Faculty Policies Committee Minutes
Members present: Marc Miller, Wendy Turner, Pam Hayward, Tom Crute, Wayne Mixon, Peggy Ruth Geren, Barry Thompson, Bruce Saul, Janice Williams Whiting, Jana Sandarg and Katherine Sweeney
Marc Miller called the meeting to order at 3:00 pm. The minutes of the February 28 meeting were distributed and approved unanimously.
Student Evaluations-Donna Wear is still waiting on a response from ITS concerning evaluation software.
Faculty Manual online-Marc has updated the manual and will have a prototype available this week for FPC to review. Once approved by FPC he will provide it to all faculty for their input. The Faculty Secretary will be the point of contact for updates and revisions in the future.
Promotion and Tenure Committee Composition-There was a lengthy discussion of the various proposals that have been discussed by FPC this year. Marc summarized these as follows: leave the Promotion and Tenure Committee composition as is; modify composition to include up to two associate professors who would not vote on candidates for full professor; abolish university wide committee in favor of college wide committees; modify set of directions for those seeking promotion.
The group agreed that discussion concerning a move to a
college wide committee as opposed to a university wide committee should be
pursued. FPC will hold a faculty forum on
Faculty Elections-Bruce Saul has updated the list of eligible faculty. Primary elections will be held March 22 and 23, 2005.
Faculty Award Guidelines-Tom Crute provided the group with several background documents concerning the Outstanding Faculty Member award. The following was approved unanimously:
The name of the award will be changed to the Outstanding Teaching Award.
Guidelines will be added as follows:
The Nominator may wish to ask the nominee for a list of potential references.
These may be students, alumni, faculty, administrators, or members of the community. The nominator will collect the letters, not to exceed five.
The Nominee will include two to three pages outlining his or her philosophy and practices in teaching, current vita, and letter of recommendation from an administrator or former administrator of his or her choice.
The Committee will request teaching evaluations for a period of two years for all nominees from the respective chair or dean of the nominee.
Leave of Absence Proposal-The FPC proposal was returned from University Council. Members of UC expressed concern that they had difficulty seeing the differences between the old policy and the new proposal. Marc provided a draft new proposal for the group’s review. It was approved unanimously with minor editorial changes.
Old Business-Katherine Sweeney provided the background on the new “lecturer” position that the Board of Regents has authorized. The position is about three years old. At ASU these positions are created through consultation between the deans and the chairs. They have proved quite useful in departments that have a heavy service load in the core.
The meeting was adjourned at .