October 2, 1978

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Faculty Senate

October 2, 1978

The meeting was called to order by President, Russell French, at 3:07 p.m.

Senators absent: Armistead, Bowen, Bunting, Clark, Collins, DeRidder, Edmondson, Gaertner, Granger, W. Johnson, Martella, Nooe, Rubeiz, Silverstein, Yeomans, Zeigler.

The minutes of the July 10 meeting were approved as distributed.

Pauline Bayne read the names of the new Senators who were welcomed and duly instructed to pick up their nameplates and to sit in the middle section of the Shiloh Room.

Russell French reminded the Senators of the Chancellor's Annual report to the faculty which will be given on Thursday, October 5 at 3:00 p.m. in 101 Claxton Hall.


LeRoy Graf made a presentation as a reminder and up-date on the advising system which will be implemented this year. The plan calls for each Undergraduate student to have a conference with a faculty member at least once in every academic year. During fall quarter students whose last names begin with P-Z will be involved. The advising meetings should occur during the month-long period from-October 9 to November 3, and the conferences should provide a broad basis for contact covering prospects, hopes, and needs rather than a narrow focus on courses to be taken in the next quarter. The individual colleges and schools have developed plans that cover the exact evidence of the conference which will allow the student to pre-register, etc. The McDow conference forms are not required but are available from the Admissions Office.


The report of the September 18 meeting had been distributed to Senators before the meeting. Russell French reminded those present that the Faculty Handbook goes before the Board of Trustees at its October meeting, and pointed out the dates of regular meetings of the Executive Committee.


Sammie Lynn Puett reported on the work of a committee which had been established by the Chancellor in June (Robert Landen, Bill Barton, Warren Gaston, Russell French, Sammie Lynn Puett, chairperson, and David Lauver, providing staff assistance).

The committee gathered information from UT records, through a search of current literature, and from interviews with deans of the various collegiate units. Analysis of the data gathered is still continuing, but the first report of the committee does contain summer school enrollment figures from 1973-1978 by college and by course level. The preliminary report of the committee, presenting findings and recommendations in the areas of summer school, cultivation of students, and retention of students, was given to the deans at their fall retreat and is to be shared with the faculty. The purpose of today's report to the Senate is to give background to the report itself and to encourage faculty to become involved with refinement of the report and the various actions which will be required to implement its recommendations. The committee is not finished with analysis of the data it has collected. There will also be a need to prioritize the actions which have been recommended.

The committee has asked the Office of Institutional Research to conduct a survey of students to determine their views of summer school, whether they have attended or not and their reasons. Additional data to be reviewed includes: staffing patterns, class sizes, demographic data on summer school students From the last three years, transfer of credit from other summer schools, the impact of our housing shortage On fall quarter enrollment this year. The findings to date will be shared with the faculty in a special issue of the Campus Newsletter.


Russell French reported on the committee changes which have been made because of changes in Senators and faculty members who have gone on leave:
Educational Policy--Charles Faires to replace Don Dessart.
Student Affairs--two open slots for the Senators to be named from Liberal Arts and Education.
Executive Committee--John Snider to replace David Ostermeier.
Fringe Benefits--Albert Auxier to replace David Ostermeier as chairperson, Ron Hay to replace David Ostermeier as a committee member, Allan Yeomans to be added..
Midget Committee--William Kennedy to replace Roland Bagby.
Legislative Committee--Joan Worley and Imogene Ford to be added.
The recommended changes were approved by the Senate.


The special request to approve course 5103 Independent Study in Nursing was made at this time because the course is needed by two students for completion of degree requirements. The course, is approved. by the Graduate Council, was also approved by the Senate


Tony Spiva presented a resolution from the Knoxville AAUP chapter to extend congratulations from the Faculty Senate to the faculty and administration of East Tennessee State University on the occasion of removal of ETSU from the American Association of University Professors' list of Censured Administrations. This resolution, having been passed by the Senate, will be sent to the President of the Faculty Senate of ETSU.

Henry Fribourg, member of the Fringe Benefits committee, presented a resolution expressing concern over the change to direct certification as the procedure for filing medical insurance claims. The direct certification process implies submittal of bills by hospitals and medical practitioners directly to Blue Cross rather than through covered employees. The State Insurance Committee has decreed that this change will occur on November 1, 1978. After considerable discussion of the matter, a substitute motion (Reich/Hileman) was made whereby the Senate will go on record as expressing concern about this change, the Fringe Benefits Committee will refine the resolution and present it to the Executive Committee at its October 16 meeting. The motion of concern was passed by the Senate. In the mean time, Homer Fisher will get the latest information from the University and the State to report to the Executive Committee.

Russell French asked that the Senate as a matter of record, officially expressed its thanks to Frank Leuthold for the job he did for the Senate and for the entire faculty during the last year. As president of the Senate he demonstrated leadership, and his work on the Faculty Handbook alone merits our appreciation. The members of the Senate demonstrated their agreement with these sentiments with a hearty round of applause.

Last spring the Executive Committee asked Russell French to bring a resolution concerning instructional improvement before the Senate. At this time French addressed the Senate on the topic, "Instructional Improvement: A Challenge to the UTK Faculty Senate and Faculty," which included the resolution "that the improvement of programs and instruction shall be a priority endeavor of the Senate over the next two years and that we the Senate shall work cooperatively with other appropriate offices, agencies and organizations of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville to establish across the state and nation this campus's reputation as an outstanding teaching center." Seconded by LeRoy Graf, this resolution received unanimous approval. Copies of this address and resolution are available from the Senate Office.

The Senate was adjourned at 4:40 p.m.

Faculty Senate

October 30, 1978

The meeting was called to order by President, Russell French, at 3:00 p.m.

Senators absent: Armistead, Ball, Derycke, Edwards, Groer, Hart, Humphreys, Johnson, H., Jones, Kennedy, J., Knight, Kohl, Martella, Mathews, Maus, Rubeiz, Sinkankis, Sullivan, Walker, Wheeler.

The minutes of the October 2 meeting were approved as distributed.


The Library Committee will meet on November 30 to devise a proposal to handle the problem of overdue books held by the faculty and methods of enforcement. Harry Rutledge requested that suggestions be sent to him before November 15.

At the October 20 meeting of the Board of Trustees, the UTK Faculty Handbook was approved as was the "Guide to Tenure Policies for the UT System." Russell French extended appreciation to all in the Senate who had worked on the revision, especially to Frank Leuthold, Ralph Norman, and the members of the Executive Committee. Duplicated copies will go immediately to departmental and college offices and to the Faculty Senate Office and the Reserve Department of the Main Library: printed copies are expected within a month.


Russell French called certain items from the report to the attention of Senators:
I. D. An Additional meeting has been set for November 13. If anyone has business to bring before the Executive Committee, this is the date of the next meeting.

III. C. Two new Senators from the School of Social Work (Cruthirds and Moses) were introduced. Tom Cruthirds will serve on the Fringe Benefits Committee and Alice Moses will serve on the Library Committee.

IV. A. Henry Fribourg reported on the resolution from the Fringe Benefits Committee (appended to the Executive Committee report of October 16). After a meeting between Al Auxier, Henry Fribourg, Barbara Haskew (the higher education representative on the State Insurance Committee), and Richard Chapman (Executive Assistant to Insurance Commissioner Jones), it became apparent that many of the concerns of the Fringe Benefits Committee are the result of lack of information. The committee feels that the resolution it brought to the Senate is quite appropriate but it is not necessary to act on it now because of the detailed information which is currently available. The committee may bring a resolution on the matter at a later time. A motion to table the resolution was made, seconded, and carried.

IV. B. Russell French shared a few of the responses to the resolution on instructional improvement, which had been distributed to legislators, board members, etc. He asked Senators to make suggestions of members of the Senate or other faculty members to serve on the ad hoc taskforce on instructional improvement and to make those suggestions to him before November 6.


Ralph Norman reported on the actions of the Council on October 3:
1. LeRoy Graf reported for the Coordinating Council on Advising, emphasizing the goal of contact between instructor and student and the 4-week period ending on November 3.

2. The request by the College of Law for a two-term calendar received unanimous approval by a subcommittee and the Undergraduate Council itself. This calendar change will bring the UT Law College into conformity with the teaching pattern of the majority of law schools and with the text materials which are organized on a two-term basis. The new system should enhance the administration of joint programs since there will be more careful planning. Warren Gaston suggested that administrative problems are possible in terms of a new registration cycle, new reporting cycle, conversion between semester and quarter hours, handling of incompletes, fee schedules, etc.; these problems will result in additional costs. Tony Spiva commented that the educational objectives overwhelm any problems that may be encountered. The new calendar will go Into effect in Fall 1980.

3. The curricular materials considered by the Council were mainly efforts to adjust to changes in the English requirements. In the College of Home Economics, the Department of Crafts, Interior Design and Housing is now the Department of Interior Design and Housing. The Crafts faculty are now members of the Department of Art in the College of Liberal Arts. All curricular changes associated with this shift will be presented to the Council for implementation in Fall 1979.
All actions of the Undergraduate Council were confirmed by the Senate.


Margaret Perry reported on the meeting of July 13:
1. Corrections in the written report: page 10, change Music 4440 to 4400; page 16, change titles 5510 Advertising to Creative Projects and 5510 Broadcasting to Creative Projects.

2. Incomplete grade policy. The Council took the position that a mechanism be developed for informing students at the time that an incomplete is changed to a grade on individual transcripts.

3. An additional charge was given to the Committee on Statistics to investigate solutions to the problems associated with statistical competency among graduate students and faculty across the University community.
The Senate confirmed the actions of the Graduate Council.


On behalf of the Coordinating Committee on Advising, LeRoy Graf reported that the number of students reporting is not great enough, considering there is only one week left in the advising period. Announcements were distributed to be read to students to remind the P-Z students of the deadline. After November 3, faculty should no longer issue the forms which allow students to preregister. Those not advised may turn in scan forms on November 10 and after and participate in secondary registration.


A motion was made (Reynolds) and seconded that "the Executive Committee appoint an ad hoc committee to study the question of the University's investment policies and responsibilities." After considerable discussion, the motion was passed. The Senate has not had input concerning this matter thus far. The actions of the AASLF and the report of the Chancellor have gone to the Board of Trustees but have not had a response. Reynolds felt that a reasoned faculty committee study could make a contribution to the dialog on this issue. French advised the Senate that he had received a similar request from the Graduate School of Planning, which specifically requested complete disclosure of investments, a fact-finding and issue-oriented study not limited to any single company or country. In response to the question of whether University investments were a matter for Senate action, Fribourg stated that the Faculty Handbook charges the Senate to recommend policies on a wide range of concerns affecting the welfare of this campus. Kuipers reiterated several facts in support of faculty involvement: 1) faculty did not have input to the information that went to the Board, 2) the Board did not give a written report in response, and 3) many reputable universities are taking positions on this very issue. The committee will be appointed by the Executive Committee. The Senate Office will have the documents (AASLF and Reese's presentation) for interested Senators and faculty.

Joe Daniel, concerned about affirmative action procedures in the Athletics Department, introduced a resolution: "That all branches of the University must subscribe to the same principles and practices in terms of guidelines for equal opportunity and affirmative action." The Senate learned from Alan Lasater, new chair of the Athletics Board, that the Athletics Department is part of the UTK campus and that he expects to receive an affirmative action statement from the department very soon. The resolution will now be forwarded to Chancellor Reese.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:48 p.m.

Faculty Senate

January 15, 1979

The meeting was called to order by President, Russell French, at 3:05 p.m.

Senators absent: Armistead, Bratton, E., Bratton, G., Bunting, Collins, DeRycke, Edwards, Ford, Gaertner, Granger, Holt, Humphreys, Johnston, Keller, Kennedy, J., Kennedy, W., Maus, Mundy, Moses, Reed, Rubeiz, Sewell, Snider, Stollar, Sullivan, Tompkins, Welling, Woodruff, Zeigler.

The minutes of the October 30 meeting were approved as distributed.


The reports of three meetings had been distributed to the membership. Russell French cited a few specific actions from the January 3 meeting:
1. The University Investment Study Committee has been named for the most part including five faculty members (Al Keally, chair, Stan Vance, Carl Pierce, Betty Cleckley, and John Davis) and two students to be named in January. The committee was deliberately kept small to allow it to work well over a long time; the members will act as a coordinating group, contacting expertise among the campus community as needed. The first meeting is scheduled for January 20.

2. The Ad Hoc Committee on Instructional Improvement has been named (Mary Richards, John Snider, Luther Kindall, Charles Reynolds, Fred Keller, and Russ French , chair) and charged to work on implementation of the Senate's resolution on instructional improvement through coordination with other agencies on campus.


Ken Walker reported that last year the Senate had voted to seek release of certain information on faculty salaries resulting in the release-of statistical information in April. This year the committee attempted to get this same type of information released earlier, prior to most MBO interviews. According to Luke Ebersole, this information should be distributed to faculty before February 1.


Harry Rutledge reported that a proposal to remedy the problem of faculty overdues (first brought to the Senate at its November 30 meeting) has not yet been formulated. The Library's new systems analyst, Pat Barkalow, is at work on the problem. At present the magnitude of the problem is 2932 volumes from the Main and Undergraduate Libraries which are worth over $51,000. The Library Administration will do all it can to verify these loans and/or retrieve the books. The committee hopes to have a proposal in the next month.


According to Evans Roth, the Graduate Council has a new tone. In the past it has been concerned with appeals and basic policies; now there is time to look at major issues and national trends rather than fighting brushfires. Some of these issues include:
a) pressure from foreign students concerning English proficiency exams, especially from students enrolled in the Institute for Language Study who are on campus and who have achieved close to the proper score;

b) concern about off-campus programs since we do not want to offer courses of marginal quality;

c) concerns of graduate students seeking the cooperation of faculty members in promptly returning grade changes and concern over the library problem;

d) recognition of a casual approach to course and curriculum changes resulting in issuance of a timetable to be followed.
The December 7 meeting included a review of the doctoral program in Psychology, announcement of appointment of two asst. deans, Mary Richards and Gerald Hills, and that a search committee will be appointed shortly to find a replacement for Dean Perry. The Council has received a proposal for a new doctoral program in Experimental and Comparative Medicine from the faculty of the College of Veterinary Medicine, the department of Medical Biology at UT Hospital and members of the UTK faculty. This is the lead program of several at the doctoral and master's levels. Perry & Roth attended the Council of Graduate Schools meeting and reported on national issues. This was the last meeting of the present Graduate Council since its membership changes as of January 1. The actions of the Council were confirmed by the Senate.


Ralph Norman reported on the November 21 meeting. Curricular changes were accepted for Veterinary Medicine, Home Economics, Social Work, Education, and Nursing. A request for limitation of enrollment was made by the Interior Design and Housing department. The plan to move the enrollment down from 300 to 200 had been approved by the Committee on Degrees and Programs and received approval of the Council. The actions of the Undergraduate Council were approved by the Senate.

Mr. Norman also reported that the Faculty Handbook is in the final stages of proofing and should be distributed by mid-February.

Russell French announced that the next meeting of the Senate Executive Committee is scheduled for January 29, 1979.

The Senate was adjourned at 3:35 p.m.

Faculty Senate

February 12, 1979

The meeting was called to order by President Russell French at 3:02 p.m.

Senators absent: Armistead, Ball, Bratton, E.., Bunting, Collins, Cruithirds, DeRycke, Dittrich, Edwards, Faires, Ford, Forrester, Gaertner, Granger, Holt, Johnston, Kennedy, J., Martella, Merriman, Mitchell, Moses, New, Reed, Reich, Silverstein, Sinkankas, Tompkins, Walker, Woodruff, Zeigler.


Terese Ledbetter described the Life Planning Seminar for orientation to retirement matters which will be held on February 22, 1979 in the University Center. This planning session is the first for academic and administrative personnel and is limited to fifty participants of age 50 or older and their spouses. Resource people from the campus, the Social Security Administration, and the Office on Aging will be involved in a comprehensive program covering estate planning, investments, social security, Medicare, group insurance, community services, housing, and legal aspects of retirement. The Personnel Office plans to offer this program on a semi-annual basis.


The Minutes of the January 15 meeting were approved as distributed with one correction; Daniel was present.


Hearing no questions on the report of the January 29 meeting, Russell French called for input on concerns of the faculty which might be brought up in the University Council meeting or the meeting of the Faculty Counselors to the President.


Mary Richards reported on this year's activities of the committee in keeping abreast of budgetary matters on campus.
1. The committee has monitored the overhead retention rate for research grants, considered the impact of enrollment on budgets, and set funding priorities.

2. Presently under study are the formula funding process (with suggestions forthcoming), energy conservation measures, and university-wide investments.

3. Plans for the future include a study of the THEC formula and the relationship of the MBO process to salary increases.
Russell French announced that the Committee on University Investments is now working under the leadership of Al Keally. The student members appointed to the committee are Jane Campbell, GSC and Ronnie Perkins, SGA.


Al Auxier reported that the Fringe Benefits Committee is currently investigating:
1. Tax sheltering.
On an optional basis it might be possible to have a reduction in pay in return for the state taking over the full cost of fringe benefits.
2. Dental insurance.
44 million people have this insurance nationwide.
3. Comparison of our fringe benefits, carried into retirement, with other institutions. The results are expected soon.

4. Adequacy of liability insurance program.
The tentative conclusion suggests that the professional liability insurance is inadequate; clarification has been requested concerning parts of the program.
5. Medical insurance for retirees.
The preliminary investigation suggests a need for supplements to Medicare.
6. Contrasting benefits of TIAA and TCRS.

7. A meeting with UT fringe benefits people, the Secretary of the State Insurance Committee, and Dr. Barbara Haskew, our representative to the Insurance Committee resulted in communication of several concerns:
--direct certification and problems with this procedure
--question of benefits especially since the State has directed Blue Cross to strictly interpret benefits.
8. William Cole, retired members of the committee, spoke to the need for a UTK organization for retired faculty and staff. This would be a free- standing group to serve an information purpose and a social purpose. The Chancellor feels that it would be beneficial and would welcome the formation of such a group. The Fringe Benefits unanimously supports such a group and brought the following resolution to the Senate:
Resolution: Be it resolved that the UTK Faculty Senate supports and encourages the formation of a UTK organization for retired faculty and staff employees.
The resolution was passed unanimously by the Senate.


David Fox, chairperson, reported on the activities of the committee. Last year the committee considered two candidates for Rhodes Scholarships and seven for Fulbright awards. There were two finalists in the Fulbright competition and one winner, Michael Ledgerwood, who is now on a teaching fellowship in France. This year the number of applicants dropped off despite diligent efforts of the committee in recruitment. Personal encouragement seems influential in getting promising students to apply. Fox reminded faculty to work with students to inform them of these opportunities. The committee has processed applications for one Rhodes and three Fulbright awards with one finalist in the Fulbright competition, Michael Degley. Nancy Ann Min, a UTK alumna has received a Rhodes Scholarship, although her application was not processed through this committee. Ms. Min is the third successful UTK candidate.

A motion was made, seconded and passed that the Faculty Senate send correspondence of congratulations to Nancy Ann Min.


Frank Leuthold spoke to the priorities of concerns developed by the committee for communication to the members of the legislature: adequate funding for the University, removal of salary guidelines, funding for the Library, finding for the Claxton addition, and insurance problems.

He brought a resolution asking for formation of a subcommittee (of the Legislative Committee) to study the motor pool problem immediately. He suggested that the subcommittee report to the Executive Committee since no Senate meeting will occur until after the legislative session ends. Discussion on the motion included the suggestion that any investigation be coordinated with efforts of the Chancellor, concern over the negative publicity which has occurred, and statements stressing the need to separate the issue of administrative cars from the motor pool issue. The motion was amended to delete the first paragraph. The amendment was accepted and the motion passed with deletion of paragraph 1. (See attachment, p. 5).


LeRoy Graf announced that the Nominating Committee is about to go into action. Senators should contact members (Kermit Blank, Alan Lasater, Homer Johnson, and Mary Francis Crawford) with suggestions. Election of officers and new senators will occur in April.


Ralph Norman presented the UG Council report. He highlighted the following actions: a special summer institute in the Graduate School of Social Work which would result in course credit at other institutions but not at UTK (p. 4471), course changes resulting from the removal of Crafts from the present Department of Interior Design and Housing (p. 4480), a new minor in business administration for non-business majors.

An amendment was made and passed to delete material under the Department of Economics (p. 4477) and under the Department of Sociology (p. 4509) because of an incorrect title and number.

A motion was made and passed to vote on the proposal from the Graduate School of Social Work separately from the remainder of the report. Discussion on this proposal was considerable. The UG Council report states that the institute is designed for "selected undergraduate black students enrolled at other southeastern schools." Questions were raised as to why black students were the only minority targeted. Other concerns included overlap with courses taught by the Department of Human Services, whether recommending credit but not having this credit apply to a degree at UTK was a dangerous precedence, and other suggestions for means of granting credit. An amendment was made to delete the two sentences dealing with credit beginning "Hence the faculty..." and "The content of the program...." The motion for amendment was not passed.

A vote was taken on endorsement of the proposal from the School of Social Work. It did not pass. By common consent the Senate encouraged the School of Social Work to bring their proposal back to the Senate and suggested that other minorities be allowed in the program, that representatives of the School or the Institute be present to explain the program, that a representative from the Department of Human Services be present, and that Clark Roberts report on how this institute relates to other minority programs such as the pre-medical institute.

The remainder of the actions of the Undergraduate Council were confirmed by the Senate.

The meeting adjourned at 5:10 p.m.

Faculty Senate

April 9, 1979

The meeting was called to order by President-Elect, Carl Pierce, at 3:06 p.m.

Senators absent: Andrews, Armistead, Ashdown, Beitel, Benedict, Bowen, Bratton, E., Bratton, G., Calhoun, Daniel, DeRycke, Edwards, Faires, Ford, French, Fussell, Gaertner, Gaines, Granger, Grieve, Hay, Hart, Hileman, Johnson, W., Johnston, Kennedy, J., Kennedy, W., Kohl, Lacey, Lasater, Mathews, Maus, Moses, New, Ray, Rubeiz, Schmudde, Spiva, Sullivan, Yeomans.

The minutes of the February 12 meeting were approved with one change on page 21 the last sentence should read., "Ms. Min is the third successful UTK candidate."


Chancellor Reese had discussed budgetary matters with the Executive Committee and the Budget Committee at a luncheon on February 29. At this time he reported the tentative plans to the Senate. Budget plans for the University remain tentative until the General Assembly acts on the appropriations bill, it is signed, and the Board of Trustees acts upon the budget. After the 7Z average salary increase for employees and the amount projected for the utilities bill, we will probably have to reduce the current base budget by approximately $800,000. The costs will be absorbed in the central administration as much as possible, by cutting telephone and duplication services, by adding fees in the Student Health Clinic and possibly for bus service, by having no central renovation budget at all. It would be intolerable for all units to receive a decrease in funds this year, so there will not be an across-the-board cut. The Library has been hard hit by inflation; some colleges such as Business and Engineering, have strong enrollment pressures; a few others are clearly understaffed, such as Agriculture and Home Economics. These areas will receive slight increases. The general intent of the budget planning has been to absorb most of the impact outside the academic, teaching units, but of course, a stand-still budget means reduction because of inflation. We have a dangerous situation in operating and equipment funds. The funding trend needs to be turned around or the institution will be in a difficult situation in coming years. The optimistic part of the governor's budget include money for raises in salaries and capital outlay for the Claxton wing. UT has not been singled out for punitive treatment; we are receiving the same percentage of the state budget as in the past. It is just not enough money. If there are cuts next year, they will directly affect academic programs, resulting in cuts in specific programs or even units of the University.

Carl Pierce called attention to the Executive Committee report of March 12. which recommended that the Slimmer Institute Proposal from the Graduate School of Social Work be reconsidered by the Senate. The motion to reconsider was passed by the Senate. The matter under consideration is the statement approved by the Undergraduate Council which reads, "Hence the faculty of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville attests that this work is completely appropriate for university credit in the institutions where the students of the Summer Institute are regularly enrolled during the academic year. The content of the program, its instructors, and its methods and procedures are consistent with the University of Tennessee standards and policies for credit work." Betty Cleckley introduced the faculty who were responsible for design of the program and its curriculum. She gave an overview of the purpose of the Institute, the plans for recruitment and operation. The three-year grant will involve twenty students, twelve of whom will be in-state students. Minority students will be recruited--not just blacks but others who are disadvantaged. A motion was made and seconded to approve the statement as given; it was passed by the Senate.

Frank Leuthold, chair of the Legislative committee, reported on the status of legislation on the motor pool and actions his committee has taken. The bill to remove sedan motor pools is essentially dead since it has been removed from the floor back to committee. However, the issue is not dead. We must work to eliminate abuse and the perception of abuse of these cars or next year it will be an issue again. Two reports are available to faculty upon request: Frank Leuthold's statement to the Knox County Legislative Delegation and the results of a survey of faculty use Of the motor pool. The survey results showed the faculty divided into thirds, those making extensive use of the motor pool, those who use it sometimes, and those who do not use it at all. Leuthold stated that the best action at this time would be a system- level statement describing the actions taken to prevent abuse.

The election of members of the Committee on Committees was held with the following results:
Agriculture: Ron Hay
Architecture: William Benedict
Biomedical Sciences: Frank Gaertner
Business Administration: Robert Woodruff
Communications: Sherilyn Ziegler
Education: Larry DeRidder
Engineering: Homer Johnson
Home Economics: Frances Andrews
Law: Forrest Lacey
Liberal Arts: Suzanne Kurth
Bruce Wheeler
Bernard Silverstein
Libraries: Aubrey Mitchell
Library & Information Science: William Robinson
Nursing: Maureen Groer
Planning: Jim Spenser
Social Work: Alice Moses
Space Institute: Ron Kohl
Veterinary Medicine: Sharon Patton


LeRoy Graf, chair of the committee, announced the slate of candidates which his committee (Kermit Blank, Mary Francis Crawford, Homer Johnson, Alan Lasater) had nominated:
For President-Elect, Pauline Bayne and Charles Reynolds;
For University Council, Homer Johnson, Michael Johnson, Mary Lue Jolly, Forrest Lacey, John Ray and Bruce Wheeler.
There being no nominations from the floor, these shall be the candidates for election. Ballots will be sent to all Senators this week and must be received by April 25. The ballots should be returned to LeRoy Graf. Results of the election will be announced at the May 7 meeting.


Harry Rutledge, chair of the committee, reported that work on the matter of faculty overdues had been occurring for almost a year. On April 19, 1978, the Graduate Student Council requested consideration of the problem of long overdue materials which were charged to faculty. The following statement from Ken Marks, Associate Director for Public Services in the Library, indicates the proposed action to be taken during Spring Quarter 1979.
1. The week of March 19, 1979, lists of overdue material arranged by faculty name will be generated. Address information will be matched with these lists.

2. Beginning the first week of Spring Quarter a program will be undertaken by the Associate Director for Public Services to contact the individual faculty members who are listed as having overdue materials. The objective will be to determine if the faculty member still has in his possession the materials listed in the Library records. After this has been determined, the Library will offer to recharge the books to the faculty member, or, if they are no longer needed to return them to the loaning library.

3. This program will be completed by the end of Spring Quarter.

4. Where instances of faculty non-cooperation occur, the information regarding overdue materials will be placed in the hands of Department Chairmen for assistance in obtaining the cooperation of the faculty.

5. If the necessary cooperation is still not forthcoming the information regarding overdues will be forwarded to the appropriate Dear or Director.

6. If the Library is unsuccessful at each of these stages, the information regarding faculty overdues will be forwarded to Dr. Walter Herndon with a request for assistance in accounting for the overdue materials. This plan of action came as a motion from the Library Committee and was passed by the Senate. The committee will forward this plan as a formal response to the Graduate Student Council.


Kyle Reed, chair of the committee, reported on the joint meeting of this group, the Executive Committee, Chancellor Reese, and Jack Williams. The meeting was held to report on the Tennessee Tomorrow campaign, which is now well above the $10 million mark, and to set directions for the use of unrestricted funds. The overall fund-raising is progressing very well but unevenly in terms of our five campus goals and the individual schools and colleges designated to receive the funds. The unrestricted gifts now total $30,000 for the current year. $12,500 has been set aside for library acquisitions and $17,000 for faculty development. The decision had been made to use the faculty development money available for individual research grants. The committee suggested that some of it be used for improvement of teaching, and the Senate has been asked to prepare a proposal. The Chancellor's announcement of a collegiate development group consisting of one parson from each college and a faculty representative (the chair of the Senate Development Committee) is a good step for future fund-raising activities.


Suzanne Kurth presented a resolution from the Sociology Department concerning William E. Cole. Dr. Cole had been the first head of the Sociology Department, Tennessee Planning commission, the Council on Aging, President of the Southern Sociology Society, author of numerous books and articles, representative of retired professors on the Senate Fringe Benefits Committee, and a leader in the fight for meaningful education. The intent of the resolution is that a letter be sent to the family of Dr. Cole. The following resolution was passed by the Senate unanimously:
Be it resolved that the UTK Faculty Senate recognize the loss the university community recently experienced due to the death of William E. Cole, Professor Emeritus, Sociology.


Clark Roberts was available to answer any questions about the report of the February 13 meeting of the Undergraduate Council. The actions of the Council were confirmed by the Senate.


Evans Roth indicated that the report of the January 18 meeting was self-explanatory. The February 22 meeting dealt with reviews of several doctoral programs. The review of the program in Mechanical and Space Engineering led to a discussion of preliminary examinations. The Council passed a motion to examine the preliminary examination to determine the intent, appropriate time to be given, and kind of content. A committee will begin to operate soon. Political Science and Radiation Biology have also been recently reviewed. A request to terminate the degree in Radiation Biology at the master's and Ph.D. level has gone to the Board of Trustees. Degree authorization through another program is under investigation at the present time. Two-thirds of the planned doctoral degree reviews have been finished or are in progress. All such reviews not yet undertaken have been stopped since we have lost the dean who chaired all the review committees and since there is a need for follow-up or re-review to see if the recommendations have been implemented. The future will bring a look at new graduate programs-twelve doctoral and master's programs in the next three years. Even in the face of budgetary restrictions new programs and reorganization of existing ones are important. The actions presented in both reports of the Graduate Council were approved by the Senate.

LeRoy Graf noted the recently announced restriction in distribution of minutes of the Graduate Council. Such action may be necessary, but it further reduces the availability of information to rank and file faculty. Last year a faculty newsletter had been proposed by the Senate, but no action has been taken to implement it. How will we convey to the faculty in general the issues at hand in the Senate, Graduate Council, and Undergraduate Council? Carl Pierce responded that the Executive Committee is considering the problem of communication with the faculty. Bernard Silverstein suggested that Senate committees report at each meeting. Pierce suggested that the By-Laws Committee might suggest changes calling for more written reports of Senate committees, the role of the President-Elect, and the communications problem both within the Senate and to the larger faculty.

Distributed by Pauline Bayne
Secretary to the Faculty Senate

Faculty Senate

May 7, 1979

The meeting was called to order by the President, Russell French, at 3:07 p.m.

Since the meeting place was changed to the University Ballroom, where it was not possible to use nameplates for Senators, attendance was not taken.


A System-Campus meeting will be held on May 30 with a special session for the Faculty Senate from 2-4 p.m. in the Hermitage Room. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers for the President and his staff. No agenda has been set, but Senators may place items on the agenda by sending them to Russ French or Pauline Bayne.


Minutes of the April 9 meeting were approved with the following correction: p. 3, Development and Alumni Relations Committee, line 7 should read, "The unrestricted gifts now total $30,000 for the current year."


French referred the Senate to the report of the April 23 meeting. At that time only about one-third of the colleges had reported the results of Senatorial elections. As of today, four units have not responded: Agriculture, Architecture, Law, and Planning. Senators in those units should do what they can to get the results forwarded to the Secretary.

A special meeting of the Executive Committee will be held on May 21, 3:15 p.m. in the Clayton Arnold Lounge of Claxton. Any agenda items for that meeting should be sent to Russ French.

Election of Secretary to the Faculty Senate
Charles Pfleeger of the Computer Science Department was nominated by the Executive Committee and elected unanimously by the Senate. He will take office at the close of the July 16 meeting.

A resolution endorsing Chancellor Reese's guidelines on proper use of motor pool vehicles was distributed. The guidelines had been distributed originally to deans, directors, and department heads with instructions to bring the contents of the memorandum to the attention of all faculty and staff. The resolution (see attachment) was passed by the Senate. It is important that we as faculty of the University indicate our responsiveness to the concern for responsible use of state-owned vehicles; passage of this resolution is intended to demonstrate our concern.


Carl Pierce distributed a questionnaire concerning Senate committees and preferences for committee service next year. New Senators will shortly receive a committee preference sheet as well. The Committee on Committees will report at the July meeting.


LeRoy Graf reported that 83 Senators voted in the election with the following results:
President-Elect, Pauline Bayne
University Councilors, Mary Lue Jolly
Forrest Lacy
Bruce Wheeler


During the year, topics discussed by the committee have included summer school programs, offering of college-level courses to high school students, THEC performance funding project, Mini- term: December 6-18, 1978, the status of late drop policies, and faculty workload. The main topic which Walter Herndon reported was the result of discussions on the impact of recent federal legislation which will extend the minimum mandatory retirement for faculty in higher education to age 70, effective 1982. A review of statistics concerning our faculty indicates that there are forty faculty members to consider retirement between now and 1982. A table showing the distribution of age of faculty by college (faculty reaching age 65) through 1989 shows the potential for problems in that time period. Herndon stated that many people are retiring early rather than staying on past age 65. The committee recommends that the Faculty Senate and campus administration be encouraged to work toward a more flexible system for persons desiring to retire prior to mandated age.

Carl Pierce indicated further concerns in regard to retirement which the Senate and the administration should investigate: 1) Although there may be no short-term problems due to the change in mandatory retirement age, what problems might arise if there were no mandatory retirement age? 2) Figures show a very low retirement rate at UTK. What are the potential problems due to the lack of turn-over in faculty members, and what internal alternatives exist for faculty renewal? 3) There should be a system of long-term notice for retirement of senior faculty, at least a one-year notice.


Clark Roberts reported for the Undergraduate Council meeting of April 10, 1979. The minutes of the meeting covered curricular changes for five colleges. Significant changes include: 1) approval of a business minor in the College of Liberal Arts for Bachelor of Arts students; the minor had been approved by the Colleges of Business Administration and Liberal Arts; 2) revision of both the Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in the Department of Art to accommodate the crafts programs which have been transferred from the College of Home Economics; 3) the establishment of a new major in dance in the College of Education (the program had existed but not as a major). The actions of the Undergraduate Council were confirmed by the Senate.


Gerald Hills reported for the Graduate Council's March 29 meeting. The Council completed a comprehensive review of the MBA program; all revisions were approved. Of the curricular changes approved, the more major ones occurred in the Colleges of Home Economics, Engineering, and Business Administration. There were no questions from Senators on these changes. The Council heard comments by Ombudsman, Charles Cleland, on academic dishonesty in its continuing discussion of the matter. Actions of the Graduate Council were approved by the Senate.


Frank Leuthold reported on recent legislative action on a longevity bonus bill for state employees. The proposed bill would provide a bonus after three years of service consisting of $30 per year to a maximum of $450. in 1979-80, $45 per year bonus in 1980-81, and $60 per year bonus in 1981-82 Such bonuses would occur once per year in the month following an employee's anniversary date. It is unclear whether college and university faculty will be included in this bill. Discussion from the floor centered on the wisdom of faculty being generally equated with "state employees." In the long term this might be a problem for faculty, and the implications should be seriously considered. Another type of longevity plan might be better suited to higher education; perhaps a longevity fund that might be distributed according to merit as well as length of service.


Mac Simpson raised a question concerning the Senate's involvement in the selection of the next Vice President for the Institute of Agriculture. Russell French, after learning of Webster Pendergrass' June 30 retirement date, sent a letter to President Boling indicating on behalf of the Senate, that he was pleased to know that an advisory committee was to be established for selection of the new vice president. He indicated a willingness of the Senate to nominate possible members of that advisory committee. However, he was not asked to make such recommendations. The advisory committee has now been named and will be chaired by John Prados, Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Committee consists of five faculty from the College of Agriculture, two trustees, 1 member of the Agricultural Extension Service, two students, two farmers, and two agriculture businessmen.

There followed extensive discussion and comments focusing on the following issues:
--One reason for reformation of the Senate was to have a larger role in the selection process for higher administrative officials at the campus and systems level. The Senate must retain this role for the faculty at large.

--The issue is one for serious concern since it involves equal opportunity for women and blacks and equity for all faculty as members of a large system.

--The Agriculture faculty have long been concerned about their role in filling administrative positions within the Institute of Agriculture. They desire consultation.

--Serious concern was expressed about the projected timetable for the advisory committee's work. There must be sufficient time to review the role and scope of the position, to screen and interview all the best candidates.

--The UTK Faculty Handbook, Chapter 2, page 8 calls for the Executive Committee to help in selection of faculty members for screening committees. Has this been done?
A motion was proposed and passed charging the Executive Committee to request a meeting with Vice President Prados to discuss and clarify the procedures to be followed in seeking a replacement for Vice President Pendergrast. The meeting should provide an opportunity to reiterate the faculty view of appropriate process in these matters, concern about timing in this particular search, to give after the fact approval to the faculty who were appointed to the advisory committee, and to request Senate involvement in appointing faculty members of future advisory committees.

The Senate was adjourned at 4:25 p.m.

Pauline S. Bayne,
Secretary to the Faculty Senate

Faculty Senate

July 16, 1979

The meeting was called to order by the President, Russell French, at 3: 10 p.m.

Senators absent: Benedict,, Beitel, Bunting, Clark, Collins, DeRycke, Edmondson, Ford, Gaertner, Gaines, Granger, Grieve, Groer, Haas, Hay, Hart, Johnson, M., Johnson, W., Johnston, Hones, Kant, Keller, Kennedy, J., Knight, Kurth, Moses, New, Reed, Rubeiz, Sinkankas, Spiva, Stollar, Sullivan, Tompkins, Wallace, Wheeler, Zeigler, Yeomans.


Minutes of the May 7, 1979 meeting were approved as distributed.


Russell French highlighted the reports of three meetings.

He explained that the plans for distribution of additional faculty pay are not completely final. As of June 25, it was still unclear whether the salary improvement would be retroactive or not. LeRoy Graf asked if merit can be applied to this special sum of money. Chancellor Reese made several remarks on salary actions and plans. The July 1, 1979 raises were provided through legislative appropriations (5%) and current operating money (2%). The only provision of the legislative was that anyone receiving less than a 5% - raise was to be informed by letter from his/her supervisor. The longevity bonus bill will apply to all nonfaculty employees as of October 1. A sum of $390,000 has been approved for faculty salary improvement. The UTK administration plans that 2/3 of that money be distributed using SREB faculty salary averages as a measure of discrepancy by rank and major field; 1/3 of the amount will be distributed by comparing each college to a university average in order to help remove discrepancies between units oil this campus. The salary increases will be built into the on-going salary base rather than paid in a lump sum. This plan has been submitted to THEC and the Finance and Administration Department for approval. UT may be asked to prepare a longevity pay plan for faculty at some future time.

The Executive Committee will study the final report of the Summer School Committee and respond by fall.

A committee of the Board of Trustees has approved a resolution from the Fringe Benefits Committee. The resolution, which endorses the legislature's move toward assuming a larger proportion of fringe benefit premiums and encouraging further action in the future, will be presented to the entire Board at its next meeting.

The associate directors of the Library attended the July 12 meeting to explain the alternatives being pursued to achieve more shelving space in an already overcrowded Main Library. Faculty had expressed concern about the proposed removal of faculty studies and carrels. The Library Committee will be meeting with Library administration to discuss the problem.

A motion to approve the charge and membership of a Financial Exigency Committee (appointed by Chancellor Reese) was brought from the Executive committee, seconded and unanimously approved.


Carl Pierce brought the proposed list of committee appointments before the Senate for approval. Not every committee position has been filled; neither has every Senator yet been appointed to a committee. A second list of appointments will come to the Senate at its first fall meeting. Pierce explained that an effort was made to mix new and experienced members on committees and to comply with preferences as much as possible.

Corrections to the committee membership list: Budget Committee, delete Ken Marks; Research Council, add Roy Beauchene as the representative of Home Economics; Executive Committee, delete Barry Gaines; add Development and Alumni Relations Committee, chaired by Kyle Reed, with members Bruce Wheeler, Theodore Schmudde, M. Gist Welling, Darrel Holt, Ken Marks, Ben Granger, Linda Painter.

The motion to adopt the committee structure was seconded and passed.

Pierce gave notice of four amendments to the By-Laws proposed by the Committee on Committees:
1. Expand the membership of the Faculty Affairs Committee to 15.

2. Expand the elected faculty membership of the Student Affairs Committee to 12 and expand the elected student membership to 4.

3. Expand the faculty membership of the Athletics Committee to 12.

4. Add the immediate past-president as a designated member of the Executive Committee and increase the number of elected faculty to 10.
A vote on these amendments will be taken on October 1.

The role of the Committee on Committees will be expanded this year. The committee will work with the President to formulate committee charges which will be presented to the Senate for approval early in the fall. (All Senators should submit matters to be discussed or studied by the Senate to Carl Pierce so that appropriate charges can be made.) The committee will also work to develop a system for more formal recognition of committee service and institutional service. As a first step in this direction, Carl Pierce thanked all of the committee chairpersons for their efforts and all of the senators who worked on committees of the Faculty Senate this year.


Chairperson Tom Ungs reported on the major project of this committee, the writing and production of a faculty-staff information booklet on UT athletics. The booklet represents a joint effort of the Senate Athletics Committee and the Athletics Board of the Board of Trustees. Designed to present information and eliminate misunderstandings, the booklet covers organization of athletics, governance, finances, parking, scholarships, and other topics and will be available prior to the opening of classes in the fall.

Russell French responded to a question concerning the disposition of a Senate resolution of concern about affirmative action policies in the athletics department, indicating the requested statement on affirmative action is in draft form. The Senate resolution had been forwarded to Chancellor Reese and Alan Lasater.


The proposal for a teaching seminar for graduate teaching assistants has been sent to Senators prior to the meeting. Russell French summarized the seminar plan. It will allow graduate credit and will be conducted on an experimental basis this fall with sixty GTAs participating. Departmental participation will be based on desire, representation of diverse groups, naming a departmental coordinator, willingness to provide a control group to match the participating group. The schedule given in the report is not totally firm yet, but the structure should include ten three-hour sessions of which three will be departmental and one will include all GTAs (an orientation session sponsored jointly with the Council on Teaching and Learning). Funding for this year will come from faculty development funds raised in the Tennessee Tomorrow campaign.

Robert Landen suggested that college-wide concerns on matters such as discipline might replace one of the three departmental sessions. Other suggestions included a reminder to verify that dormitories will be open for the beginning of the seminar, that students may need or want to take this seminar as an overload, and that experienced as well as new GTAs might benefit from the seminar.

The Senate voted to approve the seminar.


Al Keally, chair of this special committee, gave a progress report. The committee had eleven meetings since its formation in January 1979. It has been conducting research to learn the current investment policies of the University of Tennessee and of others, A preliminary report will be made to the Executive Committee at the end of fall quarter.


Ralph Norman, reporting For the Undergraduate Council, presented a summary of the June 5 actions first: major revisions in programs in Office Administration (consolidation of two majors into one), the Journalism major, expansion of 4000-level courses in Nursing, and other minor curricular changes. The curricular changes in the College of Law are not necessary yet because of the delay in implementing the two-term calendar. These changes were approved by the Senate.

The minutes of the May 29 meeting include reports of standing committees and a major proposal from. the College of Engineering. The entire proposal was approved by the Council:
1) earlier drop policy for College of Engineering courses (not after the sixth day of classes),

2) for engineering majors, all grades are to be computed in the gpa whether taken in the College of Engineering or in other colleges, and there will be a limit of twelve hours in repeatable grades.
The proposal is for a 5-year experimental application of these policies with reports to the Senate on the results. The Council also approved a wider study, by a subcommittee, of the issues involved as they might apply to the entire University.

The facets of the proposal were treated ad seriatim for discussion and voting:
Drop deadline-change
Discussion touched on the impact of variations in policy between departments, whether other departments will be able to adopt these deadlines, the technical difficulties (drops must be handled manually and the College of Engineering must supply the added clerical staff), the possible danger to University funding because of the fall quarter 14-day enrollment count, the possibility of simulation rather than experimental implementation of this change, the practicality of a 5-year experiment.

Fred Peebles explained the rationale behind the proposal as basically one of educating students to the reality of commitment. The faculty of the College of Engineering are concerned about keeping other students from places in classes, are confident that students will. not withdraw more but less, and want to try the policy In a real situation and to evaluate the results.

Howard Aldmon suggested that careful evaluation of our drop deadline policy of seven years' standing should be done before wholesale changes are made, and any changes should be tied into the mandatory advising program.

The motion on early drop policy was amended (E. Bratton/Lacey) so that the implementation date is winter quarter, 1980 with annual reports to the Undergraduate Council and Senate at their winter meetings. The amendment was approved. An amendment (Auxier) to eliminate freshmen from the policy died for lack of a second. A motion to table (Silverstein/Walker) failed. A motion to adjourn and reconvene to continue the debate was ruled out of order. The original motion, amended as to implementation date and reporting, was approved by a vote of 28 to 8. The experimental application of this new policy may be ended at any time by a request from the College of Engineering or through action of the Senate.
Computation of grade point averages
This policy would apply only to engineering majors and would begin with fall quarter, 1979. The 12-hour limit on repeatable grades was arrived at through negotiation of student and faculty groups in the college. A motion to approve the policy was passed by a 27-2 vote.


Evans Roth reported on the Council meetings of April 26 and May 31. The degree programs, including the doctoral program in experimental and comparative medicine, and the minutes of April 26 were passed by the Senate. The Master of Fine Arts with a theater major as well as all curricular changes made at the May 31 meeting were approved by the Senate. The council has established a Standing Committee on International Education due to the increased commitment of international activities associated with grants and contracts and the international involvement of the UT Research Corporation.


Therese Ledbetter announced an organizational luncheon for the Organization for Retired UTK Employees, sponsored by Chancellor Reese being held on October 4. Formation of such an organization had been originally the idea of the late Dr. Bill Cole and has been pursued by the Fringe Benefits Committee. Jim Walls, professor emeritus of geology, is heading up the effort now.


Harry Rutledge made the following report. On June 4 holders of faculty studies in the Main Library were informed that studies and carrels would be reduced in number, and holders were asked to convey their needs in an application for a study on the basis of a 6-month term. On July 12, the Executive Committee asked the Library Committee to confer on the matter. The Library Committee will meet on Tuesday, July 17, at 2 p.m. in the University Center, room 203. To date a] I faculty requests have been met, but processing of requests has ceased until the Library Committee discusses the matter further. The alternative of book storage is being pursued and may be available within a year.


All Senators had received a written report from the Research Council. Lloyd Seatz chairperson, elaborated upon that report. During the year the Council had reviewed carefully the long-range plan for research; their reactions and recommendations are covered in the report. A motion was made, seconded and passed that the report of the Research Council be accepted by the Faculty Senate and forwarded to the University administration.


Gerald Bratton, chairperson of the Student Affairs Committee, reported on the main issues discussed during the year:
1. The Student Senate had pushed for mandatory course evaluation. The committee proposes that the issue and its implications be studied by the Student Affairs, Faculty Affairs, and Executive Committees next year.

2. Credit for life experiences should be studied by this committee and the Faculty Affairs Committee--definitions, amount of credit, appropriate to which colleges, how it is handled at other Southeast universities.

3. The Graduate Student Association has proposed that funds for graduate student travel to professional associations be made available. This committee has suggested that if funds were available, two senators should be appointed to the group deciding on recipients.
All of these issues have been referred to next year's Senate and Student Affairs Committee.


A final report from President Russell French on the activities of the Senate this year was distributed to senators. Copies will be mailed to all faculty. French acknowledged the efforts of the out-going secretary, Pauline Bayne, thanked all those who had helped him during his term as President and expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to serve in this capacity, for the learning it provided and the friendships it helped form.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 p.m.

Minutes submitted by Pauline S. Bayne, Secretary to the Faculty Senate

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