November 19, 2004
Call to order: the
meeting was called to order at 2:07 pm
Patton, Daughhetee, Miller, Puleo, Manning,
Callaghan, Wacker, Bennett, Webb, Cooper,
Martin, Parker, one guest was present.
Approval of Previous
Minutes: Kelly Wacker moved that the
minutes from the October 1, 2004 meeting be
approved. Brook Miller seconded and the motion
Michael Patton raised the following issues.
Dishonesty and the student grievance process
- The senate discussed the prosecution process
for academic dishonesty cases. The issue of
students filing grievances in response to
prosecution was also discussed. The student
grievance policy generated by Faculty Senate
two years ago was presented. Michael Patton
will take this policy to his next meeting with
the president and ask for clarification of the
current status of the student grievance
- Problems related to the availability of the
faculty lounge were discussed. Stephen Parker
has donated a microwave. The Faculty Senate
will host a reception to officially open the
lounge early in the Spring semester.
- Adjunct concerns were raised. The
possibility of a Faculty Senate liaison to the
adjunct faculty was considered.
The following committees had updates
SAC Issues -
Charlotte Daughhetee met with Dr. Glenda
Isenhour concerning SAC issues. The current
policies regarding membership and access will
- data from last Spring will be
examined at a future meeting. New items
concerning adjuncts, SAC, and salary/benefits
concerns will be added.
The following liaisons had reports.
Samantha Webb has contacted the OSP and will
be added to the mailing list.
Old Business: None
reported on the ACUFP meeting. Attendees were
encouraged to join the Higher Education
Partnership, become more aware about the
legislative process in Montgomery, and to be
more intentional about making local
legislators aware of campus concerns and
needs. Regarding continuity, other senates
have longer terms for presidents and a
president-elect position. Other institutions
have a later withdrawal/drop date than UM.
Faculty were also advised to raise their
community profile through community service.
Based on faculty
feedback, Michael Patton will recommend the
purchase of Turnitin.com
next Faculty Senate meeting will be on December
10, 2004 at 2:00 pm in the Merrill Room.
Samantha Webb moved to adjourn, Misty Bennett
seconded, the motion passed unanimously and the
meeting adjourned at 3:17 pm.