Statutes Committee Meeting Minutes— December 3, 2012, 3:00 pm


Attended: Jeanne Balsam, Bryan Church, John Stein

Absent: Tucker Balch, Samuel Graham, Nicholas Robson (student representative), Kevin Wozniak (Executive Board liaison)


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


MINUTES: Meeting minutes from November 5th were previously approved via email.

FACULTY HANDBOOK OVERHAUL: Sections 1-27 of the Faculty Handbook have been addressed with the proposed reformatted Draft 2013 Faculty Handbook.  Jeanne shared suggestions for the remaining sections 28-57 of the current Faculty Handbook that shows some sections being added to the Draft 2013 Faculty Handbook and other sections being identified as transitional sections.  Administrative policy sections may eventually be moved to the Institute Policy Library.  Other sections may be better maintained on department websites. At this time, these transitional sections have not been updated and may not be up to date with BOR or GT policy.  The committee was concerned that they had met its original charge to review the proposed handbook suggested by the Task Force and if the committee had the authority to determine what should happen with the remaining sections.  Jeanne stated that she, Carole Moore, and Ron Bohlander were communicating about this transition plan.  Jeanne stated that she would communicate with Carole and Ron to verify that presenting these additional modifications should be part of the Draft 2013 Handbook.  She also said she would communicate with the Institute Policy Committee concerning plans for looking at transitional Administrative policies.

TOWN HALL MEETINGS: In addition to the website, the committee discussed the need to host Town Hall meetings to obtain faculty feedback prior to a presentation and vote from the General Faculty. 


Next meeting: Monday, January 7, at 3 pm.


The meeting adjourned at 4:08 PM