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Indiana State University University Faculty Senate

January 13, Minutes
Approved January 20, 2004.
EC #15

Indiana State University
Faculty Senate
Executive Committee 2003-04

Time: 3:15 p.m.

Place: Hulman Memorial Student Union 227

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

S. Davis, J. Harper, N. Lawrence, R. Schneirov, V. Sheets, J. Tenerelli

Ex-Officio: President Benjamin, Provost Maynard

I. Minutes of the December 16th meeting were approved. (Davis, Lawrence 5-0-1)

II. Administrative Report

President Benjamin reported:

1) scholarship opportunities and procedures for awarding them are being researched;

2) he and ISU Board of Trustees President, Barbara House, attended the Commission for Higher Education meeting that provided updates for trustee presidents that took place last week;

3) the official turn over of the Prudential Building by the Foundation to ISU will occur at this Thursday’s Board meeting.

Provost Maynard noted:

the upcoming Board meeting this Thursday and the Campus Retreat on January 23rd and 24th .

III. Chair Report

Chair Hudson:

1) reported that the Board of Trustees agenda this Thursday will include the grievance policy  revision and the insurance revisions.

2) reminded the Committee of the upcoming open forums on January 21st and 22nd where the Indiana Commission for Higher Education's Framework for Policy and Planning Development for Higher Education and the Education Roundtable's Indiana P-16 Plan for Improving Student Achievement will be discussed.

IV. Old Business

Academic Affairs Special Purpose Faculty and Part-time Temporary Faculty Recommendation, December 16, 2003; removed from the table. (Davis, Lawrence 5-0-1)

After lengthy consideration that included page by page editorial revision, the document was approved. (Lawrence, Schneirov 7-0-1)

EC#14, 12/16/03

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V. Fifteen Minute Open Discussion

Questions concerning the appropriateness of an Administrator in the School of Nursing taking courses within a department for which she has responsibilities were raised. The discussion will continue next week.

A question concerning the appropriateness of the Dean of the School of Technology disregarding a faculty-approved representative to the consortium Doctoral Program and replacing the faculty-approved individual with the Dean's own choice was raised. Further discussion will ensue after additional facts are gathered.

The meeting adjourned at 5:55 p.m.