Statutes Committee Meeting Minutesó September 17, 2012, 3:00 pm


Attended: Jeanne Balsam, Tucker Balch, Bryan Church, Samuel Graham, John Stein, Nicholas Robson (student)

Absent: Executive Board liaison (not assigned yet)


Jeanne Balsam called the meeting to order at 3:12 pm.


Jeanne welcomed our new member Nicholas Robson, student representative, to the Statutes Committee.† She stated that the Executive Board liaison had not been appointed yet.

MINUTES: Meeting minutes from July 24th were reviewed and approved.

COMMITTEE CHAIR: Jeanne stated that each year, the committee needed to determine who should be the committee chair.† The group discussed and voted for Jeanne Balsam to be the committee chair.

MEETING TIMES: The committee discussed the best time to meet during the fall semester.† Agreement was made for the 1st Monday of the Month at 3:00 starting in November.

YEARLY REPORT: Jeanne provided the yearly report prior to the meeting.† The committee agreed that the yearly report reflected the work that had been accomplished during FY2012.

INSTITUTE POLICY LIBRARY:† Jeanne reported that the Institute Policy Library had been making progress and the Faculty Handbook will reside within the Policy Library website.† She stated that the Policy Library is scheduled to go live in October.† Status of this Task Force will be given at the October meeting of the General Faculty.

FACULTY HANDBOOK OVERHAUL: Jeanne discussed the current status of the proposed Task Force Handbook (TFHB).† She reported that we would be able to have the TFHB on a website for faculty to see and provide feedback.† Jeanne is working to get the sections in an appropriate format for implementing in Drupal.† She would like to have this site available in early November.† The current plan is to get before the Executive Board and seek guidance for presenting at the November meeting of the General Faculty.†

OPEN ACCESS: Jeanne reminded the committee that we had seen the proposed Open Access policy.† †She encouraged each committee member to attend the Town Hall meetings that are currently being held.† VOTE: Shall the Open Access Policy be presented to the General Faculty? 5 Yes, 0 No.


Next meeting will be Monday, November 5th, at 3 pm.


The meeting adjourned at 4:03 PM