Faculty Policies Committee Minutes,
Present: Michelle Benedict, Barbara Coleman, Bill Dodd, Cliff Gardiner, Jim Garvey, Andy Hauger (chair), Jeff Heck (secretary), Donna Hobbs, Bill Reese, Jana Sandarg, Sabina Widner
Agenda items: Old Business
1. Parking Considerations – Andy Hauger, Michelle Benedict, and Bill Reese attended a meeting of the Parking Committee to request a change in faculty parking area distribution on campus. The committee voted to redistribute some faculty spaces to areas behind Fanning Hall and beside Allgood Hall. The vote will be sent on to the President’s Cabinet.
2. Cullum Ad Hoc Committee – Andy Hauger spoke with Keith Luoma (Learning Support) about launching the new Cullum class; Jana Sandarg is preparing an application to approve the new class. Andy will meet with Jana as she works on the application, to provide support and to see the steps involved. Bill Dodd will speak with Ed Pettit about the need for each department to approve class offerings associated with Cullum.
3. Lyceum Wording Change – Jana met again with the Lyceum Committee about adding text to the Faculty Manual encouraging Cullum and Lyceum Committee co-sponsorship of one event per year. The Lyceum Committee is opposed because of concerns that the recommendation will become a mandate. The FPC will continue to discuss this topic.
4. International Affairs Committee – Continued discussion. The IAC wishes to replace Dr. Joe Cotter with Dr. Chris Bourdouvalis on the IAC. They would also like to make the Campus International Coordinator a member of the IAC. Andy Hauger has requested a formal statement from the IAC on these requests.
5. Retention/Graduation Study – The FPC
discussed Andy Hauger’s handout from the past week.
Committee members requested additional cuts from the Banner database, focused
on different SAT score levels. The
committee discussed readiness problems among students and possible solutions. Michelle
Benedict requested future tracking of factors affecting student retention, such
as time they spend employed each week. Jim Garvey suggested that a set of
selected students work with their advisors to track these factors. The committee
supported the idea. Bill Dodd mentioned that
6. New Faculty Survey – Nine of 19 surveys were returned. Hauger has sent an email to encourage more responses.
7. Regents Tests disrupting classes – Andy Hauger asked about the high number of students who were forced to miss a lab due to the Regent’s Test. Bill Dodd responded that more than 1000 students are taking the test this week, an exceptionally high number.
Next Meeting: Monday, November 11, 2002, 3 p.m., 1012