Faculty Senate Minutes
September 2, 2010
Call to Order:
Call to order: 4:15 pm; Riggle Room; ADUC.
Senators Absent: Vincent Cesaro, Tom Creahan, Braden Frieder
Chair McCormick thanked the Senators for their commitment to the faculty at Morehead State University by serving on the Faculty Senate.
Minutes: Senator McCoy moved to approve the minutes of May 6, 2010, July 15, 2010 and August 19, 2010 as submitted. Senator Rogers seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Provost’s Report: SACS report is posted for review; QEP is Communication and Critical Thinking; September 9 chair training for Data Strategies; Senate may sponsor forums on Data Strategies; University priorities - recruitment, enrollment, retention and graduation; planning to move forward with the search for Dean of Library Services and Dean of Science and Technology
Charles Patrick explained to the Senators the necessity for congruency of the University’s SLO’s with the SLO’s given by the CPE, and the process by which MSU classes will be matched with the CPE’s SLO’s.
Regent’s Report: BOR met in June to discuss several important items including the President’s compensation. Regent Morrison explained the change to the President’s compensation package; Discussed the NCAA violation; Quarterly meeting of the Board will be September 16; Encouraged Senate to address larger issues such as graduation rates of developmental students and the relatively low cost of tuition and books for most Kentucky families.
Chair’s Report: Distributed a list of membership for the Senate committees; Prioritized the issues raised at the retreat which will be given to the committees today; Special meeting on September 30, 2010, David Larry will speak on Academic Freedom; Chair McCormick will forward any issues from Senators they would like to have addressed at this meeting; Senate pictures will be taken on September 16th; The chair provided a form to the committees to be completed during their respective meetings and forwarded to the Senate chair and the Senate secretary; Ask the committees to define their issues into “actionable items” (something that an action can be taken on); Develop a timeline for concluding the issues to be addressed
Senator Macintosh moved to adjourn the meeting upon completion of the individual committee meetings. Motion passed.
The members divided into their respective committees for their first meeting. Each committee elected a Vice Chair. Chair McCormick discussed the items to be addressed during the year with each committee.