Meeting Date: 
November 29, 2016
11/29/2016 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
4168 Kelley Room, The Valley Library
Event Description: 

A PDF of the agenda can be found here.

A PDF of the minutes can be found here.

  1. Introduction of New Members
  2. Review standing rules for relevance and suggest changes if needed (see below)
  3. Establish regular meeting time for winter term
  4. Establish meeting minutes rotation schedule
  5. Charge from Executive Committee to conduct the Non-Tenure Track faculty survey again
  6. Professor of Teaching – Update

Members Present:  Bob Brudvig, Brett Burkhardt, Cheryl Middleton, Kathleen Stanley, Cara Walters, Yanyun Zhang, Kristen Ziebart

Members Absent:  Jennifer Beamer, Matt Evans


Introduction of New Members

Review of Standing Rules

The committee reviewed the standing rules for relevance and did not revise the rules as they seem to reflect the work of the committee.

Scheduling for Winter Term

Vickie Nunnemaker is working with the committee members to establish a regular monthly meeting time for winter term.

Meeting Minutes

Cheryl will send out a signup sheet for minute takers after Vickie schedules the winter term committee meetings.

Non-Tenure Track Faculty Survey

Mike Bailey, from the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, requested that the committee redeploy the Non-Tenure Track (NTT) faculty survey to identify whether or not there has been any movement in addressing NTT concerns about job insecurity and other work related concerns since the first survey was deployed in 2013. The committee agreed that this is an excellent suggestion and a small group of committee members, consisting of Kathleen Stanley, Cara Walters and Brett Burkhardt, will begin working on the survey.  The committee suggests streamlining and shortening the survey. Cheryl will send out results of 2013 survey:

  • Results of the 2013 Survey
  • Recommendations from the Faculty Status Committee based on Spring 2013 NTT Faculty Survey
  • Response to AAUP regarding Non-Tenure Track Faculty (NTTF)
    • PDF that was presented to the Faculty Senate in 2014.

Professor of Teaching – Update

Cheryl informed the committee that the committee was to stop working on the Professor of Teaching proposal until the Executive Committee had a chance to discuss the proposal of a new rank in more detail at a future meeting.


Respectfully submitted by Cheryl Middleton