EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE

ACADEMIC, APPELLATE, AND SENATE COMMITTEE

 ANNUAL REPORT

 

2006-2007 Academic Year

 

DUE: May 1, 2007

 

COMMITTEE:  Faculty Governance

 

1.       Membership (include ex-officio members).

·         Regular members (with vote): Patricia Anderson, John Cope, Mary Gilliland, Mark Jones, Edson Justiniano, Purificación Martínez, Purificación Martínez, Bob Morrison

·         Ex-Officio members (with vote):  Phyllys Horns, Deirdre Mageean, James LeRoy Smith,  Mark Taggart, Catherine Rigsby

·        Resource members (without vote): Kristen Bonatz, Lori Lee, Lisa Sutton (until  December 2006), Paul Zigas (until November 2006, also for meetings on April 25 and 30, 2007)

2.            Meeting Dates (include members present*).

 

  • September 13 2006: Patricia Anderson, John Cope, Mary Gilliland, Mark Jones, Edson Justiniano, Purificación Martínez, Bob Morrison, Mark Taggart, Lisa Sutton, Paul Zigas, Kristen Bonatz, Lori Lee. Guest: George Bailey.
  • September 29, 2006: Edson Justiniano, Patricia Anderson, Mary Gilliland, Mark Jones, Edson Justiniano, Deirdre Mageean, Mark Taggart, Kristen Bonatz, Lori Lee, Lisa Sutton, Paul Zigas.
  • October 11, 2006: Mary Gilliland, Mark Jones, Purificación Martínez, Bob Morrison, Deirdre Mageean, James LeRoy Smith, Mark Taggart, Lori Lee, Lisa Sutton, . Guest: Michael Poteat.
  • October 25, 2006: John Cope, Mary Gilliland, Mark Jones, Edson Justiniano, Purificación Martínez, Bob Morrison, Deirdre Mageean, James LeRoy Smith, Mark Taggart, Kristen Bonatz, Lori Lee, Lisa Sutton, Paul Zigas. Guests: Phyllis Horns, Alan White.
  • November 8, 2006: John Cope, Mary Gilliland, Edson Justiniano, Purificación Martínez, Bob Morrison, Deirdre Mageean, James LeRoy Smith, Mark Taggart, Kristen Bonatz, Lori Lee.
  • November 29, 2006: Patricia Anderson, Mary Gilliland, Mark Jones, Edson Justiniano, Purificación Martínez, Bob Morrison, Deirdre Mageean, Mark Taggart, Kristen Bonatz, Lori Lee, Lisa Sutton.
  • December 13, 2006: Purificación Martínez, Patricia Anderson, Mary Gilliland, Mark Jones, Edson Justiniano, Bob Morrison, Deirdre Mageean, James LeRoy Smith, Mark Taggart, Kristen Bonatz, Lori Lee
  • January 10, 2007: Patricia Anderson, Mary Gilliland, Mark Jones, Edson Justiniano, Purificación Martínez,  Bob Morrison, Phyllis Horns, Deirdre Mageean, James LeRoy Smith, Mark Taggart, Kristen Bonatz, Lori Lee.

·         January 24, 2007: Patricia Anderson, John Cope, Mary Gilliland, Edson Justiniano, Purificación Martínez , Bob Morrison, Phyllis Horns, Deirdre Mageean, James LeRoy Smith, Mark Taggart, Catherine Rigsby, Kristen Bonatz, Lori Lee.

  • February 14, 2007: Patricia Anderson, Mary Gilliland, Mark Jones, Edson Justiniano, Purificación Martínez, Bob Morrison, Phyllis Horns, Deirdre Mageean, James LeRoy Smith, Mark Taggart, Catherine Rigsby, Kristen Bonatz, Lori Lee.
  • February 28, 2007: Patricia Anderson, John Cope, Mary Gilliland, Mark Jones, Edson Justiniano, Purificación Martínez, Bob Morrison, Mark Taggart, Lori Lee.
  • March 7, 2007: Mary Gilliland, Mark Jones, Edson Justiniano, Purificación Martínez, Bob Morrison, Phyllis Horns, Deirdre Mageean, James LeRoy Smith, Mark Taggart, Catherine Rigsby, Kristen Bonatz, Lori Lee.
  • March 21, 2007: John Cope, Mary Gilliland, Mark Jones, Edson Justiniano, Purificación Martínez, Phyllis Horns, Deirdre Mageean, James LeRoy Smith, Mark Taggart, Kristen Bonatz, Lori Lee.
  • April 11, 2007: Patricia Anderson, John Cope, Mary Gilliland, Mark Jones, Purificación Martínez, Bob Morrison, Phyllis Horns, Deirdre Mageean, James LeRoy Smith, Mark Taggart, Catherine Rigsby, Kristen Bonatz, Lori Lee.   
  • April 25, 2007: John Cope, Mary Gilliland, Mark Jones, Edson Justiniano, Purificación Martínez, Bob Morrison, Phyllis Horns, Deirdre Mageean, James LeRoy Smith, Mark Taggart, Catherine Rigsby, Lori Lee, Paul Zigas.
  • April 30, 2007: Patricia Anderson, Mary Gilliland, Mark Jones, Edson Justiniano, Purificación Martínez, Bob Morrison, Phyllis Horns, Deirdre Mageean, James LeRoy Smith, Mark Taggart, Catherine Rigsby, Lori Lee, Paul Zigas.

 

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

 

·         Subcommittee on Part XII of the ECU Faculty Manual: Mary Gilliland, Mark Jones, Kristen Bonatz. (Completed). Presented to the Senate January 30, 2007.

·         Subcommittee on Part XIII of the ECU Faculty Manual: Purificación Martínez . (Completed). Presented to the Senate February 20, 2007.

·         Subcommittee on Implementation of Recommendations of the Fixed-Term Task Force for Appendix C: Purificación Martínez , Bob   Morrison.  (Completed). Pending discussion by Faculty Governance next academic year.

·          Subcommittee on Implementation of Recommendations of the Fixed-Term Task Force for Appendix D: Mark Jones, Mark Taggart. (Completed). Pending discussion by Faculty Governance next academic year.

·         Subcommittee on the Implementation of Recommendations of the Fixed-Term Task Force for Appendix L: Mary Gilliland, Mark Jones, Purificación Martínez.  (Completed). Continue discussion by Faculty Governance next academic year.

·         Subcommittee on Joint Appointments: Edson Justiniano, Catherine Rigsby, Mark Taggart. (Ongoing).

·         Subcommittee on Revision of the Annual Faculty Survey of Administrators: Ken Wilson. (Ongoing).

  

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.

 

·         The committee finished and defended in the Faculty Senate revisions of Part XII and Part XIII of the ECU Faculty Manual.

·         The committee made editorial changes to Appendix D of the ECU Faculty Manual.

·         The committee informed both the Faculty Senate and General Administration of these editorial changes to Appendix D

·         The committee helped design the policy for implementation of Appendix D, Part XII and Part XIII of the ECU Faculty Manual.

·         The committee finished its discussion of the Quadrennial Faculty Evaluation of Administrators.

·         Through its representatives, the committee had preliminary discussions of the Quadrennial Faculty Evaluation of Administrators with the Chancellor and with the Chancellor’s Cabinet.

·         The committee will send the Quadrennial Faculty Evaluation of Administrators to Deans, directors and unit administrators at the beginning of May. The committee expects to receive suggestions from them regarding this policy during the course of the summer. After reading all suggestions, the committee will decide in its first meeting of the 2007-2008 whether it is necessary to have open hearings before presenting the policy in the fall of 2007 to the senate. 

·         The committee has almost completed work on the revisions of Appendix L of the ECU Faculty Manual. The committee expects to present these revisions to the senate in Fall 2007.

·         All the subcommittees formed to study the implementation of the recommendations of the fixed term task force finished their work. Discussions of Appendix L at the committee level are almost completed, as indicated above. Discussions of Appendix C and D will be carried over to next academic year.

·         The committee has established a very cooperative working relationship with Associate Vice Chancellor Ingalls

·         Through its representatives, the committee has participated in the following university activities:

                                      Workshop for Administrators Regarding Personnel Policies and the ECU Faculty Manual

                                      2 meetings with Provost Smith, Vice Provost Peel, and Associate Vice Chancellors Ingalls and Cook regarding                                   implementation of Appendix D, Part XII and Part XIII.

                                      Workshop regarding tenure and promotion sponsored by the Committee on the Status of Women

                                      Meeting with Chancellor Ballard regarding the Quadrennial Faculty Evaluation of Administrators.

                                      Meeting with the Chancellor’s Cabinet regarding the Quadrennial Faculty Evaluation of Administrators.

                                      2 meetings with Vice Provost for Research Mageean, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Gemperline, Dean                                         of Graduate Studies Pellicane, Chair of Geology Studies Culver regarding the search of a Director for the                                           Interdisciplinary Institute for Coastal Science and Policy.

       

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

 

·         Revisions to the ECU Faculty Manual Part XII Personnel Action Dossier. January 30, 2007. Resolution #07-01

·         Revisions to the ECU Faculty Manual Part XIII Promotion and Tenure Timeline. February 20, 2007. Resolution #07-07

·         Editorial changes to the ECU Faculty Manual Appendix D. February 20, 2007.

·         Editorial changes to the ECU Faculty Manual Appendix D. April 17, 2007.

 

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

 

· Present to the Senate the Quadrennial Faculty Evaluation of Administrators

· Finish discussion and present to the Senate revisions to Appendix L

· Discuss  and present to the senate revisions to Appendix C

· Follow up on the Commission of Scholarship proposal

· Study revisions to ECU Faculty Manual regarding joint appointments

· Revise Part I of the ECU Faculty Manual regarding Interpretations.

· Consider voting by non-tenured faculty in selecting unit administrator in Appendix L

· Consider the definition of voting faculty in Appendices D and L.

· Consider forming college and university-wide tenure and promotion committees

· Consider revision of Appendix L to incorporate a review of colleges’ constitutions by a standing academic committee.

 

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

          committee's work during the year).

 

          A.       Charge: The charge is effective

          B.       Personnel: The members of the committee are dedicated and committed. All the members should be commended for their hard work. Special thanks should be given to Lori Lee, who is an indispensable resource member.

          C.       Attendance: Attendance was excellent, even though the committee met twice a month.

          D.       Responsibilities: The committee has many important and varied responsibilities. All of them were met with outstanding professionalism.

          E.       Activities: The committee made extraordinary progress in the duties carried over from previous years, this would have been impossible without the exemplary dedication of all its members.

 

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

          The attendance to the meeting of Provost Smith, and Vice Chancellors Horns and Mageean has allowed better communication of the committee with the other administrators in campus. The change from representative of the Chancellor to resource to the committee of the University Attorney has also been very successful. We recommend that this model (the Academic Council present and the university attorney as resource) be maintained in the future.

 

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

          No

         

          If yes, when do you prefer:_____________________________________________

 

 

                                                  Signed:  Chairperson  Purificación Martínez

                                                                      Secretary   Mark Jones