Minutes of Faculty
April 27th, 2005
Thomason moved that the minutes of the March meeting be approved. The motion passed unanimously.
Schramm gave an update on the Benroth Award. He stated that the portfolios are being
reviewed and the three candidates will be selected by April 29th.
Fox gave the following update on the Faculty Evaluation Committee
activities: the committee has been
putting together a distance education evaluation instrument which has
been put into WebCT to be used as a pilot for five current courses. The pilot will gather feedback from the
students in the courses using the instrument.
Thomason gave the following report on the Promotion and Tenure Policy
Committee; the committee has met for at least 20 hours. They are making
good progress to streamline the process along TBR policy guidelines.
subcouncil report: from Betty Denison states that faculty will receive a
2% pay raise during the 2005-2006 academic year.
of officers for 2005-2006 academic year was held. The following were elected:
President, Robert Safdie
Vice President, Don Lanza
Secretary, Pat Crotty
Pat Wurth, outgoing Secretary
Amendment August 26, 2005:
Faculty Senate members expressed concern about the Presidential Search
Committee and that the process would occur too quickly. Faculty Senate charged
Robert Alfonso (outgoing Faculty Senate President) and Robert Safdie (in-coming
Faculty Senate President) work with the Chancellor for process information and to
provide information to faculty over the summer break.
Minutes were approved 8/26/2005 with above amendment/addition.