XLVII No. 13
MINUTES OF THE FACULTY SENATE MEETING
March 27, 2013
The Faculty Senate of Southeast Missouri State University met on Wednesday March 27, 2013, in the UC Missouriana/Redhawks Room. The following Senators were present: Doug Atwood, Larry Bohannon, Marcus Bond, Stephanie Chamberlain, Brandon Christensen, Eric Clements, Kevin Dickson, Don Jung, Debra Lee-DiStefano, Ziping Liu, Jeff Luetkenhaus, Charles McAllister, Jian Peng, David Powell, Willie Redmond, Joyce Renaud, Desma Reno, Claudia Ruediger, Sophia Scott, Carol Veneziano, Janice Ward, Victor Wilburn, Diane Wood, and Chris Wubbena. The Provost Ron Rosati was also present. The following alternates were present: Brooke Clubbs, Henry Clark, and Al Haywood. Patrick Vining represented Student Government Liaison in place of Amanda Graven. Not in attendance or represented by an alternate was: Tiffany Parker, Julie Weathers, and Susan Wehring.
The minutes for February 27, 2013 were approved.
Senator McAllister introduced the bill, Online Course and Program Approval procedures. The Senate discussed the bill and Senator McAllister will bring the bill back to Senate at the next meeting.
Senator McAllister introduced two bills, Teaching Assignments During the Academic Year policy and procedures. The Senate discussed the bills and Senator McAllister will bring the bills back to Senate at the next meeting.
Senator McAllister introduced two bills, Teaching Assignments During the Summer Session policy and procedures. The Senate discussed the bills and Senator McAllister will bring the bills back to Senate at the next meeting.
Senator McAllister introduced two bills, Outside Employment or Coursework policy and procedures. The Senate discussed the bills and Senator McAllister will bring the bills back to Senate at the next meeting.
Senator McAllister introduced two bills, Classroom or Other Instructional policy and procedures. The Senate discussed the bills and Senator McAllister will bring the bills back to the Senate at the next meeting.
Senator Christensen moved to pass two bills, Regular Faculty Appointments policy and procedures. Senator Dickson and Senator Wubbena seconded. After some discussion the Faculty Senate passed Bill 13-A-19 Regular Faculty Appointments Policy and Bill 13-A-20 Regular Faculty Appointments Procedures.
Senator Christensen moved to pass the bill Kent Library Faculty policy. Senator Ruediger seconded. During discussion on the bill, Senator Christensen moved to amend lines 15, 17, 20, and 21 by replacing the word “librarians” with the phrase “Kent Library Faculty”. Senator Wubbena seconded. A vote was taken and the amendment carried. After further discussion, the Senate voted and passed Bill 13-A-21 Kent Library Faculty Policy.
Senator Christensen moved to adopt two bills, Non-Continuing Faculty Appointments policy and procedures. During discussion, Senator Jung moved to amend line 27 on the policy, by keeping the word “part-time” instead of replacing it with “non-continuing”. Senator Christensen seconded. A vote was taken and the amendment carried. After further discussion, the Senate voted and passed Bill 13-A-22 Non-Continuing Faculty Appointments Policy and Bill 13-A-23 Non-Continuing Faculty Appointments Procedures.
Chair Ward reported that the Benefits Sub Committee will be bringing forth a few things to the Budget Review Committee. There have been requests such as making the current eight days of unverified sick leave bumped up to 12 and setting aside a certain amount of money for the wellness of employees. Additional money has been proposed to supplement health insurance policies for spouses, children, and families. Chair Ward informed the Senate that these are just suggestions and the actual proposal has not yet been completed.
Provost Rosati reported that the President has selected Dean McDougall to be the new Interim Provost and Senator Charles McAllister will be the new Interim Dean of Business. This will become effective as of June 15, 2013. Some of the Department Chair searches have been completed. Dr. Brad Deken will be the Chair of Industrial and Engineering Technology and Dr. Julie Ray will be the Chair of Elementary, Early and Special Education. The University is still searching for Chairs in Global Cultures and Languages, Educational Leadership and Counseling, and Music.
Provost Rosati reported that the Budget Review Committee will be having a meeting on April 4, 2013. He mentioned a few requests that Academic Affairs had submitted.
Student Government President, Patrick Vining, reported that elections for Student Government will be April 4th and 5th. Voting stations will be set up around campus. The Student Government Presidential debate will be on April 2nd at the Towers. He also reported that they are trying to figure out a way for the student IDs to be more useful around campus. Lastly he reported that they are getting ready for budget review.
Academic Affairs- Senator McAllister reported he had a meeting with the Provost and
Dean Starrett in regard to the Student Learning Outcome language. They agreed that
they need to take it to a higher level approach that ties Student Learning Outcomes
more closely to the University's educational mission. He also reported that the Survey
Monkey results on Master Faculty Advisor shows that there is interest in the Master
Faculty Advisor Program. Compensation- Senator Redmond reported that the committee's
budget review is being postponed till next week and they will have another one on
April 18th. They will be meeting with President Dobbins as well.
Documents- Senator Wubbena reported that they will be working on their end of year report.
Governance- Senator Jung had no report.
Professional Affairs- Senator Christensen had no report.
Membership- Senator Wood reported that everyone should have received an informational email about the Provost search committee elections and all fill-time faculty will receive a ballot for each college.
Senator Christensen had no report.
Senator Renaud moved to adjourn. Senator Wilburn seconded. The Faculty Senate adjourned at 4:53 pm.
The next Faculty Senate meeting will be held on April 10, 2013 at 3:00 pm in the UC Missouriana/Redhawks Room.