Minutes of MiSU Faculty Senate

May 1, 2003


Members present: Bethany Andreasen, Lisa Borden-King, Christian Fantoni, Patti Fedje, Ron Fischer, Nancy Hall, Leisa Harmon, Christopher Keller, Paul Markel, David McCormack, Marie Mohler, Cheryl Nilsen, Linda Olson, Ernst Pijning, Susan Podrygula, Gary Rabe, Ron Royer, M. Saeed, Michelle Sauer, Richard Seklecki,

Members absent: Larry Atwood, Richard Barkosky, Linda Haider, Clark Markell, Tom Seymour, H. Erik Shaar, Kenneth Staub, Elizabeth Steere, Chad Johnson (student), Gabe Rauschenberger (student)

Guests present: Don Burke, Stephen Hayton, Joseph Jastrzembski, Stewart Kelly, Tom Linares


President Chris Keller called the meeting to order at 3:31 p.m.


The minutes of the April 17 meeting were approved with minor corrections.


President Keller announced that Bruce Haskins was to have been invited to this meeting to report on completed legislative action. The only thing to report, however, is that the budget is not yet available. On top of poor legislative results, a subcommittee of the State Board of Higher Education, which may overrule the proposed tuition increases, is meeting soon.


The agenda (attached) was presented. President Keller announced the deletion of item 6c. The Executive Board has completed its review of committee duties and lines of communication and will deliver a lengthy list of recommendations at the first Senate meeting in September.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††


Dr. Hall provided the following information in her administrative report:


For old business, Stephen Hayton reported that he has heard a desire of many to not suspend Senate rules for the curriculum process. Therefore, he reminded all who would propose changes next year to carefully follow procedures and timelines.


Stewart Kelley presented the report from the Promotion and Tenure ad hoc committee, the result of two yearsí work. Ron Royer moved and Gary Rabe seconded the acceptance of the report with the understanding that the Senate formally consider the recommendations in the fall. Motion passed.


Tom Linares presented the curriculum changes recommended by the Department of Communication Disorders (drop BIOL 220, 221, add BIOL 115, PHYS 105, SPED 113 or 117). Ron Royer moved and Paul Markel seconded that the motion to approve the changes be removed from the table. This motion passed. After further discussion, the main motion passed.


All standing Senate committees are required to submit an annual report to the Senate. President Keller commented briefly on the committee reports which have been received thus far.

Ron Royer moved and Richard Seklecki seconded that the minutes show receipt of the committee reports, not necessarily adoption of the reports. Motion passed.


Lisa Borden-King reported the nomination of Gary Rabe and Linda Olson for the position of Vice President (President Elect) and the nomination of Cheryl Nilsen for Secretary. The floor was opened for further nominations. There being no further nominations, an election by secret ballot elected Cheryl Nilsen as secretary and ended in a tie for the office of Vice President. A second secret ballot was taken and Gary Rabe was elected.


President Keller then passed the gavel to incoming President Paul Markel who thanked Chris Keller for his year of service.


President Markel adjourned the meeting at 4:42 p.m.



Respectfully submitted,



David R. McCormack, secretary



Minot State University Faculty Senate 2002-2003

Full Senate Meeting May 1, 2003

3:30 p.m. Westlie Room



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



At-large: David McCormack (03), Rick Seklecki (03), Tom Seymour (03), Elizabeth Steere (03), Leisa Harmon (04), Susan Podrygula (04), Michelle Sauer (04), Larry Atwood (05), Cheryl Nilsen (05)

Arts and Sciences: Rick Barkosky (03), Ron Fischer (03), Ernst Pijning (03), Chris Keller (04), Clark Markell (04), Ron Royer (04), Christian Fantoni (05), Linda Olson (05), Gary Rabe (05)

Business: Patti Fedje (04), Mohammad Saeed (05)

Education and Health Sciences: Linda Haider (03), Marie Mohler (03), Ken Staub (03), Lisa Borden King (04), Paul Markel (05)

Students: Chad Johnson, Gabe Rauschenberger



  1. Approval of the minutes
  2. Announcements
  3. Review the Agenda
  4. Administrative report
  5. Old Business

††††† a. Curriculum Committee recommendations

††††† b.

  1. New Business

††††††††††† a. Report of the ad hoc Committee of Tenure and Promotion - Stewart Kelly

††††††††††† b. Standing Faculty Senate Committee reports

††††††††††† c. Executive Board Report on Faculty Senate Committees

††††††††††† d. Election of Faculty Senate officers

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††††††††††† f.