--Approved --Minutes of the May 7, 2003 Faculty Senate Meeting

 

Present:

Officers:

Brewer, Jensen, Rogers

   

Senators (Elected):

Rom, Wardlow, Warnock, Allison, Amason, Freund, Hanlin, Dale Johnson, Kral, Lieber, Ryan, Schroeder, Phillip Taylor, Wilson, Denny, Murphy, Park, Riggs, Dennis, Hall, Martin, Killenbeck, Salisbury, Brady, Miller, Curington, Schmitt, Macrae

   

Senators (Admin.):

Smith, Schmitt, Geren

 

Absent:

Officers:

Jones

   

Senators (Elected):

Wall, Rosenkrans, Rupe, Wailes, Chappell, Riha, Striffler, Magalene Taylor, Lee, Nutter, Etges, Fort, Gay, Holyfield, King, Watkins, Springer

   

Senators (Admin.):

White, Weidemann, Shannon, Bobbitt, Williams, Dutton, Greenwood, Atkinson, Allen

 

I.

Dennis Brewer called the meeting to order at 3:34 PM.

     
 

II.

Approval of Agenda.

Without objection the agenda was approved.

 

III.

Approval of Minutes

Without objection the minutes of April 16, 2003 were approved.

http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2002to2003/fsminutes41603.html

 

IV.

Reports

   

A.

Provost Report — Provost Bob Smith discussed recent appointment of Don Bobbitt as the Dean of Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and Ashok Saxena, Dean Designate, College of Engineering, effective July 21. Dr. Saxena is moving from Georgia Tech and is being awarded a graduate research chair with his appointment. The honors college dean’s search will employ a search firm. Bob Brinkmeyer from English will chair the search. The honors dean’s chair will include a $3 million endowment.

With respect to other chair positions that were requested by various units at UAF, there were 168 proposals, 51 of which were approved. Total commitment to date is $40 million with $42 million remaining. Each approved chair will require a 1:1 match in 12-24 months. (an information packet was provided)

   

B.

Curt Rom reported on the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (included the conferences ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, PAC 10, and SEC). A handout of a draft copy of a report was given. Curt gave the history of the development of the group. April 11, 2003 was the first organizational meeting. He then proceeded to review the details given on the handout from the April 11. On April 12 the meeting was cooperatively sponsored by the Association of Governing Boards (AGB). Also participating were representatives from the NCAA, including the NCAA president, Myles Brand (see handout). The NCAA and the AGB released a joint press release.

This group will reconvene on October 9 in a meeting that will be cosponsored by the NCAA and the AAUP to address academic reforms.

http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2002to2003/COIreport.pdf

 

V.

Old Business

   

A.

University Committee on Appointment, Promotion and Tenure. Norm Dennis led the discussion regarding the Additional Paragraph III. B. 23.

Additional Paragraph III. B. 23. At each level of review, the faculty member shall be advised of the reasons that contributed to the decision. It is expected that the decision at each stage will be based on written documents submitted with the promotion and tenure packet and available to both the candidate and the person or committee making the decision. If consultation with persons or documents not included in the promotion and tenure packet has occurred, then the nature of such consultation shall be communicated to the candidate in writing along with a general description of the information thereby obtained. The candidate shall be provided the opportunity of responding in writing. The report and the candidate’s response shall become part of the official tenure and promotion packet.

Some discussion regarding that the wording was vague. Members would like have the exact nature of the interaction given. It would be difficult for a candidate to respond to statements made without this information.

Motion to approved Paragraph III.B.23 comes moved and seconded from the APT committee.

It was moved and 2nd that the document be amended to add the word "exact" and replace the word "general" with "specific" as follows (bold):

Additional Paragraph III. B. 23. At each level of review, the faculty member shall be advised of the reasons that contributed to the decision. It is expected that the decision at each stage will be based on written documents submitted with the promotion and tenure packet and available to both the candidate and the person or committee making the decision. If consultation with persons or documents not included in the promotion and tenure packet has occurred, then the exact nature of such consultation shall be communicated to the candidate in writing along with a general specific description of the information thereby obtained. The candidate shall be provided the opportunity of responding in writing. The report and the candidate’s response shall become part of the official tenure and promotion packet.

It was moved and 2nd to amend the amendment that moves specific to before "information" as follows:

Additional Paragraph III. B. 23. At each level of review, the faculty member shall be advised of the reasons that contributed to the decision. It is expected that the decision at each stage will be based on written documents submitted with the promotion and tenure packet and available to both the candidate and the person or committee making the decision. If consultation with persons or documents not included in the promotion and tenure packet has occurred, then the exact nature of such consultation shall be communicated to the candidate in writing along with a general specific description of the specific information thereby obtained. The candidate shall be provided the opportunity of responding in writing. The report and the candidate’s response shall become part of the official tenure and promotion packet.

Amendment to the amendment passed

Amendment passed

It was moved and 2nd to add "source and exact nature" as follows (underlined):

Additional Paragraph III. B. 23. At each level of review, the faculty member shall be advised of the reasons that contributed to the decision. It is expected that the decision at each stage will be based on written documents submitted with the promotion and tenure packet and available to both the candidate and the person or committee making the decision. If consultation with persons or documents not included in the promotion and tenure packet has occurred, then the source and exact nature of such consultation shall be communicated to the candidate in writing along with a general specific description of the specific information thereby obtained. The candidate shall be provided the opportunity of responding in writing. The report and the candidate’s response shall become part of the official tenure and promotion packet.

Amendment passed

Main motion from the APT, as amended, passed.

One member commented that this implicitly legitimizes consultation outside the committee.

 

VI.

New Business

   

A.

Consent Agenda

Consent Agenda passed without objection

 
   

B.

Faculty Senate Library Committee

Coming from the Library Committee, moved and 2nd the Mullins Library Faculty Studies (handout).

Motion Passed

   

C.

Faculty Admissions and Transfer of Credit Committee — Buddy Babcock

A policy that comes moved and 2nd from the committee to change the high school core for UAF to 4 units of math including Algebra 1, 2, geometry, and an advanced math was presented (see agenda for specific details).

Buddy pointed out that this change will make us consistent with the ADHE.

Motion passed

 

VII

Announcements

     

Dennis Brewer thanked the Senators that are cycling off the committee. There are still 2 more positions for candidates for Campus Faculty Chair, who will be the Chair of Faculty Senate in one year.

Tom Jensen, Linda Jones, Tom Kennedy, Jimmie Rogers, and Curt Rom. Luti Salisbury will replace Tom Kennedy, who is retiring, as the next Faculty Senate Vice Chair. The Curt Rom presented a clock to Dennis Brewer in appreciation for his leadership.

A tour of Carnall Hall, currently under renovation, was offered to the senators.

 

VIII

 
   

Meeting Adjourned at 5:00

   
   

Dennis Brewer, Chair;

Neil Allison, Acting Secretary for Linda Jones.

Minutes approved: 9/18/03