Meeting Minutes: October 12, 2000


Present: Edward Adelstein, Tobias Baskin, David Geary (for Nelson Cowan), Bruce Cutter, Michael Devaney, Jeffre Firman, Judith Goodman, Daniel Hooley, Tom Hurley, Robert Jerry, Norman Land, Sudarshan Loyalka, Michael McKean, Anne McKendry, Catherine Parke, Peggy Placier, David Rayl, MaryEllen Sievert, Robert Weagley, William Wiebold, Russ Zguta, Herbert Tillema (AAUP), Charles Cramer (Retirees), and Pat Timberlake (Librarians). Absent: Gordon Christensen, Dan Edidin, Wayne Hess, Philip Johnson, Alice Kuehn, Loren Nikolai, and Mable Grimes (Black Faculty and Staff).

Report of Officers

Chair Russ Zguta called the meeting to order in room S203 Memorial Union at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Zguta announced a joint conference of AAUP and the American Conference of Academic Deans to be held in Washington, D.C., October 26-28. He also announced a correction of the minutes of the Council of Deans meeting regarding the teaching load of faculty and related news from the Provost's office regarding funding enhancements for the library. Judith Goodman reported on the most recent meeting of the Missouri Association of Faculty Senates. MaryEllen Sievert reported on a meeting of the Intercampus Faculty Council (IFC).

Discussion Items

Guests: Michael Alden, Athletic Director and Sarah Reesman, Associate Athletic Director, Intercollegiate Athletics. They presented to Council the Annual Report of the Department of Athletics, discussed the recruiting philosophy of the department, and described the development programs available to student athletes.

Report from the Intercollegiate Athletic Committee. MaryEllen Sievert gave a report concerning the academic achievement of Mizzou's student athletes.

Post Tenure Review Document. Zguta reviewed the origins and development of the post-tenure review document. He noted that at faculty forums where the document was discussed the questions arose as to whether the faculty would have the opportunity to vote on the final version of the document. A discussion followed which yielded unanimous approval of the following resolution. "The MU Faculty Council resolves that the final draft of the proposal to revise the post-tenure review procedures, produced by the four-campus faculty committee, be put to a campus-wide "sense of the faculty" mail ballot vote."

'02-'03 Academic Calendar. Dan Hooley proposed for the Academic Affairs Committee, an academic calendar for 2002-2003.

Statement on Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom. Bob Jerry and Mike Devaney presented to Council a draft statement on freedom of speech. Discussion resulted and many suggestions were made to change it. A revised statement will be presented at our next Council meeting.


After some brief standing committee reports were submitted the open session of Council adjourned at 5:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Thomas Hurley, Recorder