Minutes of Faculty Senate Executive Board Meeting

2:00 Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Conference Room Memorial 367

 

The meeting was called to order by President Paul Markel.

 

In attendance: Paul Markel, Cheryl Nilsen, Ji-Hee Kim, Christopher Keller, Nancy Hall, Michelle Sauer. Absent: Gary Rabe, Casey Coleman.

 

Approval of Minutes: Chris Keller moved to approve the minutes as presented. Ji-Hee Kim seconded the motion. The motion carried by consensus.

 

Announcements Dr. Paul Markel: This executive board meeting will cover both the additional Full Senate meeting next week and the December Full Senate meeting. Dr. Vicki Michels is in attendance today on behalf of the Faculty Handbook Committee.

 

Review of Agenda: Dr. Michels will be moved up in the agenda to follow the CCF report.

 

Administrative Report Dr. Nancy Hall: An update on the presidential search was given. The ad for the position is out and posted. Applications will go to the search consultant. The ad for the chancellor search is being prepared and will be out soon. The board hopes to make an offer for the chancellor position before making an offer for the president position.

 

Dr. Hall explained that the library is looking at cutting back on journals that are not used much in an effort to be able to fund those journals that might be requested and used more often. Each department will be meeting with library staff about reviewing holdings used by the department.

 

The next NCA accreditation visit will be in 2007. Individuals who will be taking on lead roles in the accreditation process will be identified this spring. There should be some opportunities for training for those leaders.

 

CCF Report Dr. Chris Keller: The interim chancellor has requested that SBHE table the proposed textbook policy until February as CCF is working on alternative wording.

 

Dr. Keller reported about the chancellor position description and some of the concerns that CCF has about it. One concern is that the board does not want to require the candidate to hold a doctoral degree. Another concern was that CCF wishes to have the chancellor have some academic experience. Academic Affairs had the same concerns.

 

A motion was passed by CCF to form a Task Force of no more than 12 to look at Learning Management Systems. The hope is to have at least 2 faculty on the Task Force.

 

Faculty Handbook Committee Dr. Vicki Michels: Dr. Michels presented a draft of the revisions of the first section of the Faculty Handbook. The Handbook Committee will be contacting the Constitutional Review Committee for input on revisions for that section. The draft will be distributed soon so that senators can read it prior to the December 4 Full Senate meeting when it will be addressed.

 

Old Business:

Bylaws and Faculty Senate committees: These will be the main topics of discussion at the additional Full Senate meeting November 25. The Diversity agenda item will also be addressed at that meeting. Notice will be sent to all senators about the topics that will be discussed at both of the upcoming meetings. They will also be asked to solicit comments from colleagues about items to be discussed.

 

Promotion and Tenure Guidelines: Discussion of a format for getting informal input on the draft guidelines will take place at the December 4 Full Senate meeting. At that meeting Michelle Sauer will suggest a format for holding open forums on the drafts during spring semester.

 

New Business:

Diversity Dr. Michelle Sauer: The method for assigning parking permits has been found to be discriminatory. As a result, this will need to be presented to Jared Edwards to be addressed.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

Cheryl Nilsen, Secretary

 

 


Faculty Senate Executive Board Meeting
November 18, 2003
2pm to 3pm in Memorial Room 367.
 
Members:
Paul Markel, President
Gary Rabe, Vice President
Cheryl Nilsen, Secretary
Casey Coleman, Parliamentarian
Ji-Hee Kim, Member at Large
Michelle Sauer, Member at Large
 
Agenda
1. Review the Minutes
2.  Announcements - Dr. Paul Markel
3. Review the Agenda
4. Administrative report - Dr. Nancy Hall
5.  CCF report - Dr. Chris Keller
6. Old Business
 a. Bylaws and Faculty Senate committees
 b. Promotion and Tenure Guidelines
7. New Business
 a. Diversity - Dr. Michelle Sauer
 b. Faculty Handbook Committee - Dr. Vicki Michels


Agenda

Faculty Senate Executive Board Meeting

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

 

  1. Approval of Minutes
  2. Announcements Dr. Paul Markel
  3. Review of Agenda
  4. Administrative Report Dr. Nancy Hall
  5. CCF Report Dr. Chris Keller
  6. Old Business
    1. Bylaws and Faculty Senate committees
    2. Promotion and Tenure Guidelines
  7. New Business
    1. Diversity Dr. Michelle Sauer
    2. Faculty Handbook Committee Dr. Vicki Michels
    3.