Faculty Senate Meeting
October 22, 2009
3:00 -5:00 P.M.
Reitz Union Auditorium
The meeting was called to order at 3:01 PM
The minutes of the September 17, 2009 meeting were approved.
Chair's Report Jack Mecholsky, Faculty Senate Chair
Jack Mecholsky presented the new senate meeting format that will be tried out during the November Senate
meeting. He encouraged faculty to suggest topics for the directed discussion. This discussion will not be limited to
President's Report Bernie Machen, President
Bernie Machen reported that new Trustees were appointed.
He also reported on a recent meeting of the Presidents of the SEC universities and a meeting of the Presidents and
Chancellors of AAU schools. He discussed a federal study on the role of research universities. Machen announced
that the elimination of the sick leave payout proposal will be taken off the table and other options will be discussed.
Provost's Report Joe Glover, Provost
Joe Glover updated the Senate on the status of several searches including those for the Dean of PHHP, the SVP of
IFAS, the Ombudsperson, the COM dean and the CIO.
Name Change from the Department of Communicative Disorders to the Department of Speech, Language, and
Hearing Sciences College of PHHP
Bernard Mair, University Curriculum Committee Chair
This item will be an action item at the November Senate meeting.
College of Design, Construction and Planning Proposal for a New School
Chris Silver, Dean
This item was approved.
Open Discussion from Senate Floor
The meeting adjourned at 3:30 PM
Senators first. Three minute limit per speaker.
Mary Ann Ferugson