Minutes of the General Faculty Meeting of April 29, 2004
Prof. Michael McInerney, Chair of the General Faculty and
the Faculty Senate (
Human Resources Director Julius Hilburn presented information about medical and dental insurance for calendar year 2005 and legislation affecting the Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System (OTRS). The medical insurance company selected through the bid process will be compared with the state’s plan in late August. The decision on a dental insurance company will also be made in August. A bill in the state legislature would allow new and current employees the option of participating in OTRS or an alternate retirement plan and would increase the retirement benefits for OTRS members who were members before 1995 and were affected by the 1995-2007 salary caps. [Note: The bill passed, and an alternate retirement plan is being developed.]
Due to lack of a quorum, a vote could not be taken at the
meeting on the proposed revisions in the General Faculty and Faculty Senate
Charter and the apportionment of Faculty Senate seats for 2004-07, which were endorsed
by the Faculty Senate April 12, 2004.
The proposals were sent to the general faculty by e-mail, and the
faculty voted to approve the charter 138-23-2 and to approve the
reapportionment 141-16-6. One revision
in the charter adds ranked renewable term faculty to the definition of regular
faculty (http://www.ou.edu/admin/facsen/charrev04.htm). Under the new senate apportionment, the
The meeting adjourned at 5:15 p.m.
Sonya Fallgatter, Administrative Coordinator
Karen Rupp-Serrano, Secretary