Welcome from the Faculty Council Chairperson

Issing Welcome to the new King’s College Faculty Governance page. My hope is that this site will increase and strengthen faculty participation in the governance of King’s College. This page is an instrument of communication and collaboration in our efforts of shared governance; as the epigraph above says, a voice for faculty action in a spirit of authentic collegial cooperation. Please make a visit to this site a regular part of your daily habits. Continue reading

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A&P Meeting on April 29

A&P Committee 2015-2016

A&P will meet this Friday, April 29 at 2:10 p.m. in Molewski 109.  All are welcome to attend.

April 29 Meeting Agenda

1. Approval of the minutes of April 8 meeting

2. Chair’s Report

  • Feedback form for Academic Administrator

3. Old business

  • Constitutional Review
  • Procedures for termination of major programs
  • Proposed policy on Accommodation for Pregnancy

4. Adjournment

 

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Agenda for 29 April Curriculum and Teaching Committee Meeting

Hey everybody!  The last meeting of C&T is this Friday in SF 115 at 2:10 PM.  The meeting will end no later than 3:45 due to a special meeting of Faculty Council.  Here’s what we’ll be talking about!

  1. Approval of Minutes from 8 April Meeting
  2. Nursing Program Proposal Discussion
  3. Formulation of Liberal Arts Seminar CART and Literature CART Report Recommendations
  4. Review of CART Coordinator Applications
  5. Final Update from Subcommittees
  6. Discussion of Priorities for 2016-17 Academic Year

 

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Agenda for April 29th FB Meeting

Faculty Benefits Committee
Agenda for April 29th 2016
2:10 pm in the Friedman Room (117) in the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center

  1. Chairs Update
    1. Administration response to Salary Proposal
    2. CUPA data by budget
  2. Approval of April 8th minutes
  3. Discussion Part Time Faculty Survey
  4. Faculty Salary Comparison Group
  5. Role of FB Committee and how FB fits into new budget cycle
    1. Analysis of other schools
  6. Alternatives to step system
  7. New business
  8. Adjournment
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Open CART Coordinator Positions

C&T is seeking applications for two open CART Coordinator positions.  As has become the practice, C&T seeks applicants for the CART Coordinator position every five years, during the same academic year that the CART is up for review.   At this time, we are seeking applicants to serve as the CART coordinators for the Liberal Arts Seminar CART and the Literature CART.

If you are interested in serving in either of these positions, please send a document outlining a) your interest in the position b) your qualifications and c) your vision for the CART over the next few years to nicolemares@kings.edu  by 27 April. C&T will choose from the applicants at our meeting on 29 April.

CART Coordinators serve for five years until their CART’s review is due to C&T. Newly appointed (or re-appointed) CART coordinators in these positions should anticipate serving until 2020-21.

Qualifications for these positions are that you must be in at least your third year of full-time teaching at King’s College (in the 2015-16 academic year) and that you must have taught courses in the CART.

The duties of a CART Coordinator are to:

(1) Direct the activities of the CART on a regular basis.
(2) Supervise the updating of master syllabi.
(3) Evaluate the quality of courses within the CART.
(4) Implement assessment policies and prepare annual assessment reports.
(5) Invite full-time and part-time faculty to participate in the activities of the CART.
(6) Convene a CART meeting at least once a semester.
(7) Develop and maintain a plan for mentoring the CART’s adjunct and part-time faculty.
(8) Observe the teaching of the CART’s adjunct and part-time faculty once per semester in their first two years teaching and once per year thereafter, and consult with the Dean of Faculty regarding those observations.
(9) Coordinate with Department Chairs, Academic Affairs, and the Registrar in scheduling and staffing course sections.

 

Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions. Nicole

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Chair’s update April 8th Meeting

I started off updating the committee on items from our previous meetings:

  1. Faculty Council endorsed our salary proposal
  2. John Loyack requested a benchmark be determined for part-time faculty salaries
  3. John Loyack asked that FB prioritize our proposal if the Board does not approve enough to fully fund the proposal, i.e. are increases to the full-time faculty salary scale or increases for part-time and overload pay a higher priority
  4. Human resources notified the committee that they anticipate
    • No changes to the Health Care, Vision, Life and Disability Plans
    • Dental coverage will go back to Delta Dental with an ~5% increase to premiums (Guardian was going to increases premiums by over 11%)

The Minutes from the March 18th meeting were approved and are now posted on the faculty governance website.  Continue reading

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A&P Meeting on April 8

A&P Committee 2015-2016

A&P will meet this Friday, April 8 at 2:10 p.m. in the Lipo Room. All are welcome to attend.

April 8 Meeting Agenda

1.    Approval of the minutes of March 18 meeting
2.    Chair’s Report
⦁    Feedback form for Academic Administrators
3.    Old business
⦁    Constitutional Review
⦁    Procedures for termination of major programs
4.    New business
⦁    Proposed policy on Accommodation for Pregnancy
5.    Adjournment

Next A&P meeting is on April 29 in Molewski109.

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Agenda, Curriculum and Teaching Committee Meeting, 8 April

The penultimate meeting of the 2015-16 Curriculum and Teaching Committee will take place this Friday, 8 April, at 2:10 PM in room 115 of the Campus Center.  On the Agenda are the following items:

  1. Approval of Minutes of 18 March meeting
  2. Chair’s Report
  3. Discussion of Engineering Proposal
  4. Discussion of Literature CART Report
  5. Follow-up on Proposed Changes to MSB majors
  6. Reports from Subcommittees

Our last meeting will take place on 29 April.  Please contact nicolemares@kings.edu or garrettbarr@kings.edu with agenda items, questions, concerns, comments, or praise.

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Agenda for April 8th FB Meeting

Faculty Benefits Committee
Agenda for April 8th 2016
2:10 pm in the Friedman Room (117) in the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center

  1. Chairs Update
    1. Faculty Council
    2. Questions from John Loyack
    3. Benefits
  2. Approval of March 18th minutes
  3. Discussion Part Time Faculty Survey
  4. Faculty Salary Comparison Group
  5. Role of FB Committee and how FB fits into new budget cycle
  6. Alternatives to step system
  7. New business
  8. Adjournment

Next meeting April 29th Friedman Room (117) in the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center

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Announcements from Chair of Faculty Council

Dear Colleagues,

First, please note that the minutes for the March 4 Faculty Council Meeting are now available in committee minutes. I’ve also enclosed the Feedback Form for Academic Administrators approved by Council and approved for use by Father Ryan. This form will be distributed to the faculty on April 14 and collected by April 29. More information will be shared at the upcoming All-Faculty meeting.

Second, I again invite you to consider nominating yourself for one of the at-large positions of Faculty Governance. Please check your inbox for my March 30 email to the faculty. On April 7, I will announce the first round of candidates. Nominations close on April 13. Please consider joining!

Third, the third and final All-Faculty Meeting of 2015-2016 is scheduled for Friday, April 15 at 2:10 on the 3rd floor of Sheehy Farmer. Please plan to attend. I will send out an agenda sometime next week.

As always, I am grateful for your support and participation in faculty governance.

Sincerely,

Father Dan

 

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