FACULTY SENATE MINUTES
FOR MARCH 28, 2000
(Vol. xxix, No. 24)

The Faculty Senate agenda is posted weekly on the Web, at 2504 Buzzard, and at 315K Coleman.

  1. Call to order by Bonnie Irwin at 2:05 p.m. (2504 Buzzard Building)
  2. Present: J. Allison, R. Benedict, J. Best, C. Eberly, P. Fewell, B. Fischer, N. Greer, B. Irwin, G. Lockart, N. Marlow, J. Tidwell, M. Toosi, B. Young, G. Kelly. Excused: G. Canivez, J. Coons. Guests: T. Abebe, M. Buerskins, J. Heumann, J. Niziolkiewicz.

  3. Approval of the minutes of March 21, 2000
  4. Motion (Benedict/Fewell) to approve the minutes of March 21, 2000.

    Yes: Benedict, Best, Fewell, Fischer, Greer, Irwin, Lockart, Marlow, Tidwell Toosi, Young. Abstentions: Allison, Eberly.

  5. Communications
    1. Council on Academic Affairs minutes, 9 March 2000. Revisions in CDS Honors Program approved. New course, ENG 3705, Multicultural Literatures, approved. New course, EIU 1111, University Foundations (a replacement for EIU 1004) approved.
    2. Committee for the Assessment of Student Learning minutes, 7 March 2000. Discussion of writing portfolio scoring rubric and TASKS.
    3. Committee for the Assessment of Student Learning minutes, 21 March 2000. Further discussion of TASKS. Writing portion of Assessment plan drafted and will be forwarded to Provost for transmission to CAA.
    4. Copy of letter from David Smith, History (UPI Legislative Affairs Chair), to Senator Rauschenberger, 20 March 2000. David Smith outlines the various duties of a faculty member at EIU with the intent of taking Senator Rauschenberger up on his request to have dialogue with faculty members. Dr. Smith explains how our research and service activities make us better teachers and improve the quality of education we deliver.
    5. E-mail from John Beabout, WEIU, regarding Radio-TV Advisory Board, 21 March 2000. Meeting of Radio-TV Advisory Board has been delayed because of delay in receiving consultant’s report. Input on the consultant’s report will be gathered from April through June.
    6. Memo from Dean Hohengarten, Enrollment Management, regarding senate representative to Enrollment Management Advisory Committee, 22 March 2000. John Best’s appointment expires at the end of summer. We need to appoint a replacement. This committee meets at 8:30 on Thursdays.
    7. Memo from Dean Hohengarten, Enrollment Management, regarding senate representative to Textbook Rental Services Advisory Committee, 22 march 2000. Keith Wilson’s appointment expires in August. We need to appoint a replacement.
    8. E-mail from Ann Enke, parent of student, regarding Textbook Rental Service, 27 March 200. TRS is a great money-saver and a reason this family chose Eastern.
    9. Petition concerning change in format of WEIU-FM, 28 March 200. "To President Carol Surles: We, the undersigned, respectfully request that you keep WEIU/FM as it now exists: a cultural beacon for Eastern Illinois University and East Central Illinois. We support WEIU/FM’s current mission to provide quality musical programming, and for it to remain a student operated station, as it has been since 1985."
  1. New Business
    1. WEIU-FM format change. Joe Heumann, speech communication and former FM Station Manager spoke to the Senate about his concerns. The station managers of FM and TV were unaware of the plan for change in WEIU/FM. The plan was formulated without their input. Heumann and Elaine Fine interpreted it as an invitation to resign so they did. They have collected 1600 signatures from students, faculty, staff, and the community on a petition; the response to the petition has been very positive. The proposed changes to WEIU/FM would pretty much destroy the station. The plan has a demand for new programming but no budget or staff. Now the plan is suddenly being called a "draft proposal." The plan was formulated pretty much in secret. The consultants spent ten minutes analyzing the station. Beabout went to Nashville to help rewrite the consultants’ plan. The general discussion included the following:
      • There are two concerns. One has to do with shared governance. I am not aware that any members of the Radio-TV Advisory Board were part of the decision to hire the consultants. For such an elaborate proposal to come together without the Advisory Board, there was a lapse in shared governance. Second, the plan itself raises concerns. It seems to change the orientation of the FM station to that of a local station in competition with other local stations. One of the elements proposed is that there be an EIU Chapel Service. Many have concerns about that because of the relationship that could develop between public funding and religious activity. The word "chapel" has very distinct connotations and denotations. It is usually associated with Christian services rather than with more general multi-denominational meanings.
      • Is there a time frame? It is based on a five-year plan. It lists September 1, 2000, as the start date for expanding hours. The station has a staff of one person beyond Heumann and Fine. That is not the only problem; it was all done in secret. Neither Heumann nor the TV station manager was consulted. That is confusing because that is what their jobs were supposed to be. They still do not know who was on the ad hoc committee.
      • There has always been an issue of what the primary purpose of that organization–whether educational or community service. It has been real battle for years. When the Radio-TV Center was established in 1985 it was a learning lab for journalism and speech communication students; this was the number one purpose in the mission statement. It is all part of a general philosophical debate.
      • There is no mention of the word "academic" any more in the new plan. There is an idea that the TV station has to be very local–to serve Coles County taxpayers first. There is concern that to raise money they will have to establish total local community programming. This is a quasi-commercial model. You cannot do both music and talk. You have to decide what you will be. In 1985 this was supposed to be a cultural beacon for EIU.
      • Do you know where this proposal originated? It originated from John Beabout. We do not know whom else it was presented to.
      • One of the goals of the new proposal is to develop a new board and bylaws. It would have been appropriate for the existing boards to be apprised of this plan.

    Chair Irwin will follow up on this and return with information at next week’s meeting.

    V. Old Business

      1. Committee Reports
        1. Executive Committee. Chair Irwin distributed the CUPB report and capital projects rankings. She asked senators to return these by the next meeting with their rankings. CUPB also distributed their revised bylaws. Chair Irwin will have these at next week’s meeting.
        2. Elections. Senator Best presented the elections results [attached to the end of the minutes]. There were several ties. These will be decided by a coin toss in the presence of those tied–as specified in the bylaws. Best said he would like to work on a process to improve the write-in procedure. There was a discussion of this:
          • Should there be a minimum number of votes for write-in candidates? Those whose names are on the ballot have organized petitions with ten names.
          • We should not set artificial minimum limits for vote numbers.
          • Write-ins with one vote could harm the credibility of that person on the committee. This has been heard from administrators.
          • Although they may not have a great number of votes they have come forward to run.
          • It might be a good lesson for us to learn that we lose a position because we did not run for the position.

        The Senate expressed its appreciation to Senator Best for his wonderful coordination of the election process.

        There was also some concern about the business of settling ties with a coin toss:

          • The coin toss seems almost comic.
          • It is in our bylaws so we have to do it this year.
          • It is a common way of breaking ties in civic elections.

        It was noted that small colleges appeared to do a better job of getting their members out to vote than the larger colleges. However, there was a lot of variability within colleges.

        Motion (Fewell/Tidwell) to accept the results of the elections.

        Yes: Allison, Benedict, Best, Eberly, Fewell, Fischer, Greer, Irwin, Lockart, Marlow, Tidwell, Toosi, Young.

        1. Adjourn at 2:48 p.m. (Greer)

        Respectfully submitted,

        Nancy D. Marlow, Recorder

        Results of Faculty Senate Elections

        March 22-23, 2000

        248 ballots counted (244 in 1999, 248 in 1998, 221 in 1997, 267 in 1995)

        1 invalid CAA ballot not counted

        17 invalid CGS ballots not counted

        Faculty Senate--5 at large

        *Anne Zahlan 134

        *Gary Canivez 131

        *French Fraker 130

        *Martha Harris 123

        *Doug Brandt 116

        David Carpenter 94

        Council on Academic Affairs--3 at large

        *Nancy Marlow 126

        *Jill Owen 119

        *Julie Dietz 111

        Anita Shelton 109

        John Kilgore 99

        University Personnel Committee

        1 at large

        *Gail Mason 182

        Receiving two write-in votes: F. Kory

        Receiving one write-in vote: F. McCormick, L. Kayser, B. Poole, J. Guzlowski, T. Mason, M. Mueller

        1 from the College of Sciences

        *Max Kashefi 34

        James McGaughey 23

        1 from the College of Education and Professional Studies

        *Linda Kayser 28

        Susan Woods 21

        1 from the College of Business and Applied Sciences

        *Lola Dudley 29

        Council on Teacher Education

        1at large from the College of Education and Professional Studies

        *Mary Greenlaw 39

        1 person representing Phys. Ed., Leisure Studies, Health Studies

        *Kevin Hussey 48

        1 person representing Special Education

        *Christy Hooser 40

        1 from the College of Sciences (PSY, ECN, PLS, CDS, or SOC/ANT)

        Tie: Receiving one write-in vote: M. Havey, C. McCormick, A. McNitt, W. Thompson, G. Canivez, L. Calvert, M. Kashefi, R. Hummel, D. Carwell, J. Henn

        1 from the College of Business and Applied Sciences (Tech., FCS)

        *Receiving 11 write-in votes: Lucy Campanis

        Receiving 2 write-in votes: L. Butler

        Receiving 1 write-in vote: M. Hubbard

        Academic Program Elimination Review Committee

        1 from Phys. Ed., Leisure Studies, Health Studies

        *William Russell 28

        Marietta Deming 19

        Receiving one write-in vote: M.E. Varble

        1 from Library, Counseling Center, Education Depts

        Tie: Receiving one write-in vote: K. Alford, W. Smith

        Sanctions and Termination Hearing Committee

        1 from the College of Education and Professional Studies

        *Barbara Powell 48

        1 from the College of Arts and Humanities

        Tie: Receiving 13 write-in votes: Doug DiBianco, Martin Hardeman

        Receiving 12 write-in votes: J. Allison

        Receiving 3 write-in votes: B. Irwin

        Receiving 2 write-in votes: L. Clay-Mendez

        Receiving 1 write-in vote: J. Heumann, R. Sylvia, J. Boshart, F. Parcells, M. Hogg

        1 from the College of Business and Applied Sciences

        Receiving 1 write-in vote: W. Wahby, B. Powell, M. Toosi

        Enrollment Management Advisory Committee

        1 from the College of Arts and Humanities

        *Terry Perkins 41

        Receiving 1 write-in vote: A. Boswell, T. Shonk, B. Poulter, N. Greer

        Admissions Appeal Review Committee

        1 from the College of Arts and Humanities

        *Receiving 2 write-in votes: Olga Abella

        Receiving1I write-in vote: D. DiBianco, J. Heumann, H. Breidenbach, G. Hecimovich, J DePetro, J. Wolski, N. Greer, M. Hardeman, K. Konrad, M. Bradd

        Council on University Planning and Budget

        1 from the College of Arts and Humanities

        *David Carpenter 52

        Receiving 1 write-in vote: D. Wolski, J. Tidwell, C. Waldrep, C. Helsel

        1 from the College of Business and Applied Sciences

        * Hank Davis 23

        1 from Library/Media Services

        *Receiving 12 write-in votes: David Bell

        Council on Graduate Studies

        1 from the College of Business and Applied Sciences

        *Ping Liu 19

        Waldo Born 17

        1 from the College of Sciences

        *Mike Havey 42

        Frank Goldacker 16

        Participation in Faculty Senate Elections-Spring 2000

        College of Arts and Humanities

        Department

        Voting

        Eligible

        Percentage

        Dean’s Office

        1

        1

        100

        Art

        4

        19

        21

        English

        24

        41

        59

        Foreign Languages

        6

        10

        60

        History

        13

        17

        76

        Journalism

        6

        11

        55

        Music

        6

        21

        29

        Philosophy

        2

        5

        40

        Speech Communication

        7

        18

        39

        Theatre Arts

        1

        7

        14

        Total

        70

        150

        46.7

               

        College of Business and Applied Sciences

        School of Business

        22

        43

        51

        School of Fam/Con.Sci

        10

        15

        67

        School of Technology

        8

        13

        62

        Total

        40

        71

        60.6

               

        College of Education and Professional Studies

        Early Child., Elem./Middle

        9

        12

        75

        Secondary Ed./Foundations

        5

        9

        56

        Special Education

        6

        8

        75

        Counseling/Student Dev.

        5

        8

        63

        Student Teaching

        0

        3

        0

        Educational Admin.

        0

        3

        0

        Phys. Education

        18

        22

        82

        Health Studies

        6

        7

        86

        Leisure Studies

        4

        5

        80

        Counseling Center

        0

        1

        0

        Total

        53

        78

        67.9

               

        Library

        12

        17

        70.6

               

        College of Sciences

        Biological Sciences

        9

        24

        38

        Chemistry

        5

        14

        36

        Comm. Dis/Sciences

        5

        10

        50

        Economics

        8

        15

        53

        Geology/Geography

        3

        12

        25

        Mathematics

        8

        25

        32

        Physics

        4

        10

        40

        Political Science

        10

        11

        91

        Psychology

        15

        18

        83

        Sociology/Anthro.

        7

        11

        64

        Total

        74

        150

        49.3

               

        Grand Total

        249

        466

        53.4