Statutes Committee Meeting Minutes— January 9, 2014, 10:30 am
Attended: Jeanne Balsam, Chris James Joe Hughes
Absent: Bryan Church, John Stein, Tucker Balch (Ex. Board liaison), Justin Eisenberg (Student Representative)
Jeanne Balsam called the meeting to order at 10:40 am
SUBCOMMITTEE ON FACULTY DEFINITION: Jeanne provided status of the Subcommittee on Faculty Definition. She shared a draft of the proposed Faculty Handbook and stepped through the recommended changes. There was feedback concerning the representation on the Faculty Executive Board from the Academic Faculty Senate to have a minimum of one representative from each college. Jeanne will share the recommendation with the subcommittee.
WEBSITE: Jeanne shared the plans to have a Draft 2014 Proposed Faculty Handbook website. This website will include a Draft 2014 Faculty Handbook, preamble, FAQs, background information, and a feedback button. The website is being set up and should be available next week. Jeanne said she would let the Statutes Committee know when the website is available.
POSTDOCS: Jeanne shared information about the meeting with individuals setting up a Postdoc Association. The group discussed the recommendation for a standing committee that would address postdoc and visiting faculty issues. There was a suggestion that the duties may need to also include non-tenured track academic faculty.
TIMELINE: Jeanne shared the plans to present the recommended changes to the Executive Board on January 28th, then to the General Faculty on February 18th and April 22nd for approval.
VOTE: Jeanne will share via email the 2014 Draft Faculty Handbook with the Statutes committee and ask them to review and vote on presenting it to the General Faculty.
MEETING TIME: Justin Eisenberg has a class on Thursdays until 11 am and Bryan Church teaches a class at noon; therefore, the recurring meeting needs to be changed. Jeanne will coordinate and suggest a meeting time for the spring semester.
Next meeting: Thursday, February 13, 10:30 am. CRB 403
The meeting adjourned at ~11:45 am