of the fittest" was applicable to the discussion of the merger of the Botany and Zoology Departments and could be used for future mergers. Arguments were made that mergers of botany and zoology departments had taken place for 20-30 years, and EIU had yet to merge theirs. One of the reasons why EIU had not merged its departments is because these departments were among the fittest departments in Illinois, if not the U.S. These sentiments have been previously communicated to EIU via alumni and employers of EIU graduates.

Yes: Allison, Best, Coons, Fewell, Foster, Furumo, Gholson, Irwin, Lockart, Tidwell, Toosi, Walker, Zahlan. Abstentions: Marlow

III. Communications

A. Minutes of Council on Academic Affairs-April 15, 1999

B. Minutes of Council on University Planning and Budget-March 26, 1999

C. Agenda for Council on University Planning and Budget-April 23, 1999

D. Note from Susan Kaufman, Distinguished Faculty Award winner: Dear Colleagues-I am truly humbled by the Distinguished Faculty Award. Being regarded well by one's peers is the greatest of honors. Eastern Illinois University has been very good to me, and our faculty, staff, administration, and most importantly our students mean a great deal to me. As many of you know, my passion is for work on issues pertaining to diversity. For that reason I have decided to use the award money to fund a Teaching Tolerance collection at Booth Library. Dean Lanham, the Foundation, and I will work out the details. I would encourage others who treasure diversity as I do to contribute to this fund for books and media materials for faculty, students and community use. Thanks again.

IV. Old Business

A. Committee Reports

1. Executive Committee. There will be no Senate meeting during final exam week. The summer meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 16, at 1:00 p.m. in Buzzard 2504.

2. Nominations. The following appointments were presented:

Judicial Board--Richard Roberts, Counseling: Leo Comerford, Mathematics; Tim Mason, Economics; Ronan S. Bernas, Psychology; Douglas Klarup, Chemistry; William D. Russell,Physical Education; Carol A. Deakyne, Chemistry; Veronica P. Stephen, EC, E, & ML Ed; Mary Ellen Varble, EC, E, & ML Ed; Jane Wayland, Business; Diedre Mithaug, Special Education; Shelley S. French, German.

Health Service Advisory Board--Keith Wilson, Psychology; Barbara A. Walker, Health Studies

Library Advisory Board--Matthew Monippallil, Business; Alan Grant, Economics; Rosemary Buck, English; Martha Jane Harris, Special Education.

Financial Aid and Grants--Shu-Chen Jenny Yen, EC, E, & ML Ed

Apportionment board--Howard Price, Journalism

Civil Rights and Diversity Advisory Board-- Robin L. Murray, English.

Campus Recreation Board--John Henry Pommier, Leisure Studies

Intercollegiate Athletic Board--Joyce Higgins, Chemistry

Radio/TV Board--David Carwell, Political Science.

Council on Faculty Research--Charles W. Wootton, Business; Marina Marjanovic, Biological Sciences.

Motion (Walker/Allison) to approve the above appointments.

Yes: Allison, Best, Coons, Eberly, Fewell, Foster, Furumo, Gholson, Irwin, Lockart, Marlow, Tidwell, Toosi, Walker, Zahlan.

Motion (Walker/Eberly) to appoint Gary Foster as the Faculty Senate representative to the Textbook Rental Service Committee for 1999-2000.

Yes: Allison, Best, Coons, Eberly, Fewell, Furumo, Gholson, Irwin, Lockart, Marlow, Tidwell, Toosi, Walker, Zahlan. Abstentions: Foster.

3. Screening Committee for Director of Financial Aid. Two candidates have been on campus, and two more will be interviewed this week.

4. CUPB. Chair Tidwell was unable to attend last Friday's meeting. The overall rankings of the regular capital items were (1) Booth, (2) Fine Arts Construction, (3) south campus chilled water loop, (4) upgrade campus electrical distribution, and (5) Science Building (planning). For the capital renewal items the ranking was (1) Physical Sciences, (2) McAfee, and (3) Klehm. Concern was expressed that CUPB has not looked at all of the planning priorities. The importance of CUPB is highlighted in the IGP, which does not say that CUPB can advise but that CUPB shall advise. This not only ignores input from CUPB but from Senate and faculty as well. The Executive Committee will try to set up a meeting with the President to discuss this. The results of the meeting will be brought to the June 16 meeting.

B. Additional comments about Spring Forum. The Ad Hoc Drafting Committee is incorporating information from the forum into the survey instrument. The importance of the faculty forum in general was recognized, and appreciation was extended to those who organized the forum. Faculty forums help faculty communication across disciplines; it is hoped that Faculty Senate will continue to sponsor such open discussions.

V. New Business

A. Election of Senate officers for 1999-2000.

Nomination of Bonnie Irwin (Fewell) for Chair.

Yes: Allison, Best, Coons, Eberly, Fewell, Foster, Furumo, Gholson, Irwin, Lockart, Marlow, Tidwell, Toosi, Walker, Zahlan.

Nomination of John Best (Foster) for Vice Chair

Nomination of Janice Coons (Allison) for Vice Chair

Motion (Fewell/Gholson) to close nominations

Best: Best, Eberly, Fewell, Foster, Furumo, Gholson, Lockart, Tidwell. Coons: Allison, Coons, Irwin, Marlow, Toosi, Walker, Zahlan. John Best will serve as Vice Chair.

Nomination of Nancy Marlow (Irwin) for Recorder

Yes: Allison, Best, Coons, Eberly, Fewell, Foster, Furumo, Gholson, Irwin, Lockart, Tidwell, Toosi, Walker, Zahlan. No: Marlow.

Motion (Allison/Walker) to thank the 1998-99 Executive Board for their work.

Yes: Allison, Best, Coons, Eberly, Fewell, Foster, Furumo, Gholson, Lockart, Toosi, Walker, Zahlan. Abstentions: Irwin, Marlow, Tidwell

VPAA/Provost Abebe added that that the Executive Board is a very dedicated group of people who represented the interests of faculty and the Senate to the President and himself. He especially commended James Tidwell for his job as Faculty Senate Chair and said that he looked forward to working with next year's officers.

B. By acclamation, the Faculty Senate recognized the passing of Dr. Walter Klehm and honors his dedication and service to the development of EIU.

C. The Senate also commended the group of students who put together the memorial for Brad Wright.

VI. Adjourn at 2:50 p.m. (Walker)

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy D. Marlow, Recorder