FS020519 2.aApproved by FS 2/5/19


January 22, 2019, 3:30 pm Cascade Room

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

IFO BOARD: Debra Leigh, Shawn Schooley


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) Roger Rudolph; (PHIL) VACANT; (PSYC) Joe Melcher, 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


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) Vacant, Steven Anderson; (ATHL) Gretta Arvessen, VACANT; (CONT STUDIES) VACANT; (COUNS) Steve Jenkins;(UL) Robin Ewing, Jo Flanders

GUEST: Robbyn Wacker


1.) Call to order at 3:34 pm


2.) Act on Minutes

a.) Faculty Senate minutes of December 4, 2018 (FS012219 2.a)

Motion to approve Faculty Senate minutes of December 6, 2018, and all actions included—(Zarghami/Jaede). Passed


b.) Executive Committee minutes of November 27, 2018 (FS012219 2.b)—filed.

c.)  UCC minutes of December 13, 2018 and January 17, 2019 (FS012219 2.c.1-2.c.2)—filed.


3.) Treasurer’s Report—no report. The IFO has allocated $5,000 for Organizing and we are sending four faculty to train on January 31, 2019: Jennifer Tuder, Jamie Heiman, Ajay Panicker, and Jill Zasadny. Ajay Panicker is the new EC member for the Faculty of Color Caucus Rep and Jill Zasadny is the new EC member for the Contingent Faculty Rep.


4.) Consent Agenda

a.) Academic Calendar Committee (2020): Jo Flanders (UL/SS)

I am volunteering to serve on the Academic Calendar Committee.  I have served several terms on this committee before; therefore, have a working knowledge what the committee does and its work on the academic calendar and the expectations for this committee. Thanks


Motion to approve Consent Agenda—(Melcher/seconded). Passed


5.) Special Elections

a.) Spring Election Schedule (FS012219 5.a) and announcement of FA Officer Vacancies—announced. Jaede and Hergert announced that Hergert cannot run again, and Jaede does not plan on running again. Both encouraged faculty to consider volunteering.

·         FA President (2019-2021/two-year term)

·         FA Vice-President (2019-2021/two-year term)

·         IFO Board Member (2019-2021/two-year term)


6.) Call for Additional Agenda Items—none.


7.) Announcements

a.) Grievance Update—no report.

b.) Provost and President Meeting Updates—Hergert met with the President last week and the Provost today. In the conversation with the President they worked on a standardized schedule for news to get out with predictable frequency. Open forums with the President will be at the beginning of the semester. Hergert and Jaede spoke with the Provost about dean evaluations and the value of evaluations. There was discussion.

c.)  Negotiations Update—Ore gave an update. The team is meeting in January and February. They are working on the delegate assembly resolutions. No meeting with the other side is scheduled yet.


8.) Unfinished Business

a.) Spring Evaluation of Deans under previous process update—discussed under Provost Update above.


9.) New Business

a.) Proactive Conversations Pertaining to University Issues (standing EC item) President Wacker time certain 4:15-5 pm—Robbyn Wacker arrived and spoke with Faculty Senate. Wacker went through her presentation and there was a question and answer session.

b.) Academic Affairs Work Plan: https://www.stcloudstate.edu/provost/academic-affairs/default.aspx This is only a draft.

10.)Adjournment at 5:00 pm

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