Agenda for Faculty Senate Meeting
December 13, 2011
2:00 p.m. EB 162
Meeting 2011-12

Called to order at 2:00 p.m.

·         Chairman, Secretary, and Quorum were present. Roll sign-in (Electronically) Quorum noted.

·         Absent: Albergo, Cathy; Ciner, Cetin; Combs, Sue; Craig, Bailey, J.; Elikai, Fara; Fonvielle, Chris; Fritzler, Peter; Galizio, Mark; Hanson, Randall; Hudson, Nicholas; Kieber, Robert; Kim, Sangmoon; Laws, Richard; Miller, Derrick; Murrell, Samuel; Noland, Dan; Orton, Chris; Pemberton, Anne; Johnson, Mariana; Rosa, Kathleen; Simmonds, Devon; Taggart, John; Wray, Barry

·         List of those attending

November 29, 2011 minutes approved

Special order of the day: Election of the 2012-2013 senate President. (P. Turrisi)

·         Gabriel Lugo  nominated

·         Nominations closed

·         Gabriel Lugo approved unanimously

Special order of the day: Nominations for Faculty Assembly

·         Colleen Reilly eligible for a second term

·         Raymond Burt term expired.

·         Nominations:  Colleen Reilly.  Nominations closed.

Individual Reports

A. Chancellor Miller.

·         Friday recommendations for tuitions and fees will be forwarded to Board of Trustees, and then move on to Board of Governors via the GA President

·         In light of recent events involving misconduct at Penn State and Syracuse, we’re revisiting relevant policies.

o   Don’t view our policies as an ambiguous obligation.  If in doubt, report.

·         Congratulations on great semester.

·         4-year and 6-year cohorts: On positive note, UNCW is behind only Chapel Hill in 4-year graduation rates.  On a negative note, we are also only behind Chapel Hill with regard to state appropriations.

·         This points to exceptional faculty at UNCW

·         Have a Happy Holiday.

B.  President of the Senate Lugo.

·         UNCW Police have a good video and training module regarding on campus violence.

·         Faculty Assembly update

o   Faculty Workload

§  Seeded thread in SharePoint

§  Faculty Welfare Committee putting numbers together

§  Need to highlight a day in the life of the faculty member

o   Low productivity

o   Revisiting parameters for low productivity

·         Music UCC proposal on correction to program length approved

·         Follow up on:

o   Senate committee structure

§  Steering committee tasked with examining current structure and making suggestions to Faculty Senate.

o   SPOTs without spots à IT committee

§  History of SPOTs. Our system is grossly outdated and inefficient.  100,000 evaluations need to be processed by hand.

§  Need to use technology so that the Evaluation committee isn’t tied up with merely processing the SPOTs, rather than reflecting on best practices for SPOTs.

§  Faculty Senate support needed to work to update SPOTs practices.  Please give feedback via SharePoint.

o   SACS reports

§  15 people working furiously to write all the relevant reports.

C.  Committee Reports

·         The Steering committee returns [Motion 2011-11-M01]: Curricular Change.
(The original motion was referred to the steering committee at the 2011-11 meeting.)
To amend the Curricular Change policy in the handbook to reflect: the new CHHS, the change from Basic to University Studies, the new Credit Hour Definition policy, and the external review process by the BOG.

o   Proposed revision to policy – (tracking changes)

o   Proposed revision -- (without tracking changes)

o   Reeves moved that the document be amended to reflect that the action forms be exclusively available online. The amendment passed.

[Motion 2011-11-M01, as amended, passes without dissent]

·         The Academic Standards Committee offers the following motion:
[Motion 2011-12-M01]

i.        A catalogue change to raise the admission GPA for Social Work from 2.4 to 2.5

ii.      A catalogue change to raise the admission GPA for Athletic Training from 2.5 to 2.7

iii.    Proposed EXS Catalog Description
Requirements for a Major in Exercise Science for the B.S. Degree: 62 hours.  Students wishing to declare a major in Exercise Science must:   Complete a minimum of 24 semester credit hours; Achieve a cumulative gpa of 2.70 or better (inclusive of UNCW and transfer credits); and a minimum grade of “C” (2.0) in each of the following courses:  BIO 201 Principles of Biology: Cell (4); CHM 101 General Chemistry (4); and MAT 111 College Algebra (3) or higher. 

Once admitted into the Exercise Science program, students are required to complete: HEA 465; CSC 105; EXS 216, 217, 340, 347, 349, PED 350, 355, 359, 379, 410, PED 415, 460, 470, 471.  Additionally, students must take a minimum of 9 credit hours of EXS elective courses (see advisor for approved list).

A grade of “C” (2.00) or better is required in each course within the Exercise Science major core requirements.  Students must provide written documentation of current First Aid and CPR (including AED) certifications during the term they expect to graduate.

iv.    The grade point average (GPA) is determined by dividing the accumulated number of grade points (quality points) earned by the accumulated number of quality hours. The resulting quotient is carried to thousandths place and then truncated. Hours for which grades of “F” or “WF” have been assigned are included in the calculation of the GPA.  Grades of “I”, “W”, “NR”, “Z”, and “P” are not included in the calculation of the GPA.

[Motion 2011-12-M01passes without dissent

·         The University Curriculum Committee offers the following motion:
[Motion 2011-12-M02] Curricular changes for catalogue.

i.        Recreational Therapy (RTH)

a.       Add RTH 359 as a degree requirement for the RTH/ RT major—this course replaces REC 359 as a degree requirement thus there are no additional hours added to the major Remove REC 265 as a degree requirement for the RTH/RT major—a supportive course will be added to the degree requirement thus there is no change in the number of hours needed for the major

b.      Add three hours of support course work to RTH/RT major to replace REC 265

c.       Add prerequisite and restrictive statement to RTH 368

d.      Name change for RTH 370

e.       Name change for RTH 373

f.       Introduction of a new course—RTH 384

ii.      Elementary, Middle Level, and Literacy Education (expedited, report only)

a.        Reduce EDN 421 from 2 credit hours to 1 credit hour

b.      Align courses to the current Standard Course of Study and future Common Core or Essential Standards as necessary for pre-service middle grades teachers

c.       Update course names and numbers to reflect the current university studies requirements

iii.    Music

a.       Decrease the number of hours in the BA degree, from 55 to 54 (for senate action)

b.      Correct the number of hours for the BM Music Performance degree (expedited, report only)

[Motion 2011-12-M02 passes without dissent]

·         The steering committee offers the following resolution:
[Motion 2011-12-M03]
In light of recent incidences involving the use of force at several United States universities, the UNCW faculty rises in support of the constitutional right of students to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in university campuses.

[Motion 2011-12-M03 passes without dissent]

·         Budget Committee report

o   Report by Ed Graham

o   Budget Committee tasked with not just faculty raises, but also enhancements such as Graduate assistantships, new faculty hires, support for new faculty

o   If we were allowed faculty raises over the last 3-4 years each student would be paying one to two hundred dollars more.

o   We stand with non-faculty employees.

o   UNCW ranks last among 18 peer institutions regarding faculty compensation.

o   Chancellor:  Developing case for each university regarding faculty compensation.  But we need a receptive ear to hear that argument.  UNCW will be asking for tuition increase to support the second most efficient campus in the UNCW system.

o   Chancellor: Innovations.  UNCW is at a tipping point.  Need to fund University Studies and QEP to continue quality trajectory.  Asking for more graduate student stipends, support of library, advising, etc.

o   None of funding can be used to restore budget cuts or for faculty and non-faculty salaries.

o   Lugo:  SGA should be commended for approving tuition and fee increases.

·         Buildings and Grounds Committee report

o   Report by Andy Steele (Art History)

§  Follow up regarding water run-off management, gutters, and other systems.

§  Request for two memorials to be installed.  How do we deal with who gets a memorial and where are they placed?

§  Plan regarding 5-year rotational burning.  Next burn scheduled in 2012.

§  Invasive plants on campus. 

·         Faculty Handbook Committee report

o   Report by Lugo in place of Chair. 

§  Graduate Student tasked with updating handbook, and has been extremely efficient.

·         Faculty Welfare Committee report

o   Report by Dan Johnson

o   Two agenda items

§  Faculty compensation for DIS teaching, thesis direction, and internship supervision (we will present a motion early next semester).

§  Establishing a Faculty Commons

 Old Business. None noted.

New Business. None noted.


·         Soaring to Greatness; Campaign update

o   Report by Marla Rice-Evans – (PowerPoint slides)

·         Diana Ashe

o   Evaluation committee will be piloting new instrument through Idea Center.  Need tenured faculty.  Can email at

·         G. Lugo (Acknowledgements)

o   Recognize Gene Tagliarini, Diana Ashe, and Cara Cilano for their great work on University Committees.

o   Also recognize John Fischetti for body of work in the service of UNCW

Adjournment.  Meeting adjourned at 3:25.