Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 3:00 pm

Poole Board Room, Wardlaw Center




  1. Call to order – Prof. Rick Neu, Chair
  2. Approval of minutes of the meeting on September 25, 2012 – Prof. Neu
  3. Introductory remarks by President Peterson and Provost Bras.
  4. Report of the Faculty Athletics Representative – Prof. Sue Ann Bidstrup Allen
  5. Recommendation of a new Academic Program Review process and appropriate amendments in the Faculty Handbook -
    Dr. Donna Llewellyn, Associate Vice-Provost for Learning Excellence, and Ms. Jeanne Balsam, Chair of the Statutes Committee

a)      Presentation

b)      Comparison of proposed and existing text

  1. Recommendation of an Open Access Policy and appropriate amendment in the Faculty Handbook –
    Prof. Ellen Zegura, Co-Chair of the Open Access Subcommittee and Ms. Jeanne Balsam

a)      Proposed addition to the Faculty Handbook

b)      Background

c)      FAQs

  1. Introduction of and plan for reviewing and adopting the 2013 Edition of the Faculty Handbook in a greatly revised format – Ms. Jeanne Balsam
  2. Recommendation from the Faculty Benefits Committee of staff and retiree appointees to the Committee for 2013 – Prof. Bettina Cothran, Chair
  3. Appointment of Prof. Angus Wilkinson (Chemistry) to fill a vacancy from now until August 2014 on the Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee occasioned by a leave taken by Prof. Rob Whetten (Chemistry) – Vice-Chair Rob Butera
  4. Call for a meeting of the General Faculty to be combined with the scheduled meeting of the Academic Senate on November 27, 2012, and approval of the draft agenda
    – Dr. Ron Bohlander, Secretary
  5. Poll of Board Liaisons and USGFC Representative – Prof. Neu
  6. Any other business.



Ronald A. Bohlander

Secretary of the Faculty

November 6, 2012


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