University of Alabama at Birmingham

Faculty Senate Meeting Agenda

October 14, 2008

Administration Building Penthouse CR1

7:30 – 9:30 a.m.



1.           Call to Order


2.           Recognition of Visitors – Non-Members of Senate – Please Sign Attendance Roster


3.           Recording Declaration – Notice that Recording of Senate Meeting is Not Permitted


4.           Approval of Minutes – September 9, 2008 Faculty Senate Meeting


5.           Chair Report – Chair Warren Martin


6.           President Report – President Carol Garrison


7.           Presentation – Higher Education Partnership – Mr. Jason Meier (Assistant Director of Student Involvement)


8.           Presentation – UAB Budget – Provost Eli Capilouto


9.           Senate Standing Committees


a.            Curriculum and Research – Senator Sally Anne McInerny

b.           Faculty Affairs – Senator Stephen Moser

c.            Faculty Policies and Procedures – Senate Past-Chair Pat Greenup

d.           Finance – Senator Linda Reed

e.            Governance and Operations – Senator Janelle Chiasera


10.       Discussion/Vote – Revisions to Section 2.7.1 on Resignation and Section 7 on Holidays, Vacation, and Leaves of Faculty Handbook


11.       Senate Representatives to University-wide Committees


a.            Academic Advising Committee – Jeanne Hutchison

b.           Academic Programs Council – Mark Lockhart, Warren Martin, Sally Anne McInerny

c.            Athletic Advisory Committee – William Cockerham

d.           Campus Planning Committee – Warren Martin, Linda Reed

e.            Commission on the Status of Women – Joy Deupree

f.             Diversity Advisory Council – Madelyn Coar

g.            Faculty Enrichment Committee – Chander Raman, Rex Wright

h.            Fringe Benefits Committee – Jeanne Hutchison, Linda Reed

i.              Naming Committee – Warren Martin

j.             Undergraduate Programs Council – Danny Siegel (A&H), Ted Bos (BUS), Melanie Shores (EDU), Sally Anne McInerny (ENG), Kay Clements (HP), Jeanne Hutchison (NSM), Ellen Buckner (NURS), Rex Wright (SBS)


12.       Open Forum


13.       Announcements


a.            President Garrison’s State of the University Address – October 16, 2008 (Thursday) from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Hill University Center Auditorium

b.           Next FPPC Meeting – Administration Building Penthouse CR1 – October 17, 2008

c.            Next Executive Committee Meeting – October 29, 2008

d.           Next Executive Committee Meeting with President and Provost – November 6, 2008

e.            Next Senate Meeting – Administration Building Penthouse CR1 – November 11, 2008


14.       Adjournment