Minutes - May 1, 1996
The Faculty Senate of Southeast Missouri State University met Wednesday, May 1, 1996, in the Party Room of the University Center. The following Senators were present: Althaus, Baldwin, Carder, Crawford, G. Cwick, S. Cwick, Drake, Dunning, Farris, Gathman, Heischmidt, Hooper, Johnson, Kelley, Kump, Lilly, McCutchan, McGhie, Monahan, Naugler, Nelson, Nevitt, Parsons, Pollina, Robinson, Schulte, Skelton, Sutton, Trautwein, Varnon, and Wilson. Also present were Alternates David Naugler (for Hays), Phil Parette (for Dunham-Trautwein), and Richard Cannon (for Venezian). Also attending were Provost Kupchella and Clare Scheidt, Student Government Representative.
Approval of the Minutes
Senator Farris moved that the April 10, 1996, minutes be approved. Senator Parsons seconded the motion. Minor editorial changes were made to the minutes. The minutes were approved as corrected.
Report from the Chair
Chair Sutton read a letter of appreciation from the CTS Council thanking the Faculty Senate for their support at the recent Budget Committee meeting.
Chair Sutton reported that President Atchley has scheduled a meeting with the Governance Committee.
Report From The Administrative Liaison
Provost Kupchella announced he wants to meet with the Compensation Committee next week concerning the implementation of the bill as it is written.
It appears the enrollment in Fall 1996 will be 200 less than earlier predictions.
Provost Kupchella announced that Dr. Randy Shaw currently Chairperson of the Department of Industrial Technology, has been recommended Assistant Provost effective August 1. Dr. Shaw will replace Pauline Fox, who will be returning to the faculty full time. Dr. Dennis Holt has been recommended to be Associate Provost. Dr. Nicholas Tibbs, currently Chairperson of the Department of Geosciences, has been recommended to be named Interim Dean of the College of Science and Technology effective with Dean Snowden's departure in July. A search committee will be named this week to begin the process of finding a permanent replacement for Dean Snowden.
Provost Kupchella reported that he is working on how to provide graphics help. Some of the questions - should it be keep it where it is, move it in the Center for Teaching and Learning.
Senator Farris, Membership Chairperson, reported that several departments are in need of Alternates.
Senator Lilly, Chairperson of the Compensation Committee, reported on the outcome of the Budget meeting held recently. He also distributed copies of a memorandum he had written concerning issues he believes the next Compensation Committee should provide leadership.
Senator Robinson moved that the Faculty Senate go into Executive Session. Senator Farris seconded the motion. All were in favor. Senator Carder, Faculty Senate Professional Affairs Chairperson, presented the proposed bill. Senator Skelton moved that the Emeritus Faculty bill be approved. Senator Parsons seconded the motion. The bill passed. (See Addendum A)
Chair Sutton asked the Senate if they wanted the Governance Committee Report sent to the Board of Regents. The response was No.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:40 p.m.