Faculty Policies Committee
October 8, 2001
Present: Bruce Saul (acting secretary), Barbara Coleman, Bill Dodd, Jim Garvey, Peggy Ruth Geren, Paul Harris (chair), Andy Hauger, Donna Hobbs, Wayne Mixon, Jana Sandarg
The minutes of the October 1 meeting were corrected and approved.
1. Graduate Council & SACS Recommendations: Paul Harris said that the information we received from Mark Fissell was for our information. We would not be voting on any aspect of the proposal at this time.
2. Intellectual Properties: Paul Harris asked Jonathan Leightner,
Chair of the Intellectual Properties Committee, to suggest an amendment
to our current policy that complies with the changes suggested.
3. Faculty Election Ballot: Bruce Saul presented the current ballot used for faculty elections. After a general discussion, it was decided that the current form will be modified for the next election in order to clarify who can serve the faculty-at-large.
4. Part-Time Faculty: Paul Harris has contacted Fred Barnabei to say that the FPC recommends including part-time faculty in the directory for one year to see if it is workable, and at the same time putting them on the departmental web pages. Paul will ask the Deans to ask Department Chairs to help implement this.
5. Old/New Business:
a. Rob Freeman will be updated as we address his list of concerns.
b. John Sappington asked that the FPC consider recommending that Thanksgiving holiday (for Faculty & Students) start earlier next year. Bruce Saul will find out about current restrictions. A general discussion about semester scheduling followed. Bill Dodd will talk to Katherine Sweeney about scheduling restrictions.
c. Paul Harris will ask Ed Pettit to provide a seniority list from which to choose a Faculty Marshall to replace Fred Maynard.
d. The FPC cannot find anyone who can serve as Faculty Secretary due to restrictions on release time. Paul Harris will talk with the administration about the problems involved in replacing Russ Stullken. A general discussion followed about possible options.
The meeting adjourned at 4:00 P.M.