Faculty Affairs Committee Priority Form

Senate Committee Priority Form
2017-2018

COMMITTEE NAME: Faculty Affairs
CHAIR:  Nicholas Rowland
VICE CHAIR: Rosemary Jolly 

A. HIGH PRIORITY

A1) Jointly with IRC, review and revise the draft 2016-17 report on “Provision of Multi-year Contracts for Fixed-term Faculty.” Be certain to make exceptions for research or clinical faculty as appropriate. [FA will take the lead on this report.]

A2) Consider writing an advisory/consultative report that recommends establishing a policy prohibiting state or federal legislators from working as paid university employees.

A3) Consider drafting an advisory/consultative report recommending a mechanism whereby faculty can call for an early AD14 review of a university administrator.

A4) Jointly with IRC, commission a Promotion Flow Report that tracks the progress of fixed-term faculty as they move through the new promotion process. [This charge will fall primarily to the Faculty Affairs Committee.]

A5) Jointly with IRC, write an informational report exploring the reasons why a relatively low proportion of faculty from the Commonwealth Campuses are promoted to the rank of Full Professor. If the committee concludes that expectations for promotion are not properly aligned with faculty at comparable institutions, draft an A/C report recommending how the expectations for promotion to full rank can be more equitably defined and communicated to the faculty. [IRC will take the lead on this report.]

B. OTHER

B1) Prepare an advisory/consultative report on the forthcoming “Addressing Allegations of Faculty Misconduct” policy recently drafted by the Office of the Vice Provost of Academic Affairs. This report is not yet available for circulation.

B2) Write an advisory consultative report recommending revisions to Policy AD92 POLITICAL CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES.

B3) In consultation with Global Programs, draft an advisory consultative report recommending changes to the family travel policy. Follow-up on Faculty Affairs Spring of 2017 letter to Global Programs.  [Global Programs will take the lead on this report.]

C. MANDATED AND TRADITIONAL REPORTS
C1) None

LIAISON WITH OTHER SENATE, ADMINISTRATIVE, SPECIAL OR JOINT COMMITTEES
None

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