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February 4, 2010 - 2:30 p.m.


The regular meeting of the Faculty Senate was called to order at 2:30 p.m. on February 2, 2010 in Morris University Center Mississippi Illinois room by Allison Fahsl, President.

Chancellor Vaughn Vandegrift addressed the Senate about the Faculty Salary Equity increase and budget concerns.

Present: Agustin, Bharati, Carstens-Wickham, Celic, Chleboun, Comrie, Fahsl, Foster, Fujinoki, Gillespie, Hershberger, Hinz, Kapatamoyo, John Hunt (alt for Karanovich), Kelly, Kerber, Kirk, Kolling, Latorre, Maatita, Greg Johnston (alt for Maurer) McCracken, Miner, Navin, Nwacha, O'Brien, Pearson, Pettibone, Melissa Thomeczek (alt for Puchner), Schmidt, Seltzer, Schmitz, Shang, Shaw, Siganga, Smith, Staples, Taylor, Thornton, Timpe, Weyhaupt, Wiediger, Wrobbel, Yager, Yancey, T Yu, B Zhou, J Zhou

Excused: Solares, Love

Absent: Alexander, Seyer, Willmott

Announcements: Curriculum Council Chair Tom Foster announced list of approved form 90s. The list will be filed with the minutes.

Allison Fahsl is still looking for a faculty representative to be on the SAG committee.

Consideration of Minutes: Corrections were made to the minutes. Duff Wrobbel made a motion to accept the minutes as amended. Mike Shaw seconded. The minutes were approved as amended.

Reports from Standing Committees

UPBC: John Navin reported that there are three budget projects at this time. In two weeks the Governor's proposed budget will come out. SIU system has a bill in legislation now to attain borrowing authority in order to cope with the cash flow condition.

IBHE Faculty Advisory Council: Martha Latorre reported that the last meeting was at Governor's State University. Discussions were on the Illinois budget. University of Illinois will have a tuition increase. The next IBHE FAC meeting will be here at SIUE in February.

Academic Technology Issues Steering Committee: Susan Yager reported that the January meeting was canceled and the next meeting will be on February 19.

Reports from Council Chairs

Faculty Development Council: Adam Weyhaupt reported that plans for a Faculty Symposium are being considered possibly for the fall. The topic would be "Hands on Technology in Teaching and Research structured as short hands on workshops.

Graduate Council: No report.

Curriculum Council: Tom Foster reported that the new forms 90A, 90B, 90C and 91s and an instruction handbook are up on the Provost site now and are to be used now instead of the old forms.

Rules and Procedures Council: Gerald O'Brien reported that the Grievance Committee elections will be held closer to spring break. Faculty will be getting letters regarding the Provost and Chancellor evaluations soon. The Faculty Senate representation numbers for each unit results will come soon also. Gerald will let everyone know if the results from the evaluations are confidential or available to the Faculty Senate or everyone.

Welfare Council: Edmund Hershberger reported that the Family Friendly policy work is ongoing. A potential revision may be coming to the Faculty Senate soon in the faculty promotions policy to clarify the timing in promotions of Associate Professor to Full Professor.

Past President: E. Duff Wrobbel reported that the research data is in, and the first draft of the Senate recommendation report is done. Looking to report the results from the project to the FSEC by mid March

President Elect: Jonathan Pettibone reported that work and surveying is ongoing on the Student Evaluation of Teaching. Allison attended the University Quality Council meeting today and reported that Roger Maclean and Zenia Agustin the new Director of General Education put a proposal together for streamlining the Form 90s process and is now an Official AQIP project.

Unfinished Business:

BIC (BRIDGE Implementation Committee) Allison reported that a new working group was formed by the Provost for finalizing the cost component of the BRIDGE Implementation. Members are Allison Fahsl, John Navin, Sue Thomas, Paul Brunkow and Jim Manix. There was a discussion.

New Business: None.

Other Business: None

Adjournment: Duff Wrobbel made a motion to adjourn and Belinda Carstens-Wickham seconded. The meeting was adjourned at 3:43 p.m.

Approved as written by the Faculty Senate 3-4-2010

Vicki Kruse/University Governance

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