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EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY

2001-2002 FACULTY SENATE

 

The organizational meeting of the 2001-2002 Faculty Senate will be held on Tuesday, 1 May 2001, at 2:10 p.m. in the Mendenhall Student Center Great Room.

 

This meeting is for newly elected Faculty Senators and those

Senators whose terms did not expire in 2001.

 

I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

III. Report of Committees

A. Nominating Committee for Faculty Officers, Mark Taggart

Election of Faculty Officers (attachment 1).

 

B. Committee on Committees, Henry Ferrell

Election of Academic, Administrative, Appellate,  

Board of Trustees, Student Life, and Student Union

Committee Members (attachment 2).

 

C. Election of Members to the Committee on Committees (attachment 3).

 

D. Election of Members to the Agenda Committee.

   

Faculty elected to serve on these committees will be notified

over the Summer of the upcoming Fall organizational committee meeting dates.

Please do not hesitate to call the Faculty Senate office at 328-6537 if you have any

questions.

 

 

Attachment 1.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE FOR FACULTY OFFICERS REPORT

ELECTION OF FACULTY OFFICERS

 

Candidate for Chair of the Faculty

 

Bob Morrison, Department of Chemistry

The Faculty Senate and its committees play a very important role in the governance of the university. It is our collective responsibility as Senators and Senate committee members to seek the information needed to make informed recommendations on the key academic issues. In order to be effective, our recommendations must be based on sound information and good judgement, and must be made in a timely manner. To aid this process the Faculty Senate has worked very hard this year to restructure its committees. Next year will be an important year as we get started with our new committees. For the first time the administrative ex-officio members will have a vote on Faculty Senate committees. In addition each of the academic committees will have a Faculty Senator as an ex-officio member. This will provide a good information link between the Senate and its committees. Some of the issues we’ll face during the coming year include the effect of budget cuts on academic programs, the roles and rewards of faculty, fixed-term faculty issues, benefits, technology, admission, recruitment, and retention issues, and other academic issues. I have been honored to serve as the Chair of the Faculty this past year. If re-elected I will continue to do my best to help orchestrate the key issues through our committees to bring them before the Senate for debate and resolution.

 

Candidates for Vice Chair of the Faculty

 

John Cope, Department of Psychology

I have been at ECU since the early 80s and as an Industrial Psychologist (specializing in the area of organizational development) it has been delightful to watch and participate in the evolution of our school as it becomes a major player in a State with a lot of academic muscle. We have been able to make this trip because of strong ties to a central premise of shared control of the University's direction. Our current time of transition offers a unique opportunity to strengthen ties between the Faculty Senate and a newly forming administration. I believe strongly, in the concept of shared-governance and I deeply wish to be a part of this process. I am completely convinced that faculty involvement is still absolutely vital to all aspects of institutional development. That involvement needs to be careful, deliberate and heavily tied to the core goals of the faculty. Specifically, I hope to accomplish two goals: 1) Work with Chair of the Faculty in guiding and developing policy consistent with the goals of the Senate and the overall academic community. 2) Proceed in a way that expands the principles of shared governance by building cooperative bridges between the administration and the faculty. I am currently a professor in the Department of Psychology and serve as the Director of the Graduate General program. I am a second term Senator and have served previously as a Senate Alternate (15 years). I have served on the Admission and Recruitment Committee (currently chair), the Agenda Committee, the Citation Appeals Committee, the Educational Policy and Planning Committee, the Enrollment Management Council, and the Parking and Traffic Committee (currently vice-chair). The Faculty Senate has a rather unique opportunity, next year, to be involved at the ground floor in making vital staffing, and policy decisions that will shape our facility well into the future. This is the time for strong faculty guidance, and if elected to Vice Chair of the Faculty, I will try to provide this level of leadership. Thank you for your consideration.

 

Mark Jones, School of Social Work and Criminal Justice Studies

For the past two years I have served as Secretary of the Faculty. For three years prior, I served as a Faculty Senator from the School of Social Work and Criminal Justice Studies. Now I am seeking the office of Vice Chair of the Faculty. The primary challenges and responsibilities that will fall on the Vice Chair, the Faculty Senate, and all faculty in the 2001-2002 academic year are: 1) The new leadership of East Carolina University - The four faculty officers represent the faculty in meetings and interactions with the Chancellor and the Vice Chancellors. During the past two years as Secretary, I have enjoyed an excellent working relationship with Chancellor Eakin. The 2001-2002 academic year brings new leadership to East Carolina University. I will work with Chancellor Muse toward maintaining an effective system of shared governance. More specifically, I will encourage open communication between the faculty and the administration. 2) The reconstitution of Faculty Senate Committees - After much effort and discussion, the Senate approved the reorganization and reconstitution of the Senate committees. This streamlining effort represents a bold experiment for East Carolina University. It will fall upon the Chair and Vice Chair of the Faculty to communicate and work with the new committees to insure that this experiment succeeds. 3) The budget crunch facing the UNC system - Faculty officers cannot make money appear during tight budget years. Nor do Faculty officers possess the authority to ultimately decide how money should be spent. What Faculty officers and Senators must do is: a) lend their input to University administrators and the special budget task force recently created by Chancellor Eakin, and b) strongly encourage the administration, the special budget task force, and the recently constituted Budget Committee, to be as open and forthcoming as possible with faculty about what is happening with the budget. Infrastructure needs cannot go neglected during lean budget years, and neither should the welfare of faculty. 4) Assist the Chair of the Faculty and other officers - My two years experience as Secretary will be an asset to the incoming Secretary. It falls upon the Chair and Vice Chair (with welcome input from the Parliamentarian) to assist the Secretary in final preparation of the minutes from each meeting. Along with personal communication from Senators, the minutes serve as an important method of disseminating vital information to faculty regarding the happenings at East Carolina University. I invite all voting Senators to review the minutes from the past two years to obtain some first hand idea of the effort I have put into disseminating information to the faculty.

 

Candidates for Secretary of the Faculty

 

Linda Allred, Department of Psychology 

First, let me thank the Nominating Committee for their confidence in me. Shared governance and academic freedom are not just abstract concepts; they are critically important for faculty at ECU. We must have faculty officers who have the strength and courage to fight for those concepts and who will work with the administration to sustain their commitment to these principles. I believe that I bring that combination of qualities to the Senate. During my 15 years at ECU, I have been extremely active in service. I served three terms as Senator from Psychology. I am now a delegate to the Faculty Assembly and a member of the FA Faculty Welfare Committee. I served for 6 years (two terms) on the Research/Creative Activity Committee and chaired the committee twice. I have served on Admissions and Recruitment, Student Scholarships, Fellowships, and Financial Aid, EPPC, and Faculty Governance, as well as the Agenda Committee (which I chaired twice), and ad hoc committees on Administrator Evaluation, Faculty Computer Policies, and Student Appeals. My only appellate committee service was on Due Process. I have served on several Task Forces (including the recent Faculty Roles and Rewards TF), and other University Committees (Merit Scholarship Committee, Committee on the Status of Women, Ethnic Studies and Women's Studies Executive Committees). I served two years as Director of Women's Studies. This experience has made it possible for me to develop very positive working relationships with and respect from the upper administration and yet maintain my dedication to the principles of shared governance and academic freedom. As we adjust to a new Chancellor, our Faculty officers must be able to develop positive working relationships with the new administration without ceding our faculty rights. With the current budget crisis, it is especially critical that the Senate officers be willing to fight for both the benefits that are in danger and the freedoms that are often curtain in the name of financial exigency. We must also remember that we represent the faculty. I believe that with Bob Morrison's leadership, my experience will enable me to serve the faculty and Faculty Senate well as Secretary. Thank you for your support.

 

Rick Niswander, School of Business

I came to ECU in June 1993 and am currently an Associate Professor of Accounting in the School of Business. I am completing my second year as a Faculty Senator from the School of Business and have been re-elected to another two-year term. I have served on the Teaching Grants Committee since 1996 and have been the chair for the past two years. In addition to service on School and departmental committees, I currently serve on the S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series committee, the Master of Arts in International Studies committee, and the selection committee for the Board of Governors Distinguished Professor for Teaching Award. I was also a member of the Senate Nominating Committee last year and the ad-hoc steering committee for the recent statewide bond referendum. I have received four teaching awards including the Board of Governors Distinguished Professor for Teaching in 1998. In 2000, I was named volunteer of the year by the ECU Alumni Association for work during and after Hurricane Floyd. I came to academe later than most, leaving the business world at age 39 to obtain a Ph.D. I have been a CPA for almost 20 years and am very active in the North Carolina Association of CPAs, a statewide member organization with over 11,000 members. In the NCACPA I have been the President of the Coastal Plains Chapter (most of NC east of I-95), serve on numerous committees, and was just elected to the Board of Directors of the Association. I was awarded the NC Outstanding Accounting Educator Award by the Association in 2000. While at ECU, I have been impressed with the reasoned discourse between and among members of the ECU community. Although reasonable people can - and do - differ, I am proud that our differences do not divide us, unlike the outcome evident at many other institutions across this country. In the coming year, our community will be faced with numerous challenges, not the least of which is the budget. I would be honored to be part of the solution to those challenges as Secretary of your Faculty Senate. Your support would be appreciated.

 

 

Attachment 2.

COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES REPORT

Nominees for Academic, Administrative, Appellate, Board of Trustees, Student Life,

and Student Union Committee Members

 

(Service on an academic committee is limited to election to two consecutive 3-year terms

with ineligibility for reelection to the same committee for at least one year.)

ACADEMIC COMMITTEES

(3 year terms unless otherwise noted)

 

Admission and Retention Policies

Term - Nominees

2002 Jan Tovey, English

2002 Esau Waters, Industry and Technology

2003 Dawn Clark, Theatre and Dance

2003 John Cope, Psychology

2003 Michael Duffy, Art

2004 Kathleen Treole, Allied Health Sciences

2004 Pamela Burton, Academic Library Services

 

Academic Standards

Term - Nominees

2002 Michele Sharp, English

2002 Don Neal, Geology

2003 John Tilley, History

2003 Jim Decker, Health and Human Performance

2003 Richard Bamberg, Allied Health Sciences

2004 Nancy House, Art

2004 M.S. Ravi, Mathematics

 

Academic Awards

Term - Nominees

2002 Lou Everett, Nursing

2002 Louis Eckstein, Business

2002 Karl Wuensch, Psychology

2003 Jeffrey Phipps, Theatre and Dance

2003 Ellen Arnold, English

2004 Rose Allen, Allied Health Sciences

2004 Charles Boklage, Medicine

 

Continuing and Career Education

Term - Nominees

2002 Christine Zoller, Art

2002 Bill Sugar, Education

2002 John Bort, Anthropology

2003 Christopher Carolan, Math

2003 Nellie Droes, Nursing

2004 Cal Christian, Business

2004 Leslie Pagliari, Industry and Technology

 

Calendar

Term - Nominees

2004 Stephen Dock, Foreign Languages and Literatures

2004 Ginger Woodard, Human Environmental Sciences

2004 Patricia Myers, Business

 

Others on the committee:

2002 Roger Rulifson, Biology

2002 John Crammer, Math

2003 Robert Caprio, Theatre and Dance

2003 Charles Calhoun, History

 

Educational Policies and Planning

Term - Nominees

2002 Charles Hodson, Medicine

2003 James O. Smith, Business

2003 Amy Carr-Richardson, Music

2004 Margaret Foote, Academic Library Services

2004 Michael Brown, Psychology

 

Others on the committee:

2002 David Lawrence, Geology

2003 George Bailey, Philosophy

 

Faculty Governance(Members can not be elected concurrently to an appellate committee.)

Term - Nominees

2004 Mark Taggart, Music

2004 Marti Engelke, Nursing

 

Others on the committee:

2002 Tinsley Yarbrough, Political Science

2002 Mary Glascoff, Health and Human Performance

2003 Jim Joyce, Physics

2003 Paul Hartley, Art

2003 Linda Allred, Psychology

 

Faculty Information Technology

Term - Nominees

2004 James Wirth, Computer Science

2004 Rebecca Benfield, Nursing

 

Others on the committee:

2002 Michael Schinasi, Foreign Languages and Literatures

2002 Kevin Moll, Music

2003 Tibor Hortobagyi, Health and Human Performance

2003 Samuel Atkinson, Medicine

2003 Jonathan Probber, Human Environmental Sciences

 

Faculty Welfare

Term - Nominees

2002 Charles Grant, Communication and Broadcasting

2003 John Bradley, Business

2003 Marieke Van Willigen, Sociology

2004 Anna Vance, Nursing

2004 Parm Hawk, Education

 

Others on the committee:

2002 Beth Winstead, Health Sciences Library

2002 Michael Felts, Health and Human Performance

 

Libraries

Term - Nominees

2004 Salman Abdulali, Mathematics

2004 John Stevens, Foreign Languages and Literatures

2004 Ann Schreier, Nursing

 

Others on the committee:

2002 Allan Rosenberg, Medicine

2002 David Hursch, Academic Library Services

2003 Tom Raedeke, Health and Human Performance

2003 Roger Biles, History

 

Research/Creative Activity Grants(The membership of the committee shall serve according to their disciplinary expertise. Ideally this would include seven members from the College of Arts and Sciences, with at least two each from Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Sciences/Math, and seven members from the Professional Schools and other academic units, with no more than one from each professional school. Each member shall have demonstrated accomplishment in scholarship, research, or creative activity, as evidenced by data submitted for each person nominated by the Committee on Committees or from the floor of the Faculty Senate.)

Term - Nominees

2004 Yu (Frank) Yang, Chemistry

 

Others on the committee:

2002 Sharon Nichols, Education

2002 Scott Dellana, Business

2002 Nathan Williams, Music

2002 Anne Dickerson, Allied Health Sciences

2002 Marie Pokorny, Nursing

2002 Richard Miller, Philosophy

2002 Bob Edwards, Sociology

2003 Randy Parker, Economics

2003 Bonnie Mani, Political Science

2003 Qun Lu, Medicine

2003 Jim Chandler, Human Environmental Sciences

2003 Tom McConnell, Biology

2003 Randy Daniel, Anthropology

 

Student Scholarships, Fellowships, and Financial Aid

Term - Nominees

2004 James McKernan, Education

2004 Elizabeth Sharpe, Social Work and Criminal Justice Studies

 

Others on the committee:

2002 Philip Rothman, Economics

2002 Boni Boswell, Health and Human Performance

2002 Kathleen Cox, Nursing

2003 Paul Spence, Medicine

2003 Nancy Shires, Academic Library Services

 

Student Academic Appellate

Term - Nominees

2002 Janice Neil, Nursing

2002 Amy Frank, Industry and Technology

2003 Jonathan Wacker, Music

2003 Janice Lewis, Academic Library Services

2003 Pat Dunn, Health and Human Performance

2004 George Williams, Education

2004 Tom Durham, Psychology

 

Teaching Grants(The membership of the committee shall serve according to their disciplinary expertise. Ideally this would include six members from the College of Arts and Sciences, with at least two each from Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Sciences/Math, and six members from the Professional Schools and other academic units, with no more than one from each professional school. )

Term - Nominees

2002 Iona Poston, Nursing

2003 open

2004 Sherralyn Cox, Medicine

2004 Tim Gavin, Health and Human Performance

2004 Anthony Capehart, Biology

2004 Margaret Bauer, English

 

Others on the committee:

2002 Hanna Jubran, Art

2002 Harrell Allen, Communication and Broadcasting

2003 Heather Ries, Mathematics

2003 Randy Joyner, Education

2003 Lessie Bass, Social Work and Criminal Justice Studies

2003 Ed Schumacher, Economics

 

University Budget

Term - Nominees

2002 Art Rodriquez, Chemistry

2002 Henry Ferrell, History

2003 Rick Niswander, Business

2003 Bob Hanrahan, Medicine

2003 Katie Walsh, Health and Human Performance

2004 Linda Mayne, Nursing

2004 Nancy Spalding, Political Science

 

Unit Code Screening

Term - Nominees

2004 Jen-Jar Lin, Medicine

2004 Garris Conner, Nursing

 

Others on the committee:

2002 Gene Hughes, Business

2002 Sherry Southard, English

2003 Ralph Scott, Academic Library Services

2003 Greg Lapicki, Physics

2003 Kyle Summers, Biology

 

University Curriculum

Term - Nominees

None

 

Others on the committee:

2002 Steve Estes, Health and Human Performance

2002 Tom Huener, Music

2002 Elizabeth Smith, Academic Library Services

2002 Rick Taylor, English

2003 Dale Knickerbocker, Foreign Languages and Literatures

2003 David Batie, Industry and Technology

2003 Monica Hough, Allied Health Sciences

__________________________

 

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEES

(3 year terms unless otherwise noted)

Service on an administrative committee is limited to election to two consecutive 3-year terms with ineligibility for reelection to the same committee for at least one year.

 

Citation Appeals(1 year term)

Term - Nominees

2002 Mark Taggart, Music

2002 Jonathan Dembo, Academic Library Services

2002 Timothy Hudson, Mathematics

2002 Elizabeth Sharpe, Social Work and Criminal Justice Studies

 

Faculty and Staff Benefits

Term - Nominee

2004 Cynthia Bickley-Green, Art

 

Others on the committee:

2002 Jamal Mustafa, Medicine

2003 Monica Hough, Allied Health Sciences

 

Parking and Transportation

Term - Nominee

2004 John Bradley, Business

 

Others on the committee:

2002 Bob Edwards, Sociology

2003 John Cope, Psychology

 

Research Ethics Review

Term - Nominee

2004 Laura McArthur, Human Environmental Sciences

 

Others on the committee:

2002 Brian McMillen, Medicine

2003 Nancy Stephenson, Nursing

 

University Athletic

Term - Nominees

2004 Alta Andrews, Nursing

2004 Dennis Chestnut, Psychology

 

Others on the committee:

2002 Wayne Godwin, Art

2002 Wes Hankins, Industry and Technology

2003 Paul Alston, Allied Health Sciences

 

University Award (1 year term)

Term - Nominee

2002 Seodial Deena, English

 

__________________________

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES COMMITTEE

(3 year terms)

 

Honorary Degrees, Awards, and Distinctions

Term - Nominee

2004 Nancy Shires, Academic Library Services

 

Others on the Committee:

2002 Charles Boklage, Medicine

2002 Patricia Anderson, Education

2002 Maurice Simon, Political Science

2003 Linda Allred, Psychology

2003 Tom Raedeke, Health and Human Performance

__________________________

STUDENT LIFE COMMITTEE

(3 year terms)

Academic Integrity

Term - Nominees

2004 Saeed Dar, Medicine

2004 Susan Gardner, Academic Library Services (alternate)

 

Others on the committee:

2002 Britton Theurer, Music

2003 Christine Hutchins, English

2003 Bryna Coonin, Academic Library Services

2002 Laura McArthur, Human Environmental Sciences (alternate)

2003 Said Said, Mathematics (alternate)

2003 John Tilley, History (alternate)

_________________________

 

APPELLATE COMMITTEES

(3 year terms unless otherwise noted)

Due Process (full-time, permanently tenured voting faculty member holding no administrative title and members can not be elected concurrently to the Faculty Governance Committee.)

Term - Nominees

2004 Rick Taylor, English

2003 James O. Smith, Business (alternate)

2004 Dorothea Handron, Nursing (alternate)

2004 Jeanette Dolezal, Medicine (alternate)

 

Others on the committee:

2002 Greg Lapicki, Physics

2002 Alexandra Shlapentokh, Mathematics

2003 Ralph Scott, Academic Library Services

2003 Dan Schisler, Business

2002 Angela Thompson, History (alternate)

2003 Patricia Anderson, Education (alternate)

 

Faculty Grievance (8 members and 2 alternates, each of whom is a full-time voting faculty member without administrative appointment, with representation from each professorial rank and members can not be elected concurrently to the Faculty Governance Committee.)

Term - Nominees

2002 Myra Brown, Associate Professor, Allied Health Sciences

2004 Gene Hughes, Professor, Business

2004 Gary Greenstein, Assistant Professor, Health Sciences Library

2004 Chris Ulffers, Associate Professor, Music (alternate)

 

Others on the committee:

2002 Janice Neil, Assistant Professor, Nursing

2002 Cathy Hall, Associate Professor, Psychology

2003 Donald Fletcher, Professor, Medicine

2003 Richard Miller, Associate Professor, Philosophy

2003 Joe Ciechalski, Professor, Education

2002 Ron Graziani, Assistant Professor, Art (alternate)

 

Grievance Board (permanently tenured voting faculty member holding no administrative title; members of the board whose terms have expired are ineligible for membership on the board for a period of three years after the expiration of their terms; members can not be elected concurrently to the Faculty Governance Committee.)

Term - Nominees

2002 Gene Tranbarger, Nursing (alternate)

2003 Charles Hodson, Medicine

2003 Dennis Chestnut, Psychology

2003 Richard Block, Medicine

2003 Susan McCammon, Psychology (alternate)

2003 Terri Woods, Geology (alternate)

2003 Ken Wilburn, History (alternate)

 

Others on the committee: 

2002 Trenton Davis, Allied Health Sciences

2002 Nellie Droes, Nursing

2002 Bob Nida, Human Environmental Sciences

2002 Jim Pinkney, Education

2002 Paul Gares, Geography (alternate)

 

Hearing (full-time, permanently tenured voting faculty member holding no administrative title and members can not be elected concurrently to the Faculty Governance Committee.)

Term - Nominees

2004 Timothy Hudson, Mathematics

2004 Saeed Dar, Medicine

2004 George Williams, Education

 

Others on the committee:

2002 Belinda Lee, Nursing

2002 Art Rodriquez, Chemistry

2003 Pat Dunn, Health and Human Performance

2002 Jack Karns, Business (alternate)

2002 Boni Boswell, Health and Human Performance (alternate)

2003 Beth Winstead, Health Sciences Library (alternate)

2003 Stephen Willis, Medicine (alternate)

 

Reconsideration (full-time, permanently tenured voting faculty member holding no administrative title and members can not be elected concurrently to the Faculty Governance Committee.)

Term - Nominees

2002 Linda Mooney, Sociology (alternate)

2004 James McKernan, Education

2004 Sylvia Brown, Nursing

2004 Nancy Shires, Academic Library Services

 

Others on the committee:

2002 Paul Gemperline, Chemistry

2002 Marie Farr, English

2003 Monica Hough, Allied Health Sciences

2002 Allan Rosenberg, Medicine (alternate)

2003 Samuel Atkinson, Medicine (alternate)

2003 Mohammad Salehpour, Medicine (alternate)

 

__________________________

STUDENT UNION COMMITTEES

(no specifications, 1 year terms)

Barefoot

Term - Nominees

2002 Jonathan Wacker, Music

2002 Dennis Chestnut, Psychology

 

Cultural Awareness

Term - Nominees

2002 Paul May, Allied Health Sciences

2002 Frederic Fladenmuller, Foreign Languages and Literatures

 

Films

Term - Nominees

2002 Susan Gardner, Academic Library Services

2002 Robert Siegel, English

2002 Ralph Scott, Academic Library Services

 

Marketing

Term - Nominees

2002 Elizabeth Smith, Academic Library Services

2002 Michael Schinasi, Foreign Languages and Literatures

 

Popular Entertainment

Term - Nominees

2002 Marianna Walker, Allied Health Sciences

 

Spectrum

Term - Nominees

2002 Dwain Teague, Academic Library Services

2002 Jonathan Dembo, Academic Library Services

 

Visual Arts

Term - Nominees

2002 Kimberly Floyd-Stancill, Education

2002 Hanna Jubran, Art

 

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Attachment 3.

 

ELECTION OF COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES MEMBERS

(no specifications, 2 year terms)

 

Terms expiring:

Richard Miller, Philosophy

Ralph Scott, Academic Library Services

Henry Ferrell, History

 

Others on the committee:

Donald Neal, Geology

Mark Taggart, Music

Gene Tranbarger, Nursing