of the Campus Faculty Meeting
David Gay, Chair
I. Call to Order - David Gay, Campus Faculty Chair
David Gay called the meeting to order at 3:30.
II. Approval of the Agenda
Without objection, the agenda was approved.
III. Minutes of the Spring 2010Meeting
Without objection, the minutes of the Spring 2010 meeting were approved.
The Provost commented on the following:
- Dean searches ongoing:
- Fulbright College - 40+ applicants. Now preparing to invite select candidates to campus for interviews in the Spring;
- Law School - Still accepting applications through January;
- Graduate School - Gearing up to begin search for the Dean of Graduate School and International Education;
- Continuing Education - Still reviewing the program and its needs.
- Dean Bob McMath's five year review is complete. He has been offered a new five year contract; he has accepted;
- The Faculty Senate is currently addressing some major issues - Academic Integrity, Course Evaluations, Promotion and Tenure external reviews;
- The Provost is also examining guidelines for Clinical Faculty on campus;
- Graduation rate is down by 1% compared to last year. Always trying to find ways to help increase our graduation rate;
- 15 faculty line positions added this year; looked at multiple resources of information to determine to which departments these lines were assigned;
- 25,000 is the maximum number of students that will be accepted in the future. It is projected that we will have 4,400 new Freshmen this fall. Providing funding to open sections as needed to accommodate this large increase;
- Starting centralized classroom scheduling beginning Fall 2011.
The Chair of Faculty Senate commented on the following:
The Chair of the Campus Faculty commented on the following:
- Participated in Chancellor's retreat this year; a great experience with much learned;
- As Faculty Senate Chair, very proactive, working to get more faculty involved; also willing to be the voice of faculty and to reflect their views, needs and so on;
- Much good working taking place on behalf of the Academic Integrity Committee, Course Evaluation Committee;
- Several concerns voiced in Faculty Forums offered twice during the fall semester:
- Money - Salaries, TA's, single parent students, start-up packages and travel;
- Space - Classrooms, labs, offices, conference rooms;
- Communication - Evaluations of Chairs, Faculty, Deans; how information flows from one level the next, closed vs. open doors;
- Retention - Faculty know students, not necessarily adjuncts, thus could be a part of the retention process?
- Growth - Growth and retention are at odds; doing more with less.
- Guidelines for Clinical Faculty;
- Get major professors involved in their majors' courses sooner and not in the later years of study;
- Tuition Increase;
- Attendance Policy;
- Better prepared TA's and GA's;
- Large classes need help of more GA's;
- Post Tenure Review;
- Merit Raise to high performers;
- Incentive Grants;
- Joint ventures with different departments and colleges.
- Important issues with regards Academic Integrity, Promotion and Tenure and Course Evaluation to be discussed at Faculty Senate this week;
- Six new members inducted into the Teaching Academy: Dub Ashton, Ed Clausen, Andrew McKenzie, Carol Reeves, Gay Stewart and Dan Sutherland all multidimensional faculty with excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.
- She also gave a summary presentation of a recent report given to the Chancellor's Advisory Committee
V. Old Business
VI. New Business
The meeting adjourned at 4:35 pm