Faculty Governance Committee Minutes April 9, 2008
Regular members present: Bailey, Gilliland, Jones,
Regular members absent: none
Ex-officio members present: Horns, Mageean, Pagliari, Taggart
Ex-officio members absent: Sheerer
Also present: Kristin Bonatz, Hope Murphy; Linda Ingalls, Lori Lee
I. The minutes of the prior meeting were approved.
II. Announcements: Speaking privileges have been granted to Linda Ingalls. Robert Morrison has been appointed as a replacement for John Cope, who recently resigned from the Committee.
III. Agenda Items:
1. The Faculty Governance Committee Report regarding a proposed revision to the ECU Faculty Manual, Part XII was discussed. Specifically, “One cumulative evaluation … is prepared by the Unit Tenure Committee…. A draft…should be available for discussion by the entire Tenure committee before the vote.” These changes were proposed, and unanimously accepted. With this language changes are not required for Appendix D and Part XIII.
status of approval of the Health Science Library’s Code was discussed,
specifically causing it to correspond to the Chancellor’s letter of February
24, 2008. The
Academic Standards Committee’s statement on the Student Opinion of Instruction
Survey was discussed, specifically, that we the proposed language is too
prescriptive and does not relate well to graduate studies, nursing, or
medicine. We anticipate that faculty
would support a document requiring that evaluation of faculty not be limited to
the SOIS. This committee recommends more general language to Academic Standards
Committee, “Quality of teaching must be evaluated by multiple methods as
found in the unit codes and may include….” These changes were proposed, and
unanimously accepted. This will allow
Academic Standards to report make its to the
4. Continued discussion of the Review of Administrators document.
a. Continuing with 5. Proposed language to include: “process, timeframe, manner in which the information will be retrieved and handled (including confidentiality).” NOTE: Lori is said to have gotten this, I didn’t.
b. In “6. Review Reporting”, the first paragraph, “Before the final report…” was acceptable. The next two paragraphs were omitted. These changes were proposed, and unanimously accepted.
c. In the section beginning “The report should:”
i. The word “clearly” was removed from “c”.
ii. “e” was revised to “Provide both the strengths and weaknesses of the administrator, outline suggestions for improvements, and suggested actions which may range from commendation to termination.”
iii. Omit the sentence about “…continue its work…”
iv. The last sentence was accepted in its present language.
v. These changes were proposed, and unanimously accepted.
5. The next meeting of the FGC will be held April 23.
a. Start with a completion of the discussion of the Review of Administrators beginning with “8. After the Review”.
b. Next, address the Scholarship report.
c. The Secretary for the meeting will be determined.
MGF Gilliland, Professor