Senate Meeting Minutes
Thursday, November 17, 2005
meeting was called to order at 3:15 PM by the Chair
Introduction of Visitors
Leanne Parker, Tony Fernandez, Susan Odom, Matt Johnston, Barbara
Barnes, Laura Bracken, Scott Brainard, Rik Brosten, Margaret Chavez,
Linda Coursey, Harold Crook, Brian Fonnesbeck, Debbie Goodwin, Allen
Hanson, Jacob Hornby, Rachel Jameton, Diane Johnson, Kent Johnson,
Cheryl Jurgens, Eric Martin, Jeff Matthews, Dan Mayton, Ed Miller, Ray
Miller, Joni Montez, Clay Robinson,
Claire Davis, Tracy Flynn, David McCullough, Mike Owen, Jim Tarter, Gin
Ella-Mae Keats, Travis Osburn, Betsy Van Clief
Approval of Old Minutes:
from the Senate meeting of November 3, 2005 were unanimously approved by
acclimation with one correction to the Present list.
on Academic Affairs & Programs Report (CAAP)
discussed the 8 year plans for all state institutions including LCSC.
Two major items were the agreement between LCSC and BSU to cooperate on
offering a BSU Masters of Social Work in Northern Idaho as well as the
plan to continue pursuing the potential offering of a Masters of Applied
Teaching and Secondary Education.
was discussion about expansion of the community college system for the
state. LCSC feels that the Boise area needs a 2-year
California students will now be accepted in the Western Undergraduate
Faculty Workload Study requested by the Idaho Legislature has been
distributed to the Chairs and needs to be completed in a timely fashion.
Administration has established an Athletic Advisory Board to deal with
issues related to student athletes. The board will focus on issues such
as admission and graduation requirements for athletes, progress of
athletes in coursework and examining policies for the academic progress
of athletes. The members of the board are Dean Pharr, Clay Robinson,
Tom Urquhart, Jamie White and Gary Picone.
response to recent events, the Provost has asked the Administrative
Procedures committee to define a policy for Involuntary Student
Withdrawal. Policies in place did not effectively address recent
situations. The policy being considered is not yet official.
Senate Appropriated Account: $2371.69
Association account: $4492.77
Benevolence account: $1726.39
Regional meetings of institution Presidents have been cancelled, with
provosts providing the needed communications
school standards defined at the SBOE meeting continue to evolve
next phase of the Activity Center is scheduled to open December 17, 2005
Information Technology is exploring ways to dispose of outdated
technology in a “greener” fashion. Ideas should be forwarded to Alan
course evaluations, Student Course Evaluations (SCE’s), will be
available online from Nov. 28th through Dec. 18th.
Feedback about the new forms can be directed to Chet Herbst or Susan
Odom, Chair of Faculty Affairs.
Education Week is January 23, 2006
Legislative Luncheon is scheduled for January 11, 2006. The speaker
will be the new interim president of Idaho State University, Michael
Standing Committee Reports
Administrative Procedures (Jeff Matthews): The Administrative
Procedures committee is currently split into two working groups.
group is reviewing Senate representation policies. This group is
examining disparities in the representation system (e.g., the lack of
representation of adjuncts/non-tenure track faculty).
second working group is working on implementation of new tenure
language. The hope to bring it before the Senate in early 2006.
Pharr has asked the committee to examine the timeline for the annual
faculty evaluations in an effort to bring it inline with current
committee has received a proposed Involuntary Student Withdrawal policy
for consideration from the Provost’s Office.
Liaison Committee (Leanne Parker):
members of the BLC are acting as observers for the Functional Area
Resource Groups (FARG).
Curriculum Committee (Jacob Hornby): One proposal (A06-037) was
presented. It was approved by a vote of 20 ayes, 0 nays and 1
Affairs (Susan Odom): The Faculty Affairs Committee is currently
working on several issues:
committee has approached the CSO and PSO about potential uses for the
Faculty Lounge. The student government will also be consulted.
committee will be examining and following up on the new Student Course
committee is working on soliciting faculty feedback on a report and
series of recommendations regarding the now defunct General Studies
Compensation Review Committee (CRC) delivered their first report to the
administration on 10/31
is revisiting 2001 guidelines for compensation among the CSO, PSO and
committee is examining potential non-monetary compensation mechanisms
committee is discussing potential allocation of funds for equity
issues. The administration has requested a $240,000 line item in the
current budget to address equity and compression.
Development (Linda Coursey): No report.
Affairs (Harold Crook): Presented a resolution that had been sent
forward by the ASLCSC Senate requesting that midterm grades be made
mandatory for all courses. The topic was discussed and Senators were
encouraged to seek feedback from within their Divisions. Resolution was
treated as a first reading.
Technology Advisory (Rik Brosten): The submission forms for the
technology grants were emailed to the faculty in the second week of
November. The committee has $25,000 to distribute for classroom
Education (Ed Miller): No report.
Association meeting December 15, 2005 @ 3:15 PM in WCC.
Senator Alan Hansen noted that the Diversity Committee is working on
plans for Martin Luther King Day and that faculty input would be
Adjournment : The meeting was adjourned at 4:17 PM by the Chair