S. Lamb, Vice Chair B. Evans, Secretary C. Hoffman
Senators: S. Allen, C. Amlaner, E. Bermudez, K. Bolinger, J. Buffington,
H. Chait, D. Collins, J.
Fine, B. Frank, S. Ghosh, A. Halpern, T. Hawkins, P. Hightower, J.
Hughes, K. Liu, M. Miller,
G. Minty, T. Mulkey, S Phillips, S Pontius, J. Powers, R. Schneirov, S.
Shure T. Steiger,
G. Stuart, J. Wilson, S. Wolf, D. Worley, G. Zhang
Absent: E. Brown, J. Conant, S. Davis, M. McLean, L. O’Laughlin, C.
Stemmans, D. Yaw
Foster, R. English, F. Bell, P. Carino, H. Hudson, Laura Britton and
Kyle Neisen, Lana Lamb Kusiak,
Elliot Kusiak, Reed Crawford
S. Lamb addressed
community is deeply saddened by the events at Virginia Tech.
is unbelievable. Our condolences go out to their entire campus family.
Bush said, "Schools should be places of safety and sanctuary and
learning. When that
is violated, the impact is felt in every American classroom and every
us observe a moment of silence.
Memorial for Dr. Robert F. Bozarth was read by J. Hughes and accepted by
Scholarship recipients Laura Britton, Amy Huntsinger, and Kyle Neisen
Report: Provost Maynard:
Thanks to all who
attended the Faculty Recognition Banquet. It is a wonderful
promoted faculty and honor award and medal winners. Awards noted:
Medal: Robyn Lugar, John Spicknall, Joseph Tenerelli
Caleb Mills Distinguished Teaching Award: Concetta DePaolo, Betsy Frank,
Theodore Dreiser Distinguished Research & Creativity Award: Michael
Faculty Distinguished Service Award: Blanche Evans, Linda Maule
Community-Based Learning & Scholarship Award: Jay Gatrell, Elizabeth
There will be a
memorial service on Monday for members of the University community
who died during the
1½ weeks honors convocations will be held. This year each college will
to Dean Ronald Green, College of Business, for his "initiative and
ISU, and best wishes in his new position
as Dean of the School of Business at The Citadel.
Lamb noted that Dean Green provided an impressive example of "servant
IV. Chair Report:
to report on the composition of next year’s Executive Committee.
know, Virgil Sheets (who was last year’s vice chair) was elected Chair
of next year’s Senate.
Halpern (this year’s parliamentarian) will be next year’s Vice Chair,
and "Samy" (Sr. Alma
Anderson will be Secretary. She has served in this capacity before. This
is an excellent set of
members of the Executive Committee will be Harriet Hudson, James Hughes,
Miller, Steven Pontius, and Julia Fine. Tom Sawyer will be first
Provost indicated, the enrollment picture continues much the same.
Applications are up 16%,
up 5%, but confirmations are only 73% of what they were at this time
last year. I would like
personally thank the 55 or so faculty who made the 3,400 phone calls to
students, attempting to
admissions into confirmations. Your work is critical to the well-being
of the institution. I hope
mechanics of the process are explained to all who want to maximize the
benefits of this program.
On a light
note, I want to take this opportunity to personally thank Professor
Frank Bell for all the
that he has made to advance the health of the institution, and the
health of faculty government.
and breathes ISU. He takes all of its successes personally as well as
spends hours informing campus leaders of positions. I am often able to
cherry pick his thoughts,
giving him limited credit and present his very sound opinions as my own.
All of his positions
given great forethought, and have the welfare of the institution in
mind. One of my greatest
to have him as a friend. The officers would like to present him token
gifts for all his efforts,
presented gifts to F. Bell
in appreciation of
his years of service in faculty government.
expressed his thanks, noting his surprise, as he was lured to this
meeting to honor S. Lamb.
B. Evans and C.
Hoffman presented Chair Lamb with an engraved plaque and brass desk
clock, a digital camera and additional photo equipment, and C. Hoffman
expressed the Senate's appreciation for his leadership over the past two
Senate and guests gave S. Lamb a standing ovation. Lamb introduced
family and expressed his appreciation to senators and his family.
VI. SGA :
V. Fifteen Minute
Inquiry about the
position of the University on placing a faculty member on the Board of
noted that the Board of Trustees has been opposed.
Discussion of the
possibility of raises:
responded that raises are not expected, but that final determinations
about tuition increases. Currently, money is going toward buildings.
VI. Minutes of March
22 – APPROVED as amended (Powers, Liu 32-0-0)
UFS #2, 9/28/06, Page 3
Services Major and Minor (considered together)
APPROVED (Hightower, Bermudez 32-0-0)
Department of Criminology – Name Changes: Department, MA/MS, Major and
(Bermudez, Worley 31-1-0)
3. Assoc. of
Science (A.S.) in Career & Technical Education -- ELIMINATION
(Mulkey, Chait 32-0-0)
4. Post Master's
Nursing Education Certificate
(Evans, Chait 32-0-0)
Education Task Force – Charges and Recommendations
-- need to
address transfer students from 2 year schools and "mission creep"
changes in the program(s); life expectancy of 4-6 years ?
(Miller, Frank 32-0-0)
Committee Resolution re: Philosophy
To encourage the continuance of a philosophy major within the
University, the Executive Committee
supports investigation of possible synergies with other disciplines. The
Committee encourages the
present Department of Philosophy to have only one primary goal:
retaining the major. To achieve this
goal, Philosophy should continue to work aggressively to:
1) capitalize on commonalities with other discipline(s) to
form a composite department
2) investigate modifications of the major to accomplish the
primary goal while retaining the essence of
Combinations/concentrations/synergies may be possible that would jointly
benefit Philosophy and other
disciplines. Possible benefits include exposure of students to the field
and attracting potential majors.
We encourage the administration to:
1) recognize the critical role that a philosophy major plays
at a university,
2) be as aggressive as possible to create an environment
which will permit the retention of the major,
3) allow sufficient time for a solution to be
[Exec. Comm. vote:
Provost Maynard: It was his decision to move philosophy to the
"elimination" list, but
he remains open
to other options.
is aware of the Exe. Comm. statement (above) which is different from
Concern over the possible elimination of philosophy is campus-wide.
(Hoffman, Mulkey 28-0-1)
X. New Business:
Administration / Faculty Count – G. Minty (Chair, AAC):
Progress Report on
the Staffing Summary
For a number of
years around about April, AAC has reported an administration/faculty
AAC has requested from administration the data for October 1st.
information from various units of the University and has
the middle of
This year AAC
once again requested the information in September. However, because of
the Vice President for Business Affairs was able to consolidate more
information than in the
past. In March,
administration presented AAC a much more detailed break down of the
within the University than they have in the past.
AAC has what we
believe to be an accurate count of both administration and faculty.
However, the count
does not allow
for comparison with prior years. The major reason for this is that the
10/1/06 data include
all funding sources, including grant and other soft money positions,
for 10/1/05 included only current operating and auxiliary employees.
The data show
that there is
now, and there has been in the past, more administrators than AAC has
positions can be compared more easily, and it should be no surprise that
there is a small
tenured/ tenure track faculty compared to last year.
AAC can produce
an administrator/faculty count but is trying to identify administrative
included in prior years so that a year by year comparison can be
meaningful. We expect to be
able to report
the figures at the beginning of the next semester. Moreover, because of
of the data,
AAC has been assured that next September’s request for the information
shall be produced
in a much
timelier manner and in the same basic format as in this year. Drafting
future year to year
should not be as challenging.
Progress Report on
Count for 10/1/2006
Faculty One Year
funding sources including grants and other soft money positions.
Positions 2005 (from Administration/Faculty Count 10/1/2005)
NOTE: Operating and auxiliary employees only.
ACCEPTED (Minty, Hoffman – acclamation)
C. Hoffman noted
receipt of an objection to the description of the Web Advisory Committee
in the Exec. Comm. minutes of 4/10/07. After consultation with E.
Kinley, the minutes were revised to read:
"ITAC has established a Web advisory subcommittee to advise ITAC on Web
Orientation Program – approved for pilot run in Fall 2007
-- FAC response / input to be provided subsequently
Endorsed the concept of proposed criminal background checks for
-- FAC must have additional input concerning specific details and
-- Must go through Exec. Comm. and Senate before transmittal to the
S. Lamb expressed
his thanks for the hard work and help of the Senate.
The meeting adjourned at 4:22 p.m. (acclamation)