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Minutes for the Meeting of the Senate of the Faculty

April 15, 2004 4:45 PM

Thad Cochran Research Center (Natural Products Center), Room 2066

Meeting called to order with a quorum at 4:52p.m.

Present: Edmund Acevedo, Donna Adler, Bahram Alidaee, Robert Brown, John Bruce, Victoria Bush, Daisy Cheng, Alice Cooper, Laurie Cozad, Gregg Davidson, Laurdella Foulkes-Levy, Garey Fox, Kris Gilliland, Matthew Hall, Jamie Harker, Charles Ingene, Greg Johnson, Fred Laurenzo, Diane Marting, Rosemary Oliphant-Ingham, Elizabeth Payne, Michael Repka, Sidney Rowland, Bill Scott, Laura Sheppardson, Warren Steel, Joe Sumrall, Mary Thurlkill, Joe Urgo, Randy Wadkins, Kristine Willett, John Winkle, Alexander Yakovlev, Judith Cassidy

Absent:  Milam Aiken*, Conrad Cunningham*, Tristan Denley, Rick Elam, Michelle Emanuel*, Ray Fulton, Ivo Kamps, Christopher McCurdy*, Jennifer Mizenko, David Rock*, Sidney Rowland*, Diane Tidwell*, Charles West, Nancy Wicker*, Kathleen Wickham*, Haidong Wu

* Prior Notification

I. Old Business

A. Minutes of the March 18, 2004 /minutes_Mar2004.html

Senator Bruce moved to accept the minutes.  Senator Bush seconded the motion. Motion passed without dissent. 

II. Proposal from the Faculty Senate Executive Committee on “What To Do Next with the Results of the Provosts Review”

Senator Winkle moved to close the meeting to executive session and Senator Willett seconded.  Motion passed with 24-for 2-against 2-abstain

Meeting closed for Executive Session

Re-Open Meeting

PowerPoint presentation-Senator Acevedo

Recommendation: The 3 campus libraries will have three copies of the Provost’s review to be placed on reserve, this idea was initiated by Joe Urgo.  Documents will only be available for checkout to faculty members.

Senator Adler moved to adopt the exec committee’s recommendation with one change:  instead of a “personnel issue” insert a “sensitive issue”

Seconded by Senator Scott

Senator Scott retracted his Second.

Senator Laurenzo made a the motion for Faculty to be given access to survey results upon request to the Faculty Senate Chair

Seconded by Senator Adler

Voted on by Secret Ballot

15-for  9-against

Access will be provided by contacting Senate Chair, Ed Acevedo.

Quorum was declared

Senator Adler moved that the Faculty Senate make public the cover letter and the breakdown of the results of the survey with the data in table form

Senator Foulkes-Levy seconded the motion

Senator Scott moved the question

Motion passed without dissent

Due to time constraints move down to agenda item IV. A. Committee on Committees

IV. Recommendations for filling University Standing Committee Positions

A.     Committee on Committees-John Bruce-present slate for new committee

Senator Winkle moved to accept the proposed slate

Motion passed without dissent

Senator Winkle moved to adjourn the meeting

Senator Brown seconded the motion.

Motion passed without.

Meeting adjourned at 6:35   p.m.