FACULTY GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE MINUTES
January 12, 2011
George Bailey, Phyllis Horns, Gene Hughes, Deirdre Mageean, Puri Martinez (Chair), Catherine Rigsby, Rodney Roberts, Marilyn Sheerer, Marianna Walker, Christine Zoller.
Mary Gilliland, Ken Wilson.
Linda Ingalls, Lori Lee.
-- Meeting called to order 3:10 p.m.
-- Martinez asked for comments on the minutes of December 8, 2010; hearing none, the minutes were approved.
-- Martinez moved that the minutes of each meeting include a summary statement of the group’s discussion on each of the items listed in the meeting agenda. Motion passed.
-- Agenda Item #1: Excused absences (no discussion).
-- Agenda Item #2: Approval of minutes of December 8, 2010 (no discussion).
-- Agenda Item #3: Brief review of pending work by the committee.
All interpretations for Appendix C and Appendix D are incorporated. The only interpretation pending is I 93-2 for Appendix A.VII. Development of guidelines for organizing into code units is ongoing. Martinez, Walker and Rigsby will work toward completion. Part 3 academic freedom is delayed pending written comments from Donna Payne. The vice chancellors will also provide comments on the professional ethics section. Faculty workload language in Appendix C requires review and possibly further revision. Part 7 is pending a February meeting with John Chinn. Mageean will present to the committee on Part 7. Appendix A (faculty constitution and by-laws) is pending feedback regarding the process for obtaining formal advice on administrative policy. Walker will talk to the chancellor about Appendix L.
-- Agenda Item #4: Start discussion of Appendix D.
Tenure and promotion guidelines. Progress toward tenure letters. Joint appointments. Composition of search committees. Promotion committee and tenure committee.
-- Roberts moved that the first sentence of Appendix D, sect. III (Promotion), note 4 be deleted. Motion passed.
-- Martinez moved that the role of the tenure committee and the role of the promotion committee be rewritten so that the role of each is clear and distinct. Motion passed.
-- Rigsby moved to adjourn. Motion passed.
-- Meeting adjourned 5:05 p.m.
Rodney C. Roberts, Secretary