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Faculty Senate Minutes from April 27, 2004

MINUTES OF THE JOINT MEETING OF THE
FACULTY SENATE AND UNIVERSITY ASSEMBLY
OF THE
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ST. LOUIS
April 27, 2004
Century Room B
Millennium Student Cente
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The final regularly scheduled meeting of the 2003-04 Faculty Senate/University Assembly was called to order at 2:05 p.m. by Chair Van Reidhead.  

Minutes from the March 16, 2004 , meeting of the Faculty Senate and minutes from theFebruary 17, 2004 , meeting of the University Assembly were approved as submitted.   

Chair Reidhead introduced Dr. James Breaugh, who presented the following resolution in honor of Dr. Gary Burger, a long-time Senate member, who is retiring from the University: 

            WHEREAS, Gary Burger has, through his service on the Senate Budget and Planning Committee, the Senate Steering Committee, and the Senate Assessment Committee, demonstrated leadership, wisdom, and gentility;  

            WHEREAS, Gary Burger has demonstrated these same traits with great patience while serving as Chair of the Psychology Department for 20 years;  

            WHEREAS, through Gary Burger’s efforts the Ph.D. program in Industrial and Organizational Psychology was established and has flourished;  

            WHEREAS, in so many ways overlooked or unknown, Gary Burger has contributed to this campus, his profession, his family, and his friends;  

            BE IT RESOLVED that the Senate of the University of >Missouri-St. Louis recognizesand thanks Gary Burger for his outstanding contributions to the campus. 

  Approval of the motion was moved by Dr. Lawrence Barton and seconded by Dr. Joseph Martinich.  It was adopted unanimously and applauded heartily by the membership. 

  REPORT FROM THE INTERCAMPUS FACULTY COUNCIL – Dr. R. Rocco Cottone

  Dr. Cottone distributed the Intercampus Faculty Council minutes from March and a brief report from the April 14 meeting.  Copies of these items are appended hereto. 

    REPORT FROM THE COMMITTEE ON CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION – Dr. Peter Stevens

  All action items were approved without dissent. Attention was drawn to housekeeping changes effected by the Committee and course additions, eliminations, and other changes. Dr. Stevens clarified for the membership of the Faculty Senate and University Assembly that Mathematics 1020 and Mathematics 1030, having received approval, will officially go into effect on January 1, 2005 . 

  Chair Reidhead thanked Dr. Stevens for his hard work and acknowledged the invaluable assistance of Ms. Marcia Blackburn, who has served as secretary to C&I since November.

  REPORT FROM THE COMMITTEE ON BYLAWS AND RULES – Dr. Timothy Farmer

  The attached proposals were approved without dissent. 

  Chair Reidhead expressed gratitude to Dr. Farmer and his committee for their efforts over the entire academic year.  

  REPORT FROM THE BUDGET AND PLANNING COMMITTEE – Dr. E. Terrence Jones

  (see attached)

  Dr. Jones thanked Chancellor George for the major role the Committee has played in the development of the Action Plan for the next five years, budgetary recommendations for the coming year, and review of the financial situation of the Performing Arts Center.  Senate and Assembly members were reminded that the Action Plan, in its entirety, is on the web. 

  REPORT FROM THE PHYSICAL FACILITIES, SPACE, AND GENERAL SERVICES COMMITTEE – Dr. Julius Johnson

  (see attached)

  It was moved by Dr. Jeanne Morgan Zarucchi that a signature block be inserted to accommodate a sign-off by the individual responsible for any part of the space proposal. Her motion was seconded and approved.  It was clarified that decisions pertaining to departments belong to colleges and that signatures indicate an acknowledgement of notification—not approval for the request.  If someone refuses to sign, it creates more work for the Committee, but the work will go on.  The document, as amended, was endorsed by the Assembly with some dissent. 

  REPORT FROM THE AD HOC COMMITTEE ON SUMMER OPERATIONS – Dr. Paul Speck

  (see attached)

  There were questions and comments offered intermittently throughout the reading of the report.

  REPORT FROM THE CHANCELLOR – Chancellor Thomas George

  The Chancellor remarked that he enjoyed working with Chair Reidhead and is looking forward to working with Chair-Elect Speck. 

  Chancellor George updated Senate/Assembly members on the status of several ongoingsearches, including the Provost search and searches for deans of Business Administration and Nursing.  He reported that we have created a School of Social Welfare< , which reports to the Dean of Arts and Sciences, but has some autonomy.  The Academic Advisory Committee was asked to consider the fate of the Evening College and has forwarded its recommendation to the Administration. 

  In closing, the Chancellor praised all who contributed to the development of the ActionPlan. 

  It was decided to forgo reports from the Student Government President and from the

Senate/Assembly Chair.  Dr. Reidhead thanked the entire membership for assisting him over the two years which comprised his service as Chairman.  He then called to the podium Dr. Fred Willman, Senate/Assembly Secretary, who offered the following resolution:

              WHEREAS, Van A. Reidhead has, in his leadership of the University of Missouri-St. Louis Senate and Assembly, demonstrated integrity and commitment to the campus and to the campus’s institutions;  

            WHEREAS, Van A. Reidhead has diligently worked to restore faculty, staff, and student input into the campus governance process;

              WHEREAS, Van A. Reidhead has reached out to various constituencies to guarantee that their voices are heard;

              WHEREAS, Van A. Reidhead has made the resources of the Senate and Assembly, including the Steering Committee available to the Chancellor in an advisory capacity;

              BE IT RESOLVED that Van A. Reidhead be recognized and honored for his leadership as the Chair of the University Senate and Assembly for the years 2002-2004.

  The resolution was adopted unanimously with hearty applause. 

  Completing the business at hand, the meeting adjourned.

                                                              Respectfully submitted,

 

                                                            Fred Willman
                                                            Secretary

 

(minutes written by Ms. Joan M. Arban, Executive
Assistant to the Senate/Assembly Chairperson)