Guests: Amanda Retallack, Tina Vernick, and Jason De La Cruz
I. Developmental Leave Applications
Senators heard reports from faculty seeking developmental leave.
II. CAD Report -- James
Cassidy introduced workload revision; there was not a great deal of discussion as he told them that the president seemed fine with the new policy.
Gratz announced 16 or 17 new positions for next academic year. Departments and colleges should come up with list of priorities as part of their strategic plan. These priorities will then be scrutinized and decisions made about where the new positions will go.
Additionally there will be three additional positions as part of the Target of Opportunity Program. These positions should be used to increase diversity which would be very broadly defined. The senators discussed whether these positions would be filled with full-blown searches or not. James said the memo indicated that the positions would be filled without searches.
PAAG Follow-Up Memo
Discussion followed discussing President Trauth's announcement that she sent Regent Flores a letter asking him to submit the anti-discrimination memo to the Board.
Senate did get a refurbished PC and has been added to the refresh cycle for this semester.
Lisa will retype ballots. The senate will need to hold an election to replace Chris Frost in Liberal Arts before it can conduct the Liason elections. The Liason elections will be conducted early in the spring semester.
Grievance Committee information on web page is out of date and needs to be removed. Senator Shah said that he would take care of it.
Senator Sawey mentioned that he would try to get the information on Merit and Performance onto the web. This led to a discussion about the merit decisions. Some departments are attempting to distribute the merit money equally among all eligible faculty. Others are trying to give equal dollar amounts to all faculty.
Senator Conroy asked if Gratz had responded to nominations for committees.
Stone said he'd heard nothing about that or about the number of graduations faculty have to attend. Similarly, Post Tenure Review policy has been sent to Dr. Gratz with no response.
Senator Gordon asked if other departments were having trouble getting approval to advertise for new positions. Senator Peeler pointed out that this has been a perennial problem.
Senator Sawey asked what
Minutes from November 5th were approved.
Draft faculty senate minutes
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