Minutes
April
15, 2003

UWA FACULTY SENATE MINUTES
Tuesday, April 15, 2003 - 4:00 p.m.
Wise Conference Room - Wallace Hall 213

I.  Roll Call

Dr. Richard Schellhammer called the meeting to order at 4:00  p.m. Dr. Schellhammer acted on behalf of  Dr. Janis Beaird, who was at a conference in San Diego.    Members present were Dr. Tina Jones, Dr. R.T. Floyd, Dr. Lesa Shaul, Mr. Jim Shelton, Mr. Mark Brothers, Dr. Mark Griffith, Dr. Richard Collison, Dr. Tom Gonzalez, Dr. Betty Cowan, Dr. Dwayne Massey,  Dr. Nancy Kudlawiec, and Mr. Jim Todd.

II.  Approval of March 18, 2003 Minutes

A motion was made to approve the March 17, 2003 minutes by Mr. James Todd.  Dr. Mark Griffith seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

III. Old Business

  1. Tax Reform Resolution – Dr. R.T. Floyd

Dr. Floyd reported on the attendance of a state budget hearing meeting by an ACUFP member.    Dr. Floyd distributed a handout that was given at that meeting which outlined the consequences of proposed budget cuts to higher education.  Dr. Floyd asked for feedback on the Tax Reform Resolution. Initially the deadline for this was April 10.  In talking with Gordon Stone, Executive Director of the Higher Education Partnership, it was decided that all the resolutions from across the state be presented at one time.  Therefore, faculty should continue to solicit signatures on the petition.  Floyd added that these should be given to him before faculty leave following finals.

IV. New Business

  1. Post-Tenure Faculty Development Program - Dr. Roy Underwood

Dr. Underwood, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, addressed the Post-Tenure Faculty Development Program.  He distributed a copy of the proposal to the Senate.  He noted that this system should be a reward for going beyond what one is supposed to do.   The program is still a work in progress, he noted, because the Deans’ Council has not approved it.  He asked that the Senate review the document, so that he can take the comments back to the committee.  He said that Mr. James Todd and Dr. R.T. Floyd are members of the committee, so they can bring the comments to the attention of the committee.  The program, according to Dr. Underwood, is supposed to serve as a motivational tool.    He explained that this could be tied to the sabbatical program. The types of activities included in the program are major research or creative program or a major project that improves instructional effectiveness or professional competencies. A professor can do this for one or two years. One-year projects would result in a two percent increase in 9-month salaries for the rest of one’s career.  A two-year project would net a four percent increase in 9-month salaries for the rest of one’s career.  For chairs, this includes their administrative supplement.   The University Review Group (URG) will serve as the Post-Tenure Development Program Review Committee.  Dr. Underwood concluded by explaining that this is a voluntary process. Dr. Mark Griffith made a motion that the program be distributed via email pending the Faculty Senate president’s approval.  Dr. Nancy Kudlawiec seconded the motion.  The motion passed. Post-Tenure Faculty Development Program

  1. Commencement – Dr. Tina Jones

Dr. Tina Jones reported that Commencement is scheduled for May  3, 2003, at 10:30 a.m. in Pruitt Hall. As in the Fall, tickets to graduating seniors will be issued, and overflow facilities for guests will be arranged in Bibb Graves Auditorium and the Bell Conference Center. The President’s Reception for graduates will be held from 8 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. Faculty should line-up outside of BG 117 by 9:45 a.m.  There will be approximately 180 degrees awarded at this commencement.  The 2003 winner of the Gilbert Teaching Award will be named, along with the Lyon Award recipient.

  1. Nominations for New Officers

Dr. Schellhammer asked for nominations for the Fall 2003.  He noted that according to the by-laws at least two people need to be nominated for the position. The Rules Committee will count the votes for the election.  The results will be reported via email.    Dr. Mark Griffith nominated Dr. Lesa Shaul for Vice-President of Faculty Senate.  Dr. Richard Collison seconded the nomination.  Dr. Nancy Kudlawiec moved that the nominations be closed. Mr. James Todd seconded the motion. Dr. Mark Griffith nominated Dr. Thomas Gonzalez for secretary. Dr. Collison seconded.  Dr. Nancy Kudlawiec moved that the motions be closed.  Mr. James Todd seconded.  Dr. Richard Collison nominated Dr. Richard Schellhammer for president, and Dr Mark Griffith seconded the nomination.. Dr. Nancy Kudlawiec moved that the nominations be closed.  Mr. James Todd seconded the motion.  A motion was made by Mr. James Todd that a write-in blank be provided on the ballot to allow for write-in nominations and to meet the requirements of the by-laws.  Mr. Shelton seconded.  The motion passed.

Before adjourning the meeting, Dr. Schellhammer reminded the representatives that the Department of History and Social Sciences, the Department of Instructional Support, the Department of Biological Sciences, the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Physical Sciences, the Library Staff will all need to elect new representatives for the Senate for Fall 2003-2004.

V. Adjournment

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:50 p.m.


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