The third regular
meeting of the 2007-2008
I. Call to Order
II. Approval of Minutes
A. Roll Call
C. Steve Ballard, Chancellor
E. Judi Bailey, Senior Executive Director of Enrollment Management
F. Mark Taggart, Chair of the Faculty
G. Approval of the Fall 2007 Graduation Roster, including honors program graduates
H. Question Period
IV. Unfinished Business
V. Report of Committees
A. Educational Policies and Planning Committee, Dale Knickerbocker
Authorization to plan a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences in the Brody School of Medicine
B. Faculty Welfare Committee, Bruce Southard
Proposed Revisions to the ECU Faculty Manual, Part VI. and Appendix C. (attachment 1).
C. University Curriculum Committee, Janice Neil
Curriculum matters contained in the minutes of the October 11, 2007, Committee Meeting.
VI. New Business
A. Resolution on ECU SPA Employees, Ken Wilson (attachment 2).
B. Resolution on James LeRoy Smith, Dale
Knickerbocker (attachment 3).
November 6, 2007
FACULTY WELFARE COMMITTEE REPORT
Proposed Revisions to the ECU Faculty Manual, Part VI. and Appendix C.
following, noted by
strikethrough, in Part VI. Section I.I.1. because it
does not relate to insurance and conflicts with text currently in Appendix C.
Part VI. Section I.I.1.
Upon receiving written confirmation of intent to retire by a
tenured faculty member with ten or more years of full-time service to East
Carolina University, the unit head shall notify the unit personnel committee
which, in turn, may recommend granting the retiree emeritus status. Its decision shall then be forwarded to the
unit head and other appropriate administrative officers in the same manner as
other personnel recommendations for their concurrence or nonconcurrence.
All full-time employees of the
university with a permanent appointment must participate in the North Carolina
Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System with the exception that
employees who hold faculty rank are eligible to choose between the North
Carolina Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System (TSERS) or the
Optional Retirement Program (ORP). When first employed or when given a
permanent appointment, all employees should contact the department of Human
Resources to be enrolled in the retirement system. Once the eligible employee has made a choice
and enrolled in the system he or she selects, the decision will be
irrevocable. It is not possible to
change from one program to the other during employment in an eligible
position. All members of TSERS or ORP
will contribute 6 percent of their earnings, including summer session
salaries. All retirement contributions
to either TSERS or to ORP are tax sheltered from federal and state withholding
taxes. For those who teach a regular nine-month school term and who are active
members of TSERS, one year of creditable service is allowed for retirement
purposes. The employee in TSERS should apply for retirement benefits at least
thirty days but not more than ninety days prior to the effective date. Arrangements for retirement should be made at
the university department of Human Resources.
For those in ORP, individual guidance from the ORP representatives is
always available. A few months before
retirement age, the employee will receive information and specific figures for
options in regard to retirement benefits from ORP.”
Add the following, noted in bold print to Part VI. Section I.2.b. to provide clarity.
Part VI. Section I.2.b.
“b. Upon the recommendation of the unit personnel committee, unit head, and appropriate dean, the appropriate vice chancellor may grant the faculty retiree emeritus status (as defined in Appendix C.) which includes the items listed above under Section I.I.2.a. and, in addition, the following privileges:
1) Access to recreational facilities under the same conditions as active faculty.
2) Continuance of eligibility to march, wearing appropriate regalia, in University commencement exercised and other University formal processions, as active faculty.
Add the following, noted in bold print to Appendix C. Section I.D.4. to provide additional clarity.
Appendix C. Section I.D.4.
“4. Emeritus status
The titles “emeritus” and “emerita”
will be conferred upon those retired faculty with ten or more years of service to
November 6, 2007
RESOLUTION ON ECU SPA EMPLOYEES
Whereas, the University has adopted several new computer applications in the last several years (including CommonSpot, the PeopleAdmin system, Banner Student, Banner Finance, Banner HR, and Sedona).
Therefore Be It Resolved, that the
Be It Further Resolved that the
November 6, 2007
RESOLUTION ON JAMES LEROY SMITH
Whereas, James LeRoy Smith has been a champion of shared governance as a faculty member, Chair of the Faculty, Faculty Assembly representative, and in various administrative capacities; and
Whereas, James LeRoy Smith has been a beacon of integrity, reasoned discourse, and receptiveness to faculty input and dialogue within our administration; and
Whereas, James LeRoy Smith has been an anchor for ECU during periods of turbulence and transition; and
Whereas, James LeRoy Smith’s dedication to teaching is well known; and
Whereas, throughout his career, his unflagging and tireless dedication to East Carolina University, the region of Eastern North Carolina and the people of this state have demonstrated James LeRoy Smith to be the personification of ECU’s motto “Servire”.
Be It Resolved, that the membership of the