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Indiana State University University Faculty Senate

February 8, Minutes
Approved February 15

Indiana State University
Faculty Senate

Executive Committee 2004-05

Time:            3:15 p.m.  

Place:          Hulman Memorial Student Union 227

Present:       Chairperson H. Hudson, Vice Chair S. Lamb, Secretary Sr. A. Anderson

                    B. Evans, B. Frank, P. Hightower, C. MacDonald, V. Sheets, S. Shure

Ex-Officio:     B. English

Visitor:         C. Barton, P. Mikolaj



I.  Administrative Report

            B. English:

            1) reminded the Committee of the Engagement event Feb. 9-11.


II. Chair Report

            Chair Hudson:

1)       distributed the schedule for the Deans’ budget presentations;

2)       reported on meetings: she and S. Lamb had met with G. Floyd regarding the budget report and with President Benjamin and K. Snider on pay for performance and draft Compensation Plan.


III. Fifteen Minute Open Discussion

1) Concern that student’s attending a technology seminar were given misinformation on the room location; bad impression on parents and students.

2) Presidential scholars’ interviews were impressive this year with good faculty participation.

3) Issues of intelligent design expressed—concern with acceptance.


IV. Approval of the Minutes

            Minutes of February 1, 2005, were approved. (Sheets, Macdonald 7-0-2)


V. Information Item

            Ad hoc Benefits Committee

            Guests were invited to the table by acclamation.  Update of committee activities given: meeting regularly; conducted a benefits survey of peer institutions used in the compensation study with addition of those in the local community but had poor response making comparison difficult; budget implications on health benefits discussed.  Questions of personal interest of the ISU plan were asked of the guests.


VI. Standing Committee Recommendations

            FAC: Report on Spousal Hires

            Accepted. (Frank, Lamb 8-0-1)

            Compliments to the Committee for its work.


            Motion: Create a taskforce to seek input from the Support Staff Council and Human Resources using the Report as a base for creation of a draft policy. (Frank, MacDonald 8-0-1)



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            FAC: Performance Review Deadlines

Recommendation: The deadlines for pretenured faculty performance reviews be considered.  Specifically, first, second, and third-year faculty should have reviews due later in the academic year while fourth, fifth, and sixth-year faculty could have their reviews due earlier in the academic year.


Failed motion to accept. (Evans, Shure 0-8-1)

Noted the recommendation violates the AAUP guidelines.  Issues to be addressed on case by case basis.


Agenda reordered by consensus.


VII. New Business

            Faculty Representative on the Dean of Technology Review Committee

            Approved J. Kulhmann. (Frank, Lamb 8-0-1)


            Nominations to the Alliance for Community Engagement Committee

The Committee forwarded nominations.  Chair Hudson will affirm if nominees are available and forward the slate to J. Tenerelli and the Committee via e-mail.


VIII. Old Business

            Draft Compensation Plan

            The Committee forwarded suggestions for inclusion in the formal response to the President.  Chair Hudson will construct the response.



The meeting adjourned at 5:43 p.m.