Faculty Senate Minutes
February 16, 2012
Call to Order: Chair Sharp called the meeting to order at 4:10 pm; Riggle Room; ADUC
Chair Sharp welcomed President Andrews, Rebecca McGinnis, Sarah Morrison substituting today for Robert Royar; Lisa Morse substituting for Denise Watkins; Eunbyol Ko substituting for Lori Baruth; Vanessa Sammons a new Senator from Nursing
Senators Absent: Karla Aleman, Ray Bailey, April Miller
Minutes: Senator LaFleur moved to approve the minutes of February 2, 2012 as submitted. Senator Carlson seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Academic Issues: No Report
Evaluation: No Report
Faculty Welfare and Concerns: PAc 27 second reading
Governance: Will have a Standing Committee replacement for Promotion Committee to be voted on: recommendation to chair for Provost to ensure PAc 2 is followed
Senate Committee on Issues: No Report
• Reported on work of the Faculty Salary Model Work Group
• Ask for volunteers to serve on “mymoreheadstate Advisory Committee”
• Urged faculty to complete the University Standing Committee Interest Survey
President Andrews’ Message:
President Andrews provided the Senators with information and data related to Kentucky House Bill 260 that would make the University of Pikeville a state public institution. More information can be found at http://www2.moreheadstate.edu/takeaction/
On behalf of the Executive Council, Chair Sharp presented the following resolution: “THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Faculty Senate of Morehead State University that the members of the Kentucky General Assembly are respectfully and urgently requested to reject House Bill 260 in the 2012 regular session, as well as budget bill language with similar intent, as a means of protecting the dwindling state resources available to public postsecondary education.” After review by the members, Senator Chatham moved to approve the resolution. Senator Faulkner seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously. The resolution will be presented to the BOR Friday, February 17, 2012.
Governance: The Governance committee recommended Sylvia Henneberg fill the vacancy on the Faculty Promotion Committee created by the resignation of Ric Caric. Recommendation passed.
General Education Report: 1) Shortage of teachers for First Year Seminar in the fall; A question was asked if some departments are preventing their teachers from teaching FYS – Dr. DeMoss is working with deans and chairs to assure that the FYS classes will be covered; 2) Assessment report data must be submitted, as of this time there is only a 34% response rate for gen ed assessment 3) GE putting together Focus groups to discussion revisions to gen ed assessment; send suggestions to Charlie Patrick or a GEC member
• BOR retreat last week addressed UPike and the budget
• BOR work session for today cancelled; special called meeting for Friday, February 17, 2012 to also submit a resolution regarding UPike
Scheduling Committee: Faculty survey is out; please encourage your constituents to respond
Faculty Welfare and Concerns: Senator Rathbun reported the following mistake in PAc 27: Line 29 – The tenure process will consist of review and judgment by the Department Tenure Committee, the Department Chair/Associate Dean, the College Tenure Committee, the College Dean, and the Provost. At each level, the review process will be guided by the standards outlined in the candidate’s Faculty Evaluation Plan.
Senator Rathbun will continue to take friendly amendments for the next discussion of PAc 27, preferably by email prior to the next meeting.
The next discussion will begin with the friendly amendment presented at the end of the February 2nd meeting by Senator Watkins on line 114 of the PDF dated 2-15-2012.
Senator Berglee moved to suspend the rules to continue meeting until a decision is made regarding what will be done with the PAc not to exceed 15 minutes. Motion passed.
Senator Rathbun explained the color designations on the newest copy of PAc 27:
• Yellow highlights – language added by the Reconciliation Committee
• Red strike through – taken out by the Reconciliation Committee
• Green – Friendly amendments that were accepted by FWC as of the end of the meeting on February 2, 2012
• Regular black typing – wording that was passed by the Senate last spring and is not open for debate or change
Senator Remillard made a motion to adjourn. Seconded and passed.
Adjournment: 6:15 p.m.