UWA FACULTY SENATE MINUTES
Tuesday, January 15, 2002 - 3:30 p.m.
Wise Conference Room - Wallace Hall 213
I. Roll Call
Janis Beaird called the meeting to order at 3:30 p.m. Members present were Dr.
Richard Schellhammer, Ms. Tina Jones, Dr. R.T. Floyd, Dr. Bill Ward, Mr. Jim
Todd, Dr. Betty Cowan, Dr. Gene May, Dr. Lee Day, Dr. Manley Blackwell, Dr.
David Bowen (for Dr. Mark Griffith), Dr. Tom Gonzalez, Dr. Richard Buckner, Dr.
Richard Collison, Ms. Patricia Taylor, Ms. Martha Shirley.
II. Approval of Nov. 27,
motion was made to approve the minutes of November 27 by Dr. Richard Collison
and seconded by Dr. Bill Ward. The minutes were approved unanimously.
III. Old Business
Maternity Leave Policy
Janis Beaird reported that this item will be addressed at the February Deans’
Beaird reported that this item will be addressed at the February Deans’
Beaird reminded everyone of the previous concerns of the Senate regarding the
Intellectual Property Policy statement. She distributed handouts which
represented the changes offered by the Deans’ Council. Mr. Todd moved that the
policy be approved as revised. Ms. Taylor seconded. The motion passed.
e-mail Policy for Retired Faculty & Staff
Schellhammer reported that any faculty and staff member who wishes to maintain
their email accounts must contact Paul Stewart and UWA maintains the account as
a retired account. Any retired faculty and staff members who currently do not
have an email account but wishes to establish one may do so by contacting Paul
Faculty Affairs Committee
Schellhammer stated the committee is reviewing the handbook statement about
faculty photo ID fee policy. Discussion was tabled until February.
Todd gave an update on summer teaching pay. He stated that Paul Stewart is
working on this problem. He is working on a program which annualizes
summer pay. Discussion ensued.
IV. New Business
Update on SACS
Tina Jones reported that the SACS reaffirmation visit will take place from April
14-17. The chair of the reaffirmation team will be Dr. Ed Manton, a
professor of general business and management systems at Texas A & M of
Commerce. Dr. Manton will make his preliminary visit on February 13-14.
Mrs. Jones also stated that chapters 1-5 of the SACS report are complete.
Chapters 1-4 are on the web. The SACS Steering Committee is currently
reviewing the final chapter. Three of the five sections of chapter 6 are
Hosting the Constitutional Reform Seminar
Beaird informed the Senate that the seminar is entitled “Keys to
Constitutional Reform.” The target date for beginning these seminars is
February 1. The seminar would be open to all faculty. Dr. Beaird
said she did not think that they would mind students attending the event also.
Mr. Todd suggested that Bibb Graves Auditorium be the site of the seminar.
Mrs. Jones, Dr. Gonzalez, Dr. Schellhammer, Dr. Ward, and Dr. Beaird will serve
on an organizing and publicity committee for the event. Dr. Beaird added
that there would also be representatives from the Higher Education Partnership
at the seminar.
Beaird reminded everyone that Higher Education Day will be held on February 21,
meeting adjourned at 3:55 p.m.