Faculty Assembly President?s Report

April 2007

Tom Napierkowski





1. April 13 Meeting of the Faculty Assembly

The Faculty Assembly meeting of April 13 is a meeting of the entire UCCS Faculty Assembly, not a meeting of the Representative Assembly; all Assembly members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Important business will be conducted.


2. FCQ Reporting

One of our items of business Friday is a motion from the Teaching Excellence Council that the Assembly reverse its previous stand and endorse online reporting of FCQ results. If you are unable to attend Friday?s meeting, please share your thoughts about this motion with your elected representatives.


3. Motion on Summer School Policy

The Assembly will also review a request from the Personnel and Benefits Committee that the campus administration develop a policy on summer school teaching and remuneration. This meeting will likely be your best opportunity to express your thoughts on this issue.


4. Salary Recommendations

The Personnel and Benefits Committee will also report on its recommendations to the Chancellor for distribution of this year?s salary pool.


5. Chancellor?s Forums on the Development of the UCCS Strategic Plan

Chancellor Shockley is holding three forums in the next several days on the UCCS Strategic Plan: April 10 at 10:30 AM in the UC Theater, April 12 at 7:00 AM in the Campus Facilities Building conference, and April 16 at 3:00 PM in the UC Theater. These are more opportunities to have your say.


6. Faculty Service Award

Tom Zwirlein is the winner of this year?s Faculty Service Award. Tom?s service as president of the Assembly and his long service as chair of both the Personnel and Benefits Committee and the Budget Committee, together with his other contributions to faculty governance, make him a particularly deserving winner. Congratulate



7. Faculty Assembly Elections

Thanks to those of you who consented to run for office in the Faculty Assembly, and congratulations to the winners. Without your willingness to serve, faculty governance would be impossible.


8. Kraemer Family Service Quality Survey

From April 9th to May 4th the Kraemer Family Library will be conducting LibQual, a web-based survey that will help the library track, understand, and act upon user opinions of service quality.  I urge all of you to participate in this survey as it will provide data that

will help the library improve its resources and services. A link to the survey will be available on the library home page at http://www.uccs.edu/library.



Professor Thomas J. Napierkowski
Department of English
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Phone:  (719)  255-4007
E-mail: tnapierk@uccs.edu
Fax:  (719)  255-4557