September 24, 2001
Bustos (secretary), Barbara Coleman, Bill Dodd, Beth Fanning, Jim Garvey, Peggy
Ruth Geren, Paul Harris (chair), Andy Hauger, Wayne Mixon, Jana Sandarg, Rob
Freeman, Dean of the College of Education, outlined his concerns with our
current system of governance.
He recommended undertaking a study of: a) the overall governance
structure, b) the election procedure, c) the composition of critical
committees such as Promotion & Tenure and Research & Development.
Commenting that the University has changed considerably since the current
statutes were developed in 1976, he suggested that we might want to
consider such possibilities as having a Faculty Senate and/or voting by
Dean Freeman left, the committee discussed various ways to approach the
matter. A 1999 memo from the
Faculty Policies Committee addressing this issue was distributed. As a first step, committee members
were assigned to check on current faculty numbers in the colleges to see
how proportionate the makeup of the current FPC is. Andy Hauger will check
on Arts & Sciences, Peggy Ruth Geren will check on Education, Barbara
Coleman will check on Business Administration, and Roxann Bustos will
check on others.
of the September meeting were approved with a minor correction. It was
agreed there is no need for Paul and Roxann to bring paper copies of the
agendas and minutes to the meetings; the e-mail versions will suffice.
Review – Paul will present Jana’s memo to Dr. Bompart.
Faculty – Paul reported that V.P. Barnabei is agreeable to issuing
different colored IDs to PT faculty.
He suggested that rather than putting PT faculty in the Personnel
directory, departments could list them on their web pages. The committee consensus was that
they really should be in the printed directory. Paul will follow up on
these items, and also see what V.P. Barnabei’s reaction is to a
sliding scale for parking fees.
of Regents Policy Manual – Paul brought the President’s copy
marked with his comments.
Bill Dodd took this to review.
Leave Policy – Paul told V.P. Bompart of our concerns and is waiting
for something he said he would send on the topic. Barbara Coleman mentioned that the
Employee Benefits Committee, which should deal with this issue, has not
- Faculty Secretary – Paul will continue to
pursue leads, possibly asking Dean House for suggestions.
Property/Fine Arts – Paul talked to Jonathan Leightner, inviting him
to a future meeting. Paul
will talk to Dr. Bompart and to Jonathan to try to clarify what the FPC is
supposed to be doing on this item.
Ruth Geren will find a representative from the College of Education for
the Parking Advisory Committee.
Hauger has not yet been able to get the necessary software installed on
his computer for him to upload the FPC web page.
Ruth Geren verified that the Teacher Education Committee includes all the
functions of the College of Education Curriculum Committee. After making sure that all of Dr.
Bompart’s concerns have been handled, she will use Dean
Freeman’s original wording to draft an amendment abolishing the
and Tenure – the subcommittee will draft a letter responding to the
faculty members who wrote the FPC on this topic.
meeting adjourned at 4:35 P.M.
The next meeting will be October 1 at 3:00 P.M.