Faculty Advisory Council
April 11, 2018
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
In attendance: David Hough, Tammi Davis, Kim Finch, Jeni Hopkins, Joe Hulgus, Robin Koerber, Kayla Lewis, Annice McLean, Tuesda Roberts, Melissa Schotthofer, Michele Smith
- Offices in Hill Hall
Dean Hough informed everyone that there are not enough offices for COE faculty/staff in the renovated building and asked for a recommendation on how to proceed. He did talk to the three department heads who do not want new faculty to be displaced somewhere else. There are some current faculty who may prefer not to be in Hill Hall. Everyone agreed that faculty/staff offices take priority. It was suggested to look at psychology spaces, specifically their lab spaces to see if extra space could be made available.
- Draft Policy: “Career Pathway Support” for Instructors and Clinical Faculty
The dean drafted a Career Pathway Support Policy for Instructors and Clinical Faculty per discussions at the previous FAC meeting. Administrative Council would need to also approve this prior to initiating. The Dean said this is not financial support and that Department Heads also need to be involved. The proposed plan needs to include how they can still teach. The dean said that only one person at a time could be supported until their degree is completed. FAC will review applications and recommend to the Dean which faculty member would be approved to proceed. A discussion followed:
- There are more online options for R-1 IHEs.
- There could be problems with only allowing faculty to be in a program outside the State of Missouri.
- Criteria would be needed to follow.
- The person involved would need to obtain their doctorate in the area they are teaching.
- They would need to apply for positions that open in the college that they qualify for. There would be no guarantee that they would be hired.
Dean Hough asked if this group would come up for guidelines for applying/approving. Everyone agreed. He will work on another draft and email it to everyone since there will be no FAC meeting in May.
- Faculty Fellows Policy
Dean Hough handed out copies of the Faculty Fellows Policy and pulled COE Policies up on the computer for all to see. There have been times when faculty have been asked to take on extra duties, with either a stipend or reduced hours. The Dean informed the group that he could offer three fellows positions.
- Assessment; work with CAEP assessment, starting this summer/fall. Could be renewed by semester.
- Legacy of Learning Events; someone to organize, work these recruitment events.
- China Programs; continue on with what is already going on; start up new initiatives.
Everyone agreed these were a good idea. The Dean asked anyone interested to let him know. The Extra Compensation Policy was then looked at and discussed. Depending on the position, the dean would discuss how much work is involved and either offer reduced time or extra compensation. It was discussed that this would go under the service category, but there are ways it could be research. The Dean will talk to department heads first.
- Faculty Senate Resolutions
The Provost talked to deans about two upcoming Faculty Senate actions/resolutions. Currently, administrators are hired for five year terms. After that they then either step aside or apply for another five year term. Faculty would like to see the administrators reviewed beyond the IDEA. In the past, Faculty Concerns Committee has handled this.
An Ad Hoc Advisory Committee of Senate Chairs drafted guidelines to make faculty more directly involved in the hiring of Department Heads. The request is for faculty to form their own department head search committees and chairs. They would also recommend who to hire. Normally this is done by the College deans. Kayla Lewis will be attending the meeting and let everyone know what is decided.
Dean Hough ended the meeting saying that our college was in good shape regarding CAEP. The 2018 EPP Annual Report will be submitted soon. He will put updates in The Hough Post.
Meeting adjourned at 9:30 a.m.
Submitted by Sharon Lopinot, Exec. Assistant II