Minutes
January
13, 2004

UWA FACULTY SENATE MINUTES
Tuesday, January  13, 2004 - 3:30 p.m.
Wise Conference Room - Wallace Hall 213

I.  Roll Call

Dr. Richard Schellhammer called the special session 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. David Bowen, Dr. Tina Jones, Ms. Patricia Taylor, Dr. Nancy Kudlawiec, Dr. R.T. Floyd, Dr. Thomas Ratkovich, Dr. Richard Buckner, Mr. Jim Shelton, Mr. James Todd, Dr. Bill Ward, and Dr. Lauren Wells.

II.  Order of Business for the Special Session

Dr. Schellhammer distributed a copy of an old resolution passed by the senate during the summer, along with two articles concerning the board of trustees, and  a proposed resolution.  Dr. Schellhammer discussed the reasons why he felt that a new resolution was needed and opened the floor for discussion. Discussion ensued over the nature of the resolution.  In the course of the discussion, Dr. Ward stated that he would like to poll his faculty concerning the resolution.  Dr. Schellhammer stated his agreement to Dr. Ward’s suggestion.  A motion was made by Dr. Bowen that the faculty be polled concerning the resolution.  The motion was seconded by Dr. Buckner.  The motion passed unanimously.

III. Adjournment

There being no further business, Dr. Buckner moved that the special session be adjourned, and Dr. Collison seconded this motion. The meeting was adjourned at 4:06 pm.


A Resolution by the Faculty of the University of West Alabama

Whereas: The Faculty Senate of the University of West Alabama in the Summer of 2003  passed a vote of “no confidence” in certain members of the board of trustees but to no avail;

Whereas:  These same board members have, by their interference in the day-to-day running of the University, forced SACS, the University’s primary accrediting agency, to place our University on probation;

Whereas: These same board members continue to waste the University’s limited funds in lawsuits against this very University;

Whereas: These same board members have steadfastly ignored the grievances of the University community represented in the Student Government, Staff Senate, and Faculty Senate as well as the UWA Alumni Association;

Whereas: By these and a multitude of other grievances certain board members have injured and continue to injure the good name of the University and jeopardized efforts at retention and recruitment;

Therefore, be it resolved: The faculty of the University of West Alabama calls for the following members to resign immediately from the board of trustees for the best interests of the University:

Mr. Dwight Duke
Mr. Robert D. Keahey
Mr. Preston C. Minus
Dr. Doris Oliveira
Mr. John Smith
Mr. Thed Spree
Mr. Nat Watkins

Further:  The faculty implores the Governor, as chair of the UWA board of trustees, to ask for the resignations of the above mentioned board members;

Further:  The faculty implores the Governor, as chair of the UWA board of trustees, to require that board members suing the University use their own money rather than that of the University as this constitutes a gross misuse of power.

For the Faculty

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Richard Schellhammer, President, Faculty Senate

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Lesa Shaul, Vice-President, Faculty Senate

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