Minutes of Meeting

Adjunct Affairs Committee Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Location: Leadership, School Counseling, and Sport Management conference room

Call to Order:

The meeting was called to order at 3:00 p.m. by David MacKinnon (Secretary).

Members Present:

David Bryan, Patricia Geesey, Pramod Govindan, David MacKinnon (Secretary), Paul Mosley, Jacqueline Shank, Sericea Smith

Members Absent:

Elizabeth Gregg (Chair),

Others Attending:

None.
  • Approval of the Minutes:
    October 2017 minutes approved.
  • Introductory Remarks/Old Business
    David MacKinnon (Secretary) updated committee on the Faculty Association bylaws amendment to update the committee’s charge to include reviewing nominees’ materials for and awarding the Outstanding Adjunct Teaching Award; the amendment is scheduled to for a second reading and vote on November 2, 2017 FA mtg.

    The committee continued its October conversation on the topic of researching part-time faculty pay in each of the university’s five colleges. Liz Gregg (Chair) provided an Excel table via email before the meeting that included a rough breakdown of the variety of part-time faculty pay rates, and it was noted that all colleges pay at least $2,250, or $250 less than what a graduate assistant may earn for the equivalent 0.25 FTE.
  • New Business
    The committee also reviewed the Outstanding Adjunct Teaching award process and evaluation timeline and will seek some clarification on the process in the way of how each step works and where it takes place.

    On that same topic, David MacKinnon related a question he received from a part-time faculty member: if a part-time faculty member is nominated for an undergraduate teaching award, that faculty member cannot be considered for the award because of their part-time status, so this part-time faculty member inquired if it would be possible to divert such applications into the Outstanding Adjunct Teaching Award consideration. The committee will investigate this question further.
  • Other Discussions/Announcement
    There is no other business.
  • Adjournment & Next Meeting
    The meeting was adjourned at 3:45 p.m. and will meet next Wednesday, December 6, 2017, in the Leadership, School Counseling, and Sport Management Conference Room.