Faculty Senate Minutes

September 28, 2005


Call to order: Cindy called the meeting to order at 2:30 in the Tartan Marketplace – Room A, and declared a quorum present.


Officers attending: Cindy Beckett, President; Nick Reeder, Vice President; Linda Pastore, Secretary


Senators attending: Derek Allen, Tom Singer, James Houdeshell, Charles C. Williams, James Brooks, Mark Echtner, Art Ross, Moez Ben-Azzouz


Senators not attending: Marsha Wamsley, Jennifer Barr, Mohamed Ali, Amanda Romero


Others attending: Laurel Mayer, Dona Fletcher, Carrier Larger, President Steve Johnson


1.  Approval of Minutes

Motion was made by Jim Houdeshell to approve the minutes with changes for the Senate meeting of September 14, 2005 and the motion passed.


2.  Officer’s Report

2.1 Meeting with Sinclair’s Attorney, Saundra Schuster 

Discussed the current Faculty Handbook, specifically the forward, faculty letters and contracts, and tenure.

It was decided that Nick and Cindy will draft a position paper addressing these issues and will share this draft with senate for further consideration.


          2.2 Leadership Council

Cindy shared information concerning possible new administration positions.


          2.3 Meeting with Consultant, Terry Muran

Cindy, Nick and Jim Brooks, at the request of President Johnson, met with the new consultant, Terry Muran.  The group discussed their thoughts concerning the re-structure of the Vice President for Instruction position at Sinclair.  The purpose for the session was for gathering information.


3.  Committee Reports


4.  Special Orders

Mandatory Participation: Deferred to next meeting.



5.  Unfinished/Old Business

Speakers to Senate/Assembly: Deferred to next meeting.

DCC request for representation on Senate: Deferred to next meeting.


6.  New Business

Academic Administration


President Johnson provided multiple handouts (Please refer to Enclosures A-F, presentation outline) and an update on:

·        State-level focus on Ohio higher education

·        Sinclair’s Trustee priorities

·        Sinclair internal leader groups recommendations and concerns

·        The college response to be aligned with State-level interests, quality maintenance, organizational maintenance, and alternative sources of revenue

·        Current budget situation

·        Positions


7.  Announcements

Next meeting October 12; Alumni Room


Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 4:15.


Submitted by Linda Pastore


Approved by Senate: October 12, 2005