FSEC MEETING – MAY 25, 2005

MINUTES

 

  1. ATTENDING: Ted Benditt; Pete Anderson; Joe March; Mark Lockhart; Warren Martin; Jeff Engler; Gary Sapp; Jennifer Long; Beverly Mulvihill; Joseph Telfair; Pat Greenup; Mike Wyss; Stephanie Belcher

 

  1. FSEC MINUTES of April 27, 2005: Approved as distributed.

 

  1. DRAFT OF EXPANDED MINUTES FOR MAY 12, 2005 SENATE MEETING – no recommended changes to minutes received from FSEC – document ready for distribution to Senators.

 

  1. DRAFT – AGENDA FOR JUNE 7, 2005 FSEC MEETING WITH PRESIDENT AND PROVOST

UAB FACULTY SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Administration Building 1070

Tuesday June 7, 2005

9-10:30 am

FSEC MEETING WITH PRESIDENT GARRISON

AGENDA

 

1.                  Distribution Indices Update

2.                  CareMark Questions

3.                  Faculty Reviews Process – Timeline

4.                  Academic Calendar Issues

5.                  Comprehensive Plan For UAB Community Development Efforts

 

  1. DRAFT – AGENDA FOR JUNE 14, 2005 SENATE MEETING

Senate Meeting Agenda

June 14, 2005

  7:30 - 9:30 A. M.

Penthouse CR1

 

  1. Call to Order
  2. Recognition of Visitors – Please Sign Attendance Roster
  3. Approval of Minutes – May 10, 2005 Meeting
  4. Chair Report – Past Chair Ted Benditt and Chair Pete Anderson
  5. Elections of Senators at Large to Faculty Senate Executive Committee
  6. President’s Report – President Carol Garrison

8.  Senate Standing Committees – Planning for 2005-2006 Activities

            a.   Curriculum & Research – Senator Jeff Engler

b.      Faculty Affairs – Senator Mark Lockhart

c.       Governance & Operations - Senator Jennifer Long

d.      Finance – Senator Warren Martin

       10.  New Business

a.       Faculty Senate Representatives to University-wide Committees – Debra Laken

b.      Fringe Benefits Committee – Warren Martin and Linda Reed

c.       Diversity Council – Madelyn Coar

        11. Open Forum

         12. Announcements

a. Next Senate Meeting – July 12, 2005 – Penthouse CR1

b. President Garrison’s State of the University Address – September

c. Executive Committee meeting – June 22, 2005 – noon in Senate

    office

            d. Executive Committee meeting with President Garrison and Provost 

                Capilouto – June 29, 2005.

 

  1. Summary of topics discussed by FSEC

 

    1. Introductions of new members to the FSEC for 2005-2006 term.
    2. Chair Benditt reported that a copy of the UAB Affirmative Action Plan Summary for 2005 will be available in the Senate office.
    3. Chair Benditt reported that the Senate has received a report on faculty salary analysis from Dr. John Lyons. Chair Benditt has this report.
    4. Chair Benditt encouraged FSEC members to consider the Constitution Reform petition and to consider active participation by the Senate to encourage faculty participation.
    5. Chair Benditt distributed copies of memo from Provost Capilouto – coordinated Planning for Library Space and Services. This was an FYI and no action is required by FSEC or Senate at this time.
    6. Chair Benditt encouraged the FSEC to review the memo from Provost Capilouto – Focused Report on Comprehensive Standard 3.7.2- evaluation of Faculty Effectiveness. No further action required.

 

  1. TOPICS IDENTIFIED REQUIRING FURTHER DISCUSSION/ACTION BY FSEC AND/OR SENATE

 

    1. ACTION ITEM - Senate – FAC administration of Academic Administrator evaluations. Chair Mark Lockhart is preparing a draft proposal for the FSEC June 22, 2005 meeting. This draft proposal will address all of the issues discussed at this meeting. The discussion included the minutes of the last FAC meeting and the FAC annual report.

 

NOTE: May 12, 2005 the FSEC (members able to attend) discussed the FAC recommendations and these recommendations are part of the planning in progress by Chair Lockhart. Additionally, on May 18, 2005 Chair elect Anderson, Secretary Greenup, Stephanie Belcher and Mark Lockhart met to discuss the planning and timeline issues that must be considered in preparing the administrator evaluation proposal to be submitted to Senate/President and Provost.

 

    1. ACTION ITEM - Chair Anderson is preparing a draft proposal for discussion at the June 22, 2005 FSEC meeting on Senate liaison process implementation. A decision for possible presentation to President and Provost on June 29, 2005 will be made.
    2. ACTION ITEM – Secretary Greenup requested FSEC members to encourage nominations for Senators-at-large. Two nominees’ names have been submitted.
    3. ACTION ITEM – Governance & Operations will need to write proposed amendments to the Senate Bylaws to include the election process for Senators-at-large. Chair Long will be working with the committee on this during the coming months.
    4. ACTION ITEM -Topics for future Senate meeting presentations – this will need to be addressed at the June 22, 2005 FSEC meeting.
    5. ACTION ITEM- University-wide committee reports – place on FSEC agenda for June 22, 2005 meeting.
    6. ACTION ITEM – FAC will continue to identify a process for Senate review of periodic career review. This topic will require further discussion by the FSEC on June 22, 2005.

 

  1. TOPICS ON AGENDA – NOT DISCUSSED – FORWARDED TO JUNE 22, 2005 AGENDA

 

    1. Faculty Handbook – will there be paper copies in the future versus only the online versions; which version of handbook and policies apply to faculty (current versus when hired)
    2. Number of adjunct faculty and number of non-tenure earning track in comparison with tenure-earning and tenured faculty positions-addressing questions of metrics compliance and faculty workloads; effort reporting issues – will FSEC address this topic?
    3. Senate Annual Report - - access to and availability of UAB administrators by the faculty – does FSEC want to address this topic?
    4. Promotion and Tenure criteria – what is process in academic units when faculty members are not involved in research, teaching and service? Are P&T guidelines defined so that all faculty members are aware of requirements and differences when in “teacher focus position” or in research focus position? Will the FSEC address this topic?

 

  1. Action Items from the May 25, 2005 FSEC Meeting

 

Refer to the sections above in these minutes.

 

  1. Action Items from the April 25, 2005 FSEC Meeting

 

    1. Implementation of Senate Liaison position and activities – Chair Anderson is preparing a plan to present to President and Provost on June 29, 2005.
    2. FAC work on periodic career review practices is ongoing.
    3. All other action items were addressed and completed or are ongoing.

 

  1. Handouts at the FSEC Meeting on May 25, 2005

 

    1. Memo from Provost – Focused Report on Comprehensive Standard 3.7.2-evaluation of Faculty effectiveness
    2. Memo from Provost – Coordinated Planning for Library Space and Services
    3. Agenda for FSEC Meeting – May 25, 2005
    4. DRAFT Minutes – FSEC Meeting – April 27, 2005
    5. DRAFT – Expanded Minutes for May 10, 2005 Senate Meeting
    6. 2005 Listing of UAB Academic Departments and Chairs

 

L. Announcements

1.      Next FSEC meeting – June 22 – noon – 1:30 pm

2.      Orientation – new chairs and senators at large – June 22 at 11 am – Senate office

3.      FSEC meeting with President and Provost – June 29 at 9-10:30 am

4.      Current Senate roster and committee assignments – updated materials will be distributed for June Senate meeting

5.      Location and dates for Senate meetings-will be distributed to Senators

 

      M. Adjournment

 

           The FSEC meeting adjourned at 1:30 pm.

 

 

      These minutes have been prepared by Secretary Greenup on May 28, 2005.