Minutes of Senate Steering Committee
May 11, 2017, 3:30-5:00
Samford 206

Present: James Goldstein (Chair), Xing Ping Hu (Secretary), Dan Svyantek (Chair-Elect), Donald Mulvaney (Secretary-Elect), Emmett Winn (Associate Vice-Provost), Lisa Kensler, Emily Myers, Barbara Brumbaugh, Todd Steury.  Emmett substituted for Timothy Boosinger (Provost)

Absence: Larry Teeter (Immediate-Past Chair), Lucretia Tripp, Jared Russell, Michael Baginski (2017 Chair-Elect)

The minutes from April 13, 2017 were approved with no modification.

Dr. Goldstein, Senate Chair, made a few announcements concerning Senate responsibilities.
Dr. Goldstein, on behalf of FHRC, discussed the simple language changes in Faculty Handbook for tenure calendar, which will be presented for approval at the coming Senate meeting.

Lisa Kensler, Chair ASC, presented the proposal from Academic Standards Committee on timely feedback, which will be sent to FHRC for consideration.

The next was a presentation by Barbara Brumbaugh, Chair NTTFC, on the proposal from Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Committee on emeritus status.

Todd Steury, Chair of TEC, presented the revision of Student Evaluation of Teaching. There was a discussion on the proposed questions.

The last item was approval of Senate agenda for May 16, 2017.

The meeting was adjured at 5:00 PM