Southeast Missouri State University

Membership Committee

To: Susan Swartwout, Faculty Senate Chair

From: Bruce Hathaway, 2004-5 Membership Committee Chair

Date: April 20, 2005

Re: 2004-5 Faculty Senate Membership Committee Report

The Faculty Senate Membership Committee consisted of Bruce Hathaway (Chair), Carolyn Rainey, Min Zou, Janice Chadha, Pat Willingham, Ronald Clayton, and Mack Wilson.

We accomplished the normal things that the committee does. We filled the vacancies on the Faculty Senate Legislative and Reporting Committees, and found capable people to chair those committees. We solicited volunteers to serve on the various University Standing Committees and Councils, and recommended individuals to the appropriate administrators for appointments on those committees. We identified faculty senators whose terms were up, or who were retiring, and initiated the process for electing senators in those units. New Senators and alternates are shown in the following table.

Departmental Unit

Senator

Alternate

Agriculture

Kim Dillivan

Biology

Jim Champine

Lucinda Swatzell

Chemistry

James McGill

Communications Disorders

Jayanti Ray

Kevin Squibb

Computer Science

Xuesong Zhang

David Naugler

Elem., Early & Spec. Ed.

Min Zou

Tahsin Khalid

English

David Reinheimer

Stephanie Chamberlain

Mathematics

Haohao Wang

Timothy Ray

The departments of Social Work and of Nursing will be having elections within the next week.

As elections were being conducted, we discovered that there is some confusion over whether a full-time faculty member needs to be tenured or tenure-track, or just full-time, to be eligible to be a senator. There are two different versions of the requirements on two different web-sites.

(http://www2.semo.edu/provost/handbook/facultyHandbook2004.pdf) says:

“All full-time faculty members who have completed one academic year of service at this University are eligible to be candidates for the position of department unit representative.”

Whereas, (http://www2.semo.edu/provost/handbook/viii.htm#A7) says:

“All full-time probationary tenure-track and tenured faculty members who have completed one academic year of service at this University are eligible to be candidates for the position of departmental unit representative.”

This discrepancy needs to be cleared up, and the incorrect information changed. Since the first site seems to be the latest, we assumed it was the correct one.

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