Summary of Minutes Faculty Senate Meeting November 11, 2003
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UAB Budget Process Presentation Provost Capilouto and Vice-President Margison shared information in a Power Point presentation and Attachments-FY 2004 Planning (Spring 2003) The Senate is seeking approval for posting these materials on the Senate web page. Provost Capilouto reported that the Planning Notebooks for each of the academic units contain additional budget information. Faculty members were encouraged to review these documents.
Senator and Chair Beverly Mulvihill reported that the committee met on October 21 and continued review of the Senate Constitution & Bylaws. The committee has reviewed the attendance reports for senators and alternates and the data shows that all academic units have been represented by a senator or alternate at the Senate meetings to date during the 2003 term. The committee is continuing the review of the links of Senate committees with University-wide committees.
Chair Smith reported that the committee is continuing the work of dean evaluations and working with I.D.E.A. to move forward with the data analysis and report generation.
Senator and Chair Pam Murray reported that four subcommittees are reviewing concerns related to elements of the Strategic Plan linked to undergraduate programs, graduate programs and the types of metrics to be used in some of the academic units. The committee plans to have recommendations to present to the Senate at the February meeting.
Academic Unit Reports Chair Smith reported that the information submitted by academic units during Phase I of the unit reports is being summarized and the Senate Executive Committee will review all issues and make disposition decisions at the November Executive committee meeting. The Executive Committee has discussed these concerns and presented some of the concerns to President Garrison and Provost Capilouto; the Executive committee will prepare a summary report for the Senate and identify any proposed Senate actions. For the Phase II reports, senators were requested to prepare a report related to two items: (1) periodic review of tenured faculty over and above the merit review process and (2) the interest of faculty to be involved in Faculty Senate conducted evaluations of identified academic administrators. Written and oral reports were submitted by Arts & Humanities, Business, Dentistry, Education and Engineering. When all of the 15 academic units have completed Phase III reports, the reports will be summarized and posted on the Senate web site and presented for future Senate discussion and actions.
Announcements Chair Smith announced that the next
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