Faculty Policies and Procedures Committee

Minutes July 23, 2004

Penthouse CR1

7:30-9:30 a.m.


Members Present: Dr. Madelyn Coar, Dr. Lori Cormier, Dr. Dorothy Gauthier, Dr. Pat Greenup, Dr. Jeanne Hutchison,  Mr. Timothy Pennycuff, Dr. Rose Scripa,  Ms. Carolyn Walden, , Dr. Uday Vaidya, Dr. Michael Wyss (Chair)


Ex-Officio Members Present: Mr. James Lowery, Mr. Edward Kenney


Alternates Present: Dr. Mark Lockhart


Members Absent With Notice: Dr. Eli Capilouto


Members Absent Without Notice: Dr. John Waterbor, Ms. Patricia Higginbottom


Guest: Pam Bounelis


Chair Wyss called the meeting to order at 7:30 a.m.


The minutes from the June 25, 2004 meeting were approved as distributed.


Chair Report:

Chair Wyss reported that the Conflict of Interest policy is moving forward. Mr. Lowery indicated that the policy is at the administrative review level and he is hopeful that the Conflict of Interest Policy will be presented to the FPPC at the August 2004 meeting.


Presentation of Information Items:

Mr. Lowery indicated that per Chair Wyss request a column has been added to the policies status handout titled “Changed since last report?”


                                                                        Changes and Updates:


A.     Page 4 – Form related to UAB-related Foreign Travel has been updated and distributed.  Mr. Lowery noted that the policy has not changed only the form was updated.

B.     Page 5 – Nonsmoking policy review has been completed and is ready for review and approval by the FPPC.


Nonsmoking Policy (handout):

After reviewing the updated changes to the Nonsmoking policy and making changes to line #19 and line #26, it was motioned to accept the revisions and move the policy forward to the Faculty Senate. The motion was approved. Chair Wyss will forward the draft policy to the Faculty Senate for review. In his transmittal letter to the Senate, Dr. Wyss will note that the committee unanimously believed that the best policy would be to prohibit smoking anywhere on UAB’s campus, but it recognized that such a dramatic step will likely require more time, so as to gain a consensus of the faculty and staff.



Review of Section 3.5 and 3.8:

The FPPC reviewed Section 3.5 and 3.8 of the Faculty Handbook and made suggestions for Subcommittee C to consider.


Dr. Greenup indicated that Subcommittee C will look at adding a new section for Procedures for Conduct in Section 3.8 “who to call.” Subcommittee C was asked to discuss the broader issues related to conduct problems and to coordinate meetings of other officials to discuss solutions.


Mr. Ed Kennedy indicated that the legal staff is available to come to each school and give a presentation on how to handle volatile situations.


Next meeting August 27, 2004 in the Penthouse room CR1.


Meeting adjourned at 9:30 a.m.