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FACULTY SENATE
Minutes of the Wichita State University Faculty Senate
Monday, April 9, 2012
211 Hubbard Hall         3:30 pm
 

Members Present: Barut, Besthorn, Bolin, Bryant, Celestin, Decker, DeSilva, Driessen, Gibson, Horn, Hull, Jacobs, Jeffres, Klunder, Kumar, Lewis, Miller, Mosack, Pulaski, Rokosz, Ross, Skinner, M. Smith, Yildirim
Members Absent: Adler, Beeson, Carruthers, Close, DiLollo, Hemans, Henry, Johnson, Mandt, Matveyeva, Moore-Jansen, Mukeerjee, Russell, P. Smith, Solomey, Thompson, Toops, Yeager
Members Excused:  Rillema

I. Call to Order
President Steven Skinner called the meeting to order at 3:38pm.  President Skinner announced that the meeting would be abbreviated so that all interested senators could attend the open forum with our first presidential candidate.


II. Informal Statements and Proposals – none

III. Approval of the Minutes
The minutes of the March 26, 2012, meeting of the Faculty Senate were approved with a single correction of a date in Section IV, part 3 from May 3 to May 25.

IV. President’s Report
President Skinner encouraged all senators to participate in as many of the presidential search activities as possible, and to make their views known in the surveys immediately after each candidate’s visit.  He reminded the Senate that there would be a special meeting of the senate Tuesday (April 17) to develop a unified evaluation of the candidates to submit to the Search Committee prior to their final meeting the morning of April 18.  Location of the meeting will be emailed to all senators.

V. Old Business - none

VI. New Business – Patricia McDonnell, Director of the Ulrich Museum of Art, reported on the activities of the museum and sought faculty feedback to assist in the development of the new five-year strategic plan for the museum.

VII. As May Arise - none

XI. Adjournment
The meeting of the Faculty Senate was adjourned at 3:54pm.
Submitted by Walter Horn
Secretary of the Faculty Senate