Minutes of the University Senate Meeting
January 10, 2008
The January meeting of the University Senate was held at 4:05 p.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2008 in Room 7, Gamble Hall. Tom Petros presided.
The following members of the Senate were present:
The following members of the Senate were absent:
Myrick, Matthew Nelson, Susan
Wilson, H. David
The following announcements were made:
The chair asked for corrections or additions to the December 6, 2007 minutes. Hearing none, the minutes were approved as distributed.
The question period was opened at 4:16 p.m. There were no questions posed by the Senate membership. The question period closed at 4:17 p.m.
A motion was made by Mr. Haskins, and seconded by Mr. Jackson, to accept the Senate Library Committee annual report. The motion was approved.
Because Ms. Kubeck was not in attendance, the request for a clicker standard was not discussed. Ms. Kubeck will be asked to attend a future meeting.
Mr. Petros presented the request from the Standing Committee on Faculty Rights (SCoFR) to change the wording on the membership. Mr. Marshall, a member of SCoFR, spoke to the requested change. He stated that the Committee wishes to add a line to the membership description indicating that when a faculty member is elected to SCoFR, that person is no longer eligible for the Special Review Committee Pool. The change is requested to eliminate the potential for conflict of interest. Mr. Marshall moved approval of the change, which was seconded by Mr. Haskins. The motion passed with a vote of 56 for and 1 abstention.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 p.m.
Secretary to the Senate