Approved 9-12-02

Thursday
September 5, 2002
2:00 p.m.
MA 211K

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

PRESENT 
Tony Allred, Lee Badger, Bill Clapp, Gary, Dohrer, Dave Eisler, Dawn Gatherum, Michelle Heward, Diane Kawamura, Marie Kotter, Molly Smith, President Thompson, Kay Brown - Secretary

MINUTES 
Bill Clapp: Moved to approve the minutes from the April 11, 2002 meeting.
Second: Marie Kotter
Outcome: The motion passed unanimously.

MINUTES 
Molly Smith: Moved to approve the minutes from the August 21, 2002 meeting.
Second: Diane Kawamura
Outcome: The motion passed unanimously.

TRAVEL 
In the past the Faculty Senate Office has helped to support travel for Executive Committee members. Because of the budget cut the Senate Office will offer funds for travel on a voluntary basis. If the difference between going to a conference and not going to a conference is $100 or $200 feel free to request funds. Funds are very limited this year.

GUESTS 
Norm Tarbox - Vice President of Administrative Services, John Kowalewski - Director of Media Relations, Sheldon Nord - Dean of Students, Jack Rasmussen - Dean of the Jerry and Vickie Moyes College of Education, and Laird Hartman - Dean of Continuing Education, met with the Executive Committee by way of introduction.

ARCC 
Lauren Fowler from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences has agreed to serve on the ARCC Committee. No changes were made to the draft charges.

MOTION 
Lee Badger: Moved to forward to the Faculty Senate the draft charges for the Academic Resources and Computing Committee.
Second: Marie Kotter
Outcome: The motion passed unanimously.

ASSA 
The student representatives on this committee are Josh Pulido and Mike Thorn. No changes were made to the draft charges.

MOTION 
Michelle Heward: Moved to forward to the Faculty Senate the draft charges for the ASSA Committee.
Second: Dawn Gatherum
Outcome: The motion passes unanimously.

APAFT 
Bill Lorowitz from the College of Science has agreed to serve on the Appointment, Promotion, Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee.

Charge #5 - Review dated guidelines for report of student evaluation of faculty to candidates being reviewed was revised to read Review dated guidelines.

Dave Eisler would like to meet with the APAFT Committee when they address Charge #3 - Address timing of advancement in rank from instructor to instructor specialist to be congruent with revised timing for tenure and promotion in rank from Assistant to Associate Professor.

MOTION 
Marie Kotter: Moved to forward to the Faculty Senate the draft charges for the Appointment, Promotion, Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee with the above change on Charge #5.
Second: Diane Kawamura
Outcome: The motion passed unanimously.

CRAO 
Bill Clapp would like to meet with the CRAO Committee to discuss Charge #3 - Review the election process for the selection of Faculty Senate Chair and Vice Chair. No changes were made to the draft charges.

MOTION 
Marie Kotter: Moved to forward to the Faculty Senate the draft charges for the Constitutional Review and Organization Committee.
Second: Dawn Gatherum
Outcome: The motion passed unanimously.

CGE 
Steve Russell has agreeded to represent the College of Business and Economics on the Curriculum and General Education Committee. No changes were made to the draft charges.

MOTION 
Bill Clapp: Moved to forward to the Faculty Senate the draft charges for the Curriculum and General Education Committee.
Second: Tony Allred.
Outcome: The motion passed unanimously.

HD 
No changes were made to the draft charges for the Honorary Degree Committee.

MOTION 
Dawn Gatherum: Moved to forward to the Faculty Senate the draft charges for the Honorary Degree Committee.
Second: Bill Clapp
Outcome: The motion passed unanimously.

RSPG 
Ruby Licona was the representative from the Library on the Research, Scholarship and Professional Growth Committee and has since left the University. Joan Hubbard will make suggestions for her replacement. Information for dates for Fall proposals was distributed.

Charge # 3 Review and update as needed the proposal guidelines and forms to ensure they are clear to applicants, was discussed and changed to read - Charge #3 - Review and update as needed the proposal guidelines. Clarify and report the criteria for awarding the grant.

MOTION 
Bill Clapp: Moved to forward to the Faculty Senate the draft charges with the above change for the Research, Scholarship and Professional Growth Committee.
Second: Michelle Heward
Outcome: The motion passed unanimously.

SBBFP 
No changes were made to the draft charges for the Salry, Benefits, Budget and Fiscal Planning Committee.

MOTION 
Dawn Gatherum: Moved to forward to the Faculty Senate the draft charges for the Salary Benefits, Budget and Fiscal Planning Committee.
Second: Marie Kotter
Outcome: The motion passed unanimously.

TLA 
No changes were made to the draft charges for the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee.

MOTION 
Tony Allred: Moved to forward to the Faculty Senate the draft charges for the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee.
Second: Diane Kawamura
Outcome: The motion passed unanimously.

ONLINE 
The Executive Committee discussed the charges for the Online Instruction and Distance Learning Ad Hoc Committee. The evaluation of online courses was discussed at length.

MOTION 
Dawn Gatherum: Moved to forward to the Faculty Senate the draft charges for the Online Ad Hoc Committee.
Second: Bill Clapp
Outcome: The motion passed unanimously.

Cheryl Hansen, Chair of the Online Instruction and Distance Learning Ad Hoc Committee, will be invited to meet with the Executive Committee. Committee membership was discussed.

MOTION TO TABLE 
Michelle Heward: Moved to table the discussion of evaluation of online courses and committee membership for the Online Instruction and Distance Learning Ad Hoc Committee until Cheryl Hansen meets with the Executive Committee.
Second: Bill Clapp
Outcome: The motion passed unanimously.

SEPTEMBER 11 
Ann Millner received a message from a student concerned about Weber State holding classes on September 11. President Thompson is preparing a memo to go out to all faculty, staff and students indicating that classes will be held on September 11. There will be several commemoration activities held that day that students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.

NW REVIEW 
Northwest will be on campus with thirtten evaluators on October 20, 21, and 22. Kathleen Lukken and Monica Mize are work on the accreditation issues for the review.

REGENTS 
Because of budget cuts the Regents this summer declared a moratorium on any new academic programs for state institutions. With the absence of additional money for additional students, the Regents felt new programs should not be developed. Nolan Karras is the new chair of the Board of Regents. The Regents will discuss the moratorium at the September 13 Board of Regents meeting. The BAT Program approved by the Senate, Presidentís Council, and Trustees last April has not gone before the Regents.

DAVIS CAMPUS 
The Davis Campus is going up quickly and should be completed and ready to hold classes on that campus in August 2003.

ENROLLMENT 
Enrollment figures at last count were 18,270. Transfer students are up 27%, retention is up 5% and the FTE count is up about 8%. Summer enrollment was up 7%. Enrollment status of other state institutions: U of U up 2%, USU is even, SLCC up some, SUU is down, Snow is down, CEU is down.

ADJOURN 
The meeting adjourned at 3:30 p.m.