Faculty Senate 2007-08

University of South Alabama
Faculty Senate
November 28, 2007
University Library, Rm.110

Approved Minutes

Present:        Aliabadi, Allsion, Amare, Aucoin, Britt, Brown, Bru, Burnham, Byrne, Carnahan, Carter, Crumb, Dardeau, Doran, Douglass, Engin, Estis,  Falkos, Fresne, Hamilton, Irion, Johnsten, Z. Khan, King, Li, Loomis, Meyer, Morris, Porter, Prendergast,  Prescott, Prokhorov, Romey, Robinson, Sachs, Simpson, Tate, Vrettos, Woodford, Tony Wright, Tootie Wright.

Excused:      Baggett, Green, Haas, Heins, I. Khan, Kinniburgh, Perez-Pineda, Pettyjohn,
Santoli, Teplick.

Unexcused: Lauderdale, Major, McNair, Phelan, Rowell, Sherman. 

1.  The meeting was called to order at 3:04 P.M. by Chair Tate.  Quorum present.

2.  Approval of Minutes:

3.  Chair’s Report:  Chair Tate summarized points from the written report which is available in its entirety online. Highlights are listed as below:


A request was made for assistance in setting up contacts at each department/ college/building for the recycling program. 
The question of how raises are determined was brought up, specifically how they are determined. 
After a discussion of promotion raises, Pres. Moulton indicated that he would support raising the increments for Associate Professor and Professor to $4,000 and $6,000 respectively. 
The issues of Fall and Spring breaks were raised. 
There was a request to look as freshman seminars, as to whether there is consistency across Colleges as to their structure and requirements.
Pres. Moulton announced that he will be looking at revising the university’s vision statement.  (The last one published was in 2003.)  He requested input from the Faculty Senate for suggestions of changes and additions.  The Executive Committee will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 5th to discuss this.

4.  Old Business:


5.  No New Business.

6.  Committee Reports:

7.  Caucus Leader Reports:

8.  After notifying everyone that the Faculty Senate office has moved to the second floor of the Library, the meeting adjourned at 4:24P.M.


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