Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Penn State Room, 337 IMU
Members Present: Gloria Bulechek, Christine Catney, Virginia Dominquez, David Drake, Paul Heidger, Steve McGuire, Frank Mitros, Michael O’Hara, Catherine Ringen, Downing Thomas
Members Absent: Linda Boyle, Claibourne Dungy, Vicki Grassian, James Nepola, Jarjisu Sa-Aadu, Brad Thompson
Members Excused: Linda Snetselaar
Dove (Engineering), George Lance (Emeritus Council), Michael Hogan (Office of
the Provost), Susan Johnson (Office of the Provost), Steve Collins
(Engineering), J.B. Scott (Art & Art History), Lola Lopes (Office of the
Provost), David Johnsen (Dentistry), Julie Thatcher (
I. Call to Order
President LeBlond called the meeting to order at 3:32 pm.
A. Meeting Agenda
The Agenda was approved by consensus.
B. Faculty Council Minutes, November 15, 2005
With one modification, a motion to approve the minutes was made by Professor McGuire and seconded by Professor Drake. It was approved unanimously by voice vote.
C. Committee on Committees, Sheldon Kurtz
· Diversity Committee: David Manderscheid (Mathematics) will replace Salome Raheim (2006-2008)
· Presidential Committee on Athletics: Steve McGuire (Curriculum & Instruction) will replace Judy Polumbaum (2005-2006)
A motion to approve the appointments was made by Professor Kurtz and seconded by Professor Ringen. It was approved unanimously by voice vote.
Dr. Kurtz solicited recommendations for a vacancy in the Faculty Policies and Compensation Committee, and more specifically a faculty member of the Carver College of Medicine.
A. Shared Governance Task Force Proposal
LeBlond reported on a meeting between leadership of the
B. COIA Meeting, December 2-3, 2005
Professor Dungy attended the recent COIA meeting and will report to the Senate at its next meeting, scheduled for February 7th. In addition, a report to the NCAA was developed that will be distributed with the Senate Agenda.
C. Presentation to Senate by VP for Research, February 7
President LeBlond reported that Dr. Meredith Hay would address the Senate at its next meeting.
Presentation to Senate, Working at
President LeBlond reported that
this issue would also be addressed at that upcoming
IV. New Business
A. Honorary Degrees, John Scott
introduced Professor Scott. Professor
Scott chaired a task force that was established to develop a policy for the
awarding of honorary degrees at the
B. Special Compensation Plan, Ed Dove
introduced Professor Dove and Dean Johnsen who had co-chaired an ad hoc
committee that developed a report (Attachment 3) looking into bonus pay for
University faculty. After some brief
introductory remarks by Dean Johnsen, Professor Dove gave a Power Point
presentation outlining the salient aspects of the report. After Professor Dove’s detailed and
thoughtful summary President LeBlond opened the meeting for discussion by the
Faculty Council. It was emphasized that
the focus of the report was on tenure track faculty and that the
C. UI Criteria for Institutional Enhancements and Reductions, Katherine Tachau
Because of time, this issue was not discussed, tabled, and will be put on the agenda for the next meeting on February 21st.
V. From the floor
B. Legislative Receptions, 4th Saturday of each month
President LeBlond indicated that there were many significant issues facing the Faculty Council and Senate that could not meaningfully be accomplished with the monthly meetings. His recommendation was that the Council in particular meet more frequently than it currently does in order to attend to these important details of the University.
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned by President LeBlond at 5:20 p.m.