Minutes of the
I. The meeting was called to order by
Senate President David Wyld at Senator
Ply called roll; senators absent: Ahn, Andrus,
II. The minutes of the
III. Invited Guests
A. President Randy Moffett: After inviting senators to the President’s residence for a reception following the meeting, Dr. Moffett addressed the Senate on “The Year in Review and the Future”:
Southeastern is attracting students who are better prepared for the university experience. This is good news as we move to tougher admission standards beginning this summer.
· Fall 2003 incoming freshman had the highest average ACT scores ever at 19.9, up from 19.6 in Fall 2002;
· Fall 2003 saw an increase of approximately 20 percent in students with ACT scores at or above 24. Our incoming freshmen also required fewer developmental courses (a decrease of 8.5%).
· Spring 2004 ACT scores for beginning freshmen are at 19.2, up from 19.0 a year ago and from 18.6 in Spring 2002.
· This fall, Southeastern set a record enrollment with 15,602 students enrolled, surpassing our previous high of 15,334 in 1998.
· Our graduate school enrollment this Spring increased almost 5% over last Spring (2,107 compared to 2,008)
· Our Spring 2004 enrollment is holding steady with previous years.
· These changes will be mandatory for all four-year institutions beginning in fall 2005, however Southeastern wanted to implement this change earlier. We believe our area high schools are preparing their college-bound students to meet this standard.
We don’t want to exclude any students, so we are
working with area community colleges to develop dual admissions. Southeastern
will also expand our
We are making significant progress toward what
we hope will be final approval of our first doctoral program – an Ed.D. in Leadership -- to be
offered through the
· The report of the outside consultants who visited our campus earlier this year was very positive, and they clearly recognized the need for the program. We’re now working to address their recommendations and we will be re-submitting our work to the Board for Regents for final approval in the summer.
The university has received approval for a new
undergraduate degree program in Occupational Safety and Health to be offered
Southeastern has one of the highest rates of
national accreditation of its programs among the eight institutions in the
· Accreditation or Re-Affirmation:
Marriage and Family Therapy graduate program (only one of two in LA Universities) received accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs;
Small Business Development Center was accredited for 4 years by the Association of Small Business Development Centers
Music Program was reaccredited for 10 years by the National Association of Schools of Music (Visit in March 2003 - Effective for 2003-04)
Business Program and the Department of Accounting received 10-year reaffirmations of accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. (Visit in April 2003; Approval for 03-04 Academic Year). Only one-third of university business programs in the country have achieved AACSB accreditation, and only 160 accounting programs throughout the world are AASCB accredited.
6. Pending Approval:
Social Work program - visited in February by the Council on Social Work Education. Expect approval in June.
Family and Consumer Sciences program – visited in March by Am. Assoc. for Family/Consumer Sciences – our first attempt at accreditation. Expect approval in November.
Computer Science –visited October 2003; preliminary report showed we met all standards; expect final word shortly
Chemistry – visited in December 2003 for 5-year review; expect word later this summer
· Southeastern’s recently recognized major donors whose gifts have helped us to advance the university and its academic programs. The Commitment to Excellence Campaign raised $24.9 million.
· Supplemental campaign raised over $5 million to enhance the athletic program and to reinstate football
· To date (May 2004), 76 new external awards totaling $6.3 million have been received by faculty and staff. (50% state funding; 36% federal; 14% private). We expect that number to increase by June 30.
· Our numbers are down a bit from last year’s dramatic increase to $ 17 million (last year we received the multi-million dollar EPA, GEARUP and TRIO grants -- a 100 percent increase in grants and contracts over the ’01-’02 year)
· We’ve also just received the new Board of Regents rankings for FY 2004-05, and 39 of our proposals have been selected for @ $474,000 in funding.
In the past year, Southeastern opened the
expansion of the
We are opening the new $13 million
Funds have been approved for $8 million in
renovations, pending Capital Outlay bill, for Cefalu
Coliseum, the former
· Southeastern has entered into an agreement with the Capstone Corporation to develop a new $55 million on-campus housing plan for the south campus. Over the holidays, Tucker Hall was demolished. Other dorms are now being demolished.
Later this year, construction is expected to
start on a new 400-bed suite facility on
· The center assists and cooperates with area chambers of commerce, other economic development agencies and the Louisiana Department of Economic Development to recruit new business to the area and to assist existing businesses in expansion.
· The center also includes a business incubator
· Southeastern is an economic engine itself. An independent study released earlier this year shows that the university has an estimated $343 million economic impact on the communities within 25 miles of the university (before Columbia Theatre and Football were considered). This is a significant increase from the university’s previous economic impact study (1997, $249 million).
· Columbia Theatre = $1.5 million annually
· Football Program = $8.3 million in first year of operation
· Girls Soccer Team – Won the Southland Conference title and came in second in the conference tournament.
· Men’s Basketball –Tied for conference championship. Best record in 30 years of play. Advanced to the semifinals of the Southland Conference tournament. Coach Billy Kennedy received four Basketball Coach of the Year Awards.
· Reinstatement of Football – Brought college-level football back to the north shore after an absence of 18 years. The young team, under the direction of Coach Hal Mumme, completed the season with a 5-7 record, and set several I-AA records. Enthusiasm and demand for tickets was high enough for the university to add end-zone bleachers
· Women’s Basketball – Nearly doubled their win total from previous year
· Men’s Tennis – Posted a top-3 finish in the regular season
· Women’s Tennis – Advanced to the SLC tournament for 1st time since 2001
· Men’s Golf – Finished 3rd in SLC Championships
· Men’s/Women’s Track – School records continue to fall in both sports
· Softball – Returned to the SLC tournament before losing out to “bad weather.” They narrowly missed a berth
· Baseball – Continues to battle for position in SLC
· Volleyball – 2nd straight national team digs award (Sarah Gascon)
15. International Program
International program is expanding. Southeastern
hosted several groups from
The university has established a cooperative
program with Technological University of Honduras to provide business studies
and a dual degree program for 25 Honduran students a year. The program is one
of the first English language dual degree programs in
· Study abroad program is also growing. The SGA last year provided $30,000 in study abroad scholarships.
Southeastern students have played a significant
role in helping to improve the appearance of the campus. Since 1998, the SGA
has expended more than $460,000 in projects such as the
· Southeastern fraternities and sororities are participating in a revitalization program intended to improve all aspects of the Greek community.
· We also hosted a Regional Health Care Summit for Governor Kathleen Blanco.
· The Southeastern Channel has expanded its original programming to include new “magazine-style” programs, sports offerings, and recordings of Southeastern concerts and some Fanfare events.
We recently reached an agreement with Charter to
quadruple our reach into the community.
The channel will now be seen in 92,000 homes in
We will dedicate the newly renovated studio
· Fanfare completed another very successful season, with many events in the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.
20. The university has just completed “Honors Celebration Week” with convocations and other events. President Moffett offered a few student and faculty success stories:
Sean Kerrigan, graduating this month with
degrees in English and Biology, was one of 50 students throughout the nation
selected to receive the prestigious Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship. He will enter
Breaux, one of 35 students to go to an 8-week internship at Institute on
Philanthropy and Voluntary Service,
· The Jump-Start Program provides thousands of hours of service and offers the Pierson Teacher Fellowship Program. Three of 38 students in the nation chosen for this fellowship are from Southeastern:
o Jennifer Saing
o Ashleigh Plauche
o April Thomas
· Kathy Hanrahan was selected best student news reporter in the south
· Kelly Hooper was chosen Top Graduate student in state for Speech Language Hearing Association
· Likewise, under the leadership of Carl and Toni Phillips of the Management Department, the Society of Human Resource Management student organization in Business and Technology was selected as one of the top 10 in the country.
b. Faculty accomplishments:
· Dan McCarthy, head of the Southeastern Department of Chemistry and Physics, was selected as a member of New Orleans CityBusiness’s “Power Generation,” one of 40 young professionals under the age of 40 whose success in business and other professional endeavors is setting the pace for the future of the region.
Donnie Booth, Dean of the
· Roy Blackwood of Visual Arts received the Distinguished Member Award for the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and was named a Fellow of the Royal Society.
· Linda Synovich of Kinesiology and Health Studies was named the Southern District Outstanding Health Educator of the Year.
· Olympia Vernon, a Southeastern graduate who has already won 4 or 5 national awards for her writing, has been approved as our second Writer in Residence in the Department of English.
· Sue Parrill is retiring as English Department head and we welcome Jeannie Dubino as the new head of English.
21. Moffett has received comments from those visiting campus that, in its location and where it is in programs, Southeastern is the place to be.
22. The present legislative session indicates that the state faces budgetary challenges. We seem to find workable plans to continue moving forward, and we have had 8 or 9 good years. Higher education is funded now on a “standstill budget,” with uncertainty in areas of health insurance and teacher retirement. Southeastern has permission to implement a 3% increase in tuition, but our unfounded mandates are $3.2 million, so a definite gap exists and no definitive plans are in place. Dr. Moffett commented that the administration might be calling on senators to help with phone calls and emails to legislators reminding them of the good things we are doing. We need to keep the momentum going, and he will apprise us of any developments.
23. President Moffett opened the floor to questions: Sen. Faust voiced the query on everyone’s lips: why did the lights go out? (referring to the two recent power outages that afflicted most of campus). Dr. Moffett explained it was a matter of old infrastructure. Wilson Hall is a major switch station that controls much of campus, and it has been pieced and spliced together over the years. A switch station under the football field near the north end zone simply broke for no reason other than age. The university then had to turn off the power to avoid burning out other parts of the switching system. Entergy and Southeastern worked meticulously to find and correct the problem. We thought we had it repaired after the first outage, but apparently not, since the switch broke again during the Arts and Sciences Convocation and for the evening Nursing Convocation; Entergy patched the part then replaced it the following weekend. Problems like this will probably occur.
B. Sen. Wyld amended the agenda to allow our Provost Dr. Crain to address the senate on confidentiality issues.
2. Dr. Crain entertained questions:
a. Sen. Neuerburg wondered if the policy would include “whistleblower protection.” Dr. Crain responded that he had not thought of that, but he will make the policy will cover that.
b. Sen. Gillan suggested that the confidentiality agreement might be an easy clause to add to our yearly contracts. Dr. Crain reminded senators that the university is getting away from written yearly contracts, so this might not be feasible; however, it might be possible for a faculty member to sign such an agreement once for his or her duration of employment.
C. Kathy Pittman, Alumni Association Director, addressed the senate on Bereavement Outreach.
1. Ms Pittman explained to the senate that the Alumni Association realized that the university had no real process to acknowledge deaths among faculty, students, and staff. Policy in the departments varied on such acknowledgements, also. Therefore, the Alumni Association began sending flowers for university faculty/staff deaths and including these names in the yearly Golden Silence Ceremony. Discovering that some of these families needed food, the Alumni Association expanded their services to provide food for families. The task has incurred great expense, but Pittman feels it is important. Recently, she asked Senate President Wyld his opinion about asking all faculty to volunteer a donation to the Bereavement Fund, and Wyld agreed to put the issue before the senate. Human Resources Director Jessie Roberts has already agreed to arrange a payroll deduction for those faculty who would like to contribute. Pittman thought from $.50 to $1.00 per paycheck per faculty member would cover expenses. She opened the floor to questions.
a. Sen. Titard asked if faculty could instead make one check out for the donation. Pittman said that would be fine.
b. An unidentified senator asked for clarification of the Golden Silence recognition. Pittman explained that it was a candlelight ceremony held each year to honor the deceased of the Southeastern family and their immediate relatives.
2. Sen. Wyld thanked Kathy Pittman again for all the Alumni Association has done for this worthy service and informed senators the issue would be discussed under New Business.
D. Frank Pergolizzi, Southeastern’s Athletic Director, introduced Dorothy Burton, Director of the CAP (Career and Academic Planning) Center, and Heather Jensen, Student Success Coordinator, who addressed the senate on the Online Athlete Progress Reports. He also offered a handout with information about student athletes’ success (See attachments).
1. Dorothy Burton thanked faculty for the cited successes of athletes. The online grading program began in early March the first time it was used, and earlier in the semester the second time.
2. Heather Jensen explained that her job is to get athletes help when their grades drop, and she invited faculty to contact her any time (#2227).
3. Heather Lawrence, Pergolizzi’s
assistant, worked with
4. The group asked for questions:
a. Sen. Ply
commented that some colleagues thought they were being threatened by these
online athlete progress forms—they feared they would be reported to their
department heads for not filling out the form.
b. Ply asked if faculty who do not receive
online progress reports can assume they have no student athletes.
c. Sen. Dassau asked if there were consequences to excessive
student athlete absences.
d. Sen. Titard asked if faculty will receive a reminder each of the
3 months of athlete student progress reports.
e. Sen. Burns asked
if students are allowed to see the comments sent by teachers on these progress
reports, like “the student is constantly late to class.” Faculty might like the student to see that.
f. Sen. Bancroft mentioned that they must recognize that sometimes it is not possible to give comments, particularly if a faculty member teaches 35 athletes and must find them by W numbers, without a real face to place.
g. Sen. Rossano asked if there were any way to hook up the process
Dorothy Burton Nelson
i. Sen. Bancroft noted that their handout indicates that many athletes are good students—why not just worry about progress reports for those at risk? Jensen replied that things can change too fast with students, so they want updates on them all.
j. Sen. Dassau asked if these reports are requested for all athletes or only those on scholarships. Jensen said reports are requested for all athletes.
E. Dr. Brad O’Hara, Vice-President of Student Affairs, then spoke on plans for the new dorms and parking on campus.
1. O’Hara admitted that the new dorms now being planned and built on campus should do much for recruiting and retention of students. Now plans are to look to South Campus facilities, which are very old and a deterrent to recruitment and retention.
2. In the last several months, the university has solicited approval for Phase III Housing; when completed, we will be the only university in our primary recruiting area to have entirely new housing facilities, all less than 10 years old. The more spacious quarters, cable access, and private baths will help recruit better students.
3. The present dorms are in the process of
being torn down; there will be a brief pause in work after this semester, then
the rest will come down. New buildings
will replace beds lost. O’Hara showed
the senate a drawn rendition of the new buildings as seen from the South Gates
of campus, part of Phase I. (Sen. Wyld joked that the drawing included empty parking
spaces.) Two more buildings will be constructed near the
4. Turning to the parking issue, O’Hara said that when construction is completed, we will end up with more residential parking than we now have in central campus while no faculty-staff parking will be affected. However, in the 2004-2005 academic year, we will have a student parking crunch. His office is making provisions for some short-term parking relief for students and he will share those plans with the senate Executive Committee this summer when these plans are finalized.
5. O’Hara asked for questions:
a. Sen. Ply asked if there will be handicapped-accessible rooms in the new facilities. O’Hara responded that these will be available on the first floors, as we now offer in the Village and the 10 organizational homes.
b. Sen. Dassau commented that she lived in Carter-Harris while she was a student here because it was inexpensive: how expensive will these new dorms be? O’Hara replied that they had a nationally renown company do a study of dorm fees and rents, and Southeastern’s rates will reflect what the market will bear and what students are willing to pay.
c. FAC/BOS Representative Bostic asked why the fence was placed around the parking lot in central campus 2 weeks before the semester ended even though no apparent construction was going on—why not wait until after final exams? O’Hara said that the construction company had to take core samples and test concrete during that time so that ground could be broken by May 17.
d. Sen. Simoneaux inquired where students will live next year. O’Hara responded that Taylor and Lee Hall,
larger facilities, will be used for those needing them;
e. Sen. Ply
questioned the fence that blocks the road around the
f. Sen. Rossano queried whether, after all construction is completed, the number of residential students will increase. O’Hara hoped so, and that is why the university did the studies before beginning construction. With better amenities, the students should come.
g. Sen. Ramsey commented that we are still priced below other universities. He added that other universities tend to offer food services within the residential halls, while our students must walk ½ to 1 mile for services. O’Hara pointed out that those schools with which Southeastern competes also have centralized food services.
h. Sen. Wyld noted that a recent Business Week article indicates many schools have really good facilities for those who can pay and really bad ones for those who can’t—creating two classes of housing. Southeastern is instead renovating all facilities, which is unusual and to be commended.
IV. Old Business
A. Multiple Catalogues: Sen. Ramsey of the Academic Committee yielded the floor to Sen. Edwards to present their resolution. (See attachments)
1. Edwards explained the committee met with Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences Al Doucette, who wanted the policy more specific to eliminate any questions. They therefore changed the term “curriculum” to “major” and eliminated “Developmental Ed.
2. The main concern of the issue was the declaration of a second major—how long before graduation must all the paperwork be finished? It was concluded that students cannot make a declaration right before graduation, but, in some cases, they could earn a second major with only 1 semester left.
3. Edwards moved approval; Boulahanis seconded.
4. With no discussion, the resolution was approved unanimously.
B. Intellectual Property Rights: Professional Rights and Responsibilities Committee Chair Sen. Guendouzi asked Sen. Wyld to present the resolution and to speak in her absence (see attachments).
1. Sen. Wyld reminded senators that the committee has been working with the university committee that wrote the present adopted policy. He pointed out that the committee decided not to include a list of example faculty activities that might be considered intellectual property in order to simplify this present resolution.
2. Sen. Dassau moved approval; Sen. Bancroft seconded. Discussion:
a. Sen. Ply questioned the opening “whereas” which mentions “works of art” as property the profits of which should be shared with the university; she commented that she never shared profits from her book. Burns explained that there never was a policy on the issue before. Ply asked, then, if faculty received an advance on a book or a writing grant, would the university be able to share profits? Burns replied that if one is using university resources, yes; if one keeps the work on this activity completely separate, then no.
b. Dr. Crain added that he thought there is a provision in the policy that, if the work is traditional copyrighted material, then profits belong to the person who created it; if the university pays one to create something, like a lab manual, then the university has a right to some of the profits. Sen. Burns said that the university committee got into the controversy about having to publish to keep a job at the university, so is all research “for hire”? The committee hoped that anyone with that question could be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
c. Sen. Higginbotham mentioned he would like to see something put in the resolution specifying copyright materials should not be involved. Dr. Crain said that when he was a FAC representative, the policy was not referring to works of art but to inventions.
d. Sen. Lew queried what about an award for the best paper at a conference? If it is a monetary award, does the faculty member have to give it back to the university? Sen. Burns replied that the faculty member should be able to keep it. Sen. Lew responded that this happened to her last year, and she had to give the money back to her department (Kinesiology and Health Studies). Senators encouraged the Recording Secretary to put this information in the minutes: general consensus was that this was not correct.
Higginbotham added that, about 30 years ago, the
f. Sen. Ramsey commented that policies like this tend to condemn the honest. Who would know? If his students win a monetary award at a conference, they don’t get to keep it—it becomes property of the Southeastern Development Fund.
g. Sen. Neuerburg clarified that product/procedure development is what is being addressed by the policy, not traditional publications.
h. Sen. Ply suggested that, to assure faculty of this point, we should strike the first “whereas” mentioning works of art, etc. This was accepted as a friendly amendment to the resolution.
3. The resolution was approved almost unanimously.
C. Sabbatical Leave: Because Sen. Schwab, chair of the Faculty Welfare Committee, was not present, the issue was tabled.
V. New Business
A. Bereavement Fund: Sen. Wyld presented a resolution supporting the request to faculty to donate a portion of each check to the efforts of the Alumni Association in comforting the bereaved of our university family (see attachments). Adoption of the resolution was moved and seconded. Discussion:
1. Sen. Yeargain did not think we should ask staff to donate, since the senate represents only faculty, so offered a friendly amendment striking “staff” from the resolution. It was approved.
2. Sen. Dassau asked what would happen if the fund ran out of money. Sen. Wyld replied that the money had always come from the Alumni Fund, so we would have to see.
3. Sen. Edwards questioned whether the resolution was a request only. Sen. Wyld said yes and that faculty could contribute via payroll deduction or a direct contribution, earmarked for the Bereavement Fund.
4. The resolution was approved unanimously.
B. Smoking Policy: Sen. Wyld offered a Xerox of a Press Club article from their publication, The Crossroads Register, that complained no permanent signage had been erected for the smoking policy on campus (see attachments). The second paragraph of the article referred to the policy as “Faculty-Senate inspired,” so he felt we should approve a resolution requesting permanent signage. Sen. Simoneaux moved approval; Sen. Ply seconded. Discussion:
1. Sen. Ramsey thought we needed another “resolved” statement on the resolution stating that the Faculty Senate encourages the administration to press toward a totally smoke-free campus. Sen. Leonard seconded. Discussion:
a. Sen. Simoneaux asked how we would be able to enforce a smoke-free policy when we can’t even restrict smoking to the correct places?
b. Sen. Burns queried, “Don’t even smoke-free areas have a smoking area?”
c. Sen. Bancroft added that cars produce smoke, too, so we would have to restrict cars on campus.
d. Dr. Crain informed senators that, while they could present this resolution, permanent signage is being produced now and should be erected soon. Sen. Wyld thought it would be good to put us on record as saying that the policy had been in place for the academic year, with no signage having been put in place as of yet.
e. Sen. Boulahanis asked what would happen to those not adhering to smoking areas.
f. The vote on Sen. Ramsey’s amendment to the smoking resolution was too close to call by voice, so it was decided by a count of hands and was not approved.
2. The original resolution was approved with one nay vote.
A. University Committee Elections
1. Sen. Ply announced new senators elected for Chemistry and Physics, Sociology, and Teaching and Learning.
2. College elections for University Standing Committees experienced a “glitch,” so Sen. Ply requested the members of the Nominating and Election Committee to meet her after the meeting.
3. Sen. Ply also informed senators that she almost has the means to send emails to all of our majors. She will keep senators informed when the process is down to its simplest.
B. SGA Report: Sen. Lew
1. Sen. Lew reported that the SGA has approved the rest of its organizational grants, which will provide biology projectors among other projects.
2. She asked senators to encourage students from all colleges to join the SGA.
3. Sen. Lew said the SGA noted the university was purchasing plagiarism softwear, and they asked where we were getting the funds—they hoped it would not be student money.
VIII. The meeting adjourned at , and senators proceeded to President Moffett’s home
for a reception. Next meeting:
Faculty Senate report on Athletics and Academics
The information provided serves as an example of the academic profile summary for Athletes across teams.
Currently, Athletics and Student Enhancement Services (SES) co-employee a Student Success Coordinator, Heather Jensen, whose duties include identifying athletes in academic jeopardy, creating a plan with students for improving academic performance, teaching and expecting student accountability, and serving as a liaison between academic units and Athletics.
Heather is located in NCBS 207, and can be reached at extension 2227.
Summary of On-line Progress Reporting System:
Spring 2004, first use, 2 transmissions
1605 grade requests (all athletes, all classes)
First “close-out” yielded 72% faculty response (1163/1605)
Second “close-out” yielded less than 50% faculty response
Closeout - faculty responses no longer accepted, approximately 7-10 days
Hyperlink to on-line request included in pre-written email (problem - addressed)
Information entered into search boxes (term code, class number, etc.) by faculty (problem - addressed)
Student list revealed in search
Information requests included:
Faculty Athletic Committee and Athletic’s proposed changes to On-line system: (for faculty “friendliness” and athletics “usefulness”)
· Clarify and post times, dates, and closings of each new grade request (communicate with indicated faculty at beginning of each semester, with initial classrolls, follow-up email from Heather Jensen, with attached hyperlink to system)(simplify instructions, offer personal assistance)
WHEREAS a need exists to revise and clarify Southeastern's General Catalogue description regarding graduation under a particular catalogue (2003-2004 General Catalogue, p. 66),
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that the following revision stand in place of the current Catalogue statement:
A student may meet degree requirements as stated in any Catalogue in effect during the years of enrollment provided:
1. the student has not changed his or her major, and
2. there is not a break of one calendar year or more in attending Southeastern, and
3. seven years have not elapsed since entering the major.
A student who changes his or her major, or declares a second major, or does not attend Southeastern for one calendar year or longer, must meet the requirements of the Catalogue in effect at the time of change of major, or declaration of a second major, or re-entry—or any Catalogue in effect between that time and that student's graduation. The student may declare a second major in any semester prior to graduation, including the semester of graduation. At no time may a student use a Catalogue in effect prior to the change in major, or declaration of a second major, or re-entry. The Catalogue year begins on June 1 each calendar year.
These academic regulations and degree requirements are subject to revision at any time to accommodate changes in Board policies, occupational and licensure requirements, and other situations involving the quality of the program.
Quoted below is the current (2003-2004) General Catalogue, p. 66:
GRADUATION UNDER A PARTICULAR CATALOGUE
A student may meet degree requirements as stated in any Catalogue in effect during the years of enrollment provided:
A student who changes from one curriculum to another or does not attend Southeastern for one calendar year or longer must meet the requirements of the Catalogue in effect at the time of curriculum change or reentry or later. A change from the Junior Division to a senior college/school is not considered a change of curriculum in this regulation. A change from Developmental Education to the Junior Division is considered a change of curriculum in this regulation. If a student enters a second curriculum for the sole purpose of satisfying requirements for a second degree (associate or baccalaureate) and there is not a break of one calendar year or more in Southeastern attendance, that student may meet requirements according to any Catalogue in effect during enrollment for seven years prior to receiving that second degree. Under no circumstances may a Catalogue be more than seven years old be used. The Catalogue year begins on June 1 each year.
These academic regulations and degree requirements are subject to revision at any time to reflect changes in Board policies, occupational and licensure requirements and other changes related to the quality of the program.
WHEREAS faculty may create, author or develop materials, products, and educational/ business programs, and
WHEREAS faculty may utilize materials, equipment, facilities
or services (including student/ graduate assistant labor) provided by
WHEREAS faculty may develop the aforementioned products during time periods that are part of their academic schedules or duties, and
WHEREAS since these activities may have commercial potential and may generate income or incentives, there is a need for clear guidance and description relating to the “ownership” of intellectual property, and
WHEREAS all parties need to very clear about what constitutes “incidental usage” of Southeastern’s facilities, time and materials, and
WHEREAS we are aware that, if Southeastern’s facilities, materials, reputation or time have been used in the creation of above mentioned products and services, it is right and proper for both parties to benefit from any potential income generated, and
Whereas the Intellectual Property Policy contains a form that a professor may use in order to bring a possible profit-generating concept to the attention of the Intellectual Property Committee, with the goal of creating an acceptable distribution of profits and/or fees,
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate recommend adoption of the draft “Intellectual Property Policy.”
WHEREAS faculty in the Southeastern family appreciate the support of the campus community when facing the loss of an immediate loved one, and
WHEREAS the Alumni Association has had an ongoing effort in place to provide support when faculty members face these times of need, sending cards and flowers on behalf of the Southeastern family, and
WHEREAS heretofore, the Alumni Association has taken it upon itself to provide these outreach services, without actively asking for contributions from the faculty,
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate express our appreciation to the Alumni Association for their quiet efforts in this regard, and
BE IT THEREFORE FURTHER RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate ask that all faculty members begin to actively support this outreach program through a recommended $10 annual donation to the Southeastern Development Foundation, specifically earmarked to the Bereavement Fund for supporting Southeastern’s response to the loss of an immediate family member.
Bereavement Policy and Procedures
Immediate* Family Member of Southeastern Faculty/Staff:
1. President’s Office is notified
2. President calls faculty/staff member
3. President’s Office:
a. Emails notice to ByLion
b. Mails card (pre-signed by president and vice presidents to faculty/staff member)
c. Calls Alumni Director
d. Coordinates persons to attend funeral on behalf of the University
a. Orders food or flowers
b. Adds to Golden Silence list
5. Flowers or food are also sent to the family members of a current student who is deceased.
6. Cards are signed Drs. Randy and Barbara Moffett, Southeastern Alumni and the Southeastern Family
*Immediate: Spouse, parent, father-in-law, mother-in-law, child
at four Southeastern buildings D.Vickers Hall (back entrance), Fayard
Hall (east side), Garrett Hall (north side), and Sims Memorial Library
side). The purpose, according to a
release, was to reduce litter, address health problems and alleviate physical
reactions by those susceptible to second-hand smoke. The Non-smoking
areas have proven to accomplish none of the three tasks.The first goal of the Faculty
Senate inspired and Student Government Association supported designated
smoking areas was to reduce litter. However there are an increased
number of cigarette butts being swept up by Southeastern groundskeepers.
Melvin Montgomery said, “Since the ashtrays have been removed I pick up
on average 500 buts a day”. The second and third goals
of the designated smoking areas were to address some secondhand-smoke
issues and health problems. The schools designated smoking areas
move is keeping with guidelines of the American College Health Association,
which notes that environmental tobacco smoke has been classified as a
Class-A cancer-causing agent. ACHA recommends that smoking be prohibited
within 20 feet of the entrance to any campus building. But due to
non-enforcement of the designated smoking area policy SLU has failed in
its attempt to improve the quality of the air around campus. Southeastern
police Chief Marek said that he was informed of where the areas were but
was given no authority to enforce the policy. This means that there is
nothing that the police can do to stop an individual from smoking in a nonsmoking
area. Also SGA Pres. Ashley McKee said, “I don’t think that the
designated smoking areas have made a huge improvement”.
WHEREAS the Faculty Senate has been a strong partner in the creation of the current campus smoking policy, and
WHEREAS despite the policy being in place for the entirety of the current academic year, no permanent signage has been put in place to alert faculty, staff and students as to the exact locations and provisions of the smoking policy,
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate call upon the administration for permanent, visible signage for the smoking policy to be erected as soon as possible at the buildings involved.