Faculty Senate Committe on Committees 2004-2005

Appalachian State University
Faculty Senate
Committe on Committees 2004-2005

Members:
Gayle Weitz, chair
Beth Cramer
Bill Jones
Rebecca Kaenzig
Tim Harris

 2004-2005 Committee on Committees Reports

Committee on Committees Annual Report for 2004 - 2005

Members: Beth Cramer, Tim Harris, Bill Jones, Rebecca Kaenzig, and Gayle Weitz (chair)

Date: August 11, 2005

This report is divided into four sections:

SECTION 1. Motion to approve faculty appointments for university service;

SECTION 2. Information to elect faculty to university committees;

SECTION 3. General suggestions for university committees and councils; and

SECTION 4. Recommendations for specific university committees/councils.

  

SECTION 1 - MOTIONApprove the following faculty appointments for university service:

Academic Integrity Board:  Add Scott E. Wilks (A&S) and Ann-Marie Clark (RCoE) for terms ending in 2008; change Heather Waldroup’s term from 2005 to 2006; change Steve Smith’s term from 2005 to 2006

Academic Policies and Procedures Committees:

Add Mark Malloy (FAA replacing Gayle Weitz term ending 2006)), Julie Horton (RcoE term ending in 2008 replacing John Abbott), Dan Hurley (A&S term ending 2008 replacing Martha Mcaughey); Change Ron Marden BUS term to 2008 (serving a second term); Need to add representative from Faculty Senate.

Admissions Committee; Add Barbara Bonham (RCoE) and Margot Olson (FAA) for terms ending in 2008

Athletics Council: Add four faculty with terms ending in 2008; Need four faculty!!!!

Awards Committee: Add Katie Mawhinney (A&S), Timothy Dolan (FAA), and Pam Mitchem (LIB) for terms ending in 2008. Need someone from business (emailed Rebecca and Stella) and someone from education (emailed Rose Marie Matuszny RcoE) ??

Core Curriculum Committee: Add Heather Clark (RCOE), Lynne Getz (A&S) for terms ending in 2008; Jeff Tiller (FAA) for a term ending in 2006 (replacing Gayle Weitz); Sandra Oldendorf (RCOE) for fall 2005 only (replacing Joan Woodworth); and change Victor Mansure’s (MUS) term to 2008

Cultural Affairs Advisory Committee; Add Katie Mawhinney (A&S) and Suzanne Wise (LIB) for terms ending in 2008

Faculty Grievance Hearing Committee: Nominate Hugh Hindman to fill Mike Moore’s  term ending in 2006.

Faculty Senate

Nominate Julie Horton (RcoE) to replace Gayle Weitz for term ending in 2007, and Delbert Goff to replace Chuck Pier for spring 2006 only.

Need to discern if chairs are eligible to serve on the Faculty Senate.

Faculty/Staff Benefits Committee:  Add Victoria Massy for term ending in 2008

 

Grievance Assistance Committee

Add this committee to the list of committees/councils with their charge and membership.

Add current members: Sandie Gravett and Stella Anderson with terms ending in 2006

Elect or appoint: two more members with terms ending in 2007

Library Services Committee: Add Victoria Massey and Dawn M. Vavrik for terms ending in 2008

Non-tenure Track Faculty Committee: Add Jennifer Van Gilder (RC0E), Shea Tuberty (A&S) and Holly Martin (A&S) for terms ending in 2008;

Registration and Calendar Committee: Add Barbara Bonham (RCoE) and Dawn M. Vavrik for terms ending in 2008

 

SECTION 2 - ELECTIONS:   Hold the following faculty elections:

Faculty Assembly: All faculty need to vote for one

Need someone to run!!! (Emailed Doug Waring)

Faculty Due Process Committee: All faculty need to vote for one in each category (a member and an alternate)

Tenured professor in any rank (term ending 2008) – Hugh Hindman

Alternate (Tenured professor in any rank term ending 2008) – Gayle Weitz

Faculty Grievance Hearing Committee: All faculty need to vote for one in each category (a member and an alternate)

Associate professor (term ending 2008) Need someone to run!!!!!!

Alternate any rank (term ending 2008) – Gayle Weitz

Graduate Council:  Faculty in each college listed below need to elect on representative from the names listed:

Need someone from A&S

Need someone from Business

Need someone from F&AA

University Research Council:  Faculty in each college listed below need to elect one representative from the names listed.

A&S -  Tiffany Christian, Steve Hageman, Shannon K. Vaughan

CoB – Jean-Pierre Courbois, Mark Strazicich

RCoE – Julie Horton, Alecian Jackson

Teaching Enhancement Committee; Faculty in each college listed below need to elect one representative from the names listed.

A&S – Cinthia Pratt, Rodney Duke

LIB – Paul Orkiesqewski, Pam Mitchem

MUS – Priscilla Porterfield

SECTION 3 - GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONSFollowing is a list of general suggestions for university committees/councils:

A. Forget differentiating between “councils” and “committees;” there is too much overlap. Better to distinguish between those groups whose members require faculty elections or Faculty Senate approval (part of shared faculty governance), and those groups whose members are appointed by the administration (more removed from shared faculty governance). Here is how faculty members on existing university committees/councils are determined:

University Committees/Councils whose faculty members are determined by faculty vote:  Faculty Assembly, Faculty Due Process Committee, Faculty Grievance Hearing Committee, Faculty Senate, Graduate Council (not meeting at this time), Research Council. Teaching Enhancement Committee

University Committees/Councils whose faculty members require Faculty Senate approval:  Academic Integrity Board, Academic Policies and Procedures Committees, Admissions Committee, Athletics Council, Awards Committee, Bookestore Council, Core Curriculum Committee, Cultural Affairs Advisory Committee, Durham Outstanding Fresham Advocate Award Committee, Faculty/Staff Benefits Committee. Non-tenure Track Faculty Committee, Registration and Calendar Committee, Technology Transfer Committee, Traffic Policy Committee

University Committees/Councils whose faculty members are appointed by the administration:  Administrative Cabinet, Administrative Council of the College of Education, College of Business Dean's Advisory Council, Council of Chairs, Council of the College of Arts and Sciences, Council of the College of Fine and Applied Arts, Council on Teacher Education, Deans' Council, Financial Aid Advisory Council, General Education Task Force - Ad Hoc; not a standing committee, Graduate Education Review Task Force - Ad Hoc; not a standing committee, Honors Program Task Force - Ad Hoc; not a standing committee, Information Technology Advisory Council (ITAC), International Programs Council, Library Administrative Cabinet, Off-Campus Resident Facility Advisory Board, Provost Council, Strategic Planning Commission - Under review by Chancellor, Student Health Advisory Council - Student committee; no faculty members, Summer Sessions Advisory Council (To be called as needed), University Judicial Board

Scrutinize which groups need to be part of shared faculty governance, and which do not. For example, should members on curriculum committees require some form of faculty approval? Or, which groups should have members elected by faculty rather than approved by the Faculty Senate? Or, would having a member of the Faculty Senate serving on some of these university committees/councils be beneficial?

B. Improve the webpage where all university committees/councils are listed, so when one “selects” a committee, there is a hot link to it’s charge, members, their terms,  by laws, to whom the committee reports, minutes, annual reports, and current meeting schedule. This would enable greater transparency and communication. Suggest that the Faculty Senate and the Office of Academic Affairs accomplish this task in 2005/06.

C. All Committees/Councils need an annual review as per the Faculty Handbook; however, this is an unwieldy task without the above documents being on-line. Also, few committees bother with minutes and fewer with annual reports (as required by the Faculty Handbook.) Suggest the Faculty Senate and the Office of Academic Affairs insist on minutes and an annual report from every committee.

D. Many committees need to be initially convened to elect a chair, set an agenda, and determine the semester’s meeting times. Perhaps the Faculty Senate could be instrumental in getting many committees going each fall? (Primarily those groups whose members are faculty approved or elected.)

E. To enable better communication and use of university committees/councils, perhaps the Faculty Senate subcommittees could monitor specific committees addressing their interests. For example, the Academic Policy Committee could keep abreast of what is happening on academic issue oriented committees such as: Academic Policies and Procedures Committees, Admissions Committee, Core Curriculum Committee,  etc.  The Welfare and Moral committee could monitor the Bookestore Council, Faculty/Staff Benefits Committee, Non-tenure Track Faculty Committee, etc. And so on for each F.S. committee.

SECTION 4 – RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SPECIFIC COMMITTEES/COUNCILS:

Academic Policies and Procedures Committees –

A new procedures manual is being approved. Suggest that the Faculty Senate pay close attention to what constitutes  a “curriculum” matter (for example are graduate certificates, the establishing of institutes and centers, and where programs reside considered curriculum matters???), what is proper representation on the various curriculum committees, whom is eligible to vote on curriculum matters, and what is the appeal process for curriculum decisions.

Admissions Committee  -

It appears as though the original work of this committee has gone elsewhere. Suggest that Faculty-Senate-approved-members be put on the other admissions committees and this committee be dissolved, or that this committee be given something useful to do.

Athletics Council –
Need four faculty with terms ending in 2008. These members are especially important now that we have a new athletic director. How will athletics and academics coexist in the future?

 

Awards Committee – There have been rumblings from members on this committee for ages. How is this committee different from the Teaching Enhancement Committee? Perhaps their charges should be  reviewed and possibly merged, and the committee made smaller.

Bookestore Council – This is a new committee that may need help getting established.

 

Conflicts of Interest/Commitment Appeals Council - Not active at this time. When it is active what does it do? Perhaps these issues should be handled by the Faculty Grievance Hearing Committee and that process?

Council on Teacher Education

This is largely a curriculum approving committee, so it should have equitable representation of constituents and perhaps be chaired by a faculty member rather than an administrator.

Cultural Affairs Advisory Committee

Drop: Barbara Bonham and Suzanne Wise.

Add: Katie Mawhinney (A&S) and Suzanne Wise (LIB) for terms ending in 2008

Willing to Serve: Rose Marie Matuszny (RcoE), Maria Patricia Napiarski (A&S), John Scarlata (FAA) and Emily Daughtridge (FAA), Pam Mitchem (LIB), Paul Orkiszewski (LIB), Victoria Massey, Dawn M. Vavrik, Margot A. Olson (FAA). Peter Smith (Instructor for Residence Ed Housing)

This committee needs to be renamed and perhaps recharged due to the reorganization of Cultural Affairs.

Deans' Council

Does not require Faculty Senate and Chancellor approval of faculty members.

Durham Outstanding Fresham Advocate Award Committee

Add: Dawn Vavrik (Instructor for Residence Ed) for term ending in 2008

Willing to Serve:

Need more information about this committee.

 

Faculty Assembly

Drop: Lorin Baumhover, Dave Domermuth,, and Mark Venable

Add: Add Paul Gates with term ending in 2006, Andy Koch with term 2007; Mike Moore as Senate Chair and Martha Marking as alternate

Elect: one position with term ending in 2008

Faculty Due Process Committee

Drop:  Dinesh Dave

Elect: Tenured professor in any rank (term ending 2008) – Hugh Hindman

Elect an alternate who is a tenured professor in any rank term ending 2008 - Gayle Weitz

Willing to Serve:

 
Faculty Grievance Hearing Committee

Drop: Michael Moore

Hugh Hindman will fill his term ending in 2006.

Elect: Associate professor (term ending 2008)

Elect an alternate any rank (term ending 2008) – Gayle Weitz

Willing to Serve:

Faculty Senate:

Nominate Julie Horton (RcoE) to replace Gayle Weitz for term ending in 2007; Delbert Geoff to replace Chuck Pier for spring 2006 only.

Willing to Serve: Julie Horton (RCoE), Banks Talley (TEC/FAA)

Faculty/Staff Benefits Committee

Add: Victoria Massy for term ending in 2008

Will need to add rep from F.S. (Welfare and Morale)

Willing to Serve: Peter Smith (Instructor for Residence Ed Housing)

 

Financial Aid Advisory Council

Does not require Faculty Senate and Chancellor approval of faculty members.

General Education Task Force - Ad Hoc; not a standing committee

Graduate Council

Remove:  Linda Bennett and put in new A&S Dean; Ken Peacock and put in new Business Dean; Clinton Parker and put in new rep from Academic Affairs.
Add:   UNC Graduate Council Rep.; Chairperson of the Graduate Faculty.
Elect:  a faculty member from A&S (replacing Ray Williams), Business(replacing Al Harris), Education (replacing George Olson), from F&AA (replacing Cindy McGaha).

Change:  Rick Kirkpatrick’s term to end in 2006 (not “continuing”).

Graduate Education Review Task Force - Ad Hoc; not a standing committee

Grievance Assistance Committee

Add this committee to the list of committees/councils with their charge and membership.

Add current members: Sandie Gravett and Stella Anderson with terms ending in 2006

Elect or appoint: two more members with terms ending in 2007

Honors Program Task Force - Ad Hoc; not a standing committee

Information Technology Advisory Council (ITAC)

How is membership determined?

Does not require Faculty Senate and Chancellor approval of faculty members.

Willing to Serve:

 

International Programs Council

NEED MORE INFO

Library Administrative Cabinet

Does not require Faculty Senate and Chancellor approval of faculty members.

Library Services Committee

Drop: Ray Williams and Brian Bailey

Add: Victoria Massey  and Dawn M. Vavrik for terms ending in 2008

Willing to Serve:

Non-tenure Track Faculty Committee

Drop: Leslie Wilson,  Anneliese Foerster, Doug Waring,

Add: Jennifer Van Gilder (RC0E), Shea Tuberty (A&S) and Holly Martin (A&S) for terms ending in 2008; Will need to add rep from F.S. (Welfare and Morale)

Willing to Serve:

Off-Campus Resident Facility Advisory Board

Does not require Faculty Senate and Chancellor approval of faculty members.

Here are the appointed members:

Dr. Harry Williams    Academic Affairs

Greg Lovins              Business Affairs

Peter Vandenberg     Conferences and Institutes

Tommy Wright          Housing Operations

Tracey Ford              Alumni Affairs

Bruce Dick               Department of English

Marianne Adams      Theater and Dance

Margaret Yaukey     Art Department/Faculty Senate Representative

Jay Wentworth         IDS

Buckley Freeman     Reservation Coordinator/Business Affairs

 

Provost Council

Does not require Faculty Senate and Chancellor approval of faculty members.

Registration and Calendar Committee

Drop: Pam Kidder-Ashley and Cindy McGaha

Add: Barbara Bonham (RCoE) Dawn M. Vavrik for terms ending in 2008

Willing to Serve:

Need to change description on website to conform to Faculty Handbook. No continuity file or procedures manual, but one is in the works.

Strategic Planning Commission - Under review by Chancellor

Student Health Advisory Council

Student committee; no faculty members. Why is this listed as a university committee when there are no faculty on this committee. Perhaps it should be listed with SGA stuff??

Summer Sessions Advisory Council

Need more info on this

(To be called as needed)

Teaching Enhancement Committee

Drop: Zohara Boyd,  Allen Scherlen,  and Priscilla Peebles

Need to elect one from each area by faculty in that area:

A&S – Cinthia Pratt and Rodney Duke

LIB – Paul Orkiesqewski, Pam Mitchem

MUS – Priscilla Porterfield

Willing to Serve: Jim Toub (FAA)

This committee and the Awards committee have been meshed at times. Need to examine membership and duties of both committees.

Technology Transfer Committee

Willing to Serve:  Frank Barry (A&S), Jeff Tiller (FAA)

Remains an unknown entity. What does it do? Who is on it?

Traffic Policy Committee

Willing to Serve: Eric Frauman (FAA)

There are three different descriptions available concerning duties and procedure. Need to figure out what is going on with this committee. Meetings and agenda appear to be decided by the VC for Business Affairs.

University Judicial Board

Appointed as needed

Univeristy Research Council

Drop: Loren Raymond, Joe Daly, Margaret Werts

Need to elect one from each area:

A&S -  Tiffany Christian, Steve Hageman, Shannon K. Vaughan

CoB – Jean-Pierre Courbois, Mark Strazicich?

RcoE – Julie Horton, Alecian Jackson

Willing to Serve: Jeff Tiller (FAA), Steve McAnulty, Elizabeth M. Williams (LIB)

January 10,2005

Report from the Committee on Committees (Gayle Weitz-chair, Beth Cramer, Tim Harris, Bill Jones, Rebecca Kaenzig.

No action items. We have investigated all of the University Committees and will be making recommendations.

December 6, 2004

Report from the Committee on Committees (Beth Cramer, Tim Harris, Bill

Jones, Rebecca Kaenzig, Gayle Weitz  - chair)

Members have completed their research on their assigned University Committees. We will meet this week to discuss how to proceed.

Committee assignments:

Tim Harris: Academic Integrity Board; Academic Policies and Procedures Committee; Admissions Committee

Rebecca Kaenzig: Awards Committee; Core Curriculum Committee; Cultural Affairs Advisory Board

Gayle Weitz: Faculty Due Process Committee; Faculty Grievance Committee; Faculty Grievance Assistance Committee

Beth Cramer: Faculty/Staff Benefits Committee; Library Services Committee; Non-Tenure Track Faculty Committee; Patent and Copyright Committee

Bill Jones: Registration and Calendar Committee; Technology Transfer Committee; Traffic Policy Committee; Teaching Enhancement Committee

 

November 8, 2004

No Report

 

October 11, 2004

Report from the Committee on Committees (Beth Cramer, Tim Harris, Bill

Jones, Rebecca Kaenzig, Gayle Weitz  - chair)

We came up with a list of tasks for this year:

1. Fill vacancies on university committees

2. Establish a list of volunteers:

3. Update web access to committees

4. Assess the work of university committees (including Faculty Grievance, Due Process, and Grievance Assistance committees

5. Review the curriculum process

6. Discuss whether to keep and fill or dump the Grievance Assistance committee.

7. Discuss committee/council structure at Appalachian

8. Establish ways for the Faculty Senate to work cooperatively with academic affairs, the chancellor’s office the board of Trustees.

9. Establish evaluation questions for Academic Affairs personnel

10. What is faculty rank/status? Who is eligible to serve on committees.

We established our meeting schedule for this semester:

September 13, 2004

November 15, 2004 November 22, 2004

November 29, 2004

We have  begun to assess the work of university committees, which will be completed by November 15th.

*We move to accept the following nominations for university service:

Awards Committee

Rahman Tashakkori A&S (2004-2006)

J. Kenneth Shull, Jr. A&S (2004-2007)

John Dawson Bus. (2005)

Faculty/Staff Benefits Committee

Gayle Turner  (2004-2006)

Academic Integrity Board

Heather Waldroup (2005)

 

September 13, 2004

Recommendations for University Committee Appointments 

Academic Integrity Board

Heather Hulbert (2004-2007)

Academic Policies and Procedures Committee

John Beebe (2004-2007)

John Boyd (2004-2007)

Jeff Butts (2004-2007)

Eleanor Cook (2004-2007)

Martha McCaughey (Faculty Senate Representative - 2004-2005)

Admissions Committee

Rene Horst (2004-2007)

Carl Tyrie (2004-2007)

Dennis Grady (2004-2006)

Need one person (2004-2006)

Awards Committee

Robin Byerly, Business (2004-2007)

Margaret Gessler Werts, Education (2004-2007)

Ken Johnson, Library (2004-2007)

Jim Anderson, Music (2004-2007)

Priscilla Porterfield, Music (2004 – 2007)

Mike Kernodle, F&AA (2004-2007)

Need two from Arts and Sciences (2004-2006) (2004-2007)

Need one from Business (2004-2005)

Core Curriculum Committee

Jay Fenwick, A&S (2004-2007)

Pete Reichle, A&S (2004-2007)

Joan Woodworth, A&S (2004-2006)

Susan Lower Bogardus, F&AA (2004-2007)

Gayle Marie Weitz, F&AA (2004-2006)

Charles Pier, Business(2004-2007)

John Abbott, Library(2004-2007)

Cultural Affairs Advisory Committee

Eli Bentor (2004-2007)

Steve Hageman (2004-2006)

Patricia Hearron (2004-2007)

Ken Lurie (2004-2006)

Faculty/Staff Benefits Committee

Need two people (2004-2005) (2004-2006)

Library Services Committee

Eli Bentor (2004-2007)

Bradley Nash Jr. (2004-2007)

Susan Roggencamp (2004-2007)

Non-Tenure Track Faculty Committee

Karen Main (2004-2007)

Hugh Hindman (2004-2007)

Kitty Rominger (2004-2006)

Doug Waring (Faculty Senate Representative 2004-2005)

Registration and Calendar Committee

Need two people (2004-2007) (2004-2007)

Teaching Enhancement Committee

Cindy McGaha (2004-2007)

Traffic Policy Committee

Kathy Simon (2004-2006)

Jean DeHart (2004-2007)

Mary Ruth McRae (2004-2007)

Robert Yoblinski  (2004-2006)


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