Cullum Review Subcommittee
Report for Faculty Policies Committee
The subcommittee wishes to make the following recommendations regarding the Cullum Series at ASU.
ō The Cullum and Lyceum committees should not be combined since they have very different purposes and audiences.
ō The Cullum Committee should be restructured as follows.
††††††††††† A.† Proposals and Committee Structure
1.† During the spring semester, the Faculty Policies Committee will solicit Cullum proposals and select one.† Topics will be selected two years ahead, giving the Cullum committee time to plan the program.
2.† Each faculty member who proposes a topic will be listed as committee chair and will submit the topic and list of members who will serve on the committee.
3. †Faculty interested in proposing a topic will invite all faculty to apply for committee membership.† The chair will choose faculty who have expertise, experience or professional interest in the topic, and/or who agree to work on specific tasks on the committee.†
4.† Faculty listed as class instructors and those who present individual lectures or lead discussions will be part of the committee.
††††††††††† B.† Role of the Faculty
1.† The Cullum chair will be listed as the class instructor for the 2000-level Cullum course (outlined in section II).† The Cullum chair will obtain permission from his or her department chair since the Cullum course will be part of the facultyís normal teaching load and not an additional assignment.
2.† The chair of the Cullum committee will be the first person assigned a section to teach.† He or she will select additional professors of record in the event that more sections are needed.††††
3.† In the faculty annual report, Cullum committee members will count their committee work in the area of professional development or service.† Faculty serving as Cullum chair will receive credit in the areas of professional development and service.† Chairs should give substantial weight to Cullum accomplishments.
††††††††††† A.† Cullum 2000 level
1.† The Cullum course will be listed at the 2000 level and will be included as an option in the core in area E.†† Area F may be used at the departmentís discretion.
2.† The course will have two class meetings per week, such as Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 am - 12:45 pm.† Each lecture by guest speakers will be repeated in the evening.† Students and the general public could attend the day or evening lecture for these repeated sessions.
3.† The syllabus will be the same for all sections.† The Cullum Committtee chair and the possible second professor of record will design the syllabus.
4.† Course requirements will include readings and a writing component, such as a report or essay.
††††††††††† B.† Cullum 4900
1.† The Cullum 4900 course will be listed as it currently is in the catalogue, which will allow students to take the course for credit in their major field.†††
2.† Students in the 4900-level course will attend the regular Cullum classes along with the 2000-level students, but they must complete additional work related to their major under the supervision of a professor in their department.
3.† If there is sufficient enrollment, departments may choose to offer a section as part of a professorís normal teaching load (provided that the professor is a Cullum committee member).† If there are relatively few students enrolled, the department may have professors supervise students in addition to their normal teaching load.
III.† Support staff
A.† The Cullum committee will have office space and a staff person to make arrangements for travel, contracts, mailings, and the like.†
B.† The library will archive materials for Cullum, including a manual with guidelines, which can be checked out by committee chairs.†