Statutes Committee Meeting Minutes— May 24, 2011, 8:30 am


In attendance: John Stein, Jeanne Balsam Acting Chair, Mary Ann Ingram (Executive Board liaison)

Input to Intellectual Property via email: Jud Ready and TyAnna Herrington



Jeanne Balsam called the meeting to order and reviewed the items that the Statutes Committee had addressed this academic year.  They include Review of Task Force Handbook, Section 38 - Conflict of Interest, Section 14.3.3 – Formulation of a Formal Hearing Committee (recommendations from FSGC), Section 47 – Freedom of Expression Policy and Campus Use Procedures, and Section 5.10 and 17.3.2 Discipline and Removal.

Jeanne Balsam discussed the progress being made on implementing the Faculty Handbook in Drupal and showed the current Drupal version.  The committee discussed the path ahead to get this completed by the fall semester.

The committee reviewed and discussed the proposed changes to section 50, Intellectual Property Policy.  Jeanne Balsam will take the action to provide this feedback to Lauren MacLanahan.

There was discussion about Faculty appointments, promotion, and tenure and the path ahead to review the Handbook.  There was discussion about looking at the Task Force Handbook’s section 4 and deciding if there was information that should be suggested for modifications to the Faculty Handbook.  Mary Ann Ingram stated that Section 19, Procedures for Evaluation, Reappointment, Non-Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion, is being reviewed by the Advanced Professors Committee and proposed modifications should be given to the Statutes Committee in the near future.  Therefore, the committee agreed that we should wait for that input and in the meantime should look at section 4 of the Task Force Handbook for possible updates and/or replacement of information in sections 23 through 27.

The committee agreed that we should continue to work throughout the summer semester.

Meeting adjourned at 9:40.