Minutes of the November 8, 2000 Faculty Senate Meeting




King, Allison, Rogers




Senators (Elected):

Graham, Redfern, Brady, Cochran, Freund, Gupta, James, Kennedy, Knowles, Lieber, Neuse, Schroeder, Denny, Lyle, Nutter, Killenbeck, Bailey, Cordes, Curington, Hanlin, Dale Johnson, Kral, R. Lee, Musick, Norwood, Roland, Springer




Senators (Admin.):


Smith, Geren









Senators (Elected):

Wall, Don Johnson, Oliver, Warnock, Wolf, Holyfield, MacRae, Peven, Ricker, W. Lee, McKinnon, White, Farley, Neighbors, Dennis, Hall, Caldwell, Gay




Senators (Admin.):

White, Scifres, Shannon, Woods, Williams, Dutton, Stegman, Loewer, Moberly, Henderson Allen



John King called the meeting to order at 3:34 PM.




It was moved and seconded to approve the agenda motion passes




It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes of 10/11/00 motion passes




Old Business




Appointment, Promotion & Tenure Committee Tabled Report - Paul Cronan

It was moved and seconded to accept the amended document that is posted on the Faculty Senate web site at:


Discussion of the document included the following sections:

Appointments, Promotion, Tenure, Non-reappointment and Dismissal of Faculty.

II.C. It was pointed out that successive appointments policy stated was not consistent with the statement that the Faculty Senate adopted in the May 2000 meeting regarding lectures and instructors.  After some discussion it was pointed out that this did not relate to temporary positions.  To make this clear, it was moved and seconded to amend section IIC by changing in two places the wording “non-tenured faculty” to “non-tenured, tenured track faculty”.  amendment motion passes.

Evaluation Criteria, Procedures and General Standard for Initial Appointment, Successive Appointments, Annual and Post-Tenure Review, Promotion and Tenure.

III.B.8.g. 1st  sentence.  It was moved and seconded to replace the word “should” with “will”.  replacement motion passes.

III.B.8.g. 2nd sentence.  Discussion regarding the number of requested letters indicated that the intent of the committee was to have 3 letters and that the request of 6 letters was a guideline in order to get 3 letters.  However, if one requests 6 letters and all 6 are received then they should all be submitted.  It was moved and seconded to amend the 2nd sentence to “A minimum of three reviewers will be solicited (one to be nominated by the candidate, one by the department/unit chairperson, and one to be jointly nominated by the candidate and the chairperson) by the department chairperson or the unit committee (as determined by the unit faculty)”.  amendment motion passes.

III.B.9. Clarification regarding the term “tenured unit faculty” was addressed.  It was the intent of the committee that this unit is to be made up of both associate and full professors, even in the promotion cases of associate to full professor.

Faculty Grievance Procedure

2nd sentence. Discussion centered on what should be written down.  If the intent was to keep a summary of what went on in a committee meeting then this should be specified. 

Motion to approve  the amended document passes.

John King commended Paul Cronan, the CAPT members and Provost Smith for their effort on this document.



New Business





Moved and seconded to accept the Consent Agenda – Undergraduate Courses. motion passes.




Moved and seconded to accept the Consent Agenda – Graduate Courses. motion passes.




Election of Faculty Senate representatives to Campus Council.  The following members were elected:

Alberta Bailey, Buddy Lyle, Catherine Roland, David Gay, Jerry Musick, Judith Ricker, Thomas Kennedy, Tim Kral, Richard Lee, Robert Brady, Mike Lieber, Marianne Neighbors, Bill Curington, Martin Redfern, Donna Graham, Tom McKinnon




It was moved and seconded to adopt the Proposal to Change Language Requirements for International TA’s – Graduate School.  Pat Koski/Collis Geren.  Discussion centered on the lowering of the standard of the TSE or SPEAK exam to 40 or 45.  The intent of this was to allow some students that score low, but have perfectly good English speaking skills, to take an alternative proficiency test.  It was moved and seconded to amend the last sentence “the presentation will be judged by known criteria to “presentation will be judged by published criteria of the Graduate Council.amendment motion passes.

It was moved and seconded that  this policy will go into effect Fall 2001.  amendment motion passes.

Motion to approve the amended document passes




Proposal to Change Class Period Starting Times for MWF Classes.  It was moved and seconded to move the MWF class start times to 8:00 AM.  Some discussion regarding traffic problems and laboratory ending times was brought forward.  It was noted that the Calendar Committee might be the committee that could study this problem.  This motion was tabled until the December Faculty Senate Meeting.  



Dr. Conneely was not available for a report from Resident Life.  John King stated that the faculty should take a proactive view in dealing with students and their crises.






John King stated that with the 5-week summer classes, the faculty should plan well ahead of the upcoming summer 2001 sessions.




Moved and seconded to adjourn at 5:01 - motion passes.



John King, Chair;

Neil Allison, Secretary.

Minutes approved: