Faculty Senate Minutes

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Meier Hall 306

Members Present:

John Alsup, Pamela Carriveau, Gina Gibson, David Crawford, David Bergmann, Jim Hesson, Dorothy Fuller, Kara Keeter, Parthasarathi Nag, Laura Colmenero-Chilberg (semester replacement for Aris Karagiorgakis), Visitor: Rodney Custer

1. Call to order 3:15

2. Approval of agenda

3. Information items from Vice President Custer

a. HLC update: BHSU argument document submitted to HLC Friday March 15, 2013. This will be posted to the L-Drive as well as D2L. The April site visit will include open sessions on the criteria (from the document) with the faculty. Various groups and committees will meet with the HLC. Ratings happen at the sub-component level. If any of the sub-components are “met with conditions” then the whole section is counted as “met with conditions.” This would only happen if you are ignoring a problem or if you are completely unaware of a problem.


b. Chair reappointment process: Electronic web-based survey of faculty will be used for decisions regarding re-appointment. The Dean receives the survey results and the Dean and VP make an informed decision.


c. Search and screens


i. Director of Institutional Research: Replacement for Erin Holmes.

Approximately 15 applicants.


ii. Director of Sponsored Programs: replacement for Sharon Hemmingson,


d. Late PSEs: According to Dr. Custer late PSEs are a serious problem. Discussion ensued. Perhaps a need for more guidance for faculty and more reminders?


e. Faculty Awards have been selected and will be announced at the April awards ceremony.

4. A Room for Emeritus Faculty (Greg Cooch): Perhaps an office, meeting room, lounge or other type of space? The Faculty Senate is asking Greg Cooch to write a proposal.


5. Curriculum proposals: Discussion, all of the following approved:

HRM 450 Employee Training and Organizational Development (3 credits/Scarborough)-passed pending a small change in wording for clarification.

Approve HRM 452 Human Resource Information Systems Workforce Analysis (3 credits/Scarborough)

Approved BS BADM Human Resource Management Specialization (3 credits/Scarborough)

6. Reminder: listening lunch with the Vice President on April 10th at noon


7. Approval of minutes from February 20, 2013 meeting with revisions.

Meeting adjourned at 4:26


Minutes respectfully recorded and submitted by Gina Gibson

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