Senate Meeting Minutes
Thursday, November 3, 2005
meeting was called to order at 3:16 PM by the Chair
Introduction of Visitors
Leanne Parker, Susan Odom, Matt Johnston, Barbara Barnes, Laura Bracken,
Scott Brainard, Rik Brosten, Margaret Chavez, Linda Coursey, Harold
Crook, Claire Davis, Debbie Goodwin, Allen Hanson, Andena Hibbard (proxy
for Brian Fonnesbeck), Jacob Hornby, Diane Johnson, Kent Johnson, Ray
Miller (proxy for Alan Marshall), Eric Martin, Jeff Matthews, Dan
Mayton, David McCullough, Ed Miller, Joni Montez, Chris Riggs (proxy for
Cheryl Jurgens), Clay Robinson, Jim Tarter
Tony Fernandez, Tracy Flynn, Rachel Jameton, Joni Montez, Mike Owen, Gin
Approval of Old Minutes:
from the Senate meeting of October 20, 2005 were unanimously approved by
acclimation with one correction to the Present list.
Report -- No report. The Provost was out of town.
Senate Appropriated Account: $2371.69
Association account: $4372.77
Benevolence account: $1660.39.
Marilyn Howard will not be seeking reelection as the Superintendent of
Public Instruction next Fall
Johnson was named the interim Executive Director of the SBOE
Days in Coeur d’Alene took place on 10/25. There was a nice reception
and it was a positive experience for all involved.
will be no printed copy of the Spring 2006 schedule. It will only be
available online via Warriorweb.
Hanson is currently developing a survey for students that are
withdrawing from college.
Lewiston Chamber of Commerce held a recent business event at the York
House and were very impressed with the facility.
Activity Center admission policies for the family/friends of faculty &
staff for sporting events have been clarified. The purchase of season
ticket plans is encouraged.
Fitzgerald has arranged for a series of brown bag lunches on Service
Learning in Higher Education. The dates are 11/10, 12/2 (light
breakfast), 1/26 and 2/16. The series will culminate in a two day
symposium on 3/30-3/31.
date for the Higher Education legislative luncheon has been finalized:
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
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 (i.e. the lack of
representation of adjuncts/non-tenure track faculty).
second working group is working on implementation of new tenure
language. This process was described as largely mechanical and not
question was raised about promotion/tenure issues that might arise based
on new promotion policies in the Division of Natural Sciences. The
recently approved policy allows for an individual to move from the rank
of Instructor (typically a non-tenure track position) to Assistant
Professor (typically a tenure track position).
Business & Technical Services and Technical & Industrial Divisions
expressed concern about tenure policy for the technical divisions.
Liaison Committee (Leanne Parker):
members of the BLC will act as observers this Fall for the Functional
Area Resource Groups (FARG) as part of the Unit Action Plan (UAP)
committee is examining peer institutions for data on promotion raises.
LCSC last revised the financial amounts associated with promotion raises
Curriculum Committee (Jacob Hornby): One proposal (A06-033) was
presented and approved.
Affairs (Susan Odom): The Faculty Affairs Committee is currently
working on several issues:
Lounge Survey: The survey results indicated that the faculty lounge was
used by some faculty during the lunch hour. Based on feedback from the
survey, the committee will examine potential shared-usage roles for the
room. Further discussion focused on soliciting input from the CSO, PSO
previous minutes, the committee was noted as taking on examination of
the number of credits necessary for honors at graduation and the
role/usage of the Testing Center. The honors at graduation
recommendation now rests in the provost’s office. The committee is
soliciting faculty input on the role of the Testing Center.
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 presently finding specific information within each constituent group
(faculty & staff)
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): The committee considered three sabbatical
proposals. The proposals have been ranked and recommendations forwarded
to the Provost for consideration.
Affairs (Harold Crook): No report
Technology Advisory (Rik Brosten): TAC is currently developing a
proposal submission form. Once complete it will be available on the
committee’s website. The committee has $25,000 to distribute for
classroom infrastructure technology
Education (Ed Miller): The committee has set its meeting schedule and
defined its overall goals for the year.
Association meeting December 15, 2005 @ 3:15 PM in WCC.
faculty volunteer is still needed on the Winter Revels planning
committee. Interested parties can contact Leanne Parker or Vikki Swift.
Adjournment : The meeting was adjourned at 4:01 PM by the Chair