Faculty Senate Minutes

October 12, 2005


Call to order: Cindy called the meeting to order at 2:33 in the Alumni Room and declared a quorum present.


Officers attending: Cindy Beckett, President; Nick Reeder, Vice President; Linda Pastore, Secretary


Senators attending: Marsha Wamsley, Jennifer Barr, Mohamed Ali, Tom Singer, James Houdeshell, Charles C. Williams, James Brooks, Mark Echtner, Amanda Romero, Art Ross, Moez Ben-Azzouz


Senators not attending: Derek Allen


Others attending: Laurel Mayer, Dona Fletcher, Carrie Larger, Surinder Jain, Bill LeJeune. Jeanne Jacobs and Tom Huguley were present for President Johnsonís presentation.


1.Approval of Minutes

Motion was made by Marsha Wamsley to approve the minutes for the September 14, 2005 Senate meeting. The motion passed.


2.Officerís Report



3.Committee Reports



4.Special Orders

Mandatory Participation

Senate discussed the issue of mandatory participation for faculty, specifically referring to the following paragraph from 2.4 in the faculty handbook.


Contracts for tenure-track faculty are made on a three-quarter basis.Faculty on three-quarter contracts will be given assignments during the months of September through June (June assignments to conclude with Commencement).

Motion: To rewrite section 2.4 of the Faculty Handbook to address the issue of mandatory participation.


Motion failed.


5.Unfinished Business

††††††††† Speakers to Senate/Assembly Meetings


The following resolution (RSF05-01) was proposed:

That Faculty Senate adopt the following standing rule: A non-member may seek permission to address Senate by submitting a request through any member.The request will specify the topic and duration of the proposed address, and will identify any actions desired of Senate on the non-memberís behalf.The request will be considered as New Business on Senateís agenda. If the request is approved by a majority vote, the non-member will be invited to address Senate at a subsequent meeting.


Motion: Vote on RSFO5-01.

Motion passed.


††††††††† DCC Request for Representation on Senate


Surinder Jain and Dona Fletcher requested that Senate consider the following:


Following discussion and noting that this would require a change in the constitution, Cindy recommended that the DCC submit a formal written resolution to Senate.


6.New Business

††††††††† Position Paper


Cindy and Nick presented a position paper on Faculty Contracts and the Faculty Handbook.For further information please review the attached paper.


Motion: To accept position paper and forward the paper to the VPI office, Saundra Schuster and President Johnson.


Motion passed.


Senate Website


Motion: To relocate the Faculty Senate Web page from the current Sinclair Intranet to the external www.sinclair.edu site.


Motion passed.



Strategic Plan Feedback


Cindy requested that senators print the Strategic Plan in color and review for discussion at the next Senate meeting.



President Johnson shared his rationale for the selection for the position of the Interim Vice President for Instruction.Please refer to his handout for specific details.


Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 4:10.


Submitted by Linda Pastore

Approved by Senate: