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Faculty Meetings 2014-15

Founders Dining Room Kerr Student Center (3:30-5:30)

September 26

Faculty Meeting - Tenure & Promotion Reception follows meeting

President's Patio

October 17

Faculty Meeting

November 14

Faculty Meeting

December 12

Faculty Meeting – Dinner Following in Page Hall

January 30

Faculty Meeting

February 20

Faculty Meeting

March 20

Faculty Meeting

April 24

Faculty Meeting

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Friday, November 14, 2014 Founders Dining Room

Printable Agenda

I. Call to Order 3:30

II. Devotional 3:35

III. President's Report 3:40

IV. New Faculty Introduction 3:55

V. Approval of Minutes, Oct. 17, 2014 4:00

VI. Senate Report 4:05

VII. Budget and Salary Committee Motion 4:15

VIII. Student Care Presentations 4:30

Friday, October 17, 2014 Founders Dining Room

Printable Agenda

I. Call to Order 3:30

II. Devotional 3:35

III. Introduction of New Faculty 3:40

IV. Approval of Minutes from September 26, 2014 3:50

V. Critical Thinking Discussion 3:50

VI. Westmont Downtown Program Motion 4:10

VII. The Provost 4:30

Friday, September 26, 2014 Founders Dining Room

Printable Agenda

I. Call to Order 3:30

II. Devotional 3:35

III. Report from the President 3:40

IV. Presentation by Mariah Velasquez 3:55

V. New Faculty Introduction 4:00

VI. Approval of Minutes, April 11, 2014 4:05

VII. Motion on Admissioins and Retention 4:05

VIII. Information Literacy Discussion 4:15

IX. Update from Cynthia Toms Smedley 4:30

X. The Provost 4:30

XI. Adjuournment to celebration for recently tenured and promoted faculty, President's Patio.

Friday, April 11, 2014, Founders Dining Room 3:30

Printable Agenda

I. Call to Order 3:30
II. Devotional 3:35
III. President’s Report 3:40
IV. Commencement Instructions 3:55
V. Approval of Minutes, March 28, 2014 4:00
VI. Approval of 2014 Graduates 4:04
VII. Faculty Standing Committees Election 4:07
VIII. Sabbatical Notification and Reporting Motion 4:10
IX. Academic Senate Motion 4:20
X. Non-Reappointment Motion 4:50
XI. Provost’s Remarks 5:00

Friday, March 21, 2014 Founders Dining Room 3:30

Printable Agenda

I. Call to Order 3:30
II. Faculty Devotional 3:35
III. Report from the President 3:40
IV. Introduction of New Faculty 4:00
V. Approval of Minutes, February 21, 2014 4:05
VI. Faculty Elections 4:10
VII. Senate Report 4:15
VIII. Non-reappointment Motion 4:55
IX. Provost’s Remarks 5:10

Friday, February 21, 2014 Founders Dining Room 3:30

Printable Agenda

I. Call to Order 3:30
II. Devotion 3:35
III. Report from the President 3:40
IV. Sexual Harassment Prevention Training 3:55
V. New Faculty Introduction 4:40
VI. Approval of Minutes, January 24, 2014 4:45
VII. Faculty Council Election 4:45
VIII. Senate Report: Cheating 4:50
IX. Provost’s Forum 5:05
X. Short-term Medical Leave Motion 5:20

Friday, January 24, 2014 Founders Dining Room 3:30

Printable Agenda

I. Call to Order 3:30
II. Faculty Devotional 3:35
III. Reporting Mandate Forms 3:40
IV. New Faculty Introduction 3:50
V. Approval of Minutes 4:00
A. November 22, 2013
B. December 6, 2013
VI. Faculty Council Nominations 4:05
VII. Strategic Planning Conversation 4:15
VIII. Faculty Handbook Revision Draft Motion 4:55
IX. Report from the President 5:05
X. Provost’s Remarks and Faculty Highlights 5:15

Friday, December 6, 2013 Founders Dining Room 4 p.m.

Printable Agenda

I. Call to Order 4:00
II. Faculty Devotion 4:05
III. Report from the President 4:10
IV. Conflict of Interest Statement 4:25
V. New Faculty Introduction 4:30
VI. Senate Report 4:35
VII. Critical Thinking Assessment Update 4:50
VIII. Faculty Council Report and Forecast 4:55
IX. Provost’s Remarks and Faculty Highlights 5:20

Minutes from November 22, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013 Founders Dining Room

Printable Agenda

  • Call to Order                                                                                 3:30

  • What Do We Want For Our Graduates Conversation, part 1      3:35

  • Devotional                                                                                     4:05

  • Academic Resources Committee Report                                     4:10

  • Business of the Faculty
  • Approval of the Minutes from October 25, 2013                        4:20

  • Professional Development Committee Report                            4:25

  • What Do We Want For Our Graduates Conversation, part 2      4:40

  • Provost’s Remarks                                                                       5:15

 

Friday, October 25, 2013 PAGE MPR

Printable Agenda

I. Call to Order 3:30
II. Devotional 3:35
III. New Faculty Introduction 3:40
IV. Business of the Faculty
A. Approval of Minutes from April 19, 2013 3:50
B. Approval of Minutes from September 20, 2013 3:50
C. Athletic Committee Motion 3:55
D. Emeritus/Emerita Motion 4:05
V. Remarks from the Provost 4:15
VI. Report from the President 4:40

Friday, September, 20, 2013

printable agenda

I. Call to Order 3:30
II. Devotional 3:35
III. Report from the President 3:40
IV. Introduction of Residence Life Staff 3:55
V. Business of the Faculty
A. Discussion of Christian Understanding, Practices 4:00
and Affections
B. Motion on Academic Senate Committee Release 4:40
C. Introduction of Motion on Athletic Committee 4:50
Membership and Responsibilities
VI. The Provost: Faculty Highlights, including
Celebration of Recently Tenured and Promoted Faculty 5:00

Friday, April 19, 2013

printable agenda

Call to Order

Faculty Devotional

Report from the President

Business of the Faculty
a. Approval of the Minutes from 3/22/2013
b. Brief announcement: Baccalaureate & Commencement (Joan Wimberley)
c. Faculty Standing Committee Election
d. Committee Reports: Academic Senate (Russ Howell)
e. Consideration of motions:

1. Approval of 2013 Graduates
2 . Protocol for temporary replacements
3. Modification to Diversity Committee membership

Program Review update and awards

Provost’s Reflections & Open Forum

Adjournment

Friday, March 22, 2013

printable agenda

Call to Order                                                                                                                

Faculty Devotional (Chris Milner)                                                                                  

Report from the President                                                                                            

Business of the Faculty

Provost’s Reflections & Open Forum                                                                                        

Adjournment

February 15, 2013

printable agenda

Call to Order                                                                                                    

Faculty Devotional                                                                                           

Report from the President                                                                                

Business of the Faculty

  1. Approval of the Minutes from 1/18/2013                                    
  2. Faculty Council Election (Ballot)                                                                                  
  3. Committee Reports: Academic Senate (Russ Howell)                            
  4. Introduction of a draft motion:

Modification to Student Life Committee membership                        

Provost’s Reflections                                                                           

Adjournment

 

January 18, 2013

printable agenda

Call to Order                                                                                                    

Faculty Devotional (Mark Sargent)                                                                   

Report from the President                                                                                

Business of the Faculty

  • Approval of the Minutes from 12/07/2012                                              
  • Faculty Council 2013-14 Nomination                                                     
  • Report from Off Campus Programs Committee (Bill Wright)                                          
  • Motions to consider:
    • Division change for KNS department                                        
    • Modification to Academic Senate Membership                           

Provost’s Reflections                                                                                       

Adjournment

 

December 7, 2012

printable agenda

Call to Order                                                                                                    

Poem: Spots of Time, by Paul Willis                                                                 

Report from the President                                                                                

Business of the Faculty

  • Approval of the Minutes from 11/16/2012                                              
  • Report from the Vice President of Finance (Doug Jones)                                                           
  • Report from Academic Senate (Russ Howell)                                        
  • Introduction of a draft of a future motion: Kinesiology’s request to move divisions (Glenn Town)              

Provost’s Reflections                                                                                       

Adjournment

 

November 16, 2012

printable agenda

Call to Order                                                                                                    

Faculty Devotional (Sue Savage)                                                          

Report from the President   postponed

-Dr. Beebe out of town 11/16

-He will be giving Presidential Briefing in Faculty Forum 11/29   

 

Business of the Faculty

  1. Approval of the Minutes from 10/19/2012                                              
  2. Report from the Student Life Committee: Jane Higa                              
  3. Divisional Representation Motion (see attached document)                    

Provost’s Reflections

Announcement from Dean of Curriculum and Educational Effectiveness             

Faculty Faith-Learning Roundtables

Adjournment

 

October 19, 2012

printable agenda

Call to Order                                                                                                    

Faculty Devotional (Steve Contakes)                                                                

New Faculty Introduction (Carmel Saad)                                                                       

Report from the President                                                                                

Business of the Faculty

  1. Approval of the Minutes from 09/21/2012                                              
  2. Report from the Diversity Committee: Mary Docter                               
  3. Faculty Placement at Hiring Motion (see attached documents- guidelines & motion)              
  4. Introduction to a new motion on Divisional Representation                     

Provost’s Reflections                                                                                       

Adjournment

September 21, 2012

Printable Agenda

Call to Order                                                                                                    

Faculty Devotional – Maurice Lee                                                                     

New Faculty Introductions                                                                                

Report from Admissions Office – Jodi Smith                                                     

Business of the Faculty                                    

  • Recognition of the outgoing and incoming faculty secretaries                      
  • Approval of the Minutes from 04/15/2012                                        
  • WAC (Writing Across the Curriculum) – Sarah Skripsky                              
  • CUP (Christian Understanding and Practice) – Telford Work                       
  • Introduction of a draft of a future motion:  Faculty Placement at Hiring                                                                                          

Provost's Reflections

Recognition of Tenured and Promoted Faculty                                                  

Adjournment

April 20, 2012 3:30 - 5:30 Winter Hall 210

Printable Agenda

  • Call to Order
  • Faculty Devotional                                                                                           
  • Report from the President                                                                    
  • Announcement/Video re Commencement (J. Wimberly)                         
  • Faculty Reports
  • Assessment across the Curriculum (S. Skripsky)                                             
  • PRC /GE
  • Business of the Faculty
  • A. Approval of the Minutes from 3/30/12                                                      
  • B. Elections to standing committees (ballot)                                                              
  • C. Motion to approve graduates                                                                      
  • Provost’s Remarks and/or Faculty Highlights 
  • Adjournment                                                                            

 

March 30, 2012 3:30-5:30 Winter Hall 210

Printable Agenda

  • Call to Order                                                                                                    
  • Faculty Devotional  (tba)                                                                                  
  • Report from the President                                                                                
  • Committee Reports

            Telford Work:  Catalyst Program                                                                      

  • Business of the Faculty
  • A.Approval of the Minutes from 02 March 2012                                           
  • B. Elections:  Personnel Committee, Senate, Faculty Vice-Chair (handbook references)             
  • C. Senate/PRC Revised Assessment Document                                          
  • Provost’s Remarks, Faculty Highlights                                                             
  • Announcement of Election Results                                                                    
  • Adjournment                                                                            
March 2, 2012 3:30-5:30 Winter Hall 210

Printable Agenda

  • Call to Order                                                                                                    
  • Faculty Devotional  (tba)                                                                                  
  • Report from the President                                                                                
  • Committee Reports

           ARC/Reed Sheard                                                                                

           Professional Development                                                                    

  • Business of the Faculty
  • Approval of the Minutes from 1-27-2012                                              
  • Election for Faculty Council (ballot)                                                                  
  • Provost’s Remarks and/or Faculty Highlights                                                    
  • Announcement of Election Results              
  • Adjournment                                                                                                                                                    

 

January 27, 2012 3:30 to 5:30 Hieronymus Lounge

Printable Agenda

  • Call to Order                                                                                                    
  • Faculty Devotional 
  • New Faculty Introduction
  • Report from the President                                                                               
  • Report from Admissions and/or Associate Provost:  enrollment management     
  • Business of the Faculty
  • a.Approval of the Minutes from 12-09-2011                                         
  •  b.Initial nomination ballot for Faculty Council Election                             
  • Final Pointers                                                                                          
  • Adjournment  
December 9, 2011 3:30 to 5:30 Hieronymus Lounge

Printable Agenda

  • Call to Order                                                                                                    
  • Faculty Devotional                                                                                   
  • Report from the President 
  • Report on the Istanbul Program                                                                               
  • Business of the Faculty
  • Approval of the Minutes from 11/18/11
    • Academic Senate Discussion/Inquiry                                                          
  • Provost’s Pointers                                                                                           
  • Adjournment                                        

 

November 18, 2011 3:30 to 5:30 Hiernoymus Lounge

Printable Agenda

  • Call to Order
  • Faculty Devotional
  • New Faculty Introduction
  • Report from the President
  • Report from Chris Call/Toya Cooper:  faculty conflict of interest statements
  • Report from Reed Sheard:  data management systems   
  • Business of the Faculty                                                                                    
    • Approval of the Minutes from 10/28/2011                                                    
    • Faculty Budget & Salary Committee:  New Salary Model                             
    • Provost’s Pointers                                                                                           
    • Adjournment                                                                                                    

 

October 28, 2011 3:30-5:30 Winter Hall 210

Printable Agenda

  • Call to Order
  • Faculty Devotional
  • New Faculty Introduction
  • Report from the President
  • Report from Troy Harris: Earthquake Preparedness
  • Report from Gary Moon: Martin Institute
  • Business of the Faculty

A. Approval of the Minutes

B. Motion from Faculty Council re: Parental Benefit & Leave Policy

  • Provost's Pointers
  • Adjournment
September 30, 2011, 3:30-5:30 Winter Hall 210

printable agenda

  • Call to Order
  • Faculty Devotional (tba)
  • New Faculty Introductions (tba)
  • Report from the President
  • Report from Admissions Committee: Silvio Vasquez
  • Business of the Faculty
  • Approval of the Minutes from 04/15/2011
  • Provost’s Pointers
  • Recognition of Tenured and Promoted Faculty
  • Adjournment

Note: after the meeting is adjourned, a brief reception will be held in honor of tenured and promoted faculty

 

April 15, 2011, 3:30 - 5:30 Winter Hall 210

Printable Agenda

  • Call to Order                                                                                                    
  • Faculty Devotional
  • Report from the President                                                                                
  • Report from Academic Senate                                                                          
  • Report on Addition of Honors Program                                                              
  • Business of the Faculty
      • Approval of the Minutes from 3/25/2011                                                      
      • Standing Committee elections                                                                    
      • Motion from Faculty Council re: Primary Authority addition                          
      • Motion from Professional Development Committee re: Mutual Mentoring      
  • Provost's Pointers
  • Adjournment                                                                                                    

Attachments and links:

MutualMentoring_Motion.pdf

PrimaryAuthority_Motion.pdf

2011_StandingCommitteeBallot.pdf

Minutes of 3/25/2011

Honors Program Description

2011 Commencement List

March 25, 2011, 3:30-5:30 Winter Hall 210

Printable Agenda

  • Call to Order
  • Faculty Devotional
  • Report from the President
  • Business of the Faculty
    • a. Approval of the Minutes from 2/18/2011
    • b. Elections
    1. Vice Chair
    2. Personnel (1 tenured full, humanities; 1 tenured associate; 1 probationary)
    3. Academic Senate (1 member from each division)
      • c. Motion from Faculty Council re: OCP Committee
        Faculty council moves (a) to replace the description of the Off-Campus Programs committee in the Faculty Handbook (Sect. 1.4.3.4.6) with the proposed revision in the attached document and (b) to amend the off-campus related language under Primary Authority (Sect.
        1.3.3.2 ; amendment also included in attachment).
      • d. Motion from Faculty Council re: Admissions and Retention Committee
        Faculty Council moves to replace the description of the Admissions and Retention Committee
        (Sect. 1.4.3.5.1) with the proposed revision in the attached document.
      • e. Presentation and Discussion of Learning Outcomes
        Tatiana Nazarenko will present proposed changes to Institutional and General Education Learning Outcomes. These embody the proposed/revised eight learning standards, and are currently under discussion in Academic Senate.
  • Provost’s Pointers
  • Adjournment

Attachments and links:

OCP_Motion.pdf
AdmRet_Motion.pdf
ViceChair_Personnel_Senate_Ballot_2011.pdf
Minutes of 2/18/2010

February 18, 3:30-5:30 Winter Hall 210

Printable Agenda

  • Call to Order
  • Faculty Devotional
  • Report from the President
  • Report from Budget and Salary Committee re: faculty salaries
  • Business of the Faculty
    a. Approval of the Minutes from 1/28/2011
    b. Election of New Faculty Council Members
    Election of 2 new members of Faculty Council for 2011-2012. See attached ballot
    c. Motion from Faculty Council re: Fellows Proposal
    Faculty Council brings a motion to add a new section to the Handbook that establishes a Fellows
    category under the “special status faculty” section in the Handbook, as described in the current
    proposed Handbook section 2.1.1.2.5.
    d. Motion from Academic Senate re: Off-Campus Programs
    Academic Senate has recently approved two new off-campus programs, Istanbul Semester
    Program and Israel/Palestine Semester Program. Our Handbook specifies that the creation of
    semester-long off-campus programs be approved by the full faculty. The motion before us is to
    approve the Istanbul Semester Program and Israel/Palestine Semester Program as described in
    the attached program descriptions (see also attached student learning outcomes for off-campus
    programs, as referenced in the program descriptions).
  • Provost’s Pointers
  • Adjournment
    Attachments and links:
    OCP_MotionFeb2011.pdf
    Fellows_MotionFeb2011.pdf
    FC_BallotFeb2011.pdf
    Minutes of 1/28/2010
Jan. 28, 2011 - Winter Hall 210

Printable Agenda

  • Call to Order                                                                                                    
  • Faculty Devotional                                                                                           
  • Report from Strategic Planning Committee – strategic map                               
  • Report from Program Review Committee                                                          
  • Business of the Faculty
    • Approval of the Minutes from 12/10/2010                                                    
    • Motion to Restructure Academic Senate.          Faculty Council is bringing the original “provisional” restructuring of the Academic Senate (adopted for 2010/2011 by the Faculty in January 2010). As requested, the Senate has made a number of revisions: these come as an alternate (substitute) motion. Additional amendments will be considered, with priority given to amendments submitted to Faculty Council and distributed to faculty prior to the meeting.
  • Provost’s Pointers                                                                                           
  • Adjournment                                                                                                    
Dec. 10, 2010- Winter Hall 210
  • Call to Order                                                                                                    
  • Faculty Devotional                                                                                           
  • Report from the President                                                                                
  • Report from Academic Senate
  • Business of the Faculty
    • Approval of the Minutes from 11-19-2010 and 10-29-2010                            
    • Proposal for Handbook changes relating to Library. Motion from Director of Library:  to replace the outdated material in Handbook section 4 with the attached revision (see attached document Library_Motion11192010.pdf)                                         
    • Proposal for Handbook description of Strategic Planning Committee (see attached document SPC_proposal_11192010.pdf, which includes revisions from the Office of the President to sect. 1.4.2 Committees of College Administration. Faculty will vote on faculty representatives to the SPC; other portions are informational and do not require a faculty vote)       
    By majority vote we will take the original motion off the table and continue discussion. Based on the feedback from faculty to the six alternative proposals distributed by Faculty Council, Faculty Council plans to move the most popular alternative proposal as a substitute motion at some point during the discussion (majority vote replaces the motion on the floor with the substitute). That alternative motion (#4 on the distributed list) is published below. The list of alternative motions is attached, with some corrections.                                                                                                                                        
  1.   Original (tabled) motion from Faculty Council: To establish four faculty representatives to the Strategic Planning Committee, including (1) the faculty vice chair; (2) two members of the academic senate; and (3) an elected member of the faculty from an academic division different than that of the faculty vice chair
  2. Proposed substitute motion from Faculty Council: To establish four faculty representatives to the Strategic Planning Committee, including (1) the faculty vice chair; (2) one member of the academic senate; and (3) two faculty members, each from an academic division different than that of the faculty vice chair, elected by the faculty to staggered three-year terms
  • Provost’s Pointers                                                                                           
  • Adjournment                                                                                                    

Attachments and links:

SPC_proposal_11192010.pdf

StrategicPlanningCommittee_FacRepProposals_rev.pdf

Library_Motion11192010.pdf

Minutes of 10/29/2010

Minutes of 11/19/2010

 

Nov. 19, 2010 - Winter Hall 210

Printable Agenda

  • Call to Order                                                                                                    
  • Faculty Devotional                                                                                           
  • New Faculty Introduction                                                                      
  • Business of the Faculty
    • Approval of the Minutes from 10-29-2010                                                    
    • Report from Professional Development Committee                                      
    • Proposal for Handbook description of Strategic Planning Committee (see attached document SPC_proposal_11192010.pdf, which includes revisions from the Office of the President to sect. 1.4.2 Committees of College Administration. Faculty will vote on faculty representatives to the SPC; other portions are informational and do not require a faculty vote)                    
    • Faculty membership. Motion from Faculty Council: To establish four faculty representatives to the Strategic Planning Committee, including (1) the faculty vice chair; (2) two members of the academic senate; and (3) an elected member of the faculty from an academic division different than that of the faculty vice chair.
      • Discussion: Responsibilities of SPC
  • Proposal for Handbook changes relating to Dean of Curriculum and Educational Effectiveness (see attached document Dean of CEE_Motions11192010.pdf)                                                                                                                                                    
      • Addition of assessment report participation to promotion/review standards (Sect. 2.2.1.2.c.iii). Motion from Provost: to add a standard under the Institutional Service criterion regarding participation in assessment and program review report preparation.
      • Changes to Associate Provost description (Sect. 1.3.2.2.1.3). Informational; no faculty vote required.
      • Changes to Dean of Curriculum and Educational Effectiveness description (Sect. 1.3.2.2.1.1). Informational; no faculty vote required.
      • Changes to department chair description
        • Change of location in handbook. Motion from Faculty Council: to change section number from 1.3.2.2.1.1.1 to 1.3.2.2.1.5, placing department chairs under Provost rather than Associate Provost of Assessment, Planning and Research.
        • Addition of assessment report submission to department chair duties (Sect. 1.3.2.2.1.1.1). Motion from Provost: to add language to the Responsibilities and Duties section regarding timely submission of program review and assessment reports.
    • Proposal for Handbook changes relating to Library. Motion from Director of Library:  to replace the outdated material in Handbook section 4 with the attached revision (see attached document Library_Motion11192010.pdf)                                          

  • Provost’s Pointers                                                                                           
  • Adjournment                                                                                                    

Attachments and links:

SPC_proposal_11192010.pdf

 

Oct. 29, 2010 - Winter Hall 210

Printable Agenda

Tenure and Promotion Reception begins immediately following in Winter Hall Rotunda

Sept. 24, 2010 - Winter Hall 2010

Printable Agenda

  • Call to Order
  • Faculty Devotional
  • New Faculty Introduction
  • Report from the President
  • Report from Admissions

(break)

  • Business of the Faculty
  • a. Approval of the Minutes from 4-23-2010
    b. Update from Faculty Council
  • Provost’s Pointers
  • Adjournment
April 23, 2010

Printable Agenda

  • Call to Order                                                                                                     
  • Faculty Devotional                                                                                 
  • Report from the President                                                                                  
  • Business of the Faculty 
    • Approval of the Minutes from 3-26-2010                                                   
    • Motion from Registrar Regarding  Approval of the Graduating Class of 2010
    • Standing Committee Elections                                                               

 (Break)                                                                                                            

    • Motion from Faculty Council regarding CTAC                                           
    • Motions from Faculty Council regarding faculty status                              
      • Addition of Director of Athletics to list of administrators having faculty status
      • Addition of Director of the Museum to list of administrators having voice and vote at faculty meetings
  • Provost’s Pointers                                                                                             
  • Adjournment                                                                                                     

Attachments and links:

StandingCommitteeElections2010-2011.pdf

CTAC Motion

FacultyStatus motions.pdf

Minutes of 3/26/2010

List of Graduates by Department