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Indiana State University University Faculty Senate

March 15, Minutes
Approved March 29,

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




I.  Administrative Report

            B. English:

1)       budget discussions continue; an outline from the Budget Update and Planning Session held March 9 was distributed.


II. Chair Report

            Chair Hudson:

1)       the first recipients of the Faculty Scholarship have been selected this week; two students will receive an award of $1000 divided between the spring and fall semesters;

2)       Senate officers met with the provost today; discussion: Special Purpose Faculty document approved by the Executive Committee at last week’s meeting;

3)       members are encouraged to attend tomorrow’s AAUP meeting.


 III. Fifteen Minute Open Discussion

1) Budget discussion: decision on the 4% budget reallocation should include individual academic unit examination—a blanket solution and decision would not be effective; worth to the University per student; effect on searches; reduction in telephone services has not been discussed; Senate officers not included in mini-retreat budget presentations, resulting in lack of information and input.  This after earlier assurances by administration of inclusive budget discussions.

2) Grade distribution—60% of grades are in the “A” and “B” category.

3) Low response to solicitation effort for the Faculty Scholarship.

4) Congratulations to the women’s basketball team—good representatives for the University.


IV. Approval of the Minutes

            Minutes of March 8, 2005, were approved. (Evans, Frank 6-0-1)


V. Old Business

            FAC: Handbook Language for Special Purpose Faculty

Motion to amend and approve. (Frank, Shure 6-0-1)

Amendment underlined:

Handbook Section IV – Compensation and Benefits

Page IV-3, Temporary Faculty


                                                                                                                        EC#20, 3/15/05

                                                                                                                                     Page 2



Subsection Part-Time


Insert the following after the last sentence of section:


….in the University staff benefits program.   Continuing part-time temporary faculty shall SHOULD be provided salary increases comparable to those awarded to regular faculty.  If Part-Time Temporary Faculty members are required to perform additional duties not articulated in writing at the time of appointment, they should receive additional compensation or workload adjustment.


VI. New Business

            Academic Calendar 2007-2008

            After brief discussion, approved. (Lamb, Evans 6-0-1)


            Relationship Between the CAAC and the Alliance MOU

            Accepted. (Sheets, Anderson 6-0-1)


VII. Standing Committee Reports

            Liaisons provided updates on committee activity.


The meeting adjourned at 5:05 p.m.