Faculty Governance Committee
Minutes February 12, 2009
Tovey, Wilson, Bailey,
Rigsby, Jones, Martinez, Sheerer, Walker, Mageean,
Lori Lee, Hope Murphy, Linda
I. The minutes of the January 12 and January 28
meetings were approved.
- Tovey provided an update from the subcommittee
on “Faculty Assessment/Evaluation of Administrators.” Tovey is still
meeting with VC Horns and Provost Sheerer and will report later in the
academic year. After the
subcommittee (Tovey, Horns, Walker, Wilson) meets, the
subcommittee will report later in the academic year.
- Martinez announced that work continues on Appendix C.
- Martinez announced that she is working with the Policy
Manual Task Force along with the University Attorney and Dr. Locklear.
III. Old Business
- A brief discussion was held regarding the new
Engaged Status and the implications for the promotion and tenure process.
Any changes must be approved before December of 2009. A FGC subcommittee
may be required to examine these potential changes. Some of the possible
implications include changes to Appendix C, Appendix D, Part XII the
Cumulative Evaluation Letter, the annual faculty report and policies
regarding graduate faculty status.
- The question was raised as to whether the
Commission on Scholarship report would suffice in this regard and the
conclusion was that it would not. Beth Velde will be consulted as a
resource in this area.
- The question was also raised as to whether the
current model employed by NC State would serve as a starting point for
discussing the implementation of scholarship of engagement at ECU, and the
conclusion was that this model would serve as a starting point for
discussion of such implementation. One aspect of the NC State model that
will not be adapted is the “Statement of Mutual Expectations.”
- The FGC decided it would be best to hold open
faculty forums both to educate faculty about engagement and to solicit
faculty input, with some sort of working draft disseminated to faculty
prior to any such forum.
- Two subcommittees were formed. One will consult
resources and provide proper definitions of engagement as discussed in the
“Community Engaged Scholarship Resources” website, www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/rgs/Carneige.cfm.
This subcommittee is comprised of Bailey, Gilliland, Jones and Tovey and
will provide a report at or before the March 25 FGC meeting. The second
subcommittee will deal with the realms of responsibility as listed and
discussed in the NCSU model. This subcommittee is comprised of Martinez, Rigsby, Walker
- A discussion was held regarding Appendix I. It
has been suggested that the committee delete a paragraph of the document,
and the deletion was approved. However, Murphy voiced concerns over
potential conflicts between Sections 2 and 3 of the Appendix, and
requested that the entire document be reviewed by Assistant University
Attorney Paul Zigas. The FGC concurred and the Appendix was referred to
the University Attorney’s office for further review. Thus the revised
Appendix I will not be sent to the Faculty Senate Agenda Committee for
inclusion on the February Senate meeting.
next meeting of the FGC will be held on February 25, 2009.