Southeastern Faculty Senate

Documents for 2016 Spring Semester

December 2015 and Spring 2016

  • December 15:  President Burrage’s recommendation for the continuation of the Academics, Budget, and Grants Presidential Advisory Committees (PACs) and for their incorporation into the university committee structure as a standing committee.
  • January 13:  The Faculty Senate Executive Committee was invited to attend the Department Chairs’ meeting to share information and answer questions about the implementation of the post-tenure review policy and procedure.  Attendees were provided with a timeline and a flowchart for the post-tenure review process.  [Updated drafts of a timeline and flowchart were posted on 7-16-2016, keyed to proposed sections of the APPM]
  • January 18:  Response-recommendations from the FS Executive Committee (EC) regarding President Burrage’s recommendation on the PACs.  FS Chair Steven Emge solicited comments from the FS EC on Burrage’s recommendation/proposal.  On the basis of these comments, Emge drafted a response that was emailed to the EC (1-8-2016) for further comment.  That draft was then sent to the President and to the FS for discussion at the January 20 FS meeting.
  • January 20:   In the Faculty Senate, a brief report to SE faculty about items from the FS meeting of 1-20-2016.  This was sent as a broadcast email to SE Faculty on Monday, 1-25-2016.
  • January 27:  The Personnel Policies Committee (PPC) and the Committee on Committees will meet to begin the project of reviewing the university committee structure and the portions of the APPM that pertain to the committee structure.  William Fridley (chair of the PPC and FS Archivist) prepared four documents with charts and graphs that depict the current committee structure and the number of faculty participating in the committees:  Faculty Senate Committees, University Committees, University Councils, and Committee Load.
  • February 3:  Report from the meeting of the Personnel Policies Committee and Committee on Committees that took place on 1-27-2016 regarding the review of the university committee structure and the related sections of the APPM.
  • February 3:  In the Faculty Senate, a brief report to SE faculty about items from the FS meeting of 2-3-2016.  This was sent as a broadcast email to SE Faculty on Wednesday, 2-3-2016.
  • February 9:  Minutes from the meeting between the Faculty Senate Executive Committee and President Burrage.  Discussion topics included Academic Partnerships, Administrative re-structuring, and marketing-branding strategies.
  • February 17:  Report from the meeting of the Personnel Policies Committee and Committee on Committees that took place on 2-10-2016.  Includes a draft of the edits of the APPM (3.3.2–3.4) relating to the university committee structure.
  • February 17:  In the Faculty Senate, a brief report to SE faculty about items from the FS meeting of 2-17-2016.  This was sent as a broadcast email to SE Faculty on Monday, 2-22-2016.
  • February 23:  Notes from the Shared Governance Forum, “Back to the Future: The New Southeastern” (topic chosen by the Faculty Senate).  Power Point presentation outline
  • March 9:  Report from the meeting of the Personnel Policies Committee and Committee on Committees that took place on 2-24-2016.  Includes a draft of the edits of the APPM (3.3.2–3.5) from the last three meetings, notes about pending questions, and recommendations for requesting information and advice from current university committees and councils.
  • March 9:  Vice Presidents McMillan and Clark will discuss possible reorganization scenarios for Academic Affairs with the Senate.  Possible scenarios for discussion:  Scenario A, Scenario B, Scenario C.  The Scenarios and plans for their discussion were emailed from VP McMillan to FS Chair Steven Emge, who then relayed them to the Faculty Senate (2-25-2016).
  • March 9:  Report from the meeting of the University Affairs Committee that took place on 3-8-2016.  Includes an update and review of the Scholarly Brown Bag lunches in the spring semester.
  • March 9:  In the Faculty Senate, a brief report to SE faculty about items from the FS meeting of 3-9-2016.  This was sent as a broadcast email to SE Faculty on Thursday, 3-24-2016.
  • March 23:  The chief item of discussion was the reorganization of Academic Affairs.  Documents informing the discussion included the three possible scenarios from the administration (see March 9 Documents), and several additional scenarios that were provided by senators prior to the meeting:  Scenario 1, Scenario 2, Scenario 3, Scenario 4 (narrative explanation).
  • March 23:  In the Faculty Senate, a brief report to SE faculty about items from the FS meeting of 3-23-2016.  This was sent as a broadcast email to SE Faculty on Tuesday, 4-5-2016.
  • April 4:  Notes (including organizational flowcharts discussed and a proposal put forward by the Senate for discussion purposes) from the Forum on Shared Governance that was held on Monday, April 4, 2016.  The topic (chosen by the administration) was the Administrative Reorganization of Academic Affairs.
  • April 6:  Report from the meeting of the Personnel Policies Committee and the Committee on Committees that took place on Wednesday, March 30, to continue work on reviewing, editing, and revising the sections of the APPM related to the university committee and council structure.
  • April 13: A New Agreement reorganization proposal for a special meeting of the Faculty Senate that is called to finalize an Administrative/Academic reorganization proposal from the Senate.  The proposal is presented for discussion only and serves as an initial starting point for discussion.
  • April 13:  The Senate did not endorse the proposal for reorganization, but they did vote to send the administration a revised New Agreement proposal with some changes in language, and the proposal for discussion purposes (flow chart and reorganization talking points) that was presented at the April 4 Shared Governance Forum.
  • April 13:  In the Faculty Senate, a brief report to SE faculty about items from the FS meeting of 4-13-2016.  This was sent as a broadcast email to SE Faculty on Thursday, 4-21-2016.
  • April 20:  Two motions were put forth from the joint project of the Personnel Policies Committee and the Committee on Committees to review and revise the university committee and council and the relevant portions of the APPM.  Motion 1 — Sections 3.3.2 through 3.4 of the current APPM be replaced with the following policies for Senate Oversight of General Faculty Committees and Councils (3.3.2), Committee and Council Definitions (3.3.3), and Operational Guidelines for General Faculty Committees and Councils (3.4).  Motion 2 — An update and reorganizing of Section 3.5 (the listing of General Faculty Committees and their membership structure and function statements.
  • April 27:  Minutes from the Committee on Committees meeting that was held on 4-20-2016.  Includes the committee appointments for 2016 – 2017.

Year-End Reports

  • April 27:  Treasurer’s Report, a budget activity summary (July 2015 – May 2016) submitted by FS Treasurer Kay Daigle.
  • April 27:  Report from the FS Budget Committee submitted by the committee chair Kay Daigle.
  • April 27:  Report from the FS Executive Committee submitted by FS Chair Steven Emge.
  • April 27:  Report from the FS Planning Committee submitted by committee chair Riley Coker.
  • April 27:  Report from the FS University Affairs Committee submitted by committee chair Martin Bressler.
  • April 27:  Report from the Committee on Committees submitted by committee chair Diane Dixon
  • April 27:  Report from the FS Personnel Policies Committee submitted by committee chair William Fridley