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University Senate Meeting Minutes


Volume 22                  September 24, 2012                   Number 1

1. Call to Order:  

The September 24, 2012 meeting of the University Senate was called to order at 4:01 p.m. in the Ropp Center, Room 105, by Vice President Heath Tims.

2.  Roll Call:  Sandi Richardson

Senators absent from the meeting and without excuse or proxy:  Kate Perot and Nazir Atassi.      

3.  Adoption of Agenda:

A motion to accept the agenda was made by Jeff Yule and seconded by Julie Holmes; the agenda was approved without change.

4.  Adoption of Minutes:  May 2012

A motion to accept the May 2012 minutes was made by Selwyn Ellis and seconded by Saul Zalesh; the minutes were approved without change.

5. Guest:

  • Dr. Gary Richard, Vice President of the University of Louisiana System

6. Adoption of Proposed University Senate Budget: Latoya Pierce

The budget figures for May-August are linked here.

7. New Business/Announcements

  • Introduction of new Senate members and recognition of Executive Committee members
  • University Senate atmosphere
    • It is hoped that the University Senate increase their action to have a greater impact toward real change for the University
  • Purpose and Attendance
  • Robert's Rules of Order by Kim Barlow, Parliamentarian
  • Report on Faculty Advisory Council Meeting tabled until October 2012
  • Report on Administrative and Planning Council Meeting tabled until October 2012
  • Faculty Advisory Council representative is Larry Jarrell and alternate is Heath Tims
  • Presidential search committee representative is Heath Tims (Mr. Wayne Parker, Chair).
  • Popular opinion supported having guest speaker every other month or when pressing changes warrant.
  • Brainstorm Session for topics & issues to address in the 2012-2013 year
  • Standing and Temporary Committee assignments given

9. Voluntary Remarks:


10. Adjournment:  A motion to adjourn was made by Saul Zalesch and seconded by Jean Gourd. The meeting adjourned at 5:02 p.m.

Sandi Richardson, Recording Secretary


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