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, Wayne Mixon and Katherine Sweeney
Guests present: Bill Bloodworth
Marc Miller called the meeting to order at 3:30 pm. The group agreed that there would be no meeting on October 25 or November 29. December 6 will be the last meeting of the semester if it is needed.
Marc then introduced Dr. Bloodworth who asked to speak with the group about the concepts of department chair evaluation and rotating chairs. He shared with the group that by Board of Regents policy ASU cannot grant a department head a term beyond one year. He then went on to say that the concepts FPC had outlined were good ones and that the group should find a way to work them into the academic planning process we have on campus. The right information must get to the right people so that effective decisions can be made. Dr. Bloodworth then left to allow the group the opportunity to discuss his comments among themselves.
After discussion Marc asked the group to take the next two weeks to review the two proposals with the intent of formulating them into statements of principle, purpose and philosophy and working them into the academic planning process Dr. Sullivan has put in place. Marc will get documentation to the group concerning the planning process. In order to be successful, we must find a way to fit these into that process and we must insure that the absence of fear of retaliation is built into the process. The meeting on November 1 will probably be a bit longer than usual as we iron out these issues.
Katherine Sweeney distributed the minutes of the October 11 meeting. These were approved unanimously.
Marc gave an update on the Cree-Walker Chair evaluation committee for Joseph Greene. Policy states that the committee should be comprised of faculty members of the evaluatees rank or higher if at all possible. With that in mind, the committee will now consist of Charles Jenks, Bruce Saul, Tom Crute, Nabil Ibrahim and Dalton Brannon.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 pm.