Agenda for Faculty Senate Meeting
April 15, 2014
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Cameron 105
Meeting 2014-04

1.      Call to order.

2.      Approval of March 18,  2014 minutes

3.      Individual Reports

a.       Chancellor Miller.

·   Reviewed current and future budget situation

o   FY14 reversion of approximately $1.2 million to handled centrally

o   Planning for a $3.0 million reduction for FY15.

·   Items of interest in upcoming short legislative session

o   Out of state tuition – no change expected

o   Carry forward reform –some hope of new flexibility

o   Summer school innovations – some hope of new approach

·   Special BOG discussions to watch

o   Use of CITI for need-based financial aid

·   Invitation to attend commencement

·   Q & A.

b.      Provost Battles

·   Updates on major initiatives:

o   Strategic Action Planning

o   Undergraduate Student Success

o   Faculty Roles, Responsibilities and Rewards

·   Supplemental Compensation policy:  being discussed by Deans Council

·   Hiring updates:

o   Associate Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School:  Ron Vetter appointed

o   Interim Dean, Cameron School of Business:  process underway

o   Interim Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Leadership:  process underway

c.       President of the Senate Lugo.

·   Faculty Assembly report

o   PTR – Several campuses sent responses/resolutions with the proposed BOG policy. Some of the concerns are

                                                                                                        i.            Statements of PTR goals proposed by BOG are redundant at best. Has the potential of introducing confusion and miscommunication in the annual performance reviews.

                                                                                                      ii.            Higher level of review is wasteful and unnecessary. Adds unneeded burden to deans.

                                                                                                    iii.            Chairs are already trained and experienced in the evaluation process. No additional training is required.

                                                                                                    iv.            Annual evaluations are already taken into account in the PTR process. Not clear what other materials a “process audit” would require.

o   GEC – General Education council working on the assessment instrument for the two system-wide general education competencies.

o   Continuation of RTP revision. Reminder to read all documents in the RTP Forum including the recommendations by AA/Deans

4.      Committee Reports

a.       [Motion 2014-04-M01]   Motion was approved.

·   A new minor in Clinical Research

o   CLR Establishment CAF

o   Chair/Director’s support  letter

·   HON 499 – Interdisciplinary Honors work

o   HON 499 CAF

b.      [Motion 2014-04-M02]   The Faculty Welfare Committee offered the  following  motion regarding travel funding:

·   Because professional travel funds offer faculty essential support to fulfill their scholarship expectations, and because these funds are currently allocated with a wide variety of procedures, the Faculty Welfare committee recommends that all UNCW department chairs develop and consistently implement a transparent and equitable policy to allocate professional travel funding for all faculty.

 

After some discussion, and an expression of concern from the chancellor, the motion was approved

c.       [Motion 2014-04-M03]   The Steering Committee offered the enclosed motion on behalf of the CAS Chairs.

·   CAS Resolution on Supplemental Pay Limits.

 

The motion was approved

d.      [Motion 2014-04-M04]   The University Studies Advisory Committee offered the two resolutions below:

·   Upper/Lower division US courses.

·   Be it resolved, a course that is being used to satisfy the University Studies Composition requirement cannot also be used to satisfy a Writing Intensive requirement.

 

The two motions were approved

e.        [Motion 2014-04-M05]  (continued) The senate continued with considerations of the version 3 of the revisions as proposed by the ad-hoc RTP committee. It was agreed that the May senate meeting be dedicated entirely to  RTP. The latest revision found at the Senate SharePoint site is version 5 2013_Faculty_Handbook_Rev_03_18_14_senate_v5.

5.      Old Business

6.      New Business

7.      Documents

·   Ad hoc RTP committee documents

·   RTP Forum

8.      Announcements

9.      Adjournment