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October 20, 1989

                               Minutes

 

                   COMMISSION ON FACULTY AFFAIRS

 

                          October 20, 1989

 

 

  The meeting was convened in the Newman Library Board Room at 2:14 P.M.

 

  PRESENT:  L.A. Eng, E. Fred Carlisle, John Perry, D.A. DeWolf, H. Kriz,

            C.E. Polan, J.C. Duke, J.D. McAlister, R.E. Sorensen.

 

  ABSENT:   F. Baumgartner, H.K. Doswald, A. Woodson-Robinson, John

            Hasselmann.

 

 

  I.   AGENDA

       The agenda was adopted as distributed.

 

  II.  MINUTES

       The minutes of the meeting of October 6, 1989, were approved as

       written.

 

  III. USE OF STUDENT EVALUATION OF TEACHING

       After discussion, it was decided to carry this subject over to the

       next meeting to allow time for Commission members to review the

       Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Evaluation of Teaching.

 

  IV.  FACULTY SALARY ADJUSTMENTS - COLA

       Data provided by the Provost's office showed that no more than

       2% of faculty received less than a 2% raise and that about 7%

       received 2% - 4% raises in 1989-90.  It was further reported that

       there no negative raised based on merit have occurred.  The

       Commission concluded that there was no reason to change the current

       system for determining salary adjustments.

 

  V.   RESOLUTION 88-89F - Confidential information for Reconciliation

       Committee Dr. Eng, reporting on his meeting with University Counsel,

       indicated that there were no more legal problems associated with

       Resolution 88-89F than with any other confidential matter.  Therefore,

       it was moved and unanimously accepted that the resolution as attached

       go back to University Council for second reading.

 

  VI.  EVALUATING ACADEMIC QUALITY FOR P&T

       A system of evaluating only a small, limited number of publications

       was considered.  This system might overcome a problem of the current

       system which is perceived to give priority to numbers of publications

       with little or no consideration of quality.  There was some agreement

       that the concept has merit.  David Conn, the proponent of the idea,

       will be invited to discuss it with the Commission.

 

  VII. The meeting was adjourned at 3:34 P.M.

 

 

 

   Respectfully submitted,

 

 

   Carl E. Polan

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