Faculty Policies Committee Minutes,
Present: Michelle Benedict, Tom Crute, Cliff Gardiner, Marc Miller, Jeff Heck (secretary), Bill Reese (chair), Katherine Sweeney, Wendy Turner, Donna Wear, Janice Whiting, Sabina Widner
An addition to the Minutes from
1. 12-month Pay Schedule –
Bill Reese will request that President Bill Bloodworth ask what would be required in order to make a change to a 12-month pay schedule. After this research, the committee will decide whether or not formally to ask that this change be pursued.
2. Faculty Manual –
Tom Crute will draft a motion for the next meeting, with the goal of providing more visible tracking of changes to the faculty manual over time.
3. Timing of Grades Release –
Marc Miller will provide a preview of his online survey to the FPC, then publish it for faculty response. The results will be one of several pieces of information used to make a recommendation on the timing of making grades available to students online.
4. CD for New Faculty –
Sabina Widner will draft a memo to Chip Matson, Director of Information Technology Services, concerning a deadline for production of an information CD for inclusion in new faculty member’s packets. A proposed deadline is April 15, with revisions by July 1.
5. Cullum Committee Guidelines –
Jeff Heck will track the progress of guidelines that may have gone to the University Council last year and resubmit them to the FPC for approval if necessary.
6. Organizational Chart –
Jeff Heck will meet with Marc Miller and Bill Reese for further work on this item.
7. Free Speech / Freedom of Assembly –
No action since last meeting.
8. Promotion and Tenure Changes –
Bill Reese distributed a handout for review in preparation for the next meeting.
1. Promotion and Tenure Committee Requested Changes –
The FPC reviewed a memo from Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Bill Dodd that revises the policy handling the approval of new programs. The committee suggested a wording change in item 3 designed to allow late submissions to be included without disrupting the ranking of submissions that were on time.
All other agenda items were deferred.
Allgood Hall, Dean’s Office Conference room, within the N210 suite