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November 22, 1991

                  Commission on Faculty Affairs

                            Minutes

                 November 22, 1991, 1:00-3:00 P.M.

                       400-D Burruss Hall

 

  Present: E. F. Carlisle, J. Crunkilton (for J. Buffer),

  D. de Wolf, J. Falkinham, L. L. Geyer, C. McDaniels,

  L. Richarson, C. Schwertz, R. Sorensen, W. Williams

 

  Agenda was adopted as circulated.

 

  Minutes of November 8, 1991, were approved as circulated.

 

  Proposed revision of the faculty grievance procedures: Jerry Cain's

  suggested changes - (1) Moved and seconded that "member of the

  general faculty" replace "faculty member" in line 13 of the proposed

  revision.  Motion carried.  (2) Moved and seconded that "illegal" be

  inserted before "discriminatory" in line 16 of the proposed revision.

  Motion failed.  (3) Moved and seconded that "unjust allocation of

  University resources (e.g. space, operating funds and others)" be

  deleted from lines 18 and 19 of the proposed revision.  Motion failed.

  (4) Moved and seconded that "and encroachments upon faculty

  responsibility with respect to enforcement of other university policies"

  be deleted from lines 19 and 20 of the proposed revision and that "and"

  be inserted before "unjust" in line 18.  Motion carried.

  (5) Moved and seconded that "normally" NOT be deleted from line 21 of

  the proposed revision.  Motion carried.  (6) Moved and seconded that

  "appeal" be deleted from line 28 of the proposed revision and that line

  29 be revised to read "procedures dealing with faculty disputes."

  Motion carried.  (7) There was consensus that "grievant"

  and "person against whom a grievance is filed" should replace

  "faculty member" and "administrator" at appropriate places throughout

  the document as an editorial change. (8) Moved and seconded that the

  sentence beginning at line 195 "None of the appointees will be members

  of the college/administrative unit from which the grievance originated."

  be deleted.  Motion carried.

 

  Commission on Research Resolution 90-91A - Special Research Faculty

  Appointments - Professor Castagnoli had to leave before CFA reached

  this item.  Accordingly, J. Falkinham moved that the item be postponed

  until the next meeting or such time as Professor Castagnoli and Vice

  Provost Hooper can be present.  The motion was seconded and passed.

 

  Reconsideration of the question of rank for part-time

  (administrative) faculty - It was ascertained in discussion that

  the Faculty Handbook, 2.1.4 (paragraph 6) allows for

  assignment of faculty rank to administrative faculty.  Decision on

  whether or not to grant such rank is in the hands of the appropriate dean

  and the provost according to present policy.

 

  Committee on Parental Leave Policy - L. L. Geyer has

  recommended J. Buffer, C. McDaniels, and L. Richardson to P. Hyer for

  appointment to a committee on parental leave policy.

 

  The hour being late L. L. Geyer announced that proposals regarding

  teaching associate status will be taken up after the first of the year.

  It is expected that Research Commission Resolution 90-91A will be taken

  up at the next meeting.

 

  The meeting was adjourned at 3:00 P.M.

 

 

                                William H. Williams

                                Secretary

 

  Attachments:

    Cain memoranda of October 21 and November 1, 1991, to Larry Harris

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