FAC Minutes 11-12-15
College of Natural Science
Faculty Advisory Council
November 12, 2015
Present: D. Bello, A. Cognato, D. DeWitt, F. Downes, S. Levental, E. Litchman, K. Olson, A. Pawlak, F. Peterson and M. Stuart
Approval of Minutes. The minutes from the October 8, 2015 meeting were approved as written.
Support for ESL 291
D. Bello has connected Patricia Walters at the English Language Center twice and has not heard back. The item will be tabled until she hears back.
NatSci Policy for Undergraduate Research Volunteers
The subcommittee, consisting of D. Bello, S. Beceiro Novo, and F. Downes, created a draft policy which was distributed to FAC members before the meeting. Discussion and review of comments received by members not able to attend took place. The draft will be revised based on comments and then will be sent to OISS, HR and EHS for comments/approval.
Template for Requesting Supporting Letters for Award Nominees
Comments on the template sent by a member who was not able to attend were reviewed and incorporated into the letter. A motion to accept the changes was made and accepted. F. Peterson will update the award procedures so that the information is sent to nominators at the appropriate time.
Assign Sections for Unit Bylaw Review
The following people agreed to review the PHY Bylaws and report back at the December FAC meeting. F. Peterson will send the marked up bylaws and instructions.
Composition of Faculty and Voting/Other ®
D. Bello C. Piermarocchi and F. Downes
Chairperson/Director Appointment/Review/Duties ® B. Montgomery and D. Spence
Unit Committees and Councils/Grievance Procedures/Bylaw Review ® M. Gottfried and A. Cognato
[It was discovered after the meeting that the FAC chair is an ex-officio member of all subcommittees and cannot serve on one. C. Piermarocchi agreed to take her place.]
Review Named Faculty and Endowed Chairs Policy
A draft of the policy was sent to members before the meeting. After discussion, a motion to accept the policy was made and accepted.
Reminder of Upcoming College Faculty Meeting—November 20
Members were reminded to attend in 1200 BPS from 3:00 – 4:00 pm (reception 4:00 – 5:00 pm).
Items for Discussion
Members were encouraged to email D. Bello or F. Peterson with items to be discussed at FAC meetings.
Next Meeting: December 10, 2015