Faculty Senate Minutes
May 7, 2009
Call to Order:
Call to order: 4:12 pm; ADUC
Senators Absent: Glenn Colburn, Shari Kidwell, Euijin Kim, Gary Lafleur, Bruno Morro, Rodney Stanley, Paul Taylor
Visitors: President Andrews, Charles Patrick, Yvonne Baldwin, Geoff Gearner, Lisa Shemwell, Terry Irons
Senator Klecker moved the following resolution:
WHEREAS: Professor Roland Buck has served as a Faculty Senator for nineteen continuous years and has served as Vice-Chair of Faculty Senate Fiscal Affairs Committee for twelve years;
WHEREAS: During his service, Senator Buck has demonstrated integrity, commitment to the principle of shared governance, and encyclopedic knowledge of the Senate constitution;
WHEREAS: This is Senator Buck’s last term of service as a member of the Faculty Senate;
BE IT RESOLVED that the Morehead State University Faculty Senate and the Fiscal Affairs Committee hereby recognize, with gratitude, Senator Buck’s commitment to shared governance, and wishes him all the best in retirement.
Senator Wymer seconded the motion. Motion passed.
President Andrews thanked Senator Buck for his years of service to Morehead State University and to the Faculty Senate. President Andrews thanked Chair Thomas and the Senate members for their commitment to improving Morehead State University.
Minutes: Senator Klecker asked that the minutes of April 16, 2009 be revised to show that she was in attendance at the meeting. Senator Wymer moved to approve the minutes of April 16, 2009, as amended, and the minutes of April 23, 2009, as submitted. Senator Neeper seconded the motion. Motion passed.
The President and the Provost concurred with the Senate resolution on Child Care at Morehead State University. Lesia Lennex is chairing an Ad-hoc committee to study the child care issue on campus. The committee will submit a report to the President by June 1, 2009.
The Board of Regents scheduled quarterly meeting on June 11, 2009 will be affected by the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Space Science Center on the same day. The Board of Regents work session on May 21, 2009 has been changed to a special meeting in order to conduct business as necessary.
The Provost thanked the Senate members for their hard work this year. The academic and the non-academic re-organizational charts have been given to the President. The President and the Provost will be discussing these reports.
Senator Berglee presented a slate of recommendations for candidates to fill positions on Standing Committees. Senator Wymer moved that the slate of candidates be approved as submitted. Senator Craig seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Senator Berglee reported that Michael Harford was elected to the Planning Committee by the faculty of the College of Business. Pamela Colyer was elected to the Planning Committee by the Librarians in the Camden-Carroll Library.
An election for a Senator from the College of Education and from the College of Science and Technology to serve on the Planning Committee was held. Senator Klecker nominated Senator Rebecca Farrell from the College of Education. Senator Lennex moved that nominations cease. Senator Buck seconded the motion. Senator Farrell was approved to serve on the Planning Committee.
There were no nominations from the floor for a Senator from the College of Science and Technology to serve on the Planning Committee. Senator O’Brien, whose current term on the Planning Committee will end August 15, 2009, volunteered to continue on the Planning Committee. Motion was made and seconded to accept Senator O’Brien for the Planning Committee from the College of Science and Technology. Motion passed.
Senator Berglee presented the results of the elections held in the colleges as follows:
Faculty Rights and Responsibilities Committee
BUS Ken Henderson 2009-2011
EDU Lola Aagaard-Boram 2009-2011
HUM John Modaff 2009-2011
S&T David Olson 2009-2011
LIB Clara Potter 2009-2011
BUS Steven Hunt 2009-2011
EDU Sam Wright 2009-2011
HUM Emma Perkins 2009-2011
S&T Gilbert Remillard 2009-2011
The current General Education Subcommittee of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee will be replaced by a new permanent University Standing Committee, the General Education Council. The Governance Committee developed a Committee Description for the General Education Council from recommendations by the General Education Steering Committee and the Faculty General Education Advisory Council. Senator Berglee presented the General Education Council Committee Description for a first reading. The committee description will have to be revised as the General Education Program develops. The members discussed the committee description. Senator Wymer moved that discussion be closed. Senator Katz seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Senator Wymer moved to suspend the rules and proceed to the second reading of the General Education Council Committee Description. Senator Macintosh seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Senator Wymer moved to correct the document to make “The General Education Program” consistent throughout and to add “The” and “Program” to the first and third bullets under Duties and Responsibilities. Senator Katz seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Senator Wymer moved to add a third bullet “Program Structure” under Purpose: Specific areas of review include but are not limited to: Motion was seconded. Motion passed.
Senator Wymer moved to change “As called by the Chair” to “Full committee is required to meet a minimum of once per academic year” under Frequency of Meetings. Senator Berglee seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Senator Craig moved to change number 4. Under Membership Rules: from “1/4 teaching load” to “3 credit hour”. Senator Neeper seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Senator Rogers moved to add “All actions of subcommittees shall be ratified by vote of the full Council” as the last sentence under General Education Council Subcommittees on page 2. Senator Neeper seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Regent Morrison moved to change the first sentence of the paragraph below Initial Council Members to be approved for appointment: on page 3 from “The initial seating of faculty to positions on this council will be conducted by communication between the faculty and the office of the Provost.” to “The initial seating of faculty to positions on this council will be coordinated by the Senate Governance Committee in consultation with the office of the Provost.” and to delete the next sentence which reads “Faculty will be represented by the Senate Governance Committee.” Senator Gibbs seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Senator McCormick moved to change “Department Chair” to “Department Chair or Equivalent” throughout the document. Senator Buck seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Senator Wymer moved to end discussion and vote. The General Education Council Standing Committee Description passed as amended.
Senator Berglee moved to dissolve the current Faculty General Education Advisory Committee effective August 15, 2009. Senator Wymer seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Senator Berglee moved to dissolve the current General Education Subcommittee of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee that is currently in place, and to elevate the current Academic Programs Subcommittee to a full standing committee with the title to remain Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. No changes will be made in that remaining committee’s structure or procedures. Senator Wymer seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Senator Berglee and the Governance Committee expressed appreciation and commended the members of the Faculty General Education Advisory Committee for their hard work and service to the General Education Program at Morehead State University. Chair Thomas, on behalf of the full Senate membership, also thanked the FGEAC for their work and service.
Senator Chatham presented PAc-11, Faculty Scholarship, for second review. Senator Wymer moved to change the sentence on Line 13 from “The nature and relative importance of these…” to “The nature of peer review and the relative importance of these…”. Motion failed for lack of a second.
Senator Neeper called the question. PAc-11, Faculty Scholarship, was approved as submitted for 2nd reading.
General Education Assessment was tabled at the previous meeting until this meeting. Chair Thomas opened the General Education Assessment Document for discussion. Senator Klecker moved to pass the General Education Assessment as presented by the FGEAC. Senator Gibbs seconded the motion. Motion failed.
Senator Remillard moved to delete on line 61 – 63 “While student performance will be graded as part of the course, samples of student work will also be collected and evaluated by other”. The next sentence would start with “Faculty teaching…” and to delete “not to question any particular grade assigned, but rather” on line 65 and 66. Senator Fultz seconded the motion.
Senator Craig moved a friendly amendment to change “using” to “will use” on line 64. Friendly amendment accepted.
Senator Buck moved a friendly amendment to delete the entire sentence beginning with “The intent… on line 65 and ending with education courses on line 67”. Amendment not accepted.
Senator Katz moved a friendly amendment to change the idea of a “same rubric” to a “pre-test and post-test”. Amendment not accepted.
Senator Fultz called the question. Motion failed.
Senator Katz moved to delete everything on lines 21 to 23 beginning with “such as employment” and ending with “professional programs”. Senator Neeper seconded the motion. After discussion, Senator Neeper called the question. Motion failed.
Senator Katz moved to add “by the General Education Council assessment sub-committee” on page 2 item (a) in line 61 after the word “designed”. Senator Hesterberg seconded the motion. After discussion, Senator Craig called the question. Motion failed.
Chair Thomas informed the members that the Assessment Document is not set in stone and will evolve as the General Education Council, the Provost, and Dr. Baldwin proceed with the General Education Program.
Senator Katz moved to delete “and longitudinal studies” on line 112 and replace with “testing first year students and seniors”. Senator Remillard seconded the motion.
Senate Ahmadi moved a friendly amendment to add “and periodic follow-up studies” after “testing first year students and seniors”. Senator Katz accepted the amendment. Motion failed.
Senator Rogers called the question on the General Education Assessment Report. Chair Thomas asked for a vote on the General Education Assessment Report. General Education Assessment Report passed as submitted.
Dr. Baldwin told the members that she would work to ensure that assessment serves the students, the General Education Program and works with the faculty.
Adjournment: 5:45 pm