Faculty Policies and Procedures Meeting
MEMBERS PRESENT: Dr. Michael Wyss (Chair), Dr.
ALTERNATES PRESENT: Dr. Mark Lockhart, Dr. Loucrecia Collins
EX-OFFICO MEMBERS PRESENT: Mr. Edward Kennedy
MEMBERS AND EX-OFFICO MEMBERS ABSENT WITH NOTICE: Dr. Eli Capilouto, Mr. James Lowery, Dr. Sardis Matalon, Dr. Hrudaya Nath, Dr. Janice Patterson, Dr. Rose Scripa, Dr. Om Srivastava, Dr. BJ Stephens
MEMBERS ABSENT: Dr. Sonja Rieger
Chair Wyss called the Faculty
Policies Procedure meeting to order at The minutes from the
Chair Wyss reported that the
revision of the policy on Policy Review was approved by the Faculty Senate. Chair Wyss and Sheila
. UAB Employee Handbook
. Faculty Handbook
. Grants and Contracts
. Hotlinks to each school
Chair Wyss requested that if any members of the FPPC have any ideas or suggestions for the Faculty Resource Page to let him know.
Chair Wyss reported that Section 2.0 and Appendices A, B, C were reviewed in August by the Deans and the Provost at an APC meeting. Dr. Wyss anticipates that a committee including him and Dr. Greenup and several Deans will be formed to review the final documents.
Presentation of Information Items – (Mr. James Lowery Out with Notice) No changes made since the last FPPC meeting.
Chair Wyss reviewed the following proposal that was unanimously accepted by the FPPC. It is to be sent to Dr. Rose Scripa’s office.
PROPOSAL: For ease of reference, in the Table of Contents of the
online Faculty Handbook, add to the Section 8 section the list of
policies that formerly appeared in the Part II section.
RATIONALE: In the online Faculty Handbook, "Part II" was
eliminated as a separate section, and the policies that were in Part II
were given direct links via the list of those policies in Section 8. At
the same time, the Table of Contents was changed to reflect that those
policies are now contained in Section 8 AND the LIST of those policies
was removed from Part II in the Table of Contents. However, the LIST of
the policies was NOT added in Section 8 in the Table of Contents.
Dr. Wyss indicated that Dr. Scripa will compile a list of items that must be addressed in school/library handbooks after the President approves the new sections and appendices of the UAB Faculty Handbook. This list will be presented to the FPCC for comment and forwarded to the deans who will pass the information to the school committee.
Mr. Tim Pennycuff questioned the status of the “proposal for setting a time limit” for school handbooks to come into compliance with the UAB Handbook. This was presented to the UAB Faculty Senate. Dr. Greenup indicated that Dr. Capilouto has seen that report and has reservations about the short time it allows (6 months). Provost Capilouto has indicated that he will define the timeline for Academic Units to bring their faculty handbooks into compliance with the UAB version of Section 2 and Appendix A, B and C when the President makes the final approval of the revisions.
a. Subcommittee A – No report
b. Subcommittee C – Dr. Greenup indicated that Subcommittee C cannot move forward until a report from the C.I.R.B. is received.
c. Ad Hoc Subcommittee – (Handout Given) Mr. Pennycuff reported a recommendation that HTML and PDF files be used for the electronic archival version of the UAB Faculty Handbook. Further, they recommended that a printed copy of Section 2.0 be maintained in the Sterne and Lister Hill Libraries and that all policy changes be sent to the libraries within 3 days of their effective date. Superseded versions will be archived. Mr. Pennycuff indicated that a printed copy will also be kept in the office of the Provost.
A table will be maintained that will track changes and it will also be archived when another issue is completed.
Chair Wyss recommended that a change be added to Section 2 “All changes be submitted to Lister Hill and Sterne Libraries within three days.”
The FPPC voted unanimously to recommend the amended policy to the UAB Faculty Senate.
next meeting of the FPPC –
The meeting adjourned at