UFC Agenda – February 26, 2020

UFC Agenda – February 26, 2020

I. Call to Order

II. Meeting Minutes –

Draft Minutes: UFC Meeting – Minutes – January 29 2020

III. Reports

  1. President Paino
    1. President Paino’s Report to the UFC
    2. Capital Projects Summary for Board of Visitors
  2. Provost Mikhalevsky
    1. Academic Affairs Report to the Board of Visitors
  3. College Deans
    1. Dean Pete Kelly, CoE
    2. Dean Keith Mellinger, CAS
      1. CAS report to UFC 2-26
    3. Dean Lynne Richardson, CoB
      1. CoB Report to UFC – Feb 26, 2020
      2. MONEY MATTERS at UMW March 2020
  4. SGA Representative’s Report (Aneesa Noor)
    1. SGA Report to the Board of Visitors – Feb 2020
  5. SAC Representative Report (Christy Pack)
    1. SAC Report to the Board of Visitors – Feb 2020
  6. UFC Chair’s Report (Anand Rao)
    1. Notes from Feb 12, 2020, Leadership Council
    2. Faculty Representative’s Report to the BOV – Feb 21, 2020
  7. UFC Vice Chair’s Report (Andrew Dolby)
  8. Faculty Senate of Virginia (Marcel Rotter)
    1. Legislative Report – Update from Feb 19, 2020
    2. Legislative Report – Update from Feb 4, 2020
  9. University Committees – minutes, reports, and action items
      1. University Academic Affairs Committee
        1. Meeting Minutes, Feb 20, 2020
      2. University Budget Advisory Committee
        1. Meeting Minutes, Feb 17, 2020
        2. Student Affairs Priorities for 2019-2020
      3. University Curriculum Committee
        1. no report
      4. University Faculty Affairs Committee
        1. Meeting Minutes, Feb 13, 2020
        2. Request to audit and formalize processes for Special Assignments
      5. University Faculty Organization Committee
        1. no report
      6. University General Education Committee
        1. no report
      7. University Sabbaticals, Fellowships & Faculty Awards Committee
        1. no report
      8. University Student Affairs & Campus Life Advisory Committee
        1. no report
      9. Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) Committee
        1. Meeting Minutes, Feb 2020
      10. Distance and Blended Learning Committee
        1. Meeting Minutes, February 2020
      11. First Year Seminar Committee
        1. no report
      12. Honors Program Committee
        1. Meeting Minutes, Feb 13, 2020
      13. James Farmer Multicultural Center Advisory Committee
        1. Meeting Minutes, February 5, 2020
      14. Journalism Advisory Committee
        1. Meeting Minutes, Feb 11, 2020
      15. Speaking Intensive Committee
        1. Meeting Report, Feb 2020
      16. Teaching Center Advisory Committee
        1. Meeting Minutes, Jan 27, 2020
      17. Writing Intensive Committee
        1. no report

IV. Unfinished Business

  1. Motion: Changes to Section 6 “Faculty Evaluation Procedures” of the Faculty Handbook – motion from UFAC after consideration of faculty evaluation procedures. [sent back to UFAC for further consideration at Dec 4, 2019, UFC meeting – still under consideration by UFAC as the committee awaits feedback from university counsel]. Included here are:
    1. Section 6 – Track Changes Document
    2. Section 6 – Revised Copy
  2. Motion: Mid-Semester Progress Reports –[under consideration by UFAC and UAAC; UAAC Chair Gonzalo Campos-Dintrans plans to attend to provide an update on UAAC’s recommendations]
    1. UAAC Recommended Motion
  3. Action Item Contingent Faculty recommendation: This motion is to include on UFC someone at the rank of Adjunct, Professional Development Adjunct or Visiting, as an at-large member, to be compensated monetarily. The UFC tabled this motion at its Sept 25, 2019 meeting.

V. New Business

    1. Action Items: Honors Program (1/27/20), Honors Program (2/7/20), Distance and Blended Learning,
    2. Motion: Changes to the Faculty Handbook to Create a UFC Executive Committee, submitted by Anand Rao.
    3. Motion: Change to the Faculty Handbook to Create an Ex Officio Representative to the UFC from the CAS Department Chairs, submitted by Anand Rao.
    4. Reconfiguration of the General Education Committee. In this discussion, the UFC will consider both a proposal for a ‘super Gen Ed committee’ as well as proposals for Digital Intensive and Community Engagement Committees. The UFC will use this time to consider proposals that will then be sent to committee for review, with the intent of UFC action following at its March, 2020, meeting.
      1. Digital Intensive Proposal
      2. Community Engagement Proposal
    5. Discussion of the General Faculty Meeting with plans for next steps.
      1. Meeting Notes
      2. Meeting Agenda – with links to items included for discussion

VI. Announcements

VII. Adjournment

The next UFC meeting will be held on March 25, 2020, from 3:30-5:30pm in the HCC Digital Auditorium.

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