UMES Senate and Faculty Assembly meeting
11 May 2010
Approved September 16, 2010
I. The meeting was called to order by Dr. Mark Williams at 11:04 a.m.
II. A motion was made and approved to accept the April 13, 2010 minutes as approved.
III. Committee Reports
A. Academic Affairs
1. The Academic Affairs Committee has reviewed the following without reservations: Three new courses for Hotel Restaurant Management: FMGT499, CARM499, and HMGT302. Add the following as electives in the area of Hotel Restaurant Management: ACCT201, BUAD300W, BUAD306, CDSP220, FINA442, MKTG308 and change HMGT304 to HGMT404. A motion was made and seconded for approval. The question was raised by Dr. Onyonzili of Criminal Justice as to whether or not faculty should see what they are voting on. Dr. Mark Williams stated that is the work of the committee. The motion passed with one abstention.
2. Eliminate the following from Engineering and Aviation Sciences: ENAE102, ENAE201, ENAE281, ENAE282, ENAE499 and ENCE434, AVSC101, AVSC121F, AVSC122G, AVSC141, AVSC221F, AVSC221G, AVSC222F, AVSC321, AVSC332, AVSC351, AVSC352, AVSC421, AVSC432. A motion was made and seconded to approve. The motion passed with one abstention
3. Change the title of AVSC490 from Special Topics in Aviation Management to Senior Capstone Course Aviation. A motion was made and seconded to approve. The motion passed with one abstention
B. CUSF – Dr. Chapin reported that we need for the coming fiscal year that we will need to get as much money from furloughs as this year. It appears that there will be a motion from CUSF to the Chancellor and the board of reagents to request the legislature to make a change in faculty status in the USM system. Faculty are currently the only non-administrative state employees who do not have to right to elect collective bargaining. The request is to make the change so that it could be brought up in the future although it is unlikely that any campus will want to go that route.
C. Other committee reports - None
IV. Old Business
A. Approval of the ad hoc registration committee the members who have agreed to serve on it are: Clarice Corbett, William Dillon, Kenny Gaston, Mae Palmer, Kaye Pinhey, Dr. Howard Rebach, Tsellate Talley, and Dr. Mark Williams (as chair). A tentative meeting has been scheduled for the week before classes started. A motion was made and seconded to approve these people for the ad hoc committee. Motion passed unanimously
B. Discussion of Parking led by Dr. Dean Coolidge – Parking lots are currently enforced from 8a.m. to 5 p.m. Dr. Cooledge made a proposal to extend the enforcement to 24 hours. Chief Sumpter of the campus police reported he does not designate lots or parking spaces, he strictly enforces it. They have discussed ways to enforce parking. The money from fines is used to create, maintain, and update parking sites. A new faculty/staff parking lot will be created when two buildings are torn down by the campus police offices. An unimproved parking lot “Lot E” is to be used as another parking lot for students and commuters. They are trying to educate students to park in designated student parking. When students go fines go over a certain amount they are posting it to the students account. Please leave the flashers on if you park in a loading zone so they know you will be right back. Please do not drive or park on the grass or the sidewalks. A suggestion was made to have student security park in the street past lot J as they did in the past. They usually sat there from 11 to 3. It was a big help alleviating students parking in faculty/staff lots. A comment was that Lot J has less parking when enforcement is regular. Since this has ceased parking has become very difficult. Will 24 hour enforcement cause a lessening of existing services? Chief Sumpter responded that there is no way to know since we have never done it before. The issue was raised of students who have access to faculty/staff tags. Chief Sumpter stated that when they find students with them, they deal with it. If they see it in a car illegally they confiscate it. If anyone has any suggestions for changes to the parking regulations, please let campus police know. A motion was made to extend the parking enforcement in Lots F, G, and P to twenty four hours a day. The motion was seconded. The vote was as follows: Aye-13, Nay-1, andAbstentions-1. The motion passed. Dr. Holden requested a copy of the minutes from today’s meeting be sent to him.
V. New Business
A. Presentation by Coach Johnson about golf on campus. Coach Johnson did not come. This item was passed over to the next meeting for the third month in a row.
B. Several members contacted me with the concern that the new building would be developed without adequate input from the faculty that would be using the building.
C. Dr. Mark Williams delivered the following motion “The UMES Senate and Faculty Assembly congratulate the campus on the reception of three million dollars in planning funds for a new campus building to house Engineering, Airway Science and other programs, particularly in this year of tight state finances. In order that all possible useful information is available for this planning process, we urge that elected representatives of the faculty, students and staff of each program that will be housed in the new building be regular participants in all stages of the planning process.” A motion was made and seconded to approve the above as a motion. Dr. Holden reported that to date a building has not been constructed on campus without consulting the people who will use it. The building is currently in the planning face. $9 million is needed for the planning phase; currently $3 million has been allotted. As they go through the process they will bring in users of the building. This facility will house English, telecommunications, Math computer science, aviation and engineering programs. The initial title of the proposal included all of these. Definitely the users of the building are invited to take part in the process. It is the duty of the Chair to bring faculty and staff into it. The Dr. Holden reported that they requested 112,000 square feet along with the ideal construction of the building. The State then decides how much space will be allowed for the building. Architectural firms will probably b e selected in September or October at that time the buildings users will be asked to give their input. It was suggested that they not just talk to the chairs but faculty, staff and students. Dr. Holden has no problems with the above motion. Once the budget for the building is approved he will forward the plans on to Dr. Mark Williams. Dr. Blanchard stated that everyone should be aware that just because they are included in the process, it does not mean they will get everything they want. The motion passed unanimously.
D. Clarice Corbett has stated that a five member grievance panel needs to be elected. There are ten people on the committee. The five with the highest votes are appointed, and then Dr. Williams appoints the other five. Dr. Chapin made a motion that this election be handled via electronic ballot. All tenure and tenure track faculty of all ranks are eligible. Dr. Williams of Academic Affairs will forward a list of eligible faculty to Dr. Mark Williams. The elected people will be seated fall semester 2010. If we get a vote in the next two weeks, those people should be available. A PDF copy of the ballot will be sent out, filled out, and returned to DR. Mark Williams. Motion passed unanimously
E. Other - None
VI. Announcements - None
VII. Adjournment – the meeting adjourned at 11:56 a.m.
Anne Driscoll, Secretary