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May 18, 2007
The Faculty Senate reconvened for the last time this semester on Wednesday, May 9.
Chair Guy Hoelzer reported:
The times for faculty to gather for commencement have changed:
Platform Party meets at JTSU Alumni Room at 7:45 a.m. Baccalaureate Degree recipients line up at north and south ends of quad at 8 a.m. (directional signage posted). Faculty line up at Morrill Hall at 8 a.m. Processional begins by 8:30 a.m. Ceremony concludes by 12 p.m.
The following outgoing senators were thanked for their service and presented with certificates of appreciation:
The following were elected to the 2007-08 Executive Board:
The 2007-08 Senate Convened
Chair Steve Rock explained the role of the senate and senators. The responsibility to attend meetings, communicate with constituents, represent constituents as well as the university, shared governance and the influence of the senate with the president and the regents.
Rock asked senators if they had questions or issues that could be considered in the coming senate year:
President Milton Glick, thanked the senate for inviting him and said that he would be attending not only when invited, but if there was a particular issue that needed to be addressed, but will try not to wear out his welcome.
He understood that his presence could change the tone of the conversation.
Glick is looking forward to working with the Executive Board and the senate with open communication. The senate would be able to detect problems before he could and he asked that the senate continue to do so. He expects the senate to study policies that would be going before the regents and advise him on potential concerns of faculty.
The president spoke about the need to recruit and keep students and faculty and encourage the community to be involved in the campus and its activities. The new student union will be the anchor, but the university must be able to fill the forum, to get the students and the community involved.