Hulman Memorial Student Union 227
Chairperson S. Lamb, Vice Chair B. Evans, Secretary C. Hoffman,
B. Frank, A. Halpern, J. Hughes, M. Miller,
English (for Provost Maynard)
Guests: D. Wright (Student Affairs), V. French
Administration Report – R. English
copies of the latest (2/1/07) Undergraduate Enrollment Report for Fall
comparisons to same date in 2006:
Freshmen: applications +2% (+401); admissions +20%
(+421); confirmed -45% (-171)
Transfers: applications -17% (-70); admissions
-23% (-36); confirmed -35% (-9)
Discussion followed about the significance of the figures.
-- Many students apply to multiple schools.
-- K. Snider advises that early confirmations have
traditionally not been a good indicator of
Physics [responding to a prior question]
Provost Report to the Campus (1/30/07) says: "Admission
to [programs recommended for
elimination] are to be suspended at this point…"(p.
3). What is the "point" referred to?
Response: The "point" is 6/1/07 -- the same as the due date
for plans to accommodate
students currently enrolled in programs to
be "phased out."
Question: Are we still accepting students as majors in physics for
Response: Yes. Current count: first major = 8; second major =
2; minor = 1.
Admissions will continue to accept physics as
Question: When and why were discussions of the proposed
articulation agreement in
physics with U. of Evansville suspended?
Response: Will seek clarification from Provost Maynard
EC # 17,
Chair Report - S. Lamb
Using a little
ratio analysis, suggested by Dr. Bell, we can predict the Fall 07 FTE
enrollment from the
enrollment. Using the average of the ratios from the last four years,
which have been fairly
predicted enrollment is 8,621, which is less than 97.6% last year's fall
projects that what occurred in the past will occur in the future. This
would be a disaster.
We would be
pressed to pay bills. Dr. Snider has his work cut out for him.
I recall that
Provost Maynard stated that a plan would be announced for utilizing the
from the Program
Prioritization initiative. I would hope that we will be made aware of
the magnitude of
each program and what plans are being made for the utilization of those
I have met with
people responsible for some level of coordination of the ISU Web pages.
me that no WEB
advisory committee currently exists and that they are unaware of a
of the same issues discussed at today’s meeting were raised by Betsy
and others, with last year’s Executive Committee. Chief among those
issues were the
navigational ability for potential students to find information about
departmental units. The experts
meeting indicated that our web sites definitely are not recruitment
friendly. I do not find the
emphasis upon the importance of using our web sites as a recruitment
tool that is essential.
Do we not
believe that enrollment is a problem?
Minute Open Discussion -- Points / questions raised:
1) Tribune Star story (2/3) reported that Provost
Maynard expects to recoup $1.5 - $2M from
proposed changes. How was that figure determined?
All information should be shared with
the faculty. R. English will inquire of the provost.
2) HHP – The
College will meet to discuss and to take an official vote on the
creation of the
proposed new college.
3) What has
happened to the ITAC subcommittee to improve the ISU web presence?
has been made? No additional information is available.
4) What sacrifices
is the administration making to recoup funds?
promised but not yet provided.
5) Funding for Graduate Students – What changes are being
made to address the issues raised?
have been reworked; we are in line with practices at many other
dean has not yet responded to these issues.
6) Why has the
University Athletics Committee not met? Aren't regular meetings
ISU rules and
NCAA regulations ?
Committee will be convened.
Minutes – Minutes #16 (1/30/07): APPROVED (Halpern, Evans 8-0-0)
V. Old Business
# 17, 2/6/07
VI. New Business
Integrity Policy – (three documents)
D. Wright was
invited to the table and gave a brief overview, noting that these
product of work which started in Fall 05. Much of what is included is
permission) from the Central Michigan University policy.
discussion and editing followed.
to final editing) for forwarding to the Faculty Senate (Frank, Evans
D. Wright commended
Task Force members and others who assisted with development of the
Faculty Status – proposal from the provost
directed that the proposal be forwarded to FAC for consideration
(Hoffman, Mulkey 8-0-0).
Enrollment Task Force -- Provost request for faculty nominees
prepared a list of nominees. S. Lamb will confirm willingness to serve.
4) Nominee to
the nominating committee to select a faculty person to serve on the
selected a nominee (acclamation).
The Committee went into
executive session (Hughes, Halpern 8-0-0).
The Committee came out
of executive session and adjourned at 5:10 p.m. (Frank, Halpern 8-0-0).
C. Hoffman, Secretary