Minutes - April 29, 1998
The Faculty Senate of Southeast Missouri State University met on Wednesday, April 29, 1998, at 3:00 p.m. in Classroom 125 of the Robert A. Dempster Building. The following Senators were present: Althaus, Anderson, Baldwin, Blattner, Bruening, Chartrau, Cannon, Domazlicky, Drake, Dunavan, Eddleman, Farris, Gifford, Gong, Johnson, Kump, Lancaster, McGhie, McKee, , Naugler, Pollina, Puryear, Rainey, Reagan, Ricks, Robinson, Starrett, Willingham, and Yeo. Linda Schoonmaker was also present.
Chair Althaus asked the Senate for its approval to permit Dr. Gail Overbey, chair of the Grants and Research Funding Committee, to give the Committee’s report before taking up other business. By a voice vote, the Senate agreed. Dr. Overbey provided an overview of Committee funding activity as of this point in the semester. The Committee will make additional funding decisions at a meeting to be held next week. A final report on the approved grants for the year will be made at the next Faculty Senate meeting, on Wednesday, May 13.
Student Evaluation of Instruction Resolution
Chair Althaus distributed copies of a revision of the resolution discussed during the previous week’s meeting. Discussion on the resolution took place. Senator Gong moved to amend the resolution by stipulating that the vote would be done by the “ranking” method. Senator Drake seconded the motion. All were in favor of the amendment to the resolution. After further discussion the amended resolution was adopted. (See Addendum A)
Senator Farris moved that the Faculty Senate take up the technology bill. Senator Eddleman seconded the motion. All were in favor. Discussion followed. Senator McKee called the question. Senator Robinson seconded the motion. The motion to end debate carried by voice vote. On the question of adoption of the bill, the motion failed by voice vote.
Senator Reagan moved that the Senate recommend the conferring of emeritus status to Dr. Al Robertson. The motion was seconded by Senator Farris, and was passed by voice vote. (See Addendum B.)
The meeting was adjourned at 3:45 p.m.