University of North Carolina at Asheville
FACULTY SENATE MEETING
Minutes, April 29, 2004
Members: L. Atkinson, B. Butler, R. Booker, T. Brown, L. Cornett, J. Konz, B. Larson,
D. Lisnerski, S. Mills, G. Nallan, P. Nickless, D. Pierce, I. Rossell, M. Ruiz.
Excused: B. Reynolds.
2003-04 Presiding Chair: Steve Patch
Visitors: ML Manns.
I. Call to Order
Dr. Steve Patch called the meeting to order at 6:25 pm and welcomed new senators and guests.
New Senators are Leigh Atkinson, Brian Butler, Bruce Larson, Don Lisnerski, and Gary Nallan; Alternates are: Linda Cornett, Rick Maas, and Scott Walters.
II. Election of Officers
Executive Committee elections were held with the following results:
Chair of the Senate and Chair of the Executive Committee:
Dr. Patch turned the floor over to Dr. Nickless and the elections continued:
First Vice Chair and Chair of the Academic Policies Committee:
Second Vice Chair and Chair of the Institutional Development Committee and University Planning Council: Irene Rossell
Secretary and Chair of the Faculty Welfare and Development Committee:
III. Election of Alternate to replace Dee James
Dr. Linda Cornett was elected to replace Dee James on the Faculty Senate for the 2004-2005 term.
IV. Committee Work-in-Progress
(Vote on Nominees to Standing Committees)
The Senate approved the following FWDC nominations to Standing Committees:
Distinguished Scholars Committee [10.3.1] (SD5500S) term 2004-2006
Wayne Kirby, Gordon Wilson
Minority Affairs Commission [10.3.2] (SD5000S) term 2004-2006
Slate for Alternate Faculty Conciliator (Senate sends to SGA) [10.3.3] (SD2695S)
SGA chooses the Alternate from a list of Tenured faculty nominated by the Faculty Senate. After
one year the Alternate becomes the Conciliator. Faculty Conciliator, 2004-2005: Don Lisnerski
Senate Alternate Faculty Conciliator nominees:
Don Diefenbach, Bill Haas, Alan Hantz, Pam Laughon
University Research Council [10.3.5] (SD0981) term 2004-2006
University Teaching Council [10.3.6] (SD7503S)
Tucker Cooke (2004-06)
Keith Bramlett (2004-05 Teaching Award recipient)
University Service Council [10.3.7] (SD0700F) term 2004-2006
Mary Lynn Manns (ex-FWDC consultant)
Graduate Council - MLA [10.4.22] (SD3090S) term 2004-2006
University Foundation Board [10.6.1] term 2004-2006
University Relations Faculty Advisory [10.6.2] (SD0790F) term 2004-2006
Jackie Mattingly Hum
Cathy Whitlock at-large
Intellectual Property [9.4] (SD3402S) term 2004-2007
V. Committee Assignment Preferences
Dr. Nickless asked senators to submit their committee preferences. The Executive Committee will
meet immediately following the meeting to set committee assignments.
Dr. Nickless adjourned the meeting at 6:45 pm.
Respectfully submitted by: Sandra Gravely