Index of Topics –May 2, 2011

       Exhibit A:  For Approval 5/16/11

Reports on Faculty Governance in Colleges

 

Medical Excuse Policy – REVISED

 

 

WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

FACULTY SENATE MINUTES

Regular Meeting – May 2, 2011

 

Call to Order

Senate President Scott Pearce called the 2010-2011 Senate to order at 4:06 pm.  Pearce welcomed twenty-one (21) Senators along with nine (9) others for a total of thirty (30)  (See attached roster).

 

Items from the Faculty Senate President:

Approval of Senate Minutes:   Senators accepted the Senate minutes of April 18, 2011 as written.

Senate President Pearce reported:

1)      that a faculty volunteer is sought as speaker for welcoming Convocation;

2)      that a potential MOU would change the UEP name to ”Unit Evaluation Plan and Operating Procedures” to expand the authority of the document to include faculty governance.

 

Items from the Administration

President Shepard:

·      Continued uncertainty on budget decisions from Olympia has caused the campus to move ahead on ideas to reinvest in the university and sustain excellence in the long run.  UPRC will weigh in on immediate decisions; other decisions will be postponed to Fall when there is less pressure.  The UPRC has scheduled several days of hearings on what the planning units are considering.[1].

·      Regarding the Eliminations and Mergers document proposed by the Senate, Shepard reported that this year’s budgeting process and the roles of faculty in the confidential process could be formalized once a critical examination of the completed process can take place.  Faculty agreed that a full disclosure of controversial issues is necessary before voting on future policies.

Provost Riordan

·      Provost Riordan reported that the Graduate Strategic Advisory Committee criteria for evaluating graduate programs will be released soon so faculty can gather statistics over the summer. 

·      Riordan reported that CST and Woodring dean and EESP Director searches are moving along well.

·      Riordan reported that future decisions on rebasing are efforts to reinvest in the university and to shore up quality and protect the people who made their careers here going forward.  Current students will be served in any scheduling decisions going forward.

 

Other Reports

·      Steven Garfinkle, UFWW President, reported that he is the sole nominee for UFWW president for the next two-year term.  Garfinkle added that the UFWW provides an important forum for cross-campus dialogue.

·      Ramon Rinonos-Diaz, ASVP-Academics, introduced Fabiola Arvizu, elected ASVP-Academics 2011-12.  Rinonos-Diaz announced that AS will hold runoff elections for 3 other positions.

College Faculty Governance Reports from Senators 

·      Senators who formed ad hoc committees to survey satisfaction with faculty governance in their colleges reported on their efforts. 

·      Pearce held several straw votes in which Senators voted 1) to continue with the survey process; 2) to work out an introduction and one or two questions that can be available to those who would like a sample survey.

 

STANDING COMMITTEE MINUTES Reading and Acceptance  (Exhibit B)

 

Committee

Date

Topic

University Planning & Resources Council

4/20/11

ACCEPTED. Rebasing the University – President Shepard

Academic Coordinating Commission

4/12/11

ACCEPTED (includes approval of policy).  POL & PROC. Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs (Motion)

Appointments and Elections Chuck Lambert, Officer

To Faculty Senate 2011-12: Paul Chen, 1 year term, for Karen Stout who serves At Lg as Senate President            

Vacancies:  Faculty Legislative Representative 2011-2012

1 Senator to replace Chuck Lambert, 2011-2012

Additional UPRC appointments

An online process will be set up by the Senate Office so Senators can choose the two areas that they believe should send a second representative to the UPRC.

Proposed Policy Language for Student Medical Absences from Exams

Senators considered language for a medical excuse policy for later finalization and forwarding to ACC.

 

Adjournment:  5:55.  May 2, 2011 – Rose Marie Norton-Nader, Recorder

                                                                                                            ___________________________

David Hartenstine, Secretary, 2010-2011

FACULTY SENATE – ROSTER 2010-2011

 

Senators whose terms end in 2011

 

 

 

1

Spencer Anthony-Cahill  SenACC

Chemistry

A

P

 

Senate President 2010-2011

2

Branko Curgus

Math

A

P

 

Scott Pearce, Liberal Studies, President

3

Chris Suczek  

Geology

A

P

 

Karen Stout, Vice President and Parliamentarian

4

David Hartenstine, Secretary

Math

A

P

 

   (elected 4/18/2011)

5

Michael J Mana

Psychology

B

P

 

Ex Officio

 

6

Ron Helms, (for Vicki Hsueh)

Sociology

B

P

1

Bruce Shepard, University President

P

7

Mick Cunningham

Sociology      

B

P

2

Catherine Riordan, Provost

P

8

Ryan Wasserman

Philosophy

C

P

3

Roger Gilman, Dean, Fairhaven, Provost’ Cncl

--

9

Daniel Rangel-Guerrero

M&CL

C

Exc

 

 

 

10

David Meyer, Vice Pres (for K.Denham)

English

AL

--

 

Past Pres, Legislative Liaison,  UFWW, ASVP

 

11

Michiko Yusa

M&CL

C

P

1

Daniel Larner, PastPres, Exec NV

P

12

Lesley Sommer ( Erin Hazard)

Music

D

P

2

Marsha Riddle Buly, LegLiaison10-11. Exec

--

13

Shawn Knabb

Economics

E

--

3

Steven Garfinkle, President, UFWW

P

14

John Feodorov

Fairhaven

F

P

4

Ramon Rinonos-Diaz, ASVP-Academics

P

15

Joanne Carney

Elem Ed

H

--

 

 

 

 

Senators whose terms end in 2012

 

Guests

16

David Bover

Comp Sci

A

P

1

Roger Anderson, Chair, ACC

P

17

Jackie Caplan-Auerbach

Geology

A

P

2

Jeff Newcomer, Chair, UPRC

P

18

Kathleen Saunders, ACC

Anthropology

B

P

3

Fabiola Arvizu, ASVP-Academics, 2011-12

P

19

Scott Pearce, SenPres, UPRC

Lib  Studies

C

P

 

 

 

20

Karen Stout  

Comm

C

P

4

Rose Marie Norton-Nader, Recorder

P

21

Bradley Howard

Journalism

C

--

 

 

 

22

Sheila Webb

Journalism

C

P

 

 

 

23

Penny Hutchinson

Dance

D

P

 

 

 

24

Cynthia Camlin

Art

D

P

 

 

 

25

Mark Springer

Decision Sci

E

P

 

 

 

26

Steve Henson, At Lg Exec

Economics

E

P

 

Ø  Senators Present

21

27

David O Wallin

Huxley

G

--

 

Ø  Absent or Excused

(9)

28

Donald Larsen

Woodring

H

--

 

Ø  Ex Officio

2

29

Chuck Lambert  Appt &E Exec

Spec. Educ

H

--

 

Ø  PPres; Leg Rep; UFWW; ASVP

3

30

Paul Piper

Libraries

I

--

 

Ø  Guests and Recorder

4

 

DATE:   May 2, 2011

 

TOTAL PRESENT:

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


[1] UPRC’s Scheduled Review of Planning Unit Proposals and SPECIAL HEARINGS Schedules

--May 4: University Relations, BFA, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs (Support including Graduate School);

--May 11: University Advancement, CHSS, Fairhaven, CFPA & Woodring;

--May 18: CBE, CST, Huxley, and the Library.

UPRC will provide 4 hours of special hearings on both Friday May 6th and Friday May 13th from 10 to Noon and 1 to 3 pm in OM340. Constituents can view UPRC representatives on the Faculty Senate website under “Memberships” at http://www.acadweb.wwu.edu/senate , click on UPRC “View”.