September 16, 2005
Call to Order: Michael Patton called the
meeting to order at 2:06 pm.
Members Present: Casey Bassett,
Misty Bennett, Jason Cooper, Charlotte
Daughhetee, Michelle Duran-McClure, Sherry Ford,
Michael Patton, Elizabeth Thrower, Cindy
Tidwell, Samantha Webb, Jill Wicknick
Approval of September 2, 2005 Minutes:
Elizabeth Thrower moved that the minutes be
approved after corrections, Cindy Tidwell
seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
Presidentís Report: Michael Patton
reported on the following items
College of Business does not have a
representative on the Faculty Senate. The
senate discussed ways to encourage more
presidential search committee will be
appointed soon. Concern was expressed about
the low number of faculty representatives on
the committee. The senate would like to see
proportional representation from the four
colleges or at least two faculty members
appointed from each college.
Faculty Survey- Jason Cooper
Faculty Salary Administration- Michael Patton,
Bookstore Committee-Charlotte Daughhetee, M.E.
Student Activities Center- Eric Vaccarella
Additional committee assignments will be made at
the September 30, 2005 meeting.
Liaison Assignments: Appointments will
be made at the September 30, 2005 meeting.
Senators were asked to consider liaison
appointments for IITC, OSP, and SGA. Charlotte
Daughhetee will ask Hollie Cost if she would be
willing to serve as the faculty liaison with the
Montevallo City Council.
Concerns have been expressed about changes to
the dependent tuition waiver benefit.
Charlotte Daughhetee is gathering information
on this issue and will report back to the
senate at a later date.
senate is working on an executive summary of
the faculty survey results.
Michael Patton is examining the proposed
faculty handbook revisions and will keep the
Higher Education Partnership (HEP) has a
faculty senate membership designation. The
senate discussed the merits of this membership
and decided to pursue joining the HEP.
agenda for this year was discussed. Senators
reported concerns that have been expressed by
faculty members in their colleges. Specific
concerns discussed included:
policies regulating on campus workshops and
conferences, particularly those workshops
that are sponsored by University of
Montevallo faculty members.
need for more flexibility in web page design
for individual faculty members and
departments and the cumbersome process of
making changes to web pages.
Concerns about the universityís stance on
Commuter students who have been ticketed for
parking at the SAC during the day when
commuter parking is full. This issue has
been referred to SGA.
feasibility of a fall break.
Having the Wednesday before Thanksgiving off
to allow for travel. It was noted that K-12
schools have this day off for travel
Announcements: The faculty assembly will
be on September 21st at 3:30 in Wills
Hall room 201. Michael Patton will send out an
email announcement to all faculty members. The
next Faculty Senate meeting will be on September
30, 2005 at 2:00 pm in the Merrill Room.
Adjournment: Samantha Webb moved that we
adjourn, Sherry Ford seconded and the motion
passed unanimously. The meeting adjourned at
Charlotte Daughhetee, Faculty Senate Secretary