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1. On October 20 there will be a meeting of the Tennessee Higher Education Faculty Assembly in Nashville. The program topic is adjunct teaching. Mayhew, Hood, and A. Van Hook will be going.C. Mayhew brought up FIPSE project "Toward Equal Opportunity and Retention," by Affirmative Action officers Camille Hazeur and Lola Dodge. They asked for some time to make a presentation to the Senate. General agreement, although it was hoped that presentation could be limited to twenty minutes.
2. At last Senate meeting, revision of consulting policy was tabled, principally because the systems administration was working simultaneously on such a policy. People from this campus on the committee are William Snyder, John Ray, Tom Klindt, Terry Schultz. Silverstein said we are not required to accept a systems policy, that it is possible that policy for all campuses need not be the same. There followed a discussion of the tabled policy itself, which essentially ended when Quinn said he thought the tabled policy was a good one, and explained how he interpreted certain points of that policy.
3. Mayhew also circulated a list of names of the search committee for the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Wheeler urged the addition of one more person in the humanities.
4. Mayhew announced a committee studying whether to abolish the Senate's summer meeting.
5. Mayhew said she heard it is likely that the NCAA may move to abolish separate dorms for athletes. Quinn reported that our Athletic Department opposed this move. Trahern also noted that the financial aspects of this could be interesting (since these dorms often carry separate debts).
6. Mayhew reported that the planning committee is refining new missions statement and planning for reaccreditation.
a. Mayhew reported on Board of Trustees meeting and Planning Committee meeting. At the former meeting, the Board postponed consideration of the ten-year planning document. This is not to say Board was unhappy with the document itself. Sammie Lynn Puett has been appointed Vice President of Public Service and Continuing Education, although the continuing education document itself did not come before the Board for approval.3. Mayhew referred to a meeting scheduled for this evening (October 29) concerning the alleged incident at Gibbs Hall, which has made headlines. Mayhew said she does not believe the Senate should investigate that case, but we should be concerned with campus procedures. Hood said he had earlier served on a committee that reviewed the relationship between the UT Police and the Knoxville Police. Miller said she also had reviewed plans for coordination which were generally satisfactory but that there was a possibility a conflict of interest when UT Police investigate. Mayhew will consider an invitation to Vice Chancellor Scheurer to a future meeting to discuss campus police procedures.
b. Tennessee Higher Education Faculty Association (THEFA) held its conference recently in Nashville, and we were well-represented. The topic of discussion was the use of adjunct faculty, a severe problem on other campuses. Mayhew said she was concerned about students on other campuses who transfer here and are taught by adjunct faculty who may or may not be well qualified. Another meeting on the same subject will be held in February.
c. Student Leadership Retreat - Mayhew and Lester represented the Senate.
d. Workshops on Research Misconduct and on Consulting Policies. The administration (Ken Heathington) wants to have two separate workshops. Mayhew has agreed that Senate will co-sponsor these workshops when they occur.
e. Mayhew reported on schedules for candidates for the position of Vice Chancellor for Computing and Telecommunications. Mayhew urged faculty attendance at the open meetings (announced in the Beacon).
a. Reminder of visit of Ann Okerson to this committee on January 31 to talk about library serials.3. Mayhew spoke about the UT presidential search process (if that is necessary), saying she has sent a letter of thanks to Governor McWherter for his statement of intent to consult the Senate in that process.
b. Executive Committee March meeting changed from 18th to 31st.
Gregory Reed, chairMeeting adjourned at 5:00 p.m.