Faculty Senate Minutes
I. Meeting was called to order by Bob Stern at Senators in attendance: Ashley Boone, Rick Bower, Carol Brenner, Lawana Day, Judy Fethe, Mark Fuentes, David Gilbert, Sydney Gingrow, Maggie Jenkins, Anne Kinggard, Jonathan Lamb, Mary Monroe-Ellis, Jonathan Morrell, Rick Patton, Garry Pennycuff, Paul Ramp, Trish Roller, Wanda Scarbro, Bob Stern, Anne Swartzlander, Donnie Thomas, Dave Vinson, Pat Zingg.
II. Minutes were approved.
III. Officer Reports:
a. Secretary: no report
b. Communications Officer: no report
c. TBR Representative:
- Condensed emails with sub council updates will be sent.
- Report from Learning Council: FTE is way above the state average. State funding for a new Blount Campus was not approved for this year, but should be at the top of the list for next year. There is a budget increase of around one million dollars. F building should be finished by July 15. The Goins renovations will include extending the 2nd floor. The student lounge will not be lost. Twenty faculty offices will be relocated to a new double wide portable.
IV. Committee Reports:
a. Adjunct Faculty: no report
Scholarships: $1300 has already been
raised. Signs will be put up on
c. Rules: Any senator wishing to serve on the rules
committee should come to the next meeting.
March 21, ,
d. Evaluation: no report
e. Nominating Committee: no report
f. Promotion/Tenure: Packets are available to read through March 2.
g. Calendar Committee: no report
V. Unfinished Business:
If anyone has suggestions for the rules committee, email Donnie Thomas.
VI. New Business:
VP Selection Interviews:
The schedule for the meeting with the VP candidates has been distributed.
Each candidate will meet with members of faculty senate from 11-12 on
Mar. 12, 21, and 26. The general sessions will be in Goins Auditorium on the
same dates from . Each candidate will give a presentation in the general session. Each candidate will visit the sites in the late afternoon for a tour and time for questions from site faculty.
VII. The next meeting will be at the Blount Campus, BL132, at .
The April meeting has been changed to April 25. Dr. Paula Short, TBR Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, will be at this meeting to answer questions and discuss issues important to faculty. She has requested a list of questions ahead of time, so that she will be prepared to answer them. These questions should be sent to Mary Monroe-Ellis. Dr. Short will also accept questions from the floor.
VIII. The meeting was adjourned at