Minutes of Meeting

Adjunct Affairs Committee Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 3:00 PM

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

Call to Order:

There was no quorum for a meeting, so the committee communicated virtually.

Members Present:

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

Members Absent:

None

Others Attending:

None
  • Approval of the Minutes:
    No minutes reviewed.
  • Introductory Remarks/Old Business
    N/A
  • New Business

     Elizabeth Gregg (chair) emailed committee members on 6 September 2017 to solicit feedback and, subsequently, a “yea” or “nay” vote for an amendment to the current Adjunct Affairs Committee bylaws to include language that accounts for the committee’s new role in and responsibility for awarding the Outstanding Adjunct Teaching Award:


    ARTICLE VI
    Committees


    SECTION 4. - C

    The Adjunct Affairs Committee (AAC) shall review and recommend policies and practices with regard to the appointment, contractual obligations, evaluation, retention, ethics, affirmative action, academic freedom and teaching issues of adjunct faculty; their instructional support; their orientation and training; their advancement; and such other matters as may pertain to the role of adjunct faculty in the instructional effort of the institution. The Committee shall seek the opinions and recommendations of adjunct faculty. The Committee shall advise adjunct faculty members on their rights and the appeal process in the event of unresolved differences between adjunct faculty members and the administration. Members of the Committee shall serve on the Outstanding Adjunct Teaching Award University Selection Committee and must participate in the formal and the final meetings of the award during the month of February and March before Spring Break. (Underlined sentence reflects suggested amendment.)

  • Adjournment & Next Meeting
    The meeting is adjourned
    Next meeting will be on Wednesday, 4 October 2017, in the Leadership, School Counseling, and Sport Management Conference Room.