Southeastern Faculty Senate

Documents for 2013 – 2014

Fall 2013

  • Faculty Senate–FAQ
  • September 27, 2013Notes from the meeting between President Minks and the Executive Committee
  • October 7, 2013, Shared Governance Forum:  Slides presented by the Faculty Senate (on Faculty Salary, Faculty Morale, and the Academic Direction of the University)
  • October 7, 2013Notes from the Shared Governance Forum
  • October 9, 2013Resolutions supporting the option of licensing and using of Respondus software in online classes
  • October 23, 2013:   Approved motions regarding Faculty Senate support of the University Mission Statement
  • November 6, 2013Motions requesting the publication of information from the Chairs’ Meetings
  • November 13, 2013Notes from a joint meeting of the Executive Committee and Personnel Policies Committee with Vice Presidents McMillan and Clark on academic planning and the post-tenure review policy
  • November 15, 2013Notes from the meeting between the Executive Committee and President Minks.  Topics include certificate programs, percentage of courses taught by adjuncts, review of Forum issues, OSHRE Legislative Agenda and Budget Request, and salary stipend document
  • November 20, 2013Personnel Policies Report for the Faculty Senate meeting
  • November 20, 2013Rationale and text of approved changes to the Faculty Senate Constitution (APPM 3.3.1)
  • November 20, 2013Two Amendments to the Faculty Senate Constitution regarding election of officers (APPM 3.3.1)
  • December 4, 2013Approved motion/recommendation on the process of administrative Withdrawal of students
  • December 4, 2013Motion on changing the requirements for Honor Graduate designations

Spring 2014

  • January 24, 2014:  Request for a meeting with VP McMillan and Dean Scoufos to review the implementation of the new T & P policies.  The PPC and EC met with Drs. McMillan and Scoufos on February 18, 2014
  • January 29, 2014:  Personnel Policies Report for the Faculty Senate meeting
  • January 31, 2014:  The Personnel Policies and Executive Committees met with VP Clark to continue the work of reviewing, editing and updating the APPM.  Review of Chapter 6 was begun.  Document  (2-20-2014)of correspondence with Dean Scoufos seeking clarification of APPM 6.1.1 (relating to syllabus requirements)
  • February 12, 2014:  Personnel Policies Report for the Faculty Senate meeting
  • February 26, 2014:  Document on the Need and Principles for the Family Medical Leave policy, drafted by the Personnel Policies Committee and presented to the Faculty Senate
  • March 7, 2014:  Notes from the meeting of the FS Executive Committee with President Minks.  Topics of discussion included initial thoughts on the HLC visit, and SE finances and budget
  • April 9, 2014:  Personnel Policies Committee report for the Faculty Senate Meeting
  • April 9, 2014Proposed changes to the P & T policy (APPM 4.6.3) from the PPC, presented for the Senate’s approval at the April 9th meeting
  • April 9, 2014Proposal to reduce the size of the Faculty Senate, from the PPC, presented for the Senate’s approval at the April 9th meeting
  • April 9, 2014Proposal to define the dates of service for Faculty Senate officers, from the PPC, presented for the Senate’s approval at the April 9th meeting

Documents relating to presidential searches and faculty involvement were shared at the April 9, FS meeting:

  • RUSO Policy for Presidential Selection
  • Southeastern presidential advertisment for nominations and applications
  • December 3, 2009, letter from FS Chair Kenneth Chinn to Regent Sandy Garrett, voicing support for faculty participation in presidential searches

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  • April 9, 2014:  Recommended changes to T & P policy changes, forwarded to VP McMillan on 5-12-2014
  • April 23, 2014:  Letter from the Chair of the Faculty Senate to Vice President McMillan regarding staffing concerns for the Center for Instructional Design & Technology (CIDT)
  • April 23, 2014Report from Personnel Policies for the FS meeting
  • April 23, 2014:  Year-end report from the Executive Committee
  • April 23, 2014Year-end report from Personnel Policies and supplementary documentation
  • April 23, 2014:  Year-end report from University Affairs
  • April 23, 2014:  Year-end report from the Budget Committee, and budget/salary data:  CUPA survey data of Assistant Professor salaries by discipline (graphs),
  • April 23, 2014:  Year-end report from the Planning Committee
  • May, 2014:  Senate nominations for University Committee members (2014–2015)
  • May, 2014:  Senate vote on the University Committee new member slate (2014–2015)
  • July 1, 2014:  Executive Committee meeting minutes
  • August, 2014:  Results (without comments) of the annual Faculty Senate Survey  that was conducted in the spring of 2014
  • August, 2014:  Results (with comments) of the annual Faculty Senate Survey that was conducted in the spring of 2014