regular meeting of the 2007-2008
I. Call to Order
II. Approval of Minutes
III. Special Order of the Day
A. Roll Call
C. Phyllis Horns, Interim Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences
D. Terry Holland, Director of Athletics
E. David Dosser, Chair of the University Athletics Committee’s Academic Integrity Subcommittee
1. Written report on activities of the Faculty Athletics Representative.
2. Written report on the Academic Integrity Subcommittee.
3. Written report on 2006/07 Academic Rankings of Squads in Conference
F. Jack Brinn, Interim Chief Information Officer
G. Catherine Rigsby, UNC Faculty Assembly Delegate
1. Written report on the September 28, 2007, UNC Faculty Assembly meeting.
2. Approval of revisions to UNC Faculty Assembly Charter (attachment 1).
H. Mark Taggart, Chair of the Faculty
I. Question Period
Linked here is a Breakdown of the Freshman Class and number of home-schooled student admissions. Don Joyner, Interim Director of Admissions, will be present to address any questions on the report.
Linked here is a Report on the Offices of Financial Aid and Student Financial Services and an updated Enrollment Management organizational chart. Judi Bailey, Senior Executive Director of Enrollment Management will attend the November 6 meeting to discuss these reports.
IV. Unfinished Business
V. Report of Committees
A. Educational Policies and Planning Committee, Dale Knickerbocker
1. Proposal for
discontinuance of the Early Childhood Certificate Program in the
Department of Child Development and Family Relations, College of Human Ecology
2. Request to offer existing MAEd in B-K Education Online
3. Request for
Authorization to Establish Doctor of Audiology (AuD) Program, in the
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Allied Health
B. Faculty Grievance Committee, Jan Mayo
Overview of 2006-2007 Committee Activities (attachment 2).
Faculty Governance Committee, Puri
Progress Report on Faculty Input in Evaluation of Administrators
VI. New Business
Proposed Changes to the UNC Faculty Assembly CharTER
Attached is a copy of the charter for the Faculty Assembly that has been marked with proposed changes. The main change being proposed is to the method for determining the number of delegates from each campus to the faculty assembly. The method to date has used a number cut-off to determine the delegation size. The charter as it now stands says the following:
Each institution having not more than 300 full-time faculty and professional staff members shall choose two delegates; each institution having from 301 to 600 full-time faculty and professional staff members shall choose three delegates; each institution having 601 to 900 full-time faculty and professional staff members shall choose four delegates; and each institution having more than 900 full-time faculty and professional staff members shall choose five delegates.
As campus growth continues system-wide, the current cut-off numbers will cause delegation sizes to creep up, leading to an imbalance in the relative representation to faculty assembly from different size faculties. There were two obvious choices to remedy this situation: 1) to increase the numbers used for the cut-offs; or 2) to move to using a percentage of total faculty for the cut-off, rather than a number. The advantage of the second choice is that the charter would not have to be revised continually as campuses grow in the future. We thus propose to change the method for calculating delegate size to reflect the size of each campus’s full-time faculty relative to the total system faculty, rather than the absolute number of faculty. The delegate distribution will remain consistent with the original intent of the charter. For any campus that might lose delegates under this system in the first year of the change, there will be a grandfather clause that allows them to keep at the present number of delegates.
The faculty assembly has approved the proposed changes. According to the charter, the process of approving a change is the following:
An amendment to the Charter may be introduced in the Assembly by any member of the Assembly; and if approved by a majority of the authorized membership of the Assembly, it shall be transmitted to the participating institutions of the Assembly for ratification by the faculty of each institution in accordance with the processes of that institution. An amendment shall become effective upon its ratification by two-thirds of the participating institutions of the Assembly.
The Charter follows with
strikethrough identifying words to be removed and underline
reflecting new wording.
OF THE FACULTY ASSEMBLY OF THE
ORGANIZATION AND RELATIONSHIP
the Assembly shall be apportioned among the constituent institutions of The
University of North Carolina with regard to the number of full-time faculty and
professional staff members in the service of each institution. Each institution
having not more than 300 full-time faculty and professional staff members shall
choose two delegates; each institution having from 301 to 600 full-time faculty
and professional staff members shall choose three delegates; each institution
having 601 to 900 full-time faculty and professional staff members shall choose
four delegates; and each institution having more than 900 full-time faculty and
professional staff members shall choose five delegates shall selected
the number of delegates based on the percent that their full-time faculty
comprise of the full system-wide faculty according to the following cut-offs:
<2%, two (2) delegates; >2 and <5%, three (3)
delegates; >5% and <10%, four (4) delegates; and >10%,
five (5) delegates. At any time that the number of full-time faculty and
professional staff members of an institution changes as to entitle it to a
larger or smaller number of delegates under the foregoing formula, the number
of its delegates forthwith shall be changed accordingly. An exception to
this will be made at the time of change to the charter (spring ‘07 date) such
that no institution will decrease its number of delegates in the year of the
change to the formula. Every
delegate to the Assembly shall be a full-time faculty or professional staff
member of the institution he seeks to represent. The manner of selection of
delegates shall be determined by the faculties of the respective institutions
consistent with their institutional practices. It is highly recommended,
however, that one of the delegates from each institution be the Chair of the
faculty senate (faculty council) for that institution. Terms and rotation
of delegates shall be specified in the bylaws.
shall have a
Chairman Chair and other such officers, who shall be
chosen in such manner and for such terms, as the Assembly may provide its
3. Each institutional delegation to the Assembly shall make available to the faculty of its institution the official minutes of the proceedings of the Assembly, together with the written report of the delegation.
FACULTY GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE REPORT
Number of Grievants in Grievance Process for Academic Year 2006-2007
(April 31, 2006 through May 1, 2007)
Less than One Month One-Two Months Two-Three Months More than Three Months
Number of Grievances Filed (Completed Step One) by:
Fixed Term Faculty 0 Probationary Faculty 0 Tenured Faculty 3
Step Two 0 0 0 0
Step Three 0 0 0 0
Step Four 0 0 0 0
Scheduled for Hearing 0 Hearings Completed 0 In Report Stages 0 Reports Issued 0
Reports Issued in Favor of
Grievant 0 Respondent 0 Both Grievant and Respondent 0
Number Appealed to Chancellor 0 Reports Issued by Chancellor 0
Number at Faculty Governance 0
Reports at Rewrite or Reissued by Faculty Governance Committee 0
Number Successful at Mediation 0 Number Successful at Chancellor Review
Number Terminated by Grievant 2 Number Terminated by Committee 0