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Minutes of the Oct 14, 1998 Faculty Senate Meeting

Present: Officers: Allison, Cordes, Neuse, Rogers

Senators (Elected): Bailey, Brewer, Buono, Caldwell, Cleveland, Di Brezzo, Fort, Freund, Gay, Goodstein, James, King, Knowles, Kral, Lee, MacRae, Miller, Musick, Myers, Norwood, Peven, Redfern, Roland, Rom, Salamo, Schmitt, Studer-Ellis, Swartz, Taylor, Ziegler

Senators (Admin.): Bennett, Geren, White, Williams

Absent: Senators (Elected): Bertoncino, Chase, Daniels, Douglas, Graham, Hall, Hoffman, Johnson,

Killenback, Martin, Olejniczak, Schroeder, Waligorski, White

Senators (Admin.): Buege, Dutton, Loewer, Madison, Scifres, Stegman, Strickman, Young

I. Wally Cordes called the meeting to order at 3:32 PM.

II. It was moved and seconded to approve the circulated Agenda and with two additions:

1) New Business item 989-19 - Renaming the Business College.

2) Announcement item AA - Greg Salamo to report on the search for VP/provost. motion passed

III. It was moved and seconded to approve the September 20, 1998 minutes, with the correction that King, Myers, and Hoffman were present. motion passed

IV. Reports

Chancellor White reported on Amendment 4, 5-year budget planning, student retention, diversity goals,

the Walton Foundation gift, the Fulbright Peace Fountain dedication, and administrative searches.

V. Old Business None

VI. New Business

A. Approval of Consent Agenda Items 989-11 through 989-13. motion passed

B. Item 989-14. Approval of proposed changes to the undergraduate grade appeal procedures. There was uncertainty as to the make-up of the faculty committee of part 3. A motion was made, and seconded, to table this item. the motion to table passed

C. Item 989-15. It was moved and seconded to approve the proposed changes to graduate grade appeal procedures. motion passed

D. Item 989-16. It was moved and seconded that the Faculty Senate resolve to strongly support a NO vote for Admendment 4. motion passed

E. Item 989-17. It was moved and seconded to change the name of the Department of Agronomy to the Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science. motion passed

F. Item 989-18: It was moved and seconded to table the proposal to add a representative from VCAA to the Undergraduate Program Committee, because of the lack of specific wording for the Faculty Handbook and a vote from that committee. the motion to table passed

G. Item 989-19: Senator David Gay moved approval of the name change of the College of Business Administration to the Sam M. Walton College of Business Administration, subject to confirmation

by the faculty of the College of Business Administration. The motion was seconded. motion passed

VII. Announcements/Information

AA. Greg Salamo reported on the search for a Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs/Provost

A. Dean Williams announced a name change: The Bureau of Business and Economic Research has been re-named The Center of Business and Economic Research.

B. Cordes announced that Sue Martin will represent the senate on the Campus Task Force on Alcohol.

C. A 5-person ad-hoc committee was appointed by Cordes to examine the early retirement issue:

David Douglas (chair), Alberta Bailey, Todd Hanlin, Mike Hoffman, and Cathy Roland.

VIII. It was moved and seconded to adjourn. motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 5:02:32.

Wally Cordes, Chair; Neil Allison, Secretary

MINUTES APPROVED: November 11, 1998