Welcome from the Faculty Council Chairperson


Kristi Concannon, Faculty Council Chair

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


Update: A&P December 2, 2016

At our meeting on December 2, A&P discussed the following:

  • Student athletes’ performance in early morning classes. Some faculty have noted problems with alertness, attendance, and academic performance; A&P is curious to investigate how localized these problems may be and to identify support structures we may be able to implement if necessary.
  • Discouraging proxy and absentee voting at meetings of Faculty Council, C&T, A&P, and Faculty Benefits.
  • Handbook language that will offer guidance for evaluating teaching effectiveness for librarians, especially those librarians whose jobs don’t require a teaching component.
  • Drafting language to address issues emerging from the ongoing review of our constitution.




A&P Agenda 12/2

A&P will meet on December 2, 2016, at 2:10 pm in the Lipo Room. All are welcome to attend.

Our agenda:

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of Minutes
  3. Chair’s Report
  4. Old Business
    1. Effective Librarianship Document
    2. Proxy/Absentee Voting
  5. New Business
    1. Constitution Review Survey Results
    2. Faculty Benefits Committee proposal for Constitution changes
  6. Adjournment

Agenda, Core Review Meeting, Tuesday, November 22, 8:30 a.m., Sheehy-Farmer 115

The tenth core review meeting of the academic year is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, November 22, 8:30 a.m., in Sheehy-Farmer 115.

The agenda includes: 1) to discuss feedback from division meetings; 2) to discuss, briefly, structures for oversight and leadership of learning communities; 3) to discuss the material we’ve gathered about oral communication; 4) to discuss the cluster model; and 5) to discuss themes and content of clusters.


Update: Faculty Council 11/11

Faculty Council met for the fifth time in the 2016-2017 Academic year on Friday, November 11th. There were two primary areas of discussion:

(1) The Academic Reorganization Proposal.  Council decided to solicit feedback from the entire faculty at the November 18th All-Faculty Meeting before formulating a recommendation to the Restructuring Committee.

(2) The Proposal for a Campus Common Hour.  Council largely agreed that the institution of a campus common hour is worth pursuing and discussed various options for scheduling the non-class time.  Department Chairs will be asked to consider the options and to provide feedback at the Program Director’s meeting on December 1st.

In addition to the two items above, Council briefly discussed the credit overload policy for students who register for more than 17 credits.  A sub-committee was formed to investigate whether 17-credits is reasonable and the cost/benefits of changing the policy.


Update: C&T 11/4


C&T met on Friday, November 4th.  We discussed a report from the Common Hour Sub-Committee.   The CART membership Sub-Committee also reported on their progress.  The bulk of our meeting consisted of discussion regarding the Policy for Adding or Creating an Academic Program.  C&T has been reviewing the current policy and discussing possible revisions.  Some upcoming agenda items include continuing discussion of the CORE review and reviews from several CARTS.

Thank you,

Dave Reynolds – Chair-Elect


Agenda, Faculty Council, November 11th

The fifth meeting of Faculty Council is scheduled for Friday at 2:10pm in the Lipo Room of the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center.  If you have items you wish to have added to the agenda of a future meeting, please contact me or your Faculty Council Division Representative.

  • Chair’s Report
  • Report from Academic Affairs
  • Standing Committee Updates
  • Reports from Division Representatives and Sub-Committees
  • Discussion and Feedback on Academic Reorganization Proposal
  • Discussion of the Proposal for a Campus Common Hour
  • Credit Overload Fee Policy
  • Planning for the November 18th All-Faculty Meeting