Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 2:05 pm.
Members Present: Alexander, Bennett, Cooper, Daughhetee, Manning, Miller, Parker, Patton, Puleo, Tidwell, Wacker, Webb
Approval of Previous Minutes: Don Alexander moved to approve the September 3, 2004 minutes, Cindy Tidwell seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
President’s Report: Michael Patton updated the senate on several issues:
Committee Assignments: Assignments were made to committees. Rather than form a Student Grievance committee at this time, the senate will review the recommendations made by a previous senate on this issue.
Faculty Governance: Webb, Alexander
Faculty Life: Wacker, Webb, Daughhetee
Faculty Survey: Tidwell, Cooper, Puleo
Senate Structure: Miller, Manning
Budget: Daughhetee, Patton
Chamber of Commerce: Motii
City Council: Cost (Hollie Cost is on the city council and has agreed to be our liaison)
Old Business: The senate discussed our consistency with other state universities regarding course elimination policies. The senate also discussed the calendar position of the drop date. Michael Patton will ask the Registrar for clarification on the drop date.
New Business: Representatives are needed to the state Faculty Senate Officer conference. Information will be forwarded to senators.
Announcements: The next Faculty Senate meeting will be on October 15, 2004 at 2:00 pm in the Merrill Room.
Adjournment: Don Alexander moved that we adjourn, Cindy Tidwell seconded, the motion passed unanimously and the meeting adjourned at 2:55 pm.
Charlotte Daughhetee, Secretary Faculty Senate