Statutes Committee Meeting Minutes— February 22, 2012, 2:00 pm

In attendance: Jeanne Balsam, Bryan Church, John Stein, and Mary Ann Ingram (Executive Board liaison)

Absent: Tucker Balch, Samuel Graham, Hunter Hammond


Jeanne Balsam called the meeting to order at 2:00


The committee quickly got to work reviewing the Task Force Handbook (TFHB) with the current Faculty Handbook.  Comparison tables that had been done were reviewed.

TFHB Section 2 – Bryan Church provided a review of the definitions in Section 2, committee agreed that we will review the definitions and discuss at a future meeting.

TFHB Section 5 – reviewed the comparison, agreed with the changes made by the TFHB.

TFHB Section 6 – reviewed the comparison, agreed that TFHB had not made any changes.

TFHB Section 4.1 – reviewed and discussed comparison done by John Stein.

TFHB Section 3 – we looked briefly at the first few pages and will discuss at the next meeting.

There was some discussion about ideas on how to maintain information that is Statutes and By-laws.  Suggestion that we may mark with [S] or [B] at the beginning and end of sections, paragraphs, or sentences that are Statutes or By-laws.  Another suggestion might be to color code the Statutes and By-laws.

Committee discussed and is willing to meet frequently in order to accomplish the review and comparisons this semester.  Plan is to be prepared to submit to the Executive Board in April.

Next meeting: Tuesday, February 28th, 7:30 am, Centennial Research Building conference room 403.


The meeting adjourned at 3:21 pm.