Minutes - October 31, 2012

Minutes - October 31, 2012

October 31, 2012

The Faculty Senate of Southeast Missouri State University met on Wednesday October 31, 2012, in the UC Redhawks Room. The following Senators were present: Rick Althaus, Doug Atwood, Larry Bohannon, Marcus Bond, Stephanie Chamberlain, Brandon Christensen, Eric Clements, Kevin Dickson, Don Jung, Debra Lee-DiStefano, Charles McAllister, Tiffany Parker, Jian Peng, David Powell, Willie Redmond, Joyce Renaud, Desma Reno, Claudia Ruediger, Carol Veneziano, Candide Walton, Janice Ward, Julie Weathers, Susan Wehring, Victor Wilburn, Diane Wood, and Chris Wubbena. The Provost Ron Rosati was also in attendance. The following alternates were present: David Naugler, Brad Deken, and Brooke Clubbs. Student Government Liaison Bethany Rosenthal was also present. Not in attendance or represented by an alternate was Jeff Luetkenhaus.

Interim Associate Dean Tamela Randolph, Dean Francisco Barrios, Dean Gerald McDougall, and Dean Dave Starrett were in attendance as guests.

Approval of Minutes

The minutes for October 17, 2012(47.6) were approved.


The Deans came to the Faculty Senate meeting to answer any remaining questions the Senators had about the Student Evaluation Procedures bill. Much discussion took place. Senators asked the deans questions about proposed language in the procedures bill.

New Business

Senator Redmond presented a flyer he received from the CTS staff asking the Faculty Senate if they would like to be part of a service project called Coats For Kids. Senator Lee-DiStefano moved to be included. Senator Parker seconded. A vote was taken and the service project was approved.

Old Business

Senator McAllister presented the Student Evaluation Procedure, version 7, to the Senate. There have been more suggested changes. Senator McAllister stated that the Deans agreed that the evaluations would only be done once a year rather than twice and would take place in the spring semester.


Provost Rosati presented charts to show the process to evaluate SCH per faculty FTE. He explained that there are deadlines being met to reevaluate the targets. There are additional workshops open for Moodle training. He also presented a map to the Senate showing the two proposed sites for the new River Campus addition. He stated that the building will provide both dormitories and classrooms.

Student Government Liaison

Bethany Rosenthal reported that they have a student committee that is working on a scooter safety policy. She also indicated that their dinner with the Deans is coming up.

Legislative Reports

Academic Affairs- Senator McAllister stated that the committee is divided up into subcommittees to work on the various initiatives.
Compensation- Senator Redmond stated the committee is progressing on the goals they set at the beginning of the year.
Documents- Senator Wubbena stated that they are continuing to work on the Faculty Senate Constitution and by-laws.
Governance- No Report
Professional Affairs- Senator Christensen stated that the committee met last Wednesday. They have developed new language for bills 12-A-16 and 12-A-17 and will be sending it out to the Senate. He also talked about conflict of interest language that the Provost was having the committee work on.
Membership- No report

Executive Session

Senator Christensen presented an emeritus bill that was passed.

The next Faculty Senate meeting will be held on November 14, 2012 at 3:00 pm in the UC Ballroom B.