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Indiana State University University Faculty Senate
Approved February 28, 2006.
February 14, Minutes

Indiana State University
Faculty Senate 2005-06

Time:            3:15 p.m.  

Place:          Hulman Memorial Student Union 227

Present:       Chairperson S. Lamb, Vice Chair V. Sheets, Secretary Sr. A. Anderson

                    V. Anderson, B. Evans, B. Frank, C. Hoffman, J. Hughes, S. Shure

Ex-Officio:     J. Maynard

Visitors:        B. Kilp, M. Schafer



I.  Administrative Report

Provost Maynard reported:

Scholars Weekend recently occurred; good attendance (80 participants); March 1st letters will be sent to 15 Presidential Scholars and 12 Network Scholars.


II. Chair Report

Chair Lamb reported:

Enrollment Taskforce: attended meeting; financial aid presentation was very informative.


III. Fifteen Minute Open Discussion

1) Interest in how many University employees had enrolled in the voluntary flexible spending account.

2) Admission concerns: student misdirected for information on a Health and Human Performance program—finally located the correct resource area after two hours of misdirection; better accommodation for students working to meet timeline demands; request for duplication of submitted documents; categorization of students incorrectly; better calendar coordination for event planning.

3) A cost comparison for annual cost differential with peer institutions was shared—ISU is still the lowest of the four major research public universities, but IV-Tech, USI, IU branch campuses, and IUPUI are less expensive.  Concern expressed that additional fees and costs already approved or proposed will negatively affect ISU enrollment.

4) In response to inquiry on the Notebook Initiative, Provost Maynard indicated that replacement of computer hardware is by request—presently not mandatory.  Concern expressed that the department’s lack of control on reassignment of equipment that has been replaced lessened the program’s effectiveness.


IV. Approval of the Minutes

            Minutes of the February 7, 2006 meeting were approved. (Hoffman, Anderson 9-0-0)


V. Standing Committee Recommendations

            Basic Studies Quantitative Literacy Requirement

            Guests were invited to the table by acclamation.

            Today’s policy was initiated by the Mathematics Department and reviewed by the Quantitative Literacy Oversight Committee, the General Education Council, and the Curriculum and Academic Affairs Committee.



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            After discussion, approved as amended (Sheets, V. Anderson 9-0-0):

Math 102, college algebra or a higher level math course (except Math 205 or Math 305) or a college-level statistics course would satisfy a quantitative literacy/mathematics requirement.


VI. Old Business

            Handbook modifications to correspond to Modifications to Special Purpose and Part-Time Temporary Faculty Policies, February 17, 2004 document

            After discussion, approved (Hoffman, A. Anderson 9-0-0):



Article III




Section 1. Membership


The Special Purpose and Part-Time Temporary Faculty Advocate shall hold a speaking seat on the University Faculty Senate.  (This sentence should be placed right before the ‘Administration Representation’ heading)



I.                     STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE



At the end of the second paragraph of that section will be added the following sentence;


The Special Purpose and Part-Time Temporary Faculty Advocate serving on the Faculty Affairs committee shall have the same set of privileges and duties as the administrative and student representatives serving on that committee.


VII. New Business

            Provost Maynard discussed budget scenarios for the upcoming year.


VIII.  Motion to move into executive session.  (Hoffman, A. Anderson 9-0-0)

        Motion to move out of executive session.  (Sheets, Hoffman 9-0-0)


The meeting adjourned at 5:35 p.m.