March 7, 2001
PRESENT: Sherwood, Kommers, Linker, Leech, Benham, Howard, Stewart,
         Larsen, Harkin, Nehrir, Mooney, Lefcort, Weaver, Amend for
         McClure, Locke, Lansverk, Levy, Bogar, Bond, Jelinski,
         McKinsey, Lynch, Scott, Griffith.

ABSENT: Young, Hatfield, Morrill, McDermott, White, Anderson, Peed,
         Jost, Francis, Fisher, Prawdzienski, Butterfield, Carlstrom.

The meeting was called to order by Chair, Ron Larsen, at 4:10 PM.  A
quorum was present.  The minutes of the February 21 and February 28,
2001, Faculty Council meetings were approved as distributed.

Chair's report - Ron Larsen.
    - The Administrative Review is ongoing.
         - Statements of responsibilities, accomplishments and goals
         were received from three of four VPs, three of four Vice
         Provosts, all Deans, half of the Directors, and 18 of 29
         Department Heads.
         - Reviews are to be completed by March 21.  Eighty reviews
         have been received during the first 2 ? days of the review
         - There have been requests from three adjunct faculty and one
         professional to participate in the review.
              - During discussion, Chair Larsen suggested considering
              adjuncts' participation in the review, but during a
              different time frame, since the review by tenurable
              faculty has already begun.
              - Any change to the process would have to be approved by
              President Gamble.
    - The University Planning, Budgeting and Analysis Committee will
    meet tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 PM.  The Faculty Council
    Chair and Chair Elect are members of the committee.
         - The first task of the committee will be to develop
         principles upon which budget decisions will be made.  Only
         then will budget be considered.
    - Pay Improvement Plan.
         - A Faculty Pay Improvement Plan Proposal (Idea Sheet #1) was
         distributed and discussed.
         - It was pointed out that the Oklahoma Study can be used to
         make a variety of specific comparisons, if requested.
         - Rich Howard, Jack Jelinski and Ron Larsen volunteered to
         work on a proposal.  Other interested faculty should e-mail
         Ron at

UGC Nominating Committee report.
    - There are two nominees for one three-year position on the Salary
    Review Committee: Jack Jelinski (Modern Languages) and Shannon
    Taylor (Business).
    - Ed Mooney moved the two names be forwarded to the Provost, who
    makes the appointment to the position.  The motion was seconded
    and carried.

Faculty Workload Policy.
    - A memo to President Malone (Nov. 30, 1999) regarding Faculty
    Council's desired outcomes of a workload policy, a memo from Bill
    Locke, and a revised workload policy with attached institutional
    accountability statement were distributed.
    - Additions made to the workload task force draft include
    statements that workloads are individual and must allow
    opportunity for all faculty to participate in professional
    development and creative activity.
    - The words "preferred and" were left out of the MSU teaching load
    policy reference in this draft and will be included to read,
    "...current MSU teaching policy regarding preferred and maximum
    teaching loads."
    - In the College of Arts and Architecture, the four Faculty
    Council representatives are meeting with the dean to discuss
    teaching load and a college-wide review of teaching loads.  This
    department-up method may be a way to implement the intent of the
    teaching load policy.
    - In any workload policy, there needs to be recognition that
    different areas of the university have different roles, and these
    differences need to be recognized.
    - The Institutional Accountability statement refers to all areas
    of the university, not just faculty, so it was separated from the
    workload policy.  It was suggested the section be called
    "Organization Measures" instead of "Institutional Accountability".
    "Measures" has quality implications.
    - It was suggested departmental profiles need to be reconsidered,
    keeping in mind the measures of institutional accountability.
    - The footnote regarding hours worked per week should be moved to
    Page 1.
    - The draft policy will be e-mailed to Faculty Council
    representatives to be distributed and discussed within

As there was no further business, the meeting adjourned at 5:05 PM.

Joann Amend, Secretary     Ron Larsen, Chair