DAFVM Faculty Senate


January 13, 2000 Regular Meeting
Time: 12.45 p.m.
Place: Dorman Hall Room 321

Senate Membership
Belli, Boyd, Brook, Chen, Columbus, Cox, Deeds,Demaris, Ebelhar, Ezell, Hague, Hood, Hovermale, Hudson, Ingram, Jack, Kizer, Linford, Malone Phillips, Nebeker, Schneider, Snipes, Spurlock, Starks, Thompson, To, Varco, Waldhalm, Walker, Willeford, Wang, Winter, Zuercher

Absent excused
Columbus, Ezell, Hovermale, Ingram, Malone-Phillips, Snipes, Starks, Willeford, Winter

Absent unexcused
To, Waldhalm, Walker, Wang

Division Administrators
Lee, Brown, Fox, Karr, Thomson Watson

1. Approval of Minutes from Previous Meeting

Motion made by Brook to approve the minutes seconded by Ebelhar. Motion passed.

2. Guest Comments

3. Chair Report

Jacque Deeds reported attending a division council meeting where the Consulting and Outside Employment Policy was presented to Bob Rogers. A copy was distributed to the Senate for discussion. Steve Demarais walked the senate through the proposal and took notes of items in question to take to the committee. The senate members wanted greater clarification of relationship and activities and the approval process for each.

The chair also reported other items on the Division Council agenda included presenting priorities to the IHL board and the procedure being used. Summit III update included discussion of committee work. Senate members were asked to provide any recommendations that they might have to individuals off campus that should be included in the validation. The Biotechnology Consultant Team Visit will be January 19-21. Faculty were reminded that a time has been set aside on Friday 10:30-12:00 in the Bost Theater for the Issue Study Group to meet with interested Faculty

4. Vice Chair Report-Vice Chair

Evan Debeker attended the December Division Council Meeting and that the major items on the agenda were the Preliminary Draft of the DAFVM Life Sciences Initiative and the Repairs and Renovations requests with the Vet school at the top of the list.

5. Robert Holland Faculty Senate Report
no report

6. Official Consideration of New Recommendations

7. Standing Committee Reports

8. Unfinished Business

9. New Business
Several items were discussed as being concerns of Senate members including

Reaffirming the definition of faculty, which includes Extension employees.

The concept of post-tenure review.

Concern by off-campus personnel over the limited services available through the current health plan.

Individuals raising the issues were asked to prepare formal proposals for consideration at the February meeting.

10. Adjourn

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