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Jan 18, 2006 Minutes

Approved Faculty Senate Minutes 01/18/06

Members present:

Chair Stone, Senators Brennan, Conroy, Davidson, Hazlewood, Hindson, Homeyer, James, McKinney, Montondon, Rao, Shah, Sorenson, Warms, Winek

Guests: AVPEM Michael Heintze

Meeting called to order at 4:00.

 

Senate Replacement: Due to Senator McCall’s appointment to an administrative advising position, Dr. Kathleen Fite was suggested as a replacement. Dr. Fite was approved as a replacement after the Senate rules were suspended.

 

UPPS/PPS Revisions: Chair Stone mentioned a number of revisions to current UPPS’s and PPS’s.  Changes noted were in PPS4.09, which shortens the automatic W drop date to 14 days in the long term and 5 days in the summer in PPS7.19 which still contains the language referring to Research Professor over the Senate’s earlier objection.

 

PAAG Dates: Chair Stone indicated that the dates Feb 1st, March 8th, April 5th and April 26th had been suggested for PAAG joint meetings with the President, Provost and the Senate.  There was no objection.

 

Meeting with the Provost: The Provost has requested a meeting with the Senate Feb 22nd. Again, there was no objection.

 

Univ. Curr. Comm.: Dr. Patrice Werner has been appointed Chair of C and I and must be replaced on the University Curriculum Committee.  A replacement from the College of Education will be appointed next week.

 

Regents’ Rules: Now is the time to suggest changes to the Texas State University System’s Regents’ Rules.  If anyone is interested in suggesting changes, they should do it now.

 

Senate Standing Rules: The draft revisions to the Senate’s Standing Rules will be considered next week.  Also, senators should be thinking of a reasonable date for the Senate meet with senate liaisons.

 

Chair Evaluations: This year, chair evaluations will come from the Provost’s Office.  Deans can add additional topics to the evaluation and it will be distributed electronically to all full time faculty.

It was suggested that the ballot be opened to include all voting faculty.  The Senate will continue to do its own survey for deans and other administrators. 

 

Texas Council of Faculty Senates: Senators should be thinking of whom they would like to send to the Texas Council of Faculty Senates meeting.  It will be decided next week.

 

Integrated Marketing Plan: The Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management gave a lengthy presentation of his 2006-2010 marketing plan for the University. The plan appears to adopt a new university logo, which caused some consternation from some Senators.  AVPEM Heintze would provide little insight with regard to why he was making his presentation to the Senate and was also vague with regard to the stage of development his marketing plan is in at this point.  When asked if his plan was a done-deal, he didn’t answer.  While at least one Senator liked his plan and some voiced serious concerns with it, the overall reaction is that the AVPEM did not make a good impression on the Senate.