University Faculty Senate

Administrative Affairs Committee
2007- 2008 Minutes


INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
Administrative Affairs Committee
2007-2008
February 29, 2008

AAC #8
Approved
February 29, 2008, Minutes

Indiana State University
Faculty Senate 2007-08


Time: 3:00

Place: College of Technology, E101

 Present:  B. Evans, T. Harris, K. Wilkinson,  R. Lotspeich, G. Minty

Absent:

Ex-officio: M. Green, D. McKee.

 I.                   Open Discussion

II.                Minutes of February 8.  Approval tabled until next meeting.  Not all committee members got them.

III.             Progress report on faculty/administration count. 

Lotspeich’s findings for budget and count.  Asks McKee to explain on-campus/off-campus numbers.  Mckee explains that FTE job upsurge due to increase in IT personnel.  Lotspeich proposes that AAC submit prepared graphs and numbers to Senate.  Committee agrees to first examine numbers and graphs and to e-mail suggestions by 3/7.  Lotspeich agrees to revise, if necessary by next AAC meeting.

IV.             Old Business

A.  Digital Measures.  Wilkinson suggests that DM offer more support.  Lotspeich    suggests that DM be thrown out, that the many problems with the program are “inexcusable.”  Lotspeich maintains that too many faculty members have encountered problems.  Wilkinson suggests that a “Point” person for each college be appointed to deal with particular issues.  Lotspeich says DM should be “fired.”  Evans and Wilkinson maintain that this would be “throwing the baby out with the bath water.”  Green agrees to take “Point Person” suggestion back to provost’s office.

B.     Why does the registrar shut down the week before classes begin?  No one is really certain.  R.English, from provost’s office, will come with a calendar in the future.  We usually have the calendar by now, but it’s been “lost.” 

V.                Charge #4:  University level committee reports to faculty.  Every university committee should provide short reports to faculty.  Right now, the purpose of some committees is unknown.

VI.             New Business-none

VII.          Meeting adjourned at 4:30.

 Submitted,

M. Lewandowski, Secretary of the Day

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