January 18, 2000
University Faculty Senate Minutes
Date: January 18, 2000
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Presiding: Dr. R. T. Floyd
Secretary: Dr. Neil Snider
I. Call to order by Dr. Floyd
II. Approval of November 30, 1999 minutes
III. Old Business
IV. New Business
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D. Report from Deans' Council
An introductory paragraph has been added to indicate that the policy is to provide general guidelines for determining faculty load and chairs are not expected to calculate specifically each faculty's workload each term. It is only to be used where there is a problem or someone may feel that he/she has an excessive load. The policy will be in the new Handbook.
5. Grade Change Policy
The new policy will be in the Handbook. The University's attorney has reviewed the policy.
6. Course Number System
The University Academic Council has asked each department to look at the numbering system to see what needs to be updated. Current courses that do not follow the numbering logic should be corrected by the next UAC meeting, which is March 2, 2000. All University Academic Council Templates for Proposed Curriculum Changes are due email@example.com by February 11, 2000.
7. Academic Advising & Two Year Course Schedule
Advisors are to contact the respective dean when students need to be placed in a developmental course that may be full.
Students who are pre-registered do not have to return to campus on Registration Day.
The calendars for 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 will be posted by Summer Semester.
8. Alabama Public Television Proposal
The University has an opportunity to get an APT station. A concept paper is being prepared for presentation to the Legislature in February.
E. Campus Pipeline Software
The University has received positive feedback from faculty who participated in the online demonstration and discussion. It is hoped Campus Pipeline will be implemented by June 2000.
F. Meeting with Colleges
Dr. Floyd will be attending the College meetings with Dr. Roach and Dr. Taylor.
G. Learning Resources Center Expansion
Dr. Floyd reported that due to lack of funding for a new facility, the University might expand the current facility in the hope that the expansion would be sufficient for twenty years. He asked Dr. Snider to make comments.
Dr. Snider stated that he and Dr. Taylor had discussed the expansion concept and that they agreed on the following points: (1) a building committee should be appointed to look at the expansion concept; (2) the building committee should see how the first floor of the current building could be re-configured, since the trend in reference books and bound journals is electronic; and (3) the building committee should establish priorities for the best utilization of the total footage in the expanded LRC concept.
H. Learning Resources Center Automation
Dr. Snider announced that the automation system is operating and the OPEC can be accessed on the LRC's home page.
I. Laptops in the Classroom Conference
Dr. Floyd and Mr. Stewart will attend the conference in Orlando, Florida, February 3-4.
J. Technology Advancement
Dr. Floyd stated that the University is moving forward in technology. Recently, the University had a conference call with an IBM representative regarding student leases.
Dr. Schellhammer asked Dr. Floyd to find out if the University can get site licensing for Word Perfect.K. The University Club
will hold a Spring Barn Party on February 25th and a Deck Party at Tartt Field on April 15th. Dr. Floyd encouraged faculty to join the University Club.
Mr. Smith expressed concern about the drop in enrollment. There was discussion but no action taken.
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