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Faculty Senate Meeting April 29, 2010

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  1. Faculty Senate MeetingApril 29, 2010

  2. Agenda I. Call to Order and Roll Call • N. Book, Secretary II. Approval of February 18, 2010 meeting minutes • Election of New Officers IV. Campus Reports and Responses V. Reports of Standing and Special Committees VI. Old Business VII. New Business and Announcements VIII. Adjourn

  3. Agenda I. Call to Order and Roll Call • N. Book, Secretary II. Approval of February 18, 2010 meeting minutes http://facultysenate.mst.edu/documents/FS.Minutes.02.18.10.pdf • Election of New Officers IV. Campus Reports and Responses V. Reports of Standing and Special Committees VI. Old Business VII. New Business and Announcements VIII. Adjourn

  4. Agenda I. Call to Order and Roll Call • N. Book, Secretary II. Approval of February 18, 2010 meeting minutes III. Election of New Officers IV. Campus Reports and Responses V. Reports of Standing and Special Committees VI. Old Business VII. New Business and Announcements VIII. Adjourn

  5. FS Officer Elections • RP&A has proposed the following slate • President – K.M. Isaac • President Elect – Michael Davis • Secretary – James Martin • Parliamentarian – Mark Fitch

  6. Officer Elections • RP&A has proposed the following slate • Intercampus Faculty Council (IFC) • Michael Schulz, K. M. Isaac, Michael Davis • Missouri Association of Faculty Senates (MAFS) • Michael Davis/K.M. Isaac alternate

  7. Agenda I. Call to Order and Roll Call • N. Book, Secretary II. Approval of February 18, 2010 meeting minutes III. Election of New Officers IV. Campus Reports and Responses V. Reports of Standing and Special Committees VI. Old Business VII. New Business and Announcements VIII. Adjourn

  8. Agenda Campus Reports and Responses A. President’s Report M. Schulz B. Administrative Report J. Carney/ K. Wray C. Staff Council Report W. Jadwin D. Student Council P. Voss E. Council of Grad. Students Ravi Akella

  9. President's Report BOC luncheonwent smoothly thanks to a wonderful job by Mitsy Daniels Administrative Review conducted. Summary posted on web. Detailed results (but not the comment section) available only to those who responded in Mitsy Daniel’s office. Committee on restructuring system-wide awards formed. Our campus representative is Steve Raper Budget: 5.2% cut for no tuition increase deal approved by legislature. BOC approved out-of-state/graduate tuition (not affected by deal) and supplemental fee increase

  10. Agenda Campus Reports and Responses A. President’s Report M. Schulz B. Administrative Report J. Carney/ K. Wray C. Staff Council Report W. Jadwin D. Student Council P. Voss E. Council of Grad. Students Ravi Akella

  11. Faculty Senate Report Warren K. Wray Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs April 29, 2010

  12. Office of Academic Affairs • Curriculum • MS in Explosives Engineering approved at the April meeting of the CBHE. • Eight proposals submitted in response to UM System RFP for eLearning initiative (five individual classes were approved and funded; three cluster/degree proposals are under review). • Board/Task Force Activities • Combined meeting of the Blue Sky Task Force (per Tactical Plan Action 2.4.5) was held April 21. • Task Force report will be submitted in June.

  13. Office of Academic Affairs • Faculty Activities • Third year review (14 faculty members) in process. • Solicitation for Curators’ and Curators’ Teaching Professor forwarded to faculty. Deadline for submission of nominations is May 21 to VPAA. • Phase II pilot for electronic-based student evaluations of teaching effectiveness in progress. Report will be made at June or September Faculty Senate meeting.

  14. Global Learning Video Communication Center (VCC): • VCC now has an active YouTube channel (http://youtube.com/mstvcc), which has promos & example videos of selected classes.  • VCC has several classes using "next generation" WebEx video recordings of coursework, which offer much higher audio quality and user-friendliness.

  15. Global Learning Engineering Education Center (EEC): • Twenty distance courses are offered from the EEC this semester that also serve Rolla on-campus students.  • EEC Enrollment: A total of 496 students are being served by EEC St. Louis based faculty this Spring, including 392 Rolla on-campus students. 

  16. Office of Graduate Studies • S&T Graduate Fair held on April 15th at the Havener Center Atrium • Customized Mechanical/Electrical/Computer Engr. graduate program webinar sessions launched for prospective/admitted students.

  17. Information Technology Google Apps: Now available as part of the mst.edu domain - http://it.mst.edu/googleapps.html Windows 7: Being deployed to campus starting July 2010 Active Data Exchange: Web calendaring solution available in summer 2010

  18. Information Technology 3rd Annual Teaching & Learning Technologies Conference: Tremendous success - Approximately 115 attendees http://edtech.mst.edu Faculty Automated Pages: Now available - http://people.mst.edu eFellows program for the development of blended learning courses is moving forward - http://certi.mst.edu/hottopics.html

  19. International Affairs • Dr. Ramesh Bharuthram, Deputy Vice Chancellor - Academics for the University of the Western Cape in South Africa visited the S&T campus. He presided over a TelePresence meeting on March 23rd with representatives from all four University of Missouri campuses to discuss the University of Missouri South Africa Program. His visit targeted faculty interested in research and international exchange.

  20. Office of Sponsored Programs FY10 activities through the end of March and a year-over-year comparison are as follows: Proposals awarded in total dollars: $39.1M (up 11.7%) Number of proposals awarded and amendments: 249 (down 9.5%) Proposals submitted in total dollars: $120.3M (down 3.2%) Number of proposals submitted: 378 (down 14.3%) Research expenditures: $33.2M (up 20.5%) F&A recovered: $5.3M (up 10.2%) Number of active awards: 615 (up 3.9%)

  21. Congratulations to … William V. Stoecker, Randy Moss, R. Joe Stanley, Xiaohe Chen, Kapil Gupta, Bijaya Shrestha, Pavani Jella, “Automatic Detection of Critical Dermoscopy Features for Malignant Melanoma Diagnosis,” US Patent 7,689,016, March 30, 2010 Dr. Ganesh K. Venayagamoorthy, Academy of Science-St. Louis Innovation Award, April 22, 2010

  22. Office of Undergraduate Studies Academic Advising Seminar • Top 10 Things Advisors Should KnowPresented by: Dr. Harvest L. CollierMonday, May 3 Noon - 1:30pm in Havener Center - Meramec/Gasconade room Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol, http://ugs.mst.edu/ugrdc.html Thursday, April 29 in Jefferson City lawmakers will learn about the unique research opportunities students have to collaborate with faculty, underscoring higher education’s role in developing educated citizens and preparing a work force with the necessary skills to further Missouri’s economic growth. Eleven students were nominated by faculty research advisors and selected as ambassadors based on geographical distribution, relevance of the project to the State of Missouri, quality of the project, and distribution among the four campuses.

  23. Agenda Campus Reports and Responses A. President’s Report M. Schulz B. Administrative Report J. Carney/ K. Wray C. Staff Council Report W. Jadwin D. Student Council P. Voss E. Council of Grad. Students Ravi Akella

  24. Staff Council Report • Wade Jadwin

  25. Agenda Campus Reports and Responses A. President’s Report M. Schulz B. Administrative Report J. Carney/ K. Wray C. Staff Council Report W. Jadwin D. Student Council P. Voss E. Council of Grad. Students Ravi Akella

  26. Student Council Report • Officer Transitioning • Student Interest Survey • 1,282 Student took the survey • Results

  27. Print Management Results • How satisfied are you with the current print management system? • How much did you have left in your account at the end of last semester?

  28. Smoking Results • Would you support a city ordinance which banned the act of smoking tobacco in bars in Rolla? • Would you support a city ordinance which banned the act of smoking tobacco in restaurants in Rolla?

  29. Smoking Results cont. • Should the campus smoking policy be amended to eliminate smoking within 20 feet of building doors? • Should the campus have a policy that eliminates smoking on all areas of campus - indoors and outdoors?

  30. Free Hour Results • We currently have a designated 'free hour' of no classes from noon to 1 PM on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Would you support elimination of this 'free hour'?

  31. COC Results • How satisfied are you with the Career Opportunities Center in helping you reach your educational and career goals?

  32. Parking Results • In general, how satisfied are you with parking on campus?

  33. University Police Results • How safe do you feel on campus? • How satisfied are you with the professionalism of University Police Officers?

  34. Teaching Evaluation Results • Which do you prefer?

  35. Agenda Campus Reports and Responses A. President’s Report M. Schulz B. Administrative Report J. Carney/ K. Wray C. Staff Council Report W. Jadwin D. Student Council P. Voss E. Council of Grad. Students Ravi Akella

  36. Council of Graduate Students • Suhas Nerella- on behalf of Ravi Akella • Graduate Research Showcase held on April 12, 2010 • 95 posters presented in 4 sessions grouped according to similar disciplines • 12 participants from Mizzou • A total of 13 winners (Top 10% in each session) will share a total scholarship of $2000 • Graduate excellence banquet held on April 23, 2010 • CGS newsletter, Gradvision released. Web version available at http://cgs.mst.edu/newsletter2010.htm • CGS Executive members for 2010-11 were elected

  37. Agenda I. Call to Order and Roll Call • N. Book, Secretary II. Approval of February 18, 2010 meeting minutes III. Election of New Officers IV. Campus Reports and Responses V. Reports of Standing and Special Committees VI. Old Business VII. New Business and Announcements VIII. Adjourn

  38. Reports of Standing and Special Committees • RP&A • Curricula • Budgetary Affairs • Administrative Review • Student Affairs • Personnel • ITCC

  39. Academic Freedom and Standards (D.6.a)

  40. Administrative Review (D.6.b)

  41. Budgetary Affairs (D.6.c)

  42. Curricula (D.6.d)

  43. Facilities Planning (D.6.g)

  44. Honorary Degrees (D.6.h)

  45. Intellectual Property (D.6.j)

  46. Library and Learning Resources (D.6.k)

  47. Personnel (D.6.l)

  48. Public Occasions D.6.m

  49. Student Affairs (D.6.o)

  50. Student Awards and Financial Aids (D.6.m)