April 15, 2014

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Approved 9-16-2014
2013-2014:7

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY 

FACULTY SENATE

MINUTES 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
115 International Center


PRESENT:
  President Simon, Provost Youatt, D. Banks, M. Becker, C. Borchgrevink, S. Carter, B. Chakrani, E. Charles, M. Chavez, W. Davidson, N. DeJoy, P. Dickson, W. Donohue, J. Dudziak, J. Dunn, A. Faulkner, M. Ferkany, D. Foran, K. Forrest, X. Gao, E. Gardner, D. Grooms, M. Jacobs, M. Koot, R. Maleczka, J. Maurer, L. McCabe, D. Miner, H. Mooney, D. Moriarty, M. Noel, D. Pathak, L. Robinson, N. Rudolph, P. Simon, G. Stone, A. Susarla, C. Taggart, J. Turner, C. Vermeesch, F. Villarruel, T. Vogelsang, S. Watts, J. Wright

ABSENT: K. Bartig, C. Bolin, S. Carey, C. Coursaris, E. Crockett-Torabi, R. Edozie, G. Fink, R. Fisher, M. Floer, K. Greenwalt, E. Hackert, M. Huebner, H. Hughes, M. Kasavana, B. Kleinerman, P. Menchik, D. Mendez, M. Nair, J. Reifenberg, L. Robison, G. Roloff, F. Salem, M. Shapiro, M. Sticklen, S. Tekalur, C. Traister, J. Walton, C. Waters, M. Worden

The meeting began at 3:20 p.m. with a full quorum.

Approval of Agenda:
The agenda was approved as distributed.

Public Comments:
There were no public comments.

Approval of Minutes:
The minutes for March 18, 2014 were approved as distributed.

President’s Remarks:
President Simon acknowledged all of the accomplishments of the faculty this year.  The cumulative record of the collective work of the faculty is one of momentum and points of International distinction. The BOT will not consider the budget until the June BOT meeting. President Simon reviewed the Long Term Financial Framework and the Budget Planning to-date.  President Simon thanked UCFA for their diligent work.  The University Capital Campaign will begin in the Fall around the date of the MSU/U M football game.

Provost’s Remarks:
Provost Youatt thanked the faculty for their work this year.  This is the time of year for accreditation teams and site visits.  One advantage of the Provost is hearing about the good work of faculty and programs and the many points of excellence at MSU.

Provost Youatt reported on the various searches for new leadership going on in Engineering and Communication Arts and Sciences.  The Dean for International Studies and Programs has been named, Professor Steve Hansen.

The Steering Committee Chairperson’s Remarks:
Professor Carter, Chairperson, thanked everyone in Academic Governance for their participation this year. The Steering Committee will be Chaired by Professor Moriarty and the Vice Chairperson will be Professor Davidson next year.  Professor Crimp will be a new At-Large member.  The At-Large members will meet over the summer to look at the Bylaws, examine committees and reviewing the issue of background checks for faculty working with minors.

University Committee on Curriculum Report:
Professor Dennis Banks, Chairperson of UCC, presented the UCC report.  There were three new programs and 16 program changes approved.  There were 41 new courses approved, 541 course changes and 33 course deletions approved.

There was a Moratorium on an Organic Farming, Agricultural Technology Certificate.  UCUE consulted 2/20/14 and Provost Youatt approved 3/13/14, effective Summer 2014 through Summer 2015.

A motion was passed to accept the report.

Faculty Health Care Council:
Professor Davidson, Faculty Health Care Council Member (FHCC), presented an overview of the History, Rationale and Status of the Faculty Health Care Council.

UCFA Recommendations for 2014-15 Faculty Merit and Market Pool Increase:
Professor Donohue, Chairperson of UCFA, presented the UCFA recommendation for the faculty merit and market pool increase for 2014-15.  A motion passed to accept the recommendation.

FAC/CAC Update from the Steering Committee At-Large Members:
Professor Noel, At-Large member, provided an update on the list of issues identified by the various College FAC/CAC groups.  The issues are posted on the Governance web site.

New Business:
There was no further business.

The meeting was adjourned at 4: 35 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Jacqueline Wright signature

Jacqueline Wright
Secretary for Academic Governance

 

Tapes of complete meetings of the Faculty Council are available for review in the office of the Secretary for Academic Governance, W32 Owen Graduate Hall, 355-2337

Committee Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 3:20pm
Committee Type: 
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