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, Janice Williams Whiting and Katherine Sweeney
Marc Miller called the meeting to order at 3:30 pm. The minutes from November 8 were accepted as posted to the FPC intranet and approved unanimously.
Grover C. Maxwell Professor of Business performance evaluation-Marc will ask Ray Whiting, Bill Wellnitz and Steve Hobbs if they are willing to serve on the committee.
Scholarship and Financial Assistance Committee-They have requested that Bill Wellnitz be reappointed to the committee and serve as chair. Bill is amenable to that. FPC approved the request unanimously and Katherine Sweeney will communicate this to the Vice Presidentís office.
Faculty Attendance at Commencement-The following was unanimously approved by FPC. It will be sent forward to University Council.
The Faculty Policies Committee would like to recommend
that all faculty attend the spring graduation ceremony. As
per year, faculty attendance becomes more critical. As you know,
our students spend many years with their ASU family and form a
special bond with the faculty and the university. It is imperative
that we show our support through our presence at this significant
Teaching abroad-Jana Sandarg provided suggested additions to the Faculty Manual concerning teaching abroad. The group unanimously approved these additions. Jana will provide Marc a typed document outlining the exact placement of the additions in the Faculty Manual for his submission to University Council. She also provided a recommendation for faculty compensation for teaching abroad. This recommendation was also approved unanimously. Jana will provide this to Marc in a typed document for submission to University Council.
Faculty Recognition Committee-Janice Williams Whiting is currently working with the Presidentís office and the Vice Presidentís office to secure the committee structure and manner of selection for the Richard S. Wallace Distinguished Service Award and the Louis K. Bell Research Award.
Department Chair evaluations-Marc provided the group with a statement of principles regarding the evaluating of department heads. There was considerable discussion concerning both the document and the underlying reasons for the importance of the evaluation of department heads. Modifications were made to the document Marc provided. The document was approved unanimously by the group as a working document that will necessarily continue to evolve. Marc will provide the group with an updated document at the next meeting.
Bruce agreed to serve with Marc on the Budget Approval Committee. This committee approves the fees for the upcoming academic year.
Pam Hayward asked about student evaluations for fall semester. There were some issues concerning the printing of the new instrument approved by the faculty last year so the previous instrument will be used for Fall 2004 only.
Eddie Howard and Joyce Jones were unable to meet with FPC this week. They are scheduled to meet with the group at the November 22 meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:45 p.m.