Faculty Senate Minutes
November 15, 2012
Call to Order: Chair Chatham called the meeting to order at 4:12 pm; Riggle Room, ADUC
Senators Absent: Ali Ahmadi, Ray Bailey, Ignacio Birriel, Nilesh Joshi, Beverly McCormick, Yuqiu You
Visitors: Dr. Clarenda Phillips, representing the Provost
Minutes: Senator Fultz moved to approve the minutes of November 1, 2012 as submitted. Senator Chapman seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Chair’s Report: The President signed PAc 17 Sabbatical Leave; Chair Chatham attended the BOR work session; The Riggle Room has been renovated with a new sound/recording system and HVAC system; University Technology Plan Core Team will provide the new Technology Plan at the November 29 Special Senate meeting; Technology Plan will be available on my.moreheadstate.edu Employee Services – University Technology Plan webpage after Thanksgiving; Senate will meet on December 6 for the last meeting of the semester
Provost’s Report: Regent Morrison asked Dr. Phillips to inquire of the Provost about a statement from a constituent about continued ambiguity regarding the promotion process for full professor (do you apply in the 5th year or after a full five years)
• Regent Morrison reported to the Senators about his meeting on Monday with President regarding the faculty salary plan; President assured Regent Morrison that the plan to get people to market salary is separate from merit pay; there was considerable discussion and several questions as to why the salary plan is moving so slowly; are staff and the administration being scrutinized as rigidly as academics has been regarding programs and where resources should be going?; a Senator asked why faculty must continue to provide all the data for APNA if it is not being used because the state is not providing the money; a Senator stated that the Senate would like to learn more about the budget
• Regent Morrison met with the auditors who provided a good report
• Work Session Agenda:
o Update on Enrollment was very positive
o Draft Technology Master Plan
o Weapons Policy will be on agenda for the December 6 BOR meeting
o Comprehensive Report on Employee Benefits; Regent Morrison presented a brief overview of the findings in this report; Salary discussion must be put in the bigger context with cost of benefits
o Quarterly BOR Meeting – December 6, 2012 at 9 a.m.
Gen Ed Council: Should have received email about Exchange Course Proposals and proposal forms for FYS; revisions to SLOs will soon come to the Senate floor for review
Governance: Chair Royar presented two nominations to replace vacancies on Standing Committees;
Chris Miller replacing Tim Miller on the Professional Development Committee from EDU 2012-2014 – Nomination approved
Carol Christian replacing Tim Miller on the Research and Creative Productions Committee from EDU 2011-2013 – Nomination approved
Chair Royar asked the Senators to forward the committee minutes to Janet Skidmore, secretary
Senate Committee on Issues: Subcommittee will meet on December 13 to have Steve Richmond provide answers to the questions asked of him at the Senate meeting; Ombuds is still on radar but in a holding pattern which relates to “Are We Making Progress” survey results
Faculty Welfare and Concerns: Met on November 8th and received from the Reconciliation Committee a plan for working on PAcs; Reconciliation Committee will be working in conjunction with Faculty Welfare and Concerns on the PAcs. FWC will also be looking into the graduate tuition waiver.
Special meeting, November 29, 2012 for briefing on University Technology Plan
Regular meeting, December 6
BOR quarterly meeting on December 6
Adjournment: 5:15 p.m.