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DECEMBER 4, 2008 - 2:30 PM



The regular meeting of the Faculty Senate was called to order at 2:07 p.m. on December 4, 2008 in the Morris University Center Hickory/Hackberry Rooms by Duff Wrobbel, President.

Present: Agustin, Alexander, Bharati, Bolander, Celik, Comrie, Covington, Dixon, Bryan Duckham for O'Brien, Duhigg, Fahsl, Foster, Fujinoki, Hale, Harward, Hershberger, Kelly, Kerber, Love, McCommas, Pietroburgo, Puchner, Schmidt, Schmitz, Shaw, Smith, Solares, Staples, Theodore, Thomason, Thornton, Timpe, Vogrin, Watson, Welch, Weyhaupt, Wiediger, Willmott, Wrobbel, T. Yu, W. Yu, J. Zhou

Absent: Carstens-Wickham, Gillespie, Latorre, McCracken, Milsk-Fowler, Pearson, Pettibone, Siganga, Szabo, Yancey, B. Zhou

Excused: Navin, O'Brien


Announcements: none

Consideration of Minutes: Corrections were made to the November 6, 2008 minutes. Rakesh Bharati made a motion to accept the minutes as corrected. Allison Fahsl seconded. The minutes were approved as corrected.

Reports from Standing Committees:

UPBC - Duff reported for John Navin of the 2.5% Budget Rescission at SIUE.

IBHE - No report

TAC - No Report

Reports from Council Chairs:

Curriculum Council: Tom Foster reported that the committees made it through the backlog of form 90s and were modifying the forms 93 and 94.

Graduate Council: Mike Shaw reported that the council had met and reviewed several Form 91s, interim reports, program reviews. They will meet again this month.

Faculty Development Council: George Watson reported that a Faculty Development survey will go up on the Blackboard and Duff encouraged everyone to participate in the survey.

Rules and Procedures Council: Mary Sue Love reported progress on the Chancellor and Provost evaluations. Early next spring it will be time to look for a nominee for President-Elect.

Welfare Council: Tian Yu reported that the WC has been working on three major projects; Faculty Grievance, Family Friendly Policies and the Faculty Salary Equity Committee.

Past President: Kay Covington reported that BIC has not met since the last FS meeting. Facts are still being gathered. BIC will meet Tuesday on the 9th.

President Elect: Allison Fahsl reported that the NFS is in its beginning stages. Vicki Scott wanted Allison to point out that AQIP is finished and now on the Office of Assessments web site for all to view.

New Business:

Intercollegiate Athletics policy: Steve Kerber provided a handout explaining the Intercollegiate Athletics policies & procedures along with copies of various news articles and documents regarding two 1980s tennis athletes from SIUE. There was a discussion about the induction of the two students into the Intercollegiate Hall of Fame. Steve Kerber recommended that the Faculty Senate reaffirm the policy. Mary Sue Love requested for the policy of the Hall of Fame to be read. Kay Covington read the rules for being inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame.

Point of order: Mary Sue Love asked if there was a motion on the floor at this time. The answer was no.

Steve Kerber made a motion that the Senate would like to ask the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee to revisit the Intercollegiate Athletics policies and procedures and bring something back to the Faculty Senate. Tian Yu seconded.

Point of Clarification: Peter Theodore clarified that the motion is to make a request to the ICAC to revisit the ICA policies and procedures and bring to the Faculty Senate for approval.

The motion was approved while 2 opposed and 4 abstained.

Old Business:

Teacher Scholar Philosophy - There was an Open Discussion to determine what to do next. It was decided to continue the discussion at the next Faculty Senate meeting. The Teacher Scholar Philosophy document is on Blackboard with a document of Comments for all to review.

Other Business: Next meeting February 5, 2009

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 4:00 p.m.

Approved as written February 5, 2009 by the Faculty Senate
Vicki Kruse/University Governance

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