To: Edit Szanto, Faculty Senate President
CC: Jerry Meyerhoeffer, Jerry Beck, DeVere Burton
From: Faculty Senate Executive Committee, Jan Simpkin
Date: 15 September 2000
Re: Faculty Senate Executive Committee Meeting, 12 September 2000
Present: Edit Szanto, Maddy Hartwell, George Halsell, Nancy Jonsson-Byler, Lloyd DeWitt,
Issues discussed included the following:
attendance at Board meetings
upcoming All Faculty Forum discussion topics
At least one member of the Executive Committee will attend each Board meeting during this
September All Faculty Forum
Steve Poppino will be asked to address the Forum about copyright issues.
Several faculty have asked for clarification about dual credit. It was proposed that this issue
could be addressed in the Advisory Committee meeting or at the next All Faculty Forum.
Mark Sugden submitted a statement of computer literacy for faculty. The Executive Committee
approved its wording.
Student health insurance was brought up and discussed. Edit will find out the services offered
through the Student Health Center and discuss the issue with Student Services.
Follow-up: Edit talked to Graydon Stanley who said that CSI did have student health insurance
about 12 years ago and it was Student Senate that voted to discontinue the insurance (high
deductibles, high premiums) and establish the Student Health Center instead. Since this is a
student issue, faculty senate will not be discussing it in an open forum.
The absence of Larry Motzner was discussed. One faculty heard about his health problems and
the committee discussed the possibility of having to find a replacement for Larry.
Follow-up: administration confirmed that Larry is not coming back. Edit checked the bylaws
about replacing an executive committee member. The bylaws said that the next person who
received the second highest number of votes during the last ballot should replace the departing
member. Jim Tarter confirmed that Dick Frey had the second highest number of votes. Edit
contacted Dick and he agreed to serve for the remainder of Larry’s term (a little over a year).
The Committee discussed developing a way to assess requests from full Professors for
advancement. It was decided that a committee should be formed to establish criteria for
advancement and to determine who will review applications. A possible reviewing entity is the
Faculty Senate Executive Committee.