Statutes Committee Meeting Minutes— October 10, 2013, 10:30 am


Attended: Jeanne Balsam, Bryan Church, Joe Hughes, John Stein,

Tucker Balch (Ex. Board liaison)

Justin Eisenberg (Student Representative)


Absent: Chris James



Jeanne Balsam called the meeting to order at 10:35 am


INTRUDUCTIONS: Jeanne introduced Justin Eisenberg as the Student Representative.  She briefly discussed the duties of the Statutes Committee.

MINUTES: Minutes for September 12th were approved.

SECTION 37, Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, Conflict Resolution, anti-Harassment Policy and Procedure: Section 37 is a transitional section of the Faculty Handbook.  The committee came to the meeting prepared to discuss their review of the proposed transition plans and drafted a response for each subsection.

Statutes discussion: The first statement in 37.5.2 Policy “Annual performance evaluations are required by the Board of Regents.” Is stronger than the 1st sentence in current handbook 3.1.2 “Each Faculty member is entitled to receive an annual, written review from their Unit Head.” Committee suggested the language in the current Handbook be strengthened to show requirement for annual performance evaluations.  Jeanne will draft this request to present to the Executive Board.

TRANSITIONAL SECTIONS (after current section 7):   Jeanne reviewed the plans for the Transitional Sections in the Faculty Handbook.  The committee agreed to individually review the plans for each Transitional Section and provide feedback to Jeanne. The goal is to present this to the Executive Board on November 5th in order to be on the agenda to seek approval at the General Faculty meeting on November 19th.

SUBCOMMITTEE ON FACULTY DEFINITION:  Jeanne provided the status of the Subcommittee on Faculty Definition and stated that Town Hall meetings are being scheduled to occur before the November General Faculty meeting.


Next meeting: Thursday, November 14, 10:30 am. CRB 303


The meeting adjourned at ~11:45 am