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Oct 18, 1995 Minutes (PAAG)


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

Guests: Pres. Jerome Supple; VPAA Robert Gratz; Assoc.VPAA Patrick
Cassidy; Dean Rumaldo Juarez (Health Professions), Profs. Karen Brown
(Chair, Social Work), Ruth Welborn (Health Professions), Barbara Sanders
(Physical Therapy), and Charles Johnson and Wayne Sorensen (Health
Adm.); Margaret Vaverek (Library liaison); Mark Bruce (ASG); Adolph
Trudeau (Student); J. Stewart Driscoll (SM Daily Record); Sandra Akridge
and Mike Moore.

CONTENTS:

14 PAAG
(1) THE SENATE'S FACULTY SALARY
RECOMMENDATIONS
(a) ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE RAISE FOR FY96
(b) SALARY STUDY
(2) STUDENT FEE PLAN(S)
(3) HONORS FUNDING
(4) STRATEGIC PLAN AND FUNDING
(5) ALKEK MONEY
(6) OUTSIDE EMPLOYMENT
(7) QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
44 REORGANIZATION IN HEALTH PROFESSIONS (Guest:
Dean Juarez)
02 SENATE MINUTES OF 10/11/95
NEW ITEMS

The meeting was called to order at 4:05, Chair Swinney presiding.

14 PAAG minutes will be circulated in a week or so.

44 REORGANIZATION IN HEALTH PROFESSIONS (Guest:
Dean Juarez)

At last week's meeting, Dean Juarez put forth the reorganization plan.
A few questions arose at that time which were answered at this week's
meeting.

(1) What will the senior faculties be in the smaller departments
created by this reorganization. The projected departments will have from 3
to 7 senior faculty (the two smaller programs will have 1 to 3 senior
faculty). The argument was made that such things as evaluation of faculty
for tenure and promotion will not be a problem, as they borrow senior
faculty from other divisions when needed. Dr. Gratz noted that this is not
without precedent and named several departments in other Schools that
started with a few senior faculty and went on to grow as independent
bodies. All of the projected departments in Health Professions are expected
to grow, and one of the two remaining programs is expected to grow to
departmental status in the future.

(2) The question about program directors/chairs already having their
salaries increased to chair levels last summer was raised. VPAA Gratz
volunteered that he did this on his own because it seemed inequitable that
program directors (some with master's degree programs) were underpaid.
This increase put directors in the $66,000-$73,000 range. Raises were a
total of $29,449 out of the Merit/Bonus pool. The addition of one new
chair in Health Administration in the new proposal would add another
$4,692 or so. While the equity argument sounds good, Profs. Deduck-
Evans and Lyman pointed out that down the line we are going to have to
address the issue of program directors in other departments who are doing
the same thing as chairs. Also, it was noted that according to the Senate's
salary survey, faculty believe that there are lots of other equity issues
that need to be addressed.

Dean Juarez pointed out that the School of Health Professions was
generating $484,000 over costs currently. It was also mentioned that the
School of Health Professions generates many more dollars from the State
per SCH. because of their funding formula for technical and medical areas.
In addition, the new master's degree programs will bring more State
funding, according to formula. Graduate programs are growing areas,
especially in Social Work. It was also pointed out that in the School of
Health Professions the actual number of adjunct teachers was quite large.
This is the reason the senior faculty looks small while the number of
teachers and students are large. Many faculty are practitioners who teach
part time.

The issue of combining programs was brought up, i.e. to lessen
administrative costs. This was not looked upon favorably by School of
Health Professions persons in attendance. Apparently this is not a good
idea because of their separate disciplines and also because of
accreditation from outside agencies which require independent budgets and
decision making.

The Senate endorsed the reorganization plan (7 yeas, 4 nays, 1
abstention). A motion to have the School give back $34,000 for the next
year was defeated 2 to 10.

02 SENATE MINUTES OF 10/11/95

Minutes approved with wording corrected by Dean Juarez.

NEW ITEMS

None.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:03 p.m.
Ramona Ford
Secretary