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Sept 22, 1999 Minutes


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

Absent: None

Liaisons Present: None

Guests: Carolyn Conn, Assistant VP of Finance and Support Services
Robert Moerke, Purchaser, Purchasing
Michael Moore, Coming Home

CONTENTS

VPIT CANDIDATE MEETINGS (HAYS)
INTRODUCING THE P-CARD (MOERKE)
PARAGRAPH 12 LANGUAGE (RENICK)
HONORARY DOCTORAL DEGREE COMMITTEE (HAYS)
JOINT MEETING WITH CAD AND CHAIRS (HAYS)
COUNCIL OF TEXAS FACULTY SENATES (HAYS)
SHSU POST TENURE REVIEW STUDY COMMITTEE (HAYS)
MARIEL MUIR MENTORING AWARD COMMITTEE (HAYS)
MACEBEARERS FOR DECEMBER GRADUATION (HAYS)
FACULTY SENATE COMMITTEE STRUCTURE (IRVIN)
NEW BUSINESS
FACULTY SURVEY COMMITTEE (GORDON)
MINUTES (EARLY)

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

VPIT CANDIDATE MEETINGS (HAYS)

Hays urged senators to attend VPIT candidate interviews on 9/28, 9/30,
10/5, and 10/7 at 8:00 a.m. in JCK; the first 3 in the Reed Parr Room,
the 4th in Rm. 460.

INTRODUCING THE P-CARD (MOERKE)

In a presentation, Moerke touted the benefits of the P-Card,
a MasterCard system which allows account managers to make small (less than
$1,000.00) purchases via credit card rather than the cumbersome purchase
order system. Conn noted that 82% of purchase orders covered a mere 15%
of monies expended via the purchase order system. Thus, the P-Card should
result in a substantial reduction in paperwork, both by account managers
and by purchasing, as more and more account managers switch to the P-Card
for small purchases.

The card is issued by the Bank of America. There are no charges to SWT by
Bank of America, nor is there any rebate to SWT from Bank of America.

Moerke admitted that changing from a paper to an electronic purchase order
system is "being looked at," but declined to offer a projected implementation
date.

PARAGRAPH 12 LANGUAGE (RENICK)

Renick presented an interim report from the senate's Grievance Subcommittee.
Their charge was to make recommendations to improve the current grievance
process associated with the merit system.

1. Merit awards are announced before grievants have had a chance to
wend their way through the grievance process.

2. Perceived inequities and secrecy in the merit process hamper grievants
seeking resolution of their concerns.

3. The Grievance Committee, claiming ignorance of disciplinary norms,
sometimes declines to make a decision either for or against a particular
grievant, thus frustrating the resolution of a grievant's concerns.

Renick presented draft recommendations that will guide the Grievance
Subcommittee as they devise language to replace Paragraph 12 of PPS 7.10.

Various senators suggested several small modifications in the language of
the draft recommendations. The suggested language will be presented to the
senate on 29 September 1999.

RTA to 29 September 1999.

HONORARY DOCTORAL DEGREE COMMITTEE (HAYS)

Jo Webber and Erik Nielsen will be asked to serve on this committee.

JOINT MEETING WITH CAD AND CHAIRS (HAYS)

CAD meetings are normally closed. The senate's joint meeting with CAD
will not be closed. We expect some chairs to be in attendance as well.

COUNCIL OF TEXAS FACULTY SENATES (HAYS)

Hays will attend and invites another senator to volunteer to accompany her.

SHSU POST TENURE REVIEW STUDY COMMITTEE (HAYS)

Some of these committee members have requested the opportunity to interview
SWT faculty about their experiences with post-tenure review. The senate
has no objection.

MARIEL MUIR MENTORING AWARD COMMITTEE (HAYS)

The senate will ask Bob Northcutt and Joni Charles to serve on this committee.

MACEBEARERS FOR DECEMBER GRADUATION (HAYS)

Stimmel graduate commencement
Stone morning commencement
Hays afternoon commencement

FACULTY SENATE COMMITTEE STRUCTURE (IRVIN)

The Senate is concerned that some of its committees have been dormant for some
time and that in some instances there appears to be duplication of effort. To
make the system more efficient, it was moved that the following changes be made
effective September 1, 2000: the Academic Policy Oversight Committee and the
Tenure, Promotion and Compensation Committees will be dissolved and their
charges will be transferred to the Academic Governance Committee; and the
University Club and Facilities and Environment Committees be consolidated.
Pursuant to the Senate rule prohibiting final action on substantive motions
until the following week, and to give Senators time to discuss the feasibility
of these changes with the affected committee chairs, the motion will RTA next
week.

RTA to 29 September 1999.

NEW BUSINESS
FACULTY SURVEY COMMITTEE (GORDON)

Gordon distributed an interim report of the Faculty
Survey Committee. He invited email comments to him
at sg07.

MINUTES (EARLY)

Motion to approve: Irvin/Bible 12-0.

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

cheerfully submitted

grady

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