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ABSTRACT of Faculty Senate Meeting April 4, 2004

·     James Loucky, Senate President, called the Faculty Senate to order at 4:05 pm.  Senators approved minutes of March 8, 2004, and Standing Committee minutes.

·     President Loucky reported that spaces will soon be set aside for evenings and weekend faculty parking. 

·     Senators expressed get well wishes to Senator TJ Olney who is hospitalized following an accident this weekend.

·     Provost Bodman reported that all 30 cases that applied for tenure and promotion were approved in agreement with recommendations from the Deans and the President.  

·     Bodman reported fund distribution for Recruitment and Retention will be as follows: 60% to retention of existing faculty; 15% reserved for new faculty recruitment; 15% for equity directed at departments with ranks significantly below national norms; and 10% held in reserve.

·     Senators amended a motion from the meeting of March 8th, to read: “that $168,000 of funds for the 2003-2004 AY and $168,000 for the 2004-2005 AY would be given to the Provost to distribute for compensation for tenured and tenure-track faculty, in response to retention and recruitment requests from the Colleges.”

·     Senators tabled a motion to replace Section XXII.B of the Faculty Handbook with a revised “Policy on Consulting and Other Compensated Professional Activity”

·     Senators passed a motion to revise Section XIII.A.2.a. of the Faculty Handbook on Leaves of Absence as follows: “Faculty members may be granted professional leave for a maximum of one academic year for each leave.  Only tenured faculty are eligible to take apply for professional leave,” (remainder unchanged)

·     Senators moved into Executive Session at 5:10 p.m. and moved to adjourn at 6 p.m.

 

Appointments and Elections Officer, Kristen Parris

Faculty are urged to vote by returning their ballots to the Senate by Noon on April 12th, particularly in Areas A, C, and I

Faculty elected to the 2004-2006 Senate include: 

Area B: Ira Hyman, Psychology;  Area D: Garth Amundson, Art; Bertil Von Boer, Music,

Gregory Pulver, Theater; Area E: Hart Hodges and Steve Henson, Economics; Area H: Ramona Chauvin, Elementary Education; Keith Hyatt and Kris Slentz, Special Education.

 

 

 

the Faculty Senate to order at 4:05 pm.  Senators approved minutes of February 23, 2004 and Standing Committee minutes.

·     President Loucky reported that Vice President Pierce is working on how to have parking spaces in various lots available for faculty only.

·     Loucky added that the Senate Resolution on Civil Liberties is being reported in several media and reminded Senators that they can circulate it by accessing it through the Senate website at http://www.acadweb.wwu.edu/senate          

·     President Morse and Provost Bodman are awaiting the budget release on March 11th.

·     Senators considered a proposal for the distribution of retention and recruitment funds prepared by the Senate Executive Council following recommendations of the Salary & Welfare committee.  In a vote of 13 in favor, and 9 opposed, Senators passed a substitute motion that the $168,000 of funds would be given to the Provost to distribute in response to retention and recruitment requests from the Colleges. 

·     Loucky commended the Ad Hoc Committee on Ethics and Professional Activity and its chair, John Purdy, for revised handbook language on the consulting policy.  Senators reviewed suggestions on language changes with Wendy Bohlke, and will forward comments to Loucky and the Senate office prior to the next meeting.  

·     Senators moved into Executive Session at 5:51 p.m. and moved to adjourn at 6:16 p.m.

 

Appointments and Elections Officer, Kristen Parris:  Faculty are reminded that faculty nominations to the Senate are due FRIDAY, March 12th.   Following elections, faculty nominees are sought for Senate standing committees. The Senate meets again on April 5th