FS031919 2.aApproved by FS 3/19/19


February 26, 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) Jason Eden; (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

GUESTS: Dan Gregory, La Vonne Cornell-Swanson


1.)  Call to order at 3:34 pm


2.)  Act on Minutes

a.)  Faculty Senate minutes of February 5, 2019 (FS022619 2.a)

Motion to approve Faculty Senate minutes of February 5, 2019, and all actions included—(Srock/seconded). Passed


b.)  Executive Committee minutes of January 15, 2019 (FS022619 2.b)—filed.

c.)  UCC minutes of February 7 and 14, 2019 (FS022619 2.c.1-2.c.2) Motions below 2/14

d.)  Faculty Research Grants Committee minutes of February 22, 2019, and document (2.d.1-2.d.2) Motions below


3.)  Treasurer’s Report—no report.


4.)  Consent Agenda

a.)  FA Officer Nominations and Spring Election Ballot (FS022619 4.a)
**Candidate Forum April 2, 2019 in Cascade Room, right before Faculty Senate**
Election Dates: April 8 – April 15, 2019

a.)  FA President: Frances Kayona (SOE); Mumbi Mwangi (CLA)

b.)  FA Vice President: Jamie Heiman (CLA); Debra Leigh (SOTA)

c.)  IFO Board: Ajay Panicker (CLA); Jennifer Tuder (CLA)

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


5.)  Special Elections—none.


6.)  Call for Additional Agenda Items—none.


7.)  Announcements

a.)  Grievance Update—brief report given.

b.)  Provost and President Meeting Updates—met with the Provost yesterday afternoon and discussed plans for Academic Affairs and CETL Reorganization and reminded them to have a faculty voice in that, and curriculum process changes.

c.)  Negotiations Update—Ore gave a brief update. They met last week and meet again March 14. The first meeting with other side will be in April.

d.)  Professional Development Funds for Adjuncts Update—our campus has $12,000 funding. Hergert is working with adjunct and committee chairs to craft a process. The funds will roll over to next year.


8.)  Unfinished Business

a.)  Spring Evaluation of Deans under previous process update—reminder this went out. Please respond and encourage your colleagues in your department to respond.


9.)  New Business

a.)  Proactive Conversations Pertaining to University Issues (standing EC item) Provost Dan Gregory and Association Provost La Vonne Cornell-Swanson Time Certain 3:40–4:10 pm—the guests arrived at 3:40 pm and Gregory addressed Faculty Senate and there was a question and answer session.

b.)  UCC motions from February 14, 2019 minutes. Passed

c.)  Faculty Research Grants Committee motions from February 22, 2019 minutes, without motion 2 included. Passed

Motion to separate motion 2 from minutes and postpone until after the next item on the agenda—(Jaede/Kalia). Passed

d.)  Grant Appeal to Faculty Research Grants Committee (Andzenge)—there was discussion. Andzenge explained what happened.

Motion to instruct the Faculty Research Grants Committee to evaluate the proposal on merit—(Kalia/Andzenge). Failed

Motion to end debate—(Finch/Ore). Passed

e.)  Items for Chairs’ Meeting on 2/28/19—discussed.

10.)Adjournment at 4:50 pm

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