EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE

ACADEMIC, APPELLATE, AND SENATE COMMITTEE

 ANNUAL REPORT

2005-2006 Academic Year  COMMITTEE:  Faculty Welfare

 

1.       Membership (include ex-officio members).

 

Regular members

William Sugar, Chair (Education)

David Lawrence, Vice Chair (Geology)

Susan McGhee, Secretary (Health & Human Performance)

Dawn Clark (Theatre & Dance)

Don Holbert (Allied Health Sciences)

Melissa Nasea (Health Sciences Library)

Jan Salstrom (Medicine)

 

Ex-Officio members

John Toller (Rep. of Chancellor – Human Resources)

Paul Kauffman (Rep. of Provost – Technology & Computer Science)

John Core (Rep. of VC for Health Sciences – Nursing)

David Pravica (Rep. of Chair of the Faculty – Math)

Jan Tovey (Faculty Senator – English)

Cole Jones (Rep. of Student Government Association)

 

 2.      Meeting Dates (include members present*).

 

August 25, 2005

D. Clark, D. Holbert, D. Lawrence, S. McGhee, M. Nasea, J. Salstrom, W. Sugar, J. Core, D. Muller C. Rigsby, J. Toller, J. Tovey, Provost Smith, Vice Chancellor Lewis

 

September 8, 2005

D. Clark, D. Holbert, D. Lawrence, S. McGhee, M. Nasea, J. Salstrom, W. Sugar, D. Pravica, J. Toller, J. Tovey

 

October 13, 2005

D. Clark, D. Holbert, D. Lawrence, S. McGhee, M. Nasea, J. Salstrom, W. Sugar, J. Toller, W. Beamer (for C. Jones, Student Government)

 

November 10, 2005

D. Lawrence, S. McGhee, M. Nasea, J. Salstrom, W. Sugar, J. Core, D. Pravica, J. Tovey

 

December 8, 2005

D. Clark, D. Holbert, D. Lawrence, S. McGhee, J. Salstrom J. Toller, J. Tovey

 

January 12, 2006

D. Clark, D. Lawrence, S. McGhee, M. Nasea, J. Salstrom, W. Sugar, J. Toller

 

February 9, 2006

D. Holbert, D. Lawrence, S. McGhee, M. Nasea, J. Salstrom, W. Sugar, J. Toller

 

March 9, 2006

D. Clark, D. Lawrence, S. McGhee, M. Nasea, J. Salstrom, W. Sugar, J. Tovey

 

April 13, 2006

D. Clark, S. McGhee, M. Nasea, W. Sugar, B. Smith (for J. Toller)

 

3.      Subcommittees established during the year (include progress and/or completion of work).

 

Health Insurance – William Sugar, Sub-committee chair

 

·     Identification of Health insurance priorities

·     Health insurance resolution (#06-03) requesting President Bowles to make alternative health coverage a top priority

 

Salaries – David Lawrence, Sub-committee chair

 

·     Continuing investigation of measures of salary inequity amongst professorial ranks

 

Faculty mentoring – Jan Tovey, Sub-committee chair

 

·     Continuing investigation of existing faculty mentoring programs and practices within the university and at other universities

 

10th Street Safety – Dawn Clark, Sub-committee chair

 

·     Formation of 10th Street Safety committee with representatives from…

·     10th Street safety committee report presented at Faculty Senate meeting, April 18, 2006.  Report included short-term and long-term solutions to remedy this safety issue.

 

4.      Accomplishments during the year, especially as addressed through committee goals.  Please include recommendations made to any University agency other than the Faculty Senate that will be noted under #5.

 

·     Participation in Ad-Hoc Faculty Serious Illness review committee

·     Formation of 10th St. Safety subcommittee and completion of final report

·     Participation on Task force on Fixed-term faculty

·     Participation on New faculty orientation task force

 

5.       Reports to the Faculty Senate (include dates and resolution numbers).

 

·     Faculty manual changes with regards to phased retirement policy (#05-51) and University Employee Assistance Program (#05-50)  – December 6, 2005

·     10th Street safety intial report – December 6, 2005

·     Health insurance resolution (#06-03) – January 31, 2006

·     10th Street safety final report – April 18, 2006

 

6.       Business carried over to next year (list in priority order).

 

·     Faculty salary inequities

·     Faculty benefits comparable to ECU’s peer institutions

·     Faculty benefits comparable to other UNC institutions

·     Faculty mentoring

·     New faculty orientation

 

7.       Evaluation of the committee (include anything that hindered or assisted the

          committee's work during the year).

          A.      Charge:

          B.       Personnel:

          C.      Attendance:

          D.      Responsibilities:

          E.       Activities:

 

8.       Suggestion(s) to the Chair of the Faculty and/or Faculty Senate for improving the effectiveness of the committee.

Sub-committees appear to be an effective way of completing committee’s work and activities.

 

9.       Does the Committee’s organizational meeting next year need to be earlier than the date set this year? 

Yes  If yes, when do you prefer: Thursday, August 24, 2006

 

Signed:  Chairperson ________________________________  Secretary   ________________________________

 

The completed, typed report, including both the Chair and Secretary's signatures, is due in the Faculty Senate office (140 Rawl Annex) by May 5, 2006.