Members Present: Daughhetee, Dunn, Hamilton, Hardig, Manning, Motii, Parker, Powers, Puleo, Scott, Simone, Truss, Walsh
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 2:00 PM.
APPROVAL OF THE
The minutes of the previous meeting were approved.
Welcome and 9-9-03 Comments
Thanks to those who responded with comments to the text of the speech read with the Tax Reform Initiative at the rally.
President Parker reported the results of the Montevallo vote and commented that he hoped the presence of the University makes a difference in the community.
Elaine Hughes resigned from the Faculty Senate due to conflicts with other organizations. CAS will elect a new faculty representative at the next meeting.
DEVELOPMENT OF THE AGENDA
President Parker asked for volunteers to provide leadership for each committee and also introduced the idea of asking non-senators to serve on individual sub-committees if their expertise would lend itself to the committee task at hand.
|Building data set||"|
|Preliminary analysis of trends||"|
|Academic Affairs/Policy||Ruth Truss|
|Academic Suspension Policy||"|
|Approved Absences||Ruth Truss, Randall Scott, Brian Motii|
|Faculty Morale/Retention||Mike Hardig, Steve Parker|
|Sabbatical Policy||Mike Hardig|
|Faculty Survey Analysis||Joe Walsh, Audrey Powers, Steve Parker|
|Scholars Wall||Steve Parker|
|Child Development Center||Mike Hardig, Steve Parker|
|Technology||Joe Walsh, Michael Patton|
|Faculty Salary Administration||Steve Parker, Stephanie Puleo, Ron Manning|
|Data management and analysis||"|
|Sick Day Bank/Catastrophic Leave|
|Convocation||Steve Parker, Stephanie Puleo|
|Bookstore||Randall Scott, Charlotte Daughhetee, Catherine Dunn|
|Facility Use||Randall Scott|
|Chamber of Commerce||Brian Motii, Jim Murphy|
|Ties with university events||"|
|City government programs||"|
|IITC||Joe Walsh, Michael Patton|
President Parker asked that individual groups compose something like the following to bring to the next meeting:
Goal or Objective
Attendance and Format
All Senators should try to attend the Faculty Assembly. Participation is needed.
Everything is set to go and arrangements will be finalized by President Parker.
Individuals, Settings and Schedule
How and when Senators communicate with Administrators was discussed and what was done in the past was reviewed.
President Parker will construct a letter to Dr. McChesney and Dr. Seelbach about defining the structure of contacting them.
Individual senators and committees were encouraged to ask background questions related to Dr. McChesney’s committee list on an as needed basis.
Meetings with Administrators should be more regular, on an individual basis, and/ or in small groups.
President Parker will ask to meet with Dr. McChesney, Dr. Seelbach, and one or two senators every three weeks.
The question was raised about sending the Faculty Senate minutes to the Board. It was noted that the email addresses of the Board members were requested on several occasions. It was decided to send snail mail letter to the Board members with a request for their email addresses.
The Faculty Senate web pages were updated for 2003-2004. After the minutes are approved they will be published on the University web site.
Plans for another spring get-together with the Board will take place.
Dr. Hulquist provided information to President Parker about faculty information on the Mississippi State web site in which faculty, and topics they excel in, are listed. President Parker will ask Public Relations if we can do this.
President Parker and Senator Puleo will work on a general letter to the Board.
Meeting adjourned at 2:50