March 17, 2006
Call to Order: The
meeting was called to order at 2:05 pm.
Jason Cooper, Charlotte Daughhetee, Michelle
Duran-McClure, Sherry Ford, Brook Miller,
Michael Patton, M.E. Spencer, Elizabeth Thrower,
Approval of the February
17, 2006 Minutes: Elizabeth Thrower moved
that the minutes be accepted, Michele
Duran-McClure seconded and the motion passed
Michael Patton reported on the following items:
presidential search committee is reviewing new
files and will bring more candidates to campus
after spring break.
Harry Hamilton is working on the budget report
and will report to the senate at the next
meeting with Dr. McChesney was postponed and
will be rescheduled. When Michael Patton
meets with the president he plans to present
the senate plan for pre-tenure sabbatical. He
will also discuss faculty concerns regarding
salary and changing the drop date.
Bookstore committee-the bookstore committee
met with bookstore representatives. The
committee outlined faculty complaints and
concerns which included: under ordering of
books, ordering the wrong books, failure to
order requested books, problems with the
edoption process, sending books back early in
the semester, making students pre-pay for
books, selling used books without companion
cds, problems with art supplies and the high
cost of both new and used books. Derek
Schuckman, manager, asked that he be
personally notified when problems occur and he
will attempt to rectify the problems. Mr.
Schuckman also stated that he is looking at
the ordering procedures and will try to make
some changes. The bookstore committee noted
that some problems cannot be fixed as the
Follett business model does not seem to be
compatible with an academic calendar.
Faculty survey-the survey will be sent out
after Spring Break
Professor-the senate recommended Dr. Scott
Stephens for nomination
Smoking-several senators expressed concern
about smoking at the entrances of buildings.
Possible solutions might include designating
one entrance per building as smoke free.
Questions about smoking will be included in
the faculty survey to ascertain faculty
interest in pursuing this issue.
Senators expressed concern about gender
inequity in salary and the need for EEOC
representation on the Faculty Salary
Administration committee. The senate will
make a recommendation for EEOC involvement in
oversight of salary.
date for the faculty party will be determined
at the next meeting
The next meeting will be on
April 7th at 2:00 pm in the Merrill
Elizabeth Thrower moved
that we adjourn, M.E. Spencer seconded and the
motion passed unanimously. The meeting
adjourned at 3:02 pm.
Faculty Senate Secretary