Key Topics from the Executive Council meeting on 6/3/19 were:
- 2018-2023 Academic Plan (vote)
- 2018-2019 Standing Committee Reports
- Steering Committee on Tri-Campus Relationships (vote)
- Election of Research Advisory Committee members (vote)
- Lecturer Affairs Committee: Returning for 2019-2020 as an ad hoc committee (vote)
- EVCAA Report – Explanation of FY20 budget adjustments in Academic Affairs
Passed 2 Policies:
- 2018-2023 Academic Plan
- Steering Committee on Tri-Campus Relationships
Thanks to all who served on Executive Council with terms ending in 2019!
Key topics from the Executive Council meeting on 5/6/19 were:
- Review the 2018-2023 Academic Plan draft and solicit feedback within units. Feedback due May 25, 2019.
- Report from Faculty Senate
- Updated promotion and tenure guidelines from APT (vote)
- Update on Task Force (Steering Committee) on tri-campus relationship. Solicit feedback within units on Steering Committee document. Feedback due date TBD.
- Completion of Research Advisory Committee (RAC) rubric evaluations regarding the 17 nominees. Evaluations are due May 16, 2019 at 5 p.m.
Approved: Updated promotion and tenure guidelines from APT
Key topics from the Executive Council meeting on 4/22/19 were:
- Peer Institutions and Selection Methodology – Presentation by the Assistant Chancellor for Strategy & Assessment
- Update on Tri-Campus Relationship Task Force
- Sign-up for Open Access spring quarter pilot program with the Library
- Student Success Lightning talks “In the Classroom”. 3:30pm-5pm April 25, 2019. GWP 320
- Nominations (self or other) for Research Advisory Committee are due by 5:00 p.m. on April 26, 2019
- Faculty listening session with Chancellor Pagano: Friday, May 10, 2019. Time changed: Now from 12:00-1:30 p.m. WCG 322
- Spring quarter Faculty Assembly meeting: Friday, May 24, 2019 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. William Philip Hall.
- Participate in the cross-campus transportation survey
- Promotion and tenure guidelines updated from the Appointment, Promotion, & Tenure committee. EC members should solicit feedback from faculty before May 6.
Key topics from the Executive Council meeting on 4/12/19 were:
- Moving forward with task force on tri-campus relationship
- Research Advisory Committee timeline and rubric for membership (vote)
- Chancellor's Report and Chancellor's Town Hall on April 15, 2019
- Transportation and Parking Issues and Updates - Presentation by Auxiliary Services Manager
- Student Conduct Issues - Presentation by Dean of Student Engagement
- Student to faculty ratio issues
Passed 1 Policy: Rubric and timeline for Research Advisory Committee
Key topics from the Executive Council meeting on 3/8/19 were:
- Approval of 1/11/19 EC meeting minutes.
- Minutes from the 1/28/19 EC meeting are being tabled for approval until the next EC meeting in April to allow for edits.
- Provost Report
- EC members will send feedback to EC chair, Ka Yee, by March 22, 2019.
- Unit Reports
- The Library; School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences; Milgard School of Business; and Social Work & Criminal Justice gave reports regarding unit budgets and efforts towards equity and inclusion.
- Indirect Cost Recovery Policy
- The most recent draft of this policy from January 25, 2019 was presented by Turan Kayaoglu from the Office of Research.
- The Office of Research suggest this issue be prioritized by administrative leadership and dealth with more in-depth by the proposed Research Advisory Committee.
- Research Advisory Committee
- The implementation of an ad-hoc Research Advisory Committee was voted on and passed by EC.
- Debrief and Follow-up of Faculty Assembly Winter Meeting
- Discussion of guest speaker and Secretary of the Faculty, Mike Townsend's presentation on changing shared governance of the three UW campuses.
- This discussion will continue in a future EC meeting.
- Instructional Continuity Plan
- This plan was presented by Vice Chancellor for Information and Technology, Patrick Pow, and is available to view here.
- Role of EC in the UWT Campus Budget Process.
Passed 1 Policy: Implementation of Research Advisory Committee
Key topics from the Executive Council meeting on 1/28/19 were:
- Chancellor Listening Sessions for non-tenure track faculty. February 15, 2019, 12:30-1:20pm. Location: WCG 322.
- Winter Quarter Faculty Assembly Meeting will be on February 22 (Friday) from 1-3 pm. Invited guest speaker: Mike Townsend, Secretary of the Faculty. Location: William Philip Hall.
- Update on the search of an administrative assistant for Faculty Assembly.
Passed 2 policies: teaching evaluation policy, academic planning policy and process
Amended the “Workload” section in the academic planning policy and process
Federal Way facility
Budget requests are happening now, faculty should be consulted
EC’s role in the campus wide budget process
Unit reports from SIAS and SET
Key topics from the Executive Council meeting on 1/11/19 were:
- Chancellor’s report:
- students accomplished subsidized student housing
- students are interested in building residence halls for students
- schools for 3 programs are moving forward
- EVCAA report:
- anticipate no new resources, but still make requests to identify where the needs are
- units may want to have a conversation about emeritus status for retired faculty members
- academic planning policy and process still needs to be discussed
- budget discussion:
- UWT budget primer available at http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/sites/default/files/sections/FinanceOffice/UWT%20Budgeting%20Primer%202020.pdf
- Table 3 in the primer: the trend for the expenses for instruction
- use private emails when emailing legislators
- no campus level tuition exempt policy
- solicit feedback from EC members regarding faculty-wide input on budget priorities
- Chancellor Pagano invited faculty members to visit Olympia with UWT delegations weekly/monthly
- unit reports from Nursing and Healthcare Leadership, School of Education
Key topics in the Executive Council meeting on 12/10/18 were:
- Faculty Affairs Committee will add historical background of 2 proposed policies: Teaching Evaluation and the Policy on Non-Competitive and Part-Time Faculty Appointments so members can see where changes have occurred.
- Members enjoyed snacks from the Snack Cart while supporting the Pantry; The School of Engineering and Technology made a generous donation of food.
- Executive Council members are tasked to read the budget primer. This is available the Google drive and distributed at the meeting.
- Election plan for new chairs and members were received from FAC, APCC and APT committees.
- Lauren Montgomery will rewrite suggested changes to Academic Plan Process and Planning Policy and post on Google drive. A suggested 4-year cycle was proposed.
Key topics in the Executive Council meeting on 11/30/18 were:
- Faculty support exploring the notion of Living & Learning Communities in student housing that would be built at UWT.
- Academic plan policy and process- robust discussion
- Unit reports
- Merit review
- Chancellors report
- EC Chair Ka Yee Yeung report
- Budget process review- EC role
- Training for conformity in academic proposals, feedback process
- Clarify connections between planning policy and approval
- Explore discussion of timeline for course approval process
- The UWT Snack Cart will be coming to Executive Council 12/10/18 meeting
Key Topics in the EC meeting on 11/16/18 were:
- No quorum on 11/16, approval of 11/16/18 agenda and 10/29/18 minutes will be done at the 11/30/18 meeting.
- Chancellor Listening Sessions: February 15, 2019/ 12:30-1:30pm/Non-tenure track/ WCG 322 / May 10, 2019/12:30-1:30pm/ Combined/WCG 322
- Food Pantry: Students VS Faculty 11/12/18-12/13/18. Donate items for food pantry; can also donate through combined campaign or cash or check donations
- Unit Reports: Sign-up sheet on Google drive. Reports will be submitted to Executive Council from unit representatives during the 2019 winter and spring quarters. Reports will include the following information:
1. Description of budget process and participants involved in this process.
2. Description of Faculty Council and its role in budget process
3. Process for disseminating budget and budget information to faculty.
4. Description of annual merit review process and criteria utilized to determine merit classification i.e. meritorious, non-meritorious. Are units failing to adhere to Faculty Code i.e. utilizing classification of extra-meritorious. Note: For the winter quarterly report, Executive Council is particularly interested in the budget and merit review process/procedures.
- EVCAA Report: 1. Seattle campus admission policies may impact Tacoma- think about this in future policies 2. Unit level adjustments
- Indirect Cost Recovery Policy
- Open Access Policy at UW
- Review Academic Plan Policy
Key Topics in the EC meeting on 10/29/18 were:
- Proposal for Research Council: Turan Kayaoglu will bring a detailed write up back to Executive Council
- EVCAA Report: Academic Plan Flowchart (March dates for submission will be added)
- Vote for Faculty Senators- 10/30/18 deadline
- Focused topics for quarterly reports
- Budget and meritorious process: criteria and process from units
- UW Open Access Policy: SNO 136A on 10/30/18, 12:30pm
- Chancellor Listening Session: Tenure Track/ 11/5/18, GWP 320, 12:30-1:30pm.
Key Topics in the EC meeting on 10/12/18 were:
- Chancellor Listening Session for tenured track faculty: 11/5/18, 12:30-1:30pm/GWP 320
- Chancellor Budget Advisory Committee- discuss how EC will provide input (Chair and VC will attend)
- Reminder to nominate faculty for Senate by 10/15/18 at 5:00pm, please encourage units to vote
- To help prepare for the Nov. 1st deadline, APCC will schedule a second montlhy meeting and EC will to put together FAQs on PNOI for academic planning and post on website: http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/faculty-assembly/curriculum-development
- Follow-up of Student Panel Discussion: FAC will address transportation issues; EC will contact Enrollment to discuss AP issues, EC will continue to review and address student issues in future meetings.
Key Topics in the EC meeting on 9/24/2018 were:
- Open public meeting act training for all faculty members
- New provost visit in Autumn - Seek input on how to introduce our campus and faculty
- Re-visit tri-campus relationships
- EC to put together FAQs on PNOI for academic planning
- Presentation on sexual misconduct survey at UWT
- 3 listening sessions with the Chancellor: Fall, Winter, Spring
- EC is eager to hear from faculty, standing committees, council
- Charges for APCC, APT, Faculty Affairs and Lecturer Affairs
Key topics in the EC meeting on 6/4/18 were:
- EVCAA comments – Faculty Council on Tri-campus Policy is reviewing all of the non-elected faculty councils to determine how well they serve the needs and interests of the three campuses.
- All UW Tacoma units are going to be applying for school status next year.
- Transfer equivalencies will be handled separately on each campus starting soon, probably in the Fall.
- AVC Student Success search underway, applicants making presentations this week.
- Inclusive Pedagogy Conversations Review:
- Urban Studies – Went well, resolved to continue the conversations in faculty meetings next year.
- Education – Used the reading as a framework for a conversation about how they interact with each other. Made clear this wasn’t the end, but the beginning of a long process of incorporating inclusive pedagogy.
- Social Work – Combined the conversation with their Equity and Inclusion Committee report. Productive conversation, used the AACU article. Unit faculty wish for more leadership from administration on diversity and inclusion issues on our campus.
- Milgard – EC member recapped article. People from a variety of disciplines contributed to the conversation.
- Library - Chose a different article, From Safe Spaces to Brave Spaces, and led a conversation with library and TLC staff. Good conversation, questioned how to put this into practice. Plan is to continue the work and invite Roseanne Martinez to a future meeting.
- IT – Conversation resulted in a committee forming to create a workshop for their Fall faculty meeting.
- Nursing - Will take up the conversation in the Fall, not enough faculty members were present.
- SIAS – Will take up conversations next year via the SIAS Diversity Advisory Council
- Academic Plan – Approved by EC via informal vote (not passed as legislation)
- Search Committee Report Template – amendment – approved
- Lecturer Affairs Committee – reinstated as ad hoc committee next year, LeAnne Laux-Bachand will co-chair with Jeremy Davis
- Review of the year
Key topics in the EC meeting on 5/14/18 were:
- Lauren Pressley and Rebecca Disrud presented on the idea of a Learning Commons for UW Tacoma. It may entail a remodel of current space, or could involve and expansion into new space.
- Academic Plan 2017-18 was presented in its draft form, and feedback was collected. Members of SPCC also attended upon invitation for their feedback as well.
- This planning exercise is just a sequencing, along with determination of criteria for evaluation of programs. The actual evaluation of programs will occur in the established nodes of the processes for PNOI and 1503 proposals.
- There were 17 new program proposals, staged in two stages – though in reality we’ll only be able to resource one or two new proposals in this round.
- All program change requests will go through normal procedures, though going forward the Executive Budget Committee will play a larger role relative to the EVCAA than in the past.
Key topics in the EC meeting on 4/23/18 were:
- PI Policy proposal – Turan Kayaoglu presented, EC gave feedback, a few small suggestions but largely supported the revised policy.
- Teaching Evaluation Policy – several significant concerns voiced. Decided to circulate Sushil Oswal’s earlier version of the policy, and provide more time for reps. to consult with their respective faculty.
- Academic Plan Criteria – The working of one criterium was revised (see below) and otherwise the criteria were deemed acceptable.
- Balance of academic disciplines and programs, building on our existing expertise and interdisciplinary emphasis.
Key topics in the EC meeting on 3/30/18 were:
- Professional Development Chart: Dean and Director Feedback & Final Dispensation
- Initially collected by the Lecturer Affairs Committee
- feedback/concerns: need to provide context as well as the chart
- discussion: how do we publish this material and in which form?
- Will publish the version with the dollar amounts + addendum from Deans and Directors
- Admissions: Report and Review Current Practices
- Karl Smith, Associate Vice Chancellor & Chief Admissions Officer
- college academic distribution requirements (CADR’s): from the State
- presented a table of enrollment summary with admission deficiencies in Autumn 2017. World language contributes to most of the deficiencies.
- admission process: initial assessment (different for high school vs. transfer students), threshold review (eg. GPA, SAT etc.), holistic reviews (e.g. background, AP classes, etc.)
- new students admitted with an admissions deficiency in Autumn 2017: most deficiencies in world language and lab science.
- demographics of newly admitted deficient students in Autumn 2017.
- Revisions to Diversity Designation (Menaka Abraham)
- Proposed Policy on Teaching Evaluations (DC Grant)
- will elaborate on best practices and will be back on the agenda of the next EC meeting
- Inclusive Pedagogy Readings
- concerns: ground rules of the discussion
- readings will be used to start the conversation among all faculty members
- Institute of Technology: Chuck has shared materials (articles + videos)
- Education: Rob will lead the discussion and has selected 2 readings + activity
- Urban Studies: DiAngelo article
- Nursing: DiAngelo article (choice) but shared all articles as well
- Business: will discuss the article choice with Faculty Council chair
- Social Work: Williams et al. article
- SIAS: Diversity council working on diversity guidelines
- Library + TLC: discussion among staff and consultants
Key topics in the EC meeting on 3/5/18 were:
- Units Reports re. Shared Governance Structure, Course Scheduling, Course Releases:
- SOE – Has an interim Elected Faculty Council
- Meets at least once quarterly
- Drafting By-Laws
- Couse Scheduling – staff reach out to faculty, largely consistent year to year
- Course releases offered for faculty program coordinators – 1 course, with exception of M.Ed. coordinator who gets two courses
- NHCL – Whole faculty is the Faculty Council – Chaired by Director (11 FT faculty)
- Scheduling – survey of faculty requests, then planning session, then finalized, majority evening classes
- Course releases – 1 for Graduate Program Coordinator
- Urban Studies – Faculty Council is all 12 FT Faculty members – Director chairs
- Scheduling – based on passed schedule, then negotiated in faculty meeting after that
- Course releases- 1 for each of the two Grad. Program Coordinator,
- Scheduling – based on passed schedule, then negotiated in faculty meeting after that
- Milgard – Elected Faculty Council – 5 members, 4 TT 1 Lecturer
- Scheduling –Coordinated by Associated Dean – Faculty make requests
- Course Releases – research productive, Program Director – 1 course release, lecturer
- SOE – Has an interim Elected Faculty Council
- Inclusive Pedagogy Readings:
- Different units have different issues around creating an inclusive classroom
- Distinction drawn between disciplines with substantive (humanities, arts, social sciences) vs. methodological (STEM) inclusive pedagogies
- Need for readings specific to discipline.
- Student Success Initiatives – Colleen Carmean presented
- Student success indicators presented
- Utility of Hybrid courses for inclusion of Armed Forces students, International students, and those needing to meet residency requirements for graduation.
Key Topics in the EC meeting on 2/23/2018 were:
- EVCAA search update: applications are in, zoom interviews in Feb., on-campus site visits expected in the first 2 weeks in the Spring quarter.
- Unit reports:
- Institute of Technology has bylaws
- course scheduling is mostly done by PA, in collaboration with advisors and faculty
- SWCJ has bylaws; their faculty council meets with director and PA
- course releases for program chairs with some exceptions
- course assignment and scheduling, constrained by accreditation and program requirements (e.g. MSW is a part-time evening program).
- UEAC has bylaws
- do not schedule any courses or have course releases
- SIAS has bylaws that divisions follow
- chair of faculty council in SIAS gets 1 course release
- the only graduate degree in SIAS
- course scheduling: director is responsible to schedule courses
- Director gets 3 courses off and $100 per month stipend.
- CAC (Culture and Arts Communication)
- chair (3 course release), vice chair (2 course releases). $100 per month stipend
- vice chair takes care of scheduling and annual reviews. Scheduling in collaboration with advisors.
- scheduling: chair receives data from SIAS, collects info from faculty
- 1 chair (3 course releases)
- 4 majors
- scheduling done by chairs
- vice chair (recent addition), 1-2 course releases depending on rank
- chairs: among (tenure track) TT faculty, serve 2-3 years, 2.5 course releases
- TT faculty has a teaching load of 4.5 because of labs
- Institute of Technology has bylaws
- Proposed Non-competitive hiring policy:
- the goal is to encourage competitive hires
- concerns regarding resources and flexibility
- APT guidelines:
- minor revisions on the wordings
- approved by EC
- Student panel - actionable items:
- request for more information for more depth
- focus groups to get more information
- safety on campus
- broader groups
- Faculty Affairs: climate surveys will provide more comprehensive info
- library hours, textbooks, maybe focus groups with themes
- feedback box
- grad student representation
Key topics in the EC meeting on 2/5/2018 were:
Key topics in the EC meeting on 1/12/2018 were:
- EVCAA Report & Academic Planning: We discussed the upcoming phases of the academic planning. After the rubric is due next Monday, the Deans and Directors will work on their summaries. The rubric will be used for internal purposes only.
- Report on Faculty 2050 initiative
- This is a vision exercise before the new provost comes in.
- The idea is that the faculty we hire in the next 10 years will be leaders in the future. The goal is to support these new faculty members.
- Student Conduct Report – Ed Mirecki, Dean of Student Engagement
- There has been a decrease in misconduct cases. This could potentially be due to communication and awareness among faculty members.
- New code of conduct in August 2017 changed the way the conduct code is being administered.
- Discussion: partnership with faculty, culture of UWT, how to support students with mental disability
- Parking Update – James Sinding, Auxiliary Services Manager
- Transportation program: need to find a new funding source for the UPASS program
- request increase in parking rates
- parking permit: might be able to renew in Spring for the following academic year
- discussed parking options for part-time lecturers
- Administrative Leader Search Updates/Timelines / EVCAA search feedback
- Discussed time line of search and the importance of clarifying the decision process.
- Solicited feedback on the rubric.
- Professional Development Funds Chart - Jeremy Davis, Co-Chair, Lecturer Affairs
- Differences of funds available across job categories and across academic units
- Enhance transparency of budget at the unit level
Key topics in the EC meeting on 12/11/2017 were:
- EVCAA search – Ad is out, message to campus being crafted
- Jill and Ka Yee have joined the newly formed UW Committee on Faculty Discipline – charged to review and possibly revise code on faculty discipline policy and procedures.
- EVCAA report:
- Off-Quarter Hiatus Pilot program in place: Part-time Faculty during a one quarter break may retain access to workday, and have option to self-pay the UW portion of their benefits, to provide continuity over the quarter interval.
- UEAC Unit Report:
- UEAC is focused on the CORE curriculum this year. Recognizing the need to create clear pathways to majors, it is putting together a plan with themed blocks that hopefully will help students find like-minded peers during their first year and begin exploring broad disciplinary themes together.
- EC will consider whether or not to add UEAC rep. to APCC in a future meeting.
- Proposed PI – Policy: discussion
- Chair will draft a response memo to proposed policy for EC review before sending
- Consideration of a “Dogs on Campus” policy – EC has decided to look into this topic in a future meeting.
Key topics in the EC meeting on 12/1/2017 were:
- introduction to our guests:
- Gordon Aamot, Director, Scholarly Communication and Publishing, Research & Learning Services Librarian
- Liz Bedford, Scholarly Publishing Outreach Librarian
- George Sandison, the UW Senate Vice Chair
- Academic Plan Update
- One Drive and S Drive folders set up to share rubric, completed rubric from faculty, process plan, data
- EVCAA search update by Ka Yee Yeung:
- First committee meeting before Thanksgiving
- Plan to have job ad posted before the end of the Autumn quarter
- AVCEI search update: candidates will visit in Jan 2018
- UW open access (OA) policy
- Discussion led by Gordon Aamot, Liz Bedford
- faculty open access policy across all 3 campuses
- motivation of OA policy
- disconnect between creation and ownership/distribution
- scholarly research is mostly produced with public dollars, but results are controlled by publishers and hidden behind paywalls
- power imbalance between publishing industry vs. authors
- paywalls create barriers for distributing research
- UW’s recommended policy based on Harvard model
- contribution to the public good: available globally for free
- greater visibility and impact
- no publication charges to make work OA
- retain rights to work that are usually lost to publishers
- aid preservation of the scholarly record
- proposed policy
- automatic, non-exclusive license to UW
- opt-out (waiver) automatically granted if author requests
- deposit author’s accepted manuscript (final version), just before the copyright transfer agreement and before proofs, in UW repository
- opt out vs. opt in:
- no longer an individual negotiating: it is a policy of the faculty of UW
- UW can re-license to author if necessary
- student work is currently not covered by this policy
- unit reports
- SIAS (Jutta Heller with comments from Sushil Oswal)
- advisory council on diversity
- shared values/structure across 5 units
- academic program review (SIAS self study with external reviewers last May)
- grad program under full-scale assessment
- Master’s in Environmental Science proposed
- Institute of Technology (Jenny Shenny with comments from Ka Yee Yeung)
- all the programs are working on the academic planning
- new electrical engineering (EE) undergraduate program
- student faculty ratio (engineering students need hands-on help)
- faculty search in EE and computer science
- Social Work and Criminal Justice (Michelle Garner)
- changed name to Social Work and Criminal Justice in 2016
- offered 2 different pathways for Master’s program with a cohort model and evening classes
- total 19 faculty among which 13 of them in Social Work and 6 faculty in Criminal Justice
- 2 faculty searches (one in Social Work, one in Criminal Justice)
- working on academic plan
- Urban Studies (Mark Pendras)
- academic plan
- guidelines for lecturer promotion
- 2 new master’s degree in the last couple of years (GIS, MA in community planning)
- self assessment of these degrees and curriculum
- livable city year program with city of Tacoma
- new BA degree in urban design
- annual public forum on child friendly cities in February 2018
- UEAC (undergrad education advisory council)
- core is 4 courses, highly interdisciplinary
- want to bring more attention to the first year experience
- SIAS (Jutta Heller with comments from Sushil Oswal)
- Honorary degree policy
- default to EC or EC will form a sub-committee
- Motivation: different nominees will need different expertise
- time schedule matrix: open hour policy
- Mark Pendras and Lauren Montgomery will look into this issue
Key topics in the EC meeting on 11/17/2017 were:
- Academic Plan Update
- Rubric: First two deadlines extended to Jan. 15, and Feb. 7 (from 12/15 & 1/15)
- Rubric changes – For each question –a write-in choice will be added
- EVCAA report:
- Regents Meeting last week – Academic plan, enrollment report
- No new hires next year (other than those already approved)
- Replacement hires considered on a case by case basis
- SAES- update by Mentha Hynes-Wilson
- Goal is for students to start strong and end strong
- Described our student demographic & the new normal of our student needs
- How to be helpful without coddling or enabling
- Emergency Aid Fund for students: accessed through Ed Mirecki
- Constructive Engagement Dialogue – SIF project (Jane Compson & Richard Wilkinson)
- Working on Challenging Conversations – Three methods - Cultivating Compassion, Non-violent Communication & Crucial Conversations
- Discussed timing and venue of the workshops, lots of support expressed
- Unit Reports:
School of Education
- Master of Education – new specialization in Social and Emotional Learning
- Master of Education Admin. - thriving
- EDD program admitting 3rd cohort
- New minor, education and community Engagement
Nursing & Healthcare Leadership
- B.S. Nursing – holding steady, accredited program with associated struggles
- B.A. Healthcare Leadership – holding steady, could grow
- Master of Nursing – trend toward Ph.D. is pulling numbers down
Milgard School of Business - Assoc. Deans and Faculty council
- codifiying policies and decision making
- Performance evaluation
- Service loads for lecturers
- By-Laws reviewing
- Launching a “Success Center” for students – helping them prepare for and find jobs
Key topics in the EC meeting on 10/30/2017 were:
- Academic Plan update – Launch for Wed. Nov. 1 is on target
- PI Policy – Turan Kayoaglu presented a draft policy for PI’s of research grants
- EC will revisit this again soon for more discussion
- Paulsen Committee Procedures – approved by unanimous vote
- Graduate Program Director Position – discussed and provided feedback to EVCAA
- Administrative Leader Search Updates – EVCAA committee is formed, awaiting their charge
Key topics in the EC meeting on 10/13/2017 were:
- Budget workshop with VCFA Tye Minckler
- Reviewed Primer 1 (see meeting materials)
- Reviewed budget terminology – “temporary funds” term may be phased out
- Reviewed budget process – EC/Faculty input occurs in the Autumn (formulate recommendations) and in the Spring (review, discuss and advise Chancellor on 2018-19 budget)
- EC is acting as the Faculty Budget Committee as pilot project this year. The hope is to understand the campus budget to allow for informed faculty recommendations. EC will review the work at the end of the year and make recommendations for the future.
- Reviewed the draft Academic Plan Rubric and Message to Campus
- Suggestions were made for refinements of the rubric.
- Message and Rubric will be finalized and sent to units later this month.
- Voted to approve APT recommendations to review appointments where the rank of the appointment is higher than the current rank of the applicant.
- Voted to approve PNOI Instructions submitted by APCC.
Key Topics in the EC meeting on 9/25/17 were:
- Chair and Vice Chair will share task of leading meetings
- EC will now have reports from units each quarter to promote a campus wide understanding and perspective among faculty.
- Senators will also report to EC and post on the FA blog on a quarterly basis.
- Faculty Assembly Blog is now up to make FA work visible to campus community.
- Quarterly FA meetings will be business meetings rather than special topic events.
- Winter Quarter - Monday 1/22/17, at 12:30pm – budget workshop, Tye Minckler
- Spring Quarter - Monday 4/23 at 12:30, topic tbd, probably Academic Plan
- EC is now the Faculty Budget Committee. Pilot this year then see for the future.
- Academic Plan will determine whether or not we move toward an RCEP process for the campus.
- FA will hold elections for Chairs of standing committees in Winter quarter to provide time for on-boarding of future chairs during Spring quarter.
- Search updates from Chancellor:
- Assistant Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion: search underway, outside consultant running the search, plan to have person in place by January, 2018.
- Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs: Search will be internal to UW system, committee members being recruited now. Small, agile committee of ~7 people, no consultant firm, and plan to have hire by end of academic year, for an Autumn 2018 start.
- Charges for Standing Committees