Faculty Policies Committee Minutes ,
Present: Michelle Benedict, Barbara Coleman, Bill Dodd, Gordon Eisenman, Cliff Gardiner, Jim Garvey, Andy Hauger (chair), Jeff Heck (secretary), Bill Reese, Jana Sandarg, Sabina Widner
Agenda items: Old Business
1. Cullum Series– Andy Hauger discussed the ad hoc committee’s recommendations with President Bloodworth and VPAA Sam Sullivan. Sullivan will review the recommendations further. One question that arose during the discussion focused on the most appropriate core areas for listing the Cullum classes. For example, could area “B” be used? The FPC consensus was that areas “E” and “F” were the most appropriate. Bill Dodd will encourage discussion of the issue at the next VPAA meeting with the deans.
2. Retention/Graduation Study – Bill Dodd,
Andy Hauger, Cliff Gardiner, Bill Reese and Ed Pettit met to determine the
types of data that could be pulled from Banner using Crystal Reports. Data
requests were developed. Results will be reviewed by the four FPC members this
week and presented to the full committee next week. Initial results show the
Other areas of focus: retention of nursing students; the full-time equivalence standard doesn’t fit us well, since 15 hours per week is considered full time; the number of students who leave school to pay off debt; and, the number of students who leave ASU for financial reasons.
3. Faculty Manual Correction – Katherine Sweeney responded to Andy Hauger’s email request concerning dropping one paragraph of text from the Faculty Manual. After further discussion, the committee recommended learning more of the history of the paragraph before rewriting or deletion. Jeff Heck will contact the previous secretaries to see when and why the paragraph in question was inserted.
4. Faculty Parking – Andy Hauger discussed the Allgood Hall parking problem for faculty with Kathy Hamrick. She recommended forwarding the issue to the Parking Committee, which will meet Oct. 29th, Tuesday, at in Hamrick’s office. Any changes in location of faculty spaces will occur between semesters to reduce confusion.
5. Promotion and Tenure – Bill Reese spoke again with VPAA Sam Sullivan concerning changes in wording of the promotion and tenure section of the faculty manual, based on Jim Benedict’s letter from last year. Sullivan will incorporate the changes next year. He has also expressed an interest in further review of the promotion and tenure process, including quantification.
1. Memorials for Campus Faculty – Michelle Benedict – The Faculty Club intends to pursue a formalized process for memorials for faculty and staff who die during the teaching term. There are retirement recognitions but no means of closure for students in the event of a death. Andy Hauger will bring this up with President Bloodworth at their next meeting.