Members Present: Allen,
Arkenberg, Bedell, Boyum, Buck, Emry, Erickson, Fitch, Fromson, Gannon, Gass,
Gilbert, Gordon, Guerin, Hagan, Hall, Hewitt, Jewett, Jones, Junn, Kelly,
Klassen, Kreiner, Meyer, Michalopoulos,
Members Absent: Byrnes, Cox, Rhoten, Taulli, Vargas, Vasquez
I. CALL TO ORDER
Chair Gilbert called the meeting to order at
II. URGENT BUSINESS
It was m/s/p [Bedell/Nanjundappa] to consider the following Resolution from the Executive Committee requesting that university priorities be reordered to make tenure track hiring the highest priority as an item of Urgent Business.
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate support as its highest fiscal priorities the restitution of monies for new tenure track faculty hires and the restitution of programs for the retention of new faculty.
BACKGROUND: In recent years, many faculty searches have been postponed or canceled. Scores of courses have been eliminated from the class schedule. Assigned time for our new colleagues has been targeted for reduction. Research dollars and publication help have been reduced along with monies for travel to professional meetings. Departments need to replace recent retirees and those who have resigned. Professional meetings this summer provide excellent recruitment opportunities for the 2005-2006 AY.
Senator Pasternack asked Vice President Smith to report to the Senate how many retirements, separations, and FERPS there are so far. VP Smith reported there are 15 to 17 faculty entering FERP, 10 to 12 fully retiring, and 15 resignations. Eight tenure track searches were completed. He pointed out there are over 200 faculty on tenure track. Contributing factors to the high turnover is housing costs and workload.
It was moved by Senator Rutemiller to call the question. Motion passed unanimously to approve the Resolution.
Senator Shapiro announced that the Physics Department faculty has garnered $784,000 in new federal funding for various research grants. Patricia Cheng has four new NASA grants totaling $174,000 and a $2000 travel grant from the American Astronomical Society; Jim Feagin has a $180,000 grant from the Department of Energy; Murtadha Khakoo has a new grant of $286,000 from the National Science Foundation as well as $55,000 grant from NASA, and Mike Loverude received his first grant of $142,000 for physics education from the National Science Foundation.
Nanjundappa reminded the Senators progress is being made on the budget in
James Woodward, Chair—
noted that the committee considered a number of proposals for new programs all
of which have been forwarded to the Senate for action. The committee debated the wisdom of
proceeding with the
§ Restoration of sections should be a high priority.
§ President Gordon said that the 200 class sections have already been restored as a result of the compact signed by Chancellor Reed and the governor.
Chair Gilbert noted that in the last couple of years, the PRBC has made some extraordinary progress in putting together a comprehensive budget book that is clear and understandable. Chair Gilbert, on behalf of the Senate, thanked Mr. Woodward for the report.
IV. CHAIRS REPORT
Chair Gilbert acknowledged those Senators leaving the Senate: Boyum, Gannon, Hewitt, Rimmer, Russell, Rutemiller, Shapiro, Sutphen, Taulli, and Wong.
V. CONSENT CALENDAR
It was m/s/p to approve the Consent Calendar as amended including a minor change in Econ 415 Economics of Health to delete the word “and” and insert the word “or”.
VI. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
It was m/s [Gannon/Nanjundappa] to approve
It was m/s/p [Pasternack/Fromson] to amend line 21 on page 3 by inserting the word “as well as” before representative sample assignments and examinations and deleting “student opinion forms.”
It was moved [Sutphen] and accepted as a friendly amendment to amend #4 on line 7 by inserting “Student evaluation materials, including a sample of the student opinion forms”. After the word “and,” insert the word “all” in #7 to read “all student opinion forms.”
Motion passed to approve ASD 04-78 Second Revision
It was m/s [Gannon/Nanjundappa] to approve document
It was m/s [Schroeder/Arkenberg] to amend section “B. Working Conditions” by inserting a new number #1: “A work environment where staff and faculty are treated, and treat others, with respect and professional courtesy fosters a collegial workplace. Temporary and part-time faculty are deemed to be members of the University community and are to be accorded the same norms of professional treatment as nay other faculty member.”
It was m/s/p [Wong/Sutphen] to amend the second sentence by striking the words “are to” and insert the word should.
Motion on Schroeder amendment passed as amended.
It was m/s [Schroeder/Arkenberg] to amend # 1 on line 42 to: “2. Temporary and part-time faculty must be provided with adequate facilities consistent with the satisfactory performance of their duties, which include holding regular office hours. These facilities shall include but are not limited to adequately furnished office space, computer and telecommunications equipment as well as necessary keys, University catalog, class schedule, faculty handbook, listing in faculty directory, identification for obtaining library card and parking decal, and secretarial assistance. Part-time faculty must be listed in any online or electronic telephone directory, email directory, appropriate departmental and University websites, online schedules of classes, and additionally should be listed in any paper or hardcopy versions of the University telephone directory and schedule of classes where practical given deadlines.”
It was moved and accepted as a friendly amendment to replace the word “must” with “shall” throughout the document and add the words “to the extent possible” at the end of the second sentence after the word assistance and end of the third sentence after the word websites.
It was m/s/p [Emry/Pasternack] to propose an amendment to the amendment beginning on line six be listed in any online or electronic telephone directory and insert the word “and” and place a “period” after the words “email directory” and delete the remaining language.
Motion passed on the amendment as amended.
It was m/s [Schroeder/Arkenberg] to add amendment #2:
3. “Part-time faculty shall be granted participatory rights in departmental meetings, and voting rights at the option of the individual department. It should be emphasized that such participation is not a part of the condition of employment.”
Motion failed to add amendment #2.
It was m/s [Schroeder/Arkenberg] to add amendment #3:
“D. Continuation and Notice Termination of Employment
1. Temporary and part-time faculty appointments are made on a conditional basis and are contingent on budget, departmental class development, the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, and all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and ordinances.
2. On a preliminary basis and as soon as the next semester’s schedule is submitted to the Scheduling Office, temporary and part-time faculty are to be advised of their prospects for continuing employment in the following semester. However appointment does not become effective until the faculty appointment contract has been executed.”
Motion failed on amendment #3.
Bill Barrett, Associate Vice President for Administration
Subject: Parking Update
Mr. Barrett presented to the Senate an update on parking and transportation beginning with the fall semester.
§ Nutwood parking structure is on schedule and will come in under budget
§ Fully operational end of July and opens August 2004
§ 2,500 spaces
§ Open to permit holders paying the higher fee--$144/mo.
§ Stack-parking was cancelled after 2004 Spring recess
Marriott Hotel parking lease expires
§ F/S permits will continue to be valid after in 30 minutes visitor spaces
§ Emeriti permits not valid in structure
§ Parking office begins selling F/S permits in August 2004
Chair Gilbert, on behalf of the Senate, thanked Mr. Barrett for the parking update.
Subject: Faculty Leadership in Collegial Governance Award
President Gordon presented the Faculty Leadership in Collegial Governance Award to Senator Sandra Sutphen.
It was m/s/p [Boyum/Parker] to postpone
further consideration of
VIII. C. ASD 04-70 Certificate Proposal in Gifted Education
VIII. D. ASD 04-71 Masters in Political Science with Public Administration
VI. F. ASD 04-82 Courses Removed from Consent Calendar
It was m/s/p [Boyum/Bedell] to approve
It was m/s/p [Boyum/ Shapiro] to approve document
It was m/s [Fromson/Boyum] to approve the two
courses removed from the Consent Calendar—GEOL 555T and
It was moved and accepted as a friendly amendment for GEOL 555T to change the prerequisites to “Consent of Instructor or department advisory.”
It was m/s [Fromson/Kreiner] in
It was m/s [Bedell/Kreiner] to approve
It was m/s [Guerin/Fitch] to amend item 3 with the following language “Grading standards and criteria to include how plus and minus grades will be assigned if applicable.”
The Guerin amendment failed.
Motion passed to approve ASD 04-73 UPS 300.004 Policy on Course Outlines.
It was m/s/p [Shapiro/Bedell] to approve
The meeting adjourned at 12:00 noon.