Faculty Assembly Presidentís Report

May 2006

 

Bob Durham

 

Colleagues,

 

There are a number of items from the system which might be of interest. First, System Council passed five motions at its last session: a motion which deletes IF/IW from a studentís transcript after completion of the course (no longer will there be a crossed of IF/IW with the new grade); a motion recognizing student government leaders on all campuses and praising them for their support of the University to its various stakeholders; a motion on intellectual property that is educational materials; and two motions which I will paste in below.

 

The Faculty Council Personnel Committee requests that Faculty Council advise all campus Faculty Assemblies to inform their constituencies that they must obtain any and all agreements for course releases, differentiated work loads, and banked courses in writing. The authority for such agreements at UCCS and UCDHSC-DDC resides with the vice chancellor for academic affairs. At UCB and HSC, that authority resides with the deans.

 

The Faculty Council Personnel Committee requests that Faculty Council advise all campus Faculty Assemblies to inform their constituencies that they must obtain any and all agreements for course releases, differentiated work loads, and banked courses in writing. The authority for such agreements at UCCS and UCDHSC-DDC resides with the vice chancellor for academic affairs. At UCB and HSC, that authority resides with the deans.

 

The report from Privilege and Tenure, it was noted that UCCS has the best record for handling grievances and that no personnel actions originated from our campus this academic year.

 

Iíd like to thanks all the members of the Representative Faculty Assembly and the Faculty Executive Team for all the hard work you have done this academic year and all that we have accomplished. It has indeed been a pleasure serving as your president.