January 14, 2014
OFFICERS: Steve Hornstein, Roland Specht-Jarvis, Susan Hubbs, Joe Melcher, Tom Hergert
IFO BOARD: Jack McKenna, Mark Jaede
NEGOTIATOR: Shawn Jarvis
MAJOR COLLEGE/UNIT REPRESENTATIVES: (CLA) Lisa Splittgerber, VACANT; (COSE) Ravi Kalia; (HBS) Susantha Herath; (SCEE) Tony Hansen; (SoE) Frances Kayona; (SHHS) Chaturi Edrisinha; (SPA) David Wall; (SoA) VACANT; (SPEC) Steve Jenkins
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS: (CMST) Jeffrey Ringer, Jennifer Senchea, VACANT; (ENGL) Carol Mohrbacher, Judy Dorn, Jamie Heiman, Judy Kilborn; (ETHS & WS) Christopher Lehman; (FORL) VACANT, VACANT; (HIST) John Harvey, Maureen O’Brien; (COMM) Niaz Ahmed; (PHIL) Kate Gill; (PSYC) Jody Illies, VACANT; (SOC & ANTH) Tracy Ore, Mark Muniz
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING: (AVIA) Steve Anderson; (BIOL) Matt Julius, Mark Minger; (CHEM & PHYS) Rebecca Krystyniak, Cassidy Dobson, Todd Vaccaro; (MATH & STAT) Bill Branson, Michael Ernst, Dale Buske
HERBERGER BUSINESS SCHOOL: (ACCT) VACANT; (FIRE) Bill Hudson; (IS) vacant; (MGMT) Larry Roth; (MKTG) JoAnn Asquith, Rajesh Gulati
SCHOOL OF COMPUTING, ENGINEERING & ENVIRONMENT: (AHS) Jean Hoff; (CSCI & IT) Amos Olagunju, Jayantha Herath; (ECE) Ling Hou; (ETS) Tony Akubue; (MME) Steven Covey
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION: (CFS) Fati Zarghami; (ELHE) Michael Mills; (HURL) Tamrat Tademe; (IM) Yun Jeong Park; (SPED) Janet Salk, Kyounghee Seo; (ED) Jerry Sparby, Joanne Larson
SCHOOL OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES: (CSD) Teri Estrem; (COUN & PSYC) Trae Downing, Tina Sacin; (GERO) Rona Karasik; (Kinesiology) Giovanni Antunez, Laura Finch; (NURS) Patricia Bresser, VACANT; (SW) Deola Brumbaugh-Johnson
SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS: (CJ) Dick Andzenge; (ECON) Monica Garcia-Perez, Eungmin Kang; (GEOG & PLAN) Eric Fuller, Aspasia Rigopoulou-Melcher; (POL) Shoua Yang
SCHOOL OF THE ARTS: (ART) Julie Baugnet, Kathryn Gainey; (MUS) vacant, Matt Ferrell; (TH & FS) Ilya Simakov
SPECIAL SERVICES: (LRS) Melissa Prescott, Olivia Olivares; (ALC) Stephanie Houdek; (COUNS) JoAnn Gasparino; (ATHL) VACANT
1) Call to order at 3:20 pm
2) Approval of Minutes
a.) Faculty Senate Minutes of December 3, 2013 (FS011414 2.a)
Motion to approve FS minutes of December 3, 2013, and all actions included—(Wall/seconded). Passed
b.) Executive Committee Minutes of November 22, 2013—filed; and December 10, 2013 (FS011414 2.b)
Motion to approve EC minutes of December 10, 2013, and all actions included—(Hergert/Wall). Passed
c.) CETL Advisory Committee Minutes of October 28, 2013; and November 25, 2013 (FS011414 2.c.1-2.c.2)—filed.
d.) FA GLBTA Issues Committee Minutes of December 6, 2013 (FS011414 2.d)—filed.
e.) SCSU Safety Committee Minutes of November 27, 2013 (FS011414 2.e)—filed.
f.) University Curriculum Committee (UCC) Minutes of December 5, 2013; and December 12, 2013 (FS011414 2.f.1-2.f.2)—there was discussion about STAT 242 and STAT 542.
Motion to approve UCC minutes of December 5, 2013, and all actions included except STAT 242 and STAT 542 separated out below—(Wall/Hergert). Passed
Motion to separate out STAT 242 and STAT 542 from the main motion—(J. Herath). Passed without objection
Motion to recognize Dien Phan—(Hergert/Buske). Passed
Motion to recognize Mark Schmidt—(Hergert/Wall). Passed
Motion to approve STAT 242 and STAT 542. Failed: In favor: 18; Opposed: 20; Abstentions: 7
Motion to approve UCC minutes of December 12, 2013, and all actions included—(Melcher/Hergert). Passed
3) Treasurer’s Report
a.) No report today.
4) Consent Agenda
a.) Search Committee for Dean of COSE (8 positions):
Tony Akubue (ETS)
Dale Buske (MATH&STAT)
Steve Covey (MME)
Tony Hansen (AHS)
Amos Olagunju (CSCI)
Nathan Winter (CHEM&PHYS)
Yi Zheng (ECE)
b.) Search Committee for Faculty Director of Advising (4 positions):
Stephanie Houdek (ALSC)
Robert Weisman (AHS)
c.) Institutional Animal Care and Use (1 position):
Michael Pickle (SPED)
d.) SPC results:
Judy Kilborn 15 votes
Tracy Ore 8 votes
John Harvey 4 votes
Lisa Heinrich 2 votes
Jeff Johnson 6 votes
Sonia Goerdt 3 votes
Alexander Polacco 1 vote
Mark Petzold 13 votes
Anthony Akubue 11 votes
Laura Finch 1 vote
Kristian Twombly 1 vote
Kathy Johnson 1 vote
Ramon Serrano 1 vote (write in) (withdrawn)
Dick Andzenge 3 votes
Linda Butenhoff 1 vote
Jennifer Quinlan 12 votes
Steve Anderson 2 votes
e.) International Advisory Committee (from 9.a below): FA International Studies Committee appointed.
Motion to approve Consent Agenda—(Olivares/Wall). Passed
5) Special Elections
6) Call for New Agenda Items
a.) Grievance Update—Update given.
b.) Negotiations—Hornstein and Specht-Jarvis gave a report for Jarvis. MnSCU cancelled the January negotiations meeting.
c.) Strategic Planning Elections Results (listed under Consent Agenda above)—there was discussion.
Motion to recognize Balsy Kasi—(Wall/S. Herath). Passed
Motion to move the elected SPC members forward—(Ore/Melcher). Amended
Motion to amend that the Faculty Senate recognizes the duly elected members of SPC to move forward—(Jaede/Ore). Passed
d.) Curriculum Process Update—nothing to report today. This is happening in Strategic Planning.
e.) Delegate Assembly—Hornstein announced that we need volunteers to attend Delegate Assembly. There was brief discussion.
8) Unfinished Business
a.) Use of paper ballots in Faculty Senate (Finch)—to be removed from agenda.
b.) HLC Proposal (FS120313 9.b)—discussed.
Motion to suggest that the FA President bring to Administration that the word “from” be replaced with “representing” throughout proposal document for HLC—(Hergert/Gasparino). Passed
9) New Business
a.) International Advisory Committee—Hornstein gave an update. Results listed above under Consent Agenda.
Motion to appoint the International Studies Committee to the International Advisory Committee—(Hergert/Jaede). Passed
b.) Constitutional changes (FS011414 9b.1-9.b.2)—Hornstein and Jaede explained the changes. There was discussion.
Motion to amend the term of the FA President and VP to be two years. During their terms the President and VP serve as IFO Board members. Both terms will be no longer than 4 years and both shall wait 4 years to run again—(Roth/Melcher). Withdrawn
Motion that any proposed amendments regarding the FA President and VP/President-elect terms be presented in the appropriate format for a first reading at the next Faculty Senate—(Ore/Olivares). Passed
Motion that the two proposals made today should be considered first readings and alternate proposals brought forward will be considered first readings at that time—(Hergert/seconded). Failed
c.) Grants Timelines (FS011414 9.c)—not discussed.
d.) Shared Governance Document (FS011414 9.d)—not discussed.
e.) What Come to Meet and Confer (FS011414 9.e)—not discussed.
10) Adjournment at 5:17 pm
Submitted by Polly Chappell, Faculty Association Administrative Assistant