FS101618 2.aApproved by FS 10/16/18

FACULTY SENATE MEETING MINUTES

October 2, 2018, 3:30 pm Cascade Room

OFFICERS: Tom Hergert, Mark Jaede, Jamie Heiman, Tina Sacin

IFO BOARD: Debra Leigh, Shawn Schooley

NEGOTIATOR: Tracy Ore

MAJOR COLLEGE/UNIT REPRESENTATIVES: (CLA) Jennifer Tuder, Debra Japp; (COSE) Matt Julius; (HBS) Bill Hudson; (SCEE) Tony Hansen; (SHHS) Laura Finch; (SOTA) Matt Ferrell; (SOE) Steven McCullar; (SOPA) Dick Andzenge; (SS) Cindy Gruwell

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS (CLA): (ANTH) Mark Muniz; (CMST) VACANT, David Warne, VACANT; (ENGL) John Madden, VACANT, VACANT; (GENDER & WS) Mumbi Mwangi; (FORL) Masha Mikolchak; (HIST) Rob Galler; (COMM) Dale Zacher; (PHIL) VACANT; (PSYC) Jody Illies, Leslie Valdes; (SOC) Ann Finan

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING (COSE): (BIOL) VACANT, Ryan Fink; (CHEM) Christina Cama, Nate Bruender; (MATH & STAT) Ravi Kalia, Bill Branson, Michael Ernst; (PHYS) Chris Nelson

HERBERGER BUSINESS SCHOOL (HBS): (ACCT) Amy Fredin; (FIRE) VACANT; (IS) Susantha Herath; (MGMT) VACANT; (MKTG) Rajesh Gulati, VACANT

SCHOOL OF COMPUTING, ENGINEERING & ENVIRONMENT(SCEE): (AHS) Alan Srock; (CSIT) Amos Olagunju, Andy Anda; (ECE) Timothy Vogt; (ETS) Tony Akubue; (MME) Julianna Zhao

SCHOOL OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES (SHHS): (CSD) Teri Estrem; (COUN & PSYC) Martin Guo, Trae Downing; (GERO) Rona Karasik; (Kinesiology) Giovanni Antunez; (NURS) Amy Hiller-Listerud, Roxanne Wilson; (SW) Patience Togo Malm

SCHOOL OF THE ARTS (SOTA): (ART) Julie Baugnet; (MUS) Kristian Twombly, VACANT; (TH & FS) Jeffrey Bleam

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION (SOE): (CFS) Fati Zarghami; (ELHE) Rachel Friedensen; (HURL) Semya Hakim; (SPED) Jennifer Christensen; (TDEV) Jennifer Jay, Yun Claire Park

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS (SOPA): (CJS) VACANT; (ECON) Eungmin Kang; (GEOG & PLAN) Aspa Rigopoulou-Melcher, VACANT; (POL) Shoua Yang, Linda Butenhoff

SPECIAL SERVICES (SS): (AS) Geoffrey Tabakin, Steven Anderson; (ATHL) Gretta Arvessen, VACANT; (CONT STUDIES) VACANT; (COUNS) Steve Jenkins;(UL) Robin Ewing, Jo Flanders

GUESTS: Brent Jeffers, Robbyn Wacker

 

1.) Call to order at 3:33 pm

 

2.) Act on Minutes

a.) Faculty Senate minutes of September 18, 2018 (FS100218 2.a)

Motion to approve Faculty Senate Minutes of September 18, 2018, and all actions included—(Fink/Jaede). Passed

 

b.) Executive Committee minutes of September 11, 2018 (FS100218 2.b.1-2.b.2)—filed.

c.)  UCC minutes of September 20 and 27, 2018 (FS100218 2.c.1-2.c.2)—motions below in new business.

d.) Safety Committee minutes of September 26, 2018 (FS100218 2.d)—filed.

        

3.) Treasurer’s Report (FS100218 3)

Checking

Prepaid

Total

BEGINNING CASH BALANCE

8,978.12

512.24

9,490.36

DEPOSITS:

TRANSFERS BETWEEN ACCOUNTS

 

 

0.00

LOCAL SUPPORT PAYMENTS

 

 

0.00

OTHER DEPOSITS (LIST SEPARATELY)

TOTAL DEPOSITS

0.00

0.00

0.00

EXPENSES:

OFFICE SUPPLIES

 

 

0.00

EQUIPMENT / FURNITURE

 

 

0.00

PRINTING / COPYING

 

90.15

90.15

TELEPHONE / INTERNET

 

54.42

54.42

WEBSITE

290.00

 

290.00

POSTAGE 

 

6.29

6.29

INSURANCE

 

 

0.00

MILEAGE / PARKING

 

 

0.00

SEMINARS / TRAINING

 

 

0.00

MEETING EXPENSES

1,054.41

 

1,054.41

DELEGATE ASSEMBLY

124.50

 

124.50

UNIVERSITY ACCOUNT (FOOD & PHONE)

 

 

0.00

OTHER EXPENSES (LIST SEPARATELY)

Convocation Refreshments

167.11

 

167.11

TOTAL EXPENSES

1,636.02

150.86

1,786.88

ENDING CASH BALANCE

7,342.10

361.38

7,703.48

PLUS OUTSTANDING CHECKS

 

 

0.00

ENDING BANK BALANCE

7,342.10

361.38

7,703.48

 

4.) Consent Agenda

a.) Service-Learning Advisory Committee: SHHS Rep/2021: Roxanne Wilson (NURS)

b.) Campus Academic Technology Teams (CATTs) HBS Rep/2021: Miguel Bustamante (IS); SOTA Rep/2020: Chris Jordan (TH&FS)

c.)  Search Committee for the Associate Director of Advising and Student Transitions: (one at-large): Mark Petzold (MME/SCEE)

d.) Search Committee for COSE Student Relations Director (two faculty reps: COSE and SCEE): Alan Srock (AHS/SCCE); Matt Julius (BIOL/COSE)

e.) IFO/MinnState Developmental Education Workgroups: Writing and Reading: Kirstin Bratt (AS/SS); Math: Stacy Martig (AS/SS)

f.)   Faculty Athletics Advisory Committee: CLA Rep/2019: Debra Japp (CMST)

g.) Multicultural Resources Center Advisory Board: At-large Rep/2020): Yeo (Anna) Younsook (SW/SHHS)

Motion to approve the Consent Agenda—(Fink/Zarghami). Passed

 

5.) Special Elections

a.) Election Results (EC100218 5.a) We need election feedback regarding new eballot vendor—announced.  

 

6.) Call for Additional Agenda Items—none.

 

7.) Announcements

a.) Grievance Update—Jaede gave an update.

b.) Provost and President Meeting Updates—Hergert gave an update.

 

8.) Unfinished Business

a.) Strategic Enrollment Management Steering Committee Representatives—discussed. Administration has asked for one faculty member to serve on this steering committee and FA leadership would like more to serve.

Motion that the Faculty Association request to have five faculty representatives serve on Strategic Enrollment Management Steering Committee, and at least one faculty representative to serve on each (subcommittee) working group—(Jaede/Fink). Passed

 

Motion to have Tom Hergert and Kristian Twombly continue serving on the Strategic Enrollment Management Steering Committee for two additional Faculty Senate meetings—(Twombly/Jaede). Passed

 

9.) New Business

a.) Proactive Conversations Pertaining to University Issues (standing EC item) IFO President Brent Jeffers 4-4:15 pm time certain; President Robbyn Wacker 4:15-5 pm time certain—at 3:34 pm Jeffers gave an update on the IFO lawsuit and membership after Janus. At 4:16 pm Wacker arrived and addressed faculty. There was discussion.

b.) UCC motions from September 20 and 27 minutes

·         September 20 motions. Passed

·         September 27 motions. Passed

c.)  EC recommendation from 9/25/18:
Motion to refer the Social Studies Education Response from UCC minutes of April 26, 2018, without recommendation, to Faculty Senate:

From UCC April 26, 2018 minutes:

This request was not approved. UCC would like to reaffirm the statement from the last denial about the lack of depth in this program. “Social Studies teachers are hired to teach courses in several disciplines (history, political science, economics, geography, and behavioral sciences). In the current Social Studies Teaching program, the core courses give students a broad, but shallow, education in these disciplines. Students then choose a specialization in one of the disciplines for further depth. It is the opinion of UCC that all teachers need sufficient depth in some academic area. The current proposal further generalizes an already general program and allows students to graduate without sufficient depth in any area. It does not appear to effectively serve student needs.” UCC respectfully requests that all Social Studies units and Deans work together face-to-face to resolve their differences in the Social Studies emphasis. Please reconsider diminishing the lengthy list of electives.

Motion to table until next Faculty Senate on October 16, 2018—(Finch/Sacin). Passed

 

d.) Contingent Faculty participation in 19A Professional Improvement Funds processes and system (FS100218 9.d.1-9.d.2)—Hergert explained the item.

Motion to approve the recommendation of the Contingent Faculty Professional Improvement Funds process and for the FA Faculty Research Grants and Professional Development Committees to create a new subcommittee—(Heiman/Fink). Passed   

10.)Adjournment at 5:00 pm


Submitted by Polly Chappell,
FA/IFO Union Office Operations Coordinator