University Faculty Senate

Administrative Affairs Committee
2007- 2008 Minutes

Administrative Affairs Committee
December 14, 2007

AAC #5
December 14, 2007, Minutes

Indiana State University
Faculty Senate 2007-08

Time: 10:00 a.m.
Place: College of Technology, E101
Present: S. Frey, M. Lewandowski, R. Lotspeich, G. Minty, S. Pontius (Exec. Comm. Liaison), K. Wilkinson.
Absent: B. Evans, R. Ivaturi
Ex-officio: E. Kinley (Academic Affairs)

  1. Open Discussion
  2. Minutes approved from meeting of November 16, 2007, (5-0-0)
  3. Old Business
    1. Future Academic Calendars
      Discussion continued from the last meeting on future academic calendar. The question was raised regarding the need for “study week”. Concerns of truncating the examination week with a study day in the middle were raised regarding dorm issues. Students are now required to be out of the dorms by 6:00 p.m. Another question would be regarding any issues with budget. Two motions were approved by the committee. Another item discussed regarding the academic calendar was the issue of not having a study week and making the examination week the week of study week. The committee was not sure what the ramifications were with required “seat time”. This idea could make intersession in January more attractive.

      Motion One: Examination week would be truncated by one study day and that the dorms be open to allow for Friday afternoon examinations. (5-0-0 )

      Motion Two: Administration should investigate shortening the semester by a week. (5-0-0)

    2. Budget Recommendations
      AAC was asked to form a committee to look at the budget and the budget process more closely. There really is no mechanism to discuss the budget with faculty. The idea would be to create a more transparent process and to involve faculty in the process. R. Lotspeich came with a list of ideas regarding the budget. He will provide that list to the committee.

      Motion: A committee be formed which would be a special sub-committee for budget and the budget process issues with one faculty representative from each of the colleges to create the committee. The committee will come to the next meeting with names and select from those names the committee.(5-0-0).

  4. Meeting time for next year needs to be set. G. Minty asked if that each committee member return the grid that he will send to each with the times that the committee member would not be available. Times would be set based on that information.
  5. New Business-There was no new business
  6. Meeting adjourned at noon.
  Respectfully submitted, K. Wilkinson, Secretary of the Day

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