Minutes - March 5, 2008

Minutes - March 5, 2008

XLII, No. 14


March 5, 2008

The Faculty Senate of Southeast Missouri State University met on Wednesday, March 5, 2008, in the University Center Missouriana Room.The following Senators were present: Martha Zlokovich (Chair), Mary Elizabeth Ambery (Chair-Elect), Jim McGill (Membership Chair), Rick Althaus, Julie Banks, David Briggs, Stephanie Chamberlain, Michael Cobb, Kathy Conway, Kim Dillivan, Marc Fulgham, Benjie Heu, Priscilla Hornby, Elaine Jackson, Daniel MacLeay, Jayanti Ray, Willie Redmond, Albie Sautter, Sophia Scott, David Smith, Daniel Beard (Alternate), Marc Strauss, Alan Journet (Alternate), Larry Underberg, Carol Veneziano, Haohao Wang, Janice Ward, Jill Young, and Xuesong Zhang.Provost Stephens was also in attendance.


Approval of minutes Volume XLII-13 was moved by Senator Strauss and seconded by Senator Scott.The minutes were approved.

To allow ample time for discussion of the Faculty Tenure and Promotion policy, the Senate moved to New Business.


Chair Zlokovich reported that she and Senator Young had concerns with the emergency and inclement weather responses.Chair Zlokovich indicated that she spoke with Doug Richards, Director of DPS concerning the issues.He indicated that DPS is currently working on several changes relating to security and emergency situations.Faculty can expect to hear more about these changes from DPS.


Senator Ward distributed a copy of a bill (attachment A) concerning IT privileges for emeritus faculty.The previous bill was tabled at an earlier meeting.Senator Ward moved to remove the old bill from the table, which was seconded by Senator Underberg.The motion passed unanimously.Senator Ward made a motion to revise wording regarding access to a SE email address and tech support, and approve the bill, which was seconded by Senator Smith. The motion passed unanimously.

The remainder of the meeting was spent discussing the Faculty Tenure and Promotion Policy.Provost Stephens distributed a document stating the viewpoint of the administrators (attachment B).She then excused herself to allow further discussion as a Faculty Senate.The Senate completed discussion of the Policy.Senator Althaus indicated that he would take the Senate's and the administrators' viewpoints to Professional Affairs and work on revising the Policy.He indicated that he anticipated having a revised version available at the next Faculty Senate meeting.

Due to time constraints, discussion of the Faculty Merit Pay Policy was postponed until the next Faculty Senate meeting.


The motion to adjourn (Strauss/Briggs) was recognized and approved at 5:10 p.m.

The next Faculty Senate Meeting will be March 19, 2008, in the University Center Party Room at 3:00 p.m.

Approved March 19, 2008

Attachment A



RESOLVED: That the text on page 98 of the Faculty Handbook relating to “Faculty Emeritus status will be recognized in the following ways: 7. Will receive campus internet connection as well as Help Desk support from Computer Services.” (Chapter 2- Faculty Emeritus status will be recognized in the following ways:p.98) be deleted and that a link to the current internet policies be referenced.

Rationale: This deletion is due to internet access and Help Desk support no longer being provided by Information Technology. A link to the current internet policies would provide current, accurate information.