DAFVM Faculty Senate


November 7, 2002
1:00 p.m. MAFES Conference Center

Chair Mike Boyd called the November meeting for the DAFVM Faculty Senate to order at 1 p.m. November 7, 2002 at the MAFES Conference Center. In the absence of our Secretary, Jacque Deeds, Vice Chair took the minutes.

Those present were Jacque Deeds, Wayne Ebelhar, Darren Hudson, Don Reynolds, Charles Snipes, Ken Willeford, Billy Kingery, T.C. Chen, Sherri Lokken, Linda Andrews, Bill Stuart, Carolyn Malone, Mike Boyd and Larry Travathan. Guest: Susan Seal

Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as corrected.

Susan Seal Director of Distance Education for Extension discussed the current state of distance education in Extension. She discussed current uses of the system for workshops, courses and videoconferences. She discussed training possibilities for both groups and individuals. She also discussed other services provided in helping with visual preparation and scheduling.

Mike Boyd presented a report and requests for information for the Division Council.

Questions include: What is the distinction between Extension programming and continuing education? What would faculty think of a one time fee/bonus for the development of electron/web based courses? What is the role of the Extension specialist with a faculty appointment in Distance Education?

Discussion followed related to quality control of distance education course especially web bases or electronic courses. The question was asked has there been needs assessments to determine potential audience for courses?

Charles Snipes moved to refer the distance education survey to the academic affairs committee to develop a survey for review and approval at our next meeting. Motion was seconded and passed.

Billy Kingery moved to refer a request for review of the make up of the CALS Promotion and Tenure Committee to the Faculty Affairs committee for consideration. The motion was seconded and passed.

Darren Hudson moved that the Charter and Bylaws committee review the makeup of the DAFVM Senate to assure proper representation of existing units. Motion was seconded and passed.

Charles Snipes moved to adjourn the meeting. Motion was seconded and passed.

Meeting was adjourned 2:30 p.m.

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