January 21, 2010 Senate Meeting
Senators to Meet with Provost Candidates
The Provost candidate interviews are complete and the top three finalists are:
Dr. David D. Lee has been Dean of WKU's Potter College of Arts & Letters since 1994. He began his WKU career as an assistant professor of history in 1975 and also served as Interim Head of the Department of Music. He earned a bachelor's degree from Miami University and master's and doctoral degrees from Ohio State University. He chaired the President's Task Force on Quality and Access, the WKU Centennial Committee and the General Education Review Committee and currently chairs the Cultural Enhancement Committee. He is the author of "Sergeant York: An American Hero."
Dr. John M. de Castro has been Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and a professor of Psychology at Sam Houston State University since July 2006. He was professor and Chair of the Psychology Department at the University of Texas at El Paso from 2003 to 2006 and was at Georgia State University from 1974 to 2003. He earned a bachelor's degree from Northeastern University in Boston and master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He was the recipient of the 2007 John M. Kinney Award for Nutrition and Metabolism.
Dr. A. Gordon Emslie has been Associate Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate College at Oklahoma State University since 2004 and Regents Professor of Physics since 2008. He was at the University of Alabama in Huntsville from 1981 to 2004, starting as an assistant professor of Physics, becoming Chair of the department and then Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. He has earned several degrees, including bachelor's and doctoral degrees from the University of Glasgow and bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
The Provost Search Committee will deliver their assessment to the President by March 26 and a final decision will be made by Dr. Ransdell and announced by May 1. Thanks to everyone who participated in this extensive process.
February 18, 2010 Senate Meeting
March 18, 2010 Senate Meeting
Faculty Handbook Review
NOTE: All feedback must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before March 31, 2010.
April 15, 2010 Senate Meeting
April Senate Elections Underway - Attention faculty: At-Large Senator elections will begin on Wednesday, April 7 and end at midnight on Friday, April 9. The election for University Senate officers will occur on Thursday, April 15. Encourage your faculty Senators to run for a Senate office!
May 13, 2010 Senate Meeting
Welcome our New Senate Leadership!
Congratulations to our 2010-11 University Senate Officers!
Kelly Madole – Chair
Molly Kerby – Vice Chair
Darbi Haynes-Lawrence – Secretary
September 16, 2010 Senate Meeting
May 2010 Senate Minutes (unendorsed)
October 21, 2010 Senate Meeting
Senate Charter Revisions Proposal Oct1 5 (A few typos were corrected on 10/27/2010)
Visit the Senate Blog
Please visit the Senate Blog to engage in discussion about issues important to faculty at WKU. You will need a NetID and password. However, you may post comments anonymously.
November 18, 2010 Senate Meeting
Summary of Charter Revisions (2nd reading at November meeting)
Senate Charter Revisions Proposal Oct 15 (second reading at November meeting; a few typos were corrected on 10/27/2010)
Highlights of November Senate Meeting
- Information was provided about:
- Liability coverage for Study Abroad
- New WKU Policy on Policies
- New Benefits Committee Representative: Dr. Jerry Daday
- There was discussion of a Charter Revision. The goal of this revision is to redefine Senate representation to reflect changes in the University College. Revision was referred to SEC for further work.
- Senate voted to recommend that Dr. Emslie pursue approval of the Policy on Extension of the Probationary Period.
Faculty Tracks Proposal
- Two proposals for new faculty tracks are posted on the Senate Blog for review and discussion.
December 16, 2010 meeting
Senate Executive Committee Items:
Referred to Faculty Welfare and Professional Responsibilities:
University Curriculum Committee:
Faculty Welfare and Professional Responsibilities Committee:
Supporting documents for FWPRC resolutions: