Time: 3:15 p.m.
Place: HUMSU, Room 227
Present: V. Sheets, Chairperson. A. M. Anderson, H. Halperin, J. Hughes, M. Miller,
S. Pontius, T. Sawyer, D. Worley
Absence: J. Fine
Ex-Officio: R. English
Guests: D. Wright, J. Kuhlman, L. Maule, D. Krug, R. Lotspeich
Visitors: T. Steiger, J. Conant, G. Bakker
The minutes of March 18 and 25, 2008 were approved. (TS/SP) 7-0-1.
I. Administrative Report
Robert English gave the Administrative Report for J. Maynard who is with the Moroccan
delegates this week.
a. Administrative Affairs have completed a 03/05 evaluation review.
b. R. Williams is the new Nursing, Health and Human Services Director and will
begin employment at ISU on July 1.
II. Chairperson’s Report
I’m happy to see everyone today. As the semester—and even academic year—begins
to draw to a close, it is important that we wrap up many of the projects we’ve begun this
year. I’m happy to welcome Mrs. Patricia Kennedy as the new Faculty Senate Associate.
We look forward to her helping us catch up and to her beginning to get the senate office
(and officers) organized again.
The Senate Elections are complete. SAMy, Tom Sawyer, and I met yesterday to
confirm the counting. I emailed all new and returning Senators last night regarding the
Organizational Meeting of the 2008-2009 Senate to be held on Thursday. Patricia will be
preparing a complete list of the new Senate to be shared with the campus.
I have requested of the administration that we consider foregoing the handbook-specified,
spring Senate “reporting” meeting. We have had some difficulty scheduling this meeting
at a time when the President and/or Jack might preside. In addition, the meeting is
traditionally poorly attended (excepting for the committee chairs required to report). My
thought is that for this year, we might simply request that each committee email their
final reports for posting on the web-site. If you have any thoughts on this, I’d be happy
to hear them.
Following the chairperson’s report D. Wright gave an overview of the NCAA
a. Website: Indstate.edu/president/ncaa – feedback is welcome
b. The peer review will be October 12-14, 2008.
III. New Business
1) Movement of Sociology faculty and minor into the department of
Physcholgy. A motion was made to accept DW/SP. V. Sheets
presented the proposal and clarified that courses are complementary
to faculty and qualifications. He stated that there is no change
in requirements for either unit and no change in licensure. After a
brief discussion, the motion was tabled (SP/TS) 7-0-1 because the MOU
is needed before the proposal can be voted upon.
2) Civic Leadership-New Minor (DW/TS) 8-0-0. L. Maule explained that
the minor is accessible to all students - it is an interdisciplinary - cross
3) Literacy in Early Childhood (TS/AH) 8-0-0). J. Kuhlman presented the
proposal, which is a change to one Masters with three areas of concentration.
4) Graduate Nursing post Masters certificate. Tabled (SP/DW)
8-0-0 because the Nursing representative was not present at the meeting.
5) EDS and School Psych (TS/SP) 8-0-0. D. Krug presented the modifications to the program.
Guidance and Counseling (TS/SP) 8-0-0. D. Krug presented the
modifications to the program.
b. AAC Report on the Faculty Report (TS/SP) 8-0-0. The report was given by R.
Lotspeich presenting comparative data about reporting and budgetary issues.
a. Discretionary money (TS/SP) 8-0-0. No clarity on how much money is
involved. Quick survey to faculty about what they would like to do with the
money. A full survey in the fall to address to prioritize long-term compensation
b. Gastric bypass surgery. A motion for approval (TS/SP) 8-0-0.
c. CIGNA long-term disability insurance. Motion for approval (TS/SP) 8-0-0.
V. Old Business
Resolution of 3/18 requisition information from T. Sauer. A recommendation was made
to form a sub-committee to meet with the dean to engage in dialog in an effort to get a
resolution. T. Sauer, D. Worley, M. Miller, A. Anderson were recommended for the
subcommittee. The goal of the subcommittee is to report back to the Executive in an
open meeting. (TS/SP) 6-0-2
VI. 15 Minute Open Discussion
a. General Education Task Force website up by April 2.
b. Affordability - documents how our rates have risen exponentially.
c. Recognition Banquet
Meeting adjourned at 5:40 p.m.