Agenda for Faculty Senate Meeting
February 18, 2014
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Cameron 105
1. Call to order.
Special Order of the Day.
Executive session to consider honorary degree nomination. Senators only
3. Approval of January 14, 2014 minutes
4. Individual Reports
a. Chancellor Miller.
b. President of the Senate Lugo.
o Faculty Assembly update
o Review of rules of order for deliberations on RTP
Proposed version of the FH with motions with motions M03 and M04.
2013_Faculty_Handbook Rev 02-08-14_v_senate.docx
5. Committee Reports
a. [Motion 2014-02-M01] The University Curriculum Committee offers the following motion: Delete the American Studies minor offered in CAS (no student or faculty interest in the minor for some time offers the following motion.
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b. [Motion 2014-02-M02] The University Studies Advisory Committee offers the following motion: That the US courses included in the attached list be added to the catalogue.
· USAC motion
2014-02-M03] The Steering committee offers the following motion:
To amend Chapter IV.H, Section 2.a of the Faculty Handbook on evaluation of faculty as follows (Note underscored sentences are inserted for compliance with UNC policy 400.3.4 on monitoring teaching workloads)
Delete from section 2.a
The chairperson's evaluation draws from peer
evaluations, student evaluations, and subjective assessments—each to varying
degrees across departments.
Insert a new section 2.b
b. Chairperson Evaluation of Faculty
To ensure consistency, each tenure and tenure-track faculty member will provide a report of his/her professional activities each year for review by the Chairperson. This annual report will address the three major areas of teaching, scholarship/research/artistic activities, and service.
The evaluation of faculty by the chair draws from peer evaluations of teaching, scholarship/research/artistic activities, and service; student evaluations of teaching; and each faculty member’s summary of his/her professional work for the academic year. This evaluation will consider each of the three areas separately, as well as all aspects combined.
2014-02-M04] The Steering committee offers the following motion:
To amend Chapter IV.H, Section 4 of the faculty handbook to as follows
b. Analysis and reporting
i. All analysis shall be completed by the IDEA Center, and reports returned in a timely manner through the appropriate administrative channels to the faculty member.
personnel action recommendation for reappointment, promotion, tenure, or
post-tenure review should contain all raw sub-scores,
adjusted sub-scores and composite scores from IDEA reports from the most
two-and-a half years.*
All RTP recommendations shall include a qualitative
interpretation of student evaluation results by the department chairperson, and
may include—at the individual's discretion—the individual's own qualitative
interpretation. All statistical calculations and quantitative analysis processed
by anyone other than the IDEA Center (which is discouraged) must be clearly
identified as such.
*Some reports may also require (or include) courses evaluated by the previous SPOT student evaluation instrument. For
two two-and-a half years from the fall
2013 implementation of IDEA, a summary, in a standard format, of the
individual's SPOT results for Q16 (at least) must be combined with the IDEA
reports, to cover the most recent two two-and-a half
e. [Motion 2014-02-M05] Steering places the rest of the revisions as proposed by the ad-hoc RTP committee on the floor starting in the following order:
· Ch. IV. H (Rest of section on Evaluation of Faculty)
· Ch. IV. A (Policies on Academic Freedom & Tenure)
o Article IV.b (Probationary Service – Recommendations 8, 34, 35, 16, 27)
o Article IV.c (Procedures)
o Rest of Chapter IV.A (Note: Chapter IV.A sets forth the official policy of The University of North Carolina at Wilmington regarding academic freedom, rights, and responsibilities, promotion, and tenure of its faculty.)
· Ch. IV. D
o D.2 (Criteria)
a. D.2.a (Introduction.- Recommendation 39, 10)
b. D.2.b (Evaluation Areas – Recommendations 3, 17, 18)
c. D.2.c (Mentoring Faculty – Recommendation 36)
d. D.2.d (Length of service – Recommendations 18)
e. D.2 Entire section
o D.3 (Additional Guidelines – Recommendation 15)
o D.4 (Process)
a. D.4.c (External Reviews – Recommendations 20, 21, 22.)
b. D.4.d (Process for RTP App – Recommendations 1,6,9,11-13
6. Old Business
7. New Business
Ad hoc RTP committee documents
· RTP Forum