September 14, 1976
October 18, 1976
November 22, 1976
December 10, 1976
January 10, 1977
January 27, 1977
February 14, 1977
March 14, 1977
April 11, 1977
June 2, 1977
June 20, 1977
1. All committees shall meet in October.The Executive Committee discussed a number of items that will be directed to the By-Laws Committee for considerations 1) the ten-day rule of the Senate, 2) listing the Director of Libraries as an ex-officio member of the Library Advisory Committee, 3) staggered terms or regular 1-year terms for the members of the Educational Facilities Committee and election of its chairperson by the Senate as is the case for other committees, 4) an earlier report to the Senate by the Committee on Committees with an earlier and specific date for committee members and Senate officers to take over their duties, 5) consideration of the total Senate calendar with the possibility of making elections occur earlier in the spring, 6) change the time for the summer Senate meeting.
2. Announcements of each committee meeting shall be sent to the Senate President.
3. Minutes of each meeting shall be forwarded to the Executive Committee and to the Secretary for the official file. Minutes shall contain the time and place of the meeting and a list of those in attendance.
4. As per the By-Laws, an annual report shall be made to the Senate every year.
5. An official file shall be established in the Senate office for each committee containing all minutes, reports, and important correspondence.
A. Tenure and Promotion -- Faculty Affairs Committee.Other items of business included comments on the Affirmative Action Report by Sandra Bell and discussion of the televised series "Conversations in Research" being aired on Channel 2. The Executive Committee will express its concern to the Research Council as to the poor technical and programming quality of these programs.
B. Disclosure of Salaries (not approved by Council).
C. Notification of Proposed Salaries -- proposal to Faculty Senate:The administration of each campus will notify individual faculty members of the salaries that will be recommended to the Board of Trustees as soon as the salary recommendations have been prepared at the Chancellor's level. The faculty would be clearly advised that these recommendations are subject to approval, disapproval, or revision by the Board of Trustees.D. Commonality of Tenure Policies (no proposal).
E. Commonality of Grievance Procedure (no proposal).
F. MBO Process (no proposal).
G. Ombudsman for Each Campus (no proposal).
H. Summer Employment -- Fringe Benefits Committee.
I. Insurance and Retirement Plans -- Fringe Benefits Committee.
J. Problems Encountered Upon Death, Retirement, Leave, or Termination -- Fringe Benefits Committee.
K. Legislative Relations (no action needed at UTK).
L. Official Recognition.
--a request for copies of the UTK Faculty Opinion Survey to be examined by the Executive Committee in regard to the Senate's mission,
--change of meeting times for the Senate and Executive Committee in February,
--statement of concern about this year's calendar, which provides inadequate time between the end of Spring quarter and commencement,
--recommendation to appoint an ad hoe committee to advise John McDow on the implementation of Senate recommendations concerning the University calendar,
--report that the Faculty Handbook review subcommittee will soon be meeting jointly with the Faculty Affairs Committee, and
--report from the meeting of the President's Counselors that early announcement of salaries may be acceptable if the proposal states that such announcement would follow final actions of the Legislature.
Agriculture: David Ostermeier, B.G. HicksWritten responses to the revised chapters of the Faculty Handbook, made by the Faculty Affairs Committee and the subcommittee of the Executive Committee, had been distributed prior to this meeting. The remainder of the meeting was spent as a work session in which the members of the Executive Committee considered these two sets of responses. Kenneth Walker and Jonathan Utley will work with Mr. Norman in preparing a final draft of the two chapters for Senate consideration.
Architecture: Alton DeLong, Gary Sturm
Business Administration: Imogene Posey, George A. Spiva
Communications: June Adamson, Herbert Howard
Education: Donald Dessart, Bill Wallace
Engineering: H. Joe Wilkerson, John Forrester
Home Economics: Betty Beach, Ruth Heighberger
Law: Carl Pierce, Fredrich Thomforde
Liberal Arts: Michael Johnson, Tom Mathews
Library: Aubrey Mitchell, Pauline Shaw
Library and Information Science: Eugenia Mauldin, George Sinkankas
Nursing: Kenneth Kant, Kathleen Conlon
Planning: George Bowen, Ken Kenney
Social Work: Roger Nooe, Ann Wachter
Space Institute: Bill Dunnill, Terry Feagan
-- Mr. Allison agreed to investigate the status of the Quarter Bank resolution.Announcement of results of election of Senate officers:
-- The Executive Committee decided that any action taken by the Senate in regard to the revision of the Faculty Handbook should be delayed until fall. A vote at the summer meeting would not be representative; the Executive Committee suggested that a special meeting be called in the fall to discuss the Handbook.
-- The ad hoc committee on University By-Laws agreed to report to the Executive Committee before the end of the year.
The Executive Committee decided to make the following substitute motion to the motion to rescind Senate support for the advising plan:1. The Senate reaffirms its endorsement of the original proposal (passed on November 1, 1976) on advising,-- Pauline Shaw was nominated to serve as Secretary to the Senate in 1977-78.
2. requests a one-year postponement of implementation of the plan,
3. requests that by the end of Fall Quarter, 1977 specific plans for implementation be worked out by each academic program and department. The plans should be submitted through the colleges to the Undergraduate Council, and then reported to the Faculty Senate,
4. and requests the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs to develop appropriate questionnaires to guide departments in developing implementation plans.
President: Frank Leuthold President-Elect: Russell French Councillors: Garrett Briggs
1. The Faculty and Student Affairs Committees' decisions on grade appeals based on allegations of discrimination or for penalty grades were reviewed. by Allison. Their recommendations were accepted by the Executive Committee.
2. Mac Simpson presented the report of the ad hoe committee reviewing the University By-Laws. The report was accepted.
3. Chapter 1 of the Faculty Handbook was reviewed; a few minor suggestions for change were made to Vice-Chancellor Herndon.
4. The Executive Committee asked Allison to convey to President Boling their displeasure with the selection of a Vice President of the University without faculty consultation. Allison did as requested with a letter dated June 23, 1977.
5. Clinton Allison will review the year's activities at the next Senate meeting.