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April 1, 2010 - 2:30 P.M.

Approved Minutes

The regular meeting of the Faculty Senate was called to order at 2:32 p.m. on April 1, 2010 in the Morris University Center Mississippi Illinois Room by Allison Fahsl, President.

Present: Agustin, Alexander, Bharati, Carstens-Wickham, Celik, Chleboun, Comrie, Fahsl, Foster, Hershberger, Karanovich, Kelly, Kerber, Kirk, Kolling, Latorre, Maatita, Johnston, McCracken, Nwacha, O'Brien, Pearson, Pettibone, Puchner, Schmidt, Schoenecker, Seyer, Schmitz, Ying Shang alt for W. Yu, Shaw, Siganga, Smith Staples, Taylor, Thornton, Timpe, Weyhaupt, Wiediger, Willmott, Wrobbel, Yager, Yancey, T. Yu, B. Zhou, J. Zhou

Excused: Latorre, Love, Navin,

Absent: Fujinoki, Gillespie, Hinz, Kapatamoyo, Miner, Seltzer, Solares

Announcements: Approved Form 91As and Form 90s. The All Faculty Meeting is Friday, April 9, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Consideration of the March 4 Minutes: The minutes were accepted as written.

Reports from Standing Committees

UPBC: Timothy Schoenecker reported UPBC will be meeting this week and looking at the Vice Chancellors' requests for new funding in light of the Governor's proposed budget.

IBHE Faculty Advisory Council: No report.

ATISC (Academic Technology Issues Steering Committee): Susan Yager reported that the Committee had met twice. A regular monthly meeting focused on priorities. The March 19 meeting had a demonstration of a second system for automated record keeping.

Reports from Council Chairs

Faculty Development Council: Adam Weyhaupt reported that EUE is finished up. Work on the development of a teaching or a faculty development center proposal is continuing with a small working group consisting of faculty, provost office and faculty development people. Plans are on their way for a 'hands on' Technology Symposium in August, the week before the semester begins.

Allison gave a brief summary of work regarding the Faculty Development Center and that there could be a special Faculty Senate meeting on April 22 to present the proposal to the Faculty Senate.

Graduate Council: Michael Shaw reported meeting last month. The Graduate Council looked at and approved program reviews. The next meeting is tomorrow.

Curriculum Council: Tom Foster reported that they continue to work on program reviews, Form 90s and Form 91s. The use of electronic forms is still being worked out by an AQIP committee.

Rules and Procedures Council: Gerald O'Brien FS elections are finishing up, Grievance Committee elections are coming in. Provost and Chancellor Evaluation reports are in process and will be distributed when complete.

Welfare Council: Edmund Hershberger reviewed policy revision recommendations: VII. Probationary period for Tenure-Track Faculty, X. Criteria for Evaluating Tenure-Track Faculty, Promotion Policy and Guidelines, and a new policy for "Family Leave". There were questions and suggestions. Edmund answered questions and will take suggestions back to committee. The timeline would be for Welfare Council to make suggested revisions and send out the revised policies to the Senate a week before the May Faculty Senate meeting and vote on them at the May 6 meeting. The Ombuds evaluation is ongoing.

Past President: No report was given to accommodate the guest's schedule.

President Elect: Jonathan Pettibone reported that the SET Committee will bring to Curriculum Council on the 12th for them to discuss at their April 15 meeting, then bring to Senate meeting for discussion. Jonathan gave the floor to Vicki Scott, Assistant Provost for Academic Innovations and Effectiveness to answer any questions about a Student Evaluation of Teaching. There was discussion and questions answered.

New Business: None.

Other Business: Allison reported that there will be an extra Faculty Senate meeting on April 22 to possibly wrap up the SETC and the Teacher Center before the end of the year. Adjournment: Rakesh Bharati made a motion to adjourn. The meeting was adjourned at 4:07 p.m.

Approved May 6, 2010 by the Faculty Senate
Vicki Kruse/University Governance

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