Index of Topics –  June 2, 2008

           EXHIBIT A:  For Approval 9/29/08

-  Vote on ACC Charge.  Resolution Honoring Jeff Newcomer

 

Seating of 2008-2009 Senate and Election of Officers

       Reports from Chairs of Standing Committees

       Appointments to Standing Committees

 

Resolutions:  of Appreciation, and of Handbook revisions to BOT

 

Senate Library Committee Charge – vote to publish

 

 

WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

Regular Meeting – June 2, 2008

 

Call to Order

Jeff Newcomer, 2007-2008 Faculty Senate President, called the old and the new Senate to order at 4:02 pm.  Newcomer welcomed twenty-seven (27) 2008-2009 Senators, two (2) ex officio members, the Legislative Liaison and the past president (2) the recorder (1), and four (4) 2007-2008 Senators and chairs of standing committees present for the completion of old business for a total of 36  (See attached roster).  Newcomer passed around the menu for the Senate dinners so Senators could add guests’ names and make their entrée selections.

 

Items from the Senate President

Approval of Senate Minutes.  

Senators accepted Senate minutes of May 19, 2008 as written.

Reports

§    Newcomer announced the following faculty were nominated by the Executive committee as candidates for the Provost Search Committee: Jeanne Armstrong, Deborah Donovan, Craig Dunn, Bob Keiper, and Bill Lyne.  Alternates are Ira Hyman, David Bover, and Doug Park.  President Morse will be in discussion with President Shepard about constituting the committee membership.

 

Items from the Administration

President Morse announced that Pinky Nelson was chosen as recipient of a newly created Faculty Service Award.  In addition, awards were given to the following faculty: 

§    Bob Keiper, Excellence in Teaching; Jim Vyvyan, Peter J. Elich Excellence in Teaching,

§    Dan Boxberger, Olscamp Award; Admissions Group: Karen Copetas, Director, Diversity Award.

Morse will complete discussion of the proposed Decision Packages at the PPRC meeting scheduled for Wednesday.  Morse hopes that the prioritized choices will reverberate with legislators.

Morse reported that she has gone through an extensive method with the Executive Policy Group to ensure that any new policies are vetted through all the affected groups including the Faculty Senate.  Morse is pleased that the process appears to be working well.  .

Items from UFWW

§    Bill Lyne, UFWW President, thanked Eileen Coughlin and President Morse along with Dean Ghali and Stephanie Salzman who helped to iron out the last details to ensure that the faculty contract came together smoothly albeit rather hectically. 

§    Lyne spoke about ratification and that the first all faculty meeting had been completed.  The actual faculty vote by the UFWW members will take place Wednesday and Thursday at voting booths set up from 10 to 12 Noon in Haskell Plaza, and from 12:15 to 2 pm outside of the Viking Union. 

§    The final vote will be announced Friday, and the final ratification will occur at the Board of Trustees meeting on June 13th.

 

 

Academic Coordinating Commission Charge – Vote

A motion to approve the revised ACC charge was brought by the Senate President.  Senators made the following points in ensuing discussion: 

§    ACC provided feedback in documents distributed to the Senate in which it indicated that it does not approve the new method of selecting members to its committee as proposed in the revised charge.

§    Newcomer pointed out that the assumption that there is a requirement for service on both ACC and a curricular committee is not correct (in the proposed charge -- language may need to be clarified).

§    Newcomer added that because of the changes to curricular due dates and the move to spring registration, the curricular committees should be meeting in the spring and thus be able to make appointments. 

§    Roger Thompson, newly-elected ACC chair raised three questions:  1)  The ACC is constituted by faculty broadly across the disciplines and are nominated, voted on, and approved by the Senate.  Should the faculty senate give up this power of appointment?

§    2)  Will the change really improve communication, or instead narrow the avenues to ACC participation by faculty across campus.  From his four years as Senator and 2 years as ACC Vice Chair Thompson expressed skepticism that the change would be an improvement;

§    3) Would the change narrow participation?  Thompson got on the ACC as an At-Large Senator, and from reading the ACC minutes his interest was sparked.  He was elected Vice Chair at the very first meeting.  Thompson used the example of another ACC member, Leonard Helfgott, a faculty at the university for over 40 years, who was simply nominated by a colleague and he agreed to serve.  Neither one believes they might have become an ACC Commissioner if they had to go through the curricular committees.  The Faculty Senate ought to consider one more time whether it should give up the power it now has.

§    Newcomer recalled his previous experience on ACC for three years, and he felt that communications with the college could be better.  Newcomer compared the process used by ATC, and opined that putting responsibility on the curricular committees will oblige them to have better knowledge of the curricular membership and chairs.  Newcomer suggested that if it doesn’t work the bylaw can be changed back to the traditional way.  Newcomer reminded faculty that we frequently have to ask colleges to nominate faculty to serve. 

§    Chris Reedy commented that in his experience the colleges never send out information about available vacancies on committees and he never knows about them. 

§    Thompson emphasized that removal of the word “nomination” and substitution of  the word “ratification” removes the power from the Senate.  This will compromise communication, since no one will know who is responsible for communicating information to the colleges.

§    Thompson concluded that ACC had good objections to at least four of the revised sentences.  But in particular this change creates confusion without any reason.  There is a big precedent in the way things have been done and good reason for the way processes have developed.  This change just complicates the process with no really good reason.  An additional complication is we have to await these committees to get together.

§    Thompson confirmed that several new processes have been established since Newcomer’s service on ACC, including a summary of actions that is sent out immediately following the meeting by the recorder, and well-distributed online forms requiring lots of online approvals established by the catalog coordinator.

§    Thompson requested that the motion be voted on by secret ballot.

 

Senators conducted a secret ballot and rejected the revised Academic Coordinating Commission charge (16 rejected the revisions, 9 were in favor).  The charge will be discussed in the Fall Senate.  Matthew Liao-Troth, who assumes the presidency in Summer 2008, will communicate with the ACC Chair on revising or editing the wording in the charge.

 

RESOLUTION HONORING SENATE PRESIDENT JEFF NEWCOMER

§    Senators resolved to thank and acknowledge with appreciation the service of Jeff Newcomer as Senate President in 2007-08.  The text of the resolution follows. 

RESOLUTION Of the Faculty Senate of Western Washington University For the Outstanding Service of Jeff Newcomer :

WHEREAS, Jeff Newcomer has served as Western Washington University’s  Faculty Senate President during the 2007-2008 academic year; and, WHEREAS, Jeff Newcomer has proven to be an effective and judicious leader, Who has served the University with dedication, integrity, and humor, And who has shown courage and vision in directing the Senate’s Deliberations on crucial issues throughout the 2007-2008 academic year; and

 

WHEREAS, the members of the Faculty Senate of Western Washington University Are grateful to Jeff Newcomer for his commitment to shared governance, to Broadening faculty participation in meaningful decision making Throughout the University, and to making the Faculty Senate Of Western Washington University such a force for Effective faculty governance,

 

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, By the Faculty Senate of Western Washington University,

At its regular meeting of June 2, 2008, that Jeff Newcomer be and hereby is HONORED for his outstanding service as Faculty Senate President from June 26, 2007 to June 23, 2008.

This concluded the business of the 2007-2008 Senate.

 

Seating of the 2008-2009 Faculty Senate:

Jeff Newcomer, now President pro tem called the ROLL for the seating of the 2008-2009 Faculty Senate (see attached roster).

Election of Officers

Matthew Liao-Troth, 2008-2009 Senate President who assumes office on June 24th, announced the following slate of Executive Officers which the Senate voted unanimously to approve: 

§    Dan Larner, Vice President and Parliamentarian, President-elect 2009-2010;

§    Chuck Lambert, Secretary; Tracy Coskie, Elections Officer, John Friesen, At-Large Representative;

§    John Purdy, Legislative Liaison (continuing). 

§    The Executive also includes as non-voting members:  Jeff Newcomer, Past President;

 Roger Thompson, Chair of the ACC, and Tom Downing, Chair of UPC.

Agenda Items:  Standing Committee Minutes – Reading and Acceptance  (Exhibit B)

Committee                                       Date                  Topic – Action

 

o     Academic Coordinating Commission

5/13/08

Accepted

Review of ACC Charge and Sen straw votes; Academic Honesty Policy, TCCC Routing Process; Curric routing

o        Academic Technology

      Committee

5/14/08

Accepted

New 16 x 19 Projector Systems; New Fall 2008 Portal; Responsible Use Guidelines; STF Proposal

o       University Planning

Council

5/7/08

Accepted

Waterfront Update: Rick Benner, Michael Medler.  Report on faculty searches; performance agreements

 

 

 

 

 

Comments on MinutesUniversity Planning Council

§    Ira Hyman raised a point about the efficiency rating of buildings, commenting that the university requests a building efficiency such as 60% but the AIC building came in at a 50% efficiency.  The State approves a building at a certain sq. footage, but by playing it both ways the departments may end up going into a building smaller than was intended. The cuts in the building were not due to efficiency.  Hyman checked with Dale Dinnel, and while 42 faculty offices were planned we ended up with only 35.  This puts the whole building process in question.

§    Chris Reedy responded that the assumption is that halls, and restrooms, etc. contribute to the efficiency rating. So if you make hallways wider, and bathrooms bigger the building is less efficient.  Tom Downing added that this assumes that if you cut out an office that originally contributes 100% to the efficiency of the building, then the efficiency number goes down. 

§    Hyman suggested that his purpose is to raise questions here in the Senate, not just in UPC minutes, so the university can be careful in the process of interactions with the State and its requirements.  Hyman believes we should try to get the state to change the rules, so we actually propose what we plan to build.

 

2008 End-of-Year Reports from Chairs of Senate Standing Committees

John Purdy, Legislative Liaison 2007-2008

Purdy reported that the residuals from the last legislative session include the Performance Agreements bill.  The HEC Bd. Master plan is still being monitored.  And Faculty have been promised a seat at the table. 

Funding issues include the revamping of decision packages.  Purdy has reserved the Capitol Rotunda on March 4th for the Faculty Serving Washington day.  Purdy reported that this year we are going to be right between the two houses, the House and the Senate.  Purdy asked faculty to think about this over the summer so we can get some good volunteers come down and highlight their work with students, and faculty, etc.  Senators thanked and applauded Purdy for a lot of hard work this year.  The following is Purdy’s report to the Senate:

The year was an active one for two primary reasons: the Higher Education Coordinating Board’s (H.E.C.B) mandate to produce a ten-year Strategic Master Plan, and the Council of Faculty Representative’s (C.F.R.) renewed efforts to have legislature pass a bill that would put a faculty member or retired faculty member on all boards of trustees and regents in the state.

        The C.F.R. meets every month, with meetings at each of the six institutions’ campuses. At its May 2007 meeting, I was elected to represent the C.F.R. on the H.E.C.B’s Advisory Council. (The Council was established by an act of legislature that stipulates its constitution, with one slot for the C.F.R.) In this capacity, I attended several H.E.C.B. meetings throughout the state as the Board took testimony and heard presentations about the future of education and higher education in the state. I provided several written statements about the draft plans and the need for faculty involvement in the plan’s implementation. At its December 2007 meeting, the Board adopted its Strategic Master Plan and presented it to the legislature—as it was directed to do—the first day of the legislative session. I testified in favor of the plan, reiterating for both houses’ higher education committees the need for faculty involvement. Subsequently, I was assured, in writing by the H.E.C.B.’s chair, that faculty would be involved at all stages of the implementation.

        The C.F.R. bill required extensive revision before it was submitted the first week of the session. We conferred with legislators and staff, and had the bill ready for the opening day. Within two hours, we had numerous sponsors signed, from both parties and houses. Unfortunately, although we met separately with three of the Governor’s staff within the first two weeks of the session to explain our reasons for the bill, it never made it out of committee. We also met with several of the university presidents: our own, as well as the presidents of Evergreen and W.S.U., who decided to remain neutral on the bill.

        I also spent time on the major bills that will/could affect faculty: those on performance agreements (which changed dramatically), transfer student’s bill of rights, and “academic diversity.” The latter bill was pulled from consideration after our C.F.R. colleague from Central met with its sponsor. Since the end of the session, he and I have been preparing a statement the C.F.R. will use during the next session if this bill reappears. This statement is derived from each institution’s policy statements on diversity and academic freedom.

        Currently, I am working with our C.F.R. colleagues to set meetings with key legislators before the session begins. We found this very useful last year. We also hope to meet with the Governor, after the fall election.

 

University Planning Council – Thomas Downing, Chair

The UPC began the academic year with a look at its charge, but beyond agreeing that the Council should be renamed “The University Planning and Resource Council,” if only to mark more clearly its territory, we decided that detailed changes, if that’s the way we thought it should ultimately go (there are, after all,  advantages to vagueness), would have to await a contract with the faculty.  The Council looked at planning in the colleges, believing that it makes sense for the UPC to know what planning occurs in the colleges, and vice versa. In keeping with our history of trying to remain well informed, we heard reports on the capital budget request, space allocation, the current operating budget, enrollment and admissions, the waterfront and Huxley’s proposed facility there (“Huxley by the Sea”), and progress on faculty searches and the operating budget request for the coming biennium. We heard an extensive and informative report from the Foundation, but we await the answers to some important questions that arose from their presentation. We also began a discussion of attempts to prioritize items in the University’s strategic plan; it is one thing to list things deemed desirable, it is quite another to choose among them when they cannot all be realized. This is an important issue to which we plan to return. We are scheduled to hear about Decision Packages at our final meeting, but we are disappointed that we didn’t hear about them earlier when we would have been in a better position to influence them. Finally, the members of the UPC regularly attended the PPRC meetings and reported on them to the UPC.

 

Academic Coordinating Commission – Jim Hearne, Chair

Besides addressing the immediacies of curricular proposals, the ACC focused its attention on the following:

§               We completed the process of eliminating alpha suffixes from course numbers, a program that had been initiated two years before under Tom Downing’s chairmanship.

§               Following a meeting with the curricular chairs, we have instituted the practice of sending out a draft account of ACC actions immediately after each meeting.

§               We reviewed and revised the ACC charge (and played ping-pong with the Senate, trying to get it to remove stipulations ACC does not regard as improvements).

§               We modified the writing proficiency requirement in accommodate courses with fractional writing units. The purpose of the new policy was to increase the probability that more writing proficiency courses would be offered by better distributing the work-load associated with them. ACC will conduct an audit next year to judge the evidence that the policy had this effect.

§               Thanks to the staff of the Registrar’s office, we have removed many irregularities from the catalog.

§               We made progress in regularizing the format of curricular minutes, making them easier to read and interpret.

§               We negotiated changes to the reportage from the TCCC, which will greatly streamline oversight at the ACC level.

We anticipate some policy questions for next year:

o     An addition to the academic dishonesty provisions to guard against students illegitimately turning in the results of machine translation systems as their own work.

o     Consideration of the advisability of deploying plagiarism detection software here at WWU.

o     The GPA requirements for graduation, which seem to be inconsistently represented in the catalog.

o     Consideration of some current policies for dropping students from majors or minors because their GPAs fall below a threshold different from overall graduation requirements.

o     Revision of the interdisciplinary section of the catalog, which is currently very misleading.

o     Revision of the ACC Handbook.

James Hearne, Professor of Computer Science, Chair, Academic Coordinating Commission

 

Academic Technology Committee – Steve Ross, Chair

The Academic Technology Committee spent a good deal of time considering and revising its charge and forwarding that revised charge to the Faculty Senate for approval. We reviewed submissions for Student Technology Fee grants and forwarded our recommendations to the STF Committee. The Vice Provost and Chief Information Officer kept us apprised on various initiatives – including especially emergency notification – and sought our advice and comments on many of those. He, and we, continue to be frustrated by the lack of a plan for routine technology upgrade and replacement expenditures. A discussion which has started this year and is expected to continue into the next is whether such a plan can be developed so that academic and administrative units can better plan.

 

Senate Library Committee – Craig L. Moyer, Chair

--This has been a busy year for the Senate Library committee. We have grappled with many issues. One of the utmost concerns is that of maintaining our current level of acquisition. The overwhelming loss of our journal and book purchasing power has been a chronic problem for several years. As an example, journals and monographs are projected to increase an estimated 13 to 15% annually, which is far greater than the ~4% budget increase presently allocated. The senate library committee has strongly recommended and with the acting Dean of Libraries, Jerry Boles, has recently requested additional funding to offset the estimated 36% loss anticipated with respect to journals and monographs over the next biennium. This request represents a need for an additional $431,000 just to maintain our current status quo (let alone get us back on track for enhancing our acquisitions portfolio).

--In addition, we provided information to the accreditation team earlier this year and have been preparing for the arrival of our new Dean of Libraries, Christopher Cox, in early June. We will provide him with a number of recommendations as well as background information in order to aid in the reevaluation of library’s strategic plan. Finally, we have enacted a special subcommittee that has been assessing difference plans for the allocation of additional funds (if and when they become available). The goal here is to identify especially resource-limited departments and/or disciplines, which would then be able to receive supplementary funds to enhance their current allocation. Through this mechanism, library acquisitions might better reflect the dynamic needs of faculty and students in an ever-changing climate of pedagogy and scholarly activity.

 

Faculty Grievance Committee – Donna Packer, Chair

Jeff Newcomer reported that the committee went through formal training with the attorney general.  However, in light of the collective bargaining negotiations, there was no work this year.  Newcomer expressed thanks to the committee members for being on call in case negotiations are concluded, and suggested that the role of the committee will be discussed further next year.

 


 

Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity – submitted by Kristen Larson and Gregory Pulver

Newcomer reminded Senators that this committee was formed in Fall  2007 and asked to ponder whether or not there should be a standing committee to address issues of diversity.  Two members of the committee are chairs, however, and this year everybody’s time was absorbed by concern about other things such as searches, contract negotiations, and a variety of commitments.  The committee does recommend that the Senate form a Standing Committee on Diversity in the Fall.  We will have to create a charge and post it to the campus.  Jim Hearne asked that when such a committee is created that its authority be clearly spelled out.

The Ad Hoc Diversity Committee met five times.  We discussed a variety of concerns related to campus climate for faculty diversity, including the need for improved mentoring, communication, and accountability.  We developed a Leadership for Diversity checklist (attached) for the presidential search process and communicated those goals to faculty representatives on the presidential search advisory committee.

The Ad Hoc Diversity Committee was charged with determining how the Faculty Senate can best support faculty diversity.  With new university administration coming on board, a committee on faculty diversity should take an active role in evaluating the current climate for faculty, engaging members of the campus community in conversation about inclusiveness, and educating leadership on the importance of building and supporting a diverse faculty.  Therefore, we recommend that the Faculty Senate form a standing committee on faculty diversity.

Leadership for Diversity at Western Washington University:

·         Values recruitment, retention, and inclusion of a diverse faculty and university community

·         Applies methods and creates structures that are proactive, not just reactive, to challenges of diversity

·         Gathers, welcomes, assesses, and responds to information about faculty experiences and an institutional climate that advances the goal of diversity

·         Provides support and requires accountability of leadership at all levels, including building strength and increasing capacity for diversity through mentoring

·         Demonstrates understanding of the local and statewide context surrounding campus initiatives  for diversity

·         Builds on campus resources of experience, ideas, and drive to integrate issues of diversity into the campus conversation and enact institutional change

 

APPOINTMENTS AND ELECTIONS – Mick Cunningham, Officer

The following faculty were elected by the Senate:

Deputy Legislative Liaison:  Marsha Riddle-Buly, Elementary Education

At-Large Senator (1 year term):  The following candidates were put forward:  Laurie Hochstetler, History; Mark Bussell, Chemistry; Chris Friday, History.  Senators spoke to the excellent qualities of each as potential Senators.  Chris Friday was elected as the At-Large Senator for a one-year term. 

To:  Academic Coordinating Commission:  Julie Helling, Fairhaven; Kristi Tyran, Management; Billie Lindsey, PEHR; Sylvia Tag, Library.  Spencer Anthony Cahill, Chemistry, as Senator (1 yr term).  Roger Anderson, elected by ACC as rep to UPC

To: University Planning Council Bob Keiper, Teacher Ed; David Carroll, Teacher Ed; Scott Pearce, as Senator (1 yr term)

To Academic Technology Committee Chris Suczek, Geology; Lauren McClanahan, Woodring; Eva Baharav, CSD; Bob Thomas, Libraries

To Senate Library Committee (3 yr term) Margaret Fast, Library Faculty

To Other University Committees:  Academic Fee Committee Jackie Baker Sennett, Human Services; Parking Appeals BoardJennifer Devenport; LGBT Concerns Committee:  Kristi Lemm, Psychology, Jen Lois, Sociology, Timothy Fitzpatrick, Music.

Faculty Candidates to be appointed later in the year:

ACC Appoints: Assessment Committee, Susan Kincaid, Woodring, Janice Lapsansky, Biology. 

Provost Appoints: Student Academic Grievance BoardScott Stevens, English;  Masanori Deguchi, Modern & Class Lang; Tara Perry, Communication.  Judicial Appeals Board - Raquel Montoya-Lewis, Fairhaven;  John Krieg, Economics.  Academic Honesty Board – (1 yr) – Jackie Baker Sennett, Woodring; Kate Stables, Mathematics;  Vinit Jagdesh, Economics.  Faculty Vacancies remaining Academic Technology Committee, 1 Senator and representatives from Huxley, CBE, CHSS.  Graduate Council:  1 t or  tt faculty from college with graduate program.  Assessment committee: 2 faculty.  Student Publications Council: 3 faculty (CHSS, Library)

 

Revised Senate Library Committee Charge – Motion to Approve Publication

Senators by motion approved publication of a revised Senate Library Committee Charge to the Faculty via FAST and email.  The charge will come before the Senate in the Fall for a final vote.

 

BL7.7 Library Committee

The Library Committee’s primary roles are to provide advice to the University Librarian Dean of the Libraries and to provide liaison between the faculty and the university libraries.  The committee will provide advice as part of the Libraries’ planning process and on matters brought to it by the University Librarian Dean of the Libraries.  The committee should will periodically review and report to the Faculty Senate on Library policies, including acquisition policies, and assess those policies’ support of the University’s academic programs and strategic goals.  The committee shall work with the libraries to improve the levels of Information Literacy of students and faculty.

BL7.7.1 Membership

The membership of the Library Committee shall be as follows:

a)         Two library faculty members;

b)        Four faculty members not from the library with no more than one member from each college;

c) One Faculty Senator, not a member of the Library faculty, for a two-year one-year term;

d)        One student for a one-year term;

e)         The Director of Academic Technology and User Services (non-voting, ex-officio);, and

f)         The Dean of the Libraries University Librarian (non-voting, ex-officio).

            

Library faculty members shall be nominated by the Library faculty; other faculty members may be nominated by their colleges or may nominate themselvesand all elected All faculty members shall be elected appointed by the Faculty Senate. except for The student member, who shall be elected by the Associated Students Board of Directors.  Library Committee members serve three-year terms (unless otherwise specified) and may serve for more than one term.  Members’ appointments shall be staggered. Members are seated at the last meeting of spring quarter when a chairperson shall be appointed by and from the committee membership.

BL7.7.2 Meetings

The Library Committee shall meet at least once each quarter.  Minutes from meetings of the Library Committee shall be forwarded to the Faculty Senate for review as soon as possible.

 

Resolution of Appreciation to Negotiators

Matthew Liao-Troth brought forward the text of a resolution in which Senators resolved unanimously to thank those who negotiated the first contract between UFWW and Western Washington University.  Text follows:

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate, on behalf of the faculty of Western Washington University, commends, congratulates, and extends thanks to those who served in the negotiations for the first contract between the United Faculty of Western Washington and Western Washington University. This endeavor required great effort and sacrifice, and the work is greatly appreciated."

 

Resolution to revise Faculty Handbook and Request to Board of Trustees

Matthew Liao-Troth brought forward a second resolution in which Senators resolved unanimously to commit to revising the Faculty Handbook and to request the Board of Trustees to honor the remaining sections of the Handbook that do not conflict with the ratified contract.  Text follows:

WHEREAS the Faculty Senate, on behalf of the faculty of Western Washington University, recognizes that the contract agreed to by the bargaining teams representing the United Faculty of Western Washington and Western Washington University, once ratified, supersedes the existing Western Washington University Faculty Handbook in several sections,

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate commits to submitting revisions of the Faculty Handbook to the Western Washington University Board of Trustees to remove conflicts with the ratified contract.  During that process, we encourage the Board of Trustees to honor the sections of the existing Faculty Handbook that do not conflict with the ratified contract.

 

Constituent Concerns:  Senators heard the following concerns:

§    That the Library shortfall is $431,000, the minimum amount needed to maintain the current level of departmental journals through the next biennium.  Currently over 225 journals in Business, the Humanities and the Sciences may have to be cut due high subscription cost.  President Morse will bring this to the attention of President Shepard;

§    That a clear separation is needed in the WWU email system of informational items from emergency items.


 

Appreciations Expressed; and Other Items

§    President Morse thanked the Senate and the entire faculty for their work in service, teaching and research, and asked for continuation of this through August 31st, her last day of service as President.  Senators thanked Karen Morse and praised her for her service and attendance at over 15 years of Senate meetings. 

§    Jeff Newcomer expressed appreciation to Rose Marie Norton-Nader for her work in assisting the Faculty Senate and its standing committees throughout the year and the excellent job she does writing the minutes. 

§    Rose Marie Norton-Nader thanked Senators and then added special thanks to the students in the Senate office for their work:  Thomas Lang, Political Science (graduating this month), Siri Alderson, Creative Writing; and freshmen Katrina Schuster, Anthropology, and Allison Paul, Art.

§    Ira Hyman urged Senators to attend the Pacific Northwest Ballet production of Aladdin this coming weekend; faculty will be appearing in the show. 

§    Senators are reminded that President Morse will host the Senate Dinner on Wednesday, June 11 in the Solarium.  Reception at 6:15, Dinner at 7 pm.

Adjournment

Senators moved to adjourn at 5:40 pm.

Rose Marie Norton-Nader, Recorder, 6-2-2008

                                                                                                            _______________________

                                                                                                            Chuck Lambert, Secretary

Roster of the 2008-2009 Faculty Senate

 

 

Senators 2008-2009

 

 

 

 

 

09

1

Anderson, Roger, ACC Senator

  A

P

 

President Pro Tem 2007-2008

 

09

2

Anthony-Cahill, Spencer, ACC Senator

  A

P

 

Jeff Newcomer

 

10

3

Buck, Stefanie

G

P

 

2008-2009 Senate President (effective 6-24-08)

 

09

4

Coskie, Tracy, Appts & Elects Exec

H

P
 

Matthew Liao-Troth

 

09

5

  Cunningham, Mick

  B

P
 

Ex Officio

 

10

6

  Derrington, Mary Lynne

H

P

 

Karen Morse, University President

P

09

7

  Downing, Thomas, UPC Chair, Exec nv

C

P

1

Mohen Ghali, for Provost Murphy

P

09

8

  Fewings, David

E

    --

2

Roger Gilman, Rep., Provost’s Council

--

09

9

  Friday, Chris, History  (1 yr term)

At Lg

   Exc

 

 

 

09

10

  Friesen, John, At Large, Exec

D

    P

3

2007-2008 Senators and Permanent Guests

 

10

11

  Gleeson, Madge

D

--

 

Ira Hyman, 2007-2008 Senate President

P

10

12

  Gilbertson, David

E

--

 

John Purdy, Legislative Liaison, 07-09, Exec

P

09

13

  Gogrof-Voorhees, Andrea

C

P

 

Marsha Riddle-Buly, Dep. Leg Liaison

Apptd

10

14

  Hearne, James

A

P

4

   Joan Stevenson, Secty, Exec

P

09

15

  Helms, Ron, Library Senator (2 yr)

B

P

5

Rich Brown

P

10

16

  Lambert, Chuck, Secretary, Exec

H   

P

 

Roger Thompson

P

09

17

  Larner, Daniel, VP & Parliament ,Exec

F

    P

 

Jeff Newcomer, Senate President 07-08

P

09

18

  Larson, Nikki

A

P

 

Recorder:

 

09

19

  Liao-Troth, Matthew, Senate Pres, Exec

E

P

 

Rose Marie Norton-Nader

P

09

20

  Lyne, William, UFWW Pres., Exec nv

C

P

 

 

 

10

21

  Marshall, Robert

C

    P

 

Senators Present

27

10

22

  Meyer, David

D

    P

 

Absent or Excused

(3)

10

23

  Pearce, Scott, Senator to UPC

C

    P

 

Ex Officio

2

09

24

  Reedy, Christopher

A

    P

 

Legislative Liaison, Past President

2

10

25

  Springer, Mark

E

P

 

Recorder

1

10

26

  Stout, Karen

  C

P

 

Senators 2007-2008

4

09

27

  Suczek, Chris

A

P

 

 

 

09

28

  Vulic, Kathryn

C

P

 

TOTAL PRESENT

36

10

29

  Wang, Grace

G

P

 

DATE:  June 2, 2008

 

10

30

  Wright, Diana

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Article III.  Faculty Senate:  The Faculty Senate is empowered to speak and act for the Faculty in University affairs with particular responsibility in the areas of curriculum, academic programs, Faculty salary, Faculty status, scholarly activities, and all matters relating to the welfare of Faculty, the education of students, and the academic mission of the University. The Faculty Senate is limited to 30 voting members elected by the Faculty, and the President of the University, the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs of the University, and a college dean appointed by the Provost serving as Provost's Council representative as ex officio non-voting members.    (Faculty Handbook, page 55)