Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting
September 10, 2014, 3:30 p.m.
ENGR 209

John Rupe, Chair
Linda Jones, Secretary
Minutes Status: Approved

Roll Call

Present:

Officers: Rupe, McComas, Parry, Jones, Brady, Allison, Savin

Senators (elected): (ARCH) Webb; (ALFS) Savin, Hensley, Ahrendsen; (ARSC) Gigantino, Korth, Parry, Scheide, Christiansen, McIntosh, Jones, Rhoads, White; (WCOB) Miles, Gupta, Myers; (EDHP) Montgomery Boyd, Schmidtke; (ENGR) McCann, Hall; (LAW) Beard; (LIBR) Lehman; (At-Large) Murphy, Fort, Johnson, Gay, Dennis, Jensen, Kral, Collet, Shobe, Allison, Jones

Senators (admin): Gearhart, Gaber, DiBrezzo, Martin, Van Laningham, Reyes, Cromer, Fagg.

Absent:

Officers:

Senators (elected): (ARCH); (AFLS) Hettiarachchy, Southward; (ARSC) Freund, Senor, D'Alisera, Whayne, Restrepo, Zajicek; (WCOB); (EDHP) Moiseichik, Casey; (ENGR) Rossetti; (LAW); (LIBR); (At-Large).

Senators (admin): Rankin, McCray, Pugh, Vayda, MacKeith, Shields, Needy, Jones, Smith, English, Leeds, Henderson Allen, Rom, Harwood-Rom.

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I. Call to Order: John Rupe, Chair

Meeting called to order at 3:30 p.m.

II. Roll Call

Roll called

III. Approval of Agenda

Slight modification to the agenda to allow Chancellor Gearhart to give a report. Agenda approved.

IV. Approval of minutes from May 7, 2014

Minutes approved.

V. Reports

A. Chancellor David Gearhart

The Chancellor reported on the following:

B. Provost Sharon Gaber

The Propose reported on the following:

C. Vice Provost, Ro DiBrezzo, Faculty Development and Enhancement

Vice Provost DiBrezzo reported on the following:

D. Kathleen Lehman, Teaching Council

Current Attendance Policy in Faculty Handbook

Proposed Attendance Policy

Just reporting from handouts today; no amendments or changes were made.

Vote will take place in October.

D. John Rupe, FS Chair

VI. Old Business

VII. New Business

A. 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 September 10, 2014:

1. Course Change Proposals (Key):

a. Undergraduate course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on August 8, 2014 – Table A

b. Graduate and dual credit course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on August 8, 2014 and the Graduate Council on August 21, 2014 - Table B and Table C

2. Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on August 8, 2014:

a. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business College Wide Graduation Requirement: Use of Correspondence Courses (Table One, Attachment 1A). 

b. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, college Wide graduation Requirement: Walton College General Education Elective Requirements (Table One, Attachment 1B).

Consent Agenda approved

B. Campus Council and Executive Committee Elections

The following were elected to Campus Council:

Jennifer Webb, Mary Savin, Bruce Ahrendsen, James Gigantino, Doug Rhoads, Jeannie Whayne, Janine Parry, Kathleen Lehman, Kevin Hall, Inza Fort, David Gay, Norm Dennis, Tim Kral, Neil Allison, Nina Gupta, Tom Jensen

The following were elected to the Executive Committee:

Jeannie Whayne, Kathleen Lehman, Doug Rhoads, Norm Dennis, Tim Kral

VIII. Announcements

On September 17th, from 10 AM to 1 PM in ARKU 507-508, the Office for Faculty Development and Enhancement will host the fall semester's first Faculty Enrichment Series.  This month's topic will be University Perspectives:  Destination Graduation.  All are welcome at this "drop-in" event.  Faculty and staff members who have previously taught University Perspectives will be available to discuss the course with those interested in teaching or simply learning more about it.

On September 18th at 2 PM, the Office for Faculty Development and Enhancement will be hosting a dedication of the Baum and Alumni Awards winners display just outside the student union food court.  This display features photographs of the current year's award winners, and will be changed each year as new winners are announced.  The Chancellor and the Provost will be giving some remarks acknowledging the efforts of the university's faculty and recognizing the awardees for 2014.  All are welcome to attend the dedication ceremony, which will also include refreshments and door prizes.

IX. Adjourn

The meeting adjourned at 4:50.