Minutes of the University Senate  Meeting
March 5, 2013
3:30 p.m.
Broun Hall Auditorium
Faithfully Submitted by:
Robin Jaffe, University Senate Secretary

A transcript for March 5, 2013 University Senate Meeting will not
be available do to a technical malfunction.


Senate Officers 
Chair, Bill Sauser
Chair-elect, Larry Crowley
Immediate Past-Chair, Ann Beth Presley
Secretary, Robin Jaffe
Secretary-elect, Judy Sheppard

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

Ex-Officio Members:
Provost, Timothy R. Boosinger
Dean of Libraries, Bonnie MacEwan
SGA President, Owen Parrish
GSC President, Glenn Hughes
A&P Assembly Chair, Chuck Hunt
Steering Committee, Don Mulvaney
Steering Committee, Larry Teeter
Steering Committee, Michael Baginski

Senators by Departments:
Accountancy, Robert Cochran
Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology, Valentina Hartarska
AAES, Jim Bannon
ACES, Paul Brown: Sondra Parmer
Agronomy & Soils, Scott McElroy
Animal Sciences, Dale Coleman
Anatomy, Physiology, and Pharmacology, Dean Schwartz
Architecture, Joselyn Zanzot
Art, Zdenko Krtic
Aviation Management & Logistics, Randy Johnson
Biological Sciences, Bob Locy
Biosystems Engineering, Sushil Adhikari
Chemical Engineering, Steve Duke 
Chemistry, Eduardus Duin
Civil Engineering, Cliff Lange
Communication Disorders, Daniel Phillips
Computer Science & Software Engineering, Sanjeev Baskiyar
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
Finance, Harris Hollans
Fisheries & Allied Aquaculture, Rusty Wright
Foreign Lang & Literatures, Adrienne Angelo
Forestry & Wildlife Science, Gary Hepp
History, Aaron Shapiro
Horticulture, Fenny Dane 
Library, Prambanisha King Whaley
Marketing, Herb Rotfeld
Mathematics and Statistics, Dmitry Glotov
Mechanical Engineering, Dong-Joo Kim
Music, Doug Rosener
Nursing, Wm. (Stuart) Pope
Nutrition & Foods, Suresh Mathews
Outreach, Chippewa Thomas 
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
Special E. Rehabilitation Counseling/School Psych: Jill Meyer
Theatre, Chase Bringardner
Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Annette Smith

Absent, sending a substitute: Senator, Substitute:
Dean, CADC, Vini Nathan: R. O’Neal Dagg
Steering Committee, Laura Plexico: Rebekah Pindzola
Aerospace Engineering, Andrew Sinclair: Brian Thurow
Industrial Design, Jerrod Bradley Windham: Courtney Hurst
Industrial Engineering, Jerry Davis: Chase Murray
Kinesiology, Jared Russell: Matthew Miller
Psychology, Daniel Svyantek: Jennifer Robinson
ROTC Naval, Richard Fox: Kythia Stofer

Absent, no substitute:
Dean, Harrison School of Pharmacy, R. Lee Evans
Dean, College of Liberal Arts, Anne-Katrin Gramberg
Staff Council Chair, Joseph Ellis
Building Sciences, Mark Taylor
Communication and Journalism, Robert Agne
Consumer Affairs, Wi-Suk Kwon
Human Development & Family Studies, Ellen Abell
Geology & Geography, Bill Hames
Management, Peter Stanwick
Poultry Science, Shelly McKee 
ROTC Air Force, Jeffrey Hemmes
ROTC Army, Scott Copeland
Socio/Anthro/Social Work, Emily Myers

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 February 12, 2013 Senate Meeting were accepted as posted 
without change. 

Remarks and Announcements 
Office of the President
Dr. Tim Boosinger

Dr. Boosinger covered several items, which included:

• Federal Funding could be reduced in the future
• SACS Onsite Team will be on campus starting March 25
• Dean Searches are progressing
-Dr. Calvin Johnson is the newly appointed dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine
-COSAM Dean search chaired by Dean Chris Roberts is approaching the interview
stage with candidates on campus in April
-CLA Dean search chaired by Dean George Flowers is building a pool of applicants for

No discussion or questions after presentation

University Senate Chair
William Sauser
Presentation (ppt file)

Marcie C. Smith, Associate VP for Business and Finance and Gary Ward, Manager of Employee Benefits made short presentation on Continuous Health’s work and the deadline of March 17 for employee’s materials to be sent in. At present 79 ineligible persons have been reported and removed from the rosters, with a potential savings of 2% in expenses.

Action Items 
1) Calendar and Schedules Committee
Presenter: Robin Jaffe, Secretary Elect and Member of Calendar Schedules Committee
Academic Calendar 2014-2015 (pdf)
2014-15 Academic pdf
Academic Calendar 2015-2016 (pdf)
2015-16 Academic pdf

Presentation was make which included the information from the Fall Break Task force.
It was presented that a Fall Break will be added into the 2014-2015 the Thursday and Friday following Mid Semester of the Fall Semester, and that the semester would begin 2 days early. This would then keep the days of the semester the same as the already approved number at 72.

The calendar for 2015-2016 was presented with the Fall Break being in place during the Fall Semester and having 72 Academic Calendar Days.

A question was asked why the semester needed to start earlier to have the Fall Break and why not take it from the beginning of the Thanksgiving Break. In a question of the survey to Students, Faculty and Advisors about this very issue, it was overwhelming felt that if days for a Fall Break were to come from the Thanksgiving Break, the Fall Break would not be wanted.

2014-2015 Academic Calendar Passed with a 55 Yes/ 8 No vote
2015-2016 Academic Calendar Passed with a 55 Yes/ 8 No vote

2) Resolution
Presenter: Rusty Wright, Senator, Fisheries & Allied Aquaculture
Resolution concerning a moratorium on the “Policy for Inclusion of Tuition in Externally Funded Contracts and Grants” (word file)

Resolution was presented and there was discussion.

Resolution to passed with a 50 Yes/ 14 No vote.
The resolution will be sent to the Provost for review.

Action Items Pending 
1) Changes in NR and IN Grade Policy
Presenter: Brian Parr, Chair Academic Standards Committee 
Proposal Memo (word file)
Proposal presentation (ppt)
Proposal was made and there was some discussion with questions from Senators
Baskiyar, Rotfeld and Dr. Patricia Duffy (Senate Chair-Elect Candidate)  

2) Change to Membership of Lectures Committee
Presenter: Jay Lamar, Director, Special Programs
Special Programs Draft Proposal (word file)
Proposal was made and there was no discussion or questions.

3) Teaching Effectiveness Committee Resolution
TEC Draft Resolution (pdf)
Proposal for Departmental Award for Excellence in Education (pdf)
Proposal was made and there was no discussion or questions.

4) Faculty Welfare and Faculty Salaries Resolution for Merging
Presenters: Elizabeth Guertal, Chair Faculty Welfare
Embry Burrus, Chair Faculty Salaries
Resolution/proposal (word file)
Proposal was made and there was some discussion, there was a question from Senator
Wright on what the combined committee will address.

Information Items 
No information items.

Unfinished Business: William Sauser, Senate Chair
New Business: William Sauser, Senate Chair
Motion on Annual Tenure Review (word file)
A resolution was brought to the floor by Senator James Goldstein for review, a motion
was made to have the resolution brought to the next April 2, 2013 Senate meeting for a vote. The motion was seconded. Senator Stern commented on the proposed resolution.

Adjournment: William Sauser, Senate 
Meeting was adjourned at 4:39 pm