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FacEx - Faculty Senate Executive Committee 10/28/14

October 28, 2014 - 3:00pm
Provost’s Conference Room

I.         Announcements

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.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathleen Levy

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