Attending: Bill Herndon, Brandi Karisch, Jiaxu Li, Anna Linhoss, John Long, Bisoondat Macoon, Brittney Oliver, Raja Reddy, Susan Seal, Stephanie Ward
Excused: Jason Barrett, Jason Butler, Don Cook, Sherrill Fleming, Robin Fontenot, John Kushla, Michael Mauel, Charles Mischke, Florencia Myer, Bindu Nanduri, Wes Neal, Donna Peterson, Eric Stafne, Lurleen Walters, Brian Williams, Wei Zhai
Absent: Ryan Butler, David Christiansen, Jason Gordon, Brien Henry, Chou Li, Tom Matney, Chinling Wang
Meeting called to order at 1:30 p.m.
Not enough members were present for a quorum, therefore the approval of September minutes was postponed until the November meeting.
Chair Report: Dr. Stephanie Ward
Holland Faculty Senate received the letter from the DAFVM regarding tenure for Extension and Research faculty.
A letter from Provost Jerry Gilbert sent to the Holland Faculty Senate was distributed. The letter included a request to establish the special committee to look at the expansion of the tenure-track faculty category. It also includes questions that the Provost would like for the special committee to consider. The DAFVM Faculty Senate has answered several of those questions in the letter previously mentioned.
A collection of information put together by Dr. Scott Willard was also distributed and discussed. (Attached). This information was collected in response to the DAFVM Senate’s desire to provide additional information to the HFS special committee. Other information is still being collected including:
Action Requested by Chair Stephanie Ward to DAFVM Senators:
Vice Chair David Jones resigned. There is not a quorum to elect a new chair, therefore nominations will be open until the November meeting.
Brandi Karisch was nominated by Bisoondat Macoon. Other nominations can be made via email. Send to Chair Stephanie Ward.
New positions are still waiting to be filled for the following:
Report from the Office of the Vice President: Dr. Bill Herndon
Meeting adjourn and next meeting
No new business was brought before the Senate.
A motion was made by Dr. Karisch to adjourn, seconded by Dr. Reddy.
Meeting was adjourned.
Next meeting November 12th