FacEx - Faculty Senate Executive Committee 10/28/14
II. Approval of minutes from October 7, 2014
III. Report of Faculty Senate President Jim Carothers
IV. Faculty Code of Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct
V. Old Business
VI. New Business
Faculty Senate Executive Committee – FacEx
October 28, 2014 – 3:00 p.m.
Provost Conference Room
Approved November 18, 2014
MEMBERS PRESENT: Jim Carothers, Tom Beisecker, Mike Williams, Katherine Clark, Jeremy Martin
EXCUSED: Lisa Friis, Jonathan Mayhew
ALSO PRESENT: Mohamed El-Hodiri, AAUP; Amy Smith, Policy Office; Kathleen Levy, University Governance
Faculty Senate President and FacEx Chair Jim Carothers called the meeting to order.
FacEx approved the minutes from October 7, 2014.
REPORT OF FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT – Carothers reported that he met with FRPR last week on the topic of the revision of the Faculty Code of Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct (Faculty Code). Former Faculty Senate President Chris Steadham joined Carothers at the meeting.
DISCUSSION OF FACULTY CODE – Carothers and FacEx members discussed Carothers and Steadham’s meeting with FRPR and noted several issues as a result of this meeting. First, the role of committees in Governance work needs to be clarified. While committees often put in extraordinary amounts of work in developing policies, the committee does not “own” the policy. Rather committees make recommendations to FacEx which in turn makes recommendations to Faculty Senate. Second, negotiation with administration is an important part of policy development in a system of shared governance. Negotiating with administration is a FacEx function as FacEx members are elected representatives of the faculty. FacEx members discussed how best to work with FRPR on the Faculty Code of Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct, as well as how best to work with committees generally.
No further business.
The meeting was adjourned.