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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGE TO THE FACULTY WELFARE COMMITTEE FUNCTION, A GENERAL FACULTY STANDING COMMITTEE IN THE HANDBOOK OF OPERATING PROCEDURES 2-1050-PM

On behalf of the Faculty Welfare Committee, Dr. Leslie Vaaler (committee chair ,senior lecturer, mathematics) submitted the following proposal change the function of the Faculty Welfare Committee. The rationale is provided in the attached impact statement.

The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest. The Faculty Council will consider the proposal at its meeting on December 10, 2012. Final approval resides with the president with formal notification to UT System.
sue grninger
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary

General Faculty and Faculty Council


Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 29, 2012.




PROPOSED CHANGE TO THE FACULTY WELFARE COMMITTEE FUNCTION, A GENERAL FACULTY STANDING COMMITTEE IN THE HANDBOOK OF OPERATING PROCEDURES 2-1050-PM

Handbook of Operating Procedures 2-1050-PM
Standing Committees of the General Faculty-Faculty Affairs Committees
  1. FACULTY WELFARE COMMITTEE
    Composition. Seven voting members of the General Faculty for three-year staggered terms, including a faculty member from the School of Law. In addition, every year the Chair of the Faculty Council shall appoint two voting faculty members of the Faculty Council for one-year terms. Each year, the committee shall elect its own Chair and Vice Chair who shall be voting faculty members of the committee.

    Function. To advise the President on all matters pertaining to tenured, tenure-track, and non-tenure track faculty welfare, including the effectiveness of the implementation of all approved Faculty Council legislation regarding faculty welfare.



POLICY IMPACT STATEMENT FOR
FACULTY LEGISLATION IMPACTING THE HOP

Please submit one Policy Impact Statement for each policy under consideration.

Submission Date: Nov. 29, 2012


Sponsor: Faculty Council
Contact within Faculty Council Office: Debbie Roberts x1-8506

Executive Level Sponsor:  Executive Vice President and Provost
Corresponding Faculty Legislation Number: D 10136
Policy Memorandum (PM) Title: Standing Committees of the General Faculty-Faculty Affairs Committees
HOP # (if revision): 2-1050-PM (formerly HOP 1.501)

  1. Background and Policy Rationale
    1. Why is this policy or revision necessary?  
      Legal       
      Financial   
      Regulatory
      Social Requirement
      UT System driven   
      Operational/Operational Efficiency
      Current University policy is outdated        Technological
      Other: Change the function of the Faulty Welfare Committee.
    1. Please provide a brief supporting explanation.
      The Faculty Welfare Committee charge currently reads "To advise the president on all matters pertaining to faculty welfare, including the effectiveness of the implementation of all approved Faculty Council legislation regarding faculty welfare." Included in approved legislation is the final report of the President's Ad Hoc Committee on Non-Tenure-Track Teaching Faculty (see documents of the General Faculty 2488-2493) that calls for the president to "charge the Faculty Welfare Committee with monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the report's recommendations and in recommending further refinements of policies as appropriate." However, often times (but not this year!) the committee has little non-tenure-track representation and may ignore issues primarily effecting non-tenure-track faculty. In order to emphasize the need for the committee to monitor the implementation and effectiveness of legislation focusing on non-tenure-track faculty, while continuing to consider issues of concern to tenure-track and tenured faculty as well as issues of concern to all faculty, it is proposed that the charge be revised to read "To advise the president on all matters pertaining to tenure-track and non tenure-track faculty welfare, including the effectiveness of the implementation of all approved Faculty Council legislation regarding faculty welfare."

    2. What foreseeable advantages will this policy bring to the University?
      Issues affecting all faculty members, including non-tenured faculty, will be now addressed by the Faculty Welfare Committee.

  2. Policy Impact
    List University community members affected by this policy: General Faculty members (tenured and non-tenured).

  3. Policy Development & Approval
    1. Identify key stakeholders, affected parties and governance groups who have been consulted in review of this faculty legislation:
      General Faculty Standing Committee: Faculty Welfare Committee
      Faculty Council Executive Committee Faculty Council Provost’s Office
      University Policy Office Legal Affairs     

    2. Institutional approval of this policy memoranda amendment resides with:
      Executive Vice President and Provost     President

    3. Following institutional approval, this faculty legislation requires:
      UT System review and approval
      No further notification required
      UT System notification
Attached to this Policy Impact Statement form is the proposed policy showing tracked revisions. If this is a new policy, label it as “New” in the header box of the policy.
Submitted by:
sue grninger
                                                                                               November 29, 2012                     
Authorized Signature- Responsible Policy Owner

  
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Assigned Policy Office Case Number: 0070