Statutes Committee Meeting Minutesó November 5, 2012, 3:00 pm


Attended: Jeanne Balsam, Bryan Church, Samuel Graham, Nicholas Robson (student)

Absent: Tucker Balch, John Stein, Kevin Wozniak (Executive Board liaison)


Jeanne Balsam called the meeting to order at 3:14 pm.


MINUTES: Meeting minutes from September 17th were previously approved via email.

FACULTY HANDBOOK OVERHAUL: Jeanne shared her presentation that will be given to the Executive Board on November 6th.† She showed them the current website for the proposed 2013 Handbook and discussed the path forward.† The current plan is to introduce the 2013 Handbook and the website at the November meeting of the General Faculty.†† In addition to the website, there will be Town Hall meetings to obtain faculty feedback prior to a presentation and vote from the General Faculty.

Academic Program Review: Jeanne presented a request from an APR Taskforce to modify the Faculty Handbook.† The request is to change the group that reviews the APR reports.† This change affects sections 46.1, 5.6.7, and 5.6.8.† VOTE: Should the proposed modifications (sections 46.1, 5.6.7, and 5.6.8) for Academic Program Review be presented to the General Faculty.† 4 yes, 2 absent

OPEN ACCESS: Jeanne reminded the committee that they had already voted for the policy to be shared with the General Faculty.† She stated originally the thought was to include it in Section 50, Intellectual Property Policy, but after looking further, it makes more since for the OA Policy to be its own section of the Faculty Handbook.


Next meeting: Monday, December 3rd, at 3 pm.


The meeting adjourned at 3:54 PM