April 03, Minutes
Indiana State University
Faculty Senate 2006-07
Time: 3:15 P.M.
Place: HMSU 227
Present: Secretary C. Hoffman (presiding), A. Halpern (Acting
S. Davis, B. Frank, J. Hughes, M. Miller, T. Mulkey,
Evans, S. Lamb
Ex-Officio: Provost Maynard
Gennaro, N. Hopkins
I.Administrative Report – Provost Maynard
April 1 data: compared with
last year, applications - 18-19% higher; acceptances - 400 more; confirmed
- 200 lower; financial aid offered - three times more
Invitations to Faculty
Recognition Banquet (Apr. 18) sent out
Legislature might establish
funding levels for the next biennium within 30 days, 1
possible; Trustees might meet in May to approve new tuition rate ,
– possible 5% increase
faculty hiring: 6 offers are
outstanding; possibly 7-8 failed searches
Report – C. Hoffman
2007-2008 Senate organizational meeting Thurs, Apr. 5.
indicated that the
will not be revisited this year.
Minute Open Discussion
Information Technology Literacy Oversight Committee has made proposal to
replace Tek.xam with a new product. Timing issues with training and test-out
materials will affect campus adoption; e.g., when campus is going to Vista,
Office 2007, etc.
There are plans are to replace Groupwise with Microsoft Outlook by July 2007
because of compatibility issues with Banner and Groupwise. Migration to
Vista will not occur until May, 2008, at the earliest.
- #19 (3/20/07) APPROVED as amended (Mulkey, Frank 6,0,1)
response re: Philosophy
Hopkins and R. Gennaro invited to table (Miller, Mulkey)
presented a response () to the CAAC report (sent to Executive Committee)
regarding the Philosophy Program: disappointed in the CAAC statement;
encouraged by recent meting with Dean Sauer; number of philosophy graduates
has increased; curricular and program revisions have been made and are in
referred to the resolution of the CAS Faculty Council (regarding the
elimination of the majors in philosophy, physics, sociology and art history
- EC Minutes # 20); faculty government should “weigh in” in re Philosophy
and others; issue should be brought before the Senate.
Steps taken by
Philosophy to modify the program since the PAR process were reviewed.
If major were
eliminated, economizing would result by offering fewer (low-enrolled)
upper-level courses; over time this would allow more effective use of
expressed about quality of instruction of lower-level (e.g.
courses if non-terminal-degree faculty were hired for this purpose.
proposal to the CAAC report was introduced
The point is to give parties more time to find a satisfactory resolution of
VI. Old Business – none
Education Task Force – composition/timeline discussed. No conclusion was
reached about whether a member of the Executive Committee should serve on
the Task Force
FAC – Met on
Mar. 29. -discussion of new Faculty Orientation program; faculty
have been consulted before the new plan, which involves 33 hours of
“orientation” during the Fall Semester, was developed. Background Check
introduced but not discussed.
FEBC – White
Paper on Faculty/Staff Health Benefits was discussed with G
raised about extent of continued retired faculty coverage. FEBC to submit
adjourned at 4:45 P.M. (Mulkey,Halpern
A. Halpern ,