Senate Meeting Abstracts combined
2001-2002



ABSTRACT of Faculty Senate Meeting June 3, 2002

§         John Purdy, 2002-2003 Senate President, called the first meeting of the new Senate  to order at 4:04 pm and took roll call. Senators approved the minutes of May 20, 2002, and approved Standing Committee minutes for first and second readings, which included approving Appendices D and F to the Bulletin (Policy on Academic Dishonesty). 

§         University President Karen Morse reported on meetings with Microsoft representatives who have contributed to Western.

§         Morse reported that she forwarded Provost Bodman’s May 31 Report and Recommendations on Restructuring to the faculty.  Morse extended an invitation to faculty to meet with her over the course of the summer to discuss further implications of the proposal, which recommends retaining the College of Fine and Performing Arts, and creating two colleges, a College of Sciences and Technology, and a College of Humanities and Social Sciences. 

§         Senators agreed that no formal vote should be taken in the summer, and that discussion ought to continue until the December meeting.  Purdy recommended that Senators immediately contact constituents to begin discussions.  Senators asked for more elaborate elucidation of problems and how the new structure would address these problems. 

§         Constituent Concerns include the need to expand faculty awareness of off-campus programs; and a question as to who makes decisions about the space allocations to students in Red Square.

§         TJ Olney reminded Senators that extensive meetings are scheduled in the coming week to prepare faculty for improvements in classroom technology.

§         Senators conducted a second vote and adopted Bylaw 7.7. The Ombudsman as an insert to the draft of the Faculty Grievance Procedure.

§         Senators reviewed semi-annual reports from Chairs of Senate Standing committees, and discussed the University Planning Council Report and Recommendations on the Status of Limited Term Faculty.

The meeting adjourned at 5: 54 pm.

APPOINTMENTS AND ELECTIONS

Senators elected James Loucky as 2003-2004 President-elect and Parliamentarian.

Senators then elected the following members to Senate Standing Committees:

Academic Coordinating Commission --  Tjalling Ypma, Mathematics;

Robert Thorndike, Psychology- At Large position (replacing Area D candidate);

Hazel Cameron, Library.

University Planning Council – Tom Read, Mathematics, 3-yr term

Faculty Grievance Committee ­­– Laura Laffrado, English, 3-yr term; James Inverarity, Sociology, 3-yr term; Karen Rice, Library, 2-yr term.


ABSTRACT of Faculty Senate Meeting May 20, 2002

§         Kathleen Kennedy, President pro tem, called the new 2002-2003 Faculty Senate to order at 4:04 pm following Orientation for new Senators.  Senators approved the minutes of May 6, 2002, as well as Standing Committee minutes.

§         University President Karen Morse plans to report to the Senate following a Council of Presidents meeting to be held in Seattle on Friday. 

§         Provost Bodman announced that Ronald Riggins has been appointed as the new Dean of Fairhaven College, and has enormous support from the College.

§         Senators heard Kennedy report on Academic Coordinating Commission and University Planning Council motions in response to the Provost’s Plan on Restructuring.  Both committees voted to retain the College of Fine and Performing Arts, not to dissolve College of Arts and Sciences and included recommendations encouraging further debate around proposals to separate the sciences.

§         President-elect John Purdy moved on behalf of the Senate to thank Kennedy for her work as President, and expressed appreciation to Chris Suczek and Vicki Hamblin who have completed their term on the Executive Council.  Tom Read was elected Secretary to the Senate, Kevin Leonard as Appointments and Elections Chair, and Victor Nolet as representative at-large. 

§         Senators passed revisions to the revised Faculty Grievance Procedures.

§         Kennedy encouraged Senators to attend the President’s Dinner for new and continuing Senators, Chairs of Standing Committees, and guests which will be held on May 29th in SMATE at 6 p.m.

The meeting adjourned at 4:55 pm.

 

Appointments & Elections Committee. Vicki Hamblin, Chair, conducted an election in which Senators appointed the following Faculty to Senate Standing Committees:

Academic Coordinating Commission --  2 Senators appointed:  Thomas Downing, Philosophy.  James Hearne, Computer Science.  Area faculty to be appointed June 3rd.

University Planning Council –John Richardson,  Sociology, 3-year term; 1 Senator appointed:  Gary Namie, Psychology

Academic Technology Committee -  reappointed:  Victor Nolet, Woodring; TJ Olney, CBE; Max Knittel, Bargaining Unit C

Faculty Grievance Committee – Lorraine Kasprisin, Ed Foundations, 3-year term

Senate Library Committee – Senator appointed:  Jim Hearne, Computer Science


ABSTRACT of Faculty Senate Meeting May 6, 2002

§         Kathleen Kennedy, Senate President, called the Faculty Senate to order at 4:01 pm. Senators approved the minutes of April 30, 2002, as well as Standing Committee minutes.

§         University President Karen Morse thanked Senators for input in effecting change in the policy on faculty review which will now take place once within a five-year period.

§         Morse asked Senators to contact Stephanie Bowers with ideas for funding proposals in the sciences, humanities and the arts.  Morse reported Western is being considered for a Sloan Foundation grant.

§         Provost Bodman expressed the shared commitment of the administration to the ideas expressed in a Senate resolution supporting academic freedom.

§         Senators voted for a second time, and passed the following items:  a revised Appendix G with an explanation that changes meet federal guidelines; a revised charge to the Senate Legislative Committee; and changes to Bylaw 7 and 12.

§         Kathleen Kennedy thanked Senators whose terms are ending for their work over the past year, encouraged them to attend the May 20th seating of the new Senate, and urged Senators to become proactive on issues.

§         Kennedy highlighted points of her prepared response to the proposal on restructuring.  Senators moved to conduct an immediate vote of the faculty on the restructuring proposal at the request of the Faculty Affairs Council.

§         Senators passed the 2003-2004 Contingency Plan, and continued discussion of revisions to the Faculty Grievance procedure.

The meeting adjourned at 5:55 pm.

 

Appointments & Elections Committee. Vicki Hamblin, Chair, announced vacancies on the following committees:  Senate Standing Committee on Grievance and Sanctions, University Planning Council and the Senate Legislative Committee


ABSTRACT of Faculty Senate Meeting April 22, 2002

§         Kathleen Kennedy, Senate President, called the Faculty Senate to order at 4:05 pm. Senators approved the minutes of April 8, 2002, as well as minutes of standing committees.

§         Senators took the following actions:

Ø      Passed a revised charge to the Senate Legislative Committee.

Ø      Heard that a faculty online vote on Article IV revisions passed

Ø      Conducted a second vote and passed changes to Bylaw 12

Ø      Conducted a first vote and passed changes to Bylaw 7

Ø      Passed revisions to Appendix G explaining that changes meet federal guidelines.

§         Senators discussed the college restructuring proposal.  The Senate moved to endorse a letter signed by the faculty from the College of Fine and Performing Arts and expressed support of the concerns stated therein.  President Karen Morse and Provost Bodman assured Senators they will make every effort to discuss postponement past the June report date with the Board of Trustees in order to ensure that faculty are completely informed on restructuring implications.

The meeting adjourned at 6:05 pm.

 

Appointments & Elections Committee. Vicki Hamblin, Chair, announced vacancies on the following committees:  Senate Standing Committee on Grievance and Sanctions, University Planning Council and the Senate Legislative Committee

 

Revisions to Faculty Handbook (pages 65, 66, and 71) deletions struck, new material underlined

Bylaw 7.1 Appointments and Elections Committee Officer.  In addition to its chair, who sits on The Appointments and Elections Officer sits on the Faculty Senate Executive Council. The Appointments and Elections Committee consists of two voting Faculty Senate members, who are appointed by the Senate at the first meeting after the Faculty Senate elections; they serve S/he serves a one–year renewable term and reports to the Executive Council.  The Appointments and Elections Committee Officer recruits (unchanged)… The Appointments and Elections Committee Officer may make (unchanged)

 

BL 7.1.3:  The President pro tem … Secretary, Chair of the Appointments and Elections Committee Officer, and one member ….

 

BL 7.1.4:  The Appointments and Elections Committee Officer shall review …. When it is determined to be necessary, the Appointments and Elections Committee Officer shall recommend to (unchanged)….

 

BL 12.3: Ineligibility. Candidates … by the Elections and Appointments Committee Officer, and unless proof of (unchanged).


ABSTRACT of Faculty Senate Meeting April 8, 2002

§         Kathleen Kennedy, Senate President, called the Faculty Senate to order at 4:01 pm. Senators approved the minutes of March 11, 2002, standing committee minutes, and the 2002-03 meeting calendar.

§         University President Karen Morse announced that she will bring the Budget Advisory Committee recommendations for a 14% undergraduate tuition increase to the Board of Trustees.  This increase, offsetting a 5% budget cut, falls below that proposed by other state-wide institutions.

§         Provost Bodman announced that public hearings will be held on his plan to create a College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities by merging the College of Fine and Performing Arts with social sciences and humanities; and to create a separate College of Sciences comprised of science and technology. 

§         Bodman congratulated Dr. Stephanie Saltzman, University of Idaho, who has accepted the position of Dean of Woodring College.

§         Senators reviewed proposed revisions to the Policy and Procedures for Misconduct in Research and Scholarship, Appendix G and voted on language changes to the revised Faculty Grievance procedure.

The meeting adjourned at 6:07 pm.

 

Appointments & Elections Committee, Vicki Hamblin, Chair:

Faculty Vacancies on Senate Standing committees

Committee on Grievance and Sanctions: (Currently no representatives from D, G, I) tenured faculty: three 3-yr terms,  one 2-yr term,  one 1-yr term

Academic Coordinating Commission: one from Area D,  2 Senators.

University Planning Council:  three 3-yr terms, 1 Senator, 1 ACC rep

Senate Legislative Committee:  two 3-yr terms, one not from Area B,

 

Revisions to Faculty Handbook, page 21.

Senators passed changes (underlined) to the Faculty Handbook election bylaws: 

BL 12.5.4:  Seats on the Faculty Senate … Such appointments will be in effect for one year two years, and seats so filled revert to Area Representation in the elections of the following year at the end of that term.

BL 12.1:  Procedures.  The time, place, and manner … nominations for Faculty Senate positions shall be at such a time that a list of nominees for Faculty Senate positions is published at least 15 10 days prior to the election.

BL 12.4.4:

Area elections are at the same time and in the same manner as elections for University-wide At-large Faculty Senate positions.


ABSTRACT of Faculty Senate Meeting March 11, 2002

§         Kathleen Kennedy, Senate President, called the Faculty Senate to order at 4:01 pm. Senators approved the minutes of February 25, 2002 as well as standing committee minutes.  Members approved language on transfer agreements for four-year baccalaureate institutions.  Senators discussed General Education requirements.

§         University President Karen Morse and Jack Cooley, Executive Director University Planning and Analysis, presented a comparison of the 2002-03 Supplemental Budget as proposed by the Governor, the Senate and the House and reported the final budget is still in committee. 

§         Provost Bodman reported two additional finalists will be on campus in the Woodring dean search and that there are several semi-finalists in the Fairhaven dean search.  Bodman announced he will bring a college restructuring proposal forward to the appropriate committees in Spring quarter, and will bring the process to the Senate for approval.

§         Senators approved minor wording changes to the draft of the revised faculty grievance procedure. 

The meeting adjourned at 5:47 pm.

 

Appointments & Elections Committee (Vicki Hamblin, Chair):

Positions available for 2002-2003:  A-Natural Sciences-five;  B-Social Sciences-three; C-Humanities-four; D-Fine & Performing Arts-two; G-Huxley-one; H-Woodring-two; Wilson Library-one.

Faculty are also encouraged to serve on the Senate’s Standing Committees which are appointed following the Senate elections. Vacancies this year are:  Appointments and Elections Committee:  three1 yr terms; Academic Coordinating Commission:  five 2-yr terms; at least three from A,D, and I, two Senators; University Planning Council:  three 3-yr terms;  one Senator, one ACC rep; Senate Standing Committee on Grievance and Sanctions:  nine faculty (tenured); five  3-yr terms; two 2-yr terms; two 1-yr terms; 

Senate Legislative Committee:  two 3 yr terms; Senate Library Committee: one Senator;  Academic Technology Committee:  six 2-yr terms, one Senator.


ABSTRACT of Faculty Senate Meeting February 25, 2002

§         Kathleen Kennedy, Senate President, called the Faculty Senate to order at 4:05 pm. Senators approved the minutes of February 11, 2002 as well as standing committee minutes.  Members reviewed language on transfer agreements for four-year baccalaureate institutions. 

§         University President Karen Morse and Bob Edie, Vice President for External Affairs, reported the budget may take a sharper cut than 5%.  Morse is taking a strong position with the legislature not to increase enrollments, with faculty salaries remaining the highest priority, and she is requesting flexibility in tuition increases.

§         Provost Bodman announced there are five finalists scheduled in the Woodring search, and documentation can be read in the Senate office.

§         Senators moved to endorse recommendations from the University Planning Council on reorganization.  Senators noted that the recommendations gave direction to any further proposals that may arise, and expressed appreciation to members of the Council for their huge effort in conducting the survey.

§         Senators reviewed a draft of the revised faculty grievance procedure and moved to approve minor wording changes. 

The meeting adjourned at 5:57 p.m.

Appointments and Elections

Vicki Hamblin, Chair, urged Senators and constituents to fill Area positions in the upcoming Senate elections so they do not revert to University-wide positions. 


ABSTRACT of Faculty Senate Meeting February 11, 2002

§         Kathleen Kennedy, Senate President, called the Faculty Senate to order at 4:03 pm. Senators approved the minutes of January 30, 2002 as well as standing committee minutes.  Senators passed a motion to extend the time for review of that part of the ACC minutes of January 8, 2002 which includes the general education discussion. 

§         University President Karen Morse and Bob Edie, Vice President for External Affairs, presented information on the economic stimulus package and described the advantages to WWU and Whatcom County of capital expenditures.  They emphasized the need to examine long-term economic solutions and reported that their position on local tuition control is consistent with that of the Board of Trustees.

§         Senators recommended that a check on prerequisites be built into the advising program after a presentation by Joe St. Hilaire, Registrar.  Senators learned that faculty have full authority to drop a student who has not met the prerequisites for a course. 

§         Senators approved the apportionment schedule for Faculty Senate elections after passing a motion that requested the Appointments and Elections committee work to ensure that exactly 15 faculty are elected each year. 

§         Senators reviewed a draft of the revised faculty grievance procedure prior to finalizing language changes.

The meeting adjourned at 5:55 p.m.


ABSTRACT of Faculty Senate Meeting January 28, 2002

§         Kathleen Kennedy, Senate President, called the Faculty Senate to order at 4:03 pm. Senators approved the minutes of January 14, 2002 as well as standing committee minutes.

§         Provost Bodman reported the Board of Trustees would allow a one-time-only local control over tuition proposal to offset a $3 million legislative appropriations cut. Senators will continue to discuss implications regarding new positions and faculty raises.

§         President Kennedy reminded Senators alumni scholarship nominations are due March 1st.

§         Constituent concerns were raised that departments were losing graduate teaching assistants because of insufficient tuition waivers.

§         Also raised by Senators: 1) a request for a clearer statement on campus policy towards student responsibility for missed classes due to inclement weather; 2) a review of the ATC charge as a “consulting body”, as well as options available with the active directory service; 3) a review of ACC motions on the role of the GER committee.

§         Senators heard semi-annual reports from Chairs of Senate Standing committees.

§         Senators agreed that they could neither support nor oppose HB2403/SB6440 (enabling legislation for collective bargaining) in its present form.  The Senate passed a motion not to take an additional stand on the bill.   Senators moved to support a second bill that removes supplementation for faculty hired after July 1, 2002.

Appointments and Elections

Academic Technology Committee:  Elsi Vassdal-Ellis, Art, replacing Madge Gleeson, winter quarter.  Victor Nolet, Woodring, replacing Tim Keiper.


ABSTRACT of Faculty Senate Meeting January 14, 2002

§         John Purdy, Senate President-elect, called the Faculty Senate to order at 4:03 pm.  Senate President Kathleen Kennedy, University President Karen Morse and Provost Andrew Bodman were attending meetings in Olympia.

§         Senators approved the minutes of December 3, 2001 as well as standing committee minutes.

§         Senators will invite Vice Provost Boles to discuss the role of the Academic Technology Committee in computer policymaking decisions.

§         A second vote on a motion published in FAST was passed unanimously to replace language in BL7.6 of the Faculty Handbook defining membership of the Grievance Committee.

§         Senators raised concerns regarding changes to parking regulations and the effect on the community.  Senators requested the draft policy be made available prior to a January 24 hearing.  Senators also inquired into the history of faculty representation in parking policy decisions.

§         Senators will invite Joe St. Hilaire, Registrar, to visit the Senate to review recommendations on the computing system for enforcing prerequisites.

§         Senators passed a motion that the Academic Coordinating Commission be instructed to take whatever steps are necessary to fill the vacancies on the GER committee to activate the committee with all deliberate speed.

§         Senators viewed a summary of responses from the survey of the faculty (on a bill enabling collective bargaining) provided by Jeff Newcomer, legislative liaison.  Faculty who responded support the maintenance of shared governance and the preservation of the faculty handbook; they do not support a bill that would allow tenure and/or promotion decisions to fall under bargaining negotiations, or that would exclude department chairs as faculty.  Senators concluded that W.W.U. faculty support of enabling legislation is contingent upon assurances that these issues will be covered in the legislation. As soon as the latest draft of the bill is available, it will be distributed to the Senate for responses.

§         The meeting adjourned at 6:01 p.m.

 

Appointments and Elections

Senators unanimously approved the 2002 Election Calendar

Academic Coordinating Commission:  Jeanne Armstrong, Library, replacing Jeff Purdue, Winter quarter.


ABSTRACT of Faculty Senate Meeting December 3, 2001

§         Kathleen Kennedy, Faculty Senate President, called the Senate to order at 4:03 pm.  Senators approved the minutes of November 19, 2001 as well as standing committee minutes. 

§         President Morse reported continued funding of University building projects.

§         Morse reported on a draft bill from the University of Washington proposed in response to a bill from AFT on enabling legislation and suggested that the bill will not be opposed by administrators of the University of Washington nor will they necessarily advocate for it.

§         Kennedy requested Senate opinion on the idea of establishing a more consistent means of discussing issues between faculty and athletic groups. 

§         Kennedy reported taking a poll of the deans to get a sense of the use of student evaluations as a norm in tenure and promotion processes.

§         Constituents asked if faculty grants are still proceeding through faculty committees.  A Senator also reported that a joint submission for a summer research grant was refused, and asked for clarification of related policy, especially where two faculty are willing to share the funding.

§         A motion from the Executive Council was passed unanimously to replace language in BL7.6 of the Faculty Handbook defining membership of the Grievance Committee.

§         Following discussion of the grievance procedure, Senators recommended the Executive Council prepare a final draft for discussion with a select committee of the Board of Trustees.  Senators will email proposed language changes to Kathleen Kennedy.

§         The meeting adjourned at 5:15 p.m.

 

Faculty Vacancies

Senate Library Committee:  1 Senator, 1-yr term.

By-law Change

At its meeting of December 3, 2001, the Faculty Senate moved to replace BL7.6 of the 2001-2003 Faculty Handbook (p. 68) with the following:

BL7.6.  Faculty Standing Committee on Grievance and Sanctions

The Standing Committee shall consist of fifteen tenured faculty members.  Members of the Standing Committee shall be elected by the Faculty Senate to serve for staggered terms of three years, with five members of the Committee being elected in each year.  The Faculty Senate shall elect members in a manner approximately proportional to the distribution of faculty among the major academic units of the University. The Committee shall have a chair and a vice chair elected from and by the members of the committee.  The chair shall be selected from Committee members in the third year of their terms. The vice chair shall be selected from Committee members in the second year of their terms.  Normally, the vice chair will succeed the chair.  The members of the Standing Committee on Grievance and Sanctions will receive training relevant to their responsibilities.  Committee members shall adhere to the appropriate procedure stated in the Faculty Handbook.  See Section I, part IX, Faculty Files, of this handbook for the policy on confidentiality.


ABSTRACT of Faculty Senate Meeting November 19, 2001

§         Kathleen Kennedy, Faculty Senate President, called the Senate to order at 4:00 pm.  Senators approved the minutes of October 29, 2001, as well as standing committee minutes. 

§         President Morse announced the economic forecast will be coming out this week and predicts we will get the new building.  Morse thanked Jeff Newcomer and the Council of Faculty Representatives which met on campus November 16th.

§         Provost Bodman reported he has suspended the search for vice provost for academic affairs, adding that department searches will be contingent on legislative budget approval.

§         Bodman reported that the General Education task force reports will proceed through ACC; that topics under discussion are of importance in general education review efforts, and that there are acknowledged problems of student access to the GURs.

§         Kennedy will meet with the faculty rep to the athletic department to review the relationship of block scheduling to student athlete absenteeism.

§         Constituent concerns were raised about 1) faculty proprietorship of student evaluations in tenure and promotion files; 2) cost effectiveness of closing Miller Hall copy center; 3) the negative precedent set by faculty who schedule meetings on the Veterans’ Day holiday; 4) the need to protect faculty governance processes in general education reform.

§         Senators charged the UPC with a review of the status of limited-term and parttime faculty.

§         The Senate moved to prepare a survey asking faculty to review specific clauses they might or might not want included in a bill on enabling legislation for collective bargaining.

§         Kennedy presented a summary of proposed changes to the faculty grievance policy and Senators agreed to a major discussion on the topic at the next meeting.

§         The meeting adjourned at 5:43 p.m.

 

Appointments & Elections

Vicki Hamblin, Chair, conducted a Senate vote to approve faculty to the following committees:

To Student Academic Grievance Board:  Bruce Wonder, Management; Bob Keiper, Woodring (3-year terms).  Additional faculty are also available for increasing the pool.

Faculty Vacancies

Senate Library Committee:  1 Senator, 1-yr term.


ABSTRACT of Faculty Senate Meeting October 29, 2001

§         Kathleen Kennedy, Faculty Senate President, called the Senate to order at 4:01 pm.  Senators approved the minutes of October 15, 2001, as well as standing committee minutes.  Buff Schoenfeld sat in on behalf of President Morse and Provost Bodman who were unable to attend.

§         Kennedy announced:  1) the capacity of faculty directories has been doubled. Constituents with additional needs will be assisted by ATUS.  2) The UPC faculty and staff survey on campus structure will be available online November 1st; (the URL will be emailed).

§         Senators amended the agenda to include a discussion of General Education reform.  Kennedy will meet with Kris Bulcroft 10/20/01 to relay concerns.  Faculty proposed a draft  letter to the task force participants which would outline the roles of the Senate and the ACC.  Senators hope to ensure support for faculty time and effort and to guarantee that committee suggestions are processed through the structures of faculty governance.

§         Kay Hovde, Alumni Association Board of Directors, encouraged Senators and their constituents to nominate candidates for the Distinguished Alumni award.

§         Constituent concerns included:  a need to review expenditures for football events in light of possible budgetary cutbacks and faculty recruitment needs; concern about online book order forms and an alert to departments to review bookstore orders.

§         Senators discussed the current partner accommodation policy in light of retention issues, and agreed to revisit the topic at the next meeting.

The meeting adjourned at 6:03 p.m.

 

Appointments & Elections

Vicki Hamblin, Chair, conducted a Senate vote to approve faculty to the following committees:

To Academic Technology Committee:  Philip Nelson, Computer Science

Senator Kyle Crowder, Sociology, has agreed to serve on the Student Technology Fee committee

Faculty Vacancies

Parking Appeals Board: 1 faculty, 1-yr term.  Candidates please contact Vicki Hamblin at x4859, or the Faculty Senate Office, x6808.


ABSTRACT of Faculty Senate Meeting October 15, 2001

§         Kathleen Kennedy, Faculty Senate President, called the Senate to order at 4:01 pm.  Senators approved the minutes of October 1, 2001, as well as standing committee minutes.

§         University President Karen Morse thanked Rob Stoops for assisting a student apply as a Rhodes scholar, and encouraged faculty to identify more students who might be eligible.  Guests of the Senate included Bob Edie, Vice President for External Affairs, Emily Gibson, Director of Medical Services, and Kunle Ojikutu, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs who responded to questions regarding procedures during health crises.  Morse suggested faculty create backups of important teaching and research materials in the event of an earthquake crisis.

§         Senators passed a revision to Article X.B of the Faculty Handbook, and learned from Kennedy that handbook language requiring retirement at age 70 is unenforceable.

§         Constituent concerns included:  a request for a more efficient server for faculty emails that would enable executable files and ability to send access databases; request for assistance from International programs on advising students in a more timely manner; better communication with the physical plant to ensure faculty office moves, including file cabinets, desks, and shelves are completed. 

§         Senators tabled a motion regarding spousal accommodation, and Jeff Newcomer summarized a draft proposal on enabling legislation.  

The meeting adjourned at 5:47 p.m.

 

Appointments & Elections

Vicki Hamblin, Chair, conducted a Senate vote to approve faculty to the following committees:

To Faculty Senate:  MaryAnn Reynolds, Acctg (Fall Qtr to replace Sara Weir)

To Academic Technology Committee:  Peter Diehl, History; Robin Mathews, Huxley.

Faculty Vacancies

Student Technology Fee Committee:  1 vacancy , (1 yr term, meets 2-3 times a year).

Parking Appeals Board: 1 faculty, 1-yr term.  Candidates please contact Vicki Hamblin at x4859, or the Faculty Senate Office, x6808.


ABSTRACT of Faculty Senate Meeting October 1, 2001

§         Kathleen Kennedy, Faculty Senate President, called the Senate to order at 4:03 pm.  Senators approved the minutes of June 4, 2001, as well as standing committee minutes.

§         University President Karen Morse reported ongoing conferences with the Office of Financial Management (OFM) and noted that projects that have been started will continue.

§         Provost Bodman will bring items for Senate review including the new federal guidelines on misconduct in research.

§         Kennedy itemized future agenda items including spousal accommodation policy, and reported the UPC will do a survey on campus reorganization.

§         Constituent concerns included a request to discuss the early tenure and promotion process, and a recommendation to broaden course offerings to reflect current international developments.

§         Senators passed a motion revising Faculty Handbook language on the Salary Calendar (published in today’s FAST).

 The meeting adjourned at 4:50 p.m. 

Appointments & Elections

Vicki Hamblin, Chair, conducted a Senate vote of approval for the following:

To Academic Technology Committee:  Tim Keiper, EDCI, 2-year term

Faculty Vacancies

Faculty Senate:  Fall quarter only -- replacement for Sara Weir

Student Academic Grievance Board: at least three names (preferably outside of CAS) to be submitted for two vacancies.   Candidates please contact Vicki Hamblin at x4859, or the Faculty Senate Office, x6808.

 FOR FAST PUBLICATION

 Faculty Handbook revision (P. 14):   New language is in italics and is underlined.

Article X.B.  Salary Calendar

The contract period for the academic year begins September 16 and ends June 15.  Workshop and Continuing Education classes, externally funded research projects, and the Summer Session, which are not funded from State appropriations, are not considered part of the faculty member's regular assignment.  A faculty member may earn additional compensation for these activities.  In the case of externally funded research projects, the additional compensation shall not exceed the amount specifically approved by the sponsor, and shall be subject to all other limitations imposed by the sponsor.  Additional compensation during the academic year that is paid from Federal funds is subject to the limitations of the Office of Management and Budget Circulars.

 

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