September 16, 1998
University Faculty Senate Minutes
Date: September 16, 1998
Presiding: Dr. Kathleen Pittman
Secretary: Dr. Manley Blackwell
I. Call to Order by Dr. Pittman
Present: Mrs. Nancy Kudlawiec, Dr. Patricia DeMay, Mrs. Tina Jones (for Dr. Gerald Jones), Dr. Mike Reekie, Dr. Vicki Spruiell, Dr. Richard Schellhammer, Dr. Alan Brown, Mrs. Sylvia Homan, Dr. Louis Smith (for Dr. June Westbrook), Dr. Janis Beaird, Dr. R.T. Floyd, Mr. James Todd, Mrs. Beth Springer, Ms. Shannon White (for Dr. Neil Snider), and Dr. Sheri Baggett-McMinn.
II. Approval of Minutes
Mr. Todd moved for the approval of the minutes from the July 15 meeting. The motion was seconded and approved.
III. Old Business
There was no old business.
IV. New Business
Appointment of Committee Chairs
During the 1997-98 academic year, the Senate voted to change its committee structure; however, the new committees will be in place only if the Board of Trustees approves the proposals for the new Handbook for Faculty and Professional Staff. Dr. Pittman appointed chairs to committees which are consistent with the present Handbook
Faculty Affairs Committee--Mr. James Todd, Chair.
Financial Affairs Committee--Mrs. Beth Springer, Chair.
University Scholars CommitteeDr. Richard Schelihammer, Chair.
Faculty Parking Decals
Concern had been expressed because all faculty members were recently asked to pay for new parking decals. According to the Handbook, faculty members already possessing decals must buy new ones only when a new vehicle is purchased. A faculty member who has already paid this year may ask for a refund if he/she feels entitled.
Meeting Day and Time
Mrs. Homan requested that Senate members consider a different meeting day and time. The faculty in the Division of Nursing, except for the Chair, is off campus every Wednesday and Thursday. Because Mrs. Homan is the only one on campus on Wednesday afternoons, she has been a Senate Representative for many years. She would like to enable others from the Divisions of Nursing to be a part of the Senate. Dr. Pittman asked all Representatives to consider Mrs. Homan's idea and be ready to make comments at the next meeting.
Dr. Floyd reported that two candidates are being interviewed for the Provost position. The final phase of interviews will be Friday, September 18, and a decision will be announced soon afterwards.
Dr. Pittman reported that the Board of Trustees recently met. Because there was no quorum, no motions were passed. The budget was discussed without controversy and will be passed before the next meeting. She also reported that enrollment at U.W.A. is higher than last year.
Mr. Todd moved for the meeting to be adjourned. The motion was seconded and approved.
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