May 2017

FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE ASSEMBLY MEETING

May 5, 2017

Attendance: Tom Christensen, Barbara Prinari, Maja Krakowiak, Andrea Hutchins, Tom Zwirlein, Rhonda Glazier, Matt Metzger, Pam Carter, Suzanne Cook, Stephen Carter, David Havlick, Leilani Feliciano, Monica Yoo, Kimbra Smith, Dave Anderson

Call to Order / Approval of Minutes:

Motion to approve the minutes from April 14, 2017 meeting by Maja Krakowiak
Seconded by Andrea Hutchins
Motion passed with 10 in favor, 0 opposed and 1 abstention

Reports of Visitors:

Tom Christensen, Provost-Elect: 
He introduced himself as the new Provost for UCCS effective July 1, 2017.  He has been at UCCS since 1989, when he started as an Assistant Professor of Physics.  He reminded the assembly members about Commencement next Friday, May 12, 2017, and his hope that most of the faculty will attend.  He also thanked them for all their hard work this academic year.  Dean Dan Dandapani is stepping down from his position as Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science and will be returning to his faculty position, effective the end of June.  An Interim Dean for EAS will be appointed and announced soon.

Brad Bayer, Sr. Executive Director of Student Life & Leadership: 
Students Sam Elliott (SGA President), Kyle Boyle, Jacob Schaeling and a few others from the Mountain Lion Leadership Council presented a finalized version of the UCCS Creed, which has been created by and for the students.  The UCCS Creed embodies the collective values of UCCS students while promoting a positive campus culture.  The student leaders wanted to share this final version of the Creed with key UCCS stakeholders, such as faculty, to seek their advice on how to market, display and launch the Creed in the Fall.

Officer Reports:

President's Report
Faculty Assembly in Boulder has a climate change document to share and propose - we will give it to the Sustainability Committee for Fall.

Vice-President's Report
We still have committee openings that need to be filled.

Past President's Report
Not present - no report

Reports from Standing Committees:

EPUS

Personnel & Benefits

Faculty Advisory Committee on the Budget

Faculty Minority Affairs Committee

Women's Committee:
Not present - no report

Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Teaching with Technology

Library:
Not present - no report

Intercollegiate Athletics:
Not present - no report

Sustainability

PRIDE:
Still working on increasing membership

Misconduct in Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities:
New Chair is Dale DeBoer

Reports from Representatives:

Miscellaneous items:
Chancellor Search Update - President Benson is making a quick decision on appointing a new Chancellor.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

None

NEW BUSINESS:

Motion 1:
The Faculty Assembly Executive Committee moves to appoint Tom Huber as a UCCS representative to the CU System Privilege and Tenure Committee for a three-year term starting July 1, 2017.
(Motion passed with 12 in favor, 0 opposed and 1 abstention)

Motion 2:
The Educational Policy and University Standards Committee moves that the Faculty Representative Assembly endorse the Guidelines and Procedures for Research Misconduct Allegations.
(Motion passed with 12 in favor, 0 opposed and 2 abstentions)

Motion 3:
The Educational Policy and University Standards Committee moves that the Faculty Representative Assembly endorse the reviewed and updated Academic Program Review policy (#200-006).  [amended copy]
(Motion passed with 9 in favor, 0 opposed and 5 abstentions)

Motion 4:
The Educational Policy and University Standards Committee moves that the Faculty Representative Assembly endorse the reviewed and updated Post-tenure Review policy (#200-016).  [amended copy]
(Motion passed with 9 in favor, 0 opposed and 5 abstentions)

Motion 5:
The Educational Policy and University Standards Committee moves that the Faculty Representative Assembly endorse the reviewed and updated Roles & Responsibilities for Sponsored Programs Administration policy (#900-001).  [amended copy]
(Motion passed with 10 in favor, 0 opposed and 3 abstentions)

Motion 6:
The Faculty Assembly Executive Committee moves that the Faculty Assembly Advisory Library Committee be made inactive.
(Motion passed with 12 in favor, 0 opposed and 1 abstention)

Background for Motion 6:
After a discussion within the Faculty Assembly Executive Committee, and input from the committee chair, committee members and from the Dean of the Library, it appears that the current tasks of the Library Committee are very limited, and that the committee might have run its course, at least with its current charges.  Since there are other, more robust channels for getting input into library operations, it seems appropriate to make the committee inactive for the time being, with the obvious understanding that the decision can be revisited should there be a renewed interest or charges for the committee.

Adjournment:

Motion to adjourn the Faculty Assembly Meeting by Pam Carter
Seconded by Dave Anderson
Motion passed unanimously
Meeting adjourned at 1:53 p.m.