Faculty Policies Committee Minutes,
Present: Michelle Benedict, Tom Crute, Gordon Eisenman, Cliff Gardiner, Bill Reese (chair), Katherine Sweeney, Wendy Turner, Sabina Widner, Janice Whiting
Minutes from March 29 were approved as corrected
Bill Reese announced the results of the General Election where Barbara Coleman (Part A) and Cliff Gardiner (Part B) were elected to University Council and Barry Thompson (Part A) and Peggy Geren, Bruce Saul, Wayne Mixon, Pamela Hayward, and Jana Sandarg (Part B) were elected to Faculty Policies. It was noted that voter participation was up about seven percent over 2003. Bill expressed his appreciation to the hard and successful work of Jeff Heck, Katherine Sweeney, and Wendy Turner, who comprised the 2004 Election Board.
The April 14 Faculty Meeting was discussed and FPC members were encouraged to attend as five actionable items of FPC business were on the agenda. In particular, Cliff Gardiner reported that members of the ad hoc subcommittee on Course Evaluations planned to be in attendance to help clarify any issues that might arise on the faculty meeting floor. Michelle Benedict reported that she would proxy for subcommittee member Dharma Thiruvaiyaru who is ill and that she would arrange for necessary audiovisual equipment to be at the faculty meeting.
Bill reported that the FPC’s budget recommendations had been discussed with Drs. Bloodworth and Sullivan in their weekly meeting and that President Bloodworth offered to meet with FPC to discuss the points. While members of FPC expressed appreciation for Dr. Bloodworth’s offer, given only one more working meeting and given that next year’s FPC will likely follow up on these suggestions, this year’s FPC decided not extend an invitation to Dr. Bloodworth.
Wendy and Katherine reported that they have requested ITS support in soliciting faculty preferences for committee assignments for AY 2004-5. Andy Hauger’s help in the solicitation process will be sought by Katherine.
Janice Whiting and Wendy will draft policy changes for faculty compensation for organizing and teaching courses abroad.
6. University Promotion and Tenure Committee –
Members discussed three proposals made to address a concern with the representativeness of the University Promotion and Tenure Committee. After lengthy deliberation on the issue, members, citing the complexity and importance of this issue, decided to table this issue and refer it to next year’s FPC.
Members deliberated a proposal to restrict membership on the FPC to members who served on no other ASU Statutory Body. Discussion noted that this was for future FPC composition and was intended to maximize freedom of expression within FPC deliberations and to avoid any potential for role conflict for FPC members who hold administrative positions. Future discussion will include deliberations of other administrative positions that may be inappropriate for FPC membership.
1. New FPC Members Invitation
FPC reminded Bill to invite newly elected
members of FPC to attend the
FPC discussed and adopted unanimously the changes proposed by Associate VPAA Dodd to Appendix B (P/T Faculty HB) in the ASU Faculty Manual.
All other agenda items were deferred.
Allgood Hall, Dean’s Office Conference room, within the N210 suite
NOTE: The final
meeting of the FPC for 2003-4 will be