Faculty Policies Committee Minutes, March 3, 2003, 3 p.m.
Present: Michelle Benedict, Barbara Coleman, Bill Dodd, Gordon Eisenman, Cliff Gardiner, Andy Hauger (chair), Jeff Heck (secretary), Donna Hobbs, Jana Sandarg, Sabina Widner
Agenda items: Old Business
1. Email Policy
††††††††††† A merged version of an email policy presented by Andy Hauger and Donna Hobbs was approved with minor changes. The version will be forwarded to Bill English prior to sending it to the University Council.
2. Sexual Harassment Committee Policy
††††††††††† The proposed new policy from the
Sexual Harassment Committee was reviewed, amended to guide students in events
requiring police intervention and for presentation, then
approved unanimously by Faculty Policies. Sabina Widner will write in the
suggested changes and forward the proposed policy to Jeff Heck for posting on
the FPC web site immediately. Andy Hauger
will ensure posts to Pipeline and email have gone out so faculty will know in
advance of the , March 10 forum to be held about the new policy. The
3. Promotion and Tenure Recommendations
††††††††††† Amendments to the Promotion and Tenure policy presented by Bill Reese (chair of the Promotion and Tenure Committee) and Brigitte Ziobrowski were considered. The Reese amendments were adopted. Following discussion of the Ziobrowski amendments, the FPC voted to recommend that Dr. Sullivan emphasize one point in his letter of instructions that accompany the P&T charge, that P&T applicants note multiple translations of the same manuscript. Other proposed points may be included in a model vita.
††††††††††† Andy Hauger will discuss with President Bloodworth the issue of parking availability for faculty. Enforcement remains the primary issue.
5. Textbook Resale by Faculty
††††††††††† The FPC discussed a request that the bookstore not be allowed to dictate who may buy review textbooks held by faculty. Currently, a representative approved by the bookstore makes rounds during the semester and faculty members are asked not to sell their review books to other buyers. The committee discussed the ethics of the process and chose not to act at this time.
6. Cullum Committee
††††††††††† The FPC voted unanimously to approve Andy Haugerís text for revision of the Faculty Manual to reflect recently approved changes to the Cullum Series process. The text will be forwarded to the University Council.