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April 20, 1990

                               Minutes

 

                   COMMISSION ON FACULTY AFFAIRS

 

                           April 20, 1990

 

  The meeting was convened in the Newman Library Board Room at 1:30 P.M.

 

  PRESENT: L.A. Eng, D.A. de Wolf, H.M. Kriz, J.D. McAlister, J. Wolfe for

          E.F. Carlisle.

          Guests: Phil Sheldon, P. Orcutt, J. Hillison.

 

  ABSENT: H. Doswald, R. Sorensen, F. Baumgartner, C. Polan, J. Duke, B.

          Kuster, A. Woodson-Robinson.

 

 

  I.   AGENDA

       The question of future meetings and a petition for a waiver of the

       policy on advanced study was added to the agenda.  The modified

       agenda was adopted.

 

 

  II.  MINUTES

       The minutes of the April 6, 1990 meeting were approved.

 

 

  II.  ANNOUNCEMENTS

       J. Wolfe noted that some of the recommendations for changes in the

       Faculty Handbook contained in the Report of the Committee on the

       Evaluation of Faculty Effort in Extension and Service will be

       coming to CFA for consideration in the future.

 

 

  III. WAIVER OF POLICY ON ADVANCED STUDY

       The Commission on Faculty Affairs will recommend to the Provost

       that Mary Ann Novascone of the Department of Human Nutrition and

       Foods be granted a waiver from the advanced study policy in the

       Faculty Handbook.  This policy states that faculty members with

       the rank of assistant professor or above shall not become

       candidates for a degree nor be awarded a degree at this institution.

       A waiver of this policy may be granted to the Provost upon

       recommendation by CFA.

 

 

  IV.  EFFECTS OF ELIMINATION OF MANDATORY FACULTY RETIREMENT

       Phil Sheldon (Institutional Research) led discussions on some of

       the issues raised by the elimination of mandatory faculty retirement.

       Most of the discussion focussed on possible consequences to the

       university. Faculty and their department heads should be better

       informed about the retirement options that exist.  More retirement

       options may need to be developed to increase flexibility for faculty

       with diverse needs and their departments.

 

 

  V.   FUTURE MEETINGS

       No regular meetings are scheduled until the next academic year.  Until

       that time, meetings may be called as the need arises.

 

 

  VI.  The meeting was adjourned at 2:30 PM.

 

 

  Respectfully submitted,

 

 

  Ludeman A. Eng

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