Faculty Policies Committee Minutes
Members present: Marc Miller, Bruce Saul, Donna Wear, Peggy Ruth Geren, Barry Thompson, Tom Crute, Pam Hayward, Jana Sandarg, Wendy Turner, Janice Williams Whiting and Katherine Sweeney. (Wayne Mixon, as a department chair, asked to be excused to facilitate as open a communication as possible concerning the rotating department chair agenda item.)
Marc Miller called the meeting to order at 3:30 pm. The minutes from October 4 were distributed and approved unanimously with the note that the proposal on Departmental Review will be better labeled in the minutes to be posted to the web.
Rotating Chairs proposal- There was a lengthy discussion concerning the document currently posted to the FPC intranet. After several rewordings, the group approved a proposal by majority vote (there were 2 abstentions and 1 no vote). This proposal will be forwarded to University Council for further consideration and can be found at the end of these minutes.
New Business-Marc announced that it is time for evaluation
of the Cree-Walker Professor of Business Administration, Joseph D. Greene, and
that FPC is charged with providing a representative for the evaluation committee.
Tom Crute volunteered to serve as the FPC member of
the committee. Marc asked for suggestions for other members that he will pass
on to the dean. Barry Thompson will ask Judi Wilson from the
Pam Hayward asked if it would be possible for Eddie Howard to attend an FPC meeting in the near future to discuss the posting policy created by Student Activities. The group agreed to discuss this at the next meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at .
Proposal 2: Rotating Department Chairs
At the discretion of the Dean of each college, department chairs will be appointed on a rotating basis.† Each departmentís respective faculty should have an opportunity to vote on the appointment of the Department Chair.
The following guidelines are offered:
1. Each department chair is voted on by the permanent, tenured, or tenure-track faculty of that department every four years and then the candidate who receives a majority of the votes is appointed by the Dean for a four-year term.
2. The department chair will normally serve a maximum of two consecutive terms (if elected to a second term) unless otherwise approved by the departmental faculty and the Dean.
3. Current Chairs with five to seven years of service would be regarded as being in their second term.† Current Chairs with eight or more years of service would be given two years of continued appointment before an election is held in that department.
4. Candidates for department chair should submit their names to the Dean to be voted on by the faculty of that department by a secret ballot.† Names of outside candidates may be submitted by the Dean and/or Search committee.
5. The Dean will have veto power over the departmental vote.