Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting
David Gay, Chair
Officers: Gay, L. Jones, Kral, Brady, Martin
Senators (elected): (ARCH); (ALFS) Rom, Burgos, Ahrendsen; (ARSC) Kral, Freund, Comfort, Harrington, Parry, Landman, Christiansen, Arenberg, Rhoads; (WCOB) Ellstrand, Myers; (EDHP) Murphy, Smith-Nix; (ENGR) Hall, Beitle, Rossetti; (LAW) Brummer; (LIBR) Lehman; (At-Large) Johnson, Fort, Rupe, Dennis, Jensen, Jones, Martin, Allison.
Senators (admin): Gaber, J. Rankin, Shields, Lewis.
Officers: C. Jones
Senators (elected): (ARCH) Wall; (AFLS) Savin, Costello; (ARSC) Shobe, Grob-Fitzgibbon, Nolan, Stites, Brahana; (WCOB) Bouwman; (EDHP) Orr, Deggs; (ENGR) Deaton; (LAW); (LIBR); (At-Large) Whayne, Parker-Gibson, Salisbury, Margulis.
Senators (admin): Gearhart, Vayda, Shannon, Roberts, Worrell, P. Rankin, Smith, Saxena, Leeds, Henderson Allen, McMath.
I. Call to Order: David Gay, Chair
Meeting called to order at 3:29.
II. Roll Call
Roll was called.
III. Approval of Agenda
IV. Approval of minutes from April 11, 2012
Editorial suggestion made for minutes regarding Chancellor's comments on distance education. Edited minutes approved.
1. Provost Sharon Gaber - The Provost reported on the following:
- There are three finalists for the position of Vice Provost of Academic Affairs. Interviews are underway.
- 3% merit raise pool to provide raises this year looks to be probable.
- SEC Provosts Meeting - Discussed merit and tuition issues. We are in the lower end of tuition increases and the higher end for offering raises.
- Dean of Engineering Search Committee beginning their work; Jim Rankin is Chairing this committee.
- Budget presentations in November - No decision yet on the budget proposals. Hoping for decisions within the week.
- Must continue to explore how we can increase graduation rates. Hope to help out Fulbright Advising in the near future.
- Scantron resolution is before us. The Provost hopes to see this supported and is working with ASG to work out the logistics of such a process.
2. Blackboard Retention Policy – Susan Adkins
A brief report, as attached above, explored the needs of retaining faculty materials housed within Blackboard.
3. Faculty Senate Chair – David Gay - The Faculty Senate Chair reported on the following:
- Several committee reports have arrived and we are waiting for all others to be turned in.
- Faculty elections are now complete. Those elected include:
- Chair of Campus Faculty (2012-2013) - Janine Parry
- Vice Chair of Campus Faculty (2012-2013) - Charles Rosenkrans
- Faculty Senators at large (2012-2014) - Neil Allison, Tom Jensen, Necia Parker-Gibson, William Quinn
- APT Committee (2012-2015) - Allesandro Brogi, David Gay, Marcia Imbeau, Mary Savin
- A Draft report from the Teaching Council speaks to an examination of the cost of textbooks as well as the use of textbooks by faculty in their courses. Both of these topics warrant a closer look.
- Thank you to all those who have served on the Faculty Senate
VI. Old Business
Item 1 - Academic Integrity Policy Revised 4/24/2012
Item 2 - Academic Integrity Sanctions Rubric Revised 4/24/2012
Item 3 - Academic Integrity Update - Powerpoint
In consideration of Item 1, a motion was made to amend it and include a faculty representative of the graduate school as one of the faculty members of the board.
Motion passed and amended document passed.
In consideration of Item 2, editorial suggestions were made including changing the word "should provide a rationale" to "shall provide a rationale" on page 1.
Motion to accept revised document approved.
VII. New Business
1. Committee on Committees – Proposed Changes in Committees – Micah Hale
Under item 3, an amendment was made to change the composition slightly to say "In addition, there will be one member of the Teaching Council and another, the Director of the Center for Educational Access".
This amendment was approved.
2. Faculty Senate Representatives to Campus Council Executive Committee to be Chair of Campus Faculty and Chair of Faculty Senate.
3. Resolution of Intent to Support Providing Optically Scanned Exam Materials to Students
“A Resolution to Endorse Associated Student Government’s Intention to Provide Certain Examination Materials to Departments for Distribution to Students During Course Examinations”
Whereas, the Associated Student Government intends to provide academic departments with paper OMR (optical mark recognition) forms to be used in examination administration;
Whereas, the Associated Student Government also intends to provide academic departments with paper booklets to be used in exam administration;
Whereas, these OMR forms, and booklets, will be provided to the academic departments without charge; and,
Whereas, making these OMR forms and booklets free and readily available to students should help reduce stress and provide examination security,
Be It Hereby Resolved, that the Faculty Senate, assembled at its regular meeting, May 2, 2012, endorses Associated Student Government’s intention to offer these materials.
4. The following items are referred by the University Course and Programs Committee and/or the Graduate Council for review and action by the Faculty Senate at its meeting scheduled for May 2, 2012:
A. Course Change Proposals:
- Undergraduate and School of Law course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 27, 2012: Table A and Table B - Special note: MLIT 1013, Music Lecture of Music Majors, was approved as a University Core Course by the University Core Committee and is being forwarded for consideration.
- Graduate and Dual credit course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 24, 2012 and the Graduate Council on April 19, 2012: None
B. Undergraduate Graduate Program Change Proposals:
- Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fay Jones School of Architecture, Department of Landscape Architecture, – LARC-M – Minor in Planting Design (Table One, Attachments 1A and 1A-1).
- Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, College Wide Requirement – 50 % Rule for majors and minors (Table Two, Attachment 2A).
- Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Arts and Sciences – AIST-M – Minor in Asian Studies & Second or dependent major in Asian Studies (Table Two, Attachment 2B).
- Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychological Science – PSYC-M – Minor in Psychology (Table Two, Attachments 2C and 2C-1).
Consent Agenda Passed.
Gerald Dean Clayton
James L. Dale
Arthur J. Fry
Nicholas Roy Gyles
Henry J. Meenen
Ronald W. Skeith
J. Reed Welker
2012 (As of April 1, 2012)
James M. Stewart
The meeting was adjourned at 4:55.