Faculty Senate Retreat Minutes
August 20, 2010
Attendance: Allred, Anderson, Benibo, Changchit, Davis, Etheridge, Garrett, Kantangur, Katz, Li, Loveland, Mehrubeoglu, Moody, Ocker, Picou, Ridley, Rogers, Sefcik
1. Speaker Katz called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM.
2. Speaker Katz opened the meeting by discussing timely reporting obligations and outlining the business to be completed during the retreat. Issues noted during this discussion included:
2.1. Ballot confusion
2.2. Changes to formula funding
2.3. Problem with students taking maymester classes before being notified of probation/suspensions from previous term. The problem is complicated by financial aid being lost and the student being expected to pay for class. Katz asked faculty to investigate extent of the problem in their area.
2.3.1. A discussion of Scholastic standing in general followed.
2.5. Digital Measures --
2.5.1. Format of reports generated for vitas and activity reports doesn't work for many departments.
2.5.2. Student evaluation questions bad and need work. Benibo will follow up with Orser.
2.6. Changes in benefits
2.7. Delmar dual admission agreement -- on September agenda.
3. Assignment of committees and selection of committee chairs -- See attached
4. Identification of Issues for 2010-2011
4.1. Senators identified approximately two dozen individual issues for the senate to monitor or investigate this year. After further discussion, the issues were combined into eight broad categories of issues as follows:
4.1.1. Parking (4)
4.1.2. Faculty compensation (18)
18.104.22.168. Pay schedule
22.214.171.124. Peer group
126.96.36.199. Workload issues
4.1.3. Delmar agreement (2)
4.1.4. Blackboard/Educational Technology Issues (17)
188.8.131.52. Online Class Sizes
184.108.40.206. Online student evaluations
4.1.5. Library -- Institutional repository (6)
4.1.6. Policy Issues (15)
220.127.116.11. P&T timeline
18.104.22.168. After the fact involvement
22.214.171.124. Calendar issues
126.96.36.199.1. Sync with others
188.8.131.52.2. Extra week
184.108.40.206. Add/drop deadlines/policies
220.127.116.11. Classroom utilization & scheduling
4.1.7. Admin relations (18)
18.104.22.168. H B 2504
22.214.171.124.2. Faculty privacy
126.96.36.199. Admin evals
188.8.131.52. Digital measures
184.108.40.206.1. Course evals
220.127.116.11.2. Format of reports
18.104.22.168. Records retention/destruction
22.214.171.124. Faculty privacy
4.1.8. Follow up (issues from previous year)
126.96.36.199. Retiree benefits
188.8.131.52. Dependent tuition benefits
184.108.40.206. Implementation of WebCT task force plans
220.127.116.11. squeaky wheel strategies
18.104.22.168. bylaws changes (speaker)
22.214.171.124. legislative/public relations
126.96.36.199. lecture series
188.8.131.52. media expert/guide
4.2. After determining that the "Follow Up" issues would be followed up on by the speaker, Senators voted on the remaining seven issues to determine priorities. The results of the voting appear in parentheses above.
4.3. The Executive Committee will assign these issues to standing committees at the first meeting.
4.4. Speaker Katz adjourned the meeting at 1:45 PM.
Karen A. Loveland, Ph.D.
Faculty Senate Secretary