[The new Faculty Senate met for the first time on January 15, 1973, replacing the University Senate. See Chairman-Elect Keenan's letter, 11/22/72, concerning the transition to the new Senate.]
|January 15, 1973||
February 26, 1973
April 9, 1973
May 7, 1973
July 25, 1973
CURRICULUM COMMITTEEMr. Prados presented the report of the committee. Mr. Herndon moved the approval of Pages 2-31 of the report. Mr. Graf seconded the motion. The motion passed by voice vote.
COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEESMr. Keenan presented the report of the committee as distributed in advance to members of the Senate and with a revised membership for the Library Advisory Committee. He moved the approval of the committee report. Mr. Peebles seconded the motion. The motion passed by voice vote.
COMMITTEE ON FACULTY AFFAIRSMr. Schmidt-Bleek made the following motion regarding a Sabbatical Leave Program:
Be it resolved that the Committee on Faculty Affairs of the UTK Faculty Senate consider the desirability, costs, and timing of adoption of a sabbatical leave program for UTK faculty members and report its findings back to the UTK Faculty Senate at the earliest possible time.Mr. Tschantz seconded the motion.
Be it resolved that the Executive Committee charge a committee with the responsibility of considering the desirability, etc.Mr. Graf seconded the motion. This amendment would permit the Executive Committee to charge an already established committee or an ad hoc committee. The amendment passed by voice vote.
FACULTY HANDBOOKMr. Wagoner announced that soon the new faculty handbook will be duplicated and distributed to the Senate members from office of Associate Vice Chancellor Reese for review and response. Senate members may ask questions about the handbook at the February 12 meeting. Questions or comments to be considered at this meeting should be fundamental rather than editing ones which should go directly to Reese's office.
ADVISORY COMMITTEEMr. Keenan presented the report of the committee regarding (1) the January 11 committee meeting to consider the resignation of Vice President Roberts and President Boling's announcement that he hoped to make a recommendation for a successor at a meeting of the Board of Trustees called for January 20; and (2) the committee discussion of the possibility that Vice President Roberts' duties might be divided among different officials and the discussion of possible recommendations relative to the successor to Vice President Knickerbocker.
that the Executive Committee be charged with the task of reviewing this matter not only in light of today's discussion but in the light of the June 15 resolution and that they seek to have this meeting within the next weekMr. Verplanck seconded the motion. The motion passed by voice vote.
PROPOSED HOUSE RESOLUTIONMr. Simpson moved that the Senate adopt the following resolution:
The Faculty Senate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, commends the Tennessee House of Representatives for unanimously passing House Resolution #4, introduced by Representative Victor Ashe and the other Knox County House delegates. This resolution, among other provisions, directed the separation of the Knoxville campus operating budget from the operating budget of the University of Tennessee system administration by placing "the cost of operating the UT system as a separate line item in the budget." This action is compatible with the fiscal separation from the system administration of the other campuses and operating units.Ms. Treece seconded the motion. House Resolution No. 4 includes the following:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EIGHTY-EIGHTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, that the Department of Finance and Administration and University of Tennessee are directed to prepare an amendment to the appropriations bill which places the cost of operating the U.T. system as a separate line item in the budget.The motion passed by voice vote.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a statement be prepared to explain the services which the U.T. system provides to each campus and presented to the House of Representatives by April 1, 1973.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, a report be prepared by the Higher Education Commission as to how each U.T. campus is funded relative to the Higher Education Commission formula for fiscal year 1973-74 and presented by April 1, 1973.
MISCELLANEOUSThe Committee on Committees will recommend an official Senate committee to review the elimination of final exam week.
TRANSITION AND BY-LAWS COMMITTEEMr. Wagoner presented the report of the Transition and By-Laws Committee. Mr. Wagoner moved the adoption of the report regarding the purpose, membership, and meetings of the University Council. Mr. Graf seconded the motion. The motion passed by voice vote.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEEMr. Keenan presented the report of the Executive Committee. The following should be added at the end of Item 2 of the report:
The study of a possible sabbatical program was referred to the Faculty Affairs Committee.A study of the sick leave policy, requested by Vice Chancellor Herndon, was referred to the Faculty Affairs Committee.
that the Senate pass a resolution expressing deep appreciation to Chancellor Archie Dykes for his leadership and service to this campus and expressing the Senate's wish that he remain as Chancellor of UT-KMr. Graf seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
FACULTY HANDBOOKThe Faculty Handbook was reviewed with much discussion and suggestions.
that the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate appoint an ad hoc committee* for reviewing the Draft of the New Faculty Handbook charged with compiling suggestions for changes from Senate members and produce a complete and coherent set of suggested changes for consideration by the Senate and transmission to the Chancellor's office as "Senate Version" after its discussion and approval by the SenateMr. Fuller seconded the motion. The motion passed by voice vote. This ad hoc committee will consider two types of changes: (1) changes in wording and (2) disagreement with existing university policy.
that the title Lecturer be replaced by Faculty Associate which shall be used only for appointments considered to be above the rank of InstructorAll other statements concerning the draft of the new Faculty Handbook were collected and submitted to the ad hoc committee for their consideration. A Senate meeting is called on March 12 only for the purpose of reviewing this committee's report.
CURRICULUM COMMITTEEVice Chancellor Herndon moved that the report of the Curriculum Committee, already distributed to the Senate, be accepted. Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. The motion passed by voice vote.
REPORT OF SUB-COMMITTEE ON CAMPUS-UNIVERSITY BUDGET MATTERSMr. French presented the report of the sub-committee on Campus-University Budget Matters, which were distributed in advance to members of the Senate. Mr. French moved that the three positions relative to UTK budget matters become, where appropriate, recommendations to the Chancellor's office. Mr. Simpson seconded the motion. The motion passed by voice vote.
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FACULTY INVOLVEMENT IN FILLING OF HIGH ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONSMr. Keller presented the report of the Committee on Faculty Involvement in Filling of High Administrative Positions. Mr. Aldmon presented the Selection Committee for the Dean of Admissions and Records. The members of the committee are as follows:
Dr. Bain T. Stewart, FacultySenate members are asked to give input to this committee as to candidates, qualifications, etc.
Dr. L. R. DeRidder, Faculty
Margaret Perry (Graduate School
Grady Atkinson (Admissions and Records)
Laura Hicks (Junior, Home Economics)
Richard Williams (Senior, Business)
TRANSITION AND BY-LAWS COMMITTEEMr. Wagoner presented the report of the Transition and By-Laws Committee. The Transition Committee proposed that the present Graduate Council and Curriculum Committee will continue operation under its present system through the summer term. In the meantime, the new Educational Policies Committee shall formulate a detailed statement of its perceived functions and methods of operation through its sub-committees. Consideration would be given to the necessary approvals on financial matters by its sub-committees, by the Policy Committee, and the Senate. Criteria should be stated that would be used in evaluating courses and programs and the availability and cost of resources. The Policy Committee will also give attention to the instructions to it in the by-laws relating to the Public Service Council. Mr. Wagoner moved for the Transition Committee that this be adopted. Mr. Larsen seconded the motion. The motion passed by voice vote.
FACULTY AFFAIRS COMMITTEEMr. Fuller, chairman of the Faculty Affairs Committee, presented this committee's report. Mr. Fuller made reference to the ad hoc committee which is studying the development of sick leave policy for the University system. The Senate should have some influence on the kind of sick leave policy which the University adopts, and it is hoped that the administration will take no action until it has been given the benefit of this committee's work. It was suggested that the Executive Committee and Committee on Committees consider the advisability of appointing another ad hoc committee which would go into the sabbatical leave policy in depth.
MISCELLANEOUSMr. Simpson presented a report on an official response recently published to the Ashe resolution. The Department of Finance and Administration, UT System Administration, and The Tennessee Higher Education Commission responded jointly to the three directives of the Ashe resolution.
1. The principle of operating the system and campus budget is explicitly established and agreed to by these three agencies to take effect next year, 1974-75.This year, on the assumption that the governor's budget for higher education is accepted as it now stands, the effect on UT Knoxville is as follows:
2. The UT system, as well as a parallel Board of Regents system, will obtain its budget as follows:a. It will receive an amount determined by THEC formula and systems administrations.
b. It will receive amounts charged against appropriations to the campus and other operating units. The amount charged to each unit will be estimated in advance on the basis of services rendered to that unit.
1. According to the budget originally submitted, UT Knoxville put in $4,500,000 worth of services actually provided to other campuses and units. Because of the political exigencies of this situation, it will not be possible to fund this amount for UT Knoxville this year, 1973-74.The determination that UT Knoxville be relieved of $1,500,000 of system service costs rests on the assumption that this campus's proper proportion of system service cost is 60 percent.
2. The other units are being asked to contribute among them $700,000. The amount to be contributed for each unit is specified in the document.
3. We shall be under-funded for 1973-74, according to the Higher Education Commission formula, by $800,000.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEEMr. Keenan presented the report of the Executive Committee, which was distributed to Senate members. The committee met with Vice Chancellor Ebersole, Vice Chancellor Herndon, Mr. Whitehead, and Vice Chancellor Smith to discuss the recommendations that the Senate made at its meeting in April relative to budget allocation and the involvement of faculty in filling high administrative positions. A further report will be made at a later date.
TRANSITION AND BYLAWS COMMITTEEMr. Wagoner presented the report of the Transition and Bylaws Committee, which was sent out prior to the meeting. Two changes were made under the election of Senate members in the section regarding apportionment. The College of Agriculture and the College of Business Administration's number of members should be listed as six instead of seven members.
The Research Council shall consist of the Vice Chancellor of Graduate Studies and Research, the Dean of Research, the Public Service Director, Director of Libraries (or his designate), three members from Liberal Arts (representing Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences), one member for each college and school (presently Architecture, Agriculture, Business Administration, Communications, Education, Engineering, Home Economics, Law, Nursing, Biomedical Sciences, Planning, Social Work, Space Institute, and Library and Information Science), and one graduate student. The Committee on Committees will recommend members and the chairman.Mr. Larsen seconded the motion. The motion passed by voice vote.
COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEESMr. Keenan presented two committees recommended by the Committee on Committees for approval by the Senate, as listed below. Mr. Joel moved the acceptance of the committee members. Mr. Tschantz seconded the motion. The motion passed by voice vote.
Committee to Evaluate Effects of Change in Final Examination Week
|Steve Banks (Student)||Louis Dotson (L.A.)|
|W. T. Becker (Engr.)||Angela Emerson (Student)|
|Frank Bell (Agr.)||Ohmer Milton (L.R.C.)|
|J. H. Carruth (L.A.)||Gerald Whitlock (B.A.)|
|Stanley Lusby (L.A.), Chairperson|
|(Agr.) L. F. Seatz||(Lib. & Info.) Pauline C. Wilson|
|(Arch.) James Patrick||(L.A., Hum.) Bob Leggett|
|(Biomed.) Donald Olins||(L.A., N.S.) Fredrich Schmidt-Bleek|
|(B.A.) David Hake||(L.A., S.S.) William M. Bass|
|(Comm.) Jack B. Haskins||(Nursing) Dale H. Goodfellow|
|(Educ.) Henry J. Montoye||(Planning) Walter L. Shouse|
|(Engr.) William K. Stair, Chairperson||(Soc. Work) Edward J. Pawlak|
|(H. Ec.) Roy Beauchene||(Space Inst.) Maurice Wright|
|(Law) Joseph G. Cook||(Grad. Stud.) Ronald Pearman|
FACULTY AFFAIRS COMMITTEEMr. Fuller gave the report of the Faculty Affairs Committee, and Mr. Leuthold presented a Report on the Survey of Faculty Regarding Sick Leave Procedures. Mr. Graf moved that the Senate adopt the report of the Faculty Affairs Committee. A change was suggested by Mr. Fuller, and was accepted by the mover and the seconder, that the report be adopted with the understanding that it applies to 9-month personnel and insofar as it can to 12-month personnel with the provision that 12-month regulations be examined in the light of this report. The motion passed by voice vote.
STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEEMr. Plotnicki gave the report of the Student Affairs Committee with regard to Alcoholic Beverages in University Housing. He moved that the report be accepted including the following recommendation: that the Faculty Senate endorse a proposal to modify the statutes of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees to permit the possession of alcoholic beverages in University housing. Mr. Larsen seconded the motion. The motion was passed by voice vote.
DEVELOPMENT AND ALUMNI RELATIONS COMMITTEEMs. Puett presented the report of the Development and Alumni Relations Committee. This report was distributed earlier to Senate members and was submitted for the information of the Senate.
LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMITTEEMr. Boss presented the report of the Library Advisory Committee. He moved that the Faculty Senate endorse the efforts of the Library Administration and Library Advisory Committee to seek the physical return* of library materials by faculty no later than one year after check-out and further endorse the imposition of sanctions on those faculty who do not respond to two written notices for the return of materials held more than one year.
RETIREMENT SUBCOMMITTEEMr. Duvall presented the Retirement Subcommittee's report. Mr. Duvall made the following recommendation, which passed by voice vote: That the Senate endorse the bill which would permit the tax-sheltering of employees' contributions to TIAA and through the appropriate channels request the administration to aid in obtaining the necessary support to get it adopted as law.
ATHLETIC COMMITTEEMr. Keenan presented the report of the Athletic Committee for Mr. Moore, the chairman. The report was submitted for the information of the Senate.
MISCELLANEOUSMr. Lusby made a progress report of the committee formed to study the effects of change in final examination week. This report was distributed to Senate members.
We the members of the Faculty Senate wish to express our gratitude and sincere thanks to Dr. Archie Dykes for his service as Chancellor of the Knoxville campus and to wish him all success in his new position at the University of Kansas.Mr. Graf seconded the motion. The motion passed by voice vote.
|Engineering||William T. Synder||Joseph Googe|
|Engineering||Robert L. Maxwell||Andrew J. Edmondson|
|Education||Clinton B. Allison||Larry Hughes|
|Library||Alice Nichols||Gary Scales|
|Agriculture||Roy Knight||Dick Clark|
|Home Economics||Mary Gram||Anna Treece|
|Agriculture||Laurence N. Skold||David L. Coffey|
|Agriculture||Ralph W. Dimmick||Harold A. Core|
|Agriculture||James K. Bletner||Don O. Richardson|
|Education||William H. Coffield||James D. McComas|
|Architecture||James Patrick||Arlyn A. Orr|
|Liberal Arts||Dwight Van de Vate||Edward C. Clebsch|
COMMITTEE ON PROS AND CONS OF A BARGAINING UNITMr. Holly presented the report of the Committee on Pros and Cons of a Bargaining Unit. Mr. Holly moved that this report be received by the Senate and that the Committee be discharged. Mr. Hendrix seconded the motion, and the motion passed by voice vote.
CURRICULUM COMMITTEEMr. Herndon presented the report of the Curriculum Committee, which was sent to Senate members prior to the meeting. Mr. Herndon moved the acceptance of the report. The motion was seconded by Mr. Joel, and the motion passed by voice vote.
TRANSITION AND BY-LAWS COMMITTEEMr. Wagoner gave the report of the Transition and By-Laws Committee. Mr. Wagoner moved that the recommendation of the By-Laws Committee concerning the Senate's representation on the Athletic Board be accepted (attached). Mr. Josephson seconded the motion, which passed by voice vote.
SUB-COMMITTEE ON BUDGET ALLOCATIONSMr. French presented the report of the Sub-Committee on Budget Allocations. He moved that the recommendations of the Sub-Committee stated in the report distributed to members be implemented. Mr. Graf seconded the motion. The motion passed by voice vote.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEEMr. Keller gave the report of the Executive Committee. The Committee has given consideration to the following matters since the last meeting:
1. Considered the report of the Sub-Committee on Budget Allocations.
2. Considered report of a committee to prepare a statement defining the role of a department head. The committee is in the process of appointing a committee to respond to the request of Mr. Reese for reaction to this question. More information will be given about the report at a later date.
3. Report on the search for a new Dean of Admissions and Records. The Senate Executive Committee was one of several committees requested to interview candidates for Dean of Admissions and Records. Senate members serving in this capacity are Pete Pasqua, Don Williams, Jack Jones, and George Wagoner.
4. Report of special faculty committee on the role of the chancellor. This committee has completed a preliminary report and has made it available for the Advisory Committee. This committee was composed of Charles Cleland, Mac Simpson, Russell French, and Richard Boss, chairperson. The committee report was discussed by Mr. Cleland at the June 5 meeting of the Search Committee. Questions concerning the chancellor's role raised by the committee were discussed at a meeting of the screening committee by Dr. Boling on June 18. Hopefully a statement concerning the role of the chancellor can be developed soon. A further study of the chancellor's role by the Advisory Committee will hopefully:a. Identify points and questions about the chancellor's role that can be changed immediately.
b. Identify other questions which require a longer period of study.
c. Enable the Advisory Committee to develop a clearer and more meaningful statement concerning the role of the chancellor.
MISCELLANEOUSMr. Wagoner gave recognition to the members of the Senate who were attending the last meeting of their term.