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a Teaching Council (Tom Bell). Bell reported on a September 28 meeting of the Teaching Council which reacted to the proposed amendment. A quorum of voting members not being present and because those members who did attend were "deeply divided" on the issue, no vote was taken. There was feeling, however, that the evaluations should not be used for tenure or promotion until they were showed to work properly, financial resources to help instructors with teaching problems should be provided, merit pay for outstanding teachers should be provided, and that the present system be given more of a chance to work.The Senate then moved to debate the Gross/Dobbs proposed amendment. Gross began by presenting the amendment, saying that present system is unreliable, inefficient, and expensive. He said faculty were promised things that have not happened. Dobbs said in support of the amendment that he and Gross were not trying to "scrap" the present document but were only seeking to add questions to that document for their own purposes, a "partial return to home rule". Ungs wondered if someone would be able to come to the Senate in two or three years and tell the Senate whether the evaluation works or not. A question then was raised as to whether departments or individuals already had the authority to do what the proposed amendment called for (Moffett said they did, although could not alter the standard form). Hood said he thought opposition to this whole process in reality was opposition to the trend toward centralization of power. Silverstein said it would be chaos if each department was allowed to make up its own document, even if the common six questions were included. Calling the question was moved, seconded, and approved. Resolution then failed 16-37.
b. Senate-Chancellor Committee on Evaluation (Moffett). That committee urged that system be given two years or so to work, that evaluation instrument remain uniform, and that the proposed amendment be rejected.
Dear Governor McWherter:3. Glenn Graber, Chair of the Senate Nominating Committee, announced that Marla Peterson has been elected President-Elect of the Senate for 1991-92.
The Faculty Senate of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, joins me in thanking you for your interest in faculty views on the university presidential search. I have reported your views on the process to the Senate. They join me in hope that the search will be completed expeditiously and with appropriate consultation between faculty and members of the Search Committee.
Anne Mayhew, President
1. The Faculty Senate commends the University for its support of NCAA Proposal 30 to limit the number of athletes in any given dormitory to 49% of the dormitory population. It welcomes further opportunities for social contacts between athletes and non-athletes and encourages the Athletics Department to explore other ways to increase these contacts. 2. The Faculty Senate urges Athletic Directors of the SEC not to schedule the SEC football play-off game during the final examination period of any SEC school. Calendar committees should likewise seek to preclude conflicts. 3. The Secretary of the Faculty Senate should forward these resolutions to the faculty senates or the appropriate bodies of the other SEC schools together with a cover letter from the President of the Faculty Senate. The letter should urge the SEC faculty senates to adopt similar resolutions and communicate them to their Athletics Departments and administrative offices.3. Legislative Committee (Ungs): It was reported that Bill Fox made a presentation on tax reform to faculty and staff. The Legislative Committee will meet with the Knox County Legislative Delegation on April 5. The committee urges all who support tax reform to write letters to editors.
A. April 30, 2-4 p.m. in Shiloh Room will be an open forum with the Presidential Search Committee to hear all views. Mayhew stressed that she thought that meeting would be important.MINUTES
B. A memo from John Hemmeter to Mayhew regarding graduation rates for student-athletes was read to the Senate. In sum, he said that some of the earlier suggestions made for improving the way in which graduation rates for student- athletes are reported were not workable. This is so because of the difficulties of using these methods for reporting on the student body at large.
C. On the review of Campus Chest, no committee to study the issues has yet been formed. Mayhew then called the Senate's attention to a resolution circulated by Prof. Sam Wallace and signed by 21 faculty members. Mayhew said she would like to appoint a Senate committee (instead of the unformed joint Senate- Chancellor committee) to study these resolutions, to report at the summer meeting. Wallace, for his part, reminded Mayhew that action would have to be taken at this meeting in order to affect next year's Campus Chest campaign.
D. Allocation of University Programs and Services Fee. Mayhew had invited Dean of Students Jerry Askew to clarify this allocation. Presently, the fee is $111, $36 of which goes to health services (clinic), $18 to capital and debt service, and $57 to programs. His report (accompanied by a memo written by Askew on 7/1/90) was similar to that to the Executive Committee on 5/15/91.
A. Budget. Quinn said the budget has now been put together. He said approximately 80 faculty positions and 100 exempt and non-exempt positions have not been filled; approximately 85 graduate assistants have been eliminated; approximately 80 layoffs have been made and student employment cur-tailed. In addition, the library acquisitions budget has been slashed by $400,000, library hours have been cut, travel has been substantially reduced, equipment budgets virtually eliminated, and operations budgets slashed. At this time, there is no money for salary increases, including promotion raises. (CPS raises, Quinn said, appear to be required by law for clerical staff who pass the CPS examinations).2. President's Report (Mayhew)
B. Quinn reported his appointment of a Campus Chest Committee to look at the University's operation of this activity. He also announced that Granger would continue to serve as chair of the Campus Chest fundraising committee for the coming year.
C. A report on the UTK police force is nearly complete, Quinn reported, and should be released within a week.
D. A statewide task force has been set up to look at the COMP exams and performance funding. Quinn said the University was not satisfied with the use of this particular mechanism. This is the last year of a five-year agreement with ACT to use the COMP exam.
E. Quinn reported on the NCAA investigation, saying our own report has been sent to the NCAA.
F. Quinn reported on the successful completion of searches for a Vice Chancellor for Computers and Deans of Continuing Education and Communications. Searches will be started for deans of Law and Nursing and are continuing for a Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Also the Vice Chancellorship in Business and Finance search will be started, as will the search for an Associate Vice Chancellor of Research.
A. Library hours. Mayhew reported that it was very likely that the library will be closed on Saturdays this coming year. Joe Rader from the Library explained the reasoning behind this decision.MINUTES
B. Campus Chest Committee. Mayhew explained this would be a joint Chancellor-Senate committee. Committee members are Faye Borthick (chair), Robert Bodenheimer, Rebecca Gompf, Kenneth Keeling, and Sylvia Hart.
C. Mayhew announced formation of a committee to study the nonexempt employee classification system, chaired by Silverstein. Members are Henry Fribourg, Ray Gaddis, Ray Hamilton and Ed Bennett. In addition, a three-person committee, Keith Stanga (chair), Pat Hardin and Ray Mundy, has been formed to investigate age discrimination in salaries. Finally, a committee on assessment alternatives has been appointed, to be chaired by M. Moffett. Members are John Hodges, Anne Mayhew, Linda Painter, Bill Snyder and Tom George.