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September 8, 1989

                                    Minutes

 

                        COMMISSION ON FACULTY AFFAIRS

 

                              September 8, 1989

 

 

 

  The meeting convened in the Newman Library Board Room at 1:35 P.M.

 

  PRESENT:  L.A. Eng, H.K. Doswald, D.A. DeWolf, R.E. Sorensen, C.E. Polan,

            J.C. Duke, A. Woodson-Robinson, H. Kriz, J.D. McAlister,

            D. Hinkle for E.F. Carlisle.

 

  ABSENT:   F. Baumgartner and SGA representative.

 

 

  I.   ANNOUNCEMENTS

       none

 

 

  II.  AGENDA

       The agenda was adopted

 

 

  III. FUTURE MEETINGS

       It was agreed that CFA meetings will normally be held on the first and

       third Fridays of each month.

 

  IV.  MINUTES

       The minutes of the meeting of April 28, 1989, were approved on a

       motion by Doswald and seconded by Eng.

 

 

  V.   APPOINTMENT OF COMMISSION SECRETARY

       Due to the lack of a volunteer, it was decided to rotate the

       secretarial responsibility.  Dr. Douglas McAlister will serve in

       September.

 

 

  VI.  OLD BUSINESS

       L. Eng reviewed the status of CFA resolutions which had been forwarded

       to University Council.  A general discussion was held to update new

       and reaquaint previous members of intent of resolutions.

 

 

  VII. CFA RESOLUTION 1988-89B

       The resolution deals with an annual salary supplement and an account

       for professional development for each Alumni Distinguished Professor.

       Dean Sorensen recommended that the concern over source of funds was an

       administrative matter that the Provost should decide.  L. Eng will

       discuss this with the Provost office.

 

 

  VIII.     CFA RESOLUTION 1988-89C

       L. Eng reviewed the intent of the resolution and specific questions

       which had been generated.  Concern had been expressed as to whether

       the draft resolution opens a back door by not requiring a national

       search.  Dean Doswald provided several practical examples as to what

       had and could happen.  Dr.  DeWolf pointed out that the faculty

       handbook already addressed the questions raised.  On a motion by

       Doswald, seconded by McAlister and approved, CFA Resolution 1988-89C

       was modified.

 

 

 

  IX.  CFA RESOLUTION 1988-89D

       L. Eng recommended that CFA defer action based on a request from the

       Provost's office to allow for future study.  Motion by Eng and

       seconded by DeWolf carried.

 

 

  X.   CFA RESOLUTION 1988-89F

       L. Eng reviewed request from the Reconciliation Committee for

       cooperation from the faculty in Reconciliation Committee activities.

       Eng will request clarification of language from former CFA member Dan

       Farkas.

 

 

  XI.  JOHN PERRY'S RETIREMENT

       Based on the number of very appropriate functions, CFA will support

       other events.

 

 

  XII. EXPANSION OF FACULTY RANK

       L. Eng provided a historical review.  CFA will discuss during its next

       meeting.

 

 

  XIII.     PROCEDURES FOR INDEPENDENT STUDY

       After discussion, it was decided that it was not an issue appropriate

       for CFA.

 

 

  XIV. SPECIAL STUDENT NEEDS

       J.C. Duke provided a review of the issue.  No additional action taken.

 

 

  XV.  CARRY-OVER

       Due to length of the agenda, several items were carried over.  These

       include: salary adjustments (COLA), use of student evaluation of

       teaching, and two commencements.

 

 

  XVI. The meeting was adjourned at 3:12 P.M.

 

 

 

  Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

 

 

  J. Douglas McAlister

 

 

 

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