Campus Faculty Senates

Chesapeake Campus Faculty Senate

Bylaws

I.   Name

The name of this body shall be the Chesapeake Campus Faculty Senate of Tidewater Community College.

II. Purpose

The Campus Faculty Senate is established by the faculty of Tidewater Community College, Chesapeake Campus, to serve as the voice for the campus faculty; to exercise the authority of the faculty in campus affairs; and to function as the campus component of the College Faculty Senate. The Campus Faculty Senate recognizes that its bylaws will be in accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws of the College Faculty Senate of Tidewater Community College.

III. Eligible Electors

All Chesapeake Campus faculty members (full-time and adjunct) designated as Teaching Faculty or Professional Faculty and whose positions are currently assigned to the Chesapeake Campus and are not primarily involved in administration are eligible to elect and serve as Campus Faculty Senators.

IV. Meetings

A. Campus Faculty Senate meetings shall be held shortly before each scheduled meeting of the Tidewater Community College Faculty Senate. Meetings shall be called by the Chair of the Campus Faculty Senate or by a majority vote of the Campus Faculty Senators. The campus Provost shall be invited to a Campus Faculty Senate meeting at least once a year.

B. A majority of Campus Faculty Senators shall constitute a quorum for any meeting.  All senators are expected to attend each meeting of the Faculty Senate.  When a senator has been absent for three meetings in a year, the Chair of the Chesapeake Faculty Senate will query in writing the absent senator concerning his or her intentions.  If the senator cannot attend meetings, the Chair will declare the position vacant and fill the position by appointment in consultation with the Senate. Appointees must come from the constituency (teaching faculty, counselors, librarians) represented by the absent senator. The appointee’s term shall be the remainder of the absent senator's term. 

C. Summer meetings may be called as needed by the Campus Faculty Senate Chair.  At the first meeting of the Faculty Senate during the academic year, the chair shall inform the Senators of any action that the Faculty Senate has taken during the preceding summer.

D. All faculty are invited to attend any Campus Faculty Senate meeting as nonvoting participants.

 V.   Officers and Duties

A. The officers of the Campus Faculty Senate shall be Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary. The officers shall be elected by the Campus Senators annually at the first meeting of the Campus Senate following the election of the Senators.  The duties of the Campus Faculty Senate Chair shall be to preside at all meetings of the Campus Faculty Senate; serve on the Executive Committee of the College Faculty Senate; and prepare the agenda.

B. The Vice Chair shall perform the duties of the chair in the chair's absence and supervise elections.

C. The Secretary shall prepare and distribute copies of the agenda and minutes of each meeting to members of the Campus Faculty Senate and send the approved minutes out to all Chesapeake faculty.

D.  By the beginning of the fall semester one of the officers will be designated as the Faculty Senate representative to attend the Provost Staff meetings for the year.

 

VI.  College-wide Senate Representation

 

Three Chesapeake Campus Faculty Senators are required to attend College-wide Faculty Senate meetings as voting representatives.  Voting representatives should include at least one member from each Academic Division.  The Chair of the Campus Faculty Senate will serve as one voting representative. The other two representatives will be chosen annually by or during the April meeting. 

VII.   Election of Senators

A. All faculty (as defined in III) are eligible for election to the Campus Faculty Senate. The membership of the Campus Faculty Senate shall consist of two members from the Humanities and Social Sciences division; two members from the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics division; two members from the Business, Public Services, and Technology Division; one member from the Regional Automotive Center; one member representing Adjuncts; one librarian; and one counselor; for a total of ten members.

 

B. Elections shall be conducted by the Vice-Chair of the Campus Faculty Senate unless the Vice-Chair is running for a new term in the election, in which case, the Chair shall appoint a Senator who is not running for a new term to conduct the elections. Elections will occur in the spring semester.

C. The term of office shall be two years, beginning with the first meeting of the Fall Semester after the elections. During the spring semester in which they are elected, newly-elected Senators shall attend at least one meeting of the Campus Faculty Senate in order to become familiar with the operations of the Senate. Ideally, half of the Campus Faculty Senate will be serving the first year of their term while the other half will be serving the second year of their term.

D. One week prior to the elections, the Vice-Chair (or the Vice-Chair's designee) shall notify all faculty (as defined in III) of the upcoming election and solicit volunteers for the ballot. The Vice-Chair shall indicate on the ballot those faculty members willing to serve on the Campus Faculty Senate, and the Division membership of each candidate. The campus elections shall adhere to the timetable requested by the Chair of the College Faculty Senate.

E. Election disputes will be resolved under the direction of the Chair. In case of a dispute involving the Chair, a Senator not up for re-election shall oversee the resolution of the dispute.

VIII.   Campus Committee Assignments

The Chair of the Campus Faculty Senate may establish ad hoc committees as needed.

 IX. General Faculty Meetings

General faculty meetings may be called by the Chair of the Campus Faculty Senate, by a majority of the members of the Campus Faculty Senate, or by twenty percent of the current campus eligible electors (as defined in III).

 X.   Amendments to the Bylaws

These bylaws may be amended by a majority of ballots cast in a referendum of the entire Faculty of the Chesapeake Campus, providing the proposed amendment and the nature of the referendum are provided to the members of the Senate at least two weeks prior to the referendum. The referendum may either be by voice or by ballot.

Members
2017 - 2018 Membership

Officers:

Sean LaCroix, Chair
Division: Business, Public Services, and Technologies

David Ring, Vice Chair
Division: Humanities and Social Sciences

David Kiracofe, Secretary
Division: Humanities and Social Sciences

Stacy Deputy, (College Wide Chair)
Division: Science, Technologies, Engineering, and Mathematics

Campus Senators:

  • Estelle Bussey, Counseling
  • Vincent Gary, Adjuncts
  • Evgenia Harrison, Science, Technologies, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Jennifer Hopkins, Business, Public Services & Technologies
  • David Howell, Regional Automotive Center
  • Ruth Shumate, Library
Meetings

Date: Last Tuesday of each month
Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Chesapeake New Academic Building, Room 4202

Norfolk Campus Faculty Senate

Bylaws

Thomas W. Moss Jr. Campus Faculty Senate Bylaws

I. Name

The name of this body shall be the Thomas W. Moss Jr. Campus Faculty Senate of Tidewater Community College.

II. Purpose

The Campus Faculty Senate is established by the faculty of Tidewater Community College, Thomas W. Moss Jr. Campus, to serve as the voice for the campus faculty; to exercise the authority of the faculty in campus affairs; and to function as the campus component of the College Faculty Senate. The Campus Faculty Senate recognizes that its bylaws will be in accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws of the College Faculty Senate of Tidewater Community College.

III. Eligible Electors

All Thomas W. Moss Jr. faculty members designated as Instructional Faculty or Professional Faculty and whose positions are currently assigned to the Norfolkcampus and are not primarily involved in administration are eligible to elect and serve as Campus Faculty Senators.

IV. Meetings

A. Campus Faculty Senate meetings shall be held shortly before each scheduled meeting of the Tidewater Community College Faculty Senate. Meetings shall be called by the Chair of the Campus Faculty Senate or by a majority vote of the Campus Faculty Senators. The campus Provost shall be invited to a Campus Faculty Senate meeting at least once a year.

B. A majority of Campus Faculty Senators shall constitute a quorum for any meeting. If a senator expects to be absent, said senator will find an alternate for the meeting. All senators are expected to attend each meeting of the Faculty Senate. When a senator has been unaccountably absent for a series of meetings, the Chair of the Norfolk Faculty Senate will query in writing the absent senator concerning his or her intentions. If the senator cannot attend meetings and does not find an alternate, the Chair will declare the position vacant and fill the position by election from the campus faculty at large for the remaining part of the senator’s term. Candidates to fill the empty seat will come from the constituency (full-time or adjunct) that the former senator represented.

C. Summer meetings may be called as needed by the Campus Faculty Senate Chair. At the first meeting of the Faculty Senate during the academic year, the chair shall inform the Senators of any action that the Faculty Senate has taken during the preceding summer.

D. All faculty are invited to attend any Campus Faculty Senate meeting as observers.

V. Officers and Duties

A. The officers of the Campus Faculty Senate shall be chair, vice chair, and secretary. The officers shall be elected by the Campus Senators annually at the first meeting of the Campus Senate following the election of the Senators. The duties of the Campus Faculty Senate Chair shall be to preside at all meetings of the Campus Faculty Senate; serve on the Executive Committee of the College Faculty Senate; prepare the agenda; and attend the Provost Staff meetings.

B. The Vice Chair shall perform the duties of the chair in the chair’s absence and supervise elections.

C. The Secretary shall prepare and distribute copies of the agenda and minutes of each meeting to members of the Campus Faculty Senate and send the approved minutes out to all Norfolk faculty.

VI. Election of Senators

A. All faculty (as defined in III) are eligible for election to the Campus Faculty Senate. The membership of the Campus Faculty Senate shall consist of five full time faculty members and four adjunct faculty members. At least one of the five full time faculty members shall be professional faculty.

B. Elections shall be conducted by the Vice-Chair of the Campus Faculty Senate unless the Vice-Chair is running for a new term in the election, in which case, the Chair shall appoint a senator who is not running for a new term to conduct the elections.

C. The term of office shall be two years, beginning with the first meeting after the elections. Ideally, half of the Campus Faculty Senate will be serving the first year of their term while the other half will be serving the second year of their term.

D. One week prior to the elections, the Vice-Chair (or the Vice-Chair’s designee) shall notify all faculty (as defined in III) of the upcoming election and solicit volunteers for the ballot. The Chair shall indicate on the ballot those faculty members willing to serve on the Campus Faculty Senate. The campus elections shall adhere to the timetable requested by the Chair of the College Faculty Senate.

E. Election disputes will be resolved under the direction of the Chair.

VII. Campus Committee Assignments

The Chair of the Campus Faculty Senate may establish ad hoc committees as needed.

VIII. General Faculty Meetings

General faculty meetings may be called by the Chair of the Campus Faculty Senate, by a majority of the members of the Campus Faculty Senate, or by twenty percent of the current campus eligible electors (as defined in III).

IX. Amendments to the Bylaws

These bylaws may be amended by a majority of members in a referendum of the entire membership of the Faculty Senate, providing the proposed amendment and the nature of the referendum are provided to the members of the Senate at least two weeks prior to the referendum. The referendum may either be by voice of by ballot.

Members

Officers:

Judy Gill, Chair
Division: Languages, Mathematics & Science

Jim Holden, Vice Chair
Division: Languages, Mathematics & Science

Thomas Ellis, Secretary
Division: Languages, Mathematics & Sciences

Campus Senators:

  • Phyllis Gowdy, Language, Mathematics & Science
  • Helena Krohn, Adjunct Representative
  • Donald McGuire, Business, Social Science & Public Services
  • Sonya Fitchett, Professional Faculty
  • Bill Reid, Alternate Languages, Mathematics & Science Division
Meetings

Date: 4th Tuesday of the month
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: Faculty & Staff Lounge on the 6th Floor of the Martin Building - Room 2608

Moss Scholars Program
Thomas Moss Scholars Award

Each year the Norfolk Faculty awards the Thomas Moss Scholars Award. The award recognizes Norfolk Campus students who have performed above and beyond expectations in both the classroom and in their service to the school and school community. In order to identify these students we ask that each department (or discipline) nominate an outstanding student. One of these nominated students will be named the Thomas Moss Scholar and will receive a cash award.

Below are the eligibility criteria:

  • Be a full-time TCC (minimum 12 credit hours per semester) in Fall and Spring semesters
  • Have the Norfolk Campus as the students “home-base”
  • Enrolled in a degree, diploma or certificate program
  • Have completed 24 curricular (non-developmental) credits at TCC
  • Have a GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Not be a full-time TCC employee


Completed nomination packets must be submitted by March 30 to the Norfolk Faculty Senate Chair. A completed nomination packet contains:

  • A personal essay from the student explaining why they are a good candidate for this award. At a minimum, the essay should outline their academic and career goals, the student’s service to the college and college community.
  • Two nomination letters from faculty. One letter should include which department or discipline is nominating this student.
  • An unofficial copy of the students transcript

 

Timeline
  1. The Norfolk Faculty Senate will announce in the fall (first part of November) to all the Norfolk Faculty.
  2. A call for nominations will take place in the spring (early February) with a nomination due date of March 30.
  3. The completed nomination package will be sent to the Norfolk Faculty Senate Chair by March 30.
  4. The Norfolk Faculty Senate Chair will form a subcommittee that will meet by April 15 to determine the scholar and notify all finalists.
  5. Lunch for scholars will be held before the end of the spring semester.
  6. The Moss Scholars will be recognized at the Above and Beyond Award Ceremony.

Portsmouth Campus Faculty Senate

Members

Officers:

Thomas Siegmund, Chair Division: Visual Arts Center

Lorenz Drake , Vice Chair Division: Business, Public Services and Technologies

Nancy Prather-Johnson, Secretary Division: Business, Public Services and Technologies

Campus Senators:

  • Dianne Davis-Wagner, Languages, Mathematics and Sciences
  • Katina Harris-Carter, Languages, Mathematics and Sciences
  • Shana L. Haines, Languages, Mathematics and Sciences
  • Emily Wilson, Languages, Mathematics and Sciences
  • Bob Noyes, Counseling
  • Harlan Krepcik, Business, Public Services and Technologies
  • Rita Bouchard, Nursing
  • Ruth Shumate, Library
Minutes
2017 - 2018

 

2016 - 2017

Virginia Beach Campus Senate

Members

Officers:

Maureen Cahill, Chair 
Division: Humanities

John Krenzke, Vice Chair
Division: Social Sciences & Public Services

Wayne Grimsley, Secretary
Division: Social Sciences & Public Services

Campus Senators:

  • Angela Bell, Health Professions
  • Kathy Buhrer, Natural Sciences
  • Scott Wade, Social Sciences and Public Services
  • Susan Dozier, Information Technology & Business Adjunct
  • Diana Branton, Engineering, Mathematics & Industrial Technologies
  • Mark Greer, Natural Sciences
  • Tom Hilton, Humanities
  • A. Garrison Libby, Library
  • Ellyn Hodges, Health Professions
  • Robert "Bob" Maynard, Engineering, Mathematics & Industrial Technologies
  • Robyn Browder, Humanities
  • Gary Noah, Information Technology & Business
  • Cary Paulk, Adjunct
  • Alison Harwell, Counseling
  • Vacant, Adjunct