Senate Steering Committee Minutes

December 1, 2016, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Samford 206

Present: James Goldstein (Chair), Donald Mulvaney (Secretary-Elect), Xing Ping Hu (Secretary), Emmett Winn (Vice-Provost), Lisa Kensler, Jared Russell, Timothy Boosinger (Provost), Emily Myers, Annette Kluck

Absent: Lucretia Tripp, Dan Svyantek (Chair-Elect), Larry Teeter (Immediate-Past Chair),

The first item was approval of minutes from November 3, 2016.

Next, the Chair, Dr. Goldstein, made several announcements about recent and upcoming meetings.  He attended the first Central Unit Allocation Committee meeting. Dr. Goldstein discussed several potential items to be added to future Steering and Senate agendas. He briefed the committee on Executive Committee discussions with the Provost about having departments periodically review their  P&T standards; the possibility of requiring all departments to have bylaws; and the use and misuse of Academic Analytics, including how they can be used to encourage faculty to apply for prestigious awards.

The next item was a discussion of the resolution from Executive Committee on College/School Level Promotion and Tenure Committees. The Steering postponed further action until the Provost has an opportunity to receive feedback from the deans.

Adjourned at 4:55 pm