Faculty Policies Committee Minutes
Members present: Marc Miller, Donna Wear, Peggy Ruth Geren, Barry Thompson, Tom Crute, Pam Hayward, Jana Sandarg, Bruce Saul, Wendy Turner, Wayne Mixon, Janice Williams Whiting and Katherine Sweeney.
Guests present: Eddie Howard.
Marc Miller called the meeting to order at 3:30 pm. The minutes from November 15 were accepted as posted to the FPC intranet, with two editorial changes to the attendance at commencement proposal, and approved unanimously.
Campus posting policy-Marc introduced Eddie Howard and asked him to provide an overview of the current posting policy. Eddie explained that the Directors of Public Safety and Physical Plant, the Assistant Director of Student Activities and the Dean of students crafted the current policy prior to his arrival on campus. The policy is consistent with those at other institutions with whom Eddie is familiar. The policy was designed to minimize off campus groups advertising on campus, not to limit free speech on campus. He would like to revise the current policy after the first of the year. There was lengthy discussion of the posting policy. Several members of Faculty Policies expressed concerns about the policy, including: the possibility of fines, the restrictive nature of the policy, the need to obtain approval from Student Activities to post a flyer about an upcoming course offering, and what prompted the creation of the current policy. Eddie assured the group that they would have input into revisions to the current policy. Pam Hayward, Tom Crute and Wendy Turner volunteered to provide this input to him in written form. Eddie will provide the group with the Board of Regents policy applicable to posting/advertising on campuses. Marc thanked Eddie for meeting with the committee. Peggy Ruth complimented Eddie on the Fall Family Fun Series and shared comments from several of her students with him.
Faculty Recognition Committee-Janice continues to gather
information concerning the Wallace and
New Business: Marc received an email from a faculty member concerning the locking of classrooms on campus. There was a general discussion of the pros and cons of such an effort. The group agreed the issue was not one that needed their specific attention. Marc will communicate this to the faculty member.
Marc announced that this would be the last FPC meeting of
the calendar year. The meeting time during the Spring
semester will be on
Mondays in the
The meeting was adjourned at .