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February 10, 1993

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                            COMMISSION ON RESEARCH

                               February 10, 1993

                                206 Sandy Hall

                                   3:30 p.m.

 

 

  MEMBERS PRESENT:  J. Eaton, C. Flora, J. Johnson, J. Lee, R. Lytton, A.

                    McNabb, M. Nasta, P. Rasnick, P. Scanlon, E. Stout, T.

                    Wildman

 

  MEMBERS ABSENT:   T. Brandon, H. Doswald, P. Edwards, P. Eyre, H. Kriz, E.

                    McNeil, R. Olin, J. Pinkerton, R. Reneau, D. Stoker, J.

                    Wightman

 

 

 

  1.  ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Dr. McNabb announced that Dr. Carlisle will visit the

      Commission on April 14 to continue discussions of perceptions of re-

      search in the university.

 

  2.  MINUTES OF JANUARY 27:  Dr. Scanlon motioned approval of the Minutes.

      Dr. Stout seconded.  Minutes were approved.

 

  3.  APPROVAL OF AGENDA:  Dr. McNabb added an item - governance change re-

      commendation for administrative and professional faculty.  Dr. Stout

      motioned approval; Dr. Flora seconded.  Agenda was approved with the

      addition.

 

  4.  TERMINATION PROCEDURES FOR RESEARCH FACULTY:  Dr. Johnson provided the

      membership with an updated copy of the changes on the termination pro-

      cedure and a sample appointment letter.  Dr. Johnson said that the Com-

      mission on Faculty Affairs had made some changes for consistency with

      faculty handbook revisions, to clarify timing details, and to deal with

      a wording problem identified by the University lawyer.  A sample of an

      appointment letter that can also act as a notice of termination was in-

      cluded.  Dr. Flora motioned adoption.  Dr. Eaton seconded.  Motion was

      approved.

 

  5.  RECOMMENDATION FOR GOVERNANCE CHANGE THAT APPLIED TO ADMINISTRATIVE AND

      PROFESSIONAL FACULTY:  Dr. McNabb said that a task force has set up a

      list of recommendations that suggest the addition of a new commission

      on A/P faculty.  Discussion of the proposal followed and the Commission

      instructed Dr. McNabb to inform the task force that adding A/P repre-

      sentation to the Commission on Research seems appropriate although we

      have some concern about the very large size of the COR.  The COR also

      noted that research faculty are not represented by any governance body

      in the current system.

 

  6.  DISCUSSION OF THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR THE YEAR, OTHER ACTIONS:  Dr.

      McNabb put this agenda item on because of a suggestion in the fall that

      the membership evaluate its work mid-year.  Dr. McNabb described the

      status of our activities this year.  Drs. Stout and Scanlon gave an up-

      date on the status of center reviews.  The one item from last year that

      has not been discussed is perceptions of research in the university by

      students and alumni.  The importance of this issue was discussed

      briefly.  It was agreed that the topics should be continued and Dr.

      McNabb agreed to investigate sources of relevant data.  There also was

      a brief discussion about looking forward to next year, of the need to

      elect a new chair at the end of this year and of making a list of du-

      ties required of the chair.

 

  7.  ADJOURNMENT:  Meeting adjourned at 4:40PM.

 

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