Alexander, Daughhetee, Hamilton, Hardig, Manning, Parker, Powers, Puleo, Simone, Spicer, Truss, Wacker, Walsh.
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 2:00 pm.
APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES
Minutes of the January 30, 2004 meeting were approved.
Clarification of the process for the Case professor was requested. Two professors have been recommended. Some colleges are not participating.
The Board of
At the Board meeting President Parker asked the trustees to recognize that although the economic climate is difficult it has not affected the day to day work of the University.
Meeting with Dr.
Seating at Convocation – Inform Dr. Peterson that we wish to sit together.
Speaker at Commencement – Political and financial considerations are taken into account for selecting the speaker. The Faculty Senate is considering a proposal whereby faculty may consider submitting suggestions.
It would be useful to have guidelines as well as documentation of cases where scheduling was used as punitive and reward measures.
Finals Week Schedule
The requested change is to have finals for evening classes start at 6:30.
The Records Department stated it values randomness because it is fair. Negotiations with the Records Office are continuing.
University Council of Faculty Senate Presidents
Revisit viability standards. ACHE’s role in defining mission statements and report cards was presented. Issues concerning assessment were discussed. We do a lot of assessment in comparison to what others are doing. 3 universities in Alabama are models for participatory governance.
It was difficult to hear. University of Montevallo was well represented.
COMMITTEE, SUBCOMMITTEE AND SPECIAL PROJECT REPORTS
A request for a Faculty Community Room will be presented to David Aiken, Chair of the Space Utilization Committee, with a mission statement, goals, objectives, and cost.
Other faculty senate presidents were impressed with the response rate of our survey. It was decided to administer the survey annually.
Two handouts were distributed with explanations.
Salary Administration Policy
The 70/30 distribution policy has not been implemented for several years. The written documentation is difficult to understand. Recommendations include reinstating the university salary review committee, rewriting the policy related to faculty evaluations and using language that is understandable.
Waiting for the Advisory Committee to look at the recommendations.
See Meeting with Dr. Seelbach under President’s Report.
Mid-March meeting, What PR can do for you? It was noted that at the last meeting President McChesney said that he did not want any fees imposed on faculty and staff at the new Recreation facility.
Chamber of Commerce
The meeting was adjourned at 4:00 pm.