February 16, 1999
|Date: February 16, 1999
Presiding: Dr. Kathleen Pittman
Secretary: Dr. Manley Blackwell
I. Call to Order by Dr. Pittman
Roll Call by Dr. Blackwell
Present: Dr. David Taylor, Dr. Roy Underwood, Dr. Pat Beatty, Dr. Neil Snider, Mrs. Patricia Taylor, Dr. June Westbrook, Dr. Lee McGavin, Dr. R.T. Floyd, Dr. Richard Schellhammer, Mr. Bill Lenning, Dr. Bill Ward, Dr. Vicki Spruiell, Dr. Alan Brown, Dr. Patricia DeMay, Mrs. Nancy Kudlawiec, and Mr. Richard Thurn.
II. Approval of Minutes
Mrs. Kudlawiec moved for approval of the minutes from the January 19 meeting. Dr. Westbrook seconded, and the motion carried.
III. Old Business
Suggestions for Improving U.W.A.
President Roach has reviewed suggestions from the last meeting for improving U.W.A. The list has since been forwarded to the Provost and Vice-Presidents for consideration.
IV. New Business
A. Post-Tenure Review
Dr. Neil Snider presented a report on behalf of the Post-Tenure Review Policy Committee. The group had prepared a draft of post-tenure review policies, which was mailed to faculty members on February 5. Dr. Snider presented a revised version of this document which incorporated suggestions from faculty members and the Deans Council. Much discussion followed, and a number of suggestions were made by Senate members, mostly for the purpose of clarification. Two new ideas came from the floor.
The committee was asked to consider an additional statement in item no. 5 of the section entitled "Procedures" regarding "criteria agreement." Some in the Senate felt allowances should be made if an individual faculty members "developmental goals" change during the course of an evaluation period.
Another suggestion was made regarding item no. 8 of the section entitled "Procedures" pertaining to the "review committee." A question was raised concerning the selection of Post-Tenure Review Committee members. The draft currently states that the President will appoint those who serve. Some felt members should be elected, as they are for the College Review Group and the University Review Group.
Dr. Snider will present these ideas to the Post-Tenure Review Policy Committee at its February 19 meeting. Afterwards, a draft will be submitted to President Roach, and a proposal will be presented at the March 1 Board of Trustees meeting.
B. Election of Senate Officers
Nominations for Senate officers will be submitted at the April meeting. Dr. Pittman reminded Representatives of the procedures outlined in the Constitution.
C. Senate Calendar
Dr. Pittman suggested forming an ad hoc committee to prepare a calendar of Senate activities. This is necessary because of the change from quarters to semesters.
D. The Library
Dr. Snider was asked about the possibility of converting the L.R.C. to the Library of Congress System at the same time the Card Catalogue is placed on line. Dr. Snider explained that this would not be possible due to lack of space.
Dr. Snider also addressed a concern about new policies regarding the return of L.R.C. materials by faculty members. In the past, policies have been quite liberal. When the L.R.C. becomes automated, each faculty member will be issued an L.R.C. Card. Because it will be reissued every semester, all materials will need to be returned by the end of each semester.
With no further business to discuss, Mr. Thurn moved to adjourn, Dr. Schellhammer seconded, and the meeting was adjourned at 4:40 p.m.
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