Personnel Committee Minutes -- November 8, 2002 -- Board of Trustees -- University of Louisville
Minutes of the Personnel Committee
of the University of Louisville Board of Trustees
November 8, 2002
In Open Session
The Personnel Committee of the University of Louisville Board of Trustees met on Friday, November 8, 2002 in the Bingham Library of the University Club with members present and absent as follows:
Ms. Linda Wallbaum Cauble, Chair
Ms. Virginia C. Brown
Mr. Tommie Burns, Jr.
Mr. Grant Helman
Mr. J. Chester Porter
Ms. Elizabeth Worland
|Absent:||Mr. David J. Ensign|
|From the University:||
Dr. Shirley Willihnganz, Acting Provost
Ms. Angela D. Koshewa, University Counsel
Dr. David Howarth, Associate University Provost
Ms. Carolyn Cochran, Assistant to the Provost
Ms. Rae Goldsmith, Associate VP for Communications & Marketing
Mr. John Drees, Assistant Director, News and Public Information
Ms. Kathleen Smith, Assistant Secretary
Ms. Trisha Wolf, Board Liaision
Ms. Debbie Dougherty, Board Liaison
I. Call to Order
Having determined a quorum present, Chair Cauble called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m.
- Approval of Minutes, September 13, 2002
Mr. Helman made a motion, which Ms. Brown seconded, to approve the minutes of September 13 , 2002. The motion passed.
II. Action Item: Approval of the Amendment of the Redbook – The Election of Part-Time Faculty Senators
Acting Provost Willihnganz noted that under the Redbook rules for Faculty Senate, the frequency of the required election of part-time faculty representatives has had a disruptive effect on the representation of this important constituency. She further noted that since the Faculty Senate By-laws regulate the election of other faculty senators, the Faculty Senate has petitioned for an amendment of the Redbook to make the election of the part-time faculty representatives a procedure regulated by the Senate’s By-laws rather than by the Redbook. Professor Ensign stated that many part-time faculty members are long-time employees of the university. Ms. Brown made a motion, which Mr.Helman seconded, to approve the
President’s recommendation that the Board of Trustees approve the following amendment of the Redbook, Chapter 3, Section 3.4.2.C, to address the election of part-time faculty representatives to the Faculty Senate as follows:
The Faculty Senate shall also include six voting members elected by the "part-time faculty," which for purposes of this provision only is defined as everyone who is under paid contract to teach courses for credit within an academic unit but who is not entitled to elect faculty representatives to the Faculty Senate under Section 3.4.2.B. Elections for these six members shall be conducted annually, at a time and under procedures established by the Faculty Senate. All candidates for these six seats must be members of the part- time faculty at the time of election. Every member of the part-time faculty shall be entitled to one vote in this election, regardless of the number of hours that person teaches. Each member elected under this provision shall serve for a one-year term; provided, however, that any such member who loses his or her status as member of the part- time faculty at the beginning of the Spring semester shall no longer be eligible to serve, and the remaining part-time representatives shall select another current member of the part-time faculty as a substitute.
The motion passed.
III. Action Item: Appointment of UMC Board Members
Acting Provost Willihnganz reported this proposal reappoints Dr. Mark Pfeifer and appoints the University of Louisville president to serve on the University Medical Center, Inc. board of directors. Mr. Helman made a motion, which Ms. Worland seconded, to approve the
President’s recommendation that the Board of Trustees approve the following appointments to the Board of Directors of the University Medical Center, Inc. representing the University of Louisville for terms expiring December 2005:
Dr. James Ramsey, Acting President, replacing Larry Owsley
Dr. Mark Pfeifer (reappointment)
The motion passed.
IV. Information Item: Naming of the Barbara S. Miller Multicultural Children’s Literature Collection
Acting Provost Willihnganz reported the University Awards and Designations Committee has recommended to the President the naming of a new multicultural children’s literature collection, the Barbara S. Miller Children’s Literature Collection. The collection will be housed in the Ekstrom Library and unveiled in late November. The Acting President, as authorized by the Board, plans to approve this designation if the Board has no objection. Dr. Willihnganz noted this information to the Board and asked the Trustees to express reservation, if any. Chair Cauble noted there were no objections and requested Dr. Willihnganz move forward with the naming of this collection.
V. Executive Session
Chair Cauble asked for a motion to go into executive session to discuss personnel matters. Mr. Helman made a motion, which Ms. Worland seconded, to go into executive session. The motion passed.
VI. Open Meeting Reconvenes
Chair Cauble reconvened the open session of the Personnel Committee at 10:10 a.m. She reported that the committee discussed the monthly personnel actions.
- · Monthly Personnel Actions
Ms. Worland made a motion, which Mr. Helman seconded, to approve the
President’s recommendations regarding the monthly personnel actions (copy attached).
The motion passed.
VII. Other Business
There was no other business.
Ms. Worland made a motion, which Mr. Helman seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 10:11 a.m. The motion passed.