Faculty Policies and Procedures Meeting

December 19, 2003

HOEN 120

7:30-9:30 a.m.


Members Present: Dr. Michael Wyss (Chair), Dr. Madelyn Coar, Dr. Loretta Cormier, Dr. Dorothy Gauthier, Dr. Joseph Gauthier, Dr. Pat Greenup, Dr. Timothy Heaven, Dr. Philip Musa, Mr. Timothy Pennycuff, Dr. Rose Scripa, Dr. BJ Stephens, Ms. Carolyn Walden, Dr. John Waterbor



Members Absent with Notification: Dr. Eli Capilouto, Dr. Sadis Matalon, Dr. BJ Stephens, Dr. Janice Patterson


Alternates Present:  Dr. Mark Lockhart for Dr. Hrudaya Nath


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


Members Absent without Notification:   Dr. Sonja Rieger, Dr. Om Srivastava


Chair Wyss called the meeting to order at 7:36 a.m.


The minutes from the October 24, 2003 meeting were approved as distributed.


Chair Wyss reported that the “Faculty Resource” webpage is up and running with a link from the UAB homepage. 


Chair Wyss indicated that the CIRB version of the “Conflicts of Interest Policy  has been sent to Subcommittee C for further review.


No report from the Faculty Senate


Mr. James Lowery reviewed changes to the form “Status of Sections of the Handbook and Policies Currently Being Reviewed.”

The following changes have been made:

1.      Page 2 Chapter 6 - Clarification of wording for “UAB – related Foreign Travel”

2.      Pages 3-5 “Ready (no changes)” was added in column 4 for items reported as completed by Subcommittee A.


No Report from Subcommittee A


Subcommittee C Report – “Handouts (Subcommittee C Minutes November 7, 2003 and November 21, 2003)”

Dr. Greenup indicated that Subcommittee C has begun to review the “Conflicts of Interest Policy” and the “Conflicts of Commitment Policy.”  The FPPC reviewed the November 23, 2003 redline/strikeout version of the “Conflicts of Commitment Policy” and approved numerous changes which should be considered for incorporation by Subcommittee C.  Chair Wyss requested Subcommittee C to meet to consider the changes approved by the FPPC today.


Subcommittee C is scheduled to meet on January 16, 2004.  Dr. Greenup requested that any additional suggestions or information be sent to her before the meeting.


Next FPPC meeting January 23, 2004 at HOEN 120 from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.


Meeting adjourned at 8:57 a.m.