Faculty Council Update

Faculty Council met November 10, 2017.

We continued our discussion of health care costs and take home pay.  Faculty Benefits reported that they are working on a plan for bench marking salaries and benefits.  A and P reported that they are working on a template for e-dossiers for promotion and tenure and on a survey related to the potential restructuring of divisions and reseating of standing committees.

Minutes of our October 27th meeting may be found online.

All-Faculty Meeting 11/17/17

The first All-Faculty Meeting of the Year will be held at 2:10 pm on 11/17/17 in the Snyder Room of the Campus Center.  Refreshments will be served.  All faculty are welcome.

The agenda is as follows.

Invocation:  Father Brent Kruger, C.S.C.

Discussion of IITS changes and eventual move toward Bring Your Own Device campus:  Paul Moran and Bill Keating.

Faculty Council Update:  Jennifer McClinton-Temple

Discussion will include: potential award for junior faculty, ongoing discussions with Administration on collaboration and transparency regarding budget issues.

Core Review Update:  Dave Reynolds

Dave will discuss the process that has taken place so far on C and T; others will outline the process that will take place once the proposal moves to Faculty Council and the implementation process as outlined by the Provost.

A and P Update:  Valerie Kepner

Topics will include E-dossiers for promotion and tenure, research on faculty representation on college governing boards, restructuring of divisions, and a discussion of seating on standing committees.

Faculty Benefits Update:  Isaac VonRue

Isaac will focus on Faculty Benefits project to determine the best benchmarks for faculty salaries and benefits.

Announcements

Adjournment

 

 

 

Faculty Council Meeting 11/10/17

Faculty Council meeting agenda

November 10, 2017:  2:10 pm in the Lipo Room.  All are welcome.

 

  1. Call to order
  2. Approval of minutes from October 27 meeting
  3. Chair’s report
  4. Report from Academic Affairs
  5. Reports from standing committees and subcommittees
  6. Old Business
    1. Continued discussion of faculty response to salary and benefits information
  7. New Business
    1. Agenda for All-Faculty Meeting
  8. Announcements
  9. Adjournment

Faculty Council Update

Faculty Council met on October 27, 2017.

The bulk of the meeting concerned documents sent to the Chair and Chair-elect by Human Resources to explain and contextualize faculty salary benchmarks and health insurance benchmarks for all employees.

Our next meeting will be November 10, 2017.  The minutes of our October 6 meeting may be found on the Sharepoint site.

Faculty Council meeting 10/27/17

Dear Faculty:

 

Faculty Council will meet October 27, 2017 in the Molewski Room of the Campus Center at 2:10 pm .  Our agenda is as follows:

  1. Call to order
  2. Approval of minutes from October 6 meeting
  3. Chair’s report
  4. Report from Academic Affairs
  5. Reports from standing committees and subcommittees
  6. Old Business
    1. Continued discussion of Townhall responses from 10-6 (question on classroom furniture)
    2. Discussion of salary and health care benchmarking
  7. New Business
    1. Repository of division meetings minutes
  8. Announcements
  9. Adjournment

Much of the discussion at this week’s meeting will likely take place in the “reports” sections, so I thought I might give you some idea of what might be discussed there, as it is hard to tell from the agenda alone.  In the Chair’s report, we will discuss our meeting with the A and P subcommittee of the Board on October 6 and well as our meeting with Father Ryan on 10/23, during which we discussed IPARC and its purpose.  Although we will not have gotten to the phase where we are discussing the new Core proposal officially, I would think there will be some information from the C and T chair on that subject.  As always, all faculty are welcome to attend.

 

Faculty Council Update

Faculty Council met on October 6, 2017.  Minutes of our September 22 meeting were approved and may be found on the Committee minutes page.

 

We discussed a number of issues, including the following:

  • The rise in health care costs, how much those costs will be offset by salary raises, and how our out-of-pocket health care costs compare to other colleges.  Faculty Council Chair and Chair-elect will be meeting with John Loyack and Kristin Fino on October 20th to discuss these issues.  We will then bring that information back to Council for our meeting of October 27th for further discussion.
  • Provost Joseph Evan brought in data on retention for 16-17.
  • A and P is working on a model for e-dossiers for tenure and promotion applications, on potentially restructuring faculty governance committees, and on the prospect of having faculty representation on the Board of Directors.
  • C and T has begun the process of reviewing the work of the Ad Hoc Committee on Core Review.
  • Faculty Benefits is reviewing the results of a recent faculty survey.
  • Responses given at the Town Hall meetings were reviewed and we discussed how to best use those results.  The comments made at the Town Halls will also be available on the minutes site once the minutes for the Oct. 6th meeting have been reviewed.

Our next meeting is October 27th at 2:10 in the Lipo Room.  As always, all faculty are welcome.

Faculty Council Meeting 10/6/17

Faculty Council will meet on October 6, 2017 at 2:10 pm in the Lipo Room.  All are welcome. The agenda is below.

  1. Call to order
  2. Approval of minutes from September 22 meeting
  3. Chair’s report
  4. Report from Academic Affairs
  5. Reports from standing committees
  6. Old Business
    1. Junior faculty award
    2. Town hall meetings responses
  7. New Business
    1. Repository of division meetings minutes
  8. Announcements
  9. Adjournment

C and T Agenda 9/29/17

Colleagues,

 

Here is the agenda for the 9-29-17 Curriculum and Teaching Committee meeting.  All are welcome.

September 29, 2017

SFCC Lipo Room 2:10 PM

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of 9/15/17  Minutes
  1. Chair’s Report
  1. Core Review Update
  1. Old Business
    1. CORE Review Charge
      1. Sub-Committee Reports
        1. Group 1
        2. Group 2
      2. Point 3
  1. Grade Distribution
  1. New Business
    1. Arts CART Report Update
  1. Adjournment

NEXT MEETING:

October 20, 22017
SFCC Lipo Room 2:10 PM

 

Faculty Council Update

Faculty Council met on September 22.  Topics covered included the following:

  • A report from the Chair noting that she will be meeting shortly with Institutional Research to restart the process on faculty giving feedback on Academic Administrators and on getting the results of the most recent HERI survey.
  • The formation of two subcommittees.  The first will undertake the following charge: “To recommend an approach, appropriate to King’s, for faculty to have systematic participation in budgetary decisions involving faculty salaries and benefits, curriculum, subject matter and methods of instruction, research, faculty status, and those aspects of student life that relate to the educational process.”  This subcommittee will research best practices and procedures at other institutions.  The other subcommittee is will research the possibility of developing an award for junior faculty.
  • We approved the following recommendation from the Faculty Benefits committee, which is predicated on the Board of Directors approval of the budget at their October meeting:The Faculty Benefits Committee recommends that after funding all promotion and step increases that are due to Faculty, a 0.75% salary scale adjustment be made to all Faculty ranks. The remainder of the Faculty Salary increase pool will then be distributed to the Instructor and Assistant Salary scales up to an additional 1.5% (2.25% total). If any funds remain after all of these increases, the remainder will then be distributed to increase all faculty ranks by an equal percentage.

    It is the hope of the Faculty Benefits Committee that the additional increase to the Instructor and Assistant Salary Scale will bring all ranks a similar distance from parity such that future Faculty salary increases can be applied equally to all ranks.

If you have questions, please let me know.  Minutes from our first meeting will be up by September 27, 2017.

Faculty Council Meeting: September 22, 2017

Faculty Council will meet September 22, 2017 at 2:10 pm in the Lipo Room.  All faculty are welcome to attend.

 

Faculty Council meeting agenda

September 22, 2017

 

  1. Call to order
  2. Approval of minutes from September 8 meeting
  3. Chair’s report
  4. Report from Academic Affairs
  5. Reports from standing committees
  6. Old Business
    1. Sub-committee on Faculty Benefits role
  7. New Business
    1. Establishment of award for junior faculty
    2. Town Hall meetings responses
  8. Announcements
  9. Adjournment

 

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