Motions (from the minutes) passed by the Faculty Senate 

1999-2000 Mark Bussell, President 

 1998-1999 Leroy Plumlee, President

and prior years

 

 

 

SUBJECT

DESCRIPTION

DATE

 

Termination for Cause Policy

A motion passed by majority vote to postpone further action on the Termination for Cause policy until review by the Provost.

9/27/99

Charge to the UPC re research indicators

The University Planning Council is charged with creating an indicator or indicators of University support for faculty and/or student research and creative activities.

11/8/99

Charge to the UPC re research funding

The University Planning Council is charged with examining the allocation of funds earmarked for faculty and/or student research and creative activities.

11/8/99

Resolution honoring Pete Elich

TheSenate passed a Resolution Honoring Dr. Peter Elich For His Service

 As DEAN of the COLLEGE of ARTS and SCIENCES

11/22/99

SCHOLARS DAY

A motion was made, seconded and passed unanimously to inaugurate a campuswide Scholars Day by adopting the following resolution:

"With this resolution, the Faculty Senate supports establishment of a campus-wide "Scholars Day" to celebrate faculty and student scholarship at WWU.  "Scholars Day" should build upon existing research and creative activity events on campus.  Faculty and student sponsors of these events should be invited to participate in the development of the campus-wide celebration."

Vice Provost Ghali has asked the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Steering Committee to help develop a plan for Scholars Day.  Members with ideas or suggestions are encouraged to e-mail President Bussell or Gisele Muller-Parker

11/22/99

Election Schedule

A motion was passed that approved the Faculty Senate Election Schedule for the year 2000 which will be published in FAST this week and can be found on the website at http://www.wwu.edu/~senate/calendars.

1/10/00

Bill 6346

A motion was made by Ken Hoover, seconded by Allan Sleeman proposing a resolution on Bill 6346 enabling legislation for collective bargaining.  The resolution was amended twice, the first time on a motion by Thorndike, seconded by Rupaal, with the words "supports the principle of enabling legislation" in place of "is committed to the principle of enabling legislation" in the first line (carried, with 3 opposing, 1 abstention).  A later amendment to change "supports" to "is open to" failed.  A second amendment (moved by Donna Packer, seconded by Allan Sleeman) passed to include the words "after due deliberation" in the third sentence (2 opposed, 3 abstentions).  The final resolution follows:

The Faculty Senate of Western Washington University supports the principle of enabling legislation for collective bargaining for faculty.  However, Western Washington University faculty have raised a number of questions regarding the provisions of Senate Bill 6346 and may wish to propose changes in the bill’s provisions.  The entire faculty should be given the chance to vote on a bill after due deliberation before the Faculty Senate takes a position.  Therefore, the WWU Faculty Senate asks that consideration of the bill be postponed until the next legislative session.  The Faculty Senate directs the Senate Legislative Representative to communicate this position to all interested parties.

The motion was approved by the Faculty Senate with 3 abstentions.

Special thanks were given to Jean Melious and Barbara Mathers-Schmidt for their contribution to informing faculty of ongoing developments with regard to Bill 6346.

1/31/00

Domestic partner benefit

A motion made by Barbara Mathers-Schmidt and seconded by Ken Hoover was passed to adopt the following resolution:

With this resolution the Faculty Senate of Western Washington University requests that the Washington State Health Care Authority permit a Western Washington University employee who has a domestic partner (as determined by an affidavit of domestic partnership) to claim that partner as a recipient of health care benefits.

Kathleen Kennedy identified the "affidavit" as a statement that the partners' finances are intertwined.  The resolution carried with two abstentions.

2/7/00

Spr Qtr mtg calendar

Senators passed a motion to approve a change in the Spring Quarter meeting calendar.  The Senate meetings in Spring Quarter will occur on the following dates:  April 3, April 17, May 1, May 15, and May 22.

2/7/00

Nominating petition

A motion made by Leroy Plumlee and seconded by Allan Sleeman was made to approve the nominating petition for Senate elections.  Fifteen faculty members will be elected to the Faculty Senate in the Spring.

2/7/00

Blocks B and C

A motion was made and carried with 6 in favor, 0 opposed, and 9 abstentions:

That effective Fall of 2000, proposed Blocks B and proposed Block C of the Communications and Critical Analysis Area that was scheduled to take effect in the Fall of 2000 be combined as a single requirement, and that Humanities remain at 20 hours, and Social Sciences at 17.  (This in effect adds to the old Block B a few new courses that had been proposed for inclusion in the new Block B).  The new Block B will be a single course requirement.

2/28/00

Domestic Partnership Health Care benefits

A motion made by Barbara Mathers-Schmidt and seconded by Ken Hoover was passed to adopt the following resolution:

With this resolution the Faculty Senate of Western Washington University requests that the Washington State Health Care Authority permit a Western Washington University employee who has a domestic partner (as determined by an affidavit of domestic partnership) to claim that partner as a recipient of health care benefits.

Kathleen Kennedy identified the "affidavit" as a statement that the partners' finances are intertwined.  The resolution carried with two abstentions.

2/7/00

Spring Quarter Calendar

Senators passed a motion to approve a change in the Spring Quarter meeting calendar.  The Senate meetings in Spring Quarter will occur on the following dates:  April 3, April 17, May 1, May 15, and May 22.

 

2/7/00

   

Nominating Petition for Senate Elections

A motion made by Leroy Plumlee and seconded by Allan Sleeman was made to approve the nominating petition for Senate elections.  Fifteen faculty members will be elected to the Faculty Senate in the Spring.  The packet was reviewed by Carmen Werder, Appointments and Elections Chair as well as the Senate President, and will be mailed to the faculty by February 18th.

2/7/00

Communications Block B and C

After discussion, the following motion was made by Jim Hearne, seconded by Tom Downing, and carried with 6 in favor, 0 opposed, and 9 abstentions:

That effective Fall of 2000, proposed Blocks B and proposed Block C of the Communications and Critical Analysis Area that was scheduled to take effect in the Fall of 2000 be combined as a single requirement, and that Humanities remain at 20 hours, and Social Sciences at 17.  (This in effect adds to the old Block B a few new courses that had been proposed for inclusion in the new Block B).  The new Block B will be a single course requirement.

2/28/00

Create online website.

Student online evaluations of

Instructors  

AS President presented a proposal to the Senate to create an online website for optional posting of student evaluations of instructors.  After some discussion, the Senate passed a motion initiated by Chris Suczek, seconded by Allan Sleeman, referring the proposal to the Committee on the Assessment of Teaching and Learning.  There was one abstention from the vote.

4/03/00

Termination for Cause

Termination for Cause

A motion was made by the Executive Council that Senators passed unanimously, to approve the latest version of the Termination for Cause policy. 

4/17/00

Def. Of Credit Hour

Clarify ACC wording of “at least”

Definition of Credit Hour

A motion was made by T.J. Olney, seconded by Jeff Newcomer, to send the minutes back to the ACC with a request to clarify wording (in particular, the use of "at least" instead of "implied"), and to provide a clearer definition of what constitutes "assigned tasks" or "outside the classroom" credit (and how the definition of the latter in item #3 is different from that described in #1). The motion carried with 2 abstentions

5/01/00

Amend the Senate Library Committee membership

A motion was made by Allan Sleeman, seconded by Jim Vyvyan, and passed unanimously to amend the Senate Library committee membership.  A second motion made by Carmen Werder, seconded by Ken Hoover, which disbands the Faculty Development and Enhancement of Teaching Committee passed unanimously. The proposed bylaw changes will now be forwarded to the Board of Trustees.

5/15/00

 

Senate meeting calendar 200-2001

A motion was made by Jim Vyvyan and seconded by Lorrie Brilla to approve the meeting calendar for the Senate for the academic year 2000-2001, which passed with three abstentions.

 

5/15/00

Report on Research

Funding

UPC/BFC Report on Research Funding

Ken Hoover summarized the UPC recommendations on research funding and related indicators.  The Senate unanimously passed a motion to accept the report and endorse the use of the indicators of research support.

5/15/00

Termination for Cause

Termination for Cause

Results of the faculty referendum vote on the termination for cause policy were announced:  184 in favor, 19 not to approve, and 13 abstentions.  A motion was made by Chris Suczek and seconded by Ken Hoover which passed unanimously to forward the policy to the board of trustees "with a request that the Board either accept or reject the policy in its current form.  Any decision to amend the policy should be preceded by consideration by the Faculty Senate."

5/15/00

Student evaluations posted on the web

The Senate passed a motion to concur with a recommendation of

the Committee on the Assessment of Teaching and Learning that an

option be provided to instructors to have the summary sheet of their

student evaluations posted on the web.

5/22/00

Use of Planning Indicators

A motion was made and passed unanimously to endorse use of the Planning Indicators submitted to the Senate by the University Planning Council to track budget categories from year to year, and to continue this process.

5/22/00

Contingency Plan for

2001-2002

Contingency Plan

It was moved by Chris Suczek , seconded by Ken Hoover to endorse the 2001-2002 Contingency Plan as submitted to the Senate by the University Planning Council.  The motion passed unanimously.

5/22/00

Disband the BFC

It was moved and seconded that the BFC be disbanded and that the UPC Executive Committee assume its functions. Motion passed unanimously. The Senate will vote on the appropriate rewriting of Faculty Handbook charges, and send the item to FAST.

5/22/00

Tribute to Mark Bussell

Tribute to Mark Bussell

Chris Suczek made a motion, seconded by Mary Ann Reynolds, to pay tribute to Senate President Mark Bussell with a Resolution.  The motion passed unanimously.

5/22/00

 

 

 

 

** ** ** 1998 - 1999 ** ** **                              

SUBJECT

DESCRIPTION

ACTION

EXHIBIT

DATE

 

Calendar of Meetings for

1998-99 Faculty Senate

Moved to approve the Faculty Senate Calendar of Meeting for 1998-99.

Passed unanimously

 

9/28/98

Elections

Frances Howard-Snyder (Philosophy) and James Hearne (Computer Science) were elected by majority vote, in accordance with BL12.5.4.

Motion carried

 

9/28/98

 

Ratification of Steve Ross as chair of ACC and John Miles as chair of UPC

Motion carried

 

9/28/98

 

Moved

 

 

 

GUR Committee

Moved to approve the GUR Committee’s recommendations contined in the ACC minutes of 5/26/98 up for second reading.

Motion carried (22/1/0)

 

11/9/98

Elections

WIN Committee – Tracey Sigler, Management, S1999

Provost’s Task Force on the Transfer Year Experience – Chuck Atkinson, Special Education, and Rich Fonda, Biology, S1999.

Central Health and Safety Committee – Lee Taylor, Theatre Arts, and Rudi Weiss, Modern and Classical Languages, S1999.

Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Concerns Committee – Carol Guess, English, and Dan Warner, Management

Student Academic Grievance Board – Bernie Housen, Geology, S2001, Kathleen Knutzen, PEHR and Violet Malone, Adult and Higher Education, S2000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Leave

Handbook language be revised to state that only tenured faculty are able "to apply" for professional leave.  The proposed change will be published in FAST.

Passed unanimously

Exhibit A

11/23/98

Elections and Appointments

The Senate confirmed the following appointments:  Central Health and Safety Committee, Mike Seal (Engineering Technology); Parking Appeals Board, Steve Dillman (Engineering Technology).  It was announced that Kathleen Young has resigned from the Senate.  According to our bylaws, the Executive Council will nominate a replacement for confirmation by the Senate.  Plumlee stated t hat this will occur at the next Senate meeting.  He invited faculty to submit nominations to the Senate office.

 

Exhibit A

11/23/98

Professional Leave

A second vote was taken on the change in the Faculty Handbook, p. 17, regarding eligibility for Professional Leave.  The motion was made and carried to revise the handbook  language to state that only tenured faculty are able "to apply" for professional leave.  The proposed change now goes before the Board of Trustees for final approval.

Goes to BOT for final approval

Exhibit A

1/11/99

Professional Leave

The proposed new language is as follows:  "Amount of Grants:  The committee may recommend to the Vice-Provost for Research changes in the maximum amount to be awarded for individual faculty members and for departments or other units.  Approval of the recommendations is subject to the availability of funds."  The proposed handbook change will be published in FAST.

Passed unanimously

Exhibit A

1/11/99

Elections and Appointments

Davis Hayden, Psychology, was nominated and elected by secret ballot to the Faculty Senate from the Social Sciences, replacing Kathleen Young.  Ajit Rupaal, Physics, was nominated and elected by secret ballot to the Faculty Senate, replacing James Stewart.  Both of these newly elected senators will serve until the end of May.

Donna Rochon, Mathematics was elected to the Student Wage Schedule Task Force.  Bussell presented the University of Washington survey which had been reviewed as an alternative to the UCLA Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) survey.  The shortcomings of the UW survey were discussed briefly.  Bussell then announced that the Senate Executive Council has endorsed using the HERI survey.  This determination to conduct the HERI survey was based on several factors:  nationwide comparison to peer universities/peer faculty would be valuable to WWU; no surveys of this type have been conducted at WWU in over 18 years; most objections to the survey can be overcome.  Joe Trimble responded to some of the questions that were raised during the ensuing discussion.  He reminded senators that we have some control over the data.  For example, we can request that the WWU data not be reported for the items that we find objectionable.  He also emphasized that a non-response bias can affect results.  Several senators suggested that we add questions that are particularly pertinent to the WWU faculty. 

 

 

 

Faculty Survey

Mark Bussell presented a motion stating that the Faculty Senate endorses administration of the HERI faculty survey and charges the Executive Council to draft additional questions and a cover letter.  The cover letter is to state that the Faculty Senate endorses completion of the survey.  It also will inform participants which questions will not be reported.  Voting was conducted by a show of hands.

Motion carried (17/5/0)

Exhibit A

1/11/99

Baha'i Institute of Higher Education

It was moved and seconded to charge the Executive Council with writing a letter of protest and that the redraft will come back to the Senate for approval.

Motion carried

Exhibit A

1/11/99

Baha'i Institute of Higher Education

It was moved by Chris Suczek and seconded by Frances Howard-Snyder to revise the letter on behalf of the Bahai Institute of Higher Education.  The letter, which was drafted by Jim Hearne, will be revised to include the 4th paragraph of the Texas A&M resolution and will be returned to the Senate for further approval. 

Motion carried, eight abstentions.

Exhibit A

1/25/99

CFR priorities

It was moved, seconded, and carried unanimously to approve the CFR priorities in principle.

Passed unanimously

Exhibit A

1/25/99

Faculty Handbook Revision

The motion to approve the Faculty Handbook revision of Appendix H passed by unanimous voice vote.

Passed unanimously

Exhibit A

2/22/99

Senate election

A motion was passed to approve the apportionment of Senate seats for the Senate election in the Spring.  The apportionment proposed by the Appointments and Elections committee resulted in no change in the distribution of Senate seats

Passed

Exhibit A

2/22/99

Revised Faculty Grievance Procedure

Section B.  Administrative Resolution , following the words "then the Provost is the appropriate administrator."  Add a sentence to read:  If the Provost is a party to the dispute, the grievance goes directly to conciliation.

Motion carried

Exhibit A

2/22/99

Revised Faculty Grievance Procedure

Section E.  Comprehensive Adjudication, paragraph 2.b.  Following the final word "Sanctions."  Add a new sentence to read:  "Panel members are expected to maintain confidentiality."

Motion carried

Exhibit A

2/22/99

Revised Faculty Grievance Procedure

With the permission of the Hearing Panel, advisors may address the hearing.

Motion carried

Exhibit A

2/22/99

Revised Faculty Grievance Procedure

Each party may have legal representation at the hearing.  Either party having legal representatives must identify them to the Hearing Officer at least five working days prior to the hearing. 

Motion carried

Exhibit A

2/22/99

Board of Trustees

A motion was passed approving Professor Jim Hearne as faculty representative to the Selection Committee for Student Member of the Board of Trustees.

Motion passed

Exhibit A

3/8/99

 

A motion was passed unanimously by the Senate extending sympathy to President Karen Morse at this time of the loss of her brother.

Passed unanimously

Exhibit A

3/29/99

Contingency Plan

A motion was passed to approve the Contingency Plan submitted by the University Planning Council for the year 2000-2001.

Motion passed

Exhibit A

3/29/99

Discussion Items

Ken Hoover made a motion (seconded by Davis Hayden) to omit Section E.3.b. regarding legal representation of the parties.

Passed unanimously

Exhibit A

3/29/99

Revised Faculty Grievance Procedure

Gerry Prody proposed a motion to change the word "ombudsman" to "mediator" (Seconded by Carmen Werder).

Defeated

Exhibit A

4/12/99

Revised Faculty Grievance Procedure

A motion was made to approve the Revised Faculty Grievance Procedure.  Senators applauded the committee for their work in preparing the document.

Passed unanimously

Exhibit A

4/12/99

Revised Faculty Grievance Procedure

Robert Thorndike made a motion to submit the Revised Faculty Grievance Procedure to the faculty for full vote via campus mail.  The document and ballots will be mailed to the faculty, with a return date of Thursday, April 22nd.

Passed

Exhibit A

4/12/99

Senate Election Results

Area B - Loraine Brilla, Area C - Hud Hudson, Philosophy.  A motion was made and passed unanimously to fill one of two Senate vacancies with the second candidate in the run-offs in Area C.  Area C - Massimiliano Tomasi (2-year), Bruce Goebel (1-year).  Area D - Kent Smith (2-years), Cara Jaye (1-year).

Passed unanimously

Exhibit A

4/26/99

Proposed Termination for Cause and Sanctions Policy

·         A motion was made and carried by voice vote with two abstentions to move the quotation in 1.a "Adequate cause for a dismissal…" to the beginning of section 1.a.

·         A motion was made and carried with two abstentions to remove the parenthetical statement in b.1) on page 2, referring to the Faculty Handbook description of faculty duties and obligations.

·         Francis Howard-Snyder made a motion to change "faculty" to "teaching" in b.1) so that it would read: "A serious and persistent neglect of teaching duties or obligations."  The motion failed by a show of hands (9 ayes and 14 nays).  Ken Hoover made a motion to change b.1) to "A serious and persistent neglect of faculty duties" thereby omitting the remainder of the sentence ("or obligations").  The motion was passed by a voice vote, with two abstentions.

·         A motion was made by Ken Hoover and carried by voice vote, to change section b.3) by moving the word "significant" ahead of the word "misrepresentation".

·         A motion was made by Ken Hoover and carried by hand vote (with two abstentions), to remove the parenthetical material in b.3.

·         A motion was made by Ken Hoover to change b.3) b omitting "but not limited to."  The motion failed by a show of hands vote (8 ayes, 11 nays, and 1 abstention).

·         Ken Hoover made a motion to change b.5) by omitting "and academic" so that the phrase would read "with the scientific or scholarly activities of others, "and by moving the statement in b.5) to the end of b.3).

·         Chris Suczek made a motion that carried unanimously to postpone discussion on further changes until the next meeting, when new copies of the policy incorporating today's changes can be distributed to the Senate.

Passed unanimously

Exhibit A

4/26/99

Senate Executive Council for 1999-2000

Senate President - Mark Bussell

President-elect - Jean Melious

Secretary - Hud Hudson

Appointments and Elections - Carmen Werder

Faculty Legislative Representative - Kenneth Hoover

At-Large - Chris Suczek

Past President - Leroy Plumlee

Passed

Exhibit A

5/10/99

Elections and Appointments

The following standing committee appointments were announced and ratified by the Senate:

·         Appointments and Elections Committee - Chris Suczek, Lorraine Brilla

·         Senate representative to the ACC - Allan Sleeman

·         Senate representative to the UPC - Ken Hoover

Passed

Exhibit A

5/10/99

Faculty Senate meeting calendar

A motion was made and passed to approve the proposed Faculty Senate meeting calendar for the Academic Year 1999-2000.  Proper inclusion of holidays was duly noted.

Passed

Exhibit A

5/10/99

Tribute to Harry Jackson

Robert Thorndike proposed a resolution that the Senate honor Harry Jackson and then read the following tribute:

Ř       The faculty is saddened at the recent loss of Harry Jackson.  We recognize his sincere dedication to Western Washington University and to his students.  We, in the Faculty Senate, take special note of his service to this organization and to his leadership while serving as President of the Senate during 1986-87.  We shall miss him.  Our deepest sympathy to his family.

Passed

Exhibit A

5/10/99

Academic Technology Committee

A motion was made and passed to change the ATC to a standing committee of the Faculty Senate.  The ATC was formerly a standing committee of the ACC.  A new charge was also presented for consideration, with additional membership (including library representation).  The motion was brought from the Executive Council after a trial period.  A required second vote is scheduled for the next Senate meeting, and the handbook change will be forwarded to the faculty (by publication in FAST).

Passed

Exhibit A

5/10/99

Faculty Grievance Procedure

A motion was made and passed unanimously to approve the latest version of the Faculty Grievance Procedure.  With Executive council approval, several suggested revisions to the faculty grievance procedure had been presented by President Morse which clarified matters relating to time factors, disclosure, calling of witnesses by the Hearing Panel, the President's right to counsel and further requests for disclosure.  A second vote is scheduled for next weeks meeting.

Passed unanimously

Exhibit A

5/10/99

Honoring President Plumlee

"A Resolution of the Faculty Senate of Western Washington University for the Outstanding Service of E. Leroy Plumlee."

Passed

Exhibit A

5/10/99

 

** ** ** 1996-1997 ** ** **

 

SUBJECT

DESCRIPTION

ACTION

EXHIBIT

DATE

 

Senate Meeting Calendar

Moved to adopt the Faculty Senate calendar off meetings for 1996-97

Passed unanimously

 

9/30/96

 

RIF Policy

Motion from the Executive Council to reconsider the draft RIF Policy tabled at the May 6, 1996 meeting.

 

10/14/96

Exhibit B

11/18/96

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved to accept the Faculty Handbook revisions to Section D., beginning line 12 and editorial corrections to Section G as follows:  The President in consultation with appropriate faculty and other affected groups shall specify units from which faculty positions shall be terminated.  When selecting units from which  positions will be terminated, the President shall take into consideration the Strategic Plan goals of quality, diversity, and community service, and shall make a good faith effort to follow relevant University policies such as the Affirmative Action policy.  The Board will then take appropriate action after consideration of the President’s request.” 

Passed unanimously

 

 

11/18/96

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved to approve the RIF Policy (Exhibit B 10/14/96) as amended.

Passed unanimously

Exhibit B

10/14/96

11/18/96

Consulting and Compensated Outside Professional Activities

Moved to adopt Faculty Handbook changes to Section XII.  Reimbursements, Retainers, Honoraria and Insurance which states:  “The University Policy includes the following guidelines:  1. Outside professional work must be consistent with the University’s mission and must enhance the faculty member’s professional development. 2. Outside professional work must not interfere with a faculty member’s normal official University duties, including those non-classroom responsibilities expected of all faculty members (Faculty Handbook, Section III.C). 3) No additional compensation may be accepted by faculty members for tutoring students in courses they teach, or for performing their official duties.  4. Arranging for outside professional work must be consistent with the state’s Ethics in Public Service Law. 5. To avoid jeopardizing the opportunity for faculty-student exchanges and the quality of teaching, research, and service, full-time faculty must not spend more than the equivalent of one day per week during the academic year in outside work.  Exceptions may be made on the recommendation of the Department Chair, with the approval of the Dean or other comparable unit administrator and the Provost.  Faculty members who hold part-time appointments (.50FTE or more) may be self-employed or may accept additional outside professional employment up to a level corresponding to a full-time position without approvals.  6.  University facilities (equipment, space, computers) may not be used for compensated outside work unless they are unique and unavailable in the private sector.  Faculty members must seek prior approval for use of facilities for a specific project and a limited duration and a fee schedule must be filed with the Vice President for Business Affairs.”

Motion carried

 

11/18/96

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elections Schedule

The Elections Committee proposed the 1997 Spring Elections Schedule

Passed unanimously

 

1/13/97

 

Policies Governing Animals and Human Research

Moved the addition of policies governing procedures for animals and human research to the Faculty Handbook.

Passed unanimously

Exhibits D

1/13/97

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching Following Retirement

Moved to approve a revision in reference to teaching following retirement.   Faculty Handbook, 1996 Edition, page 24:  “After retirement, the faculty member may be re-employed annually on a part-time basis consistent with program needs and with department agreement without loss of rank.”

Passed unanimously

 

1/13/97

Officers of the Faculty Senate

Moved to approve the revision to Article IV of the bylaws establishing the office of President-elect. 

Passed unanimously

 

1/27/97

Ad Hoc Committee to Review Grievance, Sanction, and Dismissal  Procedures

Moved to establish an Ad Hoc Committee to Review Grievance, Sanction, and Dismissal for Cause Procedures.

Passed unanimously

 

1/27/97

Apportionment of Senate Seats for 1997-98

Thirty (30) Faculty Senate position for the 1997-98 were assigned as follows:  6-Natural Sciences, 5-Social Sciences, 6-Humanities, 2-CFPA, 3-CBE, 1-Fairhaven, 1-Huxley, 3-Woodring College, 1-Wilson Library, and 2 at-large.

Passed unanimously

 

2/24/97

 

 

Bylaw 7.6 University Planning Council

The proposed revision to UPC bylaw 7.6  was brought before the Senate for ratification.

Passed unanimously

 

3/10/97

RIF Policy changes

Moved to adopt the RIF Policy (Exhibit D) dated April 14, 1997.

Motion carried

Exhibit D

4/14/97

Faculty Legislative Representative

Moved to add the Faculty Legislative Representative elected by the Senate Legislative Committee as a voting member on the Executive Council.

Passed unanimously

 

4/14/97

General Merit

Moved to support the following principles set forth by the Salary and Welfare Committee regarding General Merit, that: “General Merit Review be made mandatory across campus.  The review period be changed to five years with flexibility in determining the period at the department and college level.  Unlink award of specific steps to successful review.  Step movement in the five year period is limited to that funded.” 

Passed unanimously

 

4/28/97

 

 

 

 

 

 

Library Committee charge BL7.9

Moved to change BL7.9 to add (3) three new members from the other colleges and increase the representation by one (1) in the College of Arts and Sciences so that there is one representative each from Natural and Physical Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

Passed unanimously

 

5/27/97

 

Moved to extend the term from two to three years and that the terms be arranged so that no more than one third of the members would be elected each year.

Passed unanimously

 

5/27/97

UPC BL7.6

Moved to approve an insertion to Item 3 of UPC BL7.6 as follows:  “Recommendation of priorities to be used in preparing the University’s biennial operating and capital budget request, and in the allocation of  appropriated resources.  After being approved by the President, the Provost, and the Faculty Senate, the UPC’s recommended priorities are transmitted to the colleges and to the University’s non-academic units for their use in preparing their own budget requests.”

Passed unanimously

 

5/27/97

 

Moved the addition of an exempt professional position to the membership of the University Planing Council.

Passed unanimously

 

5/27/97

Professional Performance /Development Review

Evaluation of Tenured Faculty members pg. 6, FH 1996 edition and pg. 13 General Merit

Postponed until Fall Qtr 1997 for re-draft

Exhibit C

5/27/97

 

Resolution

Moved to adopt a resolution of appreciation to George T. Cvetkovich, for his service as Faculty Senate President from 5/20/96 to 6/23/97.

Passed unanimously

No. 97-01

5/27/97

                                                                                                                               

** ** **  1995-1996  ** ** **

SUBJECT

DESCRIPTION

ACTION

EXHIBIT

DATE

 

Resolution

Resolved to officially recognize and thank Provost Larry De Lorme for his instrumental leadership over the past one-half decade in coordinating the statewide Library Information System.

 

Passed unanimously

Exhibit A

5/30/95

Calendar of meetings

1995-96 academic year Faculty Senate meetings schedule.

Motion carried

Exhibit B

10/2/95

 

Copyright/royalty charges

Moved that an interim report be presented to the Senate by Ron Bailey concerning his analysis of fees related to copyright/royalty charges and campus bookstore charges for assembled students manuals.

 

Motion carried

Exhibit A

11/27/95

Appendix M (Opportunity Appointment Policy)

Amendment: “Departmental faculty will be given the opportunity to make a recommendation regarding the appointment.”

Motion carried

Exhibit A

11/27/96

 

Amendment: “The college-level tenure and promotion committee will make a recommendation regarding appointments involving the granting of tenure or an increase in rank over the person’s previous appointment.”

Motion carried

Exhibit A

11/27/96

 

Amendment: “Departments will be informed of the effect of the appointment on future position allocations.”

Motion carried

Exhibit A

11/27/96

 

Moved to table this item until the next regular meeting of the Faculty Senate.

 

Motion carried

Exhibit A

11/27/96

FDETC Membership

Revision to membership of the FDETC proposed as follows:  The FDETC shall have seven members, two from the College of Arts and Sciences, with no more than one from the Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences, four from the other colleges and Wilson Library, with no more than one from one college or the Library and the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs or designee.

 

Passed unanimously

Exhibit C

 

11/27/96

 

Elections Schedule

The Elections Committee proposed the 1996 Spring Elections Schedule

Passed unanimously

Exhibit B

 

1/16/96

 

Appendix M (Opportunity Appointment Policy

Moved to remove the Opportunity Appointment Policy from the table and reconsider the policy as amended. **The policy was approved by majority vote and was reviewed by the Board of Trustees on February 8.

 

 

Motion carried

Exhibit C

1/16/96

 

Students Rights and Responsibilities Code

The Senate endorsed by majority vote changes to the “Freedom of Expression” section of the Student Rights and Responsibilities Code II., specifically,  the “Interference with Freedom of Expression” section of the code.

 

Passed unanimously

Exhibit D

 

1/16/96

ad hoc Committee AA/EEO

Established an ad hoc Committee to review the draft of the Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policies and Procedures.

 

Motion carried

Exhibit E

1/16/96

Resolution

Resolved to officially extend its sympathy to the family and to recognize the teaching, service, scholarship and creative endeavors of Mary McIntyre Gorrell.

 

Passed unanimously

#96-01

1/16/96

Apportionment for Senate Seats for  1996-97

The thirty (30) Faculty Senate positions for the 1996 election were assigned as follows: 6-Natural Sciences, 5-Social Sciences, 6-Humanities, 3-Fine and Performing Arts, 3-Business and Economics, 1-Fairhaven College, 1-Huxley College, 2-Woodring College, 1-Wilson Library, 2-At large.

 

Passed unanimously

Exhibit B

2/12/96

 

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employment Policies and Procedures

At the charge of the Senate, a special committee was formed January 17 to review and make recommendations concerning the proposed document, AA/EEO Policies and Procedures.   As a result, the Committee identified several specific areas for modification and subsequently approved the revisions. 

 

Passed unanimously

Exhibit B

 

3/11/96

AA/EEO Policy

Editorial changes were submitted to clarify the intent of the language:  “d) The investigation will be conducted by the Center for Equal Opportunity.  Each party to the complaint may request that the CEO be assisted in the investigation by one member of the party’s constituent group.   Persons appointed to assist in an investigation may participate in the following manner....The CEO Director/designee alone will conduct all personal interviews.”

 

Motion carried

Exhibit B

4/8/96

RIF policy

Executive Council moved to approve the Reduction in Force (RIF) policy draft. Council also recommended an addendum in Section D, The President, in consultation with the Faculty Senate, the UPC, and the ACC, and consistent with the Faculty Handbook,  University’s Strategic Plan and the University’s  Affirmative Action Program shall specify...

 

Motion tabled

Exhibit B

5/6/96

 

Motion “ to direct the Senate Executive to investigate these areas and try and bring back to the Senate a document with wording that does not erode the Affirmative Action Policy or leave us in a legally indefensible position.”

 

Motion carried

 

5/6/96