Minutes - January 30, 2013

Minutes - January 30, 2013

XLVII No. 10
January 30, 2013

The Faculty Senate of Southeast Missouri State University met on Wednesday January 30, 2013, in the UC Missouriana/Redhawks Room. The following Senators were present: Rick Althaus, Larry Bohannon, Marcus Bond, Stephanie Chamberlain, Brandon Christensen, Eric Clements, Kevin Dickson, Don Jung, Debra Lee-DiStefano, Zipping Liu, Jeff Luetkenhaus, Charles McAllister, Tiffany Parker, Jian Peng, David Powell, Willie Redmond, Joyce Renaud, Desma Reno, Claudia Ruediger, Sophia Scott, Carol Veneziano, Janice Ward, Julie Weathers, Susan Wehring, Victor Wilburn, Diane Wood, and Chris Wubbena. Dean Eddleman was present as the Administrative Liaison for Provost Rosati. The following alternates were present: Brooke Clubbs and HaoHao Wang. Student Government Liaison Amanda Graven was also present. Not in attendance or represented by an alternate was Doug Atwood.


The minutes for November 28, 2012 were approved.


Senator McAllister introduced the Faculty Senate Resolution for IDEA for Student Evaluation of Instruction. Senator Christensen introduced Non Tenure-Track Faculty Appointments policy and procedure bills to the Senate. He stated that the committee received input from HR and Kathy Mangles. Discussion took place. Senator Christensen will bring the bill back to the next meeting.

Senator Jung introduced Department and the Department Chairperson policy and procedures, University Standing Committee & Councils policy and procedures, and Department Chairs policy and procedures bills. He suggested that the Senate should take these bills back to their departments for comments. These bills will be brought back to the next Faculty Senate meeting.

Senator Redmond introduced language to modify the summer Faculty Compensation language in the handbook. Senator McAllister stated that this section is Academic Affairs' section. Senator Althaus moved to refer it to Academic Affairs. Senator Dickson seconded. A vote was taken and this language will be incorporated in a section of the handbook that Academic Affairs is currently working on.


Senator McAllister reintroduced the Grade Appeal Policy. Senator Jung moved to pass the bill. Senator McAllister seconded. Senator Wood moved to amend the word semester to year on lines 19 and 21. Senator Dickson seconded. A vote was taken and the amendment failed. A vote was taken on the bill as introduced and Bill 13-A-03 Grade Appeals Policy passed.

Senator McAllister also reintroduced the Grade Appeal Procedures. Senator Jung moved to pass the bill. Senator McAllister seconded. A vote was taken and Bill 13-A-04 Grade Appeals Procedures passed.

Senator McAllister reintroduced Repeating Courses policy and procedures. Senator McAllister invited Sandy Hinkle to answer any questions the Senate had about the existing bills. Senator Jung moved to pass both the policy and procedure sections. Senator McAllister seconded. Votes were taken on each bill and Bill 13-A-05 Repeating Courses policy and Bill 13-A-06 Repeating Courses procedures passed.


Chair Ward reported from Dean's Council that there was a proposal from Dean McDougall regarding procedures for faculty consulting under external grants. Dean Barrios presented guidelines for creating a document for General Education courses. Dean Adkinson distributed a document from Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education regarding changes in educator preparation. The college C-Base will be replaced with a new general education assessment for entrance into an educator prep program in September. The C-Base will no longer be administrated after the last test window in November. The new GPA requirements for teacher prep candidates will go into effect in the spring of 2017.

She also reported that last week the Faculty Senate Executives and Legislative Chairs met with Bill Weary, the Strategic Planning consultant. The Senate Executives will participate in the Strategic Planning process on February 20. Program review will meet on February 15 to get the list of programs to be reviewed.

Chair-Elect Lee-DiStefano reported that the Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life is coming up and is encouraging women to participate. There will be four women from Southeast Missouri State University chosen to go. Also, there will be the first Faculty Social Hour at the Johnson Faculty Centre on February 22.

Vice Provost, Dean Eddleman reported that the next Board of Regents meeting will be on February 21, 2013. The College of Health & Human Services has a new dean, Dr. Morris Jenkins, and he will be starting July 1, 2013. The Assistant to the President for Equality & Diversity Issues, Nathan Stephens, started on January 15. The ITC proposals are due to the college deans by February 8.

He also reported that deans are soliciting names for faculty to be on the next Strategic Planning Committee. Faculty will be voting next week and the top two names from each college will be sent to the President for selection.


Amanda Graven reported that they are working on a frequent flyer program to get more students involved and engaged in campus activities. The first event will be this weekend. They are going to be having a basketball game. There will be eight events this semester and depending on how many events the students participate in, determines what prizes they could win. She also reported that on Monday Student Government had their special election. They had eleven seats open and filled all of them but one. They had over 40 applicants.


Academic Affairs- Senator McAllister reported that the group working on Master Faculty Advisor is making a survey to go out to all faculty to solicit their opinions about Master Faculty Advisor designation. They have started working on Teaching and Classroom practices section of the handbook. They have draft document from Dean Starrett for SLO and are working to split it up into a policy and procedures sections. They are working on the Course and Curriculum Approval Process and hoping they can move a portion of it to the Governance committee.
Compensation- Senator Redmond reported that the committee met on Wednesday and discussed the bill for Summer Compensation. Also they are still looking to propose a change to the Overload Policy. Documents- Senator Wubbena reported that the committee is in final review of the Faculty Senate Constitution and Bylaws.
Governance- Senator Jung reported that the committee is working on six bills which are covering three sections of the handbook.
Professional Affairs- Senator Christensen reported that they are cleaning up and will bring back to the floor, the Human Subjects policy and procedures.
Membership- Senator Wood had no report


Senator Christensen presented an emeritus bill for Richard A. Burns, Dieter Jedan, and David Ritter. A vote was taken and the bill was passed.


Senator Dickson moved to adjourn. Senator Christensen seconded. The Senate adjourned at 5:00 pm.

The next Faculty Senate meeting will be held on February 13, 2013 at 3:00 pm in the UC Missouriana/Redhawks Room.