Minutes of the General Faculty Meeting
October 9, 2012
3:30 p.m.

Broun Hall Auditorium
Faithfully Submitted by:

Robin Jaffe, University Senate Secretary

Full transcript for Gen Faculty Meeting October 9, 2012


Call to Order
William Sauser: University Senate Chair called the meeting to order.

Minutes from April 10, 2012 General Faculty Meeting were accepted as posted 
without change. 

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

Dr. Gogue shared several items that going on, on campus and throughout our state that Auburn plays a key roll in.

1) Dr. Barbara Wilder’s and Dr. Constance Hendricks’ work with the health assessments of children and families in the Black Belt region of Alabama.

2) The securing an Egar type grant from the National Science Foundation by a team of 25 members of the faculty on campus lead by Dr. Mario Egan.

3) The large award to the Truman Pierce Institute by AT&T, over at the College of Education, a program to help students in very tough and low expectation level school district. A key person of the that program is Dr. Cindy Reed.

4) Rick Zapata’s and Carol Centrallo’s member’s of extension work with 160 shrimpers in Alabama after the 2010 BP spill.

5) The visit from the Consul General from Ecuador on campus.

6) The MRI Center, mentioned several in the news.

7) Dr. Jeffrey Katz’s and Dr. Tom Denny’s work with the MRI Center focusing on PTSD

8) The plans for in depth discussion on the strategic plan 2013-2017

9) SACS reaffirmation efforts led by Dr. Drew Clark.

10) Monthly meetings with Senate Executive have been very productive.


Office of the Provost:
Dr. Tim Boosinger, Provost
presentation (ppt)

Items discussed and covered by the Provost included the President’s approval of portions of the Handbook, the revision of the Promotion and Tenure process, the naming of thirteen new professorships, the plan for the 2013-2017 strategic plan, the issues involving the retention and graduation rates for the university. The last item discussed by the Provost was concerning the March 2013 SACS visitation.

University Senate: 
William Sauser, Senate Chair

Dr. Sauser introduced Gordon Stone who is the executive director of the Higher Education Partnership for Alabama who presented and discussed the purpose of the partnership.

Information Items
1) Budget and Financial Update

Don Large, Executive Vice President
            presentation (ppt)

Presentation made and no discussion.

2) Campus Planning and Facilities Update

Dan King, Vice President, Facilities Administration
            presentation (ppt)

Presentation made and questions were asked by several members of the faculty.


Unfinished Business: William Sauser, Senate Chair

            No Unfinished Business

New Business: William Sauser, Senate Chair

            No New Business

Adjournment: William Sauser, Senate Chair

            Meeting adjourned at 4:31 pm