Faculty Policies Committee Minutes, March 22, 2004
Present: Michelle Benedict, Tom Crute, Gordon Eisenman, Cliff Gardiner, Marc Miller, Jeff Heck (secretary), Bill Reese (chair), Katherine Sweeney, Wendy Turner, Donna Wear, Sabina Widner, Janice Whiting
Minutes from March15 were approved subject to a partial rewrite, electronic redistribution, and email vote
1. Minutes Methodology –
It’s recommended that the next year’s FPC consider keeping minutes on a laptop, to allow rapid editing and review of documents during meetings.
2. Fall Break –
The proposal for a Fall Break has been declined. There will be no further action on this topic by the FPC for this year.
3. Faculty Secretary Update –
Charles Jenks’ resignation as Faculty Secretary has been accepted, effective at the end of Spring semester.
In accordance with the Faculty Manual, the FPC is the nominating body for this position.
Jeff Heck was nominated by Wendy Turner and the FPC unanimously approved. His name will be forwarded to Vice President for Academic Affairs Sam Sullivan for consideration.
4. Faculty Involvement in the Marketing of ASU –
Following discussion of the appropriate role ASU faculty might play in decisions concerning marketing, design, architecture, etc. of our school, the FPC chose to form a subcommittee to prepare a statement. Tom Crute, Donna Wear and Janice Whiting will draft a statement for distribution to the FPC.
5. Elections –
The Elections Subcommittee discussed voting eligibility with the FPC. Administrators (Deans and above) were deemed ineligible for election to either to University Council or Faculty Policies Committee. After review of the Faculty Manual, part-time employees were deemed ineligible to vote or hold positions in either group.
6. Course Evaluations –
Bill Reese indicated that future use of Scantron forms was in doubt. Cliff Gardiner will check with Chip Matson on this issue, then let Janice Whiting, who is desktop publishing the new evaluation instrument, know if she should continue her work.
7. Campus Forum –
The FPC and the Course Evaluation Subcommittee need to attend this forum at , March 31. Cliff Gardiner will schedule the room and post an announcement.
8. Personal Leave –
Bill Reese will forward a proposed statement on personal leave to the FPC before sending it on for consideration.
9. University Development –
The FPC reviewed a set of “talking points” prior to their forward to the President’s office, the Office of University Advancement, and the office of the Vice President for Business and Student Services.
10. Cullum Committee –
The committee will review responses to the three proposed topics at the next meeting.
11. Timing of Grades Submission –
The recommendation of the FPC is going to the faculty for a vote.
1. Promotion and Tenure Committee Structure –
Bill Reese distributed a handout on this issue for work at the April 12 meeting.
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