2008-2009 Academic Year


COMMITTEE:  Faculty Welfare


1.       Membership (include ex-officio members). Bruce Southard, Susan McGhee, Melissa Nasea, Archana Hegde, John Reisch, Katrina DuBose, Annette Peery 

Ex- Officio: John Toller, Linda Ingalls, Susan Simpson, Alexandra Shlapentokh, Brent Henze, Caitlin Gold


 2.      Meeting Dates (include members present*).
* and members who contributed to committee action, but were not at the meeting.

Sept. 11, 2008: K. DuBose,  A. Hegde,  M. Nasea, A. Peery, J. Reisch, B. Southard, C. Gold, L. Ingalls, J. Toller, A. Shlapentokh, S. Simpson; Others: J. Tovey


Oct. 9, 2008: K. DuBose, A. Hegde, S. McGhee, M. Nasea, A. Peery, B. Southard, C. Gold, B. Henze, L. Ingalls, J. Toller


Nov. 13, 2008: K. DuBose, S. McGhee, A. Peery, J. Reisch, B. Southard, C. Gold, B. Henze, L. Ingalls, A. Shlapentokh, S. Simpson, J. Toller; Others: L. Lee


Dec. 11, 2008: K. DuBose, S. McGhee, M. Nasea, A. Peery, J. Reisch,  B. Southard, B. Henze, A. Shlapentokh, J. Toller; Others; B. Koch


Feb. 12, 2009: K. DuBose, A. Hegde,  M. Nasea, B. Southard, L. Ingalls, S. Simpson, J. Toller,


March 19, 2009: A. Hegde, S. McGhee, M. Nasea, A. Peery, J. Reisch, B. Southard, B. Henze, L. Ingalls, A. Shlapentokh, J. Toller; Others: B. Koch, E. Johnston, J. Tawney


April 19, 2009:  K. DuBose, M. Nasea, J. Reisch, B. Southard, B. Henze, L. Ingalls, A. Shlapentokh, J. Toller; Others: E. Seeman



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


         Healthcare Plan/Benefits Satisfaction Survey: Questionnaire results posted online.

         Mentoring: Subcommittee met with D. Muller, Director of Center for Faculty Excellence and compiled academic units’ mentoring policies.


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.


         Endorsement of letter (9/11/2008) to Chancellor Ballard supporting establishment of campus childcare facility.


Recommendation to Faculty Senate Officers (2/5/209) that they meet with Chancellor Ballard concerning his rejection of Faculty Senate Resolution #07-04 (Revision to the Faculty Manual Part VI.I.J Salary Policies).


         Recommendation to Parking and Transportation Committee (3/19/2009) that reserved parking spaces be designated for residence hall advisors.


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


January 27, 2009; #09-03: Revision to the ECU Faculty Manual, Part VI, Section II, relating to hospitalization insurance.

February 24, 2009; #09-14: Recommendation that Parking and Transportation Committee and university administration reconsider decision to raise parking fees for the coming two years.

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


1.              Faculty salary study: c.f. Faculty Senate Resolutions #05-35 & #08-32

2.              Mentoring

3.              Policy Manual/ Faculty Manual Changes (e.g. Supplemental Pay;             Health Insurance)

4.              Procedures for faculty taking/auditing courses

5.              Benefits comparisons: Peer and UNC institutions

6.              Parking status for retired faculty

7.              Faculty dining privileges/Faculty club

8.              Campus childcare facility


7.       Evaluation of the committee (include anything that hindered or assisted the committee's work during the year).

          A.      Charge: Specified in Faculty Manual

          B.      Personnel: It has been helpful to have a representative from the Office of the Provost attending the committee; we would like that representation to continue and once again request that a representative of the university attorney’s office also attend meetings—a request that was not granted this year much to the detriment of the committee’s work.

          C.      Attendance: Excellent

          D.      Responsibilities: Shared

          E.      Activities: Varied


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

          Faculty officers and appropriate Faculty Senate Committees should be informed prior to and following any administrative policy changes affecting faculty.


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:_____________________________________________






          Bruce Southard, Chairperson


          John Reisch, Vice-Chairperson