Faculty Policies Minutes – Feb. 26, 2007
Attending: Carol Rychly, Rick Pukis, Jim Benedict, Donna Hobbs, Pam Jackson, Sam Myers, Robert Reeves, Tom Colbert, Cathy Tugmon (chair), Debbie van Tuyll (secretary), and Helen Hendee visiting.
1. Minutes of the Feb. 19 meeting were approved with minor corrections.
2. Helen Hendee spoke to the committee to request that it reconsider its decision on the constitution of the Scholarship Committee. She would like to have more than one member appointed by the Development/Alumni Office as a means of getting off-campus people more involved with the university. The committee agreed to reconsider, and voted to change the constitution to include up to three appointees from the Development/Alumni Office. The committee also voted to add two additional faculty members as “at-large” appointees and to specify that all six of the faculty on the committee must be teaching faculty.
3. C. Jackson presented his revision of the budget worksheet that accompanies the requests for proposals from the Faculty Research and Faculty Development Committee. The committee members thought the older budget worksheet should be collapsed into this new worksheet and that categories needed to be based on kind of funding requested rather than tasks for which the funding would be used. Van Tuyll agreed to bring a new revision next week.
4. The committee discussed the proposed revisions to the policy for constituting the Lyceum Committee. Tugmon agreed to make new revisions and circulate the policy for review.
The committee voted to revise the post-tenure review procedure for the
6. The committee considered the revision of the policy regarding the responsibilities of the Academic Policies Committee. The revision is intended to clarify what those responsiblities are; it presently is not entirely clear. Additional revisions will be made and presented to the committee next week.
7. Tugmon reported on her recent meeting with the academic vice president and president. Their discussion revolved around the future of the Cullum Lecture Series. The Cullum Lecture Series Advisory Committee has recently turned in its report, and Dr. Sullivan has asked FPC to review that report and make a recommendation. That work will begin next week. The vice president also said he had no objections to FPC soliciting proposals for a 2009 lecture series, so long as the call is made with the proviso that the series may not have funding and so may have to be canceled again.
8. Tugmon circulated changes Jeff Heck, faculty secretary, has proposed for the faculty manual. Some of those changes will require faculty vote and some are minor editorial matters that will require no approval.
9. Members gave updates on how the faculty workload survey is going in their assigned departments.
11. Myers will bring food next week (a three-course luncheon was suggested).
Debbie van Tuyll