Faculty Policies Committee Minutes
April 20, 2009
Members present: Ted Atkinson, Rob Bledsoe, Tom Crute, Paula Dohoney, Wally Evans, Wayne Mixon, Bruce Saul, Jana Sandarg, Mike Searles, Robert Smalley, Steve Weiss. Guests: Drs. Sam Sullivan and Holly Carter
1) Tom called the FPC Committee to order at 2:40pm.
2) Minutes from 13April were corrected and approved. They will be posted soon.
3) The FPC continued discussions on the placement of the ASU Permanent Committees (and their charges) on the web and in the Faculty Manual. Topics covered were: best placement; standardized format; to add missing committees; and faculty approvals. Rob and Robert will continue to work on standardizing current listings. The group voted unanimously to accept those listings and to forward them to next years’ FPC for dissemination. See attachment a
4) Tom asked that the FPC consider a request from the Recycling Committee to change its focus and be renamed, the Green Campus Committee. After limited discussion and review of other topics, the change was accepted unanimously. See attachment b
5) Tom welcomed Drs. Sullivan and Carter to the FPC meeting and gave a brief overview of the goals of this SABR discussion. Dr. Sullivan reviewed the program accomplishments and praised Dr. Carter for her achievements and the noteworthy recognition of the ASU Study Abroad Program. He reviewed the current status of the program and plans to revise the “SABR Procedures Manual” this summer. The group discussed FPC recommendations to clarify some areas of the course approval process. Dr. Sullivan recognized the positive nature of these suggestions and agreed to utilize them when revisions were made. He will utilize the flow chart that clarifies the course approval process and include the BOR policy concerning contact hours. Dr. Carter will develop a “flexible” form to help faculty determine contact hours. Tom thanked Drs. Sullivan and Carter for meeting with us.
6) Student Code of Conduct modifications will be finalized next week.
7) Jeff Heck will be invited to the next meeting.
8) New members will be installed at the next meeting on 27April09.
Adjourned at 4:15 pm.
[pp. 19-20 in current manual]
108 ARTICLE VII
108.1 The Other University Committees
The committees do much of the work of
The name, composition, and responsibilities of standing university
committees are set forth in the Augusta State University Bylaws. The names of the other
committees are listed in the
Information Official Procedures section of this
manual. The charges of these committees are given in Appendix F of
Changes in the committee structure shall be made by the faculty, normally on recommendation of the University Council. […]
Special (ad hoc) committees may be appointed when needed by the President, the Vice Presidents, the Deans, or the chair of the Faculty Policies Committee. The duration of the appointment to these committees shall be limited to one year unless otherwise specified.
Each fall semester, the Vice President for Academic Affairs shall prepare a comprehensive list of current committee memberships and their charges and post this information on the university website. The Vice President for Academic Affairs shall also forward this information to the Faculty Secretary for inclusion in the relevant sections of this manual.
[pp. 105-06 in current manual]
III. FACULTY COMMITTEES
A. Description of Categories
Six categories are recognized for the university-wide committees, councils, work groups, and other groups. These categories are described below. (A comprehensive list of these committees, councils, etc. follows.)
1. Statutory Bodies (Elected Standing Committees)
The Faculty Policies Committee and the University Council are the only bodies in this category and are elected by the entire faculty. They are described in the Statutes Section of this manual.
2. University Standing Committees
These committees are assigned responsibilities for certain areas of the university’s internal governance. They report to the faculty through the University Council. Faculty members are appointed to these committees by the Faculty Policies Committee with the approval of the President. The name, composition, and responsibilities of standing committees are set forth in the Bylaws Section of this manual.
3. Permanent Committees
These committees have been in place for more than one year and are considered permanent, yet need not be University Standing Committees, i.e., committees in the Bylaws reporting to the Board of Regents. The appointing person or body varies. The charges of these committees are given in Appendix F of this manual.
4. Ad Hoc Committees
These committees may be appointed when needed by the administration, faculty or students. The duration of the appointment to these committees shall be limited to one year unless otherwise specified. The charges of these committees are given in Appendix F of this manual.
5. Administrative Work Groups
These groups are usually composed of administration and staff, although faculty may be appointed by the administration. They are named to clarify where specific work is being done: e.g., a question concerning the growth of the student population should be directed to the Enrollment Projection Group.
6. University Chartered Groups
These groups are created by the University Council. Subsequent membership is determined by their constituents or current members.
All committee members should have an expressed interest in environmental responsibility and will include four faculty members of which at least one is a scientist recommended by the chair of either the Chemistry & Physics or Biology Department, a representative of the Physical Plant, a representative of Public Relations, a representative of the Grants Office, and two students.
This committee shall recommend policies concerning recycling, water conservation, improving energy efficiency, reduction of carbon footprint, and other activities associated with creating a sustainable green campus. This committee shall also be active in educational outreach in the education of students and the public on environmental issues as well as being a source of information to the community for making Augusta and Georgia a sustainable community.