Chancellor Advisory Committee 2008-2009

Meeting Date: September 22, 2008

Michael Ramey
Jammie Price
Rob Brown
Lynn Duryea
Betsy Williams
Kim Wangler

Meeting Date: December 1, 2008

Michael Ramey
Wendy Winn
Peggy Werts

Meeting Date: March 17, 2009

Michael Ramey
Ellen Carpenter
Craig Fischer
Karen Reesman
Glenda Short

Faculty Handbook:

7.2.5 Chancellor Advisory Committee

The Chancellor Advisory Committee meets four (4) times each academic year (two times each semester). The membership consists of:

a. Chair and Vice Chair of the Faculty Senate,

b. Two standing committee chairs; each standing committee chair attends at least once each academic year,

c. Four or five senators will attend one of the meetings so that each senator, other than chair, vice chair, and standing committee chairs, attends once throughout the academic year, and

d. Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor.

The Chancellor Advisory Committee acts as an informal advisory committee on behalf of the faculty to provide information and discuss matters of faculty interest and concern with the Chancellor. 

Minutes of Chancellor Advisory Board Meeting
September 22, 2008, 3:00 pm

Faculty Senators attending: Rob Brown, Lynn Duryea, Jammie Price, Michael Ramey, Kim Wangler, and Betsy Williams.

Faculty Senators posed a list of questions to the Administration represented by Chancellor Peacock and Dr. Stanley Aeschleman, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor.

1. Several faculty and departments have raised continued questions about the “reorganization” now that the School of Music has been declared to remain intact as is. Specifically:

* What is the process and time line?
* Who will be in on the discussions?
* How will the other departments, not yet mentioned, be integrated/located? Such as Communication and Technology?
* What is the possibility of another Dean position?
* What does the Chancellor see as possible combinations of programs in “the arts” and “design”?

Answers: The departments not yet mentioned in the reorganization plan will remain intact within the college until a new Dean is selected. A Search Committee and Task Force are to be formed. HLES, Nursing, and Nutrition will go to the new Health Sciences College. A search is underway for a Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Music, and a founding dean for the Arts Program. Possibilities for the other units/departments include forming Centers, or Departments, or Colleges with the Performing Arts.

What is a logical mid-management position? We need more infrastructure here. We need a strong program to encourage professors to gain administrative/leadership qualities.
2. Should (Are) Athletics goals and plans be included in the University’s Strategic Plan?

Answer: The University’s Strategic Plan focuses on the Academic vision of the University.
3. What are your thoughts/opinions on “engagement” and our campus response to UNC Tomorrow Phase II items regarding our “policies” on engagement as part of P&T?

Answer: Our University Strategic Plan already addresses many of the proposals of the UNC Tomorrow Phase II. So we are ahead of the game. We should make sure that our P&T requirements enable our campus to take part in this initiative of the UNC system, and we need to have a process in place to ensure that public service by the faculty is rewarded. Engagement in the context of UNC Tomorrow basically means “applied research.”
4. What would be your thoughts on the best process to formulate an updated workload process for ASU?

Answer: (not discussed at Advisory session); from Chair Ramey: The workload section of the handbook is in need of updating to better reflect the current workloads of faculty. The best way to initiate what will be a large and very important task is still under consideration, but the Faculty Senate will be a leading driver in the process.