USC UNION FACULTY ORGANZIATION MEETING

Friday, November 12, 2004, 11:00 AM – Community Room

Minutes

Attendance

Present: Buchanan, Charles, Edwards, Fatemi, Gavalas, Hawley, Holcomb, Ivey, Jett, Murphy, Simpson, Stokes, Young.

Absent: None

Motion to Temporarily Suspend Published Agenda

Chairperson Charles entertained motion to suspend the published agenda temporarily in order to receive the Staff Organization, Recruitment and Retention, and Financial Aid Reports for reasons of expediency. The motion passed.

Staff Organization Committee Report -- Ms. Jett

The Faculty/Staff Christmas Party will be held December 14, 2004 at The Inn at Merridun, Union, SC. Faculty and staff members are guests of USC Union, although each of their respective guests will cost $20.00 each.

The "book-buy-back" at the campus bookstore will take place December 9 and 10, 2004

The University now has an on-line job application process in place for full time faculty and staff. Adjunct faculty and part-time staff are exempt from the on-line process.

USC-U will be providing the meal for the Faculty Senate meeting on our campus on November 19, 2004. Members of the USC-U faculty are invited and urged to attend the Faculty Senate meetings

 

Recruitment and Retention Report – Mr. Young

Posted to list serve. See attachment 1, In addition, Mr. Young reported the following:

The SGA bake sale raised $100.00 for the scholarship fund.

"Thomas Simpson’s Pie-in-the-Face" generated $40.00.

For the most part, the blood drive was both good news and bad news. The good news is that 44 students were allowed to give blood although 59 students showed up to donate. The bad news is that service was poor on part of blood bank staff, "sticks" were lousy, and the waiting was long. We will look for another blood bank to use in the furute.

The campus Thanksgiving Luncheon will be Wednesday, November 17. Cost for the meal will be either two-cans of food or $2.00 with proceeds going to the Salvation Army.

At the request of Ms. Fatemi, Terry agreed to investigate the possibilities of USC Union offering a LPN program in collaboration with Spartanburg Tech. Terry will report back at next Faculty Organization meeting.

See attachment 2 for Final Enrollment Report for the entire University.

 

Financial Aid Committee Report – Mr. Holcomb

Posted to list serve. See Attachment 3

Reading/Approval of Minutes of October 8, 2004

Minutes were approved as posted to list serve.

Reports of Standing Committees

Faculty Advisory - Dr. Charles

No Report

Academic Affairs - Dr. Buchanan

No Report

Student Affairs - Dr. Murphy

No Report

Financial Affairs - Mr. Simpson

No Report

Faculty Welfare - Dr. Wright

No Report

Regional Campuses Faculty Senate - Dr. Murphy

Posted to list serve. See attachment 4. In addition, the Faculty Organization elected Peter Murphy to the Palmetto College Implementation Committee by acclamation. Dean Edwards is to appoint our other representative to this committee. Dr. Plyler and the new Provost will be visiting our campus on November 30, 2004.

Columbia Senate - Dr. Wright

No Report

Reports of Special Committees

Staff Organization – Ms. Jett

See above.

Recruitment/Retention – Mr. Young

See above

Financial Aid – Mr. Holcombe

See above

Laurens Campus – Mrs. Parker

No Report

OSP Report – Ms. Stokes

Posted to list serve. See attachment 5

Peer Review – Mr. Murphy

Committee elected Professor Murphy as chairperson. Peer reviews due this semester have been assigned and should be completed by the next Faculty Organizational Meeting.

Institutional Effectiveness – Mr. Simpson

No Report

Dean Edwards’ Report

The Laurens/Union full legislative delegation have indicated their support in keeping USC-U open.

Palmetto College is on track for implementation.

Looks like concurrent program will be strong in both Laurens and Union in the Spring and Fall of 2005.

New chairperson of the University Board of Trustee is from Laurens.

Leadership Union is underway.

Counselor Luncheon was a success.

The Higher Education Commission is to meet on November 16 at the Dawkins House

Founder’s Day will be February 7, 2005 in Laurens.

Remember and support the Thanksgiving Luncheon

Don’t forget the Faculty Senante.

The new Provost will be on our campus on November 30th, along with Dr. Plyler.

The Staff Christmas party will be December 9, from 3:40:30 PM. Bring a $5.00 prank gift.

Faculty Christmas Dinner at Inn at Merridun December 14.

December 23 will be a holiday is approved by the Governor.

Unfinished Business

New Business

Elected Peter Murphy as faculty organization’s representative to the Palmetto College implementation Committee.

Announcements

Next Faculty Organization meeting will be on Friday, December 3, 2004 11 AM

Adjournment - Adjourned at 12:00 Noon.

Attachment 1 – Terry Young, Recruitment and Retention

USCU Fall Enrollment -
Head count increase of 29.71%
F.T.E. increase of 36.68%
(see attached report)

Recruitment -
1. We have mailed or will mail more than 5,500 letters to high school
seniors and their parents by Nov. 12th.
2. Susan will visit Chester High School on Nov. 8th.
3. Bobby and Terry will visit the Cherokee County Career Center on Nov.
18th.
4. Terry will participate in the Excelsior Middle School National
Reading Day on Nov. 10th.
5. Guidance Counselor Luncheon on Nov. 5th.
Student Activities -
1. SGA officers will attend a USC Trustee luncheon on Nov. 5th.
2. SGA will sponsor a scholarship bake sale on Nov. 9th.
3. SGA will sponsor a blood drive on Nov. 11th.
4. SGA will sponsor a Thanksgiving lunch on Nov. 17th.

Attachment 2 – Terry Young, Recruitment and Retention

OFFICIAL ENROLLMENT REPORT UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
ENROLLMENT COMPARISON -- TERM: FALL 2004

   

HEADCOUNT

 

F.T.E.

         
   

AS OF

AS OF

 

AS OF

AS OF

 

   % CHANGE

   
   

10/24/2003

10/29/2004

 

10/24/2003

10/29/2004

 

HD. CT.

F.T.E.

   

Columbia

                     

Undergrad.

 

17,133

17,689

 

16,046

16,858

 

3.25

5.06

   

Law

 

740

756

 

770

781

 

2.16

1.52

   

Med. School:

M.D.

297

306

 

297

306

 

3.03

3.03

   

**D. Pharm

 

261

334

 

127

123

 

27.97

-3.25

   
 

Masters

5,290

4,836

 

3,359

3,186

   

-5.14

   
 

Doctoral

1,567

1,675

 

1,287

1,302

   

1.20

   

Total Grad

 

6,857

6,511

 

4,645

4,488

 

-5.05

-3.38

   

Columbia Total

 

25,288

25,596

 

21,885

22,557

 

1.22

3.07

   

 

                     

Aiken

Undergrad

3,247

3,268

 

2,695

2,714

 

0.65

0.69

   
 

Graduate

103

114

 

42

48

 

10.68

12.87

   
 

Total

3,350

3,382

 

2,737

2,761

 

0.96

0.87

   

 

                     

Beaufort

 

1,209

1,277

 

723

832

 

5.62

15.06

   

 

                     

Upstate

Undergrad

4,397

4,277

 

3,823

3,767

 

-2.73

-1.48

   
 

Graduate

110

93

 

29

28

 

-15.45

-2.33

   
 

Total

4,507

4,370

 

3,852

3,795

 

-3.04

-1.48

   

 

                     

Lancaster

 

935

1,059

 

614

690

 

13.26

12.35

   

 

                     

Salkehatchie

 

789

747

 

459

400

 

-5.32

-12.86

   

 

                     

Sumter

 

1,184

1,042

 

753

726

 

-11.99

-3.66

   

 

                     

Union

 

313

406

 

179

245

 

29.71

36.68

   

 

                     

Regional Total

 

12,287

12,283

 

9,318

9,449

 

-0.03

1.40

   

University Total

 

37,575

37,879

 

31,203

32,005

 

0.81

2.57

   

**The FTE’s for Undergraduate students in the D. Pharm Program are counted at the Undergraduate level.

Attachment 3 – Mr. Holcomb, Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office

The FAO Hosted the USCU Fall Guidance Luncheon. Naida Shields and Susan Jett did a wonderful job in implementing the event. Our guest speakers were Linda Wargel and Ray Jones from the South Carolina Student Loan Corporation.  The following high schools were represented: Gaffney, Broome, Spartanburg, Dorman, Woodruff, Mid-Carolina, Union, Union Christian Day, Jonesville, Lockhart.  Counselors from Laurens and
Thornwell planned to attend, but due to last minute problems they canceled.  It was a very productive event!

I will assist the SGA in sponsoring the annual Thanksgiving Luncheon. Invitations were mailed on 11/11/04.  Please mark your calendar for November 17th, 12:30 in the TAC.  The cost is either 2 cans of food or
$2.  This marks the kick-off for the SGA food drive.  The luncheon is a traditional Thanksgiving meal catered by Midway. Please promote this event in your classes next week!

The Gaffney Career Center contacted me to participate in a Financial Aid Workshop on November 18th.  The Lockhart Financial Aid Workshop is November 30th.

There is a distinct possibility that CHE will reduce the amount of Lottery Tuition Assistance Program (LTAP) for the spring 2005 term. Currently, eligible students receive 77.00 per credit hour for 6-11
hours or 929.00 if they are 12 hours or more.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Bobby

 

Attachment 4 – Mr. Murphy – Regional Campuses Faculty Senate

Motion of the System Affairs Committee 

We have already agreed that:

Palmetto College courses do not have to be offered beyond a single campus.

Training and release time (for preparation or delivery) is to be provided for faculty who teach Palmetto College courses that reach beyond one campus.

We acknowledge that Palmetto College "outreach" courses will have limited enrollment (agreed upon by the administration and the faculty member). 

Also, if a Palmetto College course is not a "distance" course and is part of a regular teaching load, there is no requirement for release time, special training, or additional compensation. 

However, if it is a "distance" course (broadly defined) and is part of the regular teaching load in addition to the release time and training, there should be a $1000 stipend. 

If a distance course is an overload, the overload compensation schedule of the delivering campus will apply in addition to the $1000 stipend. 

The release time and training is only applicable for the first presentation of the course.  The stipend occurs for all distance course offerings. 

These points all apply to three-contact-hour courses

Attachment 5: OSP Report – Ms Tammy Stokes

The OSP staff is currently busy advising students for the spring semester.

We held a workshop on Oct. 18th and took a group of students to tour SC State University and attend a football game on October 23rd.

Our final workshop for the semester will be on November 15th. Mike will be leading this workshop. He will be focusing on transfer issues.

On Friday, November 19th Mike is taking a group of students to tour the USC campus and attend a women’s basketball game.

Alice is working diligently gathering numbers for the program’s federal report that is due by the end of the year.

We are planning a trip to the Biltmore House at the end of the semester.

Hope each of you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Respectfully submitted,

Anthony N. Gavalas, D. Min.

Secretary

USCU Faculty Organization