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Approved 1-18-11
2010-11:4

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

FACULTY COUNCIL

MINUTES

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Auditorium, Radiology Building


Present:
President Simon, Provost Wilcox, E. Alstrom, G. Bice, S. Carey, S. Carter, M.W. Chang, S. Conrad, W. Corser, E. Cushman, D. Dougherty, R.K. Edozie, M. Fillmore, J. Foss, C. Frilinigos, J. Gabilondo, L. Gut, E. Heilman, M. Jain, N. Khanna, L. Leavitt, T. Levine, R. Maleczka, H. Melakeberhan, D. Moriarty, J. Owen, C. Parker, H. Perlstadt, K. Petroni, J. Powell, R. Putnam, F. Rauscher, L. Roman, M. Sciarini, B. Scott, R.Taggart, T. Tims, J. Vargas. S. Watts, J. Wright, E. Yakura, B. Zandstra

Absent: K. Ames, J. Boughman, C. Coursaris, M. Chavez, W. Davidson, L. Fair, J. Funk, K. Goldsberry, R. Hall, S. Hassan, J. Hoehn, H. Hughes, R. Jones, M. Kaplowitz, G. Kortemeyer, M. Largent, M. Lawrence, K. Lovell, R. Mobokela, T. Marsh, R. McCormick, P. Menchik. T. Monberg, M. Nalla, M. Noel, R. Ofoli, N.B. Oliver, D. Pathak, S. Pratt, M. Shapiro, M. Sticklen, G. Stone, S. Tekalur, L. Udpa

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

Approval of Agenda:
The agenda was amended adding an item for 6b Proposal to amend the Bylaw 1.1.2.5., which was approved. The agenda was also amended to delete item 7, the Health Care Update, which was approved. A motion passed to approve the amended agenda.

Public Comments:
There were no public comments.

Approval of Minutes:
The minutes for October 12, 2010 were approved as distributed.

President’s Remarks:
President Simon deferred comments for the Academic Council which follows this meeting.

Executive Committee Chairperson’s Remarks:
Professor Powell will postpone comments for the Academic Council which follows this meeting.

Proposed Motions to Amend the Bylaws Re Athletic Council:
Professor Tims, Vice Chairperson of UCAG, proposed the following amendments to the Amended Bylaws:

5.2.5.2.1. In formulating policy Regarding the regular season and post-season tickets and trips, voting members of the Athletic Council shall strive to minimize the award of special privileges to themselves that are uncharacteristic of those generally available to faculty. Nonetheless, it is expected that Athletic Council will fulfill responsibilities related to institutional representation as appropriate throughout the year. Delete the words “in formulating policy” in the first line as it was never intended that the Athletic Council would formulate policy.

5.2.6.1. A report of policies regarding regular season and post-season trips, as well as a record of the disbursement of complimentary tickets and trips, shall be included reported in the annual report of Athletic Council to University Council. Add the words “a report of” in first line and add the word “included” in the third line. The motion for the proposed changes was supported.

Professor Perlstadt questioned the wording in 5.2.5.2.1. “that are uncharacteristic of those generally available to faculty” noting this was not needed. A motion was proposed to delete the words “that are uncharacteristic of those generally available to faculty”. The motion to amend was supported and approved.

A motion was passed to approve the amended motions for 5.2.5.2.1. and 5.2.6.1. as follows:

5.2.5.2.1. In formulating policy Regarding the regular season and post-season tickets and trips, voting members of the Athletic Council shall strive to minimize the award of special privileges to themselves that are uncharacteristic of those generally available to faculty. Nonetheless, it is expected that Athletic Council will fulfill responsibilities related to institutional representation as appropriate throughout the year.

5.2.6.1. A report of policies regarding regular season and post-season trips, as well as, a record of the disbursement of complimentary tickets and trips, shall be included reported in the annual report of Athletic Council to University Council.

Proposed Motion to Amend Bylaw 1.1.2.5.:
Professor Tims, Vice Chairperson of UCAG, proposed to amend Bylaw 1.1.2.5.of the Amended Bylaws which now reads:

1.1.2.5.: A full-time fixed-term faculty member who has served at least three consecutive years or a specialist in the continuing appointment system may be elected to an academic governance body, with the exception of the University Committee on Faculty Tenure, as a representative of any unit in which the person holds faculty status. The motion to amend is to delete after three consecutive years the words “or a specialist in the continuing appointment system” and insert the words after three consecutive years “and is engaged in the activities of the Unit on a regular basis”. The motion to amend was supported. Professor Tims noted that this was an oversight in the final editing of the Bylaws. There is an inconsistency with the definition of voting faculty in 1.1.2.1. Specialists are not included among voting faculty.

A motion was passed to approve the proposed amendment. Bylaw 1.1.2.5., now reads: A full-time fixed-term faculty member who has served at least three consecutive years and is engaged in the activities of the Unit on a regular basis” may be elected to an academic governance body, with the exception of the University Committee on Faculty Tenure, as a representative of any unit in which the person holds faculty status.

Other Business:
There was no further business.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:35 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

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, November 16, 2010 - 3:20pm
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