Minutes of the University Senate Meeting
February 12, 2013
3:30 p.m.
Broun Hall Auditorium
Faithfully Submitted by:
Robin Jaffe, University Senate Secretary

For Complete Transcript of the February 12, 2013 University Senate Meeting.

Senate Officers 
Chair, Bill Sauser
Chair-elect, Larry Crowley
Secretary, Robin Jaffe
Secretary-elect, Judy Sheppard

Dean, College of Agriculture, William Batchelor
Dean, College of Business, Bill Hardgrave
Interim Dean, COSAM, Chuck Savrda
Dean, College of Education, Betty Lou Whitford
Dean, School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences, Jim Shepard

Ex-Officio Members:
Provost, Timothy R. Boosinger
Dean of Libraries, Bonnie MacEwan
GSC President, Glenn Hughes
A&P Assembly Chair, Chuck Hunt
Steering Committee, Don Mulvaney
Steering Committee, Laura Plexico
Senators by Departments:
Accountancy, Robert Cochran
Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology, Valentina Hartarska
AAES, Jim Bannon
Agronomy & Soils, Scott McElroy
Animal Sciences, Dale Coleman
Anatomy, Physiology, and Pharmacology, Dean Schwartz
Architecture, Joselyn Zanzot
Art, Zdenko Krtic
Biological Sciences, Bob Locy
Biosystems Engineering, Sushil Adhikari
Chemical Engineering, Steve Duke
Chemistry, Eduardus Duin
Civil Engineering, Cliff Lange
Communication and Journalism, Robert Agne
Communication Disorders, Daniel Phillips
Computer Science & Software Engineering, Sanjeev Baskiyar
Consumer Affairs, Wi-Suk Kwon: Sang-Eun Byun

Curriculum & Teaching, Jada Kohlmeier
Economics, Michael Stern
Educational Foundations, Leadership & Technology, Lisa Kensler
Electrical & Computer Engineering, Thomas Baginski                
English, James Goldstein
Entomology & Plant Pathology, Leonardo De La Fuente
Fisheries & Allied Aquaculture, Rusty Wright
Foreign Lang & Literatures, Adrienne Angelo
History, Aaron Shapiro
Horticulture, Fenny Dane
Human Development & Family Studies, Ellen Abell
Industrial Design, Jerrod Bradley Windham
Kinesiology, Jared Russell
Library, Prambanisha King Whaley
Management, Peter Stanwick: Sarah Bunn Stanwick
Marketing, Herb Rotfeld
Mathematics and Statistics, Dmitry Glotov
Music, Doug Rosener
Nursing, Wm. (Stuart) Pope
Nutrition & Foods, Suresh Mathews
Pathobiology, Vicky van Santen
Pharmacal Sciences, Forest Smith
Pharmacy Care Systems, Brent Fox
Pharmacy Practice, Wesley Lindsey
Philosophy, Guy Rohrbaugh
Physics, Mike Bozack
Political Science, Murray Jardine
Polymer/Fiber Engineering, Gwynedd Thomas
Psychology, Daniel Svyantek   
Special E. Rehabilitation Counseling/School Psych: Jill Meyer
Socio/Anthro/Social Work, Emily Myers
Theatre, Chase Bringardner
Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Annette Smith

Absent, sending a substitute: Senator, Substitute:
Dean, Graduate School, George Flowers: George Crandell  
Aerospace Engineering, Andrew Sinclair: Robert Gross
ACES, Paul Brown: Sondra Parmer
ROTC Naval, Richard Fox: Kythia Stofer

Absent, no substitute:
Immediate Past-Chair, Ann Beth Presley
Dean, CADC, Vini Nathan
Dean, Harrison School of Pharmacy, R. Lee Evans
Dean, College of Liberal Arts, Anne-Katrin Gramberg
SGA President, Owen Parrish: Melanie Smith 
Staff Council Chair, Joseph Ellis
Steering Committee, Larry Teeter
Steering Committee, Michael Baginski
Aviation Management & Logistics, Randy Johnson
Building Sciences, Mark Taylor
Finance, Harris Hollans
Forestry & Wildlife Science, Gary Hepp
Geology & Geography, Bill Hames
Industrial Engineering, Jerry Davis: Wei Wang
Mechanical Engineering, Dong-Joo Kim
Outreach, Chippewa Thomas 
Poultry Science, Shelly McKee 
ROTC Air Force, TBA    
ROTC Army, Scott Copeland

Call to Order

• William Sauser: University Senate Chair called the meeting to order, 
reviewed the rules of the senate, and a quorum was established.

• Minutes from January 15, 2013 Senate Meeting were accepted as posted 
without change. 

Remarks and Announcements
Office of the President
Dr. Gogue, President

Dr. Gogue shared four items with the Senate

1) For the first time in his 5 years at Auburn the Governor’s budget has actually had an increase in higher education. It’s about a 2% increase.

2) Board of Trustee replacements were announced Wayne Smith out of Nashville will replace Sam Ginn, an at-large position and Mike DeMaioribus will replace John Blackwell for the Huntsville area.

3) Three Colleges at Auburn University were ranked in the top ten, nationally, in terms of electronic distance delivery at the gradate level, College of Education, College of Business and College of Engineering.

4) Another student named for the Gates Cambridge Award.

Office of the Provost
Dr. Boosinger, Provost

Dr. Boosinger spoke on several issues

1) The Strategic Planning Process

2) The National Searches for four positions, the assistant Provost and Director of the Honors College, the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Dean of the College of Science and Math, and the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts


University Senate Chair
William Sauser
Presentation (ppt file)

Action Items
Teaching Effectiveness Committee
        Presenter: Don Mulvaney, Chair of Teaching Effectiveness Committee
        Resolution from the Teaching Effectiveness Committee
        TEC Resolution 2012 ‐ #1 to Modify Membership (pdf file)

            Resolution presented, No discussion
Senate Constitutional Amendment Approved: 58 to 5

Action Items Pending
 Faculty Handbook Committee
        Presenter: Sue Barry, Chair of Faculty Handbook Committee
        Faculty Handbook Committee Presentation (ppt file)
        Faculty Handbook Phase 3 Revisions (pdf file)

            Presentation Reviewed, Discussion took place.
Requests for changes were asked for and are due by March 5
Vote on the revisions will take place at the April 2, 2013 Senate Meeting

Information Items  
Minors on Campus Policy
        Presenter: Bonnie MacEwan, Dean Auburn University Libraries
        Presentation of Minors on Campus Policy (ppt file)

            Presentation Reviewed, Discussion took place.

Unfinished Business: William Sauser, Senate Chair

            No Unfinished Business

New Business: 
William Sauser, Senate Chair

            Resolution Presented by Rusty Wright

Resolution concerning a moratorium on the “Policy for Inclusion of Tuition in Externally Funded Contracts and Grants”

Adjournment: William Sauser, Senate Chair

            Meeting adjourned 4:31 pm