Faculty Senate Minutes
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Meeting Minutes

February 19, 2004

Call to Order: 

Call to order: 4:14 pm; Riggle Room; ADUC. 

Senators Absent: Roland Buck, Wayne Isham, Cathy Thomas, and Troy Wistuba. 

Minutes: Minutes of February 5, 2004, were approved with the following amendment: ‘A first reading regarding committee structure and the restructuring from four (4) to two (2) colleges was presented.’ was changed to read: “A first reading regarding committee structure and the reassigning of some members to be chosen ‘at large’ rather than from specific colleges.” was presented. 

Senate Actions:

The proposed changes to the Employee Benefits Committee was presented for a first reading.  Senator Rogers moved to send this back to the Governance Committee for appropriate action.  Motion seconded and passed.

Fiscal Affairs Committee: 

A resolution concerning salary raises was presented for a first reading. 

Governance Committee: 

The proposal to create more at-large positions in the Academic Standards and Appeals Committee, Faculty Rights and Responsibilities Committee, Graduate Committee, Planning Committee, Research and Creative Productions Committee, and the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee was presented for a second reading.  Senator Irons moved that the committees requiring elections be removed from the list.  Motion seconded.  Senator Fricke made the following friendly motion to the amendment: ‘That the motion be split and each committee to be voted on separately.’  Friendly amendment accepted.  Motion to make more at large positions and fewer departmental positions on the Academic Standards and Appeals Committee was presented for a second reading.  Motion passed.  Motion to make more at large positions and fewer departmental on the Faculty Rights and Responsibilities Committee passed.  Motion to make more at large positions and fewer departmental on the Graduate Committee failed.  Motion to make more at large positions and fewer departmental on the Planning Committee passed.  Motion to make more at large positions and fewer departmental on the Research and Creative Productions Committee passed.  Motion to make more at large positions and fewer departmental on the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee passed. 

Old Business: 

Senator Jerde moved to postpone the 2nd reading of the Senate Constitution until the next meeting.  Seconded and passed. (The draft of the proposed changes can be found at 
http://www.morehead-st.edu/units/facsenate/archive/2004_01_30_constitution.pdf

Adjournment:

 5:52 pm