Southeast Missouri State University

Minutes - May 7, 2008

XLIII, No. 2

MINUTES OF THE FACULTY SENATE MEETING

May 07, 2008

The Faculty Senate of Southeast Missouri State University met on Wednesday, May 07, 2008 in the Party Room of the University Center. The following Senators were present: Martha Zlokovich (acting as Chair), Mary Elizabeth Ambery (Chair), Stephanie Chamberlain (Chair-Elect), Jim McGill (Membership Committee Chair), Rick Althaus, Julie Banks, David Briggs, Michael Cobb, Kathy Conway, Kim Dillivan, Marc Fulgham, Benjie Heu, Elaine Jackson, Daniel MacLeay, David Naugler, Walt Paquin, Joyce Renaud, Willie Redmond, Albie Sautter, Brad Deken (Alternate), Rick Sebby, Seidu Sofo, Marc Strauss, Alan Journet (Alternate), Carol Veneziano, Haohao Wang and her alternate Candide Walton, and Janice Ward.

Absent and not represented by their Alternates were: Larry Underberg and Jill Young. The Management and Marketing Department was unrepresented.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE MET TO ELECT CHAIR

Senator McGill was elected as the Membership Committee Chair.

NEW BUSINESS

Senator Journet distributed a resolution asking Professional Affairs and Academic Affairs Committee to establish a joint sub-committee comprising representatives of both committees and members of the broader university community to examine and develop recommendations/guidelines on the role, administration, reporting, and use of student evaluation of instruction data. The motion was made by Senator Journet, which was seconded by Senator Sebby. The Senate held discussion. Senator Veneziano indicated that she would like to see social scientists on the committee. The Senate agreed. The resolution passed unanimously.

OLD BUSINESS

Senator Zlokovich indicated that she would like to see Professional Affairs and Academic Affairs work on the Tenure and Promotion Form. She recommended asking the Provost for suggestions.

REPORT FROM THE CHAIR

Chair Ambery indicated that she would like to meet with the chairs of each Faculty Senate committee before the fall semester begins to discuss specifically agenda items that need to be addressed this upcoming year.

Senator Althaus made a motion, which was seconded by Senator Deken, to authorize the Membership Committee to populate the Legislative and Reporting Committees with interim appointees through the summer, so that the committees that needed to, could work during that time. The Membership Committee recommendations would be voted on by the Senate at its first meeting of the fall. The motion passed unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT

The motion to adjourn (Journet/Chamberlain) was recognized and approved at 5:20 p.m.

The next Faculty Senate Meeting will be September 3, 2008 in the Crisp Auditorium at 3:00 PM.

Approved September 17, 2008


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