Faculty Senate Executive Committee Meeting Minutes Monday October 21, 2013 Please email corrections to Faculty.Senate@nau.edu 1. Call to Order/Acceptance of Agenda Astrid Klocke/Consent Item Faculty Senate (FS) President Astrid Klocke called the meeting of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee (FSEC) to order at 3:00 pm in room 200 of Cline Library. She announced President Haeger will not be in attendance and moved to amend the agenda. A motion was made to approve the agenda as amended. The motion passed. Those Present: Shadow Armfield, Bill Culbertson, Kate Ellis, Bruce Fox, Susan Harris, Astrid Klocke, Phil Mlsna, Karen Sealander, Claire Shonaerts (appeared telephonically), Cathy Small, and Shayla Woodhouse for Mackenzie Mastrud*. David Camacho, C. Andrew Griffin, Ro Haddon, Denise Helm, Dan Kain, Karen Pugliesi, and Niranjan Venkatram. 2. Approval of Minutes Astrid Klocke/Action Item Astrid presented the minutes of the September 23, 2013 FSEC meeting for approval. A motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes. The motion passed with one abstention. 3. Faculty Senate President’s Report Astrid Klocke Astrid shared the following: The administration is considering faculty and staff raises which will include the exemplary performer category. The Provost has asked for staffing proposals as they work on budget issues. They are considering the addition of a different kind of research faculty position that will not have a service or teaching component and will be found in research centers. 4. Committee/Council Reports Committee/Council Chairs Budget & Planning Council o Kate Ellis, Chair of the Budget and Planning Council, stated that the strategic plan is close to completion. There are no significant changes in the goals of the plan. Some of those goals are: student success, global engagement, civic engagement and sustainability. Any feedback is welcome, please direct it to her attention. Budget & Planning Committee o Chair of the Budget and Planning Committee, Claire Shonaerts, announced that the dues drive has met last year’s goal with over 200 participants but are still hoping for more participation. Liberal Studies Committee o Ro Haddon, Chair of the Liberal Studies Committee, announced the Liberal Studies Town Hall is set for November 1st in the Native American Cultural Center from 8am to noon. 5. Office of Military & Veteran Affairs C. Andrew Griffin LTC Andrew Griffin presented a PowerPoint covering the services and programs the Office of Military & Veteran Affairs provides. The office is offering a faculty workshop to discuss best practices, resources, policies and recommendations on how best to work with and for NAU’s veterans. 2 6. Bachelor of University Studies Niranjan Venkatraman Niranjan Venkatraman, Chair of the Bachelor of University Studies Committee, presented a PowerPoint explaining the 2 majors and 1 capstone elements of the program. He noted that over the summer the BUS Committee developed a question and answer brochure for distribution. He then entertained questions. 7. Report from the Provost Provost Huenneke Vice Provost Dan Kain reported on the following: The SILT Conference is this week October 24th and 25th. The keynote speaker is Dr. Charles D. Dziuban. He noted that the Provost continues to work on faculty and staff merit pay raises projected for mid-year adjustments. He and the Provost have been meeting with the colleges to discuss the processes used in selection of exemplary performers and solicit their impressions of the program. The Provost is also working on establishing criteria and processes on how to make decisions within the academic framework. She has four subgroups working on this and will share their work and recommendations as they work is completed. The Provost sent out a request to the colleges to prioritize their staffing needs for the coming year. 8. Old Business / New Business / Announcements None. Astrid Klocke 9. Adjournment Astrid Klocke /Action Item There being no further business, Astrid adjourned the meeting at 4:11 pm.