10/15/2015 3:40 PM
Attendance: Denise Moseley, George White (proxy for Ron Smith), Sheila Pearson, Louis Roy, Abdel Bachri (for Copie Moore), Svetlana Paulson, John Hutchens, Shane Warrick, Alec Testa, Charles Young, Juping Wang, Stacy Clanton, Sara Day, Pat Clanton
Call to Order
Reading of Proxies- Abdel Bachri was proxy for Copie Moore. George White was proxy for Ron Smith.
Approval of Minutes
Stacy Clanton moved to approve the September 17 Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes, and Alec Testa seconded the motion. The minutes were approved.
Special Orders of the Day
Remarks from Administration
Building Plans for Dorms- It was reported that the cost of the project to build two dorms is $12 million. Each dorm will have three stories and 132 beds. The dorms should be ready for occupancy by the fall semester of 2016.
Pay Compression- The question of whether pay compression will be a part of upcoming faculty raises was addressed. Cost of living adjustments will be given first then any adjustments to salaries will be considered.
Mission Statement Committee Report – An early draft of a proposed revision to the mission statement was presented. Tim Wise representing the faculty senate and Brad Stout representing the staff senate are co-chairing a committee to study the mission statement and recommend any changes that needed to be made.
Faculty Evaluation Policies – George White made a motion that the Faculty Senate Handbook Committee be charged with investigating whether it is possible for each college to have an approved variation of the university’s evaluation procedures. Also the peer review process and whether the wording is broad enough to allow for the digital summaries and the improved peer evaluations as substitutions for what is currently being used. Motion to accept was made by Sara Day and seconded by Stacy Clanton. Motion approved.
Other Business That May Come Before The Senate
*Minutes from September 17, 2015