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1 Faculty Senate Meeting November 18, 2010

2 Agenda I. Call to Order and Roll Call - James Martin, Secretary II. Approval of October 14, 2010 meeting minutes III. Campus Reports and Responses IV. Reports of Standing and Special Committees V. Old Business VI. New Business and Announcements VII. Adjourn

3 Agenda I. Call to Order and Roll Call - James Martin, Secretary II. Approval of October 14, 2010 meeting minutes II.Campus Reports and Responses IV. Reports of Standing and Special Committees V. Old Business VI. New Business and Announcements VII. Adjourn

4 Agenda I. Call to Order and Roll Call - James Martin, Secretary II. Approval of October 14, 2010 meeting minutes III. Campus Reports and Responses IV. Reports of Standing and Special Committees V. Old Business VI. New Business and Announcements VII. Adjourn

5 Agenda Campus Reports and Responses A.President’s Report K.M. Isaac B.Administrative Report J. Carney C.Administrative Report K. Wray D.Staff Council Report J. Singleton E.Student Council M. Schwartz F.Council of Graduate Students V. Gandikota

6 President’s Report November 18, 2010 RP&A discussed implementing electronic teaching evaluations this semester We recommended to wait till next semester to go electronic. IT needs lead time to prepare Faculty Senate will discuss this early next semester There is strong support among faculty to go electronic IFC is continuing to discuss retirement benefits President Forsee was on campus Nov. 2 for town halls Board of Curators met Nov. 1 to discuss retirement benefits A new committee has been formed with 4 members from IFC Michael Davis is on the committee

7 President’s Report November 18, 2010 Committee will meet in Columbia Nov. 18 and 19. IFC will have telepresence meeting, AM, Nov. 19 All indications are that the President and the Board are still not decided about any change in retirement benefits The discussions at IFC, town halls and Board meetings have been open and covered a wide range of options The president is committed to keeping employees on DB “harmless.” -if DC is implemented for new employees, its costs will be tracked separately and not linked with DB.

8 Agenda Campus Reports and Responses A.President’s Report K.M. Isaac B.Administrative Report J. Carney C.Administrative Report K. Wray D.Staff Council Report J. Singleton E.Student Council M. Schwartz F.Council of Graduate Students V. Gandikota

9 Faculty Senate John F. Carney III November 18, Incoming Freshmen Class

10 Upcoming Events  Open House at the Residence, Dec. 14  9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  State of the University, Jan. 19, 2011  noon  Leach Theatre

11 Upcoming Events  Special Board of Curators’ Meeting on Nov. 22 to consider bonding projects for University of Missouri System

12 Schrenk Hall Biological Sciences, Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Chemistry  Built in 1938 and 1973  141,854 GSF Schrenk Hall is in terrible condition.

13 Construction Project Opportunity 205,354 Gross Square Feet  New Construction$22 M  Chemical and Biological Engineering 63,500 GSF  Rehabilitation$29 M  Schrenk Hall East 58,960 GSF  Schrenk Hall West 82,894 GSF

14  $51M project  $43M in bonds  $8M must be raised from private sources for new building Construction Project Opportunity 205,354 Gross Square Feet

15 Existing Proposed Chemical and Biological Engr.20,285 48,358 Chemistry54,548 60,548 Biological Sciences10,575 15,575 Support Spaces*10,413 37,433 Total95, ,914 *classrooms, prep rooms, storage, etc. Net Assignable Square Footage

16 Chemical and Biological Engineering Proposed Site

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18 Agenda Campus Reports and Responses A.President’s Report K.M. Isaac B.Administrative Report J. Carney C.Administrative Report K. Wray D.Staff Council Report J. Singleton E.Student Council M. Schwartz F.Council of Graduate Students V. Gandikota

19 Faculty Senate Report Warren K. Wray Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs November 18, 2010

20 Curriculum −“Notification of significant change” regarding civil and electrical engineering degrees provided to ABET for cooperative engineering program with MSU in Springfield. −Review of the sustainability minor by the VPAA has been completed. Proposal forwarded to Provost for consideration. Faculty Activities –Congratulations to the following recipients of the 2010 Faculty Excellence Award: Joel Burken, Scott Grasman, John Myers, Matthew O’Keefe and Hai Xiao. –Provided draft Non-Tenure Track Faculty promotion policy document to Personnel committee for review and recommendation. Office of Academic Affairs

21 Global Learning The Engineering Education Center (EEC) in St. Louis: The EEC will offer 24 courses in the spring 2011 semester for students both on the Rolla Campus and distance students. In addition, one face-to- face course will be offered for St. Louis based students only.

22 Hosted S&T Graduate Fair on Oct 27 Hosted a seminar on “How to write successful Graduate Research Fellowship proposals” on Oct 29 Office of Graduate Studies

23 Office of Sponsored Programs FY11 activities through the end of October and a year-over- year comparison are as follows: –Proposals awarded in total dollars: $23.8M (down 2.2%) –Number of proposals awarded and amendments: 118 (down 7.1%) –Proposals submitted in total dollars: $47.9M (down 35.9%) –Number of proposals submitted: 177 (down 6.8%) –Research expenditures: $17.1M (up 1.4%) –F&A recovered: $2.9M (up 4.7%) –Number of active awards: 635 (up 6.7%)

24 Office of Sponsored Programs FY2012 Congressional Funding Requests Submitted to UM System (Listed Alphabetically by PI Name) PITitle Requested Funding ($M) Al-DahhanResearch and Development of Integrated Biorefineries for Multiple Biomass Feedstocks10 Crow Advanced Military Installations that Integrate Renewable Energy and Advanced Energy Storage Technologies 6 FerdowsiAdvanced Energy Storage Systems for Military Use15 HilmasUltra-High Temperature Materials for Hypersonic Aerospace Vehicles3.6 LeventisAdvanced Polymer Systems for Defense Applications: Power Generation, and Sensing3.6 Mishra Waves, Wind and Scavengers: Next Generation Renewable Energy Systems for Naval Applications 4 OertherPreventing Environmental Determinants of the Obesity Epidemic6 SarangapaniLocate and Track Explosive Threats With Wireless Sensors and Networks3.2 Van AkenMaterials by Design: Lightweight Steel for Armor and Munitions Manufacturing8 ZoughiWideband, High-Resolution and Real-Time Millimeter Wave Portable Imaging System4 Total63.4

25 Residential Showcase: The students in the Residential College Learning Communities showcased their class projects during a Residential College Showcase on November 10 in the Havener Center. The event included poster displays and student project presentations. Office of Undergraduate Studies

26 The Curators’ Teaching Summit 2010: Balancing Teaching and Research Held November 15 in Havener Center this session highlighted the campus perspective as panelists included Bob Schwartz, vice provost for Academic Affairs; Kelvin Erickson, chair of the department chairs committee, and Steve Clark, former chair of the campus promotion and tenure review committee. Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol - March 3, 2011, Jefferson Capitol. For more information, visit: Nominations for Student Ambassadors are due by December 15, 2010http://ugs.mst.edu/ugrdc.html Save the Date! 6th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference- April 6, 2011, Missouri S&T Havener Center. For more information, visit: Office of Undergraduate Studies

27 CBHE/MDHE Low Degree Productivity Review AUGUST 17 GOVERNOR JAY NIXON called together presidents/chancellors, provosts and governing board chairs of Missouri’s state-supported 4-year and 2-year institutions of higher education Nixon believes higher education is the key to Missouri’s growth and prosperity. Governor Nixon’s four initiatives for higher education: Enroll, retain, and graduate more students with post-secondary degrees Conduct a systematic, statewide review of all academic programs so that Missouri can strategically deploy its limited resources to meet educational and workforce priorities Insure that state institutions of higher education become more efficient and more collaborative, both administratively and in the delivery of academic programs Fund our institutions of higher education in a sustainable way that coordinates missions, addresses strategic needs, and rewards better performance

28 IN RESPONSE to Governor Nixon’s request to conduct the degree program review prior to the next legislative session, the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) forwarded to each institution a list of the degree programs that did not meet the Coordinating Board of Higher Education’s (CBHE’s) criteria for minimum numbers of degrees awarded. These minimum criteria, based on an average number of degrees awarded per year over a 3-year period, are: –10 baccalaureate degrees –5 master’s degrees –3 doctoral degrees These criteria have been in effect since 1992 and, apply to all 4-year institutions. Missouri S&T had a total of 29 degree programs that did not meet the minimum degrees- awarded-per-year criteria: 6 baccalaureate programs 10 master’s programs 13 doctoral programs

29 RECOMMENDATIONS submitted to MDHE at the end of October for degree programs to be terminated and our justifications for retaining those not to be terminated: We recommended terminating six programs, primarily based on no or extreme lack of enrollment over periods exceeding the CBHE/MDHE 3-year period. Justifications submitted for retaining 23 degree programs. Expectations going forward is that all degree programs will have to achieve the CBHE minimum degrees-awarded criteria, or nearly achieve those minimums, in order to continue. Many of the low-productivity degree programs are near the minimum and the enrollment pipeline strongly suggests that the minimums will be met or exceeded in the next year or two. Other degree programs need to develop and implement plans that will increase enrollment in those programs in order to meet the on-going minimum numbers and currently those departments are taking those steps. The provosts of the 13 four-year public universities have encouraged MDHE to re-evaluate the criteria and MDHE has tentatively agreed to do so in the future.

30 FUTURE MDHE will present its draft recommendations to CBHE at its scheduled December 2 meeting and then its final recommendations to the CBHE at its scheduled February 9 & 10, 2011 meeting and then deliver those same recommendations to Governor Nixon the next day.

31 Agenda Campus Reports and Responses A.President’s Report K.M. Isaac B.Administrative Report J. Carney C.Administrative Report K. Wray D.Staff Council Report Stacy Jones for J. Singleton A.Student Council M. Schwartz B.Council of Graduate Students V. Gandikota

32 Agenda Campus Reports and Responses A.President’s Report K.M. Isaac B.Administrative Report J. Carney C.Administrative Report K. Wray D.Staff Council Report J. Singleton E.Student Council Stephanie Rostad for M. Schwartz F.Council of Graduate Students V. Gandikota

33 Student Council -Looking into parking issues for students -Working on improving the SAFB code -Getting student opinions on dead week/finals week issues – Looking into parking issues for students – Working on improving the SAFB code – Getting student opinions on dead week/finals week issues

34 Agenda Campus Reports and Responses A.President’s Report K.M. Isaac B.Administrative Report J. Carney C.Administrative Report K. Wray D.Staff Council Report J. Singleton E.Student Council M. Schwartz F.Council of Graduate Students Chaitri Aroskar for V. Gandikota

35 Council of Graduate Students Chaitri Aroskar – on behalf of Vishwanath Gandikota. Ms. Edna Grover-Bisker, Dr. Kate Drowne and Ms. Angela Perkins were the guest speakers for the general meetings in Sept., Oct., and Nov. respectively. Motion has been passed for the graduate student fee. It will stay at $3.30 per student per semester Conducting survey on average monthly expenditure of graduate students. Results will be discussed in the next FS meeting. Graduate Research Showcase. Looking at different possibilities to increase the participation from other UM campuses.

36 Agenda I. Call to Order and Roll Call - James Martin, Secretary II. Approval of October 14, 2010 meeting minutes III. Campus Reports and Responses IV.Reports of Standing and Special Committees A. Curricula B. RP&A C. CET D. Personnel V. Old Business VI. New Business and Announcements VII. Adjourn

37 Curricula Committee Report November 18, 2010 l The Curricula Committee report includes: »2 Degree Change (DC) forms DC0371 – Modifications to BS in Ceramic Engineering DC0372 – Modifications to BS in Metallurgical Engineering »8 Course Change (CC) forms »10 Experimental Course (EC) forms (informational only) l The Curricula Committee moves for the approval of the DCs and CCs in the report.

38 Agenda I. Call to Order and Roll Call - James Martin, Secretary II. Approval of October 14, 2010 meeting minutes III. Campus Reports and Responses IV.Reports of Standing and Special Committees A. Curricula B. RP&A C. CET D. Personnel V. Old Business VI. New Business and Announcements VII. Adjourn

39 Agenda I. Call to Order and Roll Call - James Martin, Secretary II.Approval of October 14, 2010 meeting minutes III.Campus Reports and Responses IV.Reports of Standing and Special Committees A. Curricula B. RP&A C. CET D. Personnel V. Old Business VI. New Business and Announcements VII. Adjourn

40 Teaching Evaluations at Missouri S&T Yinfa Ma, Chair Faculty Senate CET Presentation for FS meeting on November 18, 2010 CET

41 Pilot Study on Electronic Evaluations at Missouri S&T Two electronic evaluation pilots were conducted (by Ad Hoc Committee for Teaching Evaluations chaired by Mrs. Stephanie Fitch)  Fall 2009 and Spring 2010  Fall about 12 instructors used the electronic system  There was a 70% response rate from the students.  Students liked it….especially that they had more time to answer the questions than they had in class writing the responses.  Used an outside agency’s survey.  Spring about 167 sections were evaluated electronically, involving approximately 60 instructors  “in-house” IT survey handle the processing.  The students liked it.  RESULTS WERE THE SAME when the electronic and paper evaluations were compared.

42 Evaluation Comparison Paper Evaluation Format  Costly. About $10,000 per year is only for the paper involved in the process.  A lot of people are involved and many hours spent administering the evaluations, running them through the computer, and so on.  The students who missed the class at the evaluation day will not have an opportunity to participate evaluations  The process takes several weeks and outside agencies are hired to handle the evaluations. Electronic Evaluation Format More economical (Obviously) and less labor involved for the process. Students have more time to answer the questions than they had in class writing the responses. The students who missed the class (for valid reasons) will have an opportunity to participate evaluations “In house” IT can handle the evaluations

43 Minor Complaints about the electronic system  The new mail.mst.edu system was proved to be a problem; however, it was caught early and fixed.  Some students did not hit “submit” and so their evaluations were not recorded. This can be resolved by reminding students to hit “submit” before they close the evaluation.

44 Recommendation from The FS CET Committee Based on the discussions at the CET meeting on September 29 th, the committee members voted in favor of adoption of electronic evaluation at Missouri S&T (total 11 voting members I have on record, one member did not send me the vote by the deadline). Now Faculty Senate can act based on the CET’s recommendation

45 Agenda I. Call to Order and Roll Call - James Martin, Secretary II.Approval of October 14, 2010 meeting minutes III.Campus Reports and Responses IV.Reports of Standing and Special Committees A. Curricula B. RP&A C. CET D. Personnel V. Old Business VI. New Business and Announcements VII. Adjourn

46 Agenda I. Call to Order and Roll Call - James Martin, Secretary II. Approval of October 14, 2010 meeting minutes III. Campus Reports and Responses IV. Reports of Standing and Special Committees V. Old Business VI. New Business and Announcements VII. Adjourn

47 Agenda I. Call to Order and Roll Call - James Martin, Secretary II. Approval of October 14, 2010 meeting minutes III. Campus Reports and Responses IV. Reports of Standing and Special Committees V. Old Business VI. New Business and Announcements VII. Adjourn

48 Agenda Adjourn


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