Meeting Minutes of the Steering Committee
1 March 2012
3:30 p.m.  Room 206 Samford Hall
(by Larry Crowley, Secretary)

In Attendance: Michael Baginski , Emmett Winn (for Tim Boosinger), Larry Crowley, Claire Crutchley, Robin Jaffe, Laura Plexico, Ann Beth Presley, Bill Sauser, Andy Wohrley
Guests: None
Absent: Nedret Billor

-- The meeting was called to order at 3:30 pm

-- The meeting minutes of February 9, 2012 Steering Committee were approved as written.

-- Steering committee concurred with moving the Spring General Faculty meeting to April 10th.

-- It was noted that the candidates for rules committee will need to have bio’s posted with the agenda.

-- Discussion concerning the Resolution of duties of heads and chairs with the differences and culture surrounding each position type.  Bill Sauser will present the resolution to the senate.

-- Senate agenda information Items into subdivided into two categories:  (1) Information on Pending Actions and (2) Information Items.

-- Discussion of evaluation of Assistant and Associate Deans as part of the Dean’s evaluation or their own evaluation.   The survey instruments will be ready after the Administrator Review Committee meets on Friday.

-- Senate agenda was finalized with 2 action items: 
Action 1) Election of Rules Committee Members (Larry Crowley will present.)
Action 2) Resolution on selection, duties and term of Department Heads/Chairs (Bill Sauser will present.)

One information item with pending action:
Information pending action 1) Administrative Hiring Procedure (Bill Sauser will present.)

Two information items:
Information 1) eTextbooks and Digital Courses  to be presented by Bliss Bailey, Director of OIT
Information 2) Committee Report on Intercollegiate Athletics will be presented by Mary Boudreaux, Chair of Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics.

-- Other topics discussed included developing names for a potential tenure appeal committee in line with the revised procedure.

-- Potential Topics for monthly meeting with the President were discussed including the searches for provost and engineering dean, smoking policy status and AU alert notification/thresholds. 

-- The meeting was adjourned at 4:55 pm.


















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