November 6, 2002
I. The meeting was called to order by Business Officer Leon Jones at 3 p.m.
II.Approval of MinutesLeon Jones
Communications OfficerRick BowerNo report
TBR RepresentativeDave VinsonNo report
SecretaryCata FolksNo report
President ElectKathy ByrdNo report
If there is any new money for salaries, the percentage raise should be the same for adjuncts as for full-time faculty.
Discussion: Would this be added to adjunct base pay?Lisa’s response:Yes.
Kathy Byrd raised concerns that asking for this kind of raise might undermine efforts currently underway to give adjuncts a larger raise in base salary, because Dr. Bruns has already stated that he thinks a raise for adjuncts should be given priority over a raise for full-time faculty.
Rasey Feezell responded that he would still like to put forth the motion, making clear that it does not preclude adjuncts getting other types of raises.
Kathy Byrd raised the same objection.
A new motion was proposed:
Motion 2 carried.
Follow-up to this motion continues in discussions with administration:
Faculty Council recommends that the College continue to strive to implement the Mercer Study recommendations.
Faculty council recommends that the date for determining enrollment in TWAV and Web classes be moved from the last day of official registration to the last day of drop and add.
IV.Standing Committee Reports
Adjunct FacultySellers, Feezell
R. Feezell expressed appreciation of F.C. for passing the motion on adjunct raises.
Promo/TenureJean Jackson/Toni McDaniel
Complaints about the overly social and unbusiness-like manner in which some peer reviews have been conducted have led to the following request by the P/T Committee:All faculty need to cooperate in maintaining a professional atmosphere until the questioning and discussion of candidates are over and the votes taken. Anonymous questions should be limited to matters related to the candidate’s job description, not irrelevant matters. If there are still problems with this process in the coming Peer Review, the P/T Committee may have to move beyond seeking voluntary cooperation from faculty in resolving this important issue.
High Performance Teaching*Elaine OswaldNo report
Faculty ForumPaul BaxterNo report
Anita Maddox has received donations of book bags from Barnes & Noble, as well as other items.
Volunteers will soon be needed to help out at all 4 campuses.
Faculty After Hours**Anita Maddox
On December 6, volunteers are needed to help with the party at Lisa Bogaty’s house.
A list of new activities is available from Anita.
Rules CommitteeChuck WrightNo report
Mold survey:D.G. Walton and Chad Becker have announced that rooms can be checked on an individual basis, if there is a true need, to determine whether there is actually a problem with mold. If anyone feels qualified to do a presentation on this issue, Lisa would welcome assistance.
Faculty Council Scholarship recipients
Sale of Woodcuts (to date, 13 have sold)
Faculty Forum: Semester at Sea Slideshow, November 21, 3 p.m., Goins Auditorium
Faculty Council Scholarship winners will be honored on November 17.
VIII.Meeting was adjourned at 3:30 p.m.