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Faculty Meeting Agendas 2008-2009

 

April 24, 2009
  • Call to Order        
  • Faculty Devotional
  • New Faculty Introduction
  • Business of the Faculty
  • Approval of the Minutes from 03/27/09          
  • Announcements: Joan Wimberly on Baccalaureate and Commencement
  • Motion: Approval of the Graduating Class of 2009
  • Elections:
  • Motion: Approval of an Art History Major
  • Motions: Handbook Revisions for “Search and Interview” Protocol. 
    • To adopt the majority recommendations for the description of the composition of the search committee in section 2.1.3.1 of the handbook.
    • To adopt the majority recommendations for changing the language   in 2.1.3.2 of the handbook to reflect current practice.
    • To adopt the majority recommendations for changing the description of interviews and meetings in 2.1.3.1 b of the handbook.
    • To adopt the majority recommendations for changing the description of classes and presentations in 2.1.3.1 b of the handbook. 2.1.3.2              

     VI.  Dean’s Reflections

March 27, 2009

Description of candidate’s on-campus interview, con’t.

     VI.  Dean’s Reflections

     VII.  Adjournment

February 20, 2009

printable agenda

  1. Call to Order        
  2. Words from President Beebe
  3. Faculty Devotional
  4. New Faculty Introduction
  5. Business of the Faculty
    1. Approval of the Minutes from 01/30/09          
    2. Elections: Faculty Council ballot
    3. Motion: Emeriti Designations
    4. Report: Ray Rosentrater for Academic Senate
    5. Discussion: Handbook vs. Practice for Searches and Interviews                            
  6.  Dean’s Reflections
  7. Adjournment
January 30, 2009

printable agenda nomination form

I.          Call to Order                                                                                             

  • Comments from President Beebe
  • Faculty Devotional                                               
  • New Faculty Introduction

IV.        Business of the Faculty

  • Approval of the Minutes from 12/12/08
  • Nomination for 2009-2010 Faculty Council vacancy
  • Report: Russ Howell—Faith and Learning Update
  • Report: Steve Julio—Professional Development Committee
  • Report and Discussion: Chris Milner—Networking and Recruiting for Diversity Update from Faculty Council

     VI.  Dean’s Reflections

     VII.  Adjournment


December 12 , 2008

I.   Call to Order

II.  Faculty Devotional

III. New Faculty Introduction

IV.  Business of the Faculty

  • Approval of the Minutes from 10/17/08 and 11/18/08           
  • Report and Q & A: Troy Harris on Contract Review process, Student Driver Protocol, and Critical Incident Management Plan
  • Report: Doug Jones on the current state of financial aid
  • Report: Program Review Committee
  • Update on Long-Range Planning/Strategic Planning
  • Discussing remaining fire related questions               

VI.  Dean’s Reflections

VII. Adjournment

November 14, 2008

Printable agenda

I.    Call to Order                                                                                      

II.    Faculty Devotional                                         

III.    New Faculty Introduction                                          

IV.   Business of the Faculty

  • Approval of the Minutes from 10/17/08
  • Report: Doug Jones on the current state of financial aid
  • Report: Program Review Committee
  • Report and Q & A: Troy Harris on Contract Review process, Student Driver Protocol, and Critical Incident Management Plan
  • Update and Q & A: Long Range Planning / Strategic Planning

     VI.  Dean’s Reflections

     VII.  Adjournment

October 17, 2008

(printable agenda)

I.    Call to Order                                                                                       

II.   Faculty Devotional                                          

III. New Faculty Introduction                                

IV.  Business of the Faculty

  • Approval of the Minutes from 9-12-08
  • Report from WCSA
  • Report from Budget and Salary Committee
  • Report from Faculty Council
  • Motion: To suspend the Faculty Handbook for one year, with respect to the mandated triennial review of the handbook.

    Background: Faculty Council is responsible for reviewing the Faculty Handbook
    once every three years.  The triennial review is specified in our list of
    responsibilities (1.4.2.4.1), and referred to again in the section concerning
    changes to the handbook (1.5.1.1).  The handbook is currently due for revision.

    Rationale: This year may bring a number of changes to the handbook as a result
    of the work of the Personnel Committee (Guidelines and Best Practices); the
    work of Faculty Council (Committee Audit); and following the transition from
    a Provost to a CAO/Dean of the Faculty administrative structure. Reviewing the
    handbook for consistency and correctness would be more productive after these
    other discussions, transitions, and handbook changes are completed. 

     VI.   Dean’s Reflections

     VII.   Adjournment


VIII.  Festivities:  

Dr. Warren Rogers invites you to a Reception honoring Deborah Dunn,
Bruce Fisk, David Hunter, Marianne Robins and Susan Penksa--our faculty
colleagues who have been recently promoted to the rank of full professor.

Sept 12, 2008

(printable agenda with attachments)

Ballot-Standing Committees

I. Call to Order

II. Faculty Devotional

III. New Faculty Introduction

IV. Report from the President

V. Business of the Faculty

    • Approval of the Minutes from 4-18-08
    • Committee Membership
      • Motion to suspend the handbook for a sabbatical replacement on the General Education Committee
      • Elections to Off Campus Program Committee, Institutional Review Board, and Admissions and Retention
    • Business from Academic Senate: Resumption of Grade Definition Discussion
      This was postponed at our last faculty meeting. See point “F” in the minutes of our previous meeting for the state of conversation at that time.
    • Presentation by Associate Academic Dean for Curriculum
    • Presentation by the Registrar
    • Report from Dean of Admissions

VI. Dean’s Reflections

VII. Adjournment