Meeting Agendas

Faculty Affairs


October 23, 2018 Agenda

8:30 am: Comments by the Chair

Vote on the Minutes from previous meeting: Faculty Affairs Sept Minutes

Report from Officers and Chairs Meeting

Discussion of proposal to separate Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering

Discussion of adding a representative of the Vice President for the Commonwealth Campuses to FA

9:00 am: Reports from Ad Hoc Assignments

A2) Clear up the final line in AC21 giving exceptions for Libraries, Law, and Med School. Bishop-Pierce

A9) Statement on behalf of FA on the issue of off-loading responsibility/risk for students in study abroad courses [Global Programs lead] Bishop-Pierce

A3) Update AC21 to specify use of dual titles within the policy. Bieschke [report in Dec]

9:15 am: Faculty Development (FacDev): Chair: Jones A5) Jointly with IRC, Work together with the Dean of the College of Nursing to oversee implementation of AC21 for fixed-term faculty in the college. [IRC lead]

A8) Write guidelines for faculty in dealing with issues of misuse of classroom content or intellectual property [Office of General Counsel report in Jan]

9:40 am: Faculty Rights & Privacy Issues (FRPI): Chair: Bishop-Pierce A6) Review scope of AC76, and provide workaround when the Provost or Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs accused of misconduct

A7) Informational report on faculty input on administrative reviews as part of AD14.

10:00 am: Promotion, Tenure, Absences, & Leaves (PTAL): Chair: Sharma A1) Jointly with IRC, review and revise the draft 2016-17 report on “Provision of Multi-year Contracts for Fixed-term Faculty.” [FA will take the lead on this report.]

A4) 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. [IRC will take the lead on this report.]

B1) Jointly with IRC, commission a Promotion Flow Report that tracks the progress of fixed-term faculty as they move through the new promotion process.

10:20 am: New business New1) Clarification of rank vs title in AC-21 Snyder

10:30 am: Call to Close
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September 18, 2018 Agenda

8:30 am: Comments by the Chair

Vote on the Minutes from previous meeting Faculty Affairs April Minutes

Report from Officers and Chairs Meeting

Discussion of Charges Faculty Affairs Committee Priority Form.pdf

Discussion of School Creation Request (Please Review in Advance) School of Public Policy / Liberal Arts (previously circulated)

Discussion of adding a representative of the Vice President for the Commonwealth Campuses to FA

9:15 am: Assemble Subcommittees and Subcommittee Meetings

9:20 am: Assemble, Faculty Development (FacDev): Chair: TBA A5) Jointly with IRC, Work together with the Dean of the College of Nursing to oversee implementation of AC21 for fixed-term faculty in the college. [IRC will take the lead on this report.]

A8) Write guidelines for faculty in dealing with issues of misuse of classroom content or intellectual property.

9:20 am: Assemble, Faculty Rights & Privacy Issues (FRPI): Chair: TBA A6) Review scope of AC76, and provide workaround when the Provost or Vice President for Research accused of misconduct

A7) Informational report on faculty input on administrative reviews as part of AD14.

9:20 am: Assemble Promotion, Tenure, Absences, & Leaves (PTAL): Chair: TBA A1) Jointly with IRC, review and revise the draft 2016-17 report on “Provision of Multi-year Contracts for Fixed-term Faculty.” [FA will take the lead on this report.]

A4) 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. [IRC will take the lead on this report.]

B1) Jointly with IRC, commission a Promotion Flow Report that tracks the progress of fixed-term faculty as they move through the new promotion process.

Ad Hoc Assignments A2) Clear up the final line in AC21 giving exceptions for Libraries, Law, and Med School. Bishop-Pierce

A3) Update AC21 to specify use of dual titles within the policy. Bieschke

A9) Statement on behalf of FA on the issue of off-loading responsibility/risk for students in study abroad courses. Bishop-Pierce

9:50 am: Break

10:05 am: Full Committee Meeting

Reporting out from subcommittees for full committee feedback

New business

10:30 am: Call to Close

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April 24, 2018 Agenda

    1. Comments by the Chair
      • Vote on the Minutes from previous meeting
      • Report from Officers and Chairs Meeting
    2. Full Committee Meeting
      • Review of AD-53 and related Principles Link
      • Review of AD-XX (a new policy)
      • Draft ADXX – Penn State Identification Numbers (PSU IDs)
      • Brainstorm Charges for Next Year

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March 13, 2018 Agenda

8:30 am:   Guest Speaker from Office for Research Protection, Clint Schmidt, Director of the Conflict of Interest Program, Office for Research Protections

9:00 am:   Comments by the Chair
Vote on the Minutes from previous meeting
Report from Officers and Chairs Meeting
Discussion of Charges – Updated Mid-Year Report

9:30 am:   Full Committee Meeting
Review of AD-14 and Options
Review of AC-24 and Options

10:30 am:  Call to close
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January 23, 2018 Agenda

8:30 am:  Comments by the Chair
Vote on the Minutes from previous meeting
Report from Officers and Chairs Meeting Mid-Year Review of Charges

10:15am Full Committee Meeting
Reporting out from subcommittees for full committee feedback

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December 5, 2017 Agenda

8:30 am Call the Meeting to order.

Vote on the Minutes from previous meeting (Faculty Affairs October 17 Minutes)
Report from Officers and Chairs Meeting
Discussion of Charges (Faculty Affairs Committee Priority Form)

9:00 am Split into Subcommittees.

Assemble, Faculty Development (FacDev): Chair: TBA
A2) Consider writing an advisory/consultative report that recommends establishing a policy prohibiting state or federal legislators from working as paid university employees.
B2) Write an advisory consultative report recommending revisions to Policy AD92 POLITICAL CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES.

Assemble, Faculty Rights & Privacy Issues (FRPI): Chair: TBA
A3) Consider drafting an advisory/consultative report recommending a mechanism whereby faculty can call for an early AD14 review of a university administrator.
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.]

Assemble Promotion, Tenure, Absences, & Leaves (PTAL): Chair: TBA
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.]

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.]

Meeting adjourned at 10:30am.
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October 17, 2017 Agenda

        1. 8:30 am Joint Committee Meeting
          1. Change to clean-up AC-21, re: including standing FT faculty.
          2. Change to expand AC-21, re: provision of multi-year contracts.
        2. 9:30 am Comments by the Chair
          1. Vote on the Minutes from previous meeting
          2. Report from Officers and Chairs Meeting
          3. Update on Charges
          4. Discussion of Program Proposal Requests (Please Review in Advance)
        3. 9:50 am Assemble Subcommittees and Subcommittee Meetings
        4. 10:30 am Adjourn.

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September 12, 2017 Agenda

Comments by the Chair

Vote on the Minutes from previous meeting
Faculty Affairs April 25 Minutes.docx

Report from Officers and Chairs Meeting

Discussion of Charges
Faculty Affairs Committee Priority Form.pdf

Discussion of Program Closure Requests (Please Review in Advance)
P4 Associate in Engineering Technology in Plastics Engineering Technology.pdf
P4 Closure of Teaching and Learning Online Minor.pdf
P4 Closure of Dance Minor.pdf

Assemble Subcommittees and Subcommittee Meetings

Assemble, Faculty Development (FacDev): Chair: TBA
A2) Consider writing an advisory/consultative report that recommends establishing a policy prohibiting state or federal legislators from working as paid university employees.

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

Assemble, Faculty Rights & Privacy Issues (FRPI): Chair: TBA
A3) Consider drafting an advisory/consultative report recommending a mechanism whereby faculty can call for an early AD14 review of a university administrator.

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.

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.]

Assemble Promotion, Tenure, Absences, & Leaves (PTAL): Chair: TBA
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.]

OLD IRC Multi-yearFTContracts2017.docx Rank and Title Chart.pdf
Charting Proposed Relationship between Rank and Minimum Contract Length for Fixed-Term Faculty.docx
DRAFT Multi-Year Contracts.docx

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. [IRC will take the lead on this report.]

Break

Full Committee Meeting

Reporting out from subcommittees for full committee feedback