XLVII No. 11
MINUTES OF THE FACULTY SENATE MEETING
February 13, 2013
The Faculty Senate of Southeast Missouri State University met on Wednesday February 13, 2013, in the UC Missouriana/Redhawks Room. The following Senators were present: Rick Althaus, Larry Bohannon, Marcus Bond, Stephanie Chamberlain, Brandon Christensen, Eric Clements, Kevin Dickson, Don Jung, Debra Lee-DiStefano, Zipping Liu, Jeff Luetkenhaus, Charles McAllister, Tiffany Parker, Jian Peng, David Powell, Willie Redmond, Joyce Renaud, Desma Reno, Claudia Ruediger, Sophia Scott, Carol Veneziano, Janice Ward, Julie Weathers, Victor Wilburn, Diane Wood, and Chris Wubbena. The Provost Ron Rosati was also present. The following alternates were present: Brooke Clubbs and HaoHao Wang. Benny Doris represented Student Government Liaison in place of Amanda Graven. Not in attendance or represented by an alternate: Doug Atwood and Susan Wehring.
There were no minutes to be approved.
The Senate was unable to get to New Business due to time restraints.
Senator McAllister reintroduced and moved for the adoption of the Faculty Senate Resolution for IDEA for Student Evaluation of Instruction. Senator Powell seconded. A vote was taken and the resolution passed.
Senator Christensen reintroduced and moved for the adoption of the Non Tenure-Track Faculty Appointments policy section (version 2). Senator Dickson seconded. During discussion on the bill, Senator Jung moved to table the bill. Senator Chamberlain seconded. The move failed. After more discussion a vote was taken and Bill 13-A-06 Non Tenure-Track Appointments Policy section passed.
Senator Christensen reintroduced and moved for the adoption of the Non Tenure-Track Faculty Appointments procedures section (version 2). Senator Wubbena seconded. During discussion Senator Clements moved to amend line 28 by adding “except tenure” to the end. Senator Redmond seconded. A vote was taken and the amendment failed. Also, Senator Dickson moved to amend line 27 by adding “as described in the faculty handbook”. Senator Redmond seconded. A vote was taken and the amendment carried. A vote was taken for the bill and the amendments and Bill 13-A-07 Non Tenure-Track Faculty Appointments Procedures section passed with two abstentions.
Senator Jung reintroduced and moved to adopt The Department and the Department Chairperson policy section. Senator Peng seconded. After discussion a vote was taken and Bill 13-A-08 The Department and the Department Chairperson Policy section passed. Senator Jung reintroduced and moved to adopt The Department and the Department Chairperson procedures section. Senator Wubbena seconded. After discussion a vote was taken and Bill 13-A-09 The Department and the Department Chairperson Procedures section was passed.
Senator Jung reintroduced and moved to adopt Department Chairs policy section. Senator Peng seconded. During discussion Senator Dickson moved to amend line 187 by striking “and the specific instrument included in this document”. Senator Scott seconded. A vote was taken and the amendment carried. A vote was taken on the bill with the amendment and Bill 13-A-10 Department Chairs Policy section passed.
Senator Jung reintroduced and moved to adopt the Department Chairs procedures section. Senator Dickson seconded. Senator Parker moved to amend line 42 by adding “unless there is an identified conflict of interest”. Senator Dickson seconded. A vote was taken and the amendment carried. The discussion was suspended due to the interest of time.
Chair Ward had no report but did inform the Senate that she, Senator Lee-DiStefano, and Senator Wood will be attending MAFS on February 18 -February 19, 2013.
Provost Rosati reported that Southeast Missouri State University met 4 out of 5 criteria for the Missouri Department of Higher Education on performance funding. The first-time full-time freshman to sophomore retention rate criteria was not met. Also the MDHE will be coming back to Southeast Missouri State University to do a program review on any new programs that the University has instituted over the past three years and programs that were residual on their list from three years ago.
Provost Rosati also informed the Senate that the Strategic Planning Workshop will be February 20, 2013.
Benny Doris reported that on February 11, 2013 the Student Government invited Kathy Mangles to their meeting to discuss textbook rental services and determine what information was the right information to get out. They are also currently accepting applications for executives. The deadline for applications is March 13.
Academic Affairs- Senator McAllister reported that they are working on nine different things. They
are a little behind on the Master Faculty Advisor bills. He said he should have more
to report in two weeks.
Compensation-Senator Redmond had no report. Documents-Senator Wubbena had no report.
Governance-Senator Jung reported that they are starting to work on The College Dean and Academic Departments bills. He stated that they are taking suggestions anyone has about these sections.
Professional Affairs-Senator Christensen reported that they were able to finish the Human Subjects bills. They will be working on Faculty Designations next.
Membership-Senator Wood reported that there are calls going out to fill committee requests from the Provost office. There are nine Senators whose terms expire at the end of the year and elections will be held in those departments. Elections need to be completed by March 31.
Senator Christensen had no report.
Senator Redmond moved to adjourn. Senator Peng seconded. The senate adjourned at 5:07 pm.
The next Faculty Senate meeting will be held on February 27, 2013 at 3:00 pm in the UC Missouriana/Redhawks Room.