Update: A&P November 4, 2016

At our meeting on November 4, A&P continued discussion on three topics:

  1. Effective Librarianship. We are reviewing documents from other schools (provided by Terry Mech) to see how best to help librarians present evidence for tenure/promotion consideration.
  2. Proxy/Absentee Voting. We are drafting a statement that will say, in essence, that standing committees have the responsibility each year to establish their working rules for the year and have the discretion to allow proxy and absentee voting. However, in keeping with Robert’s Rules of Order, proxy and absentee voting are strongly discouraged as inconsistent with the deliberative nature of standing committee work.
  3. Constitution Review Survey. A brief survey will be distributed at upcoming Division meetings to gather an informal sense of where in the administration of the institution faculty think our voice should carry the greatest weight. This survey is a follow-up to the discussion held at the All-Faculty meeting last April.

We also began consideration of two other topics:

  1. The impact of extracurricular demands on student performance in the classroom.
  2. Student cheating while taking tests in Academic Skills.

Update: A&P February 10, 2017

A&P is investigating a handful of issues at the moment:

  • a course release for faculty after they complete their third-year review
  • using electronic dossiers for review and promotion
  • restructuring the divisions

We’re also working on our review of the Constitution. Some major issues are still under consideration, but more minor issues are resolved and will be forwarded to Faculty Council:

  • a clear definition of quorum for Council and Standing Committees
  • changing the terms of committees so that they begin on the first day of the academic year (instead of beginning immediately after Commencement)

One significant proposal we’re sending to Council will be to seat the Faculty Council Chair and Chair-elect as ex officio members of the A&P Committee of the Board of Directors.

Update: A&P January 27, 2017

A&P met for the first time this spring on January 27; most of the business was to put several initiatives in motion:

  • We are working to finalize our recommendations for updates to the Constitution.
  • We are investigating a policy for giving faculty a course release after they complete their third-year review.
  • We are investigating means for faculty to submit electronic dossiers for third-year review and tenure.
  • We are studying the current Division structure to look for ways to balance committee representation.

Our next meeting will be February 10 at 2:10pm in the Lipo Room.

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

 

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.

A&P Meeting on March 18

A&P Committee 2015-2016

A&P will meet this Friday, March 18 at 2:10 p.m. in the Lipo Room. All are welcome to attend.

March 18 Meeting Agenda

  1. Approval of the minutes of February 26 meeting
  1. Chair’s Report
  • Third Year Review Procedure
  • Feedback form for Academic Administrator
  1. Old business
  • Constitutional Review Report
  1. Adjournment

 

Next A&P meeting is on April 8 in Lipo.

A&P Meeting on February 26

A&P Committee 2015-2016

A&P will meet this Friday, February 26 at 2:10 p.m. in the Lipo Room. All are welcome to attend.

February 26 Meeting Agenda

  1. Approval of the minutes of February 12 meeting
  1. Chair’s Report
  1. Old business
  • Feedback Form for Academic Administrators
  • Constitutional Review
  1. Adjournment

Next A&P meeting is on March 18 in Lipo.

 

Update: Feb 12 A&P Committee Meeting

The Chair reported that the Third Year Review Policy Proposal was discussed in Faculty Council. There were no substantial changes suggested by Council. However, Council felt that a time period should be given for faculty inputs. The document will be considered for approval in a later meeting. The Chair also reported that she was suggested to research the Staff performance Evaluation Form during Council Meeting.

The meeting then moved to the Feedback form for Academic Administrator. The draft document from Fr. Ryan was discussed and two modifications were approved by the Committee. The Chair planned to check with the Institutional Research office for the time table.

The committee also discussed the Constitutional Review report from the ad hoc committee. The section of suggested, unchanged part of this report was reviewed.

After the meeting, the Jan. 29 meeting minutes was uploaded on the sharepoint site. In this minutes, the Third Year Review Policy Proposal was attached as an appendix.

A&P Meeting on February 12

A&P Committee 2015-2016

A&P will meet this Friday, February 12 at 2:10 p.m. in the Lipo Room. All are welcome to attend.

February 12 Meeting Agenda

  1. Approval of the minutes of January 29 meeting
  1. Chair’s Report
  1. Old business
  • Feedback Form for Academic Administrators
  • Constitutional Review
  1. New business
  1. Adjournment

Next A&P meeting is on February 26 in Lipo.

Update: Jan 29 A&P Committee Meeting

A&P Committee met on Friday, Jan 29.

First, the Dec. 4 meeting minutes was approved with some minor edits. Then, the Chair reported DSS for Exercise Science and the revised Sabbatical Leave Policy were discussed and approved by Council. The Chair also reported that the summer research committee had finished reviewing the proposals and the recommendations were submitted to the Academic Affair office.

Later on, the whole committee focused on the deliberation on Third Year Review Policy Proposal. With modifications, the document was approved with 9 votes in favor and 1 against.

A&P also briefly discussed the Feedback Form for Academic Administrators. A draft from the President was distributed during the meeting. Due to the lack of time, the committee decided to continue discussion on Feedback Form and the Constitutional Review report in the next meeting.

After the meeting, the Dec. 4 meeting minutes was uploaded on the sharepoint site.

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