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Nov 3, 1999 Minutes



Senators Present: Conroy, Early, Gillis, Gordon, Hays, Irvin,
McKinney, McGee, Peeler, Renick, Skerpan-Wheeler,
Stimmel, and Stone.

Absent: Bible

Liaisons Present:

Guests: Kathleen Peirce, English
Leticia Garza-Falcon, English
J.D. Jamieson, Criminal Justice
Paul Kens, Political Science
Alicia Pardes Scribner, Educational Administration and
Psychological Services
Antonio Candau, Modern Languages
Mike Moore, Yo-Yo

CONTENTS

ANNOUNCEMENTS (HAYS)
DEVELOPMENTAL LEAVE EVALUATION PROCESS (HAYS)
DEVELOPMENTAL LEAVE PRESENTATIONS (GUESTS)
CAD MEETING FOLLOW-UP (HAYS)
TEXAS COUNCIL OF FACULTY SENATES FOLLOW-UP (HAYS)
ITEMS FOR PAAG AGENDA (HAYS)
NEW BUSINESS
APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF 27 OCTOBER 1999

The meeting was called to order by Chair Hays at 4:00 p.m.

ANNOUNCEMENTS (HAYS)

1999-2000 Faculty Bonus data has been placed on the senate's web page.
This includes Academic Affairs staff bonus data.
Were there no bonus awards for staff in other divisions?

DEVELOPMENTAL LEAVE EVALUATION PROCESS (HAYS)

We will hear 6 presentations today, 9 17 November. Only those senators who
hear all 15 presentations will be allowed to evaluate the proposals.

DEVELOPMENTAL LEAVE PRESENTATIONS (GUESTS)

Kathleen Peirce, English, molding language to reflect the form and rhythms
of the physical environment in ancient Celtic archaeological sites.

Leticia Garza-Falcon, English, literary criticism of the literature of
Don Americo Paredes, informed by biographical data.

J.D. Jamieson, Criminal Justice, cyberdeviance and its implications for
constitutional and criminal law, law enforcement, and the criminal
justice system.

Paul Kens, Political Science, history of the Texas Supreme Court and its
members, 1884-1900.

Alicia Pardes Scribner, Educational Administration and Psychological Services,
psycho-educational assessment of learners of English as a second
language.

Antonio Candau, Modern Languages, a study of novels dealing with terrorism
in the Basque separatist movement.

CAD MEETING FOLLOW-UP (HAYS)

So far, we see no objections to the spirit of the Paragraph 12 language,
but some departments, especially in Liberal Arts, might like to modify the
evaluation process.

The senate's Paragraph 12 documents goes to the Council of Chairs next.

Gratz, of course, will likely be the final arbiter of the language.

TEXAS COUNCIL OF FACULTY SENATES FOLLOW-UP (HAYS)

SWT's senate seems to be ahead of the curve on many issues. Other senates
around the state are still grappling with issues with which the senate has
already dealt.

ITEMS FOR PAAG AGENDA (HAYS)

1. Board of Regents report

2. Aquarena

3. More raises because of record enrollment/sch levels?

4. Reallocation of university resources [funds, faculty/staff positions,
space, etc.] based on different growth trends in different
departments/colleges? [We've had a salary equity study; how about
a departmental resources equity study?]

5. M&O non-growth?

NEW BUSINESS

1. McGee. Update of his survey of Liberal Arts on possible uses of bonus
money. 25% return, so far. 45 faculty favor an across the board raise.
7 favor adding the bonus money to the merit money. 2.5 favor letting the
deans use the money for special projects initiated by faculty. 6.5 favor
returning the money to departments for use as travel funds.

2. Irvin. Replace Bill Jackson (Physics, retiring) with Eugene Curten
(Mathematics) on the Academic Standards Committee. Subject to Gene's
acceptance of the appointment. Gillis/Renick 12-0

3. Gordon. Urge all of your faculty to complete and return the faculty
survey. email seems to help.

4. Gillis. Do excellence award committees have the authority to vary the
number of faculty receiving such awards?
Hays. Yes.
Gillis. Do we like that?
Hays. Yes, sometimes there are not enough completed applications to
approve the maximum number of awards.

5. Hays. Gillis, McKinney, Stone volunteered to serve as senate representa-
tives on the Presidential Teaching Excellence Award Committee.

6. Early. Can we plan to not meet during final exam week?
Conroy. No. We won't get the research enhancement grant recommendations
until that week. And the senate _must_ approve it.
Hays. But we'll try to hold the agenda to that single issue.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF 27 OCTOBER 1999

McKinney/Renick 11-0

The meeting was adjourned at 6:12 p.m.

cheerfully submitted

grady

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