Time: 3:15 p.m.
Place: HMSU, Dede III
Officers: Chairperson J. Cerny, Vice Chair F. Bell, Secretary H. Hudson
Senators: A. Anderson, G. Bierly, N. Corey, P. Engelbach, J. Finnie, V. French,
D. Gilman, V. Gregory, M. Hamm, M. Harmon, M. Hayden, P. Hightower,
N. Hopkins, J. Jakaitis, R. Johnson, N. Lawrence, C. MacDonald, S. Macke,
L. Maule, R. McGiverin, J. McNabb, F. Muyumba, B. Phillips, N. Rogers, R. Schneirov,
S. Sharp, V. Sheets, S. Shure, L. Sperry, J. Tenerelli, J. Westgard, T. Zaher
Absent: J. Allen, S. Davis, J. Harper, J. Lyman, S. Sharp, E. Warner
Ex-Officio: Provost Pontius
Deans: M. Bennet, T. Foster, J. Maynard, S. Nelson, T. Sauer, M. Somers
Visitors: B. Fauber, A. Feinsod, B. Foraker, P. Garriott, T. Harris, D. Hopkins, J. Ozmun,
Memorials were read and accepted for Alpha T. Cleary, Kyle Del Colletti, Clarence Fauber, Janis Labsvirs, James McCrisaken, and William Sherfey. (Hightower, Anderson voice vote)
II. Administrative Report
Provost Pontius reported:
1. The School of Education is one of three institutions in the country to receive the AASCU’s Christa McAuliffe Award for Exemplary Programs in Teacher Education. This award recognizes the Professional Development Schools program.
2. Administrative response to action items of the August Senate meeting: Curricular recommendations from CAAC were approved: Committee slate recommendations were noted.
3. Faculty lines: Currently 46.25 positions are vacant. If the positions advertised this year are filled, there will be more tenure track faculty in 2003-2004 than there are in 2002-2003 (480.75 < 484.50). Factoring in positions of faculty who are on leave without pay produces a net wash. We continue to try to beat the market.
4. First paychecks for new faculty: These are not issued until October, but 90-day interest-free loans are available. He is exploring issuing two paychecks in September.
III. Chair Report
Chair Cerny reported:
1. Compression: $100,000 has been set aside to address inequities. An additional $475,000 would be required to address them fully.
2. AAUP meeting: James Perley will discuss national practices for sabbatical leaves.
UFS #2, 9/26/02
IV. SGA Report
SGA President Thomas reported:
1. SGA is working to fill student seats on Faculty Senate standing committees: It has held its annual retreat and orientation for new senators.
V. Approval of the Minutes
Minutes of the August 29, 2002 meeting were approved as amended. (Hopkins, Tenerelli voice vote)
VI. Fifteen Minute Open Discussion
1. Federal audit of Financial Aid and role of the internal auditor: Discussions will follow the completion of the audit.
2. Discount card for state employees: Has the University considered providing these?
3. Representation of Schools and College on the Senate and standing committees: the Dean of the School of Technology will present a proposal to Executive Committee to assure that members represent their units. Chair Cerny noted the Faculty Constitution states that committee members represent the University Faculty, not the college or schools to which they belong.
VII. SAC Recommendations:
1. Approved recommendation on attendance records (Harmon, Hopkins 29-0-2):
Both the Faculty Handbook and all ISU catalogs be amended to read as follows: "It is the responsibility of each instructor to maintain attendance records as required to inform the University whether a student was present in class during certain weeks of class, as the University may designate. Each instructor must also include his/her class attendance policy, if any, in the course syllabus. "Attendance records" may take many different forms and each instructor may choose his/her own method."
2. Approved additions to the section on academic dishonesty in the Student Code of Conduct as amended. (Harmon, Hopkins 31-0-2)
VIII. CAAC Reports
CAAC reports on Implementation of Student Credit Hour Targets and on Program Array Review were provided to Senators for informational purposes.
IX. New Business
Defeated motion (Hopkins, Johnson 12-15-5):
"Every standing committee of the Faculty Senate and the General Education Council must publicize (via Academic Notes or other means) to the faculty the agenda of each meeting in a timely fashion before the meeting is to take place."
Senators who had served as standing committee chairs noted their publication of committee agenda in Academic Notes. It was further noted that the Handbook already provided guidelines for publication of standing committee agenda.
Senators heard standing committee activity updates.
The meeting adjourned at 4:46 p.m.