Faculty Policies Committee Minutes
Members present: Marc Miller, Wendy Turner, Pam Hayward, Tom Crute, Wayne Mixon, Barry Thompson, Bruce Saul, Janice Williams Whiting, Jana Sandarg, Donna Wear and Katherine Sweeney
Marc Miller called the meeting to order at . The minutes of the March 14 meeting were distributed, amended for clarification, and approved unanimously.
Cullum 2007-Jana Sandarg reported that March 25 is the deadline for receipt of the names of faculty interested in participating in one of the four topics proposed. She will send an email reminder to all faculty concerning the proposed topics and the deadline.
Faculty Elections- Bruce Saul reported that the ballots are printed. The election boxes will be placed in the Library for faculty wanting to submit paper ballots. Voting hours through email to Bruce Saul (firstname.lastname@example.org) are from on March 22 until on March 23. Voting hours through the Library are March 22 and 23 from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm. Wendy Turner and Jana Sandarg agreed to help count votes after the polls close. Marc will email the official ballot to the faculty this afternoon. It was suggested that a future FPC consider electronic voting and vote counting.
Faculty Forum-Barry Thompson distributed a draft concerning the purpose of the forum scheduled for March 30 at in UH 170. There was considerable discussion of the draft. The following was approved by the committee and Marc will email it the faculty on Friday:
Due to concerns about representation on the university-wide Promotion
and Tenure Committee, there have been requests that the Faculty
Policies Committee review the process of promotion and tenure.
Following are several ideas which have been proposed:
1. Permit tenured Associate Professors to serve on the committee.
2. Permit tenured Associate Professors to serve on the committee
without voting privileges.
3. Permit each college to decide the matters of promotion and tenure
and abolish the university-wide committee.
4. Modify the set of directions for those seeking promotion and
5. Modify the guidelines for the committee.
This is an important issue which affects the careers of every faculty
member on campus. There will be a town meeting at , Wednesday,
March 30, in University Hall 170, in order for faculty to propose other
solutions and opinions. We are looking for your input on these ideas and
further ideas and suggestions. Thank you in advance for making every effort
Faculty awards-Janice Williams Whiting initiated a discussion concerning the possibility of the campus hosting a reception for the recipients of the faculty awards presented at the annual Honors Convocation. FPC was supportive of such a reception and Janice will pursue the feasibility of it.
The meeting was adjourned at .