Minutes of FACULTY COUNCIL
October 15, 2003
I. The meeting was called to order at 3 p.m. by Business Officer Ely Driver.
II. Approval of minutes The minutes of Sept. 10 were approved.
III. Officer reports
Communications Officer Cindy Alexander No report
Secretary Carol Luther No report
TBR Representative Dave Vinson
Kathy Byrd will be attending the next TBR Sub-council meeting.
President Kathy Byrd
At the TBR meeting there were two issues of interest to Pellissippi State.
The Defining Our Future document that was completed last year by all of the instutions in the system will be followed up with another study, to be entitled A Vision of Excellence,which will focus on the future of education in the state of Tennessee.A second item of concern to Pellissippi State is that at the December board meeting, the proposal that Pellissippi State have a nursing program will be voted on. This proposal affects Pellissippi State’s service agreement with Roane State.
· From Learning Council
Learning Council approved the change from “excellent” to “exceptional” in the evaluation document. It will not be put into effect for the 2003 cycle.
K. Byrd brought the motion to reconsider the 2004 summer schedule to Dr. Bruns, but the schedule has been decided and will not be revisited.
Faculty are reminded that the tables and large chairs for students with disabilities should not be removed from the classroom.
IV. Committee Reports
Students making no progress
Motions from Steering Committee were presented.
Motion 1: That Kelly Waldrop be elected as the second faculty representative for adjuncts.
The motion carried.
Motion 2: That Article 8, section 4, subparts E3a be struck and the following substituted: “Adjunct faculty receive two seats on the Faculty Council Steering Committee. Adjunct faculty are defined as part-time teachers who are employed semester by semester. In order to represent the adjunct faculty and exercise a vote in Faculty Council business or on the Steering Committee, the adjunct must be teaching in the current major semester (fall or spring). One adjunct representative is elected each year and serves two years or until a successor is elected. Vacancies will be filled by election at the next Steering Committee meeting.”
The motion carried.
Promotion/Tenure Janice Rowland/Don Thomas The calendar has been sent to Dr. Bruns.
Faculty Forums Elaine Oswald/Paul Baxter No report
Student Scholarship Karen Cornell A Magnolia St. representative is needed.
Adjunct Faculty John Fairstein No report
Faculty Evaluation TBA
K. Byrd has asked department heads to help identify persons willing to serve on this committee.
Rules Committee Donn King No report
V. Unfinished Business
Second reading of amendment to Faculty Council Constitution: “That the phrase ‘or until a successor is elected’ be added to every term of office.”
The motion passed.
VI. New Business None
VII. Announcements None
VIII. Adjournment The meeting adjourned at 3:25 p.m.