Faculty Senate Minutes
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Meeting Minutes

May 6, 2004

Call to Order: 

Call to order: 4:20 pm; Riggle Room; ADUC.

Senators Absent: Wade Cain, Steve Eliason, Julie Gawne, Teame Ghirmay, William Grise’, Robert Gruninger, Teresa Howell, Wayne Isham, John Newsome, Charles Morgan, Nancy Peterson, Troy Wistuba, and Carol Wymer.

Minutes of April 15, 2004 passed as distributed


Chair’s Report:   Chair Creahan reported that the faculty had passed the changes to the Senate Constitution by a vote of 115-16, and the constitution would now go to the Board of Regents. Chair reported on the Presidential Search Committee.

Provost Report: Provost had no report, but did answer questions.

Academic Policies: Chair Schack reported that their committee was continuing on outline statements.

Senate Actions:

Following the Chair's Report, Senator Buck made the following motion: ‘That one member of the Faculty Senate from each college be appointed to the search committee.’  Motion seconded.  Senator Rogers moved to suspend the rules and vote today.  Motion seconded and passed unanimously.  Senator Kiffmeyer moved to delete the word senate from the motion.  Motion seconded and failed.  Senator Buck made a friendly amendment to his motion the add the word Presidential before search committee.  Motion as amended passed.   

Governance: Chair Henderson provided a handout from Dean Albert on the University Class Absence Policy.  Senator Irons moved to send this matter to the Academic Policies Committee.  Motion seconded and passed unanimously.

Professional Policies: UAR regarding Family Medical Leave Act Pool was presented for a second reading.  Motion passed unanimously.

New Business: 

There was a discussion regarding Black Board and Web CT.


5:45 pm