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Southeast Missouri State University

Minutes - April 6, 2011

XLV, No. 15

MINUTES OF THE FACULTY SENATE MEETING

April 6, 2011

The Faculty Senate of Southeast Missouri State University met on Wednesday April 6, 2011, in the University Center Missouriana Room. The following Senators were present: Sophia Scott (Chair), Kevin Dickson (Chair-Elect), Rick Althaus, Larry Bohannon, Stephanie Chamberlain, Eric Clements, Elaine Jackson, Don Jung, Charles McAllister, Rachel Morgan Theall, David Naugler, Walt Paquin, David Powell, Willie Redmond, Joyce Renaud, Claudia Ruediger, Doug Atwood, Sven Svenson, Carol Veneziano, Haohao Wang, Janice Ward, Victor Wilburn, Diane Wood, and Chris Wubbena. Provost Ronald Rosati and Student Government Liaison Daniel Schunemeyer were also in attendance. Senators that were represented by an alternate were Seidu Sofo and Larry Underberg. Not in attendance or represented by an alternate were Senators Debra Lee-DiStefano and Phil Nacy.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

The minutes of March 23, 2011 (45.14) were approved as presented by a voice vote of the Senate after a motion by Senator Elaine Jackson and a second by Chair-Elect Kevin Dickson.

OLD BUSINESS

Senate Bill 11-A-7 – Academic Fresh Start Policy – A motion was made by Senator David Naugler and seconded by Chair Elect Kevin Dickson to approve the Bill 11-A-7. Discussion followed. A motion was made by Senator Rick Althaus to amend Bill 11-A-7 to include, at the beginning of the document, after ‘THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT: the section of the Faculty Handbook entitled, “Academic Fresh Start Policy” be amended by making the following changes,' the language as follows: ‘only upon approval of the companion procedures in Bill 11-A-8. Until such time as both bills are agreed to, existing policy and procedures shall remain in effect.' That motion was seconded by Senator Don Jung. Discussion followed. A vote was taken to approve the amendment to Bill 11-A-7 and passed with an all in favor vote.

Once the amendment passed discussion followed. A vote was taken to pass Bill 11-A-7 with the amended language and Bill 11-A-7 was passed with an all in favor vote.

Senate Bill 11-A-8 – Academic Fresh Start Procedure – A motion was made by Senator Janice Ward and seconded by Senator Diane Wood to approve Bill 11-A-8. Discussion followed. A vote was taken to approve Bill 11-A-8 with an all in favor. Bill 11-A-8 was passed by the Faculty Senate April 6, 2011.

Senate Bill 11-A-9 – Five Year Academic Calendar – A motion was made by Senator Rachel Morgan Theall and seconded by Senator Diane Wood to approve Bill 11-A-9. Discussion followed. A vote was taken to approve Bill 11-A-9 with an all in favor. Bill 11-A-9 was passed by the Faculty Senate April 6, 2011.

Academic Affairs Chair Don Jung withdrew Senate Bill 11-A-10 Graduate Faculty Status Policy and Bill 11-A-11 Graduate Faculty Status Procedures from the Agenda.

Bill 11-A-12 – Academic Distinction in the Department of Major Policy – A motion was made by Senator David Naugler and seconded by Senator Willie Redmond to approve Bill 11-A-12. Discussion followed. A motion was made by Senator Rick Althaus to amend Bill 11-A-12 to include, at the beginning of the document, after ‘THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT: the section of the Faculty Handbook entitled, “Academic Distinction in the Department of Major Policy” be amended by making the following changes,' the language as follows: ‘only upon approval of the companion procedures in Bill 11-A-13. Until such time as both bills are agreed to, existing policy and procedures shall remain in effect.' That motion was seconded by Chair-Elect Kevin Dickson. Discussion followed.

A motion to amend Bill 11-A-12 was made by Chair-Elect Kevin Dickson and seconded by Senator Eric Clements to take out “not be used to earn any other form of honors, and” and add: “be used to satisfy the honors research (HN 499) requirement with the approval of the department chair and the director of the Jane Stephens Honors Program.” Discussion followed.

During the discussion a motion to amend the amendment was made by Senator Don Jung and seconded by Senator Willie Redmond to include “not be used to earn any other form of credit, except that it may be used to satisfy the honors research (HN 499) requirement with the approval of the department chair and the director of the Jane Stephens Honors Program,” in the policy statement of Bill 11-A-12. A vote was taken to amend the amendment with 23 in favor, 3 opposed and 1 abstention. A vote was taken to pass the amended amendment with 22 in favor, 4 opposed and 1 abstention.

After discussion of the senators on the amended policy, a vote was taken to pass Bill 11-A-12 with the amended language with 23 in favor, 3 opposed and 1 abstention. Bill 11-A-12 was passed by the Faculty Senate April 6, 2011 with the amended language.

Bill 11-A-13 – Academic Distinction in the Department of Major Procedures – A motion was made to pass Bill 11-A-13 by Senator Diane Wood and seconded by Senator Willie Redmond. Discussion followed. A motion was made by Senator Diane Wood and seconded by Chair-Elect Kevin Dickson to amend the language on page 2, number 5-c to reflect the word indigenous instead of primitive. A vote was taken to approve the amendment with a result of all in favor. Discussion followed on the amended procedure. A vote was taken to pass Bill 11-A-13 with the amended language with a result of all in favor. Bill 11-A-13 was passed by the Faculty Senate April 6, 2011.


Bill 11-A-14 – Jane Stephens Honors Program Policy – A motion was made by Senator Carol Veneziano and seconded by Senator Claudia Ruediger to approve Bill 11-A-14. Discussion followed. A motion was made by Senator Rick Althaus to amend Bill 11-A-14 to include, at the beginning of the document, after ‘THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT: the section of the Faculty Handbook entitled, “Jane Stephens Honors Program Policy” be amended by making the following changes,' the language as follows: ‘only upon approval of the companion procedures in Bill 11-A-15. Until such time as both bills are agreed to, existing policy and procedures shall remain in effect.' That motion was seconded by Senator Brandon Christensen. Discussion followed. A vote was taken to approve Bill 11-A-14 with an all in favor result.

Bill 11-A-15 – Jane Stephens Honors Program Procedures – A motion was made to pass Bill 11-A-15 by Chair-Elect Kevin Dickson and seconded by Senator Carol Veneziano. Discussion followed. A vote was taken to pass Bill 11-A-15 with a result of all in favor.

Bill 11-A-16 – Academic Honesty Policy – A motion was made to pass Bill 11-A-16 by Senator Diane Wood and seconded by Senator Jian Peng. Discussion followed. A motion was made by Senator Rick Althaus to amend Bill 11-A-16 to include, at the beginning of the document, after ‘THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT: the section of the Faculty Handbook entitled, “Academic Honesty Policy” be amended by making the following changes,' the language as follows: ‘only upon approval of the companion procedures in Bill 11-A-17. Until such time as both bills are agreed to, existing policy and procedures shall remain in effect.' That motion was seconded by Chair-Elect Kevin Dickson. Discussion followed. A vote was taken to pass Bill 11-A-16 with a result of all in favor with the agreement that the Faculty Senate would find out who to contact to make sure that the student code of conduct reflects the changes made to Bill 11-A-16.

Bill 11-A-17 – Academic Honesty Procedure – A motion was made to pass Bill 11-A-17 by Senator Janice Ward and seconded by Senator Rachel Morgan Theall. Discussion followed. A motion was made to table the vote for Bill 11-A-17 by Senator Haohao Wang and seconded by Senator Jian Peng. A vote was taken to table the vote with 10 in favor, 15 opposed and 2 abstentions. The vote was not tabled. A vote was taken to pass Bill 11-A-17 with a result of all in favor with one abstention with the assumption that all of the discussed problem areas be resolved.


CHAIR'S REPORT

Chair Sophia Scott did not have any information to report.

ADMINISTRATIVE LIAISON REPORT

Provost Ronald Rosati reported that the University is up approximately 3,000 credit hours for this summer session. Dean's reviews are due Friday, April 8, 2011 for anyone who has not completed the review. The University is bringing back the Key Performance Operator which was implemented until 2006 with an assessment document. The University is going to be bringing those things into practice again.

Provost Rosati reported that the University is going to be evaluating University Studies courses. The University is also going to be surveying several classes to check performance. The Information Technology Committee Course Redesign Funding requests were all awarded the requested amounts. The New Program Requests were funded and several of the Department Requests were funded as well. Provost Rosati reported that he just got word that the University was just awarded a grant to fund Course Redesign Projects for this year.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT LIAISON REPORT

Student Government Liaison reported that student elections are coming up and asked that everyone encourage students to vote.


LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE REPORTS

A.Membership, Chair Janice Ward reported that membership is still working on populating committees. Have sent out emails to Membership Committee, Health and Human Services and Business to try to get names for University Planning and University Student Affairs.

B.Professional Affairs, Chair Rick Althaus reported that the committee met and continued to talk about the process that might be used to enact their proposals. Senator Althaus passed out a document that showed the key changes to Chapter 2 and 4 Revisions proposed by Professional Development Committee.

C.Academic Affairs, Chair Don Jung withdrewBills 11-A-10 Graduate Faculty Status Policy and 11-A-11 Graduate Faculty Status Procedure from the agenda.

D.Documents, Chair Joyce Renaud reported that the JFC Bylaws revisions will be coming to the Faculty Senate at the next meeting and to please print off the old and the new documents.

E.Governance, Chair Walt Paquin reported that the committee looked at the college council revisions and they will be coming out next year.

F.Compensation, Chair Willie Redmond reported that the committee has a Budget Review Committee Meeting coming up April 13, 2011. Compensation made the recommendation about Promotion Merit monies being placed into a Cost of Continuing and a proposal for a 2% salary increase. The Committee has not heard any opposition to those proposals so far in the Committee and will have a Compensation Committee meeting before the Budget Review meeting to discuss these issues.

NEW BUSINESS

There was no new business presented.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Faculty Senate entered into Executive Session. The Senate passed Bill 11-A-18 and Bill 11-A-19, recommending that Emeritus Status be conferred upon Frederick T. Janzow and Tamara Kay Baldwin upon their retirement.

ADJOURNMENT

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The next Faculty Senate Meeting will be held April 20, 2011, at 3:00 pm in the UC Missouriana Room.

Approved April 20, 2011


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