UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA
12 November 1997
1 and 2. Call to Order and of Roll
The regular meeting was called to order by Suzanne McGill,
Chair, at 3:00 p.m. in Library 5. The Secretary called the roll:
Allison, Arata, Ballard, Chryslee, Daughenbaugh,
Davidson-Shivers, Donovan, Dorman, Engebretson,
Evans, Foster, Frederick, Fruh, Hain, Haywick,
Honkanen, Isom, Kulkarni, Labbe, Lally, Langan,
Martin, Matthews, McGill, McIver, Moak, Moore,
Rodgers, Sauer, Sweet, Sylvestre, Thurston, Tucker,
Van Haneghan, Vinson, Weston, Yeoman, Zhang
Ardell, Aucoin, Bell, Brandon, Broadus,
Cromwell,Dilsaver, Donovan, Dorman, Douglass, Hamm,
Izenberg, LeDoux, McAfee, Mulekar, Parker, Simpson,
Vetrosky, c. Wilson, G. Wilson,
3. Completion of Pending Business
Minutes of the regular meetlngs of 13 August 1997 and 8 October 1997 were
4. Report from the Chair
Suzanne McGill reported that the trustees are scheduled to meet on 4
expected to approve the raise proposed by the president; if approved,
retroactive payment of any salary increments are expected to be cut before
McGill reported that Happy Fulford, Dr. Whiddon, and State Senator Sanders
spoke to ACCUFP (Alabama Council of College and University Faculty
a meeting hosted by USA at The Terrace and organized by ACCUFP
President-elect, Victoria Rivizzigno, former
USA faculty-senate chair. Senator Sanders discussed the importance of
becoming involved. Legislators want to know what faculty think, he said,
stressed that the state won't fund higher education because "it is the
to do." We need to be specific as to what the needs are. McGill also
reported that the new Higher Education Partnership(HEP)
is organizing as a higher-ed advocacy group in Montgomery where the
K-12 and two-year college interests currently dominate.
McGill reported that the unresolved issues regarding the articulation
all two- and four-year institutions in Alabama are being discussed by the
state -wide council of chief academic officers. In this regard, HcGill
with the president on 11 November on the matter of an acting or interim
(see old business).
McGill also reported with respect to the articulation agree ment that D
now accepted for transfer credit by USA, may have to be accepted. The issue
to be resolved.
McGill invited faculty comments directed to her on the issue of teaching
in the planned semester conversion: what are the perceived inequities, if
McGill reported that the search committee for SrVPAA had 31 completed files
no report on VPMA search at this time.
5. Reports of Senate Standing Committees
Evaluation. Tom Hain invited suggestions about items to be included
survey, which his committee will begin to prepare in the near
Planning/Development. Douglas Haywick invited attention to a map he
the senate showing proposed boardwalks across the wetlands located on the
along the creek. Haywick noted that one boardwalk was already completed and
continued progress in construction of additional boardwalks until the plan
Haywick has researched senate archives and noted a long history of senate
about and commitment to preservation and enjoyment on this unique wetlands
Haywick also noted that the articulation agreement may require lab
some courses that in turn may create space problems.
Policy/Handbook. Richard Daughenbaugh reported that it may be
the 010 writing exam for transfer credit of English 101, basic composition.
Daughenbaugh reported on semester conversion of FSDA. (See new
Daughenbaugh reported on placement of AAUP guidelines in faculty handbook.
Salaries/Benefits: Phillip Bell has an excused absence.
6. Reports of Caucus Leaders
Richard Daughenbaugh reported the concern of the faculty of the College of
regarding the eight-hour maximum to be placed on summer school teaching in
system. This faculty offers an extensive curriculum in summer school for
K-12 teachers and its offerings will be restricted by the proposed teaching
load limit if it
is implemented. Suzanne MCGill observed that the profits, as it were, from
session are returned to the college budgets, so teaching loads affect
that are often used to fund projects in the various colleges
7. Old Business
Suzanne McGill reported that the president had changed David Stearns'
title to Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services, the words
having been deleted.
McGill reported that the president may appoint an interim or acting SrVPAA
8. New Business
Richard Daughenbaugh's motion that the issue of elimination of the 010
be tabled was unanimously approved.
Daughenbaugh's motion that the FSDA be converted to the semester system on
of one semester at full pay and two semesters at half pay was unanimously
Daughenbaugh's motion that the AAUP guidelines be placed in an appendix of
handbook was unanimously approved.
9. Communications from the President
No communications were reported.
McGill adjourned the meeting at 4:15 p.m.
T. Lally, Secretary