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EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
2001-2002 FACULTY SENATE

The fourth regular meeting of the 2001/2002 Faculty Senate will be held on
Tuesday, December 4, 2001, at 2:10 p.m. in the Mendenhall Student Center, Great Room.

FULL AGENDA

I.          Call to Order

 II.          Approval of Minutes
             October 9, 2001, and November 13, 2001             

III.          Special Order of the Day

              A.     Roll Call

              B.     Announcements

              C.    William Muse, Chancellor

D.      Vice Chancellor’s Report

E.      Bob Morrison, Chair of the Faculty

              F.     Brenda Killingsworth, SACS Self Study Director

              G.    Henry Ferrell, Faculty Assembly Delegate
                       Faculty Assembly Meeting of November 16, 2001    

              H.     Question Period

 IV.         Unfinished Business

V.            Report of Committees

A.           Academic Standards Committee, John Tilley
Status Report on General Education Assessment.

B.      Academic Awards Committee, Karl Wuensh
Revised Procedures for Annual Lifetime and Five-Year University
Research/Creative Activity Awards (attachment 1).

C.       Agenda Committee, David Pravica
Proposed 2002-2003 Faculty Senate and Agenda Committee
meeting dates (
attachment 2).

D.       Committee on Committees, Henry Ferrell
Revised University Athletics Committee Charge (attachment 3).

E.       University Curriculum Committee, Dale Knickerbocker
Curriculum matters contained in the minutes of the October 11, 2001,
Committee
Meeting. (Copies of these minutes may be viewed at: http://www.ecu.edu/fsonline/AcademicCommittees/cu/cum.htm.)

VI.       New Business

Attachment 1.   

ACADEMIC AWARDS COMMITTEE REPORT
Revised Procedures for Annual Lifetime and Five-Year University Research/Creative Activity Awards

Objective
To reward originality and excellence in research and creative activities as evidenced by sustained, high quality, meaningful work.

Awards Per Year
Two Lifetime Achievement Research/Creative Activity Awards

Two Five-Year Achievement Research/Creative Activity Awards

Review Procedures
In early September, all academic units will be notified of the opportunity to nominate applicants for either a Lifetime or a Five-Year Achievement University Research Award.

Each unit should select no more than one candidate for each award (Lifetime or Five-Year) for consideration at the University level. The unit should prepare a cover letter that details the contributions of their candidates to their respective field. If nominating an individual for the five-year award, the unit chair should include in his or her nomination letter, a summary of the candidate’s main research achievements within the past five years. The unit should obtain three outside letters of recommendation (on institutional stationery) for inclusion in the nomination packet. In the request for recommendations, the unit should ask the referees to evaluate the candidates' accomplishments and contributions to their field. The letter to the outside referees should ask that any professional relationships between referees and the candidate be disclosed.

The unit’s nominating letter, the nominee's complete curriculum vitae, and three letters from outside referees should be submitted to the Academic Awards Committee on or before December 1st of each year. The unit’s nominating letter should specify for which award the candidate is to be considered (Lifetime or Five-Year) and should present the criteria used by the unit for evaluating faculty research and creative activities. The candidate's submission should include evidence of productivity and peer review in accordance with the policy established by the academic unit.

The selection committee (comprised of members of the Academic Awards Committee) will review applicants' research materials in light of their unit’s research/creative activity criteria. The primary criterion used to award these research awards will be the impact on the individual’s field.

In February, the Academic Awards Committee will forward the names of those selected for the four awards (two Lifetime Achievement and two Five-Year Achievement) to the Vice Chancellor for Research. The Vice Chancellor for Research will review the candidates’ research materials prior to the public announcement of these awards.


Attachment 2.   

AGENDA COMMITTEE REPORT
                       Proposed 2002-2003 Faculty Senate and Agenda Committee Meeting Dates

Agenda Committee will meet:                                           Faculty Senate will meet:

           August 27, 2002                                                                  September 3, 2002

           September 17, 2002                                                           October 1, 2002

           October 22, 2002                                                                 November 5, 2002

           November 19, 2002                                                             December 3, 2002

           January 14, 2003                                                                 January 28, 2003

           February 11, 2003                                                               February 25, 2003

           March 11, 2003                                                                   March 25, 2003

           April 8, 2003                                                                       April 22, 2003

April 29, 2003

 

Attachment 3.   

COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES REPORT
Proposed Revisions to the University Athletics Committee Charge
(additions are noted in bold print)

Name: University Athletics Committee

Membership: 8 faculty members and 1 student member. 5 elected by the Faculty Senate, 3 appointed by the Chancellor, and 1 student appointed by the Student Government Association. The NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative will serve as Chair. Ex-officio members (with vote): Chair of the Faculty, President of the Alumni Association, and President of the Pirate Club or their alternates. Ex-officio member (without vote but with all other parliamentary privileges): Chancellor, Director of Athletics, Assistant Director of Athletics for Student Development, Director of Compliance/Senior Woman Administrator, Chair of the University Academic Standards Committee, or their alternates, the President of the Student Government Association, and the President of the Student Athlete Advisory Council.

Quorum: 5 faculty members.

Committee Functions:
The Committee is concerned with issues pertaining to intercollegiate athletics at East Carolina University. Primary functions of the Committee are oversight responsibility in the area of academic integrity, compliance with NCAA rules and regulations, and the overall development of student athletes. General issues such as budget, conference matters, fund-raising, and public relations are inclusive in the charge, but not restricted to those cited. The Academic Integrity Subcommittee, composed of the faculty members on the committee, will report on the academic quality of the athletic program.

To Whom the Committee Reports:
The Committee makes recommendations concerning the implementation and administration of policies and procedures pertaining to intercollegiate athletics at East Carolina University to the Chancellor. The Committee makes recommendations concerning academic policies that impact the academic integrity of the athletic programs to the Faculty Senate. The Academic Integrity Subcommittee will report its evaluations of the academic integrity of the athletic programs to the Chancellor and to the Faculty Senate.

How Often the Committee Reports:
The Committee reports to the Faculty Senate at least once a year and other times as necessary. The Academic Integrity Subcommittee will report to the Chancellor and to the Faculty Senate each spring.

Power of the Committee to Act:
The Committee makes recommendations concerning the implementation and administration of policies and procedures regarding academic oversight to the Chancellor. The Committee makes recommendations concerning academic policies and procedures that impact the academic quality of the athletic program to the Faculty Senate.