Senate Steering Committee Minutes

January 26, 2017, 3:30-4:20
Samford 206

Present: James Goldstein (Chair), Dan Svyantek (Chair-Elect), Larry Teeter (Immediate-Past Chair),
Xing Ping Hu (Secretary), Donald Mulvaney (Secretary-Elect), Emmett Winn (Associate Vice-Provost), Lisa Kensler, Timothy Boosinger (Provost), William Ashurst (Chair of FRC), Tiffany Sippial

Absent: Emily Myers, Lucretia Tripp, Jared Russell

The first item was approval of minutes from December 1, 2016.

Dr. Goldstein, Senate Chair, briefed the status of Senate Officer process, Rules activity, possible Senate involvement of tuition-admission policy change to give money management and tuition-waiver decision back to colleges; and items for February Senate meeting.

The next item was update on status of college-level P&T committees by Provost Boosinger. The Provost will be asking the deans of colleges that do not have a P&T committee to form a committee to study the advantages and disadvantages of creating a college-level committee.  One month was given as a reasonable period for the study.

Dr. William Ashurst (Chair FRC) shared the Senate Resolution on timeline for P&T. The special change of P&T timeline will only apply to new hires after the resolution become effective.  It was an unanimous decision to bring this resolution to the next Senate meeting as pending action...

The last item was brought forth by Dr. Goldstein. The Steering Committee will recruit three new members of Rules Committee by nominating them from the floor at February Senate Meeting. The 3 members should be from college of Education, Engineering, and COSAM.

The meeting was adjourned by Chair Goldstein.