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ACADEMIC SENATE 2010-2011 David R. Boe, Chair Helen J. Kahn, Vice Chair Deanna L. Pozega, Secretary Minutes: NMU Academic Senate Executive Committee Meeting Tuesday, 25 January 2011 Presiding: David Boe, Chair Members Present: Michael Andary At-Large; Helen Kahn, Vice-Chair; Larry Pagel, At-Large; Andrew Poe, Past-Chair; Deanna Pozega, Secretary; Ron Sundell, AAUP Liaison Members Absent: Susan Koch, VPAA & Provost AGENDA I. Call to Order (3:05 PM) II. Additions to/Adoption of Agenda The election to replace an At-Large member, item C under Informal consideration was moved to unfinished business, item C. Agenda Approved III. Approval of Draft Minutes of Tuesday 11 January 2011 Minutes Approved. IV. Reports: A. Chair: David recently attended a shared governance meeting, where the budgetary and other financial concerns were discussed. While there were no official numbers announced yet, the outlook appears to be positive. Methods of ‘tightening the belt’ regarding budgetary concerns at NMU were briefly discussed. Particular issues brought up included the recent increase in President Wong’s salary and future salary expectations for faculty & staff. The television show ‘Campus P.D.’ filmed an episode in Marquette, focusing on the NMU campus. The episode is scheduled to air on February 9th. NMU campus police had originally declined the show’s request, but local law enforcement personnel welcomed them. Executive Senate members discussed the possible ramifications of this type of publicity. What type of image will this present? Is this a positive or negative thing? President’s Council meets tomorrow, and David will be providing his standard update to the council regarding current senate actions. B. Vice Chair: Helen announced that the Strategic Planning committee may be interested in meeting with faculty representatives in the near future. C. Secretary (No Report.) D. Provost (Absent.) E. ASNMU (N/A) V. Unfinished Business A. AAPC Report of Tuesday 18 January 2011 Second Reading will take place on 2/1. B. CUP Report of Tuesday 18 January 2011 Second Reading will take place on 2/1. C. Executive Committee At-Large Member Election Floor will be opened to further nominations for At-Large Member Election. Currently, there is one nominee, Bitsy Wedin, Associate Professor of Nursing. David will entertain a motion to close nominations and cast a unanimous ballot if no further nominations are made. If multiple persons are nominated, then CEC will distribute ballots and tally votes. VI. New Business VII. Informal Consideration A. AQIP Presentation Sandra Poindexter requested the opportunity to make an AQIP presentation to the Academic Senate, but she cannot present at the start of the meeting. She will be on the agenda for February 1, but her presentation will not be moved to the beginning of the meeting. B. President Wong Presentation President Wong plans to make his annual presentation to the Senate, but he is flexible with the dates. David will communicate with the President’s secretary to see if President Wong is available on 2/1. If not, he will request the first available time that corresponds with Senate meetings. VIII. Good of the Order Don’t forget to watch the State of the Union Address tonight. IX. Adjournment (3:49 PM) Respectfully submitted, Deanna Pozega, Senate Secretary Northern Michigan University
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