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The 2007-08 Senate Log was archived at the beginning of the Fall 2008 semester.  Items listed as Active were moved forward to the 2008-2009 Senate Log.

 

2007-2008 Faculty Senate Log

Motions Actions
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
3-May-07
Bert Fox and Kim Edwards
Domestic Partnership Statement
3-May-07
Senate
Approved by Senate
Summer 07
M. Greer
Hand delivered Statement to Dr. DiCroce
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
3-May-07
The Senate would like to have representation on the committee working on the Strategic Technology Plan
16-Aug-07
Senate
Approved by Senate and Committee formed
4-Sep-07
C. Cartwright
Discussed issue with Dr. Summers and Dick Anderson. Both indicated that Faculty would have representation and the opportunity to provide input. Dr. Summers agreed to provide a written statement for documentation.
6-Sep-07
Dr. Summers
Statement in email from Dr. Summers
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
6-Sep-07
ATD Committee; Kathy Tilton
Motion was made for the Senate to approve the recommendations contained in the report of the ATD Committee, and that it be forwarded to Vice President Summers for action.
6-Sep-07
Senate
Motion was made and passed to post pone vote until the next Senate meeting on Oct 4, 2007
4-Oct-07
Senate
Approved by Senate
9-Oct-07
C. Cartwright
Delivered Memorandum to Dr. Summers
30-Nov-07
Dr. Summers
Dr. Summers reported that he will engage the academic deans and provosts in a discussion over the next couple of weeks regarding the recommendations made by the Senate committee and will follow up.  (click here for full report)
20-Feb-08
C. Cartwright
Follow up to Dr. Summers
23-Feb-08
Dr. Summers
Response
6-Mar-08
Senate
Motion: We request that the President establish formal positions that assist the deans with academic administrative duties and develop general guidelines for compensation in support of these positions.
3-Apr-08
M. CaHill
Motion: I move to rescind the motion made at the February 6, 2008 meeting of the College Faculty Senate stating "We We request that the President establish formal positions that assist the deans with academic administrative duties and develop general guidelines for compensation in support of these positions".
3-Apr-08
Senate
Motion Approved
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
6-Sep-07
Maureen Cahill
Student Evaluation of Faculty: Motion was made that the Senate form an ad hoc committee to develop a new Student Evaluation of Faculty procedure and all necessary documents for both online and face to face methods of course presentation. The data collection method and results must integrate into the Faculty Evaluation Plan currently under development by the Faculty Senate.
6-Sep-07
Senate
Approved by Senate
7-Sep-07
C. Cartwright
emailed campus chairs requesting that they request volunteers for the committee & submit to College Chair by 9/14/07
19-Sep-07
Campus Chairs
Provided a list of volunteers as requested. Date reported is of last response received.
22-Sep-07
C. Cartwright
Committee Members sent an email notifying them of the committee membership and request for volunteers for chair and secretary.
27-Sep-07
C. Cartwright
Email to committee members scheduling first meeting and announcing secretary: MaryAnn Bohr
2-Oct-07
C. Cartwright
Held first meeting
4-Oct-07
C. Cartwright
Kim Edwards volunteered to chair committee.  Committee is currently is active.
1-May-08
Student Evaluation of Faculty Committee
Motion made by the committee refer to May 1, 2008 meeting minutes, Section V.G
1-May-08
Senate
Motion approved by Senate
22-May-08
C. Cartwright
Presented Motion to change current Student Evaluation of Faculty to Executive Staff
22-May-08
Executive Staff
Approved Motion
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Active
6-Sep-07
Bill McNamara
Policy for Bumping Teaching Faculty: Motion was made that the Senate form an ad hoc committee to study and make recommendations for creating policy and procedures on bumping teaching faculty, including summer semesters
6-Sep-07
Senate
Approved by Senate
7-Sep-07
C. Cartwright
emailed campus chairs requesting that they request volunteers for the committee & submit to College Chair by 9/14/07
19-Sep-07
Campus Chairs
Provided a list of volunteers as requested. Date reported is of last response received.
22-Sep-07
C. Cartwright
emailed campus chairs requesting that they request volunteers for the committee & submit to College Chair by 9/14/07
27-Sep-07
C. Cartwright
Email to committee members requesting vote for chair and announcing secretary: Pat Bowman
2-Oct-07
C. Cartwright
Email to committee members announcing committee chair: Bill McNamara.  Committee is currently Active
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
6-Sep-07
Gary Noah
A motion was made that the Senate submit to Dr. Summers, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, the statement that Computer Competencies should not be revised without the leadership and heavy input from the faculty that teach I the subject area.
6-Sep-07
Senate
Approved by Senate
17-Sep-07
C. Cartwright
Memorandum relaying motion on computer competencies given to Dr. Summers
2-Oct-07
C. Cartwright
email reminder to Dr. Summers
3-Oct-07
Dr. Summers
received email response:" In response to the faculty request to have input into the determination of computer competencies, we have yet to begin those deliberations. Any you and your colleagues can be assured that they will be part of the discussion. I would never consider doing otherwise."
30-Nov-07
Dr. Summer
Dr. Schaffer charged with assembling a team of faculty and staff to develop a set of recommendations that relate to computer competencies.  The committee will be established before the end of this fall semester and commence its work in January 2008.  (Click here for full report)
20-Feb-08
C. Cartwright
Follow up to Dr. Summers
23-Feb-08
Dr. Summers
Response
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
17-Sep-07
C. Cartwright
MoU between TCC College Faculty Senate & TCC Administration
17-Sep-07
C. Cartwright, Dr. Summers
MoU signed
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
4-Oct-07
Senate
Motion: Send statement to Business Office from Chair of College Faculty Senate establishing signature authority of the Senate Budget for 2007-2008
4-Oct-07
Senate
Approved Motion
5-Oct-07
C. Cartwright
Sent email to Michelle Clark, Budget Manager, Office of Fiscal Services
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
4-Oct-07
Senate
Motion: Approve the proposed Faculty Senate Budget for the 2007-2008 fiscal year.
4-Oct-07
Senate
Approved Proposed Budget
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
4-Oct-07
Senate Self Study Committee
Motion: to approve changes to the by-law as presented by the Faculty Senate Self Study Committee
4-Oct-07
Senate
Approved proposed changes to Bylaws
Motion: to approve the Senate Policy and Procedure Document as presented by the Faculty Senate Self Study Committee
4-Oct-07
Senate
Approved Senate Policy and Procedure Document
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Active
4-Oct-07
Senate
Motion: the Chair of the College Faculty Senate will take to the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs the question of whether or not the college is conforming to the policy in the Adjunct Faculty Handbook concerning Maximum Teaching Credit Hours (for adjuncts)
4-Oct-07
Senate
Approved motion
9-Oct-07
C. Cartwright
Statement delivered to Dr. Summers
30-Nov-07
Dr. Summers
... our present system is working.  I do approve all the exceptions that are submitted to me by the provosts (click here for full report)
20-Feb-08
C. Cartwright
Follow up to Dr. Summers
23-Feb-08
Dr. Summers
Response
6-Mar-08
Senate
Motion: We (College Faculty Senate) request that the President establish guidelines that address excessive adjunct teaching loads.
13-Mar-08
C. Cartwright
Memorandum presented to Dr. DiCroce
27-Mar-08
Dr. DiCroce
Dr. DiCroce discussed at Executive Staff meeting.  Lisa Kleiman was directed to pull data on teaching loads, for a follow up meeting for Provost, Dr. Summers, and Faculty Senate Chair.
Summer 08

Executive Staff &

C. Cartwright

Several meetings have been held and Dr. Summers is working with the Provost and Senate Chair to draft a policy.
26-Aug-2008
Dr. Summers
VP Dunn has been charged by the President to develop a new policy for consideration/action on adjunct teaching faculty load.  It is expected that this new policy will be effective beginning with the spring 2009 semester. (click here for full report)
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Active
6-Nov-07
Senate
Motion:the Faculty Senate request that a committee of faculty, students, and administrators, be formed by Dr. Summers by the end of the fall semester 2007 to create college wide policies and procedures which addresses student conduct
6-Nov-07
Senate
Approved motion
6-Nov-07
C. Cartwright
Statement emailed to Dr. Summers
30-Nov-07
Dr. Summers
Dr. Summers agreed with the recommendation of the Senate that we engage faculty in a discussion regarding student conduct. A Committee will convene in January 2008 to start work on the development of policy and procedures (click here for full report)
20-Feb-08
C. Cartwright
Follow up to Dr. Summers
23-Feb-08
Dr. Summers
Response
26-Aug-08
Dr. Summers
Request Senate assistance in identifying faculty that would be willing to serve on an as hoc committee. (click here for full report)
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
6-Dec-07
Senate
Motion:the Faculty Senate calls upon [TCC] administration, faculty, staff, and students to observe a moment of silence college-wide at the appropriate time in observance of the Virginia Tech shootings.
6-Dec-07
Senate
Approved motion
16-Jan-08
C. Cartwright
Statement emailed to Dr. Summers
26-Feb-08
C. Cartwright
Follow up emailed to Dr. Summers
29-Feb-08
Dr. Summers
Discussed at Executive Staff meeting: Administration will work with Faculty Senate to plan for VT remembrance.
04-Apr-08

Dr. Summers

Frank Dunn

C. Cartwright

Dr. Summer, F. Dunn & C. Cartwright worked together with several members of Staff and Faculty to produce and distribute the "We Remember" flyer. C. Cartwright sent out an email announcement on April 3, 2008.  An email was sent out to Students on April 7, 2008.
11-Apr-08
TCC
Observance of "We Remember"
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
6-Dec-07
Senate
Motion: Grievance procedure for Faculty be added to Faculty Handbook.
6-Dec-07
Senate
Approved motion
16-Jan-08
C. Cartwright
Statement emailed to Dr. Summers
26-Feb-08
C. Cartwright
Follow up emailed to Dr. Summers
6-Mar-08
Dr. Summers
Dr. Summers reported at the College Faculty Senate meeting the the grievance procedures were add to the web page
11-Mar-08
C. Cartwright
Statement emailed to Dr. Summers
26-Aug-08
Dr. Summers
The text of the VCCS Faculty Grievance procedures have been included in the Faculty Handbook.
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
7-Feb-08
Senate
Motion: To use $1600 of what is remaining in the Senate Budget for a four series workshop on conflict resolution presented by Lynda French of K C Consulting
7-Feb-08
Senate
Approved motion
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
7-Feb-08
Senate
Motion: To approve the New General Guideline for Shared Governance created by the President's Advisory Board and Planning Council Subcommittee for Shared Governance Revitalization with comment to add "College Faculty Senate" to the list of Constituent Groups in item number 13.
7-Feb-08
Senate
Approved motion
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
7-Feb-08
Senate
Motion: To refer the matter of changing the number of Adjunct pay periods each semester from 3 to 4 to the Faculty Senate Adjunct Faculty Committee for further study and action.
7-Feb-08
Senate
Approved motion
28-Feb-08
C. Cartwright
Submitted to the committee
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Active
3-Mar-08
Senate
Motion: That the Faculty Evaluation Committee work in conjunction with Adjunct Faculty Committee to take on responsibility of looking at Adjunct Faculty evaluation system starting in the Fall 2008.
6-Mar-08
Senate
Approved motion
 
 
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
6-Mar-08
Senate
Motion: That the Chair have discretionary power to use the remaining balance of the Faculty Senate budget
3-Mar-08
Senate
Approved motion
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
6-Mar-08
Senate
Motion: To Approve the proposed changes to Section E, Officers and Duties, of the College Faculty Senate Constitution as presented in the document proposed changes to the College Faculty Senate Constitution
6-Mar-08
Senate
Approved motion
18-Mar-08
C. Cartwright
Survey sent out for vote
03-Apr-08
Faculty
136 total votes: 129 (94.9%) for: Motion Approved
16-Arp-08
C. Cartwright
Constitution updated and posted on Faculty Senate Webpage.
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Active
6-Mar-08
Senate
Motion: We move that the Faculty Senate request the college to establish a formal mentoring program for all new Adjunct Faculty in each discipline on each campus
6-Mar-08
Senate
Approved motion
26-Mar-08
C. Cartwright
Statement emailed to Dr. Summers
03-Apr-08
Dr. Summers
requested meeting with Senate to discuss mentoring program.  Meeting scheduled for May 8, 2008 with Adjunct Committee and Faculty Senate Chair.
08-May-08
Adjunct Committee, Dr. Summer, C. Cartwright
Meeting held to discuss Adjunct Faculty Mentoring Program.  Committee will work with Dr. Summers to draft a proposal.
26-Aug-08
Dr. Summers

Request that the Senate review proposal.

(click here for full report)

 
 
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
3-Apr-08
Long Term Planning Committee
Motion: To approve the proposed changes to the College Faculty Senate Bylaws as presented in the document Proposed Changes to the Faculty Senate Bylaws.
3-Apr-08
Senate
Approved motion
16-Arp-08
C. Cartwright
Bylaws updated and posted on Faculty Senate Web page
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Active
3-Apr-08
M. CaHill
Motion: I move that the Faculty Senate take direct charge and control of The Honors Mentorship Program, and that the Long Term Planning Committee review the documents and make this college-wide program a viable program again.
3-Apr-08
Senate
Approved motion
22-Apr-08
C. Cartwright
Motion sent to Long Term Planning Committee Chair via email
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
08-May-08
Professional Development Committee
Motion: That Full-Time Faculty funding for professional development be temporarily cut from $1275.00 to $1200.00, which will be re-examined next year
08-May-08
Senate
Approved motion
22-May-08
Dr. DiCroce
Announced at Executive Staff meeting that she raised the Professional Development Funding to $150,000
22-May-08
Senate
reverse decision to reduce funding returning the amount awarded to individuals to $1275.
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
08-May-08
Professional Development Committee Motion: That conference guidelines be expanded to leadership training as well as professional development.
08-May-08
Senate
Approved motion
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Active 08-May-08
Senate
Motion: To form a steering committee overseeing an investigation leading to recommending a comprehensive set of policies and procedures guiding textbook selection, use, and cost containment. The committee will consider course sequencing, the use of handbooks, and consistency across campuses as well as address variables, including customized packets, instructor-prepared packets, supplemental material, and textbook bundling. Because textbook policies and procedures entwine with many aspects of TCC’s mission and the commitments that inform that mission, this committee must reflect the complexity of the college as a whole. Therefore, the committee, chaired by a member of the faculty senate and including faculty senators representing all four campuses and transfer as well as career and technical programs, should also include representation from the following constituent groups and governance committees: Administrative Association, Classifies Association, SGA Federation Council, Curriculum and Instruction Committee, Student Success Committee, Student Success Committee, Teaching and Learning with Technology Committee, Workforce Development Committee, Learning Resources
08-May-08
Senate
Approved motion
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved 08-May-08
Senate
Motion: To encumber 2008-2009 funds for a maximum of 3 people to attend the Faculty Governance Conference at the University of Mary Washington October 23-24, 2008, in the amount of $825.00.
08-May-08
Senate
Approved motion