MiSU Faculty Senate
Members present: Bethany Andreasen, Larry Atwood, Richard Barkosky, Christian Fantoni, Patti Fedje, Linda Haider, Nancy Hall, Leisa Harmon, Christopher Keller, Paul Markel, David McCormack, Cheryl Nilsen, Ernst Pijning, Susan Podrygula, Gary Rabe, Ron Royer, Michelle Sauer, Richard Seklecki, Tom Seymour, Kenneth Staub
Members absent: Clark Markell, Lisa Borden-King, Linda Olson, Mohammad Saeed, H. Erik Shaar, Elizabeth Steere
Guests present: Bruce Haskins, Stephen Hayton, Alexis Hildebrandt, Wes Matthews, Dick Jenkins
President Keller called the meeting to order at and offered brief opening remarks.
Podrygula moved and Royer seconded the seating of Draza Markovic as a proxy for Clark Markell. Motion passed.
Keller welcomed new Faculty Senate members Atwood (at large), Nilsen (at large) and Seklecki (replacement for Monte Cole). Replacement senators for McKenney (Arts and Sciences) and Bordelon (Education and Human Sciences) will be elected by their colleges.
For announcements, Keller noted:
¨ The opinion survey is yet to be compiled so he will report on that in the future.
The Arts and Humanities Summit and the State of
the Faculty Conference will be held simultaneously in
Royer moved and
In a review of the agenda (attached) items 5a and 5b were addressed out of order to accommodate guests.. Item 5e was dropped from the agenda due to Dr. Shaar's absence.
Wes Matthews reported on the developing faculty sick leave policy. The policy has not been yet implemented to allow the two new deans to have input into the policy. A second reason is the discovery that "service faculty" (such as the NDCPD) need to be included in the policy. Also, the question of short term disability insurance (to bridge between sick leave and long term disability) needs to be addressed. The most recent draft will be sent to faculty (via email) for faculty input.
Dr. Nancy Hall reported on many current issues and needs, and responded to questions:
¨ Campus intellectual property policy must be developed.
Dean Rod Hewlett is exploring opportunities for
The Dean search for the
¨ The focus of Old Main construction is now shifting to McFarland Auditorium.
¨ The MiSU enrolment headcount is up by 100 from last year. The FTE count is not yet available.
¨ Small Research Grant applications are due September 27.
¨ Grow Your Own Professional Development applications are due September 27.
¨ A Retention Management System survey of incoming freshmen was reported. Based on the survey, our incoming students are more likely to drop out than the norm.
$1000 is available for travel and rooms to send
faculty members to the Oct 7-8 Arts and Sciences Summit held in conjunction
with the State of the Faculty Conference in
¨ The maintenance of the Faculty Senate web site may shift at least partially to Cathy Horvath's staff.
¨ Rationale was presented behind the August adjustments of class sizes by chairs, deans, and the VPAA.
Bruce Haskins reported on two finance related topics. The first was the 1.05% budget shortfall allotment declared by Governor Hoeven in July. The allotment is being achieved by $125,000 in reductions including a $65,000 library materials budget cut. The remaining $105,000 allotment, if needed, will be achieved by a $40 spring semester tuition increase. Department funds remained intact.
For the second financial topic, Haskins explained that for 2003-2005, MiSU was required to present two budgets to OMB for consideration: a hold even budget and a needs based budget. A hold even budget would be very difficult for MiSU because it would not sustain a number of current items including the last round of raises.
Dick Jenkins presented an organizational chart showing those University people and activities responsible for recruitment. Alexis Hildebrandt then presented a handout (attached) of (1) what recruiters do and (2) what faculty can do.
Keller presented the committee appointments (attached) which have been confirmed by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee. One Business faculty person must yet be elected to the Tenure Committee and two representatives must be appointed to the Student Association.
Royer moved and Markel second the nomination of Andreasen as Faculty Senate parliamentarian. Motion carried.
Keller reported his nomination of Don Burke and Tom Seymour to the Faculty Senate Executive Committee. Fedje moved and Nilsen seconded the confirmation of these appointments. Motion carried.
Keller presented the 2002-3 schedule (attached) of Faculty Senate meetings.
The ad-hoc Committee on Tenure and Promotion will reconvene this fall to complete its task.
Atwood and Markel will check for a possible faculty coffee
room in the
Podrygula announced a September 20 celebration of the 10th anniversary of Gordon B. Olson Library.
Keller declared the meeting adjourned at
Full Senate Meeting
Faculty Senate President - Dr. Christopher Keller
Faculty Senate Vice President - Dr. Paul Markel
Faculty Senate Secretary - Dr. David McCormack
Faculty Senate Parliamentarian - Dr. Bethany Andreasen (- appointment
pending FS approval)
1. Introductory remarks by Faculty Senate President
3. Review the Agenda
4. Administrative report - Dr. Nancy Hall
5. New Business
a. Sick leave policy update - Wes Matthews
b. Governor's Budget allotment for MSU - Bruce Haskins
c. Committee appointments
d. Tentative meeting schedule for Faculty Senate
e. Faculty and staff family tuition waver
f. ad hoc Committee on Tenure and Promotion
g. Faculty involvement in student recruitment - Dr. Richard Jenkins
Community College Visits
Primary Areas Covered:
Power Point Presentations
Make students aware of the opportunities
Explain procedures & answer questions
Provide information on deadlines and important dates
Gather student information for future contacts
Develop professional relationships with HS guidance counselors
On Campus/Community Activities:
Enrollment Services, faculty, and student services appointments
Spring Open House
Involvement in departmental functions such as: science fairs, music festivals, math track meets, and FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)
Make students aware of the opportunities
Strive to make the students introduction to campus an exciting, stress free, pleasant experience
Provide information on important dates and deadlines
Explain procedures & answer questions
Walk students and parents through the application process
What faculty can do to help with student recruitment:
Provide follow-up contact to students with
specific department information- letter, phone call, or e-mail. Correspondence from a faculty member means
more to a student and exposes them to the nurturing environment
Visit with prospective students when they come to campus. Share with them your departments points of pride, tell them about programs, and show them around the physical space. Follow up with a thank you note, etc
Let Enrollment Services know about departmental sponsored events that will bring prospective students to campus so our office can: arrange tours, collect contact names, and provide information.
Look for ways to improve the retention of current students.
Be supportive of recruiting efforts and keep lines of communication open.
MSU Faculty Senate Appointments
( submitted to MSU Faculty Senate
Executive Board for approval
1.) Faculty Senate at-large position
Dr. Rick Seklecki (one year replacement for Dr. Cole until annual election)
(College representatives [1 for A&S and 1 for E&HS] are to be replaced by election)
2) Academic Hall of Fame 1-three year
Dr. Audrey Lundey
3) Athletic Policies Committee
Dr. Christopher Beachy (3 year term)
4) Budget and Salary Committee
Dr. Bryce Fifield (one year replacement for Bob Lower)
Deanna Klein (3 year term)
5) Constitutional Review
Leisa Harmon (2 year term)
Dr. Bryce Fifield (3 year term)
6) Center for Extended learning Committee
Dr. Jerry Stai (Business representative)
7) Faculty Development and Research Committee
Dr. Linda Cresap (one year replacement for Zitelli/Lipke)
Dr. Jon Rumney (3 year term)
Dr. Robert Kibler (3 year term)
8) Faculty Handbook Committee
Dr. Vicki Michels (2 year term, replacement for LeeAnn Miller in E&SH position)
Dr. Joseph Jastrzembski (3 year term A&S position)
9) Faculty Rights Committee
Dr. Allen Kihm (one year replacement for Rand Rodewald)
10) General Education Committee
Dr. Gary Ross (Business)
11) Student Rights Committee
Dr. Rick Seklecki (3 year term)
Tentative Meeting Schedule for the Executive Board and Faculty Senate for the 2002-2003 academic year.
(Unless changed, meetings will be held in the Westlie Room of the MSU Student Union at )
Executive Board Faculty Senate
August 29 September 5
September 26 October 3
October 31 November 7
November 21 December 5
January 16 January 23
February 13 February 20
March 13 March 27
April 10 April 17
April 24 (Annual meeting/elections, Aleshire Theatre)
Note: all dates are Thursdays