Faculty Senate Meeting Notes
Session was called to order by Chair Mitchell.
Representative Dr. Silverman presented his notes on how minorities and
women are low on totem pole. Numbers do not bode well for UA. Dr.
Wanda Howell ask that he give a copy of his report to the Senate.
Engel/ASUA reported they are working on Tuition fees reduction and
Teacher Course Evaluation information to be made available to students
Catherine Neish/ President of GPSC reported on the letter endorsed by
Faculty Senate in aiding help for childcare facilities. Meliss Vito
will chair group in gathering information on site and cost.. They are
also working on raising salary for graduate assistants.
Faculty Report by Dr. Mitchell: Meeting location will be held at
College Law, Room 146, third Monday in January.
Provost Sanders spoke on:
- 20/20 plan
facility committee – Vito to chair
- Searches being
conducted, VP for Instruction, Public Health, new dean for College
- Has been
working closely with Neish Burce and Engel on tuition fees. Praised
- Strategic plan
- Working on
budget with governor – will continue focusing on people, enrollment
growth, utilities, library needs, salary adjustments. Governor
intends to protect education from cuts this year.
faculty as group negotiated salaries and support.
Minutes were approved for Nov 5 meeting
Tabled for next meeting:
non-consent item: Name change of Continuing Education and Academic
Outreach to Arizona Outreach College
Item: Report from Senate Task Force on Student Retention and
Advancement (Dr. Strittmatter out of town)
- First reading
and possible action: Approval of Conflict or Interest/Conflict of
Commitment Policy (amendment added)
- First reading
and possible action: Approval of Policy for Management of Personal
Conflicts of Interest
Five-Year Strategic Plan 2009-2013 report was distributed to Senate.
Copy available for review.
Submitted by Eva Gonzales
- ASUA President – Tommy
- GPSC President– Katheryn
Nich spoke on student helath plan,, grossroot level – getting
student involved with lobbying legistlature and just getting
- Faculty Officers – Dr.
Mitchell : scheduling meeting times were provided, location will be
changed due to renovations on the building, commencement to be
discussed on changing dates that conflict with finals. Presented
Provost George Davis with a parting gift from the Faculty Senate.
- Provost Davis report on
proposals for Faculty Recruitment
- President Shelton: Thanked
Dr. Davis for his service as provost. Search committee is active
for Provost position. Gave a budget cut summary. Finalist for
Alumni prospects are being reviewed. Asked for Commencement
speaker-needs ideas on stellar speakers for May 08. Rio Nuevo –
states we will not have a long term debt for us. Asking City to
- Thanked the faculty for
their guidance, communication and many discussions.
Minutes ware approved
from April 2, 2007
Voting was held on
several positions on Faculty Senate.
Report from Senate
Intercollegiate Represtive S. Green
- NCAA Peer Review is to be
conducted soon. Nov 6-8 visit to see if we aare compliance with
Committee of 11
resolution on the UA general Education Curriculum by J.D. Garcia: asked
for discussion on hearing concerns overall quality and deliverance
assessments. What is being delivered and what is being learned.
Meeting was adjourned
at 5:00 pm
The Shared Governance Memorandum of
Understanding, "Guidelines for Shared Governance." was signed at
the meeting. This form was signed by: President Shelton,
Provost Davis, Chair Wanda Howell, Vice Chair Robert Mitchell.
The Statement on Restroom Access was
distributed. Those using the facilities must identify with
gender of the facility.
- Presidential Inauguration
will be held Oct 26 3-5 pm
- Faculty Farewell Reception
for Peter Likins was rescheduled to Nov. 6 (after meeting)
reported several upcoming events:
- Oct 12 /7pm in KIVA rm, Paul Matson
will speak on the current status of the ASRS and plans for the
- Oct 21: Saturday, luncheon at Skyline
Country Club / $22 per person. Reservations call Fenita King
Erin Hertzog/ASUA President reports:
- Dates to remember: October
10: Gubernatorial Debate will be held at 2m in the South Ballroom;
November 7: Election Day! Free personal shuttles to the
pools. 8-5pm from Old Main Roundabout.
Wireless Internet is finally
available on campus. UAWiFi has been installed in a number of
high-traffic areas including the main library, science and
engineering library, student union, Park Student Union, Bookstore,
College of Law, the Music building and even part of the Mall. To use
this system you need you UA NetID. For more information go