Call to order: the meeting was called to order at 2:04 pm
Members Present: Alexander, Bennett, Callaghan, Daughhetee, Manning, Martin, Miller, Parker, Patton, Puleo, Thrower, Tidwell, Wacker, Webb, Wicknick, 2 SGA representatives, 3 guests.
Approval of Previous Minutes: Callaghan moved that the November 19, 2004 minutes be approved, Puleo seconded and the motion passed unanimously
President’s Report: Michael Patton addressed the following issues.
Plus/Minus grading - senators will poll their fellow faculty members to ascertain faculty interest in plus/minus grading.
Personnel Issues - senators and guest faculty members raised concerns about several personnel issues including: the impact of student grievances on personnel decisions, course assignment, scheduling, program autonomy in multidisciplinary departments, policy implementation, salary, and program viability. The Faculty Senate discussed these issues including their impact on both faculty morale and the University of Montevallo’s mission as a liberal arts institution. Michael Patton will gather more information and the Faculty Senate will generate a statement addressing these issues at the next meeting.
Announcements: The next Faculty Senate meeting is January 14th at 2:00 pm in the Merrill Room
Adjournment: Alexander moved to adjourn, Wacker seconded and the meeting adjourned at 3:33 pm.