Faculty Policies Committee Minutes, October 27, 2003
Present: Michelle Benedict, Tom Crute, Jeff Heck (secretary), Marc Miller, Bill Reese (chair), Wendy Turner, Janice Whiting, Sabina Widner
Bill Reese reported on the progress of items forwarded from the FPC. The email policy change is on the University Council agenda. The open records proposal (Web publication of minutes and end-of-year reports) is on the next faculty meeting agenda.
2. Peaceful Assembly / Freedom of Expression
Bill Reese distributed a handout, researched by Cliff Gardiner, containing the Board of Regents policy concerning faculty governance. Tom Crute and Michelle Benedict presented a rough draft of a proposed policy to add to the Faculty Manual. The FPC made editorial and other suggestions; Crute and Benedict will present a revised draft at the next FPC meeting.
3. Fall Break
Wendy Turner presented three options for a possible Fall Break, based on information and rules from Katherine Sweeney. One option would start classes earlier in the year; one would end classes on Friday and use the weekend as the traditional study day, and the third would allow seniors who are expected to graduate to walk in procession even if there were last minute problems. Bill Reese mentioned an additional option which would use examination periods as contact hours. The committee preferred either a combination of the second and third option or the fourth option. Turner will redraft the proposals and forward them to Reese before Wednesday at Discussion will continue next week.
4. Textbook Ethics
Michelle Benedict requested volunteers from the FPC to assist with developing a vendors ethics statement.
5. Faculty Luncheon
The hire of a new manager in Food Services has delayed implementation of the planned Faculty Luncheon. Bill Reese will follow up on this in one month. The Faculty Club will be encouraged to begin planning an alternative.
6. Development Activities
funding from sectors outside the state government will be important to
All other agenda items were deferred. Meeting adjourned at