MINUTES OF THE FACULTY SENATE
DECEMBER 1, 2004
Senators Present: Kevin Avruch, Jim Bennett, Alok Berry, Deborah Boehm-Davis, Brack Brown, Lorraine Brown, Richard Carver, Richard Coffinberger, Esther Elstun, Michael Ferri, Mark Houck, Kristin Johnsen-Neshati, Dan Joyce, Carol Kaffenberger, Jim Kozlowski, David Kuebrich, Julie Mahler, Jim Metcalf, Linda Monson, Jean Moore, Ami Motro, Patricia Moyer-Packenham, Peter Pober, Jane Razeghi, Joseph Scimecca, Suzanne Slayden, Christine Smith, Clifton Sutton, Tojo Thatchenkery, Stanley Zoltek.
Senators Absent: Rei Berroa, Peter Black, Michelle Boardman, Russ Brayley, Phillip Buchanan, Sara Cobb, Warren Decker, Martin De Nys, Charlene Douglas, Bob Ehrlich, Jeff Gorrell, Lloyd Griffiths, Kingsley Haynes, Bruce Johnsen, Menas Kafatos, Rich Klimoski, Jane McDonald, Alan Merten, Robert Nadeau, Daniel Polsby, William Reeder, Priscilla Regan, Larry Rockwood, Esperanza Roman-Mendoza, James Sanford, Peter Stearns, Daniele Struppa, June Tangney, Shirley Travis, Susan Trencher, Iosif Vaisman, Phil Wiest, John Zenelis.
Liaison Present: Linda Fauteux, Staff Senate.
Guests Present: Jamie Cooper, D. Faxon, Dolores Gomez-Moran, Robin Herron, Walter Rankin, Michael Terry.
Chair Jim Bennett called the meeting to order at 3:04 p.m.
The Minutes of November 10, 2004 and November 17, 2004 were approved as distributed.
The Chair announced that Phi Beta Kappa has for the second
time denied our application for a chapter to be established at
The committee will meet tomorrow to discuss ongoing matters cited in the November 17th Faculty Senate meeting.
- $10,922,700 in tuition was generated.
- $3.949,814 in costs were incurred for salaries, stipends and fringe benefits (Social Security contribution).
These costs were $370,318 less than the budget allocation.
$280,072 was transferred to the colleges/schools.
- $6.972,886 in surplus revenue was generated for GMU.
- All full-time faculty who taught were paid 10% of their nine month’s salary for the first course.
- Most (85%) were paid 10% of their nine months salary for the
- Sixteen (15%) were paid less than 10% for teaching a second course (mostly in SOM and CAS).
B. Equity-based Salary Allocations from the Provost (Fall 04)
UNIT ALLOCATION PERCENT
CAS $ 165,000 47.99
CEHD 21,500 6.25
CNHS 15,000 4.36
CVPA 18,000 5.24
ICAR 9,000 2.62
IT&E 30,000 8.73
SCS 10,000 2.91
SOL 17,000 4.94
SOM 50,000 14.54
SPP 8,300 2.41
C. Equity-based Salary Allocations from the Provost (Fall 04)
UNIT ALLOCATION F-T FACULTY RATIO
CAS $ 165,000 457 361.05
CEHD 21,500 96 223.96
CNHS 15,000 52 288.46
CVPA 18,000 47 382.98
ICAR 9,000 14 642.86
IT&E 30,000 93 322.58
SCS 10,000 34 294.12
SOL 17,000 36 472.22
SOM 50,000 66 757.58
SPP 8,300 34 244.12
TOTAL $ 343,800 929 370.08
A surplus of almost $7,000,000 was realized during summer
2004. The Provost rejected a resolution
passed by the Faculty Senate at its October 2004 meeting stating whereas the
“Summer Session generates in excess of $10 million in tuition and fees, which
constitutes nearly three times the costs of compensating Faculty to teach in
the Summer Session,” then starting in summer 2005, full time faculty should be
paid ten percent of the nine-month contract salaries for each of their first
two courses. In addition, faculty who
were not so compensated in the 2004 Summer Session should receive retroactive pay. The Provost responded that this resolution contravened
a previous agreement he reached with the Senate (see Faculty Senate Executive
Committee Annual Letter
2003-2004, p. 2). Rick
used an example from the
Rick explained that it is not certain whether lab courses were included in the above figures. Nor is it known whether the tuition figures include premium price programs in which students are charged at rates greater than standard tuition.
The Committee has requested information from the Provost’s Office re equity-based raises (as distinguished from merit raises); so far, little information has been received.
The above statistics for full-time faculty were obtained from the Institutional Research and Reporting webpage. In response to a question regarding how many students must be enrolled to have a second summer school course, Rick responded he knows examples of higher numbers of students enrolled in the second class, but that individual class size should not be the issue. Clearly every unit is generating summer school revenue. The surplus revenue earned has been in the $6,000,000 – $7,000,000 range for the past several years.
The Chair also noted that the faculty also brings in additional revenue by offering independent study courses. He has requested data from Registrar Susan Jones regarding the number of students enrolled in independent study courses in recent years
3. The committee has received the reports on travel expenditures. They will be presented at a future meeting.
2. The Committee has decided that this year it will use the same form (as used last year) for the faculty evaluation of administrators. The one contemplated change is to decide whether to use a four or five-point scale as standard throughout the form.
D. Nominations –
E. Organization and Operations – Mike Ferri - no report this month.
Camille Hazeur, Director of the Office of Equity and Diversity Services, assured the Senate that the Office is moving on in the wake of the recent incident involving the arrest of Associate Director, Ronald Sinacore and is planning the search process for hiring a replacement. The Office has conducted a review of harassment complaints handled by Mr. Sinacore.
The Equity Office handles complaints of discrimination. When a person in distress makes a complaint, it may not always be a matter of federal or state law. A first step often involves communication with the appropriate department head or dean in an effort to resolve problems. Often this involves advising the concerned party on what steps can be taken to best address the grievance.
The Equity Office also handles resources for the disabled.
Ruth Townsend is the
There are currently six inquiries regarding equity in the workplace. On these issues, the Office also works closely with David Rossell and the department heads.
In response to a question raised regarding the lack of van accessibility in the new parking garage, Camille promised to report back to the Senate. She also encouraged faculty members to email her about any matters they may wish to discuss.
A retirement reception in honor of Anita Taylor, founding member of the Women’s Studies Program, will be held Friday, December 17, 2004 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. at George’s Restaurant. Please RSVP to Karen Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to attend. Be sure to wear your red hat and leave all your speeches at home.
The Faculty Senate Office will be relocating to West Hall, room 257 later in December.
VII. The meeting was adjourned at 3:34 p.m.