Time: 3:15 p.m.
Place: HMSU, Dede III
Present: Chairperson F. Bell, Vice Chair P. Hightower, Secretary C. Hoffman
Senators: A. Anderson, R. Baker, A. Blackshire-Belay, E. Bermudez, D. Burger, G. Christianson, R. Clouse,
A. Cockerham, N. Corey, D. Gilman, R. Goidel, R. Goldbort, R. Guell, M. Harmon, S. Lamb,
N. Lawrence, K. Liu, C. MacDonald, L. Maule, R. McGiverin, J. McNabb, D. Memory, W. Moates,
F. Muyumba, D. Prentice, R. Schneirov, S. Sharp, E. Warner, W. Warren
Absent: M. Brennan, J. Cerny, B. Clouse, J. Conant, P. Dutta, B. Frank, J. Huber, A. Rider
Ex-Officio: Interim Provost Hopkins, Vice President Schafer
Visitors: G. England, B. Evans, J. Harper, J. Kuhlman, A. Myers, J. Ozmun
I. Memorial Resolution
A. Myers read a memorial resolution for Eleanor Forsythe St. John; accepted 32-0-0.
II. Administrative Report
Interim Provost Hopkins relayed the administrative response to actions taken by the Senate at the January 25, 2001, meeting. The administration noted the memorial resolution presented for Walter Sullins, the amended Evaluation of Teaching document, and the Faculty Affairs Committee recommendation that, "Previous recipients of the Caleb Mills Distinguished Teaching Award are not eligible again for that award."
The administration further noted the Administrative Affairs Committee recommendation,
"Given the recent resignation of the Associate Vice President for Information Services and Dean of Library Services, effective February 22, the Administrative Affairs Committee strongly encourages the University Administration to conduct a thorough review and evaluation of the current administrative configuration of Information Services. Specifically, should the Associate Vice President and Dean of Library Services responsibilities continue to reside in one position? It is the hope of the Committee that any such review and evaluation would actively involve current members of the IS staff at all levels, but particularly library faculty members whose faculty expectations of and need for a full-time academic dean warrant special consideration."
The administration approved in principle the Information Technology Major. Also approved were the following CAAC recommendations: Music 341, Philosophy 200, Sociology 110 and the Graduate Council recommendation for the MS Nursing. Two one-year replacements to the University Promotions Committee were approved: R. Ivaturi replaces Karen Rutherford and R. Johnson replaces dele jegede.
Interim Provost Hopkins updated the Senate on the naming of the new soccer field--an agenda item for the April Board of Trustees meeting. He also thanked faculty and students that participated in the Higher Education Day at the state legislature on February 14.
III. Chair Report
Chair Bell noted his comments to the Board at its January meeting. He extended thanks to the faculty and students who participated in the Higher Education Day at the state legislature and recognized the efforts of the Planning and Budget Office in organizing the day's events.
Secretary Hoffman read a thank-you note from the Dean of Information Service, Ellen Watson, in response to the Senate's letter of appreciation for her service at ISU.
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IV. SGA Report
SGA reported on student participation at Higher Education Day at the state legislature and noted the upcoming SGA elections. The SGA extended thanks to Senator Maule for participation in an SGA debate last Monday.
V. Provost Search Report
Vice President Schafer reported that the search committee had met yesterday and narrowed the candidate pool to nine individuals. The committee had reported on reference checks. The next meeting is scheduled for March 1. At this meeting, 4-5 candidates will be selected for campus interviews.
VI. Fifteen Minute Open Discussion
J. Harper addressed the Senate relevant to the proposal for naming of the new soccer field. He expressed his enthusiasm for the anticipated action at the April Board of Trustees meeting.
R. Guell noted that a recent search within his department had failed due to the department's inability to match another institution's offer to the candidate--25% greater than ISU's offer.
Interim Provost Hopkins reemphasized the University's goal was to conduct market-competitive searches.
S. Lamb encouraged the administration to work with the respective deans relevant to this issue.
VII. Approval of the January 25, 2001 Minutes
The minutes were approved: E. Warner, A. Anderson 32-0-0.
VIII. CAAC Recommendations
After discussion, each of the following curricular proposals were approved (R. Clouse, A. Anderson, 31-0-1):
ARTH 388/AFRI 334,
MIS 110, and
IX. Graduate Council Recommendation
MS in Geology was approved: R. Clouse, D. Prentice 32-0-0.
X. Reports of Standing Committee activity since the last Senate meeting:
Administrative Affairs Committee, K. Liu
The AAC met on February 5 and February 12. Committee members approved minutes # 6 (January 22, 2001) and minutes # 7 (February 5, 2001).
The February 5th meeting was devoted to discussing the Locus of Control proposal submitted by CAAC regarding the general education council and coordinator. Several CAAC members attended the AAC meeting to address questions raised by the AAC members. After lengthy discussion, AAC members made some recommendations regarding the Locus of Control proposal.
Due to committee members' schedule conflict, AAC's meeting time will start at 3:30 P.M. instead of 3:00 p.m.
Chairperson Tenerelli reported the issues discussed at the PPARC meeting. He said Faculty Senate chairperson, Frank Bell, made a presentation concerning the ratio of the EAP staff versus regular
faculty for the period 1995-1999. AAC members raised some concerns.
Subcommittees reported on the charges. W. Warren reported on the administrators' and professional staff's teaching loads. K. Liu presented the 2003-2004 proposed university calendar. AAC approved the revised calendar proposal. V. French reported on the progress of the annual count of faculty and administrators.
The next AAC meeting is scheduled on February 26, 2001 at 3:30 p.m. in Root Hall #A 237.
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Arts Endowment Committee, G. Christiansen
The AEC is scheduled to meet next Monday.
Curriculum and Academic Affairs Committee, J. McNabb
The CAAC had met four times: January 25, February 2, 8, 15. The CAAC approved six curricular proposals for full review and discussed ITLOC and QLOC courses competency issues, CAAC procedures document, and General Education Coordinator concerns.
Faculty Affairs Committee, S. Lamb
The FAC had met two times. The next meeting is scheduled for March 15. Items on the agenda are evaluation of teaching, summer courses, and workload.
Faculty Economic Benefits Committee, S. Sharp
The FEBC had met three times. The Committee has been working on health benefits issues: exclusions of select drugs, estimates of cost increases for their inclusion, and a more specific itemization of services and charges on the insurance processing forms issued by Malloy in order to enhance accountability. The Committee amended the motion on salary adjustments and compression problems that had been sent back by the Senate and forwarded the recommendation to the Executive Committee. A letter was sent to the CHE Commissioner, Stan Jones, thanking him for the CHE's efforts toward accountability with regard to its recent study on legislature allocations and university expenditures on salaries. The next meeting is scheduled for March 1, 3:30 p.m. in the School of Nursing.
Graduate Council, C. MacDonald
The Graduate Council had met two times. The Council approved changes in the Health and Safety specialization, the change from M.A. to M.S. in Geology, a number of new finance courses, and considered the program review of the Master's program in Special Education.
The next meeting will be March 14 at noon in Erickson 111.
Student Affairs Committee, M. Harmon
The SAC had met and been working on admissions standards.
University Research Committee, B. Frank
The URC met last Friday and considered summer proposals.
XI. Old Business
Evaluation of Teaching
Inclusion at the beginning of the Evaluation of Teaching document:
The Evaluation of Teaching document is faculty policy.
Moved approval: S. Lamb, K. Liu.
Interim Provost Hopkins noted that if the document was policy, this required Board of Trustees approval and would become part of the ISU Handbook. He further suggested that the term "policy" might misconstrue from the document's intent--an evaluation system in the control of the department.
After extended discussion, the document was amended:
Paragraph 3--Administrators (beyond chairs) shall have no role in developing evaluation "systems" (A. Anderson, R. McGiverin 27-3-2).
The document as amended was approved, 27-2-3.
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Grievance Policies and Procedures
Revised to incorporate defined procedural timelines.
Motion to approve: R. Clouse, A. Anderson.
R. Guell requested definition of "work day".
Vice President Schafer defined faculty work day, "teaching days are work days."
R. Schneirov noted that the document did not include procedures for adjunct faculty.
After further discussion, the question was called.
The motion passed, 29-1-2.
XII. New Business
Motion (R. Guell, A. Anderson);
Authorize the General Education Council to approve Information Technology Literacy courses without review by the CAAC, the Senate Executive Committee, or the Faculty.
The meeting adjourned at 4:41 p.m.: S. Lamb, A. Anderson 32-0-0.