Pierre Allaire, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, introduced Hugh Jones. From Hugh Jones, Founder of Caring Awards:
The Caring Award is an award for a student whose volunteer activities reflect unselfish, unconditional caring, and giving to others. The Caring Fellowship is a 10-12 week paid internship in Washington D.C. working with the Heart of America. Focusing on literacy, the group plans to rebuild 45 public elementary school libraries across the nation. Target Stores and Capital One are the major sponsors. The Caring Award winner will receive a unique and special bronze statue designed by the late Frank Eliscu. The winners of these awards come from faculty nominations. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible. Last year’s fellowship award winner, Derrick Davis spoke of his experiences and encouraged faculty to submit their nominations. From Jeanne Middleton, Office of Parent and Family Programs:
The annual Family Weekend is scheduled for October 14-16. Plenty of activities have been planned including a reception at the Boathouse for parents & faculty on Friday, October 14th and a family picnic and jazz concert on Saturday, October 15th. All faculty are encouraged to attend. If you have any questions about this event, feel free to email Jeanne at email@example.com
. Outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate Teaching Awards
nominations are currently being accepted. The nominations deadline is on
Friday, October 14 at 5 p.m.
APC Workflow Online System for 2012-2013 Catalog Deadline
Tuesday, October 18 @ 5 p.m.
Wine and Refreshments Party
for both new and P&T faculty will be held on
Friday, October 14 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Faculty Commons.
Important 2012-2013 dates for Faculty are posted under the FA website Hotline SkillSoft e-Learning
information is included in the packet. Student Union Brochure
is attached. Volunteers are needed for the following committees:
Dr. Marsha Lupi
Budget Advisory Committee - At-Large vacancy (two-year term) (9/13)
Strategic Planning Advisory - COAS vacancy (remainder term) (9/12)
University Technology Committee – At-Large vacancy (remainder term) (9/12)
from COEHS reported on the success of their recent accreditation visit. She wanted to congratulate and thank all of the chairs & faculty and the Academic Affairs partners that were involved with this process. Patrick Plumlee
offered apologies for the confusion created during the question & answer period at the September 1st FA meeting. To avoid similar situations in the future, he shared some guidelines on how he intends this segment of the meeting to be conducted. The Question & Answer period provides valuable information and faculty should make the most of the opportunity to pose questions about any aspect of the functioning of the university. Faculty, however, should conduct themselves in a civil manner and not use the question period as a platform to launch attacks. Patrick indicated that he does not intend to pre-judge or pre-screen questions from the floor, but may make minor modifications to written questions that are submitted in advance. When asking questions from the floor, FA members should first ask to be recognized, and then ask the question. If the question asked is in some way problematic a point of order may be recognized. Another issue of concern is the difference between questions and statements. Statements that are part of the framework or the context leading up to a question are admissible, but declarations of opinion or attack on others is not acceptable. Questions that require complex responses or fact-finding, or can’t be answered in a relatively short time frame, may be responded to in writing. Responses that are provided in writing will be included in the agenda of a future meeting. Normally, responses will be posted as received without editing, modification, or comment.