MINUTES OF USC UNION FACULTY ORGANIZATION MEETING
12 Noon, Friday, January 13, 2006 - Community Room
Present: Bishop, Buchanan, Charles, Edwards, Fouts, Ivey, Kearse, Kemper, Shaw, Young
Absent: Fatemi, Gavalas, Holcomb, Rowland, Simpson, Stokes, Wright
READING AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF November, 11, 2005 MEETING WAS POSTPONED UNTIL February meeting.
REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Faculty Advisory- Dr. Charles: No report
Academic Affairs- Dr. Buchanan: No report
Student Affairs- Mr. Ivey: Files under review at this time
Financial Affairs– Mr. Young: Will begin review of scholarship applications (deadline for application is 2/1/06).
Faculty Welfare- Dr. John Wright: No report. Dr. Denise Shaw volunteered to temporarily assume position of Chair until Dr. Wright’s ongoing participation in this committee is determined.
Regional Campuses Faculty Senate- Dr. Buchanan: Next committee meeting scheduled for 2/17 in Columbia.
Columbia Senate- Mr. Kearse: Minutes from last meeting posted to Columbia Senate web page. BLS degree approved at last meeting. (Attachment1)
Library Report – Terrence Kemper: No report
REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES
Staff Organization- Mrs. Hooper: No report
Recruitment/Retention- Mr. Young: Enrollment for Spring 2006 looks good (350 students registered for classes); applications for Fall 2006 also look promising.
Financial Aid- Mr. Holcomb: No report
Laurens Campus- Mrs. Parker: No report
OSP Report- Mrs. Stokes: No report
Peer Review Report- Mr. Simpson: No report
Institutional Effectiveness- Mr. Simpson: No report
Palmetto College- Dr. Buchanan voted in as replacement for Dr. Wright (moved by Mr. Bishop, seconded by Mr. Ivey).
Productive Scholarship– Dr. Shaw: Meeting scheduled for 1/20 in Columbia
Dean Edwards’ Report (combined with Dr. Rowland's report)
Dean Edwards discussed the Governor’s budget proposals for 2006-07. Dean Edwards noted that the proposal does not call for closings of USC Union / USC Salkahatchie. A detailed memo outlining budget proposals was distributed by the Dean. Dean Edwards then distributed Dr. Rowland’s Academic Dean Report that included updates on the status of the Baldrige Process, the creation of a Writing Skills ad hoc committee (discussion tabled until next meeting), issues concerning the Smart Classroom and Palmetto College courses, and issues concerning Library staffing and improvements.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS None
NEW BUSINESS None
ADJOURNMENT AT 1:00 PM
Denise R. Shaw, reporting for Anthony N. Gavalas, Secretary
At the Columbia Faculty Senate meeting, Wed, Dec 7, 2005, the Palmetto College BLS degree was unanimously approved.
Provost Becker addressed scholarship at length.
As always, complete minutes and a video will be posted to the web at: http://www.sc.edu/faculty/meetings.shtml