NORTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY
of Faculty Council Meeting
Friday, November 4, 2011
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order by President Deason-Toyne
There was ITV access at Muskogee, Broken Arrow and
Council Members in attendance in Tahlequah: Ron Cambiano (Education), Shari Clevenger (Liberal
Diamantopoulos (Science & Health Professions), Isaac DiIanni
(Business & Technology), Kendra Haggard (Liberal Arts), Chris
Miller (Liberal Arts), Brandon Oberg (Library), Spence Pilcher (Science
& Health Professions), Dan Sisk (Science & Health Professions),
Cheryl Van Den Handel (Liberal Arts), Susan Woitte (Library)Council Members in attendance in Broken
Arrow: Kelly Dunbar (Education), Buster Hall (Broken Arrow), Tobi Thompson (Education)
Council Members in attendance in Muskogee: Ryan Fenska (Optometry), Joyce VanNostrand (Muskogee)
Council Officers in attendance: Denise Deason-Toyne (President),
Pamela Louderback (Vice President), Linda West (Secretary/Treasurer).
A. Call to Order
1. Review/Approval of minutes of the October 2011 meeting (http://arapaho.nsuok.edu/~faculty_council/minutesoct2011.html)
Minutes were accepted as presented.
2. Budget Report
The budget is the same.
President Deason-Toyne will attend another Faculty Advisory Committee
in OKC.B . Committees/Standing Reports
1. Need volunteers to serve on and chair the following:
CIRCUS - Will meet later. DiIanni is on this committe.
Faculty Welfare - Oberg
and Bennet remain on committee. Dunbar volunteered to join the
Committee - Louderback is on the committee. Thompson volunteered
to join the committee.
C. Old Business/Pending Issues
1. Review/Restatement on Policy regarding sale of Textbook samples.
We received a reply from Council
Fite. Deason-Toyne will follow up with her.
2. Number of course preps - particularly for new faculty and with online courses.
discussed this with Interim President Tadlock. His view is that
three preparations are enough and we must be careful with new
faculty. We recommend that we meet with Chairs Council about this
question. We may make a proposal for the handbook. Chairs
Council has a November 17th meeting. Additional factors would be
departments with and without advising duties.
D. New Business
1. Regents hiring process
Our resolution was taken to the
state Faculty Advisory Committee. They agreed with our
resolution, but did not adopt it or make one of their own. We
feel the procedure was insufficient and may have bearings on shared
governance and the HLC visit. We will pursue the shared
governance issue with Dr. Turner.
2. Feedback on NSU Strategic Enrollment Plan.
Responses are due to Dr. Boren by November 11th.
3. Possible reception to welcome Dr. and Mrs.
Turner - co-host with entity that has a food/beverage budget?
Deason-Toyne will meet with Dr.
Turner on Nov. 11. After January 1st we will see what other plans
are being made for receptions.
4. University Planning Committee
Louderback provided a report of
progress. There are changes being made to documents to prepare
for the HLC visit. Strategic goals will remove examples and
replace with what has happened. There will be a formal project
report to the cabinet using the format used last spring. There
will be seven future actions presented. On November 14th there
will be a link to a survey for project ideas for the future.
We remember the Smith family and Optometry students in the loss of a student this week.
There are new policies to review:
Freedom of Expression and Drug testing. We are still waiting on
the disposition of the Shared Governance document which is in limbo..
The meeting adjourned at 3:52 p.m.
Next meeting: December 2nd
Submitted by Linda West, Secretary-Treasurer