Minutes for the 9/7 Faculty Senate Meeting

Southern Methodist Univeristy
Faculty Senate Meeting
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 – 3:10 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hughes Triggs Ballroom West


1. Call meeting to order
2. Welcome by the President: New senate members, Mr. Austin Prentice (SS President)
3. Schedule of Senate meetings – approval
4. Senate Secretary Prof Steven Vik (Dedman III) – election
5. Executive Committee review and minutes
6. Previous Senate minutes – approval
7. Executive Committee membership update – election
8. Committee on Committee Membership update – election
9. Committees members & extra changes – election & approval
a. Academic Policies Committees
i. Subcommittee on Admissions and Financial Aid
ii. Subcommittee on libraries
iii. Subcommittee on Academic Calendar of University
b. All-University Finance Committee
i. Subcommittee on Faculty Benefits
ii. Subcommittee on Economic Status of the Faculty
c. Atheltic Policies Committee
d. Committee on Ethic and Tenure
e. Call to executive session –Honorary Degrees Committee–call to regular session
f. Student Policies Committee
g. Information Technology Committee
h. Committee on Research
i. New: Internal Review Committee (ad-hoc)
j. New: Centennial Honorary Degree Committee (ad-hoc)
10. Resolution to President and Mrs. Turner – approved
11. Lisa Webb; faculty disposition form (10 min)
12. Chris Casey, Bill Detwiler – single record keeper (20 min)
13. Lisa Webb: introduce new Associate Director of Student Life, Elsie Umeh; Caring Community
14. Mike Adler (Exec Director, Taos & Assoc. Prof. Anthropology), Kate Livingston (Director, SMU in Plano), Anna Bland Aston (Taos) – teaching opportunities (15 mins)
15. Other business

“A wine and appetizer reception will follow the meeting, courtesy of SMU in Taos & SMU in Plano”

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