Faculty Council

April 14, 2004

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I. The meeting was called to order by President Kathy Byrd.


II. The minutes of Mar. 10 were approved as written.


III. Officer Reports

President Kathy Byrd

Faculty Council officers for 2004-05 are as follows:

President-elect Mary Monroe-Ellis

Business Officer Ely Driver

Secretary Jonathan Fowler

Parliamentarian Don Thomas

TBR Representative Dave Vinson

Some departments will need new Steering Committee representatives for 2004-05.

The outgoing representatives are to conduct the elections before the next Faculty Council

meeting. K. Byrd will send a reminder via e-mail.


Revision of Promotion/Tenure Policies

A group of faculty will meet with Dr. Bruns to assure that PSTCC policies are

in line with the revised TBR policies.


Meeting with Dr. Edwards

Items discussed included possible tuition increase by TBR and other budgetary



Effectiveness of Faculty Council

K. Byrd solicits ideas and suggestions for making Faculty Council as effective as

possible. She referred to recent discussion on the FC list-serve about the possibility of a

Faculty Senate. Other ideas are requested also.


IV. Committee Reports


Standing Committees


Steering Committee

The following motion was presented:

Motion: Faculty council should create a Faculty Council Benevolent Fund through

the Pellissippi State Foundation to be administered by the president of Faculty


The motion passed.


Adjunct Faculty John Fairstein/ Kelly Waldrop

John Fairstein will be stepping down as one of the adjunct faculty representatives

to Steering Committee.

An Ad Hoc Adjunct Faculty Issues Committee is working on several concerns.

One discovery is that many adjunct faculty were not aware that they are full voting

members of Faculty Council.


Promotion/Tenure Don Thomas/Janice Rowland

No report


Student Scholarship Karen Cornell

All who worked on the Book Sale were thanked.


Rules Don Thomas

No report


Evaluation Wanda Scarbro

The committee has set a meeting next week.


Ad Hoc Committee

Faculty Forums Paul Baxter/ Elaine Oswald

Programs for next year are being explored.


V. Unfinished Business None


VI. New Business None


VII. Announcements

A new student chapter of the American Marketing Association will begin at PSTCC next year. PSTCC is the first community college allowed to start a chapter.


The Music Department announced upcoming concerts.


VIII. The meeting adjourned at 3:30 p.m.



Respectfully submitted,



Carol Luther