Minutes
February 17
, 2004

UWA FACULTY SENATE MINUTES
Tuesday, February  17, 2004 - 3:30 p.m.
Wise Conference Room - Wallace Hall 213

I.  Roll Call

Dr. Richard Schellhammer called the meeting to order at 3:30 pm.  Members present were Dr. Lesa Shaul, Dr. Thomas Gonzalez, Dr. Janis Beaird, Mr. Mark Brothers, Dr. Richard Collison, Dr. R. T. Floyd, Dr. Barry Green-Burns, Dr. Mark Griffith, Dr. Stephen Slimp for Dr. Tina Jones, Dr. Nancy Kudlawiec, Dr. Thomas Ratkovich, Dr. R. L. Buckner for Dr. Donald Salter, Ms. Anne Ketchum, Mr. Jim Todd, Dr. Bill Ward, and Dr. Lauren Wells.

II.  Approval of January 20th Minutes

A motion to approve the minutes was made by Dr. Kudlawiec and seconded by Dr. Ward.  The motion passed unanimously.

III. Old Business

  1. Alabama Teachersí Retirement System Visit

A representative from RSA will be on campus on March 23rd from 10 am until 3 pm in the Wise Conference Room.

  1. AAUP Chapter

Dr. Schellhammer announced that a new AAUP chapter has been formed.  Members wishing to have dues deducted in monthly installments must fill out a form.  To obtain a form contact Dr. Bowen.  The date of the next meeting is not yet known.

  1. Approval of Minutes of Special Faculty Senate Meeting

Dr. Kudlawiec motioned that the minutes be approved as presented.  Dr. Collison seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

IV. New Business

  1. President Hollandís Report 

Dr. Holland began his report by discussing the spring enrollment figures, which are the highest in the history of the school.  There has been an increase in basically every enrollment category. 

Dr. Holland continued by discussing issues related to the Board of Trustees.  Last week, during a meeting of both sides of the board, it was agreed that all legal action against board members and Dr. Holland would be dropped.  Dr. Holland reported that the Senate had confirmed three of the five new appointees, John Northcutt, Thomas Ballow, Jr., and Margaret Lovett.  The two remaining appointees were still in committee. All three of the new appointees will attend an orientation.  A reception will be held on Monday afternoon.  At the next board meeting, a nominating committee will be appointed and charged with nominating the new officers to come up June 1st.

Dr. Holland passed out a handout on the university budget.  A major concern related to the budget was in regard to health insurance.  Blue Cross Blue Shield will complete an analysis of our costs for health insurance at which time the Insurance Committee will meet to discuss the situation.  Currently, UWA is the only state agency that pays the full amount of insurance costs for its employees.  Dr. Holland stated that this position is difficult to defend in budget hearings and that it will be difficult to ask the Board of Trustees for additional money for employee health insurance.  The Administration wants to build in a salary increase into the budget.  Dr. Holland stated that there is some talk of moving higher education to the PEEHIP system.

Dr. Holland stated that it is time for the University to develop a new strategic plan.  The mission statement and previous plans will be reviewed and updated.  The strategic planning process will start on Assessment Day, March 16th and continue until August.  In mid March there will be some in-service work with the Board of Trustees in order to look at the Universityís long-term needs.

  1. Online Course Documentation

This item was postponed to the next meeting.

  1. Senate Presidentís Report

Dr. Schellhammer distributed a copy of the SACS report.  Dr. Schellhammer also distributed a resolution regarding the new members of the Board of Trustees.  Discussion about the motion ensued.  Dr. Floyd proposed an amendment to the end of the second line of the resolution.  Dr. Griffith made a motion that the resolution be approved as amended.  Mr. Todd seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

  1. Other

Dr. Wells mentioned that some students in some of the other colleges were having problems with clinical requirements in education.  There is a proposal before the Alabama State Board of Education to decide on whether or not to require students to have 150 hours of clinical experience before student teaching.  Any persons with questions are comments concerning this bill should contact Bill Goodwin at bgoodwin@alsde.edu.

V. Adjournment

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Mr. Todd and seconded by Dr. Collison.  The meeting was adjourned at 4:20 pm.

Resolution of the UWA Faculty Senate Regarding the New Members of the Board of Trustees

Resolved, the Faculty Senate of the University of West Alabama welcomes the new members to our Board of Trustees; we look forward to working with the new Board to resolve the problems that led SACS to place the University on probation; in particular we welcome these new members to join the Senate in its goal of shared governance with the faculty, students, staff, and board; and we look forward to the new members exercising their proper roles as board members.

For the Faculty Senate:

___________________________
Richard Schellhammer, President

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Lesa Shaul, Vice-President


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