Meeting Minutes: January 18, 1996

Attendance

Pat Plummer, Bob Almony, Gary Allee, Allen Hahn, Nancy Knipping, Ron Plain, Don Ranly, Harry Tyrer, Ed Hunvald, Lloyd Barrow, Peter Hall, Hardeep Bhullar, Mike Porter, Craig Anderson, Dennis Sentillles, Dr. Youmans.

Approval of Minutes

Chair Pat Plummer called the meeting to order at 3:40 p.m. in Room S110 of the Memorial Union. The minutes of the October 19, 1995 meeting (taken by Dr. Tyrer) were approved.

Report of Officers

Pat Plummer announced that three Vice Provost for Research candidates are coming next week. She encouraged members of Council to attend either the Council or open meetings.

The Board of Curators meets here on January 19, 1996. The main agenda items are the fee structure for 1996/97 and possibly a discussion on enrollment management, particularly for the MU campus.

Pat Plummer also reported that Dr. Gary Smith has done a report on +/- grading, and that a copy is available in the Faculty Council office. A question was asked as to why +/- grading is not available for graduate students. Pat will check on the reasoning behind this. There was also some discussion about why some faculty seem unwilling to give an A+ at all.

A copy of the BOC report from the last Board meeting was in the packet handed out to members present.

Action Items

None

Standing Committees

Student Affairs: No report.

Faculty Affairs: They are still working on evaluation procedures for campus-wide administrators. They also would appreciate ideas for procedures for what happens when negative reviews occur.

Fiscal Affairs: Pat Morton, the Chancellors Budget and Planning person, will speak to Faculty Council at the February 29th meeting.

Special Projects: Still working on the Home Page. Allen Hahn was taking digital pictures of members present at the meeting. Allen also handed out a short "bio" form for each Council member to fill out and return to Becky Flanders as soon as possible.

Academic Affairs: No report.

Other Business

Ed Hunvald reported that the Dean of the Ohio State Law School will be on campus for a speaking engagement on 1/19/96. He is the author of the recent book Life on the Color Line.

Closed Session and Adjournment

Council moved in closed session at 4:20 p.m.

Becky: In closed session we moved by unanimous vote to accept Dennis Sentilles to serve on the Thomas Lecture Series Advisory Committee. Then we discussed questions to review with the Council of Deans on Friday the 19th, when the Executive Committee meets with the Deans.

Faculty Council adjourned at 4:50 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Robert Almony, Recorder