Texas A&M University-Kingsville Faculty Senate Minutes November 2, 2010 Present: Aden Ahmed, Angel Ball, Sajid Bashir, Alicia Cavazos-Garza, Mike Daniel, Jean Escudero, Don Fisher, Michelle Garcia, James Glusing, Patricia Gomez, Jose Guerra, Glenda Holland, Darin Hoskisson, Vincent Louis, Tanner Machado, Mary Mattingly, Gerri Maxwell, Lifford McLauchlan, Jim Norwine, Victoria Packard, Kathleen Rees, Ed Rowley, Ryan Rhoades, Greg Sanders, Nestor Sherman, Roger Tuller, Priti Verma, Charles Wissinger, Nuri Yilmazer I. Meeting was called to order by Ed Rowly at 3:43 pm II. Minutes of October 12, 2010 were unanimously passed III. Report of Officers: Ed Rowly gave an overview of his meeting with State Convention of Council of the Faculty Senate. IV. Provost talked about the merit bonus: two percent average ranging from zero to five. V. Old Business I. Faculty Handbood Draft Review Motion by Ed Rowly to limit discussion to 10 minutes per item, Don Fisher second. a. A1 History: Accepted 24-2 with pending Table until Marketing and Communication updated. A2 Mission: accepted 24-1. A3 Role and Scope: approved 25-0 A4.1 : approved 27-0 A4.2: approved 24-0 A4.3: approved by voice vote A (all): approved 26-1 b. C1 (1 to 10): approved by voice vote C2 Discussion was brought up about the reason for specifically 10 hours of office hours. Discussed redefining “office”. Motion to amend to “Faculty member is expected to make reasonable accommodation to be accessible to students” by Jean Escudero and seconded by Dean Ferguson(?). 11 approved and 12 opposed. C2 accepted “ AS IS” 11-6. C2.1 approved 27-0 C2.2 ammendment motioned by Victoria Packard to change “bibliographic” to “library instruction”. Approved by voice vote. C2.3 c) add “k” in week C2.3.1 b) option (1) approved 23-0-4 (abstentions) C2.3 approved unanimous by voice vote C220.127.116.11 approved unanimous by voice vote C18.104.22.168 approved unanimous by voice vote C22.214.171.124 approved unanimous by voice vote C2.4.2 approved unanimous by voice vote C2.4.3 amendment to change to “see the appendix” approved unanimous by voice vote C2.4.3 approved unanimous by voice vote C2.4.4 approved unanimous by voice vote C2.4.5 approved unanimous by voice vote VI. Announcements Ed Rowley announced that the next Faculty Senate meeting is November 9, 2010 VII. Meeting was adjourned at 4:58 pm.