UFC Meeting Agenda – September 23, 2015

Agenda: University Faculty Council Meeting

September 23, 2015 – Digital Auditorium (ITCC)


I. Call to Order

II. Previous Meeting Minutes

  1. UFC Organizational Meeting Minutes – Sept. 4, 2015
  2. UFC Organizational Meeting Minutes – August 18, 2015
  3. UFC Emergency Meeting Minutes – May 11, 2015
  4. UFC Meeting Minutes – April 14, 2015

III. Reports

  1. President Hurley
    1. UMW Summary of 2016-18 State Budget Requests – from the Sept. 18, 2015 BOV Agenda packet
    2. *The attached email answers some of the questions posed at the meeting about faculty/staff dining*
  2. Provost Levin
    1. Report to the UFC
  3. College Deans
    1. College of Education Report – Interim Dean Nina Mikhalevsky
  4. UFC Chair’s Report
    1. Faculty Representative Report to the BOV (Sept. 18, 2015)
    2. President’s Leadership Council Meeting (Sept. 23, 2015)
  5. UFC Vice-Chair’s Report
  6. University Committees – minutes, reports, and action items [unanimous vote to accept all reports]
    1. Writing Intensive Committee – Action Items (Sept. 9, 2015)
    2. Speaking Intensive Committee – Minutes and Action Items (Sept. 8, 2015)
    3. UFAC – Minutes (Sept. 7, 2015)
    4. Honors –
      1. Minutes (Aug. 18, 2015)
      2. Action Items (Sept. 4, 2015)
      3. Action Items (Sept. 13, 2015)
      4. Action Items (Sept. 17, 2015)
    5. General Education – Minutes (Sept. 9, 2015)
    6. Distance and Blended Learning – Minutes and Action Items (Sept. 7, 2015)
    7. University Curriculum Committee – Minutes (August 18, 2015)
    8. First Year Seminar – Minutes (August 18, 2015)
    9. Academic Affairs – Minutes (Sept. 11, 2015)
    10. Teaching Center Advisory Committee – Minutes (August 18, 2015)

IV. Unfinished Business

  1. Conducting UFC Business Electronically

V. New Business

  1. Faculty Affairs Committee Membership – Motion to change 2.6.3 Faculty Handbook – From the University Faculty Affairs Committee. [passed with unanimous vote]
  2. Alternative Course Models Straw Poll Draft – As discussed by the UFC at its September 4, 2015 meeting, and at the Alternative Course Model Open Forums, the UFC will invite faculty to participate in an electronic straw poll regarding the consideration of an alternative course model. The link above is for a draft of that poll, and allows for comment. UFC members will finalize the content of the poll and discuss plans for distribution and later review. [officers will rework in consultation with survey experts]
  3. UMW Foundation Divestment Proposal – request for faculty feedback from Prof. Eric Bonds (see attached document -Prof. Bonds will be available to receive feedback and answer questions)
  4. Posthumous and In Memoriam Degrees– From the University Academic Affairs Committee – Proposed Policies (support document) [passed with unanimous vote]
  5. Graduate Non-Degree Statuses (Two Parts) – From the University Academic Affairs Committee [both parts passed with unanimous vote]
  6. Faculty Morale Survey Motion: the UFC will assume responsibility for administering an annual faculty morale survey and will provide a summary of the results to all faculty. The UFC will also provide college-specific results to the faculty in each college. [request sent to UFAC for consideration]
  7. Electronic Submission of Promotion & Tenure Materials Motion: The UFC will receive the report on pilot testing electronic submission of P&T documents from the CAS Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Electronic Submission of P&T Document and respond appropriately. [Chair will invite guest report to UFC]
  8. BLS Committee Motion: The UFC will draft Faculty Handbook language specifying the BLS committee will report directly to the UFC, to take effect upon the dissolution of the CAS Faculty Senate. [request sent to UFOC for consideration]

VI. Announcements

VII. Adjournment

The next UFC meeting will be held on October 21, 2015, from 3:30-5:30pm in the ITCC Digital Auditorium.

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