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Indiana State University University Faculty Senate
September 11, Minutes

Indiana State University
Faculty Senate 2007-08

Time:           3:15 p.m.  

Place:           HMSU, Room 227

Present:        Chairperson 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

Guests:         R. Perrin, English;_E. Tuttle, life sciences


I.                    Administrative Report:

(1)    Thanks were expressed to the many who attended the reception yesterday.

(2)    request for reactions to waiving the 10% fee for faculty and staff.

(3)    noted President’s address on Thursday the 13th.

(4)    moving forward quickly toward hiring the new Deans of CHNNS Twenty-eight to twenty-nine applications were reduced to ten last week. Reference checks are being done. Airport Interviews are planned for October. Hoping for January start.

II.                 Chair Report: None

III.               Approval of minutes as amended. (D. Worley, T. Sawyer) 8-0-0

IV.              Fifteen Minutes

(1)    The Cabinet decided ISU would support the Air Fair.

(a)    Kevin Snyder is organizing ISU’s presence.

(b)    3 years per the President, Cabinet, and Foundation - $50,000 for 1 year or $30,000 per year for 3 year commitment

(c)    foundation to pay ˝

(d)    would like the Air Fair to be a 2nd Homecoming for ISU.

(e)    $15,000 to $20,000 in additional expenses expected for things like Sodexho and buses.

(f)     Terre Haute Air Authority and D. Dunbar will run the Air Fair

(g)    expecting about 3 bus loads of high school students to tour the campus then take the ISU shuttle to the Air Fair.

(h)    questions raised regarding how to assess the pay-off from supporting the Air Fair. A request was made for follow-up.

(i)      John Beacon and Gene Crume are on top of creating a system of assessing pay-offs.

(2)    Hispanic Festival will be held in Indianapolis on Saturday.

(a)    ISU continues a small sponsorship

(b)    A small group from ISU will help man a booth.

V.                 Charges to Standing Committees approved. (D. Worley, T. Sawyer) 9-0-0

VI.              Curriculum Proposals – all are eliminations except Spanish M.A., which is a suspension.

Motion to consider all together. (D. Worely/T. Sawyer  9-0-0)


(1)    Ph.D. Life Sciences – Systematics

(2)    Ph.D. Life Sciences – Sports Medicine

(3)    MA English Theater

(4)    MA/MS English Teaching

(5)    Women’s Studies Graduate Certificate

(6)    MA Spanish

a)      Savings from cutting the Ph.D. in Sports Medicine was questioned. A reduction in additional staff used to train 1-3 Ph.D. students will reduce expenses.

b)      Provost Maynard encouraged everyone to go to the Indiana Commission of Higher Education website to read the “time to degree” statement.

c)      English – Theater: The only reason for elimination is that there is no one left at the University who is available to teach the course.

Motion to accept. (Sr. Anderson/T. Sawyer 9-0-0)

VII.            Old Business - None

VIII.         New Business

1.       Tenure Appointments

Executive Session (Sr. Anderson/S. Pontius 9-0-0) 4:17 PM

Out of Executive Session 4:32 PM

(a)    Dr. William Redmond, College of Business

(D. Worley/M. Miller 8-1-0)

(b)    Dr. Nancy Merritt, Dean, College of Business

(T. Sawyer/D. Worley 9-0-0)



Meeting adjourned 4:55 PM