Roane State Community College

Faculty Senate Meeting, Dec. 11th, 2009

Draft minutes



Bill Schramm, President

Don Windham, Parliamentarian

Pat Wurth, Past President


Don Lanza

Dave Rath


Curtis Currie

Ralph Monday

Sarah Thomasson


Pat Jenkins

Allied Health Sciences

Teri Gergen


Pat Pate


The meeting was called to order at 2:00 pm by President Bill Schramm

Quorum was established by Parliamentarian, Don Windham.

Regarding the salary equity plan, Bill reported that the plan was implemented for employees who were earning less than a living wage and for nursing faculty.  The plan is also being indexed for inflation.


Sara Thomason moved that the minutes of the Nov. meeting be accepted. The motion was seconded by Teri Gergen, and passed unanimously.

There was no TBR Subcouncil Report as the RSCC subcouncil rep was out of town for a subcouncil meeting.

The Office Hours document was discussed at length for suggested revisions.  The document will be revised and sent out for review. A suggested revision was to include a sentence regarding paid and unpaid overload.

There was motion to review travel reimbursement, General Travel Policy Provision 3-B (official work station) made by Don Windham and seconded by Steve Ward.  The President appointed a committee (Sarah Thomason and Steve Ward) to review this portion of the policy. 

Bill Schramm is still looking into Academic Dishonesty, TBR Policy 2:03:01:01.  The specific concern arises in circumstances where a faculty member has exercised their authority to award a grade of "F" for a class (prior to the last date to drop courses during a semester) based upon academic dishonesty by a student.   The question is whether the student can, in effect, avoid this consequence by dropping the course.  Bill Schramm will follow-up with Beverley Bonner.

There was a discussion regarding the Key Management Policy.  It was suggested that we carefully consider the proposed changes in the policy before a new policy is approved.

The meeting adjourned at 3:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Pat Wurth

Past President