Minutes
July
15, 2003

UWA FACULTY SENATE MINUTES
Tuesday, July 15, 2003 - 3:30 p.m.
Wise Conference Room - Wallace Hall 213

I.  Roll Call

Dr. Janis Beaird called the meeting to order at 3:35. Members present were Dr. Richard Schellhammer, Dr. R.T. Floyd, Mr. Mark Brothers, Mr. Carey Moore (in lieu of Dr. Richard Collison), Dr. Tom Gonzalez, Dr. Jeff Gentsch (in lieu of Dr. Mark Griffith), Ms. Ann Ketcham, Dr. Nancy Kudlawiec, Dr. Lesa Shaul, Mr. Jim Shelton, Ms. Madelyn Mack (in lieu of Dr. Louis Smith),  and Dr. Bill Ward

II.  Approval of Minutes from Past Meetings

A.  Approval of June 17, 2003 Minutes

After corrections to the minutes were suggested from the floor, Dr. Kudlawiec moved that the minutes (with corrections) be accepted. Ms. Ketcham seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously with corrections noted.

B.  Approval of June 19, 2003 (Special Session) Minutes

A motion was made to approve the June 19, 2003 minutes by Dr. Kudlawiec, and Dr. Ward seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

C.  Approval of June 26, 2003 (Special Session) Minutes

A motion was made to approve the June 26, 2003 minutes by Dr. Kudlawiec.  Ms. Ann Ketcham seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.

III. Old Business

  1. Status of the UWA Board of Trustees Lawsuit

Dr. Beaird informed the Faculty Senate that the lawsuit brought against the University by the Board of Trustees had not been rescinded like the Tuscaloosa News reported, but that the injunction against the tuition increase was dismissed by Judge Tracy McCooey. The other portion of the lawsuit is still in litigation concerning the right and proper chair of the Board of Trustees.  If the issue cannot be resolved, the case will likely go to trial.  Dr. Floyd raised the question of tuition bills and whether or not students enrolled for the fall 2003 semester would have accurate information regarding their tuition amount.  Dr. Beaird replied that President Holland had told her that a tuition increase could be imposed as late as January even though it would not be the best situation.  Mr. Moore mentioned that the first UWA Board of Trustees meeting would precede the September 9 tax referendum.  Dr. Floyd asked if any candidates have been considered to fill the five vacating positions on the UWA Board of Trustees.  Dr. Beaird did not have information on this topic.  Dr. Floyd then stated that he thought the Board had voted to shorten the number of years of a Trustee’s term.  Dr. Beaird did confirm that the Board had voted unanimously to limit terms, but did not know its status in Montgomery.

  1. Alabama Teachers’ Retirement System Visit

Dr. Beaird informed the Senate that a tentative date of November 18, 2003 has been scheduled for a visit from ATRS.  Further details will be announced later, and the visit coincides with that month’s Faculty Senate meeting.

IV. New Business

  1. Tax Reform Resolution

Dr. Floyd asserted that the Senate should add “unanimously” to the resolution (as in “unanimously endorses”) to show Governor Riley the UWA Faculty Senate’s strong support.  Dr. Kudlawiec moved to unanimously pass the resolution; Dr. Gonzalez seconded the motion.  At the risk of appearing redundant, the motion passed unanimously. Tax Reform Resolution

  1. Tax Reform

Dr. Gonzalez reported that the Tax Reform Rally will take place on the SUB lawn on August 28 at 3:00 p.m.  Governor Riley is scheduled to speak at this event.  As a member of President Holland’s steering committee for this event, Dr. Gonzalez encouraged faculty to attend as well as to promote the event to the student body.  Further discussion of the rally ensued.  Dr. Floyd suggested that attempts be made to inform summer students of the rally (as well as the political issues surrounding the tax referendum) so that they could return to their hometowns with information prior to the rally.  Dr. Gonzalez directed this suggestion to Mr. Brothers, who also serves on a rally committee.

  1. Campus Child Development Center

Dr. Beaird updated the Senate on the Center’s progress, citing that certain plans had been altered to accommodate the federal grant’s specifications.  For example, there will not be a free-standing building; rather, the armory is being renovated as the primary facility.  According to Dr. Beaird, the center will be operational by September and initially will enroll for daytime attendance three and four year olds.  Children up to twelve years of age will attend during evening hours.  The rate will run approximately $70-$75 per week.  The evening rate will be approximately $8.00.  Review of applications for the position of director begins July 21 and continues until the position is filled.

  1. Other

Dr. Beaird stated that the copyright laws concerning educators had been discussed at the Deans’ Council and it had been turned over to the Library Committee that will be working to clarify what needs to be included in all course syllabi.

V. Adjournment

There being no further business, Dr. Kudlawiec moved that the meeting be adjourned, and Ms. Ketcham seconded this motion.  The meeting was adjourned at 4:10 p.m.


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