University Faculty Senate

Executive Committee (EC) September 9, 2008 Minutes
2008- 200

Faculty Senate Executive Committee
September 9, 2008

Approved September 16, 2008
September 9, 2008 Minutes

Indiana State University
Faculty Senate 2008-09

Present:           V. Sheets, S.A. Anderson, J. Fine, A. Halpern, C. Hoffman, S. Lamb, S. Pontius and T. Sawyer

 I.                      Administrative Report


 II.                    Chair Report.

Sheets noted the favorable response to the new President’s style.

                        III.                   Approval of the Minutes of August 19 and September 2, 2008

                        Approved as corrected.   (S. Pontius/T. Sawyer) 9-0-1.

 IV.                   Fifteen Minute Open Discussion.

                        a.         There was a discussion about in vs out-of-state tuition. Only

                                    Hoosier FTEs are funded by the state.

                        b.         State funding will be tied to graduation rates.  It was reported that some

                                     universities charge tuition surcharge for students who do not graduate on


                        c.         Board of Trustees’ list of University Priorities – is President

                                    willing to gather data and do a cost analysis of Athletics?

                        d.         Sheets indicated that President suggested a revision of core values. Too

                                    many.  Who was best suited? (Consensus favored Mission taskforce).

                        e.         Community-engagement is “special emphasis” of self-study. Will need to

                                    examine what we want it to be in future. Would probably be part of

                                    strategic planning.

 V.                    New Business

A. Review of All-University Committees Survey

            It was agreed (S. Lamb/T. Sawyer) 8-0-0

            a.         to inform administration that some committees never meet, 

            b.         and that we would discontinue recruiting members,

            c.         until such time as committees serve function.

            Sheets was assigned to draft a memo to this effect.

 VI.                   Old Business

                         Revised Committee Charges, approved   (T. Sawyer/S. Lamb) 9-0-0

a.       Two charges were removed by friendly amendment, to be revised

      by officers and brought back.

b. Reponses to 07-08 FAC, SAC, AAC, Tabled (TS/SL, 8-0-1)

c. It was approved and recommended by acclamation to cancel the

    September 18, 2008 Senate meeting (9-0-0).

 The next Senate meeting will take place on October 23, 2008 (COT – Myers, Lecture Hall, 105.)

Meeting adjourned at 6:10 p.m.

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