UTMB Faculty Senate
June 11, 2012
4:30 6:00 pm
I. The meeting was called to order at 4:37 pm by Dr. Sharon Croisant, Faculty Senate Chair.
II. The Approval of the May 14, 2012 minutes. The minutes of May 14, 2012 were voted and approved by email on June 4, 2012.
III. Provost, VP and Deans Report
Interim Executive Vice President, Provost and Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences report submitted by Dr. Cooper.
Dean, School of Nursing and Vice President for Education report provided by Dr. Watson.
Interim Dean, School of Medicine, Dr. Donald Prough report provided by Dr. Prough.
IV. Reports by Faculty Senate Chair
Dr. Croisant announced that the three Provost candidates are returning for a second visit and one met with some of the Faculty Senators today. The second candidate one will meet with the Senators later this month and the third one is yet to be scheduled.
Dr. Croisant mentioned the budgetary process. Do we wait to see what we will be dealing with and how we can be part of the outcomes?
Dr. Croisant mentioned that they will be meeting with Dr. Callender this Friday and the Committee needs to send her their reports of what they have been working on.
V. Student Health Update Dr. Kathryn Fiandt, PhD, FNP, SON Manager, Student Health and Cindy DeSanto, MSN, FNP, Clinic Director
Dr. Fiandt and Ms. DeSanto presented the Senate with a PowerPoint Presentation. Some highlights from the presentation were: the name change, clinic relocation and pending changes with staff.
VI. Update on Alumni Affairs Ms. Dixie Mullins, MBA, CFRE, AVP Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Ms. Mullins presented the Senate with a PowerPoint Presentation. Discussion included the Family Campaign which continues to grow, annual giving, alumni association, parents support and outreach visits. Ms. Mullins also presented a video in the making https://www.pursuant7.com/utmb/2012/mission/index.php?sid=TPG+6OpMRCEF, which will be about the four schools and our mission and for support.
VII. Reports by the Executive Committee and Committee Chairs
· Dr. Wiggs discussed the Chair-Elect position. The bylaws state that the election is to be held at the July meeting. The Senators expressed concern that a quorum would not be reached at the July meeting as many Senators will not be available. Dr. Wiggs stated that we could temporarily suspend the section of the bylaws which states that the election occurs by the majority of members present at the July meeting. A motion was made, seconded and unanimously voted in favor and accepted to temporarily suspend the section of the bylaws which states that the election occurs by the majority of members present at the July meeting allowing for a secret ballot be distributed to all Senators, allowing a vote to occur between today and the July meeting.
· A motion was made for an Executive Session, seconded and unanimously approved. Motion to extend session for 10 minutes was seconded and approved.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:15 pm.