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.

2.4.    Parking

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)

4.1.2.1.              Pay schedule

4.1.2.2.              Equity

4.1.2.3.              Peer group

4.1.2.4.              Workload issues

4.1.3. Delmar agreement (2)

4.1.4. Blackboard/Educational Technology Issues (17)

4.1.4.1.              Training

4.1.4.2.              Resources

4.1.4.3.              Online Class Sizes

4.1.4.4.              Policies

4.1.4.5.              Online student evaluations

4.1.4.6.              Workload

4.1.5. Library -- Institutional repository (6)

4.1.6. Policy Issues (15)

4.1.6.1.              P&T timeline

4.1.6.2.              After the fact involvement

4.1.6.3.              Calendar issues

4.1.6.3.1.                     Sync with others

4.1.6.3.2.                     Extra week

4.1.6.4.              Add/drop deadlines/policies

4.1.6.5.              Classroom utilization & scheduling

4.1.7. Admin relations (18)

4.1.7.1.              H B 2504

4.1.7.1.1.                     Compliance

4.1.7.1.2.                     Faculty privacy

4.1.7.2.              Admin evals

4.1.7.3.              Digital measures

4.1.7.3.1.                     Course evals

4.1.7.3.2.                     Format of reports

4.1.7.4.              Records retention/destruction

4.1.7.5.              Faculty privacy

4.1.8. Follow up (issues from previous year)

4.1.8.1.              Retiree benefits

4.1.8.2.              Dependent tuition benefits

4.1.8.3.              Implementation of WebCT task force plans

4.1.8.4.              squeaky wheel strategies

4.1.8.5.              bylaws changes (speaker)

4.1.8.6.              legislative/public relations

4.1.8.7.              lecture series

4.1.8.8.              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.

 

 

Respectfully Submitted

Karen A. Loveland, Ph.D.

Faculty Senate Secretary