Faculty Senate Minute
October 20, 2011
Call to Order: Chair Sharp called the meeting to order at 4:13 pm; Riggle Room; ADUC
Senators Absent: Vincent Cesaro, Scott Davison, Donna Everett, Stephanie Johnson, Christine McMichael, Mee-Ryoung Shon, Rodney Stanley
Chair Sharp introduced and welcomed Jeanne Petsch, a new Senator from Art and Design.
Visitor: Charlie Patrick
Minutes: Senator Wymer moved to approve the minutes of October 6, 2011 as amended. Senator Rathbun seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Academic Issues: No Report
Evaluation: No Report
Faculty Welfare and Concerns: will meet with Provost next week about PAc 7 and PAc 27; received survey results from Human Resources; FWC will meet next Thursday at 4:10 with their counterparts from Staff Congress
Governance: will meet next Thursday
Senate Committee on Issues: No Report
· Charlie Patrick is chair of the Advising Committee; Advising Committee working on: 1) tools and information that faculty advisors and professional advisors need to work effectively; 2) best practices for advising 3) drafting recommendation for policy
· Reconciliation Committee has begun work on PAc 29
· During the President’s Leadership Council on October 19, 2011 President Andrews addressed: 1) faculty salaries; 2) creation of a committee on the faculty salary model consisting of Deans, Chairs and Faculty, to assist the President to communicate and implement the model
· President will conduct his first forum on November 2nd at 8:00 am and 3:00 pm in 419 Reed
· PAc 7 and PAc 27 should come back to the full Senate on November 2nd
There were several questions and considerable discussion about the Faculty Salary Model and what the Salary Model Committee will be charged to do.
Gerald Nosich will be on campus November 4, 2011 to present - Learning to Think Things Through: Critical Thinking in the Classroom sponsored by the Center for Leadership and Professional Development.
The Center for Leadership and Professional Development is also sponsoring Dr. Charlie Nutt, President of NACADA, who will present on Friday, October 28, 2011 – Advising Matters: Best Practices for College Student Success and Retention.
Faculty 180 workshops were held last week. A handout was provided for faculty entitled “Tenure/ Promotion information Alignment with Faculty 180”. This will also be provided electronically to all faculty.
Charlie Patrick reported that an Advising Task Force has been working on how best to do student advising on campus. He presented a draft of “MSU Faculty and Professional Advisor Data/Reporting Needs” generated by this committee for review by the faculty. He asked that faculty provide other bits of information that would be either “Essential” or “Would Be Nice to Have” that they would like to see in order to provide advising help to students.
· The Provost spoke to the members regarding the revision of PAcs and faculty evaluation. Members of PAc Reconciliation Committee are: Gerald DeMoss (non-voting), Kim Sharp, Bev McCormick, Gilbert Remillard, Michael Fultz, Paul Steele, Charlie Patrick, and Roger McNeil. Their charge was to resolve the differences between the administration and the faculty regarding the PAcs.
· The Provost also explained how the Faculty Salary Model was developed. Concerns and questions were addressed by the Senators and the Provost regarding the Salary Model and many other items.
· CPE will meet on MSU campus on November 10th at 9:00 a.m.
· BOR’s work session will be held on November 17th; the Audit Committee will meet at 8:00 a.m. on that day
Computer Competency Administration Workgroup: Is forwarding a draft proposal to the Gen Ed Council
President Andrews will hold his first forum on November 2nd
Chair Sharp asked the Senate Committees to meet next week to work on their concerns
The next Senate meeting will be November 3rd
Adjournment: 6:00 p.m.