FAC Meeting 12-08-16

College of Natural Science
Faculty Advisory Council

Meeting Minutes
December 8, 2016

Present: S. Balasubramaniam, D. Bello, T. Curry, F. Downes, G. Garrity, S. Levental, M. Linabury, E. Litchman, D. Liu, D. Long, K. Olson, F. Peterson, C. Sisk, M. Steury, M. TerAvest and J. Youatt

Approval of Minutes

The minutes from the November 10, 2016 meeting were approved as written.

Discussion with Provost June Youatt Regarding the NatSci Dean Search

  • The provost was brought up-to-date on the progress the FAC had made on forming the search committee.
  • The provost indicated that her office has arranged for Isaacson Miller (the FAC’s 1st choice) to be the search consultant. They are working on a posting. She related many attributes they hope to find in the new dean and indicated that the search committee should ask for the moon. She requested that specific attributes be sent to her office. F. Peterson will collect and forward them.
  • The projected timeline is to have the search committee fully engaged during spring semester with the hope of having a new dean in place by fall.

NatSci Student Advisory Council Report

K Olson attended meeting. The dean search was announced.

University Council/Faculty Senate Committee Report

No report.

University Committee on Faculty Affairs Report

No report.

Old Business


New Business

Assign Sections for IBIO Bylaw Review

The following people (same as those for KBS review) agreed to review the IBIO Bylaws and report back at the January FAC meeting. F. Peterson will send the marked up bylaws and instructions.

Composition of Faculty and Voting/Other: S. Balasubramaniam and F. Downes M Linabury

Chairperson/Director Appointment/Review/Duties/RPT: M. Donahue and S. Levental

Unit Committees and Councils/Grievance Procedures/Bylaw Review: K. Walker, D. Long and M. TerAvest

KBS Bylaws Review

Council members reviewed a portion of the bylaws and postponed the rest of the review until the January meeting.

Next Meeting: January 12, 2016