1998-1999 Academic Year
1. Membership (include ex-officio members).
Ex-officio member with vote: Brenda Killingsworth, Chair of
the Faculty or Linda Wolfe, her representative; Charles
Bland, chair General Education committee; Ex-officio
members without vote: the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor
for Academic Affairs or Caroline Ayers, his representative;
Regular members: Ron Graziani, Thomas Huener, JoAnn
Jones, Bob Joyner, Dale Knickerbocker, Greg Lapicki, Janis
Shea, James O. Smith, and John Whitehead.
2. Meeting Dates (include members absent).
8 October, 1998
28 January, 1999
11 February, 1999
25 February, 1999
11 March, 1999
22 April, 1999
3. Subcommittees established during the year
(include progress and/or completion of work).
1. Subcommittee to revise the various submission forms
and make them ready for on line submission.
2. Subcommittee to implement on line submission and
create committee web page. Work of both committees was
4. Accomplishments during the year, especially as
addressed through committee goals. Include
recommendations made to agencies other than the
Faculty Senate as well as the Faculty Senate.
The committee met its charge in a diligent and timely
manner. The major accomplishment of the committee this
year was to move to an electronic submission process. At
the start of the second semester the committee requested
electronic submission of all items. This dramatically reduced
the amount of paper needed to file a request and further
when coupled with the posting of items on the web site
allowed all university stakeholders to be aware of these
5. Reports to the Faculty Senate (include dates and
10 November, 1998 98-30
8 December, 1998 98-37
23 February, 1999 99-3
30 March, 1999 99-12
6. Business carried over to next year (list in priority
1. Examine current submission forms for ease of
use and submission.
2. Revise current web page for ease of use.
3. Hold workshop on electronic filing of materials.
4. Resolve issues of dual submissions of 5000 level
7. Evaluation of the committee (include anything that
hindered or assisted the committee's work during the
A. Charge: adequate
B. Personnel: Excellent, a hard working group who readily
accepted their responsibility. Although the method of
submission changed in mid year, the members accepted
these changes well. This caused inconvenience to some
members but they responded well. The members of this
committee always come well prepared and ready to work.
C. Attendance: Excellent, the only absences were due to
illness or other university business.
D. Responsibilities: The one-year catalog appears to have
helped the work load.
E. Activities: Satisfactory
8. Suggestion(s) to the Chair of the Faculty and/or
Faculty Senate for improving the effectiveness of the
1. The Faculty Senate should encourage units to
participate in the workshops next year.
2. The committee wishes to remind units that it is their
responsibility to file items in a timely manner.
3. The committee wishes to thank the party responsible for
providing name plates for use at the meeting. This has
helped make the presenters more at ease.