Call to order: the meeting was called to order at 2:02 pm
Members Present: Bennett, Daughhetee, Martin, Miller, Patton, Thrower, Tidwell, Wacker, Webb, Wicknick
Approval of Previous Minutes: Webb moved that the January 14th minutes be approved with corrections, Thrower seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
President’s Report: Michael Patton distributed information on the cost of attendance at Alabama Universities
No reports at this time
No reports at this time.
Faculty Lounge Reception-Tentatively scheduled for February 10th 3:00 – 5:00 pm.
CASE Nomination-documentation received on one candidate, Deans have been reminded about the need for supporting documents.
EEOC Committee-A letter was drafted asking the EOC committee to research EOC compliance regarding Tenure/Promotion and Salary/Rank.
Personnel/Faculty Issues/Programmatic Autonomy- The senate reviewed and discussed policy drafts related to student grievances and program autonomy. Faculty survey items related to personnel, faculty governance and program autonomy were also reviewed and will be added to the survey. The senate will also seek clarification and resolution of specific personnel and program concerns raised by faculty.
Proposed Constitution and By-Laws Revision-Miller and Patton reported that other universities use the Vice President or President-Elect position as an Ombudsman for faculty concerns.
The Spring Faculty Assembly is on February 2nd 2005 at 3:30 pm in Wills 200.
The Trustee reception is from 1:00 – 2:00 pm in the Reynolds Foyers on February 11, 2005.
The next faculty senate meeting will be February 25th 2005 at 2:00 in the Merrill room, Charlotte Daughhetee will preside in the president’s absence.
Adjournment: Thrower moved that we adjourn, Miller seconded, the motion passed and the meeting adjourned at 2:56 pm.