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This Week's Agenda

Faculty Senate Agenda

Joint Meeting with Council of Academic Deans and Council of Chairs

3:30-6:00 pm, Wednesday, November 19, 2014

McCoy Hall 233
(Note time and location change)

Minutes from previous meetings are available at 
http://www.txstate.edu/facultysenate/about/56th-senate-minutes

3:30     Joint meeting with the Council of Academic Deans and the Council of Chairs

1.   Enforcing the stipulation that HB2504 SPIs are not used in faculty evaluations; trial of online administration of SPI's (Journalism and Mass Communication and Clinical Laboratory Science)
– Ms. Michel Conroy

2.   Feedback on inaugural Adjunct Faculty Workload Release cycle, Excellence in Part-Time Teaching Awards, and online Faculty Development Leave submissions and reviews; encouraging nominations and applications for faculty recognition opportunities – Ms. Michel Conroy

3.   Meeting the needs of disabled faculty - After the diagnosis, who can help us secure the correct interventions (e.g., ergonomic chairs, desks, ramps)?  Who should pay for the interventions?
– Dr. Susan Day

4.   Space issues, both office and classroom - What plans are being made to handle these issues?
What will we do if TRB funds are unavailable? – Dr. Susan Day

5.   System Attorney Protocol – Dr. Cynthia Opheim

6.   Update on TK20 ePortfolio Faculty Qualifications System – Dr. Cynthia Opheim and
Mr. Whitten Smart

5:00     Break

 Faculty Senate meeting convenes

5:15     University Research Committee, Research Enhancement Program recommendations

5:35     College of Science Dean review assignment

5:55     Approval of 10/29, 11/5, and 11/12 minutes

6:00     Adjournment