Faculty Senate Faculty Handbook Committee 2004-2005

Appalachian State University
Faculty Senate
Faculty Handbook Committee 2004-2005

Members:

Martha Marking, chair

Stella Anderson

Paul Gates

Michael Moore

 

2004-2005 Faculty Handbook Committee Reports

April 11, 2005 Faculty Handbook Committee Annual Report

Committee Members (Michael Moore, Paul Gates, Stella Anderson (fall), Gayle Weitz (spring), Martha Marking, Chair)

Committee work this year included:

-The Faculty Grievance Hearing Committee Procedure Manual has been revised by
a sub-committee of Mike Moore and Martha Marking. It is currently available on-line.

-Assistant chair responsibilities were compiled from one survey and the outcome of Ken Muir’s survey through the Hubbard Center last year. Recommendations regarding reassigned time, appointment/reappointment and salary compensation for these duties were sent to the Council of Chairs prior to inclusion in the Faculty Handbook.

-Periodic reopening of the department chair positions (4.5.4.4.5) was considered. The sub-committee included Tom Rhyne, Dave Haney, Michael Moore and Martha Marking. Recommendations were put forth that included requiring the dean to consult with appropriate departmental staff before making a decision on the chair reopening, removing staff from the faculty meeting to discuss such issues and clarified that the vote taken was a faculty recommendation to the dean.

-The Council of Chairs charter was revisited and revised by both the Council of Chairs and Senate independently and together. The charter will be included in Chapter 7 of the Faculty Handbook upon its completion.

-Communication has occurred with Dave Haney about other matters of common
interest between the Council of Chairs and Faculty Senate.

-The Technology Transfer Committee submitted changes in 3.4.2.6.2 (Promotion and Tenure criteria) of the Faculty Handbook. The motion brought forth failed.

-Proposed changes regarding sections 4.9.1.1, 3.4.2.6.4 and 3.4.2.5.4 (Leave/Course-Load Reductions and the aTenure ClockÓ) of the handbook were reviewed and discussed.

 

December 6, 2004

Faculty Handbook Committee report

Martha Marking, chair; Stella Anderson; Paul Gates; and Michael Moore

The Faculty Handbook committee has completed their survey of the eight Assistant Chairs on campus with regard to the specific duties they have. We will be meeting soon to develop language suitable for the Faculty Handbook in this regard. We will discuss the findings and our recommendations with David Haney, Council of Chairs, prior to bringing it to the full Senate.

Martha Marking, Chair

November 8, 2004

Faculty Handbook Committee report

Martha Marking, chair; Stella Anderson; Paul Gates; and Michael Moore

Committee work includes:
Duties of Assistant Chairs remains the biggest agenda item for this committee.
Martha has received a copy of the survey Ken Muir developed regarding Assistant Chairs. She has contacted the seven persons who hold Assistant Chairs positions and has asked them for any written documentation regarding their duties. Some have no written documentation of any kind and some have written guidelines that they have provided. A few Assistant Chairs have not
responded as of yet. Martha asked for the information by Nov. 5th.
Martha Marking, Chair

 

October 11, 2004

Faculty Handbook Committee Report

Martha Marking, chair; Stella Anderson; Paul Gates; and Michael Moore

The Faculty Grievance Hearing Committee Procedure Manual has been revised by
a sub-committee of Mike Moore and Martha Marking.

Dave Haney, Council of Chairs, has been contacted regarding Assistant chair
responsibilities. Martha has contacted Ken Muir to get a copy of a survey
that was completed last year by the Assistant Chairs as to their duties. She
has contacted the COE, COB, FAA, School of Music and AS for more
information. The College of Education, the College of Business and the
School of Music do not have assistant chairs. There are two in FAA
(Technology and Art) and five in AS (English, Biology, History, Math and
Psychology). Duties will be clarified and submitted for inclusion in the
Faculty Handbook.

Communication has occurred with Dave Haney about other matters of common
interest between the Council of Chairs and Faculty Senate.

Martha Marking, Chair

 

September 13, 2004

No report


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