Faculty Senate Executive Committee Meeting
December 8, 2004
Absent: Dr. Jeffrey Engler; Dr. Patsy Greenup; Dr. William Ogard; Dr. John Smith
Dr. Theodore Benditt, Chair of the Faculty Senate, distributed the individual number compilations and comments to the President and Provost that were received during the survey/evaluation. The President and Provost were asked to reply by December 30, 2004 with any concerns.
Status of Administrator Searches/Appointments
Dr. Garrison summarized the current recruitment efforts at UAB as follows:
FSEC members inquired as to whom does effort reporting apply, specifically “all faculty” or “only those who are involved with grants.” All schools/faculty received written documentation regarding UAB’s effort reporting guidelines which included a request that individuals acknowledge their awareness of these guidelines through electronic means. Educational presentations are being conducted at this time. It is anticipated that web-based training will be available in the future.
The Faculty Senate recommended sending additional reminders periodically to increase awareness.
Section 2 Timetable-Faculty Handbook
Dr. James Lowery, Director of Management Support Services in the Department of Institutional Studies and Services, was asked to draft modifications to Section 2 of the Faculty Handbook regarding the termination of tenured faculty in specific conditions, specifically bona fide financial exigency, bona fide financial crisis or academic unit closure. Also, Dr. Capilouto will review the language pertaining to the libraries in Section 2. Dr. Capilouto reminded the FSEC members that the modified Section 2 must be submitted to the Board of Trustees for approval.
It was noted that the “Tenure Clock Stoppage” and “Grade Distribution” policies will be reviewed by the Faculty Policy and Procedures Committee (FPPC) at their December meeting.
SACS has issued their preliminary
report to which UAB must respond by the end of January 2005. Since Dr.