Faculty Senate Retreat Minutes
UC - Oso 221
August 15, 2012

Present: J. Anderson, S. Anderson, Baldwin, Beltz, Chambers, Concannon, Engelhardt, Friday, Garcia, Keys, Larkin, Louis, Lyle, Miller, Spencer, Tejeda-Delgado 

Absent: Bowden, Garrett, Griffith, Klaus, Li, Zimmer

Ex-Officio: Graham

Guest: Stoever

1.      The Speaker Spencer, called the meeting to order at 9:00 a. m.

2.      Self-introductions of senators.

3.      Dr. Colby Stoever, Director of Planning & Institutional Research, reviewed the outcomes of the Employee Engagement Survey.  Discussion ensued.

4.      Speaker's Report:

On the horizon (relayed by Spencer from the Provost):

Spencer's concerns:

5.      Lyle reviewed Robert's Rules of Order.  Examples of meeting procedures were presented and discussion ensued.  Lyle will serve as the parliamentarian for the Senate during the 2012-2013 academic year.

6.      Discussion re: the type of Senate we are vs. the type of Senate we would like to be was participated in by the Senators present.
 

7.      Committee Work: Each Faculty Senate Committee met with their respective chair to identify the priorities for their work this year:  

Academic Affairs
Sherrye Garrett (College of Education) - Chair
Kevin Concannon (College of Liberal Arts)
Long-zhuang Li (College of Science and Engineering)
David Miller (College of Nursing and Health Science)
 

Goals:

  1. Revision to Core (provost's role; the CB): from the student point of view
  2. Completion of Honor's Program
  3. Online and Academic Partnership (retention and graduation course eval)
    - what happened to the evaluation forms for online classes that were developed last year?
  4. Course catalog revisions
  5. Registrar not posting/releasing grades in a timely manner
  6. Registrar not managing student information when students drop a course  

Awards/Bylaws/Elections
Lisa Louis (Mary and Jeff Bell Library) - Chair
Sara Baldwin (College of Nursing and Health Science)
Amanda Garcia (College of Liberal Arts)
Stacey Lyle (College of Science and Engineering)

Goals:

  1. Awards
  2. Bylaws and Constitution (should reflect current practice)
  3. Junior faculty awards

Budget Committee
Valrie Chambers (College of Business) - Chair
Yolanda Keys (College of Nursing and Health Sciences)
Tim Klaus (College of Business)
 

Goals:

  1. Summer pay evaluation (how did it work)
  2. Low Pay - equity/merit
  3. Strategic Planning & Budget Committee
  4. More information to faculty
  5. CFE/ODE Overlap wasteful??
    Organizational chart/FAQ Help

Committee on Committees
Carmen Tejeda-Delgado (College of Education) - Chair
Molly Engelhardt (College of Liberal Arts)
Bryant Griffith (College of Education)
Beate Zimmer (College of Science and Engineering)

Goals:

  1. Develop a timelines (flowchart) available online for faculty including information such as when committees are filled and when survey monkey is presented.
  2. Convey procedures and policies of COC to perspective colleges via FS COC member(s)
  3. Help to ensure ALL vacancies are full and information is updated in collaboration with Provost office
  4. Assign each COC member a set of committees to manage and monitor for accuracy

Faculty Affairs Committee
Shane Anderson (College of Liberal Arts) - Chair
Jennifer Anderson (Mary and Jeff Bell Library)
Randall Bowden (College of Education)
Swint Friday (College of Business)

Goals:

  1. Pay equity/inversion
  2. Summer school pay and course assignments
  3. Dependent scholarships (budget)
  4. Librarian Status (at will/continuing appointment)
  5. Academic freedom n course structure (especially online and Academic Partnerships)
  6. Developmental Leave
  7. Post Tenure Review
  8. Faculty workload - Research, Service, increasing number of students and assessments, as well as calendar/schedule of events (Islander Forum and how early it happens)

8. The meeting schedule for the year was determined and will be published on the website.  

9.      Discussion of the Financial Conflict of Interest document ensued per the request of ___________.  

10.  The Retreat was adjourned by Senate Speaker Spencer in order to take up formal Senate business.

Respectfully submitted,

Suzanne K. Beltz

Suzanne K. Beltz, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC, CNE
Senate Secretary

Faculty Senate Minutes (Continued)
UC - Oso 221
August 15, 2012

Present: J. Anderson, S. Anderson, Beltz, Chambers, Concannon, Engelhardt, Friday, Garcia, Keys, Larkin, Louis, Lyle, Miller, Spencer, Tejeda-Delgado

 

Absent: Baldwin, Bowden, Garrett, Griffith, Klaus, Li, Zimmer

 

Ex-Officio: Graham

  1. The Speaker Spencer, called the meeting to order at 2:15 p.m. for the purpose of considering the Financial Conflict of Interest in Research document for the Texas A&M System.

  2. Friday moved that we recommend adoption of Rule 15.01.03_1 "Financial Conflict of Interest in Research" as amended in discussion during the Faculty Senate Retreat:

    Amending section 2, para 1 to read: Each Investigator shall submit the Financial Disclosure Statement (see Appendix B, System Regulation 15.01.03) to the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi COI Official.

    The motion was seconded by Chambers; the motion carried.

    Speaker Spencer will present this action to Associate Provost Paul Meyer.

  3. The meeting was adjourned with a fire drill at 2:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

 

Suzanne K. Beltz

 

Suzanne K. Beltz, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC, CNE

Senate Secretary