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Indiana State University University Faculty Senate

October 14,2003 Minutes
Approved October 21, 2003
EC #7

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. Anderson

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

Ex-Officio: President Benjamin, Provost Maynard

I. Administrative Report

President Benjamin:

1) reported that the Provost search is almost underway-there will be more information next week;

2) reported that the VP for Advancement search candidates had been narrowed to a short list and interviews are being scheduled;

3) shared a draft of Ivy Tech’s strategic mission;

4) requested Senate input on conferencing facilities on campus for small to medium professional meetings;

5) shared insights on realities of the state budget;

6) relayed enrollment measures being taken with regard to admissions and retention.

Provost Maynard:

1) reported that deans were discussing the Special Purpose Faculty Report;

2) shared the EMG positioning statement;

3) handed out draft 4 of the document, “Experiential Learning at Indiana State University: a Path for Implementation;”

4) reported that a network of recruitment contacts is being set up for encouraging and helping students to choose ISU;

5) reported that the Financial Aid Director search was proceeding and that a temporary change in reporting lines had been made;

6) faculty searches are being finalized.

Discussion and Q/A centered around recruitment and working with and advising transfer students, non-traditional students, and other special populations.

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II. Chair Report

Chairperson Hudson:

1) reminded that mediation training would be occurring and offered to give the Provost information about past mediation training sessions for the grievance pool;

2) inquired on status of SCHs and evaluation of deans—Provost still discussing;

3) reported on Senate Web site work;

4) reported that she is going to Denver with a team to work with EMG to develop a tag line.

III. Fifteen Minute Open Discussion

1) In response to inquiry, the President indicated that the Administration’s response to the Executive Committee’s March 24 communication regarding the Bill of Particulars is in the mail.

2) It was noted that the new parking lot on south 7th was open.

3) Wireless computer access, student options to buy/lease computers were discussed-Ed Kinley is looking into these issues.

4) The hope was voiced that the campus will be involved in the EMG recommendations.

5) It was noted that the harassment policy was tabled at the September Board meeting-rationale shared.

6) The Compensation Committee has completed a summary of its work thus far.

IV. Approval of the Minutes

Minutes of the October 7 meeting were approved. (Davis, Tenerelli 8-0-1)

V. Committee Actions­– after discussion and clarifications:

1) Reviewed the amended University Faculty Grievance Policy to be considered at the October Senate but took no further action.

2) Approved as amended the Family Friendly Tenure Policy to be presented to the Senate for endorsement of the concept then translated into Handbook language. (Maynard, Lamb 6-1-1)

3) By consensus sent the proposition for Schools to become Colleges to CAAC.

4) Nominated pool of candidates for the Eminent Programs Task Force.

5) Requested more and representative faculty membership on the Community Engagement and Economic Development Committee, as well as changing some existing members to ex officio.

6) Agreed to withhold discussion of experiential learning issues until next week.

The meeting adjourned at 5:45 p.m.