FACULTY SENATE MINUTES FOR SEPTEMBER 14, 1999 (Vol. xxix, No. 4)

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  1. Call to order by Bonnie Irwin at 2:04 p.m. (2504 Buzzard Building)
  2. Present: J. Allison, R. Benedict, J. Best, J. Coons, C. Eberly, P. Fewell, B. Fischer, G. Foster, B. Irwin, G. Lockart, N. Marlow, J. Tidwell, M. Toosi, B. Young. Guests: T. Abebe, J. Maholy, S. Skala.

  3. Approval of the minutes of September 7, 1999
  4. Motion (Eberly/Fewell) to approve the minutes of September 7, 1999.

    Corrections: Section V.A. should read "Senators Young and Marlow expressed an interest . . ."; Section VI should read "adjourned at 4:00 p.m. (Walker).

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

  5. Communications
    1. 8-31-99 Senate Financial Activity Report
    2. 9-1-99 President’s Council Minutes. Eastern’s Big Picture meeting with IBHE scheduled for October 8; BOT Conferences call September 13; Senator Rauschenberger will visit campus and meet with President’s Council on September 29.
    3. 9-3-99 memo from VPAA regarding membership of Graduate Dean Search Committee: Dana Ringuette (Chairs), Genie Lenihan (CGS), Jane Wayland and Linda Coleman (graduate faculty), Reed Benedict and Ron Gholson (Faculty Senate), Susan Hankenson (Graduate School ASP), Will Hine (Deans), Cynthia Nichols (Office of Civil Rights, ex-officio).
    4. 9’7-99 e-mail from Frank McCormick regarding Phi Beta Kappa speaker. Dr. George Saliba will be speaking on "The Arabic Legacy in the Western Scientific Tradition" at 7:30 PM on Thursday, September 16, Phipps Lecture Hall.
    5. 9-8-99 e-mail from John Guzlowski regarding representation of annually contracted faculty. They are not represented outside the union; will Faculty Senate be taking up that issue this year?
    6. 9-8-99 e-mail from Mary Durkin Wohlrabe regarding Fall Forum. Consider collaborating with CAA and holding a forum on the future of education at Eastern, including assessment.
    7. 9-9-99 phone call from Doug Bower regarding COTE elections. COTE still lacks a representative from CDS, Econ, Poli Sci, Psych, Soc/Anth.
    8. 9-9-99 phone call from Kathy Engelkes regarding University Union Advisory Board. The University Union Advisory Board needs another faculty member. They meet the first Monday of the month at noon; this is a lunch meeting.
    9. 9-10-99 phone call from Kathy Reed regarding Associate Director of Financial Aid Search Committee. The search will begin again and the Senate needs to recommend a member to this committee.
    10. 9-10-99 memo from Frank Hohengarten regarding Senate appointment to Enrollment Management Advisory Committee. Charles Eberly’s term as the Senate representative is over, and Senate needs to make a new appointment. They meet 9/23 at 8:30 a.m., 10/18 at 3:00 p.m., and 11/9 at 1:00 p.m.
    11. 9-10-99 e-mails from Newton Key regarding Senate member on Library Advisory Board. Bailey Young can serve this function this year. The LAB will look into changing its by-laws.
    12. 9-12-99 e-mail from Judy Gorrell announcing the CUPB meeting on Friday, September 17 at 3:00 p.m.

  1. Old Business
    1. Committee Reports
      1. Elections Committee. COTE has two representatives from the College of Sciences, one each from physical and behavioral sciences. Last year when we put out a call for positions we included a representative from the behavioral sciences. No names were received and somehow it was omitted from the ballot. The Senate agreed to have Dean Wall appoint a member; that appointment will come to the Faculty Senate for approval. That individual would serve for this academic year. Then a representative could be elected for a two-year term during the Spring elections.
      2. Faculty-Student Relations Committee. This Committee will meet at 4:00 today to talk about the Student Conduct Code.
      3. Ad Hoc Drafting Committee. Survey results and narrative comments were distributed to Senate members. These will be discussed at next week’s meeting.
      4. Presidential Inauguration Committee. In response to a question last week, Chair Irwin informed the Senate that the budget for this Committee is $25,000. It looks like it may come in under that but this depends on attendance at many of the events. Chair Irwin distributed a list of Symposium events. The President will attend those marked with an *.
        • September 22, 3:00 PM, 105 Klehm Hall; Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences Demonstration; "Research Using the Scanning Electron Microscope," Dr. Ping Liu, Professor of Technology.
        • September 28, 3:00 PM, Charleston-Mattoon Room; College of Sciences Student/Faculty Panel Discussion; "Teaching and Learning through Research," moderated by Dr. John Best, Professor of Psychology.
        • *September 30, 3:30 PM, Robeson Auditorium; Graduate School Lecture; "Quality and Resources: The Lifeblood of Post-Baccalaureate Programs," Dr. George Walker, Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, Indiana University.
        • October 1-November 30, Gregg & McAfee Branches, Booth Library; Exhibit from the University Archives: "Eastern’s Eight Presidents."
        • *October 6, 7:30 PM, Phipps Lecture Hall; College of Education and Professional Studies Lecture; "Ya Gotta Have Heart," Dr. M. Thomas Woodall, Professor of Physical Education.
        • *October 10, 3:00 PM, Dvorak Concert Hall; Eastern Symphony Orchestra; Directed by Dr. Joseph Manfred, Professor of Music. $5 admission; reservations recommended; 581-2622.
        • *October 12, 7:30 PM, Gilomen Lecture Hall; Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences Lecture; "Values in Higher Education: Some Perspectives," Dr. David Bateman, Lumpkin Distinguished Professor of Business.
        • *October 13, 7:30 PM Phipps Lecture Hall; College of Sciences Ringenberg Lecture; "Adventures in Phosphorous Chemistry: Thirty Years in the Laboratory," Dr. Richard Keiter, Professor of Chemistry.
        • October 19, 1:30 PM, Worthington Inn; Workshop: "Teaching Ethics Across the Curriculum," Dr. Barbara Toffler, Ethics and Responsible Business Practices Consulting. Reservations required; 581-3526
        • *October 19, 7:00 PM; University Ballroom; Inauguration Symposium Invited Guest Lecture: "Ethics and Responsible Business Practices," Dr. Barbara Toffler, Ethics and Responsible Business Practices Consulting.
        • *October 21, 7:30 PM, Buzzard Auditorium; College of Arts and Humanities Lecture; "Our Mummies/Ourselves: British Mummy Narratives at the Turn of the Century," Dr. Ruth Hoberman, Professor of English.
        • *October 27, 10:00 AM, Grand Ballroom; Inauguration Keynote Speaker, Stanley Ikenberry, American Council on Education.
        • October 28, 12:00 PM, 1895 Room; School of Adult and Continuing Education Panel Presentation, "Instructional Technology: Past Practices and Future Potential in the Classroom," Dean Will Hine, Professors Pat Fewell and Bill Gibbs, Mr. Tim McCollum. Reservations required; contact Peggy Hickok at 581-6644 by October 21.
        • *October 29, 1:30 PM, Lantz Gym; Presidential Investiture Ceremony; Reception following in the Grand Ballroom.
        • November 12; Sixth annual Stockman Institute, Professional Development Institute for Teachers. For further information call 581-2524.
      5. Senate Representative to LAB. A motion to nominate Bailey Young as the Senate’s liaison to the Library Advisory Board was postponed last week.
      6. Yes: Allison, Benedict, Best, Coons, Eberly, Fewell, Fischer, Foster, Irwin, Lockart, Marlow, Tidwell, Toosi, Young.

      7. Student Members of Faculty Senate. None are forthcoming as yet. J. Coons and the Faculty-Student Relations Committee will add their efforts to this.
      8. Event for International Students. We will sponsor an event in October; Chair Irwin will contact Carolyn Cooper.
      9. Fall Forum. We will discuss potential topics after we have a chance to study the survey results. It was also suggested that a potential topic would be to discuss how the University community sees the liberal arts mission at Eastern.
      10. President Surles’ visit to the Senate on October 12. It was suggested that we ask the President to explain her liberal arts vision in more detail. This was added to the list of topics. The Executive Committee will try to organize and refine this list.
      11. Textbook Rental Service Advisory Board. We are seeking clarification for this. Last Spring the Senate nominated Gary Foster to this Board. A week later he was told there was no position to fill. Last week he received a memo welcoming him to the Committee and asking if he were an alternate or regular member. If there is a Faculty Senate position on this committee, it is Gary Foster.
    1. New Business
      1. Appointment to Search Committee for the Assistant Director of Financial Aid.
      2. Motion (Allison/Young) to nominate Lankford Walker as the Senate’s representative.

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

      3. Appointment of a Senator to serve on the Enrollment Management Advisory Committee.
      4. Motion (Tidwell/Eberly) to nominate John Best.

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

      5. Chair Irwin asked the Senate to consider an early adjournment on September 28 to allow attendance at one of the symposium events.
      6. Next week’s agenda will include
        • Faculty Survey Results
        • Fall Forum
        • Streamlining Subjects for the President’s Visit
      7. Faculty are encouraged to suggest topics for the upcoming Fall Forum. Send these suggestions to Bonnie Irwin (English).
    1. Adjourn at 2:50 p.m. (Eberly)

    Respectfully submitted,

    Nancy D. Marlow, Recorder

    Faculty are encouraged to suggest topics they would like to see discussed at the Fall Forum. Send your suggestions to Bonnie Irwin, English. (cfbdi)