Faculty Policies Committee Minutes,
Present: Michelle Benedict, Barbara Coleman, Bill Dodd, Gordon Eisenman, Cliff Gardiner, Andy Hauger (chair), Jeff Heck (secretary), Donna Hobbs, Bill Reese, Jana Sandarg, Sabina Widner
Guest: Keith Luoma, Chair of Academic Policies
Agenda items: Old Business
Andy Hauger sent a suggestion for a change to the fine structure for parking tickets to Public Safety but has not yet had a response.
2. Email Policy
Keith Luoma, Chair of Academic Policies, presented the history of the proposed email policy. Following discussion about the format, the level of detail of the policy, its function, and where it is to be published, the FPC chose to work to merge two possible versions of the policy, one brief and one detailed. Andy Hauger and Donna Hobbs will work to combine the two versions and return the results to the committee.
3. Cullum Series Changes
Andy Hauger reviewed how the proposed changes to the Cullum Series will affect the Faculty Manual, including changes in both the Cullum Committee section and the description of the FPC duties, as it is the responsibility of the FPC each spring to seek and select topics. He will continue working on adapting the changes to the format used in the Faculty Manual.
Jana Sandarg distributed and led a review of a syllabus and an application for the new Cullum 2900 class. She will forward the materials to the Curriculum committees.
4. International Affairs
A proposed change to the composition of the International Affairs Committee was unanimously approved as worded. The committee previously had eight members with at least one from each college. It now consists of seven faculty with at least one from each college, plus the Campus International Coordinator in an ex-officio and non-voting role.
5. Faculty Elections –
The FPC discussed the timing of upcoming faculty elections. Bruce Saul is available as an advisor. Jeff Heck will help Donna Hobbs with the ballot process.
6. Sexual Harassment Committee Policy
Faculty Policies Committee will send
email to faculty, students and staff concerning a forum to discuss the proposed
sexual harassment policy changes. The Sexual Harassment Committee, Andy Hauger
and Bill Reese comprise the panel, which will hold the forum Monday, March 10
at , in room W1002 of the
7. Promotion and Tenure Recommendations
Bill Dodd recommended the FPC produce a model vita, etc., for faculty to use in the promotion and tenure process. Discussion on requests for changes to the PT process presented by Bill Reese and Brigitte Ziobrowski will continue at the next meeting.