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University Senate Meeting Minutes


Volume 22                  February 18, 2013                   Number 6

1. Call to Order:  

The February 18, 2013 meeting of the University Senate was called to order at 4:02 p.m. in the Ropp Center, Room 105, by President Larry Jarrell.

2.  Roll Call:  Sandi Richardson

Senators absent from the meeting and without excuse or proxy:  Donny Crowe, Dentcho Genov, Rich Kordal, Kate Perot, Kim Theodos, and Sarah Vance.

3.  Adoption of Agenda:

A motion to accept the agenda was made by Tammy Schilling and seconded by Marilyn Robinson; the agenda was approved without change.

4.  Adoption of Minutes:  January 2013

A motion to accept the January 2013 minutes was made by Jeff Yule and seconded by Marilyn Robinson; the minutes were approved without change.

5. Special Guest Speakers: Dr. Jim King

Dr. Jim King informed the senate membership about the many changes that are taking place around the Louisiana Tech campus.

6. Old Business: 

  • Traffic and Parking Committee: Larry Jarrell reported that Chief Randal Hermes will address the traffic and parking issues at the March 2013 meeting.
  • Benefits Committee asked to report on their findings during the March 2013 meeting.

7. New Business

  • January budget report discussed: LaToya Pierce
  • Reports from Committees:
    • Technology committee: Michael Swanbom, liaison
      • Nothing to report
    • Benefits committee: J Bennett, liaison, Patrick O'Neal, Chairman
      • The Tuition Exchange program survey to be disseminated across campus in February with results discussed in the March 2013 meeting. 
      • It was agreed the remaining issues will be presented to president-elect Les Guice after he takes office in July 2013. The three issues are: (1) tenure clock extensions, (2) transitional support, and (3) modified duties. 
    • Policies and Procedures committee: Marilyn Robinson, liaison
      • Nothing to report
    • Campus Quality of Life committee: Julie Holmes, liaison
      • Three of the four desired speakers for the spring forum have made the commitment to participate.
  • Possible resolution re: clickers for incoming freshmen/technology fee
    • Technology committee was tasked with finding one "standard" clicker vendor for student purchases
    • "Turning Technologies" is the vendor used by nursing
    • Dr. Swanbom will contack Norm Pumphrey to discuss the matter, and will report at the March 2013 meeting.
  • F. J. Taylor nominees (voting in April 2013)
    • Tammy Schilling
    • Stan McCaa
    • Brad Cicciarelli
    • Dawn Ericksen
    • Frank Hamrick
    • Joe Pullis

9. Voluntary Remarks:


10. Adjournment:  A motion to adjourn was made by Jeff Yule and seconded by J Bennett; the meeting adjourned at 5:04 p.m.

Sandi Richardson, Recording Secretary


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