Academic Programs Committee-- Michael Bovenzi
committee met this morning (September 4) and will meet October 2. The Catalog deadline is October 14, which
means that the APC package must be created and entered into the system by
October 14. There is a new link on the
APC workflow worksite that provides direction on how the process works. Today
there are several agenda items that passed in April.
Academic Standards Committee--
The committee is struggling to find a meeting time. Plans to meet next
Friday and kick off for the year. Two ongoing issues –expanding our policy to
posthumous degrees to recognize students who do not meet current policy, which
is that 80% of their coursework is completed. The committee is adapting the
policy from University of Florida and will bring to the Faculty Association
soon. The committee is also dealing with the issue of faculty being concerned
with the changing of grades by administrators—they had a proposal at the
executive committee, but it was sent back. They will continue to work on the
Adjunct Affairs Committee-- Melissa
Hargrove announced that they had an organizational meeting on August 12, where
she was selected as chair. They will meet Tuesday, September 9, at 11:00 a.m.
Their standard meeting will be the first Tuesday of month at 11 o’clock. If
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Hargrove noted that the committee is committed to making the adjunct experience
a rewarding one.
Budget Advisory Committee-- Paul Mason/Julie Ingersoll
Mason announced that the committee met on August 26, and that he and Julie
Ingersoll were elected as co-chairs. Their next meeting is September 18 at
10:30 AM in CCB Bldg 42/Rm 3136. Their intention is to do some number crunching
related to salary and budget issues. The committee will continue to work on
faculty allocations as mentioned by President Delaney’s letter and examine the salaries
of upper level administrators.
Campus Technology Committee --Donna Mohr
Mohr announced that the committee met September 3 at 9:00 AM. During the summer
a suggested bylaw change was forwarded to the committee by Chip, so there was discussion
on that. The technology survey will be revised and sent out this semester or
the beginning of next. Their next meeting is Wednesday, October 1 at 9:00 AM in
the Arts and Science Dean’s office Bldg 51/Rm 3201.
Faculty Affairs Committee-- David Fenner
David Fenner announced that their next meeting would be Thursday, September
11 at 12:15 PM in the OFE/FA Conference Room Bldg16/Rm 3108. There is no report
at this time.
Faculty Enhancement Committee – Susan
Massey, Library announced that she is co-chairing with Paula Eason. The
committee met Wednesday, September 3 and discussed the summer teaching grant
process, which has a deadline in mid-October. She announced that the grants
will be reviewed at the end of October and that those who are not applying are
encouraged to review the grants. There
has not been a date set for the next meeting.
Nominations & Elections Committee-- Albert
Loh noted that the committee has not met yet.
Tammie Johnson announced that she had no public health tip, but that CVS
has decided to remove tobacco products from shelves. She noted that the committee
met August 20 and has an incoming chair who is Courtney McLeland. She thanked the committee members from last
year for their work and helped with transitioning. The committee will meet the
2nd Monday of each month at 1pm in the Library.
Strategic Planning Advisory Committee-- Pali Sen
Sen announced that the committee met on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 12:15 PM in the
OFE/FA Conference Room. They discussed the
strategic plan, compared with comparable universities-- FGCU and UWF—and
discussed areas in which goals should be more specific. The committee discussed
distance learning. They are meeting October 7 with President Delaney.
Support Services Committee--Robert Schupp
Schupp announced that the committee met on September 2, when they re-elected
him as chair. Their next meeting is October 6, 2:00 p.m. in Bldg 46/Rm 2004.
Executive Committee –
Hochwald announced that the executive committee had 4 agenda items that were
formulated on August 19, including a new charge for APC—bylaw first
reading; a new charge and composition for a single Campus Technology Committee
- bylaw first reading; increasing membership of COAS faculty on Faculty
Association committees - bylaw first reading; and an information item about
summer actions taken in May when there was not a quorum. Hochwald noted that he
is chairing the Distance Learning Task Force, which met in July and will meet
in September. He noted that the next Executive Committee Meeting is the Kick
Off Luncheon on Tuesday, 9/16, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. in Talon Room. He also reminded the group that APC proposals
do not become active before the association votes them in, which is why there
appears to be no action taken on APCs during the past few months.