Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 2:00 p.m.
Members Present: Sally Bennett Bell, Kristin Gilbert, Kathy Lowe, Sherry Ford, Stephanie Puleo, Elizabeth Thrower, Eric Vaccarella, Jill Wicknick, Lanny McMinn, Houston Byrd, Stacy Ayotte, Michelle Duran-McClure
Approval of Previous Meeting’s meetings: Thrower moved to approve, Ayotte seconded. Passed
President Williams scheduled to attend Sept. 29th Senate meeting
Reminder - Faculty Assembly taking place on Oct. 18th at 3:30 at King House
Reports from Senators:
Reported and discussed faculty senate structure and responsibility at fellow COPLAC schools as well as other Alabama institutions
Half appear to be advisory boards and other half legislative in nature
Subcommittee formed (Gilbert, Duran-McClure, Wicknick and Lowe) to continue research and development of proposal on faculty governance
President Puleo provided organized list of faculty senate issues and concerns for 2006-2007
Two sub-committee need to be filled: Budget and Academic Policy. Budget Sub-committee (McMinn, Byrd, Thrower & CFA representative) and Academic Policy Sub-committee (Byrd & Ford)
Wicknick discussed a resolution by Alabama Council of University Faculty Senate Presidents in Nov. 1999 asking that each senate pass resolution that includes the following: “…that every university board of trustees include as a non-voting member the elected chair of the university’s faculty governance organization, and that the faculty representative participate in all deliberations of the Board, including those conducted in executive session.” Faculty senate continues to desire voting seat on Board of Trustees
A faculty member would like to be added to agenda to address low entry-level salaries and other salary-related schedules. Will be invited to present at Oct. 27th meeting.
Hazing reporting: method should be easy, clear, and anonymous. Bell will collaborate with SGA about matter.
Ayotte moved that the meeting be adjourned. McMinn seconded and the motion passed unanimously. Adjourned at 3:20 p.m.