STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Executive Committee – Dan Richard standing in for David Fenner
Academic Standards Committee – Steven Williamson The Academic Standards Committee met in Friday, March 10th, with Vice President Mauricio Gonzalez and Cheryl Gonzales, Equal Opportunity and Diversity (EOD) Director, regarding an issue with a professor and student where the professor provided a different exam for a student who was taking the exam at the Disability Resource Center that the exam provided for students in class. The committee discussed that exams provided to the Disability Resource Center for students who require accommodations should be the same exam provided to students in class. The committee did not identify any issues with academic freedom in this case. Cheryl Gonzalez would like for faculty to include a statement about avoiding discrimination and information about the EOD office in all syllabi.
Adjunct Affairs Committee - Elizabeth GreggThe last meeting of the Adjunct Affairs Committee was in February, where the committee selected the winners of the OT Adjunct Teaching Award.
Budget Advisory Committee -Alan Harris
The Budget Advisory Committee will be meeting with Associate Vice President, Jay Coleman, on March 23rd, regarding the budget requests within the university budget process.
Campus Technology Committee – Jose Franco The Campus Technology Committee last met on March 3rd. The committee discussed the finalists for the Academic Technology Grants. The next meeting of the committee will be April 7th.
Faculty Affairs Committee - Gordon RakitaThe Faculty Affairs Committee met the week of March 7th. The committee prepared resolutions on the Sawmill Slough, the Guns on Campus, and the Syllabus Bank issues.
Faculty Enhancement Committee – Dan Richard for Raphael CrowleyThe next meeting of the committee will be on Wednesday, March 15th. The committee will further its discussion regarding a one-stop-shop for faculty development.
Nominations and Elections Committee – Dana Hart/Scott Landes (not present)No report.
Note: A replacement is needed for Scott Landes, as he will be taking a job at another institution.
Research Council - Judy OchrietorThe Research Council last met February 15th. The committee met with David Fenner and discussed the recent Research Survey Report. The next meeting is Wednesday, March 15th, where the committee will discuss recommendations from the Research Survey Report.
Strategic Planning Advisory Committee – Lauren Newton for Paul Eason The Strategic Planning Advisory Council is in the process of setting up meetings for the faculty forum held to address Goal 3, the goal that is most related to faculty issues.
Support Services Committee - Brian KoppThe committee will meet on Wednesday, March 15th with the Dean of Students regarding the Supporting our Students (SOS) program. In April, the committee will be meeting with Parking Services. The committee will continue to follow-up with the Bookstore regarding the support for faculty to select textbooks.
Academic Programs Committee - Michael BovenziThe next meeting of the Academic Programs Committee will be Thursday, April 6th.
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