Faculty Personnel Committee Minutes

Academic Year 2013-2014

September 9

Present: N. Richardson (Chair), L. Morowitz, L. Nolan, J. Buddensick, S. Donovan
Meeting began at 1pm


  1. Due to the Labor day holiday (Monday, 9/2), this was the first FPC meeting of the semester.
  2. The committee discussed the workload for the year in terms of
    1. The perennial FPC agenda items (e.g. faculty aid, sabbaticals, reappointment, tenure, promotion, etc)
    2.  Additional agenda items such as teaching observation reform, review of the composition of PEGs, and handbook language regarding scholarship.
  3. Meeting adjourned at 2:30pm.

Minutes Submitted by
Sarah Donovan
FPC corresponding secretary

September 16

Present: N. Richardson (Chair), L. Morowitz, L. Nolan, J. Buddensick, S. Donovan
Meeting began at 1pm


  1. The committee continued a discussion that began in the previous academic year about
    1. The teaching observation process
    2. Handbook language regarding scholarship
  2. The committee shared and discussed information collected about the official observation procedures and handbook language of benchmark institutions.

Meeting adjourned at 2:30pm.
Minutes Submitted by
Sarah Donovan
FPC corresponding secretary

September 23

Present: N. Richardson (Chair), L. Morowitz, L. Nolan, J. Buddensick, S. Donovan
Meeting began at 1pm


  1. Teaching observation reform.
  2. Composition of PEGs.
  3. Language defining scholarship.

Meeting adjourned at 2:30pm.
Minutes Submitted by
Sarah Donovan
FPC corresponding secretary

September 30

Meeting began at 1pm


  1. Continued discussion of teaching observation reform.
  2. Continued discussion of composition of PEGs.
  3. Continued discussion of language defining scholarship.

Meeting adjourned at 2:30pm.
Minutes Submitted by
Sarah Donovan
FPC corresponding secretary

October 7

Present: N. Richardson (Chair), L. Morowitz, L. Nolan, S. Donovan
Meeting began at 1pm.


  1. The committee reviewed the Faculty Aid and Research applications.
  2. The recommendations were sent to Provost

Meeting adjourned at 2:30pm.
Minutes Submitted by
Sarah Donovan
FPC corresponding secretary

October 21

Present: N. Richardson (Chair), L. Morowitz, L. Nolan, S. Donovan
Meeting began at 1pm.


  1. The committee reviewed the sabbatical applications.
  2. The recommendations were sent to Provost

Meeting adjourned at 2:30pm.
Minutes Submitted by
Sarah Donovan
FPC corresponding secretary

October 28

Present: N. Richardson (Chair), L. Morowitz, L. Nolan, S. Donovan
Meeting began at 1pm.


  1. The committee reviewed the Emeritus applications.
  2. The recommendations were sent to Provost.
  3. The committee discussed the handbook language with regard to scholarship.

Meeting adjourned at 2:30pm.
Minutes Submitted by
Sarah Donovan
FPC corresponding secretary

November 4

Meeting began at 1pm.


The committee discussed how to clarify the language about scholarship in the Faculty handbook.

Meeting adjourned at 2:30pm.
Minutes Submitted by
Sarah Donovan
FPC corresponding secretary

November 11

Present: N. Richardson (Chair), L. Morowitz, L. Nolan, S. Donovan

Meeting began at 1pm

FPC discussed Title IX.

  1. FPC discussed the language on the teaching observation form.
  2. FPC discussed the structure of the teaching observation.

Meeting adjourned at 2:20pm.

Minutes Submitted by

Sarah Donovan

FPC corresponding secretary

November 18

Present: N. Richardson (Chair), K. Ahern, L. Nolan, S. Donovan
Meeting began at 1pm


  1. FPC revisited the proposed sabbatical application changes.
    1. In response to a suggestion at the Faculty Meeting, we will be researching the sabbatical application process at NACU schools.
  2. FPC discussed Title IX.
  3. FPC briefly discussed peer teaching observations.

Meeting adjourned at 2:10pm.
Minutes Submitted by
Sarah Donovan
FPC corresponding secretary

November 25

Present: N. Richardson (Chair), L. Morowitz, K. Ahern, L. Nolan, S. Donovan
Meeting began at 1:05pm


  1. Discussion of sabbatical criteria.
  2. Review of Emeritus nomination.
  3. Discussion of teaching observation.

Meeting adjourned at 2:20pm.
Minutes Submitted by
Sarah Donovan
FPC corresponding secretary

January 27

Present: N. Richardson (Chair), L. Morowitz, K. Ahern, S. Donovan
Meeting began at 11:30pm


  1. The committee met with the Provost, Dr Kraus to discuss upcoming committee matters.
  2. The committee reviewed tenure applications.

Meeting adjourned at 12:55pm.
Minutes Submitted by
Sarah Donovan
FPC corresponding secretary

February 10

Present: N. Richardson (Chair), L. Morowitz, K. Ahern, S. Donovan
Meeting began at 11:30pm


  1. The committee reviewed promotion and reappointment applications.

Meeting adjourned at 12:55pm.
Minutes Submitted by
Sarah Donovan
FPC corresponding secretary

February 17

Present: N. Richardson (Chair), L. Morowitz, K. Ahern, S. Donovan, S. Jenkins
Meeting began at 11:30pm


  1. The committee reviewed reappointment applications.

Meeting adjourned at 12:50pm.
Minutes Submitted by
Sarah Donovan
FPC corresponding secretary

February 24

Present: N. Richardson (Chair), L. Morowitz, K. Ahern, S. Donovan, S. Jenkins
Meeting began at 11:30pm


  1. The committee reviewed reappointment applications.

Meeting adjourned at 12:55pm.
Minutes Submitted by
Sarah Donovan
FPC corresponding secretary

March 3

Present: N. Richardson (Chair), L. Morowitz, K. Ahern, S. Donovan, S. Jenkins
Meeting began at 11:30pm


  1. The committee met with the Provost.
  2. The committee reviewed reappointment applications.

Meeting adjourned at 12:45pm.
Minutes Submitted by
Sarah Donovan
FPC corresponding secretary

March 24

Present: N. Richardson (Chair), L. Morowitz, K. Ahern, S. Donovan, S. Jenkins
Meeting began at 11:30pm


  1. The committee met with the Provost.
  2. The committee reviewed  applications for Faculty Aid and Faculty Research .

Meeting adjourned at 12:45pm.
Minutes Submitted by
Sarah Donovan
FPC corresponding secretary

March 31

Present: N. Richardson (Chair), L. Morowitz, K. Ahern, S. Donovan, S. Jenkins
Meeting began at 11:30pm


  1. The committee review a recommendation for emeritus status.
  2. The committee reviewed adjunct professional aid material from PBC.
  3. The committee reviewed a reappointment request.

Meeting adjourned at 12:45pm.
Minutes Submitted by
Sarah Donovan
FPC corresponding secretary

 

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