2006-04-24 Faculty Senate meeting

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Faculty Senate. Agenda and minutes of the meeting of April 24, 2006. -- Faculty Senate Meetings, 2005-2006, v.19

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Agenda: (Informal statements and proposals) -- (President's report) -- (Committee reports): A. Faculty Senate Standing Committee Annual reports: General Education; Rules; Scholarship and Student Aid; Tenure and Promotion -- B. Executive Committee - Electorate -- C. Library Committee / Phil Parker -- (Old business)
Attachments: Proposed Changes to the General Education Program -- Faculty Senate Committee Annual Reports for AY 2005-2006 -- Electorate Definition Revised -- Library Committee Proposals
Minutes: Summary of action: 1. Accepted amendments to the definition of the Department Administration Electorate and to be forwarded to the General Faculty -- 2. Referred to Academic Affairs a request to recheck the spring semester schedule so that finals would be over prior to Graduation -- 3. Accepted the annual reports of the following Faculty Senate Standing Committees: General Education; Rules; Scholarship & Student Aid; Tenure & Promotion; Library; Executive -- (Informal statements and proposals): a. Presentation on theatrical performance and its implications for a community on April 26th -- b. Request that the VPAA recheck the spring semester schedule so that in the future finals are over before graduation -- c. Faculty hire has been made in Modern Languages of a lecturer versus an assistant professor -- (President's report): April KBOR Meeting: a. President Beggs made a strong statement regarding performance on goals -- b. Qualified Admissions program is not working -- c. Bill is pending passage at the legislature which directs that the interest on tuition and research money be used to cover deferred maintenance on campuses buildings -- (Committee reports): Annual reports from the following Faculty Senate Standing Committees: a. General Education -- b. Rules -- c. Scholarship and Student Aid -- d. Tenure and Promotion -- e. Executive Committee: The outcome of the Executive Committee meeting regarding the electorate will be presented to be voted on in the next section of this meeting -- f. Library Committee: The Committee reminded the Senate that 1% of the tuition increase has in the past been dedicated to the library -- (Old business): a. Motion on the table to be forwarded to the President to be included in WSU Policies and Procedures / President Brooks -- (As may arise): a. Report from the Academic Affairs Committee recommended that a policy be instituted regarding the hiring of lecturers