UWA FACULTY SENATE MINUTES
Tuesday, January 20, 2004 - 3:30 p.m.
Wise Conference Room - Wallace Hall 213
Dr. Richard Schellhammer called the meeting to order
at 3:30 pm. Members present were Dr. Lesa Shaul, Dr. Tom Gonzalez, Dr. Janis
Beaird, Mr. Mark Brothers, Dr. Richard Collison, Dr. R.T. Floyd, Dr. Barry
Green-Burns, Dr. Joy Cauthron for Dr. Mark Griffith, Dr. Tina Jones, Dr. Nancy
Kudlawiec, Dr. Tom Ratkovich, Dr. Richard Buckner for Dr. Don Salter, Mr. Jim
Shelton, Ms. Anne Ketchum for Ms. Patricia Taylor, Dr. Bill Ward, and Dr. Lauren
II. Approval of November 18th Minutes
Dr. Jones made a motion that the minutes of the
previous meeting be approved as presented. Dr. Ward seconded the motion. The
motion was approved unanimously.
III. Old Business
Alabama Teachers’ Retirement System Visit
Dr. Schellhammer stated that he had communicated
with RSA and that a number of UWA faculty and staff wanted to schedule another
meeting. The representative said that if there are 10 or 15 people who are
within 3 years of retirement, they will schedule another a meeting. However,
the same service can be obtained from a counselor by calling 1-800-214-2158
extension 499. The representative also stated that anyone is in Montgomery,
they can visit the RSA offices to talk with somebody. Information is also
available through the RSA website. Please contact Dr. Schellhammer if you are
The initial meeting of UWA’s AAUP chapter will be
held on Thursday, January at 3:30 pm in 218 Bibb Graves Hall. While UWA will
not be able to implement payroll deduction for the AAUP chapter, AAUP will do
an electronic deduction from your checking account. Dr. Schellhammer noted
that the dues for non-tenured faculty were half price.
IV. New Business
Senate President’s Report
Dr. Schellhammer expressed his deepest regret that
he was unable to attend the latest Dean’s Council meeting. As a result, Dr.
Schellhammer was unaware of all the items discussed at that meeting. However,
he noted that faculty evaluations were once again changed.
Discussion of the resolution passed at the special
session on January 13th took place. The state of affairs concerning the board
of trustees was discussed including the contempt charges files against Dr.
Holland by the Minus group.
There being no further business, Dr. Buckner made a
motion that the meeting be adjourned. Dr. Collison seconded the motion.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:00 pm.