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Oct 11, 1995 Minutes


Present: Bible, Deduck-Evans, Ford, Glassman, Horne, Hunter, Lyman,
Middlebrook, Pascoe, Sawey, Swinney, Weller, and Winek. Absent:
Caverly and Stedman.

Guests: Dean Rumaldo Juarez (Health Professions), Profs. Karen Brown
(Social Work) and Joy Boone (Health Adm.); Margaret Vaverek (Library
liaison); Sandra Akridge.

CONTENTS:

44 REORGANIZATION IN HEALTH PROFESSIONS (Guest: Dean
Juarez)
38 RESEARCH COMMITTEE
a. REVISION OF STANDING RULE
b. PLANNING FOR THE FY97 CYCLE
50 ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED FACULTY (Dunn Letter)
51 LIAISON TO LIBRARY
52 EXPERTISE SURVEY
24 FACULTY GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE (Determination of Chair)
07 MEETING WITH SENATE LIAISONS & COMMITTEE CHAIRS
14 PLANNING THE PAAG AGENDA FOR OCTOBER 18
46 CULTURAL PLURALISM (Handout via CAD)
53 OUTSIDE EMPLOYMENT (Handout via CAD)
02 SENATE MINUTES OF 10/4/95
NEW ITEMS

The meeting was called to order at 4:00, Chair Swinney presiding.

44 REORGANIZATION IN HEALTH PROFESSIONS (Guest:
Dean Juarez)

Dean Juarez explained the background for the needed changes in
organization of the School, i.e. rapid growth of many programs in students
and FTE (1,400 majors and 64.25 FTE), changes in the fields,
requirements of accrediting bodies, new graduate programs, etc. The major
changes are:

(1) Divide Health Administration (516 majors and 55 minors) into two
departments, Health Adm. (grad and undergrad) and Health Services and
Research (three smaller programs with faculty who cross-teach in two
master's and one undergrad degree areas). This creates one new chair
whose increase in salary will be $4,672-6,600 depending on which in-
house candidate is selected.


(2) Divide the Department of Allied Health Sciences into four
departments and two programs (Depts. of Communication Disorders,
Physical Therapy, Respiratory Care, Social Work--three have master's
degrees--and Programs in Health Information Mgt. and Medical
Technology). The two programs are smaller with 3 and 4 FTE, while
departments have about 6 to 10 FTE, fluctuating by semester).

Discussion followed regarding the fact that former directors were now
being paid chair salaries on 12 month contracts as of this summer ($29,488
added to new chairs under the Strategic Plan Initiatives). Secretaries are
already in place (some clinical programs recoup this cost out of fees).
The unwieldy nature of the large Health Adm. was discussed,
i.e. need to divide into two depts. Also the need for so many autonomous
depts. and programs from the former Allied Health was considered. It was
pointed out that directors of large programs were doing the same thing that
chairs do, without the pay. The reason for the relatively low cost for five
new chairs was explained by the fact that current chairs already had long
tenure and higher salaries. Requirements for autonomy and departmental
status by outside accrediting agencies were commented upon.

The proposal was RTA'd for next week (10 ayes, 2 nays). It will be
on the 10/12/95 agenda of the University Council. The proposal must be
presented to the Board in November, so time grows short for consideration.


38 RESEARCH COMMITTEE
a. REVISION OF STANDING RULE
b. PLANNING FOR THE FY97 CYCLE

RTA'd.

50 ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED FACULTY (Dunn Letter)

RTA'd.

51 LIAISON TO LIBRARY

In the Senate Subcommittee's report Spring 1995 it was suggested that
(1) the professional librarians be placed in the pool of nominees for
committees and (2) that a Senator be appointed annually to work with the
Library liaison and personnel.

(1) The Senate moved to include professional librarians in the pool of
those who would be invited to serve on the various Senate committees
according to their interest and expertise. The motion by Senators Sawey
and Pascoe passed. Committee service is both exasperating
and enlightening. The Senate commends the librarians for expressing their
will to serve in the questionnaire to which they responded last January.

(2) The Senate designated Prof. Ford to serve in liaison capacity with
the Library for this year.

It was also noted that the Library is now becoming involved in the
TQM training available to departments across the campus.


52 EXPERTISE SURVEY

About four years ago under the direction of then-Chair of the Senate
Susan Day, a questionnaire was distributed to faculty asking in which of 82
areas of expertise they would proffer their services. While a high
percentage returned their service volunteer questionnaire (which we
are still using on occasion), the University has numerous new faculty.
Prof. Glassman moved and Middlebrook seconded that we get a fresh look
by asking again. The motion passed.


24 FACULTY GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE (Determination of
Chair)

The Senate determined that Prof. Chris Jorgenson is the senior faculty
member of that committee and thereby is the chair.


07 MEETING WITH SENATE LIAISONS & COMMITTEE
CHAIRS

The social meeting with the Liaisons and Committee Chairs will be
November 1, 1995, 4:00 to 5:00 or so, 11th floor, JCK. These persons
will be introduced and meet each other and the Senate. Please bring your
ideas on issues you feel need to be addressed by faculty governance.


14 PLANNING THE PAAG AGENDA FOR OCTOBER 18

The following items were requested to be put on the PAAG agenda
next Wednesday. [PAAG is the monthly meeting of the Senate with Pres.
Supple and VPAA Gratz and is open to all interested parties, as are all
Senate meetings, unless an item discusses personnel by name.] We are
requesting the following on the agenda:

(1) The Senate's recommendations on faculty salaries, i.e., an
additional performance raise for FY96 and initiation of a salary study;

(2) The Student Fee Plan;

(3) Honors program funding in the future, i.e. after this year where
will funds come from to buy out Honors faculty from various departments;

(4) Strategic Plan Initiatives and how they have been (will be)
funded. [See above discussion on Health Professions chair salaries before
reorganization went through regular channels.];

(5) What is the situation with the Alkek funding for the Library.


46 CULTURAL PLURALISM (Handout via CAD)

A copy of the multicultural proposal currently under consideration by
the General Studies Council was distributed via E-mail for information.

53 OUTSIDE EMPLOYMENT (Handout via CAD)

A policy statement from Sam Houston State was distributed regarding
outside employment for faculty.

02 SENATE MINUTES OF 10/4/95

The minutes were approved.

NEW ITEMS

A memo is being sent to Exec-VP Abbott regarding hiring more
student ticketers to patrol the parking lots for offenders.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:58 p.m.
Ramona Ford
Secretary