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Indiana State University University Faculty Senate

January 20, Minutes
Approved January 27, 2004
EC #16

Indiana State University
Faculty Senate
Executive Committee 2003-04


Time: 3:15 p.m.

Place: Hulman Memorial Student Union 227

Present: Chairperson H. Hudson, Vice Chair S. Lamb, Secretary Sr. A. “Samy” Anderson

J. Harper, N. Lawrence, R. Schneirov, V. Sheets, J. Tenerelli

Ex-Officio: Provost Maynard

I. Minutes of the January 13th meeting were approved. (Lawrence, Harper 6-0-1)

II. Administrative Report

Provost Maynard requested counsel of the Executive Committee:

1) by consensus, the Committee advised the Provost that School Promotion and Tenure Policies approved by the Promotion and Tenure Oversight Committee need to be reviewed by the University Faculty Affairs Committee for subsequent report;

2) Nancy Lawrence will work with the Provost to draft campus ADA procedures for the Committee to review.

 

III. Chair Report

Chair Hudson:

1) reminded the Committee of the upcoming open forums on January 21st and 22nd where the Indiana Commission for Higher Education's Framework for Policy and Planning Development for Higher Education and the Education Roundtable's Indiana P-16 Plan for Improving Student Achievement will be discussed;

2) requested that the Committee attend and encourage fellow Senators to attend the Winter Retreat on January 23rd and 24th.

IV. Old Business

Handbook Language – Tenure Extension

Motion to approve. (Lamb, Schneirov)

After discussion, the document was amended, “…This extension shall follow consultation with the candidate’s departmental personnel committee which must agree with the extension…” (Lamb, Harper 4-2-2)

After further discussion, motion to table with the understanding the Committee would forward further suggested revisions to the Chair for review at next week’s meeting. (Lamb, Schneirov 7-0-1)

 

V. Executive Session

Moved into executive session. (Lamb, Lawrence 7-0-1)

Came out of executive session. (Lamb, Lawrence 6-0-1)

 

The meeting adjourned at 6:05 p.m.

 

UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE

REPORT FOR JANUARY 27, 2004

The Faculty Senate Executive Committee met Tuesday, January 27, 2004, in HMSU 227.

Administrative Report

The Provost expressed for the President his appreciation for Senate presence at the Leadership Retreat. He also profiled enrollment figures for this semester.

Chair Report

Harriet Hudson reported that the open sessions on higher education plans by the State went well. She and the Provost concurred that there should be continued faculty discussion;

• Mardi Gras for Faculty Scholarship fund is on February 14. Bring a friend;

• Trustees are bringing in a person to coordinate evaluation of the President in March.

Fifteen Minute Discussion

Addressed

• International Affairs and Graduate School concerns;

• timeliness of International Travel Grant notification;

• comments on the quality of the Leadership Retreat (kudos);

• Timing of the board’s evaluation of the President;

• concerns about ICHE expectations of ISU and their impact;

• concerns about coordination of committees, which give monetary awards; follow up to monetary awards given from the variety of pools.

Actions

1) • approved the 1/12/;04 minutes, 7-0-1;

• Handbook language for the Family Friendly Tenure Policy was approved for theSenate agenda;

• after discussion, charged Harriet Hudson to respond for the Committee to the Senior Scholars Academy request for a speaker’s seat at Senate.

• continued discussions with the Provost on procedures for continuation/selection of the General Education Coordinator, summer school funding issues.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:40 p.m.