ANNUAL REPORT, 1999-2000
Faculty Governance Committee
1. Membership (including ex-officio members):
Henry Ferrell, chair
Jim Joyce, vice-chair
Christa Reiser, secretary, Fall, 1999
Mark Taggart, secretary, spring, 2000
2. Meeting Dates:
Date: Members Absent:
Taggart (ERTS leave, fall, '99), Yarbrough
Taggart, Carter (Reaves for Ringeisen
Anderson, Yarbrough (Reaves for Ringeisen)
3. Subcommittees established during the year:
Appendix C, Jim Joyce, chair
Contents of PAD, Donald Sexauer, chair
4. Accomplishments during the year, especially as
addressed through committee goals. Include
recommendations made to agencies other than the
Faculty Senate as well as the Faculty Senate.
The Committee successfully accomplished its goals for
the 1999-2000 academic year. They completed
discussion of revision to Appendix C, which was
carried over from 98-99. The committee made numerous
interpretations on Appendix D, for possible revision
to that Appendix. There was continuing discussion on
faculty workload policies. A report on Fixed-term
faculty was in the gestation stage. Interpretations
of the Faculty Manual were made to the School of Art,
the Department of English, the Department of
Communications, and the Health Sciences Library.
Endorsed recommendation from Faculty Welfare
Committee regarding Harrassment Policies and
Emergency disaster Assistance
5. Reports to the Faculty Senate:
A. December, 1999: Interpretation of Appendix D,
Section IV. H. regarding non-concurring personnel
recommendations. The report was approved without
discussion. (Resolution #99-28)
B. February, 2000 (rescheduled from January,
2000)presented the proposed interpretations of the
ECU Faculty Manual, Appendix L. approved as
presented. (Resolution #00-3)
C. March, 2000, presented a proposed addendum to
the ECU Faculty Manual,
Appendix D., Section IV.F.2., relating to faculty
PADs. The proposed addendum would read: "A PAD once
submitted, becomes part of the candidate's personnel
record and the property of the University." Following
discussion, the motion to return the proposed
addendum to the Faculty Governance Committee for
further review was approved was presented.
D. March, 2000: presented first the proposed
replacement for Section VI. Personnel/Evaluation
Files of Appendix C. of the East Carolina University
Faculty Manual. approved as amended. (Resolution #00-
12) (Following approval by the Chancellor and Board
of Trustees, the replacement will be made to the ECU
E. April, 2000:proposed revision to Appendix A,
Faculty By-Laws, proposed revision to Appendix L,
proposed interpretation of Appendix D, part IV.
6. Business carried over to next year:
A. Report on Fixed-term faculty.
B. Continued discussion of faculty workload
C. Revising annual faculty evaluation form to
accommodate the designation of Exemplary,
Satisfactory, and Deficient.
7. Evaluation of the committee:
A. Charge: The committee successfully
completed its charge for the current
B. Personnel: The personnel were excellent and
D. Responsibilities:Clearly defined.
E. Activities:The Committee met nine times, made
four presentations which included seven resolutions,
of which three are still pending.
8. Suggestions to the Chair of the Faculty or to the
Faculty Senate for improving the effectiveness of the
This committee is effective and appropriate.
9. Does the Committee's organizational meeting next
year need to be earlier than the date set this year?
Yes. The committee intends to report to the Faculty
Senate in September, 2000.