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Faculty Senate 09/08/2016

Faculty Senate
September 8, 2016 - 3:30pm
Green Hall-Room 203
Agenda: 

 

I.          Approval of minutes from May 5, 2016

II.        Report of Faculty Senate President Pam Keller

III.       Approval of Charges for Faculty Senate Standing Committees

            A.  Faculty Compensation

            B.  Faculty Rights Board (FRB)

            C.  Faculty Rights, Privileges and Responsibilities (FRPR)

            D.  Research

            E.  Restricted Research

            F.  Standards and Procedures for Promotion and Tenure (SPPT)

IV.       Approval of New Faculty Members for University and Faculty Senate Committees

V.        Faculty Senate Representative to Staff Senate (email govern@ku.edu)

VI.       Unfinished Business

VII.      New Business

Minutes: 

Minutes

FACULTY SENATE MEETING

September 8, 2016 – 4:00 p.m. – 203 Green Hall

Approved October 6, 2016

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Pam Keller, Joe Harrington, Cecile Accilien, Mary Banwart, Ron Barrett-Gonzalez, Tom Beisecker, Naima Boussofara, Ben Chappell, Kelly Chong, Jonathan Clark, Chris Elles, Pam Fine, Christopher Fischer, Ruben Flores, Jane Gibson, Sandra Gray, Megan Greene, Lynn Hancock, Elspeth Healey, Elizabeth MacGonagle, Margaret Marco, Jason Matejkowski, Amalia Monroe-Gulick, Paul Outka, Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, Meagan Patterson, Edward Peltier, Thomas Prisinzano, Lance Rake, Roberta Freund Schwartz, Suzanne Shontz, Bill Staples, Dean Stetler, Belinda Sturm

ABSENT:  Lisa Friis, Kissan Joseph (excused), Ebenezer Obadare, Angela Rathmel (excused), Geraldo Sousa (excused)

ALSO PRESENT: Maureen Altman and Kathy Reed, University Governance; Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little; Provost Neeli Bendapudi; Mary Lee Hummert, Vice Provost for Faculty Development;

President Pam Keller called the meeting to order, announced that the meeting is recorded and asked for announcements. 

MINUTES for May 5, 2016 were approved.

REPORT OF THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT

Keller announced that she had three issues to report on and would leave the Faculty Code to the last.  Reminding Senate that she is the Chair of KBOR (Kansas Board of Regents) COFSP (Council of Faculty Senate Presidents) this year, Keller reported that she and the outgoing chair met with Blake Flanders [President and CEO of KBOR], which established a more direct communication. 

Keller reported that progress has been made on the Employee Invention Assignment Agreement.  After the Faculty Senate endorsed a revised Intellectual Property policy in 2015, the administration said it would amend the Employee Invention Assignment Agreement to be consistent with the new IP policy.  The revised Assignment Agreement was presented to FacEx late last year.  Meetings were held this summer with the administration and General Counsel to review the revised Agreement. As a result of those meetings, further changes were made to the Agreement to insure its consistency with the revised IP policy. The administration concurred that the Agreement was to be read no more broadly than the IP Policy.   

Faculty Code

Keller explained that the administration asked that three changes be made to the Faculty Code draft which had been approved by Faculty Senate at the meeting last May.  Anticipating Chancellor approval, she and Joe Harrington agreed with the changes, pending approval of Faculty Senate.  Keller walked through changes: 1. The word “Administrative” in the title of Article V, was stricken because leave is initiated by faculty, not administration; 2. In the first paragraph of Article VI “Sanctions” the administration added “the faculty member has the opportunity for”, explaining that without the sentence a faculty member would be required to have a hearing, which was not the intent.  3.  The owner of the policy was changed from “Faculty Senate and Office of the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor” to “Faculty Code for the Lawrence Campus”.  Noting that the policy owner is boilerplate language, Keller explained that the change was made because there can only be one owner according to the computer program for the policy library; now the Faculty Code “owns” the Faculty Code.  The policy contact was changed from “Faculty Senate President” to the “Governance Office” because of permanence of the office as opposed to changes within the Faculty Senate president position.  The Faculty Code allows Faculty Senate to make changes; FacEx can make technical changes.  Ron Barrett-Gonzalez asked senate for a vote to back up the senate’s leadership and made a motion to endorse and approve the changes.

Motion: We, as a body, approve the Faculty Code.  Barrett-Gonzalez/Hancock.  Passed unanimously.

APPROVAL OF CHARGES FOR FACULTY SENATE STANDING COMMITTEES

Keller requested that the senate approve the committee charges together.

Motion to approve the charges in total.  Harrington/Beisecker.

Jonathan Clark noted that FRPR (the Faculty Rights, Privileges and Responsibilities Committee) had distinguished itself last year in working on the Faculty Code.  However he said that the committee’s Specific Charge 3 had not been done and should be added to this year’s charges. 

Motion: Reintroduce Specific Charge 3 from 2016 into this year’s specific charges.  Clark/Barrett-Gonzales.  Passed.

Barrett-Gonzalez argued that the suggested AAUP additions contained in the charge are good and should be considered.  It was pointed out that FY16 FRPR minutes reflected that the charge was looked at and the committee recommended the AAUP additions be reconsider after the Faculty Code was approved. 

APPROVAL OF NEW FACULTY MEMBERS FOR UNIVERSITY AND FACULTY SENATE COMMITTEES

Motion to approve new faculty members for Faculty Senate Committees.  Beisecker/Barrett-Gonzalez. Passed.

FACULTY SENATE REPRESENTATIVE TO STAFF SENATE

Keller asked any faculty senator interested in serving as representative to the Staff Senate to contact governance office.

Unfinished Business

None.

New Business

None.

The meeting adjourned at 4:30

Respectfully submitted,

Maureen Altman

MEETING MATERIALS

 

 

       
   

Faculty Code of Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct Draft

Approved with Amendments by Faculty Senate

May 5, 2016

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

Title*

Faculty Code of Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct

Document Type*

 Policy

 Guideline

 Procedure

 Form

Purpose & Applies To*

Purpose*

To outline faculty rights, responsibilities, and conduct

Applies To*

All persons with a tenured, tenure-track, or non-tenured faculty appointment; unclassified academic staff; and any person hired by the University to conduct classroom activities.

Campus* (Please select if the policy will apply to the entire University, to a main campus and all reporting units, or to a specific campus or campuses. The selections in this section determine which logo(s) appear on the policy.)

 All University

 Lawrence campus & all reporting units

 KUMC campus & all reporting units

 Lawrence

KU Medical Center

 Edwards

Wichita

Parsons

Salina

Juniper Gardens

Yoder

Topeka

List of sections included

Article I. Title

Article II. Definitions

Article III. Faculty Rights

Article IV. Faculty Responsibilities

Article V.  Administrative Leave Without Pay

Article VI. Sanctions

Policy Statement, Special Circumstances, & Consequences

Policy Statement*

Article I. Title

This code shall be known as the Code of Faculty Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct. This code is based on the premise that both administrators and faculty share responsibility to create a climate suitable for scholarship, research, effective teaching and learning, and service. Except as otherwise provided by federal or state law, Board of Regents Policy, or provisions of the University Senate Code, University Senate Rules and Regulations, and Faculty Senate Rules and Regulations, no policy or action by the University or its faculty and staff may violate the rights, responsibilities, and standards of conduct established by this code. Substantive changes to this Code will be made only after approval by the Provost’s Office and Faculty Senate, subject to the ultimate authority of the Chancellor, as defined in KSA 76.714,715, and 725.

 

Article II. Definitions. When used in this Code:

  1. The term “University” means the University of Kansas, and collectively, those responsible for its control and operation.
  2. The term “student” includes all persons taking courses at the institution, both full-time and part-time, pursuing undergraduate, graduate or extension studies.
  3. The term "faculty member" includes all persons with a tenured, tenure-track, or non-tenured faculty appointment; unclassified academic staff; and any person hired by the University to conduct classroom activities. Determination of a person's status as a "faculty member" or a "student" in a particular situation shall be determined by the surrounding facts.
  4. All other terms have their conventional meaning unless the text dictates otherwise.

 

Article III. Faculty Rights.

The following enumeration of rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by faculty members as members of the University community or as citizens of the community at large. Subject to and to the extent permitted by law and Board of Regents policy, faculty shall have the following rights:

 

  1. Faculty members shall have the legal rights and privileges of citizens. Faculty members have the right to academic freedom and the right to freedom of inquiry, expression, and assembly.
  2. Faculty members shall have the right to impartial application of unit/department, school, and University policies.
  3. Faculty members shall have the right to participate in the determination of school, department, and University policies and procedures consistent with the principles of shared governance. Faculty members have the right to impartial treatment in the application of school, department, and university policies and decisions.
  4. Faculty members have the right to participate in the determination of their teaching, administrative, and other university assignments and responsibilities, subject to Faculty Senate Rules and Regulations (FSRR) 5.7.1 and 5.7.2 and applicable school and unit policies. This right recognizes that the proportions of time and energy devoted to teaching, advising, research, service, administration, and other responsibilities may vary from individual to individual, and for the same individual over time. Faculty members have the right to impartial treatment in the application of university policies and procedures for the evaluation of their performance of these responsibilities, including the right to participate in that evaluation.
  5. Faculty members have a right to be informed about personnel files that contain information about them. Faculty personnel files are maintained by the Provost’s Office, Human Resources, the college/school or comparable unit, and the department(s) or comparable units(s) in which the faculty member is appointed. Subject to the provisions of Faculty Senate Rules and Regulations (FSRR) 7.2, the faculty member shall have the right to examine the contents of such files and notify the Provost of any inaccuracies or missing information in the files.
  6. Faculty members have a right to be secure in their persons, offices, papers, computers, electronic files and effects against unlawful searches and seizures.
  7.  Faculty members have a right to due process in all disciplinary matters. Faculty members have the right to peer judgment through the hearing process. The sanctions listed in Article VI of this Code may not be imposed upon a faculty member without notice of the charges against him or her and the opportunity to request a hearing before the Judicial Board or the Faculty Rights Board. The Judicial Board shall have jurisdiction if the recommended sanction is a “warning” or “restitution.” The Faculty Rights Board shall have jurisdiction in all other cases. If the faculty member requests a hearing, the University will stay imposition of the sanction pending disposition of the request. The opportunity for a faculty member to request a hearing before the Judicial Board or the Faculty Rights Board is subject to University Senate Code, University Senate Rules & Regulations, and Faculty Senate Rules & Regulations as applicable. The Office of University Governance can provide further information.
  8. Faculty members, groups, and organizations may invite and hear any persons of their own choosing, subject only to the requirements for use of University facilities, the University policies on fundraising, political activity, and solicitation, the Board of Regents policies on political activity and solicitation, and other relevant policies.
  9. University facilities shall be made available for assignment to faculty members, individually or in groups, even though not formally organized, subject to University and Board of Regents policies on facilities use. Preference may be given to programs designed for audiences consisting of members of the University community.
  10. Faculty members, groups, or organizations may distribute written or electronic material on campus without prior approval so long as the distribution is consistent with University and Board of Regents policy and state and federal law. The person or persons responsible for such material must be clearly indicated.
  11. Faculty members have the right to pursue opportunities for improving their skills and developing their talents related to their responsibilities as teachers and scholars contingent upon the availability of resources and compliance with applicable University and Board of Regents policies (e.g., travel, conflict of interest, leaves, class schedules, etc.).
  12. Faculty members have the right to engage in a limited amount of outside work, for pay or without pay, in accordance with state ethics laws and Board of Regents and University policy on commitment of time, conflict of interest, consulting, and other employment.
  13. Faculty members have a right to legal defense as specified by the Kansas Tort Claims Act.
  14. Faculty members have the right to be evaluated annually according to University policy. Each faculty member shall receive from the departmental chairperson or dean a written statement evaluating his/her performance during the preceding year. Typically, the faculty member will be evaluated on teaching, scholarship, service, and/or professional performance consistent with University and unit expectations as set forth in Faculty Senate Rules and Regulations (FSRR) Articles VI and VII, the position, and approved allocation of effort.
  15. Tenured faculty may be removed only for cause, in cases of program discontinuation, or in cases of bona fide financial exigency consistent with Faculty Senate Rules and Regulations (FSRR) 6.1.2. The University will follow the University Senate Code, Faculty Senate Rules and Regulations, and University Senate Rules and Regulations as applicable in such cases.   
  16. Faculty members have the right to utilize applicable grievance procedures without retaliation.

 

 

Article IV. Faculty Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the faculty as a whole are multiple and are not to be construed as limited to any specific list. The same is true of the responsibilities of individual faculty members. Nonetheless, the major responsibilities are traditionally divided into teaching, scholarship, service, and/or professional performance consistent with University and unit expectations as set forth in Faculty Senate Rules and Regulations (FSRR) Articles VI and VII, the position, and approved allocation of effort.  These are the criteria used in awarding promotion and tenure, and they are also the criteria used in faculty evaluations. Each faculty member is expected to meet academic responsibilities at an acceptable level in all areas over time, including the additional faculty responsibilities outlined in Section 5 of this article.

 

1. Teaching

  1. Faculty who teach are expected to teach courses in their department / school in accordance with the needs, requirements and expectations of the unit and the general requirements concerning the conduct of classes specified in various University regulations.
  2. Good teaching requires continual application and effort. Faculty who teach are expected to keep abreast of new developments in their fields and must maintain credentials as scholars so that they are part of the creative process by which the frontiers of knowledge and culture are continually being expanded. A teacher should be engaged with his/her particular discipline and should be able to convey to the students the value of the subject.
  3. Teaching duties of a professor include planning classroom and/or online activities as appropriate to the method of course delivery; preparing course syllabi; designing assignments and/or examinations; holding regular office hours or being available for consultation; supervising independent work undertaken by students; directing theses and dissertations; evaluating students: assessing and documenting student learning; advising; and developing and assessing curricula.
  4. A professor is expected to treat students with professional courtesy and to respect their rights, including, but not limited to, academic freedom and those rights as outlined in the Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities.
  5. Teaching responsibilities include prompt and regular presence during scheduled class hours whether in a physical classroom or online, as appropriate to the mode of course delivery. In the case of forms of online course delivery that do not involve regular meeting times for the entire class, teaching responsibilities include meeting unit expectations for other forms of student – teacher and student – student interaction. With the exception of illness or emergency, a faculty member must make satisfactory advance arrangements and obtain his/her chair’s or dean’s approval if he/she will be absent from class or unable to meet his/her online teaching responsibilities, or if he/she needs to change a class time or location. Such approval will be granted only if it is determined that these arrangements are made for sound academic reasons and do not cause undue hardship for any student and will be timely communicated to the students by the faculty member.
  6. Academic advising is a part of the teaching responsibility of faculty who teach.

 

2. Scholarship

Faculty members have the responsibility to engage continuously in scholarship consistent with University and unit expectations as set forth in Faculty Senate Rules and Regulations (FSRR) Articles VI and VII, the position, and approved allocation of effort. Scholarship encompasses not only traditional academic research and publication but also the creation of artistic works or performances and any other products or activities accepted by the academic or professional discipline as reflecting scholarly effort and achievement. Scholarship should be subject to the critical scrutiny of peers and should expand the frontiers of knowledge and culture.

 

Faculty members have a responsibility to demonstrate ethical and responsible behavior in the design, conduct, and reporting of academic scholarship consistent with the standards of their disciplines. Faculty have a responsibility to act as positive examples of responsible scholarship for students and developing scholars.

 

3. Service

Service is expected of all faculty and covers activities in a number of different areas.

  1. Service to the Academic Department or Research Unit. It is essential that all members of the unit share in the work necessary for the effective functioning of the unit. Thus, each faculty member has the responsibility to participate regularly and fully in that unit.
  2. Service to the School and the University. Faculty members are expected to serve on school and University committees.
  3. Service to the Profession. Faculty members are expected to be active in their professional fields. This includes belonging to and taking part in the professional activities of their field on the local, regional, national or international levels, as appropriate to the discipline.
  4. Service to the community, state, nation, world. The use of academic expertise to help community, state, nation and world is appropriate service, although the extent to which one contributes outside the University depends on one’s field, inclination, opportunity, and other relevant factors.    

 

4. Professional Performance

For library faculty and some unclassified academic staff with faculty equivalent rank, responsibilities include the performance of professional activities consistent with stated University and unit expectations for the position as set forth in Faculty Senate Rules and Regulations (FSRR) Articles VI and VII.  Faculty members are expected to perform professional responsibilities satisfactorily, with due diligence, and in conformance with professional standards.

 

5. Additional Faculty Responsibilities

In addition to the responsibilities listed above, faculty members shall:

  1. Be aware of federal and state law, Board of Regents, and University policies and regulations and comply with them.
  2. Respect the confidential relationship between the University and its students by preserving the privacy of all records relating to students and protecting student information from improper disclosure.
  3. Receive prior approval from the Office of the Chancellor when distributing written or electronic materials for solicitation purposes. Refrain from the use of campus mail and campus electronic communications devices for political purposes
  4. Use technology in a responsible manner in accordance with guidelines and policies.
  5. Refrain from knowingly furnishing false information to the University, or forging, altering, or misusing University documents or instruments of identification. 
  6. Respect the rights and academic freedom of students, staff, and faculty members.
  7. Refrain from engaging in behavior in the discharge of duties that violates commonly accepted standards of professional ethics as defined, for example, in the statement of professional ethics adopted by the 52nd Annual Meeting of the AAUP, April, 19661. Abusive or unprofessional treatment of students, faculty, or other members of the University falls within this category, e.g., see the University policy on consenting relationships. Also proscribed is any form of discrimination, including sexual harassment, as outlined in federal and state law and University policy.
  8. Refrain from plagiarism, misrepresentation, and fraud in performance of responsibilities
  9. Refrain from committing an act that involves such moral turpitude as to render the faculty member unfit for his/her position. As used in this section, conduct involving moral turpitude means intentional conduct, prohibited by law, which is injurious to another person or to society and which constitutes a substantial deviation from the accepted standards of duty owed by a person to other persons and society.

 

 

Article V. Administrative Leave Without Pay

As defined in the Kansas Board of Regents Policy Manual, Chapter II, Section C. 10b

i.  A leave without pay for up to three years may be granted by the chief executive officer of the employing institution when such is judged by the chief executive officer to be in the best interest of the institution.  No leave may be granted to any employee who has accepted a permanent position with another postsecondary education institution.

ii.  Any extension of a leave without pay beyond three years requires the approval of the Board.  The chief executive officer of the employing institution shall provide documentation of extraordinary circumstances justifying the extension of such leave beyond three years.

iii.  Leaves without pay shall not be regarded as a break in service; however, such leave shall not count toward the earning of sabbatical leave nor shall other than a scholarly leave count toward the tenure probationary period.  Scholarly leave shall count toward the tenure probationary period unless the employee and the institution agree in writing to the contrary at the time the leave is granted.

iv.  During a leave of absence without pay, an employee's eligibility for health insurance shall be determined by and be in accord with the policies, rules and regulations of the State Employees Health Insurance Commission.

 

Article VI. Sanctions.

Sanctions constitute disciplinary action. Sanctions therefore do not include written or verbal feedback from an administrator concerning one’s performance or behavior such as those resulting from annual or other University performance evaluations. Faculty who fail to fulfill the responsibilities specified in Article IV of this Code may be subject to sanction.  As stated in Article III.7 of this code, sanctions may not be imposed upon a faculty member without notice of the charges against him or her and the opportunity for a hearing or appeal before the Judicial Board or the Faculty Rights Board.  The Judicial Board shall have jurisdiction if the recommended sanction is a “warning” or “restitution.”  The Faculty Rights Board shall have jurisdiction in all other cases.  If the faculty member requests a hearing, the University will stay imposition of the sanction pending disposition of the request.  Sanctions of censure, suspension, or dismissal shall be applied only after the faculty member has the opportunity for a hearing before the Faculty Rights Board.

 

  1. Sanctions shall be commensurate with the severity of the offense. Accordingly, determination of appropriate sanctions should take into account whether a faculty member intentionally and willfully failed to meet a responsibility or whether a faculty member made a good faith attempt to meet a responsibility. Repeated infractions of one’s responsibilities are more serious than initial infractions of the same type. 
  2. One or more of the following sanctions may be imposed. Sanctions, listed below in order of severity, need not be applied serially, and a more serious sanction may be applied without a less serious one having been previously applied.
  1. Warning. Notice in writing that continuation or repetition of conduct found wrongful, within a period of time stated in the warning, may be cause for more severe disciplinary action.
  2. Restitution. Reimbursement for damage to or misappropriation of property. This may take the form of appropriate service or other compensation
  3. Recommendation of Censure. Recommendation to the Chancellor that a faculty member be formally reprimanded.
  4. Recommendation of Suspension. Recommendation to the Chancellor that a faculty member be excluded from teaching and other specified privileges or activities without pay for a definite period not in excess of two years.
  5. Recommendation of Dismissal.  Recommendation to the Chancellor that a faculty member be dismissed from the University.

 

Footnotes:

1The 73rd Annual Meeting of the AAUP (1987) endorsed the following "Statement on Professional Ethics" and it was revised in 2009. It is a revision of a statement originally adopted in 1966.  Many other professional organizations also have adopted codes by which unethical conduct can be judged.

 

  1. Professors, guided by a deep conviction of the worth and dignity of the advancement of knowledge, recognize the special responsibilities placed upon them.  Their primary responsibility to their subject is to seek and to state the truth as they see it.  To this end professors devote their energies to developing and improving their scholarly competence.  They accept the obligation to exercise critical self-discipline and judgment in using, extending, and transmitting knowledge.  They practice intellectual honesty.  Although professors may follow subsidiary interests, these interests must never seriously hamper or compromise their freedom of inquiry.

 

  1. As teachers, professors encourage the free pursuit of learning in their students.  They hold before them the best scholarly and ethical standards of their discipline.  Professors demonstrate respect for students as individuals, and adhere to their proper roles as intellectual guides and counselors.  Professors make every reasonable effort to foster honest academic conduct and to ensure that their evaluations of students reflect each student's true merit.  They respect the confidential nature of the relationship between professor and student.  They avoid any exploitation, harassment, or discriminatory treatment of students.  They acknowledge significant academic or scholarly assistance from them.  They protect their academic freedom.

 

  1. As colleagues, professors have obligations that derive from common membership in the community of scholars.  Professors do not discriminate against or harass colleagues.  They respect and defend the free inquiry of associates, even when it leads to findings and conclusions that differ from their own. Professors acknowledge academic debt and strive to be objective in their professional judgment of colleagues.  Professors accept their share of faculty responsibilities for the governance of their institution.

 

  1. As members of an academic institution, professors seek above all to be effective teachers and scholars.  Although professors observe the stated regulations of the institution, provided the regulations do not contravene academic freedom, they maintain their right to criticize and seek revision.  Professors give due regard to their paramount responsibilities within their institution in determining the amount and character of work done outside it.  When considering the interruption or termination of their service, professors recognize the effect of their decision upon the program of the institution and give due notice of their intentions.

 

  1. As members of their community, professors have the rights and obligations of other citizens.  Professors measure the urgency of these obligations in the light of their responsibilities to their subject, to their students, to their profession, and to their institution.  When they speak or act as private persons they avoid creating the impression of speaking or acting for their college or university.  As citizens engaged in a profession that depends upon freedom for its health and integrity, professors have a particular obligation to promote conditions of free inquiry and to further public understanding of academic freedom.

 

Exclusions or Special Circumstances

 

Consequences

 

Contacts & Dates

Policy Owner*

Faculty Senate and Office of the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Faculty Code for the Lawrence Campus

Contact*

Faculty Senate President Governance Office

785-864-5169

govern@ku.edu

Vice Provost for Faculty Development

785-864-4904

provost@ku.edu

Approved by*

Chancellor

Approval Date* (MM-DD-YYYY)

04-22-1971

Effective Date* (MM-DD-YYYY)

04-22-1971

Review Cycle*

 Semi-annual

 Annual

 Biennial

Background and Related Documents

Background

 

Related Policies

 

Related Procedures

 

Related Forms

 

Related Other

 

Definitions, Keywords, History

Definitions

 

Keywords*

 

Review, Approval & Change History*

Adopted by the Faculty Senate in 1971; revisions adopted by the Faculty Council (predecessor to the current Faculty Senate) and approved by the Chancellor in 1981, 1992, and 1994.

 

Revisions approved by the Faculty Senate and Chancellor on TBD.

Category

Categories

Academic:  Governance 

Academic: Misconduct

Personnel:  Faculty & Academic Staff--Workplace Rules & Guidelines

           

 

 

 

 

FY2017 FACULTY COMPENSATION COMMITTEE

 

Approved by FacEx: June 1, 2016
Approved by Faculty Senate:

  • For further information or to schedule a meeting with FacEx  to discuss charges or

the committee’s work, contact FacEx Chair Pam Keller at pkeller@ku.edu.

  • Minutes of each meeting should be e-mailed to the Governance Office (govern@ku.edu) as they are approved.  The minutes will be posted to the Governance web site.
  • If the committee is recommending a change to university policy or rules, FacEx must officially receive that recommendation by March 7, 2017 in order to meet timeline requirements for full review by Governance.
  • Please send a report of the committee’s actions on each of the charges, as well as any recommendations the committee wishes to make concerning charges or membership for the following academic year, to University Governance, at govern@ku.edu, and submit the final report by April 14, 2017.

 

Standing charges:

  1. Continue to monitor the level and distribution of faculty salaries to identify issues and concerns.  Report issues, problems, and recommendations to FacEx (ongoing).
     
  2. Continue the cooperative communication between the Chairs of the Planning and Resources and Faculty Compensation committees to facilitate coordination on issues of mutual concern.  Report issues and recommendations to FacEx (ongoing).

Specific charges:

  1. Continue to work with OIRP to obtain quantitative analysis of salary compression in libraries.

 

  1. Continue to work with OIRP to obtain quantitative analysis of faculty salaries and library faculty salaries for each school or discipline within KU.  Compare individual school and discipline data with peer institutions and provide a report.

 

  1. Review standing charges and recommend whether there are issues of faculty compensation other than salaries that could be examined by this committee (such as benefits or resources).

 

 

 

 

 

FY17 FACULTY RIGHTS BOARD (FRB)

Approved by FacEx: June 1, 2016
Approved by Faculty Senate:

  • For further information or to schedule a meeting with FacEx  to discuss charges or

the committee’s work, contact FacEx Chair Pam Keller at pkeller@ku.edu.

  • Minutes of each meeting should be e-mailed to the Governance Office (govern@ku.edu) as they are approved.  The minutes will be posted to the Governance web site.
  • If the committee is recommending a change to university policy or rules, FacEx must officially receive that recommendation by March 7, 2017 in order to meet timeline requirements for full review by Governance.
  • Please send a report of the committee’s actions on each of the charges, as well as any recommendations the committee wishes to make concerning charges or membership for the following academic year, to University Governance, at govern@ku.edu, and submit the final report by April 14, 2017.

 

Standing charges:

  1. Hear promptly all concerns and claims brought to the attention of the committee by members of the faculty regarding faculty rights, including promotion, tenure, non-reappointment, and academic freedom, pursuant to Article XIII, Section 3 of the University Senate Code and Article VI of the FSRR.  Report issues or problems of concern to governance to FacEx, with due regard for the confidentiality of individual cases (ongoing).

 

 

Specific charges:

  1. Be prepared to revisit policies and procedures for faculty dismissal proceedings (formerly proposed FSRR 7.3.4) and related issues.

 

 

 

FY2017 FACULTY RIGHTS, PRIVILEGES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (FRPR)

Approved by FacEx: June 1, 2016
Approved by Faculty Senate:

  • For further information or to schedule a meeting with FacEx  to discuss charges or

the committee’s work, contact FacEx Chair Pam Keller at pkeller@ku.edu.

  • Minutes of each meeting should be e-mailed to the Governance Office (govern@ku.edu) as they are approved.  The minutes will be posted to the Governance web site.
  • If the committee is recommending a change to university policy or rules, FacEx must officially receive that recommendation by March 7, 2017 in order to meet timeline requirements for full review by Governance.
  • Please send a report of the committee’s actions on each of the charges, as well as any recommendations the committee wishes to make concerning charges or membership for the following academic year, to University Governance, at govern@ku.edu, and submit the final report by April 14, 2017.

 

Standing charges:

As circumstances require:

  1. Monitor the implementation of university policies related to the rights and responsibilities of the faculty, including the following general areas (1) appointments, promotions, granting of tenure, and non-reappointments; (2) merit evaluations, rewards and sabbatical leaves; (3) protection of the faculty’s right to privacy; and (4) intellectual property.  Review all current policy statements regarding these matters to ensure that they are adequate, appropriate, and readily available to all faculty members.  Report issues, problems, and recommendations to FacEx (ongoing).
     
  2. Respond to inquiries and address issues regarding faculty rights, privileges, and responsibilities (as they arise). 
     
  3. Communicate with representatives of the AAUP regarding their concerns relating to faculty rights, privileges and responsibilities.  Report issues, problems, and recommendations to FacEx (ongoing).
     

Specific charges:         

 

  1. Monitor the implementation of the KU Core Curriculum by administering FRPR’s survey again in FY17.  Report issues to FacEx.

 

  1. Assess the relationship of UCCC to Faculty Governance. Consider the appropriateness or efficacy of Governance review of – or involvement in – UCCC decision-making. Make recommendations if necessary to ensure faculty have appropriate input in the development and supervision of academic requirements.

 

  1. Review procedures for discovery of evidence in cases where someone outside the University alleges a faculty member has engaged in scholarly misconduct. In such cases, it is necessary to balance the rights of faculty to directly face their accusers with the institutional risks of releasing personnel-related material. Make recommendations on how USRR 9.1.7 might be amended to better protect accused faculty members as well as faculty who hear these scholarly misconduct cases.

 

 

FY2017 RESEARCH COMMITTEE

Approved by FacEx: June 1, 2016
Approved by Faculty Senate:

  • For further information or to schedule a meeting with FacEx  to discuss charges or

the committee’s work, contact FacEx Chair Pam Keller at pkeller@ku.edu.

  • Minutes of each meeting should be e-mailed to the Governance Office (govern@ku.edu) as they are approved.  The minutes will be posted to the Governance web site.
  • If the committee is recommending a change to university policy or rules, FacEx must officially receive that recommendation by March 7, 2017 in order to meet timeline requirements for full review by Governance.
  • Please send a report of the committee’s actions on each of the charges, as well as any recommendations the committee wishes to make concerning charges or membership for the following academic year, to University Governance, at govern@ku.edu, and submit the final report by April 14, 2017.

 

 

Standing Charges:

  1. Monitor the administration of the General Research Fund (GRF) and make recommendations, as needed, to ensure its effectiveness and appropriate utilization. Report to FacEx concerning actions taken with respect to this charge by 03/05/19.  (FY2019 3 year GRF Review). 

 

  1. Monitor the execution of the University’s Restricted Research Policy (Faculty Senate Rules and Regulations, Article IX) in handling requests for exceptions.

 

  1. Serve as the body to hear faculty appeals of research rejected by the restricted research committee or by the Vice Provost for Research, as specified in the Restricted Research Policy.

 

  1. Monitor the implementation of policies and procedures for determining which proposals will go forward in cases where the number of grant applications that may be submitted from the University is limited.  Identify problems or concerns, and report issues and recommendations to FacEx.

 

  1. Continue working with the ACEC (Academic Computing and Electronic Communications) Committee to process needs for and issues with computing and telecommunications for research, including recommendations for sustainable policies and procedures and monitoring ongoing and new developments in IT. Report issues and recommendations to FacEx as needed.

 

Specific charges:  

  1. Determine a method for GRF allocations that helps overcome a perception of disparity among units, that enhances a more effective way to use the fund, and that is more dynamic and responsive to changing disciplinary research contexts within and outside the University.

 

  1. Investigate and report on the extent to which the University is using Academic Analytics to gather data or evaluate departments, programs, or faculty.  Explore how these metrics are impacting faculty research, research opportunities, or the understanding of faculty research profiles at KU. Research and report on publically available information about other institutions’ experience with Academic Analytics.
  2. Revise the 2016 committee’s survey questionnaire for evaluating PRO to include Libraries as an academic unit. Consider whether to revise the survey to include questions about the use of Academic Analytics or other internal or external systems for evaluating faculty research. After revision, use the questionnaire to collect data for FY 2016-17.

 

  1. Investigate and report on how entrepreneurship activities are used in evaluating faculty productivity in each academic unit. Consider whether unit policies are broad enough to include, not only faculty who create businesses or patents, but also those who provide services. Provide a report and make recommendations regarding how evaluation processes might be improved in the future.

 

 

 

FY2017 RESTRICTED RESEARCH

Approved by FacEx: June 1, 2016
Approved by Faculty Senate:

  • For further information or to schedule a meeting with FacEx  to discuss charges or

the committee’s work, contact FacEx Chair Pam Keller at pkeller@ku.edu.

  • Minutes of each meeting should be e-mailed to the Governance Office (govern@ku.edu) as they are approved.  The minutes will be posted to the Governance web site.
  • If the committee is recommending a change to university policy or rules, FacEx must officially receive that recommendation by March 7, 2017 in order to meet timeline requirements for full review by Governance.
  • Please send a report of the committee’s actions on each of the charges, as well as any recommendations the committee wishes to make concerning charges or membership for the following academic year, to University Governance, at govern@ku.edu, and submit the final report by April 14, 2017.

Standing charges: 

  1. Pursuant to the university’s restricted research policy (FSRR Article IX), review and, if appropriate under that policy, approve proposals for exceptions to the university policy against engaging in research that is subject to restrictions on the transparency of data or the dissemination of results.
     
  2. Publish each of the Committee’s recommendations in a notice to the Faculty Senate Research Committee in a timely manner. The notice shall include:

a. Title of project;
b. Name of principal investigator or project director;
c. Source or sources of funds for support of project;
d. Action by the Restricted Research Committee as to approval or
e. If approved, a short statement of justification for the proposed research in terms of the purposes of the University and in the light of the criteria for approval as listed in Section IV.D. below; if disapproved, a short statement of the reasons for rejection.

 

  1. Make an annual report to the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, listing each restrictive grant or contract considered during the year, to include references to all information identified in Section 4.C. 2 of FSRR Article IX.

 

Specific charges:

 

            None.

 

 

 

 

FY2017 STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES FOR PROMOTION AND TENURE (SPPT)

 

Approved by FacEx: June 1, 2016
Approved by Faculty Senate:

  • For further information or to schedule a meeting with FacEx  to discuss charges or

the committee’s work, contact FacEx Chair Pam Keller at pkeller@ku.edu.

  • Minutes of each meeting should be e-mailed to the Governance Office (govern@ku.edu) as they are approved.  The minutes will be posted to the Governance web site.
  • If the committee is recommending a change to university policy or rules, FacEx must officially receive that recommendation by March 7, 2017 in order to meet timeline requirements for full review by Governance.
  • Please send a report of the committee’s actions on each of the charges, as well as any recommendations the committee wishes to make concerning charges or membership for the following academic year, to University Governance, at govern@ku.edu, and submit the final report by April 14, 2017.

 

Standing charges: 

1.   Review department and school criteria and procedures for promotion and tenure pursuant to section 6.3.5.1 of the Faculty Senate Rules and Regulations for consistency with the requirements of Article VI of the rules and regulations, and approve criteria, guidelines, and procedures that are consistent with those requirements.  Identify inconsistencies and coordinate with the Provost’s office to provide feedback to departments, the College, schools, and other administrative units to correct problems.  Submit issues that cannot be resolved to FacEx as provided in section 6.3.5.1 (ongoing).

2.   Review guidelines and forms developed by the Provost, and procedures developed by the UCPT, pursuant to 6.3.5.2 for consistency with the requirements of Article VI of the rules and regulations, and identify problems or concerns.  Provide comments to the Provost and UCPT, and report issues that cannot be resolved to FacEx as provided in section 6.3.5.2 (ongoing).

3.   Promote and facilitate compliance with the standards and procedural requirements of Article VI of the Faculty Senate Rules and Regulations by maintaining and disseminating guidance documents for departments, the College, schools, and other administrative units (ongoing).

4.   Monitor the implementation of Faculty Senate Rules and Regulations concerning Promotion and Tenure.  Identify issues and problems as they arise and report recommendations to FacEx as needed (ongoing).

5.   In coordination with the Policy Office, annually review technical modifications to Promotion and Tenure polices submitted to the Policy Library.

 

Specific charges:

  1. FSRR 6.4.1 provides that each department, school, or other administrative unit must incorporate a plan for mentoring faculty before tenure. This committee should review all mentoring plans to determine if they provide sufficiently specific details to be effective in ensuring all faculty have access to strong mentoring and guidance as they make progress toward tenure review.
  2. The committee should also examine the extent to which faculty development includes access to training and guidance on handling issues of diversity and inclusion that may arise in the classroom or otherwise in fulfilling their teaching responsibilities. Provide a report and make specific recommendations as to how to better support faculty and identify the tools and training necessary to provide a safe and inclusive environment for all students.

 

Faculty Senate Standing Committees

 

Faculty Compensation Committee 

The Committee on Faculty Compensation shall be composed of six members of the Faculty appointed for staggered three-year terms and an ex-officio representative from the Office of the Provost.

Co-Chair Robert Schwaller, History, (2019)

Co-Chair Sara Wilson, Mechanical Engineering (2017)

Arlene Barry, Curriculum & Teaching (2017)         

Susan King, HSES, (2018)

Hossein Saiedian, Engineering, (2019)

Margaret Marco, Music, (2019)

Ex-officio member, Mary Lee Hummer, Vice Provost, Faculty Development

 

Faculty Rights Board (FRB)
The Faculty Rights Board shall be composed of five tenured members of the Faculty. One member with a Juris Doctorate degree, two members from the faculty at large, and a representative from the AAUP shall serve staggered three-year terms. A representative from the Faculty Executive Committee shall serve a one-year term. Members of the Faculty Rights Board are not eligible to hold consecutive three-year terms. Nominations for the AAUP seat on the committee will be sought from both the Executive Committee and at-large membership of the University of Kansas Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). In the event that an AAUP representative is not selected to fill a three-year term, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee shall appoint an additional member from the Faculty to a one-year term on the Faculty Rights Board, and nominations will be sought from the AAUP Executive Committee and at-large membership to fill that seat in the succeeding year.

Chair: Jan Sheldon, Applied Behavior Sciences, (2018)

FacEx Rep: Tom Beisecker, Communications Studies (Fall 2016)

FacEx Rep: Ebenezer Obadare, Sociology (Spring 2017)

Paul Outka, English, (2017)

Lua Yuille, Law, (2019)

Jonathan Clark, History, AAUP representative (2019)

 

Faculty Rights, Privileges and Responsibilities (FRPR) 

The Committee on Faculty Rights, Privileges and Responsibilities shall be composed of eight members of the Faculty serving staggered three year terms.

Chair: Rick Hale, Aerospace Engineering, (2017)
Mary Banwart, Communications Studies (2018)

Sean Seyer, Humanities & Western Civ (2018)

Dean Williams, Institute for Lifespan Studies, (2018)

Fran Devlin, Libraries, (2019)

Joe Harrington, English, (2017)

Eugene Parker, Education, (2019)
Uma Outka, Law, (2019)

 

 

Research

The Committee on Research shall be composed of the Vice Chancellor for Research; twelve members of the Faculty serving staggered three-year terms, with not more than one member of any department; one graduate student member elected by the Graduate Student Advisory Board, who shall participate only in the policy-making functions of the committee; and the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research who shall be a non‑voting member and who shall serve as secretary of the committee.

Chair: Alexander Moise, Pharmacology & Toxicology (2018)

Nyla Branscombe, Psychology, (2018)

Ron Hui, EECS, (2018)

Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, Math (2018)

Yo Jackson, Applied Behavioral Sciences, (2017)

Atanas Stefanov, Mathematics, (2017)

Yvonnes Chen, Journalism (2017)

Ivana Radovanovic, Anthropology (2019)

James Thorpe, Kansas Biological Survey (2019)

Yan Bing Zhang, Communication Studies (2019)

John Keating, Economics (2019)

Diane Fourny, Humanities (2019)

James W. Tracey, Vice Chancellor for Research

Ex-officio: Rodolfo Torres, Associate Vice Chancellor Research

Graduate Student Representative:

 

 

Restricted Research

The Committee on Restricted Research shall be composed of six faculty members holding regular appointments to the graduate faculty, appointed to staggered three-year terms, with two members rotating each year. The Vice Chancellor for Research or designee and the Chair of the Faculty Senate Research Committee, or designee, will be ex-officio, non-voting members of the committee.

Chair:  Mario Medina, Civil/Environ/Arch Engineering, (2018)

Kathryn Rhine, Anthropology, (2018)

Minae Mure, Chemistry, (2018)

Jide Wintoki, Business, (2017)

Eduardo Rosa-Molinar, Biomedical Services, (2019)
Christoph Royon, Physics and Astronomy (2019)

Ex-Officio: Susan MacNally, Interim Director, Research Integrity

Ex-Officio: Pam Lach, Chair, Faculty Senate Research Committee

 

Standards and Procedures on Promotion and Tenure (SPPT)

The Committee on Standards and Procedures for Promotion and Tenure shall be composed of six members of the faculty appointed for staggered three-year terms. The Vice Provost for Faculty Development and a representative from the Faculty Executive Committee shall serve as ex-officio, non-voting members of the committee.

Chair: Robert Sorem, Mechanical Engineering (2018)

William Keel, Germanic Languages (2017)

Siyuan Han, Physics and Astronomy (2018) - yes

Jerry Crawford, Journalism (2017)

Claudia Dozier, ABS, (2019)

Heidi Hallman (2019)  

Ex-officio: Ruben Flores, FacEx Representative

                 Mary Lee Hummert, Vice Provost, Faculty Development

 

 

Faculty Senate Ad-Hoc Committee: Post Tenure Review

Chair: Eve Levin, History

Jennifer Hamer, American Studies

John Hoopes, Anthropology

Eve Levin, History

Jennifer Ng, Education

Lance Rake, Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

University Senate Boards / Commissions

 

Library Appeals Board

Faculty: Chair: Ferhat Akbas, Business, (2017)              

Staff: Carol Rudolph, Student Information Systems, (2018)
Student:

 

 

Judicial Board 

1. Law members--3 total

Chair: Elizabeth Catefores, Law (2017)

Joyce Rosenberg, Law (2018)       

Mike Kautsch, Law (2019)

 

 

2. Faculty members--22 total appointed by FacEx, 3-year overlapping terms

A. Library staff (non-tenured) or Non-tenured faculty (2 members)

Peter Bobkowski, Journalism (2017)

Jonathan Lamb, (2017)

 

B. Unclassified Academic Staff (2 members)

Susan Earle, Spencer Museum of Art (2018) 

Scott Harris, Communication Studies (2018)

 

C. Tenured Faculty - 18 total

Antonio Simoes, Spanish & Portuguese (2017)

Michael Baskett, Film and Media Studies (2017)

Scott Murphy, Music (2017)

Lars Leon, Libraries, (2017)

Leonard Krishtalka, EEB, (2017)

Karen Nordheden, Chemical & Petroleum Engineering (2017)

Genelle Belmas, Journalism (2018)

Tom Beisecker, Communications Studies (2018)

Ron Barrett-Gonzales, Aerospace Eng.  (2018)

Amalia Monroe-Gulick, Libraries (2018)

Michael Davidson, Music, (2018)

Kirk McClure, Architecture/Urban Planning (2019)

Jon Giullian, Associate Librarian, Libraries (2019)

Bartholomew Dean, Anthropology (2019)

Paul Johnson, Political Science (2019)

Ben Chappell, American Studies (2019)

Shannon Blunt, EECS (2019)

(2019)

 


 

 

3 unclassified staff appointed by the Provost

Nate Chamberlain, Libraries (2018)
Michelle Ginanvan Hayes, SSC Manager (reappointed 2018)

Sara Crangle, Research Integrity (2017)

 

2 university support staff appointed by the Provost

Gloria Prothe, Mathematics, (2017)

Delores Barnard, Ed Leadership & Policy Studies, (2017)

 

3 administrators appointed by the Provost - three administrators, at least one of whom shall have faculty status, appointed by the Provost for three-year overlapping terms.  For purposes of this provision, administrators are those persons assigned half time or less to teaching duties.  The General Counsel, any assistant or associate to the General Counsel, and the University Ombudsman shall not be eligible for appointment under this subsection.

Susan Scholz, Business (2018)

TBD (2016)

Katherine Pryor, Theatre, Managing Director, (2017)

 

 

Students: 16 students appointed by Student Senate for 2-year overlapping terms; at least 5 but no more than 7 Must be Graduate students:

Voting, Undergrad student, Adam Steinhilber, a389s225@ku.edu

Voting, Undergrad student, Constanza Castro

Voting, Undergrad student, Chancellor Adams

Voting, Undergrad student, Nick Steiner, nsteiner@ku.edu

Voting, Undergrad student, Charles Jetty

Voting, Undergrad student, Zoya Khan

Voting, Undergrad student, Brady Olson

Voting, Undergrad student, Hollie Hall

Voting, Undergrad student, Joseph Kollhoff

Voting, Undergrad student, Zach Kelsay

Voting, Undergrad student, Nitin Kanukolanu,

Voting, Grad student, Tyler Childress, childressty99@gmail.com

Voting, Grad student, Brent Lee, brentlee@ku.edu

Voting, Grad student, Nitin Kanukolanu, nitink@ku.edu

Voting, Grad student, Cody Wood, cnwood@ku.edu

Voting, Grad student, Danica Hoose,

 

Parking Commission Voting members. The Provost shall appoint the voting members from lists of persons recommended by the groups named: Three members of the student body recommended by Student Senate Executive Committee; three members of the faculty, one of whom may be an emeritus faculty member, recommended by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee; four staff recommended by the Staff Senate.  Ex officio, non-voting members. The ex-officio non-voting members shall be the Chief Financial Officer of the Lawrence campus, the Vice Provost for Administration and Finance, or his/her designee; the Director of Design and Construction Management or his/her designee; the Chief Justice of the Court of Parking Appeals or a Court officer; the Director of the Office of Public Safety, or his/her designee; the Director of Parking & Transit, the Assistant Director of Parking & Transit, the Transportation Coordinator or a member of the Transit Commission (a student); the Director of Academic Achievement and Access Center, or his/her designee.

Chair: (Commission nominates their own chair)

Faculty: Sara Morris, Libraries, (2018)      

Faculty: Eva Horn, Special Education, (2017)

Faculty: TBD (2019)

Staff: Chris Wallace, Housing, (2017)

Staff: Kristi Henderson, CLAS, (2017)

Staff: Jaci Matney, IT, (2019)

Staff: Keah Cunningham, Academic Resource Center (2018)

Student: Sophia Templin, s883t856@ku.edu

Student: Avery Anderson, a961a091@ku.edu

Student: Chancellor Adams, a723a687@ku.edu

Ex-officio:

Leisa Julian, Chief Financial Officer, Lawrence Campus

Diane Goddard, Vice Provost for Administration and Finance (or designee) Associate Vice Provost
Chris Keary, Interim, Director of the Office of Public Safety

Jim Modig, Director of Design & Construction Mgmt.

Nicole Marcotte, Chief Justice of the Court of Parking Appeals

Donna Hultine, Director Parking & Transit  

Danny Kaiser, Asst. Director Parking & Transit
Transportation Coordinator or a member of the Transit Commission (student)

Julie Loring, Disability Specialist, Designee for Director of Academic Achievement and Access Center

 

 

Transit Commission (Not a governance committee, but requires faculty, staff and student appointments, does not require Senate approval)

Voting members: The provost shall appoint the voting members from lists of persons recommended by the groups named: seven members of the student body, including a representative of the university residence halls, a representative of AbleHawks, the Student Senate treasurer and four other at-large members, all recommended by the student body president; and one representative each of the Faculty Senate, the University Support Staff Senate, and the Unclassified Senate, to be recommended by the respective senate presidents. To the extent possible, the recommendation list provided by each president shall include at least twice as many names as positions available. Invited participants

The president of the student body shall have a standing invitation to participate in commission meetings. Nothing shall preclude the student body president from being appointed as a voting member of the commission.

Voting, student: TBD  (2018)

Voting, student: Chance Maginness, c750m712@ku.edu (2017)

Voting, student: TBD (2018)

Voting, student-Ablehawks:1-yr term:

Voting, student-Residence Hall: 1-yr term:

Voting, Student:

Voting, Student Senate Treasurer: Allyssa Castilleja, senatetreas@ku.edu (2017)

Faculty: Steve Schrock, Civil/Environ/Arch Engineering (2018)

Staff: Jane Tuttle, Student Affairs (2017)

Staff: TBD, Staff (2019)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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