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Indiana State University University Faculty Senate
Approved  2007.
December 4, Minutes.

Indiana State University
Faculty Senate 2007-08


Time:           3:15 p.m.  

Place:           HMSU, Room 227

Present:        Chair V. Sheets, Vice Chair A. Halpern, Secretary Sister A. M. Anderson

                     J. Fine, J. Hughes, M. Miller, S. Pontius, T. Sawyer, D. Worley

Ex-Officio:   J. Maynard


        I.                  Administrative Report

The NCA Accreditation Committee met. Discussion was held on three topics. It was agreed that advantage should be taken of this opportunity to do more than simply comply with the minimum ten year requirements. Ideas were discussed with the Leadership Committee. A small group will bring back some more developed topics for consideration by the larger group at the next meeting. Feedback received on the most recent draft of the Mission Statement and Value Statement was looked at. Version III of the Mission Statement is only two sentences long and should be out within a day or so. You will see that we are listening to what people are saying. The plan is to host a forum with approximately 120 people in mid January. There is support for the first three Value Statements. There was some concern about the fourth. Work will continue on it.

     II.                  Chair Report – None

   III.                  Old Business – Criminal Background Checks

Other universities’ policies were examined. Discussion was held on what was liked and disliked about those policies, and, ultimately, what would work best for ISU. Chair Sheets will craft a document to bring back to the next meeting for further committee consideration.

  IV.                  New Business – J. Conant to replace S. Eley on FEBC. Approved by consensus.

     V.                  Approval of Minutes – (Fine/Pontius) 8-0-1

  VI.                  Fifteen Minutes Open Discussion

a.       The Marketing Group is apparently taking over the First Year program. There have been some extremely angry responses to that.

b.       It was noted that approximately twelve faculty attended this morning’s Mission Statement public forum.

c.       This week’s Board meeting has a number of changes for next year’s health plan which seem to be consistent with earlier FEBC recommendations.

VII.                  Committee Liaison Reports

a.       URC – The committee met and dispersed funds.

b.       CAAC – Passed 2 proposals, discussed the Mission Statement and also how to manage the proposal process next year.




Adjourned 4:50 PM