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THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT CHATTANOOGA
FACULTY COUNCIL MINUTES

December 3, 1992
Signal Mountain Room
University Center

ELECTED MEMBERS PRESENT: William Bertin, Martha Butterfield, Terry Carney, David Carrithers, Don Cassell, Neal Coulter, Jack Freeman, Arlie Herron, Nick Honerkamp, Larry Ingle, Debbie Ingram, Doug Kingdon, Irene Loomis, Bob Marlowe, Gail Meyer, John Nixon, Betty Pickett, Marea Rankin, Ossama Saleh, Edgar Shawen, David Shepherd, Larry Tillman, Joseph Trahan, John Trimpey, Jeannette Vallier, Terry Walters

ELECTED MEMBERS ABSENT: Tom Bibler, Pedro Campa, Monte Coulter, Susan Davidson, Joe DePari, James Stroud, Gavin Townsend, Don Weisbaker, Carolyn Wiley

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS PRESENT: Jane Harbaugh, Ralph Moser, Charles Renneisen

AMONG THE GUESTS PRESENT: Bill Aiken, Dawna Aragon (SGA), Deborah Arfken, Latonya Dargan (SGA), Jim Macomber, Debbie Pringle (SGA), Marlo Ross (SGA), Roy Stinnett, Bob Swansbrough, Cindy Truex (SGA), Colbert Whitaker

Summary of Actions

Council approved the proposal from Graduate Council for changes in the Master of Education degree with a concentration in administration and supervision.

Council recommended that no state appropriations or student fees be used to accommodate personnel changes in athletics.

Council recommended that the athletic department follow the same procedures in hiring as the rest of the University, including Affirmative Action guidelines.

Council referred a proposal from SGA on Multicultural Education to the General Education Committee.

Council is requesting sidewalk repair on Oak Street and safety lighting at Oak and Douglas.

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 3:25 by President Butterfield.

Approval of Minutes

Minutes of November 19 were approved as circulated.

Committee Reports

Graduate Council - Professor Jim Macomber

The proposal from EDAS for changes in the Master of Education degree with a concentration in administration and supervision was presented. Changes are to meet or exceed all state and NCATE requirements for the beginning and professional administrator endorsement. It is not a new Master's degree. Typographical error on p. 2 under A corrected to make 3.5 cumulative GPA read 3.25. Other suggestions made for some changes in wording.

Motion to approve by Professor Kingdon, seconded by Professor Ingram. Motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

Executive Committee

President Butterfield reported on the Counselors to the President meeting in Knoxville. She reported that students' needs were number one on President Johnson's agenda. He is also interested in reducing layers of management and is concerned about class size and teaching loads. President Butterfield was asked to write a letter from Council to the legislature expressing our concerns.

Discussion then turned to the football program and the search for a new head coach. After much discussion, the following motions were made.

Motion by Professor Trimpey, seconded by Professor Ingle:

The Faculty Council recommends that under no circumstances should additional state appropriations and student fees be used to accommodate personnel changes in athletics.

Passed unanimously by voice vote.

Motion by Professor Shepherd, seconded by Professor Ingle:

The Faculty Council recommends that the Athletic Department follow the same procedures in hiring personnel as the rest of the University, including Affirmative Action guidelines.

Amended to have a copy of both resolutions sent as soon as possible to the Chancellor and the press.

Passed by voice vote with one negative.

New Business

SGA - Marlo Ross and Cindy Truex

A proposal for Multicultural Education at UTC was presented. Much discussion about where it might be best incorporated followed.

Motion by Professor Honerkamp, seconded by Professor Freeman to refer the proposal from SGA to General Education Committee for consideration. Motion passed 20-3-0.

Other

A motion was made by Professor Ingle, seconded by Professor Trahan for the Faculty Council to draft a letter to be sent to the City Commission requesting repair work to the sidewalk on Oak Street connecting the main campus to the College of Health and Human Services Building and to improve the street lighting in that area. In addition, the city is asked to investigate the need for a four-way stop or caution lights or signs at Oak and Douglas.

Motion passed by voice vote.

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 5:13 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Gail M. Meyer

Secretary

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