Faculty Policies Committee Minutes,
Present: Michelle Benedict, Tom Crute, Gordon Eisenman, Cliff Gardiner, Marc Miller, Jeff Heck (secretary), Bill Reese (chair), Katherine Sweeney, Wendy Turner, Donna Wear, Janice Whiting
1. Timing of Grades Release –
Marc Miller discussed results to today of the informal poll of faculty. He will stop access to the poll at the end of the week.
2. Cullum Request for Proposals –
The FPC reviewed and approved the wording of a request for Cullum 2006 topics. Jeff Heck will send an email to all faculty containing the request.
3. Review of Endowed Chairs –
The FPC is required by policy to suggest names of individual full faculty members to serve as reviewers of the work of endowed chairs. Six names were suggested and will be forwarded by Bill Reese.
4. Evaluations by Students –
Cliff Gardiner will present the results of the subcommittee’s work on this topic on March 15.
5. Promotion and Tenure Changes –
The Faculty Manual, Appendix D, seems to suggest that more material than is allowed should be presented with promotion and tenure packets. A wording change to the promotion and tenure guidelines clarifies that the items shown in Appendix D are only possibilities for what might be included. The wording change was approved by the FPC.
Following discussion of the rule that only full professors may serve on promotion and tenure review of applicants for full professorship, Gordon Eisenman will write an alternative proposal.
6. New Faculty CD –
Sabina Widner has sent an email message to Information Technology Services suggesting a timeline for development of a CD for new faculty.
7. Sabbaticals –
will be addressed next meeting.
8. Fall Break –
A plan for Fall Break as presented by the FPC has been turned down by the Vice President for Academic Affairs Sam Sullivan. An alternative plan will be considered.
9. Study Abroad –
Chris Bourdouvalis will be invited to meet with the FPC to discuss the study abroad process.
10. Bookstore –
Prints of current textbooks in black and white (no color illustrations or photos) are available at the bookstore for 30-40 percent discounts from regular book prices. Michelle Benedict feels it is possible to have still lower prices. Is competitive bidding possible?
11. Cullum Committee Changes in the Faculty Manual –
Jeff Heck distributed a proposal for merging guidelines from the Ad Hoc Cullum Committee into the existing Faculty Manual section on the Cullum Committee.
1. What Constitutes Publication? –
Bill Reese will send Bill Dodd a proposal for clarifying what constitutes information-only items and publication as it concerns items that might be voted on by University Council.
All other agenda items were deferred.
Allgood Hall, Dean’s Office Conference room, within the N210 suite