Minutes - September 5, 2012

Minutes - September 5, 2012

XLVII, No. 3
September 5, 2012

The Faculty Senate of Southeast Missouri State University met on Wednesday September 5, 2012, in the Glenn Auditorium. The following Senators were present: Janice Ward (Chair), Debra Lee-DiStefano (Chair-Elect), Diane Wood (Membership Chair), Doug Atwood, Brandon Christensen, Marcus Bond, Larry Underberg, Carol Veneziano, Ziping Liu, Tiffany Parker, Julie Weathers, Joyce Renaud, Charles McAllister, Claudia Ruediger, Eric Clements, Don Jung, Larry Bohannon, Jian Peng, Rick Althaus, Kevin Dickson, Candide Walton, Victor Wilburn, Chris Wubbena, and Stephanie Chamberlain. Provost Rosati and Dean Starrett were also in attendance. Student Government Liaison Bethany Rosenthal, Patrick Vining, Student Government President, Greg Felock, Student Government Vice President, and Lacey York, Secretary were also attended. Many Deans, Department Chairs, and other Administration also attended.

Apprpval of Minutes

No minutes to be approved OLD BUSINESS No old business.

New Business

Provost Rosati presented a slide show, Facilitating University Success During an Ecomonic and Technological Revolution. It demonstrated changes and opportunities. The changes are regarding economics and technology. The slide show will be distributed for view online.


Dean David Starrett discussed the upcoming HLC visit at Southeast. Southeast Missouri State University will have a HLC-AQIP quality checkup visit on September 12-14. He strongly encouraged faculty, staff, and students to go to the open sessions on the schedule to talk with Dr. Jessica Rettig and Jim Morrison, HLC team visit members.

Chair Report

Chair Janice Ward did not give a report.

Legislative Committee Reports

Governance - Committee goals are to continue working on the Faculty Handbook sections related to Governance.
Professional Affairs - Committee goals include the examination of tenure track, RNTT ratios on campus. Also to finish previously assigned revisions to the handbook and follow up on pending bills, handbook updates, and implementation of new procedures.
Academic Affairs - Committee goals are to collaborate on faculty workload issues, work with Academic Council to assure more consideration of advising practices in tenure and promotion decisions, work with OIT, CSTL and other appropriate units to develop quality and monitoring protocol for face-to-face and online classes, and work with Dean's Council, General Education Council, Kent Library, and other appropriate units for integration of information literacy/management into the General Education curriculum.
Compensation - Committee goals are to continue updating the Faculty Handbook, adjust the overload pay, and get data and understand faculty compensation in regards to the winter/summer sessions.
Documents - Committee goals are to review proposals and recommend changes in the handbook.
Membership - Committee goals are to encourage more people to participate in the process of populating committees.


The Faculty Senate adjourned at 4:49 p.m.

The next Faculty Senate Meeting will be held on September 19, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in the UC Missouriana/Redhawks Room.