Faculty Senate

Faculty Senate Officers, Aug 2014 - Dec 2015
President: Massimo D. Bezoari, Richard Lounsbery Professor of Chemistry; LA Scholars' College
Vice President: Marcia Hardy, Assistant Professor; School of Business
Secretary: Joel Hicks, Assistant Professor of Allied Health; Nursing and Allied Health
Parliamentarian: Janet Darfus, Assistant Professor of Nursing; Nursing and Allied Health

All agenda, including those for upcoming meetings, are posted in the window at right.

News Items
1. President Jim Henderson Accepts Invitation to Address the NSU Faculty Senate
The NSU Faculty Senate is honored that President Jim Henderson will address the Senate at its first meeting on August 18.
2. Two-Year Terms Begin for Faculty Representatives on NSU/Senate Committees
New faculty representatives have been elected for the following committees, to serve from 2015-2017:
Committee on Committees: Marcia Hardy
Calendar Committee (NSU)
Greg Hogan, Theresa Kyzar, Cynthia Lindsey, Davina McClain
Committee on Organizations (NSU): John Dunn, Pamela Simmons
JOVE Committee (NSU): Greg Hogan,
Richard DeVault, Rafiqul Islam, Curt Phifer
Parking and Traffic Appeals Committee (NSU): Adam Jannick
Parking and Traffic Committee (NSU): Leigh Ann Meyers, Wendell Wellman
Retention Committee (NSU): Katheryn Arterberry, Ann Deshotels, Terry Isbell, Thomas Reynolds, Nabin Sapkota.
3. Chapter 3 of the Faculty Handook Updated
Changes to Chapter 3 of the Faculty Handbook submitted by the Senate after consultation with the NSU faculty have been approved by NSU. The updated chapter will be included in the next edition of the Faculty Handbook. (The updated chapter is posted in the window at right in the "Faculty Handbook" link.)
4. Elections and Senate Business Guidelines Adopted by Senate
The Senate has adopted a set of guidelines for departments for elections of senators and faculty committee representatives. The guidelines are posted in the window at right.
5. Course Moodle Shells To Be Available Before Classes Start
Soon to take effect - faculty will be able to open their Moodle courses to students well before the first day of classes, giving students more time to prepare for the course.
6. Faculty Parking Fees Eliminated

Faculty (and staff) will no longer have to pay any fees to register a vehicle.

2015 Meeting Dates
• January 20                                              • August 18
• February 24 - cancelled                       • September 15
• March 17                                                 • October 20
• April 21                                                     • November 17

Meetings are held at 3:30 PM in the Cane River Room of the Student Union unless otherwise announced.