October 14, 2005
Call to Order:
Michael Patton called the meeting to order at
Misty Bennett, Jason Cooper, Charlotte
Daughhetee, Michelle Duran-McClure, Sherry Ford,
Brook Miller, Michael Patton, Cindy Tidwell,
Eric Vaccarella, Samantha Webb, Jill Wicknick
Approval of September
30, 2005 Minutes: Samantha Webb moved that
the minutes be approved, Brook Miller seconded
and the motion passed unanimously.
Michael Patton will be meeting with Dr.
McChesney in the coming weeks to discuss
possible implementation of the policy
recommendations suggested by Faculty Senate last
Faculty Salary Administration Policy-This
committee will look into the types of
institutions UM compares itself to and how
other institutions determine adjunct pay.
Bookstore Committee-Charlotte Daughhetee
should have information to report by the next
faculty senate meeting. In addition to the
bookstore questions that have already been
forwarded to the bookstore committee, senators
asked that the committee clarify the policy
regarding the purchase of supplies (other than
books) at the bookstore.
No reports at this time
Faculty Handbook-Michael Patton reported that
the handbook is being moved onto the policy
pages on the web.
Faculty Senate Survey-Jason Cooper will work
on putting the results of last yearís survey
Page/Webmaster-Brook Miller reported on ideas
for a proposal to enhance web page flexibility
and webmaster autonomy. The senate discussed
potential solutions and Brook Miller,
Charlotte Daughhetee and Misty Bennett will
meet with appropriate university officials on
the web page issue before the next senate
Pre-tenure Leave-Jill Wicknick and Cindy
Tidwell are working on a proposal for cost
effective ways that the university could offer
leave time to support junior faculty research
and writing efforts.
Presidential Search Advisory
Committee-senators reported faculty concerns
about the make up of the committee and the
process. The senate is drafting a letter to
the committee that will include the concerns
that have been raised by faculty.
College Night Documentary-the senate discussed
the potential positive PR that could result
from a documentary about college night.
College night is a unique tradition and is the
type of activity that the University of
Montevallo should be highlighting.
International Faculty-Samantha Webb reported
that she was looking into the universityís
policy on the hiring of international
Adjunct Pay-the senate discussed the low pay
that adjuncts receive and several ideas on how
adjuncts could be compensated at a higher
rate. The senate will poll faculty with a
brief email survey on issues related to
next faculty senate meeting is October 28th,
2005 in the Merrill room.
Samantha Webb moved that the senate adjourn,
Cindy Tidwell seconded and the motion passed
unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 3:31 pm.
Faculty Senate Secretary