Tim Heaven, Joseph Telfair, Beverly Mulvihill, John Wittig, John Smith,
Stephanie Belcher, Mike Wyss, Pam Murray, Mark Lockhart, Gary Sapp, Ted
Benditt, Pat Greenup
for February 3, 2004 FSEC
Meeting with President Garrison
Discussion during the meeting lead
to this draft of the topics for possible discussion with the President on February 3, 2004:
Faculty Development Program
University Wide Committees
Administrator Performance Evaluation
Faculty involvement in Strategic Plan
In academic units
Curriculum and Research recommendations
concerning Strategic Plan
for recognition of faculty
Process For information purposes
Agenda for February 10, 2004
Faculty Senate Meeting
DRAFT AGENDA 1-31-04 -Faculty Senate Meeting
February 10, 2004
University Center Room-412-413 A. M.
of Minutes January 13, 2004 Meeting
DeeDee Bruns, Director of Enrollment Management
Sadis Matalon Conclusions of IRB Report Costs of Operating the UAB
Research Office activities
Senate Elections Process Nominees Needed/Academic Unit Secretary
Greenup, Chair of Elections Committee
Standing Committee Reports
& Research Senator Murray
Affairs Senator Telfair
& Operations Senator Mulvihill
Senator Linda Reed
a. Phase I Reports Update on
Follow Up Secretary Greenup
b. Phase III Faculty Governance
Health Sciences Senator
& Humanities Senator
(5) Education Senator
of Trustees Meeting February 5-6,
2004 Chair Smith presentation
Senate Meeting March 9, 2004
Unit Reports Phase III Engineering, Health Related Professions, Lister Hill
Library, Medicine, Sterne Library
Senate Meeting March 9, 2004
President Garrison; Provost Capilouto and Patricia Raczynski
Senate Meeting April 2004 Mr. David Fine and Dean Will Deal
f.Faculty Senate Meeting May 11, 2004 Chair Smith Year in Review and Academic
Unit reports update and Elections Process for Senators at Large to Serve on the
Faculty Senate Executive Committee 2004-05
of Topics and Follow Up Actions
Smith presented the information about the Diversity Training module and
that the Faculty Senate has been requested to serve as reviewers of the
current version of materials. The dates of March 17 and 19 have been
scheduled as times for Senate volunteers to assist with the evaluation of
the current version of the training materials. Chair Smith will
distribute forthcoming information and this topic will be discussed with
President Garrison on February 3,
status of Faculty Development Programs was reviewed and this topic will
be on the agenda February 3, 2004.
status of the Ullman building replacement was briefly discussed. The
decision was not to address this topic further until the President shared
information related to the planning for the new building.
Board of Trustees meeting will be held on February 5 and 6, 2004. Chair
Smith encouraged FSEC members to attend if possible for the Thursday
afternoon and Friday morning sessions.
SACS Accreditation Process
Chair Smith reported that the work
of many of the audit teams is progressing on or ahead of schedule. The
Curriculum & Research Committee has been requested to review the issues
related to test for competencies as related to the core curriculum. The
C&R and Chair Pam Murray will be working with Dr. Corliss to move this topic
along the path of the needs for the accreditation process.
Eliminated at UAB Handout at the January 13, 2004 Senate meeting. This document was
distributed FYI that programs do come and go. This document was
distributed at the APC initially with no specific directives other than
awareness that programs should always be aware that ongoing evaluation
and assessment are part of the norm for the operations of the University.
Discussion about the role of the Senate in the review of programs to be terminated
occurred but the decision was to not take any action until a potential
problem was apparent to the Senate.
Committees status were discussed and this item
is on the agenda for the February
3, 2004 meeting with President Garrison.
status of progress by the Senate Standing Committees to review the issues
presented by academic units in the Phase I reports was discussed and this
topic is before the FAC, Finance and C&R with reports to be presented
to the FSEC in the future. The Chair and Secretary will work with the
Chairs of the Standing Committees to prepare recommendations that are to
be presented to the Senate. The FSEC must follow this carefully to assure
that cynicism does not emerge based on lack of follow up by the FSEC and
response rates for the IDEA Dean evaluations draft report was presented
by FAC Chair Telfair. This report will be revised and distributed at the February 10, 2004 meeting.
elections process status was reviewed. All testing by FSEC and Governance
& Operations Committee members has been productive and the feedback
will be used to make revisions in the process. All electronic materials
must be ready to distribute by March
1, 2004. This target date seems feasible.
topic of tenure time out was initially presented at the December Senate
meeting during the Open Forum. The Secretary recommended that the FSEC
officially forward a request to the FPPC for review and recommendations
to revisions in Section 2.0 of the Faculty Handbook. The FSEC agreed with
this recommendation Secretary Greenup will draft a letter and submit to
Smith reported that he met with CIRB Chair Hook and Leslie Early
concerning the revision of the Conflicts of Interest Policy and the role
of the Senate in this process. The Senate will refer the proposed
revisions to the FPPC when received. There was discussion about the links
between the FPPC and the Senate and the Secretary recommended that this
topic be held open until the Bylaws revisions are presented to the FSEC
within the next month.
role of faculty in the Strategic Planning process at the level of the
academic units was discussed and this is a topic for February 3, 2004.
Pam Murray presented a report from the C&R committee. The
recommendations related to the Strategic Plan will be presented to the
FSEC with President Garrison on February
Items From this Meeting
Secretary and Office Associate will prepare the Draft Agenda for February 3, 2004 and send to
Secretary will revise the Draft Agenda for the February 10, 2004 Senate meeting and
forward to Chair Smith.
Greenup will present a brief summary of the status of Phase I issues for
the February 10, 2004
Greenup will present a status report for the implementation of the
electronic voting process for Senate elections at the February 10, 2004 meeting.
Greenup will draft a letter for Chair Smith pertaining to the request for
the FPPC to review the issue of tenure time out and possible
recommendations to be forwarded to the Senate.
Murray, Chair of the C&R will continue to work with Dr. Corliss
concerning the accreditation requirements for evaluation of competencies
of students as related to the core curriculum.
Smith will distribute information about the Diversity Training plans.
Belcher will work with the Secretary to send a nominee reminder to all
Faculty members in the units that have not submitted nominations.
Belcher will place an ad in the Reporter to remind faculty members that
nominations are due February 20,
Not Discussed and Possible Topics for the February FSEC meeting
and update of all job descriptions for officers, senators, FPPC members
and chairs of standing committees. The secretary needs assistance to
complete this task.
Reed and the follow up concerning the Sick Leave Policy.
of in-house research funding opportunities for faculty.
Senator duties need to be defined.
is the current UAB organizational chart?
elections process and job description for senators at large who serve on
for February 28, 2004
Agenda for February 10, 2004
on the Elections Process for 2004.
of the Expanded Minutes of the January
13, 2004 Faculty Senate Meeting.
Rate Draft Report UAB Administrator Reviews 2003.
Minutes Prepared by
Secretary Greenup, January 31, 2004.