FACULTY SENATE MINUTES
FOR FEBRUARY 15, 2000
(Vol. xxix, No. 19)
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Present: J. Allison, R. Benedict, J. Best, G. Canivez, J. Coons, C. Eberly, B. Fischer, G. Foster, B. Irwin, G. Kelly, J. Tidwell, B. Young. Excused: P. Fewell, G. Lockart, N. Marlow. Guests: T. Abebe, C. Woodridge.
Motion (Young/Foster) to approve the minutes of February 8, 2000.
Corrections: Section IV A should stipulate that the stipend cost is 4.25%, not 4.5%. Under Section IV A in response to the first question, the total value of charitable gift annuities is $600,000. Also, it is only the payments to trust donors that "go out", not the trusts themselves. Also in Section IV A, in the fifth question, it was only in reference to some functions of the executive officer of the Foundation that might be turned over to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, not the entire operation of the Foundation. Under Section V A a (Executive Committee), 6th bullet, there was a concern expressed that any possible roundtable discussions do not establish policy in the place of existing governance structure. Finally, under Section V A b (Elections Committee) it should be noted that the position on the Sanction and Termination Hearing Committee electable from the College of Business and Applied Sciences is for a 1 year term, not a 2 year term as indicated in the listing of positions available.
Yes: Allison, Benedict, Best, Canivez, Coons, Eberly, Fischer, Foster, Irwin, Tidwell, Young.
A. Committee Reports
Motion (Tidwell/Fischer): Under Article 1 of the Faculty Senate Constitution, the Faculty Senate interprets the term "department chair" to refer to those individuals who hold a tenure-track position, or to those who hold tenure in an academic department.
Yes: Allison, Benedict, Best, Canivez Coons Eberly Fischer Foster, Irwin, Tidwell, Young.
Motion (Canivez/Allison): After careful consideration of the advantages and disadvantages of the Textbook Rental system, the Faculty Senate recommends a textbook purchase and resale system for graduate students.
The following points were brought out in the ensuing discussion:
Motion (Benedict/Allison) The Faculty Senate commends the UPI negotiating team (David Radavich, Charles Delman, Carol Jean Dudley, Lora Green, Matthew Monappillil, and Grant Sterling) for their conscientitious work and dedication on behalf of the faculty and staff at Eastern Illinois University.
In the ensuing discussion, the following points were brought out:
Yes: Allison, Benedict, Coons, Eberly, Fischer, Foster, Tidwell, Young. Abstain: Best, Irwin
Adjourn at 4:15 (Fischer)
John Best, Acting Recorder