Minutes

Minutes

Faculty Assembly, School of Liberal Arts 2:00–4:00 pm  Friday, March 3, 2017, Lecture Hall 105

Anton, M.; Barrows, R.; Beckman, E.; Bein, F.; Bell, D.; Bjork, U.; Brann, B.; Brant, H.; Carstensen, T.; Cohen, M.; Craig, D.; Eller, J.; Gondola, C.; Grossmann, C.; Hetrick, B.; Karnick, K.; Labode, M.; Lamb, C.; Latham, K.; Morgan, A.; Parrish-Sprowl, J.; Pike, L.; Polites, M.; Rebein, R.; Robertson, N.; Russell, S.; Saak, E.; Sandwina, R.; Schultz, J.; Sheeler, K.; Shrum, R.; Strong, D.; Stump, S.; Thill, E.; Thuesen, P.; Tucker Edmonds, J.; Upton, T.; Weeden, S.; Wheeler, R.; White, R.; White-Mills, K.; Wilson, J. S.; Wokeck, M.; Wood, E.

Visiting Faculty: Conway, J.; Payne, M. 

Guests: Illg, M.; Smith, C.

  1. Call to order at 2:00 p. m. — John Parrish-Sprowl, President
  2. Approval of the minutes from January 27, 2017 — John Parrish-Sprowl, President
    • A motion to approve the minutes was offered and seconded. The minutes were approved unanimously.
  3. President's remarks — John Parrish-Sprowl
    • President Parrish-Sprowl encouraged everyone in attendance to model engagement by attending Faculty Assembly not only to demonstrate to students what it means to try and make a difference but also to actually make a difference through discussion and voting on important issues facing the school and the faculy.
  4. Dean's remarks —Dean Davis was ill and was unable to attend the meeting. As a result, no remarks were offered.
  5. Old business
    • Intergroup Dialogue Certificate — Eric Saak, Undergraduate Curriculum and Standards Committee
      • Saak opened by reviewing what happened at the last Faculty Assembly meeting.
      • The floor was opened for discussion on the proposed Intergroup Dialogue Certificate.  No discussion followed.
      • A voice vote was taken and the certificate was approved unaniously.
  6. New business
    1. HLC Policy on Qualifications for "Tested Experience" — Emily Beckman, Faculty Affairs Committee
      • The motion to approve was read and a short discussion followed.
      • Question: How many faculty does this proposal affect? Answer: Not many, as this proposal only affects a few programs (specifically, the School of Journalism, Comm-R110, and English-W131).
      • A voice vote was taken and the proposal passed unanimously.
    2. First Read of the New Faculty Annual Review Form — Emily Beckman, Faculty Affairs Committee
      • The document was read and reviewed. The changes to the annual review form that are being proposed were identified.
      • President Parrish-Sprowl spoke to stress that this is an opportunity to review the form and to confirm what faculty of the school want to see appear on the form. President Parrish-Sprowl urged the faculty to read the form carefully and offer feedback.
      • Based on feedback received from the faculty between now and the fall, a new version of the form will be presented to the faculty for a vote.
  7. Announcements
    • President Parrish-Sprowl announced that a potential new time, if not a new date, would need to be considered by the assembly for its next meeting, as the announced time and date for the next meeting (2:00 p.m., April 21) would be in conflict with the campus's plan to hold the Honors Convocation beginning at 3:00 p.m. that day. President Parrish-Sprowl announced that an email would be circulated seeking input from the faculty about two considerations: 1) whether to hold the last Faculty Assembly on April 14 or April 28 at the usual time (2:00 p.m.), or 2) to move the time on April 21 up to an earlier time. He asked the faculty to look for the email and offer their input.
    • Marianne Wokeck announced that colleague Modube Labode has been selected to receive the Chancellor's Diversity Award. Warm congratulations were offered to Professor Labode.
  8. Adjournment
    • A motion to adjourn was offered and second. A voice vote was taken and the motion passed.  Adjournment occurred at 2:35 p. m.

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