Minutes - May 3, 2006
XLI, No. 2
MINUTES OF THE FACULTY SENATE MEETING
May 3, 2006
The Faculty Senate of Southeast Missouri State University met on Wednesday, May 3, 2006 in the Party Room of the University Center. The following Senators were present: Mike Cobb (Chair), David Smith (Membership Committee Chair), Rick Althaus, Sophia Scott (Alternate), Alan Journet (Alternate), Albie Sautter (Alternate), Kim Dillivan, Marc Fulgham, Kathy Gilliland, Priscilla Hornby, Arrick Jackson, Daniel MacLeay, Jim McGill, Larry Underberg, Jayanti Ray, David Reinheimer, HaoHao Wang, David Glick (Alternate), Xuesong Zhang, and Min Zou. Also in attendance were Heather Valle and Nelson Elliott (Student Government Liaison).
Absent, and not represented by their Alternates, were Mary Elizabeth Ambery, Ronald Clayton, Elaine Jackson, Janice Ward, Carolyn Rainey, Bonnie Stepenhoff, Marc Strauss, Rebecca Summary, and Martha Zlokovich.
APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES
Approval of minutes Vol. XL-15 and XLI-01 was moved by Senator Althaus and seconded by Senator Reinheimer. The motion carried.
REPORT FROM THE CHAIR
Chair Cobb reported that he and Dana have been working on the Faculty Senate’s webpage. One of the items added to the webpage is a calendar for the Faculty Senate and each of the Legislative Committees. He encouraged the Senate to take a look at the new site and offer any suggestions that they may have to make it more useful.
REPORT FROM THE ADMINISTRATIVE LIAISON
The Provost asked to be excused from attending as this was an organizational meeting.
REPORT FROM THE STUDENT GOVERNMENT LIAISON
Heather Valle introduced Nelson Elliot as the new Student Government Liaison. She indicated that she is confident that he will do an outstanding job and that he has great respect for the faculty at Southeast MO State University.
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE CHAIR
Senator Smith, chair of the Committee, read a list of the Membership Committee's recommendation for Chair of the Faculty Senate committees for 2006-2007. He indicated that they do not have a candidate for the Documents Committee or the Governance Committee yet. He indicated that he has sent an email out to the faculty at large for volunteers to fill open committee members’ slots and should have all slots filled by the next Faculty Senate meeting. Senator Althaus suggested that the proposed candidates be voted on and confirmed while remaining members can serve as interim since not all positions are filled. Senator Smith agreed and moved (Dillivan seconded) the motion that the Faculty Senate accept the recommendations made by the Membership Committee. All were in favor.
Senator MacLeay stressed the importance of committee members being present at their meetings. He asked Senator Smith to clearly state that committee members accommodate their schedules so that they are free during meeting times. Chair Cobb indicated that according to the Faculty Handbook, the chair has the ability to remove a committee member if they consistently do not attend their meetings. The Senate was in agreement over the importance of this issue.
Chair Cobb indicated that Paula Cunningham will no longer be able to provide refreshments for the Faculty Senate meetings due to a contract agreement with Chartwells. Chartwells will begin providing refreshments for the upcoming year. Chair Cobb distributed a list of beverages and refreshments for Senators to choose from.
There was no old business to consider.
The motion to adjourn (Scott/Fulgham) was recognized and approved at 3:30 p.m.
The next Faculty Senate Meeting will be August 30, 2006 in the University Center Missouriana Room at 3:00 PM.
Approved August 30, 2006