April 29, 2019 – Minutes

Louisiana Tech University Senate – April Minutes

Monday, April 29 th at 4:00-5:00 pm, COBB 221

  1. Call to Order – The April 29, 2019 meeting of the University Senate was called to order at 4:05 PM in COBB, Room 221, by President Michael Swanbom.
  2. Roll Call – Alicia Kimbell called roll; a quorum was met.
  3. Approval of March Minutes – A motion was made and was approved by the Senate body.
  4. Update on pending initiatives
    1. UNIV 289A – Dr. Guice will try to eliminate 289A as an academic class beginning with faculty next year.
    2. Overload Compensation – Initiative was brought up at CADS; it was recommended that Deans put in recommendations for changes to the policy.
    3. Professorships for Lectures – Initiative is still pending but there have been no update details.
    4.  Revised Office Hours – Jonathan Walters submitted a proposal of revised changes of the policy for the Senate to review.
      1. Senate members contributed ideas towards additional revisions to the proposal and the document was edited further during the meeting.
      2. A motion to accept the revisions made to the policy was made by Nina Collum/Traci Walker; all Senate members were in favor.
  5. Awards Updates
    1. F J Taylor
      1. Nomination packets have been posted on the Senate website for review.
      2. Will no longer be awarded at Spring Quarter commencement; will be awarded at the Fall Quarter Faculty/Staff Meeting.
      3. Voting will take place at the May meeting.
    2. Virgil Orr & Senate Chair
      1. Nominees have been identifies.
      2. Waiting to receive all packet submissions before posting on Senate website.
    3. Staff Awards
      1. Nominees have been identified
      2. Waiting to receive all packet submissions before posting on Senate website 
  6. Adjournment – The meeting was adjourned at 4:54 p.m.